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Local Daughters of the American Revolution inducts officers

WESTFIELD — The regular meeting of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held at the McClurg Mansion in Westfield on Nov. 3. The meeting was called to order by Regent Brenda Johnson, and the Opening Ritual was conducted by ...

LVA book sale starts today

Literacy Volunteers will be holding a book sale today through Saturday 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 50 cents, hard covers $1 and children’s books are 25 cents. There are some ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club learns about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo

The Fredonia Shakespeare Club met for its fourth regular meeting of the 2016-2017 year at the home of Nicki  Schoenl. President Judi Lutz Woods presided, with 14 members present and welcomed club members to the 131st year of the club. The topic for the year is “Women Artists, Authors, ...

Girl Scouts of Western New York joins the global #GivingTuesday movement

Girl Scouts of Western New York has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on Nov. 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually ...

Valley Historical Society hears from Pomfret historian

CASSADAGA — Todd Langworthy, who has served as the historian for the town of Pomfret since 2005, was the guest speaker at the Valley Historical Society meeting held in the Cassadaga American Legion hall. President Larry Barmore welcomed all to the meeting. Langworthy spoke on two subjects. ...

Hospice features local author at book signing

Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care will hold a book signing to recognize local author Loren Mayshark. Mayshark’s new book, “Death: An Exploration,” brings together unique viewpoints on “life’s most feared mystery.” The book signing will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m. at ...

CMHS/DHS Classes of 1968 planning for 50th reunion starting

An initial planning meeting for the combined Cardinal Mindszenty and Dunkirk High School Classes of 1968 50th Reunion will be held at Rookie’s Sports Bar, 405 Lake Shore Drive, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. Classmates who are interested in participating are invited to attend.

Beginners’ pickleball class begins Tuesday

Beginning Tuesday from 6:30 until 9 p.m. there will be a beginner’s pickleball class solely for individuals who would like to play at a slower pace. This class, sponsored by Northern Chautauqua pickleball, will take place indoors at the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua, 296 E. Lake ...

Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 conducts October meeting, sets upcoming events

The meeting of Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 was called to order by President Audrey Miga on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. Chaplain Lucinda Simpson read the opening prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Auxiliary Constitution was led by Miga. Secretary Jean Sutton took roll call with 12 in ...

Forestville Legion flag retirement

On Sept. 11, the members of the J. Carter Knapp American Legion post in Forestville, the Silver Creek Girl Scout Troop and the Silver Creek Boy Scout Troop participated in a flag retirement ceremony. The flags that were placed upon veterans’ graves on Memorial Day were collected shortly after ...

Appreciation for bravery, service

Many of us recall the words of John Fitzgerald Kennedy: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” Especially on Veterans Day ... we pay tribute to our American veterans and to all of our current armed ...

Lake Shore students to attend All-State Festival

Submitted Photo ANGOLA — Eight students from Lake Shore Middle and High School Choruses have been chosen to participate in this year’s New York School Music Association Zone 1 Area All-State Festival the weekend of Nov. 4-5. These students have been chosen based on their high level of ...

Scouts make a difference

Submitted Photo Make A Difference Day was conducted in Cassadaga by the American Legion Auxiliary with the able help of Boy Scout T219 and Cub Scout P219 by collecting nonperishable food items and monetary donations in the community. This year collection points were set up at the Cassadaga ...

The Auxiliary of the John T. Murray Post 1017 sets agenda

The Auxiliary of the John T. Murray Post 1017 recently met at the Post. The Auxiliary will be going up to the Buffalo VA hospital with the Silver Creek Post. Members will take up baby afghans, lap afghans, puzzles, envelopes with stamps, writing paper and crossword books. Betty Tallchief ...

Fundraiser Saturday for Brocton woman

BROCTON — Melanie Graves is a lifelong resident of the small, close-knit community, of Brocton. She has always reached out a helping hand to those in our area who needed assistance. Even in her past career in human services she has assisted others and always did it with her whole ...

Veterans recognized at Fredonia with events beginning Saturday

The 9th Veterans Remembrance Ceremony, to be held in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room at the State University of New York at Fredonia on Friday, Nov. 11 at 3:30 p.m., will highlight a week of events recognizing Fredonia’s veterans. The remembrance ceremony is held annually to honor ...

Arts and Business Luncheon Series continues today

The Fredonia Technology Incubator continues its Arts and Business Luncheon Series with guest speaker Yvonne Grenkowicz, a well-known animator from New York City. Students and community members who have an interest in animation are encouraged to attend the event. The luncheon is slated for ...