Community News

Nicaraguan Appeal 2016 sends help to mission

The Dunkirk-Fredonia Center for Peace and Justice conducted its annual appeal for humanitarian items for the poverty-stricken residents of the Central American country of Nicaragua. The collection took place during the month of July. The program was handled in conjunction with Ann Marie Zon, a ...

Valley Historical Society museum open house last two Sundays in August

SINCLAIRVILLE - The Valley Historical Society museum at Main and Lester streets in Sinclairville will be open on Sunday, Aug. 21 and Sunday, Aug. 28 from 2 to 5 p.m.The museum building that was constructed in 1845 is the oldest remaining commercial brick building in Chautauqua County. The ...

Literacy Volunteers holding book sale Aug. 25-27

Literacy Volunteers will be holding a book sale Aug. 25, 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 21 East Bookstore, 21 E. Second St., Dunkirk. Patrons are asked to use the Washington Avenue entrance. Paperbacks are fifty cents, hard covers $1 and children's books are twenty-five cents. There are ...

Uke-newbie Jam set for Monday

"Uke-newbie Jam" will be held at the Darwin Barker Library in Fredonia on Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.It is intended for beginner ukulele players and for those who would like to work on the basics. Participants will focus on some basic chords (F, C, G7, G, Am) and strumming. This is typically a ...

Cassadaga Lakes Association will host Labor Day weekend events

CASSADAGA - The Cassadaga Lakes Association is conducting the 18th annual Ducky Derby, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 3 after the village of Cassadaga's Labor Day parade at approximately 5 p.m.The Derby will commence at the outlet located on Mill Street and Maple Avenue in the heart of the ...

Audubon Nature Center’s Butterfly Festival is an event not to be missed

JAMESTOWN - What-ever your interest - watching beautiful butterflies on wildflowers, having your picture taken as a giant butterfly or caterpillar, great crafts for the kids, yummy taste treats, and so much more - there will be something for you at the Audubon Nature Center's Monarch Butterfly ...

Group drumming up donations for charity

Submitted PhotoThe Rubbermade Brigade is reintroducing itself. "We is old, so we get towed," is their motto. It may be all in fun, but they are serious about their goal. The proceeds collected from their parades goes to Roswell Park Institute, Juvenile Diabetes and Lakeshore Humane Society. The ...

Healthy Bones exercise programs coming to community

Healthy Bones, also known as Tufts University "Strong Women Program," is an exercise program specifically designed to help older adults maintain and improve bone strength and prevent fractures which could be due to underlying osteoporosis and osteopenia.The focus is on building strength and ...

Educational seminars provide information on help for aging persons

JAMESTOWN - As people age, care in the home becomes an issue that all must face for themselves and their loved ones. These services are often costly and resources are limited. Many individuals, especially those over the age of 65 or disabled, do not qualify for Medicaid due to excess income or ...

Community Calendar

FRIDAY, AUG. 19Grape Belt Seniors Aerobics and Weights with Catherine, 9 a.m., Masonic Lodge, East Main Street, Fredonia. Coffee and conversation follows at 10 a.m. New members are always welcome.Exercise with Tiffany, 9 to 10 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court. Cost is $1 per ...

Collins Public Library sets late summer programs

COLLINS - The Collins Public Library, 2341 Main St., Collins, has announced a number of late August programs.On Monday, Aug. 22, the library is hosting the Teddy Bear Olympic at 6 pm. Grab a favorite Teddy Bear or other stuffed animal and join in Olympic-inspired games and crafts. The program ...

Leon holding town picnic and celebration Saturday

LEON - On Saturday, the town of Leon will have a picnic and celebration at the Leon Fire Hall.From noon to 3 p.m., enjoy food and bring a dish to pass. The event features "Pennyroyal Race Track - 70 Years Ago." There will also be a ticket auction and bounce house. From 3 to 6 p.m., watch fire ...

Lakeshore Humane Society holding 12th annual Giant Yard Sale

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold its 12th annual Giant Yard Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Floral Hall at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, Central Avenue in Dunkirk. Hot dogs and drinks will be sold both days from noon to 3 p.m. There will ...

Chautauqua County Genealogical Society picnic today in Westfield

WESTFIELD - The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society will host a potluck picnic, open to the public free of charge, Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 4 p.m. to dusk, at Ottoway Park, 8000 N.Y. Route 5 East, Westfield. Bring a dish to pass and personal table service. There is a pavilion, electric and ...

Quilter’s Guild meeting on Thursday

WESTFIELD - The next meeting of the Westfield Quilters' Guild will be Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Lakeshore Assembly of God Church, 252 E. Main St., Westfield.Jan Shoup, owner of Quilters' Haven Quilt Shop, 167 W, Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, will be speaking on creative ways to use fabric panels, ...

Friday Night movie at Welch Field set

WESTFIELD - Every-one is welcome to bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the Westfield Recreation Department's "Friday Night Movie" at Welch Field on Union Street this coming Friday.The evening features pre-show entertainment by the Centerstage Dance Studio starting at 7 p.m. There will be a ...

Murray Hose Co. No. 4 Stag Picnic set for Friday

Murray Hose Co. No. 4 will hold its annual stag picnic on Friday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Dunkirk Exempts Club, 203 Central Ave. in the back picnic shelter. The event is for members only. There is free admission.

Dunkirk High School Class of 1971 celebrates 45th reunion

The Dunkirk High School Class of 1971 recently celebrated its 45th reunion with a fun-filled weekend.On Friday, July 15, the highlight of the reunion was the reorganization of the band "The Raque," a great band that played all our favorites from our high school days.A special thanks to Les ...