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Art Start Class schedules for winter

Art Start will resume the week of Jan. 9 at the Fredonia First United Methodist Church. Sessions will run for 6 weeks. Mondays Mornings: Beginning watercolor with Ronnie Lafferty, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., class limit 15, 6 weeks Afternoons: Card making with Kathy Rich, 1:30 to 3:30 ...

Lake Erie Bird Club to meet

The Lake Erie Bird Club will meet Monday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. at BOCES, Fredonia-Stockton Road, Fredonia. Dr. Twan Leenders, Roger Tory Peterson Institute President, will present the evening program. He will provide information on the RTPI’s international efforts involving tropical bird banding ...

‘Now hear this’ at Rotary

Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville Foundation Chair Jim Wakeman (left) gave a program about hearing loss and the club's new FM audio amplification system to those present at the group's Nov. 29 meeting. Shown holding some of the devices are Wakeman (left) and Rotarian Sue Hammond (right), ...

Forestville Order of the Eastern Star 247 installs officers

Forestville Order of the Eastern Star 247 installed officers on Nov. 15. Front row from left: Greg Heiden, color bearer; Mary Prue, matron; John Olszewski, patron; Peg Heiden, secretary; Lois Bentzoni, ruth. Back row: Lynne Schmitt, musician; Martha Woolley, chaplain; Linda Blodgett, associate ...

St. Mary’s High School announces honor students

St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster recently announced the students who have achieved first and second honors roll for the first quarter of the 2016-2017 school year.  Local students include: Senior First Honors: Sarah Cole from Perrysburg Freshman Second Honors: Riley Malicki from Derby

Fredonia Chancel Choir to perform ‘The Christmas Promise’ on Sunday

Fredonia First United Methodist Church invites the community to join them for “The Christmas Promise” by Lloyd Larson, a Christmas Cantata, on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. FFUMC’s own Chancel Choir will perform many treasured Christmas carols with special appearances by ...

Chautauqua District Eastern Star homecoming, reception held Dec. 4

FORESTVILLE — The Chautauqua District Eastern Star Homecoming and Reception celebrations were held on Dec. 4 at Forestville Chapter 247 beginning at 2 p.m. with Francelia Skoglund of Mt. Sinai serving as Matron and Pete Petersen of Forestville serving as Patron; welcoming all ...

Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count this weekend

JAMESTOWN — It’s that time of year again! Fill the bird feeders. See who shows up. Some will be feathered friends  – some may be bird watchers with binoculars. This year marks the 117th Annual Christmas Bird Count held by National Audubon Society. Saturday, Dec. 17, in Warren and ...

RTPI’s forest pest citizen scientist training set for tonight

JAMESTOWN — Throughout the months of January and February, representatives from the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Jamestown Community College  and Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy will collaboratively survey a number of sites within the area for the presence of an invasive forest pest, the ...

Annual Barn Mass to be held in Forestville

FORESTVILLE — The Annual Christmas Barn Mass will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. in the barn of John and Aimee  Rogers’ family farm, 10237 Bradigan Road, Forestville. This event is through the Roman Catholic Faith Community of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which is comprised of St. ...

Sinclairville Free Library Holiday Open House today

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Free Library Board of Trustees invites the public to the library’s Holiday Open House to be held today, Dec. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. Representatives from the local Girl Scouts Daisy and Brownie Troops 20255 and Junior Troop 24004 have decorated the ...

Fredonia High School Rotary Students of the Month for November

HANNAH CYBART Hannah Cybart is the daughter of Joel and Traci Cybart and is currently a senior at Fredonia High School.  She is ranked within the top five percent of her class.  Hannah has challenged herself academically throughout high school and as a result has been involved in ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club discusses “Mary Wollstonecraft”

The Fredonia Shakespeare Club met for its seventh regular meeting of the 2016-2017 year at the home of Mary Jane Covley Walker. President Judi Lutz Woods presided with 15 members present. President Woods welcomed the club members to the 131st year of the club. The topic for the year is ...

Exempts donate to Christmas Basket Project

The Dunkirk Exempts has made a $1000 donation to the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Christmas Basket Project. This project has been going on for over 30 years and has served over hundreds of families. Taking part in the picture is the founder of the Christmas project, Sam Mancuso; youth helper Dylan ...

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Christmas Basket Project finalizes preparations

With Christmas fast approaching, organizers of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Christmas Basket Project have been preparing for the project taking place the weekend of Dec. 16-18. Each year, the project provides food and gifts to up to 150 needy families from the area. The Christmas Basket Project ...

Seeking Christmas light displays

The Lifestyles Department of the OBSERVER is making its list and checking it twice for noteworthy jolly holiday homes in Northern Chautauqua County. If you see any festive homes decorated for the season, call the OBSERVER’s Lifestyles Department at 366-3000 ext. 488 or e-mail ...

Seeking Christmas light displays

The Lifestyles Department of the OBSERVER is making its list and checking it twice for noteworthy jolly holiday homes in Northern Chautauqua County. If you see any festive homes decorated for the season, call the OBSERVER’s Lifestyles Department at 366-3000 ext. 488 or e-mail ...