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Community News

MAST planning webinar for business relief

The newly-approved congressional COVID-19 relief package includes significant economic stimulus programs that could impact business owners and their employees across the Southern Tier. The Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier is currently working with the Small Business Development ...

Rails to Trails Christmas Eve event set

WESTFIELD — Chautauqua Rails to Trails will commemorate the Christmas Eve 1872 train crash that killed 21 people at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Prospect Station trailhead at the intersection of Prospect Station, Fish and Barnes roads. The address is 6830 Barnes Road, Westfield. Jim Fincher, ...

Winter Solstice bonfire at Audubon Monday

JAMESTOWN — The longest night of the year gives way to increasing light on the winter solstice. Celebrate a return to light and new beginnings on Monday, Dec. 21, at the Audubon Community Nature Center’s Winter Solstice Bonfire from 4:30 to 6 p.m. or 6 to 7:30 p.m., and drop in anytime ...

Iraq War veteran gives thanks to SUNY Fredonia students for service dog

Matt Wronski, a Marine Corps veteran and Fredonia High School graduate, has “Judge” by his side to help heal the battle scars from his five tours in Iraq, thanks to the Veterans Club at the State University at Fredonia and WNYHeroes, a non-profit that supports veterans and their ...

Students support community literacy efforts through art sale

State University at Fredonia students in the Department of Visual Arts and New Media were singled out for recognition by the Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County for their special donation to the organization. In November, the students held a sale of their artwork and donated a percentage ...

Audubon presents Family Elk Program with virtual presentations

The Audubon Community Nature Center has made frequent field trips to the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette, Pa. On Friday, Dec. 4, the Keystone Elk Country Alliance is bringing Pennsylvania’s elk to Audubon through virtual presentations from 3 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Those ...

The Relief Zone to host tree-lighting ceremony

FREWSBURG—The Relief Zone Youth Center will host its annual Memorial Tree Event to honor the community’s loved ones on today at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free holiday event with refreshments to-go. The winner of our Fall Raffle will also be drawn at the event. To ...

Decorations on a celebration

On Saturday, the Christmas tree at Chang-Hu Park in Gowanda was decorated in advance of the Christmas In Gowanda Celebration. This year, Christmas In Gowanda will be virtual on Facebook Live at 6 p.m. Saturday. Details at https://gowandachamber.com/uncategorized/christmas-in-gowanda-2020/. The ...

Holy Trinity Catholic Church announces scholarship award winners

Recipients of the 2020 Holy Trinity Parish Scholarship Award will begin giving witness talks this weekend at the Sunday 8:30 a.m. Mass, which is also broadcast live on WDOE. One student will speak each week of Advent, beginning November 29th and continuing through December 20th. Jane Fortna, ...

Community notebook

Holiday trash pickup in the city Dunkirk City Hall will be closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving. As per the 2020 Curbside Collection Schedule, rubbish in the Thursday collection zone (District A) will be picked up on Friday. Rubbish in the Friday collection zone (District D) will be picked ...

Westfield Charity Ball canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

WESTFIELD — The Union Relief Association, which has helped those in need in Westfield since 1880, has decided to cancel its annual Charity Ball in December due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which would have celebrated its 99th anniversary this year, provides Union Relief with ...

Women of the Moose participate in pillow project

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Westfield Women of the Moose Chapter 517 held a basket giveaway in support of the nonprofit Pink Pillow Project. Comfort pillows are provided to women who have undergone surgery. Thanks to the generosity of the community, $3,000 was raised for this ...

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Empty Bowls set for Saturday The 28th annual Empty Bowls event is taking place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the corner of the east parking lot on Main Street in Fredonia. This project, which raises money to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York, has been a long running staple of the ...

E2CCB Adult Education students earn diplomas

Many will remember COVID-19 and the difficulties associated with the pandemic, but for several adult education students 2020 will be the year they were able to finally say “they did it!” Recently, nine students who were enrolled in the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES High School ...

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NCCC Auxiliary holds election meeting tonight The Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club Ladies Auxiliary will hold an election meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the club room on Mullet Street in Dunkirk. Those attending are asked to wear face masks. Williams Street closed today in ...

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Persia to talk Christmas fest PERSIA — The town of Persia will be having a workshop to discuss the town’s participation in the annual Christmas in Gowanda festivities on Dec. 5. The meeting will be from 6 to 7 p.m. before our regularly scheduled town board meeting. Fredonia announces ...

Toastmaster Club brings laughs, learning

Rosemarie Eskes introduced her humorous speaking skills at the Concord Toastmaster Club Wednesday, Oct. 28. Eskes is in the first stage of preparation of Toastmaster District 65 Humorous Speech Contest. Ned Lindstrom give Eskes multiple ideas for improvement along with complimented her on ...

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Soil, Water Board meets Nov. 18 The Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at a location to be determined. Those interested in attending are asked to call 664-2351 at ext. 102 to provide contact information. The ...

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AARP cancels driving classes AARP has extended the cancellation of all in-person driver safety classes nationwide until March 1. Those who need to renew their car insurance discount should go to aarpdriversafety.org for an online course. The 25% off discount using promo code ...

Feeding Fredonia Challenge

Submitted Photo The Feeding Fredonia Challenge has restocked the shelves of the Fredonia Food Pantry. Generous donations from individuals, families, churches and businesses have been pouring into the pantry at Fredonia Presbyterian Church. More than 2,000 pounds of food have been collected ...