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Barmore guest on City Speaks Chautauqua County Clerk Larry Barmore is this week’s guest on City Speaks. Barmore will be providing an update on the services of the county’s Departments of Motor Vehicles. Watch City Speaks daily on Dunkirk Access, Spectrum 1301 at 3 and 10 p.m. or anytime ...

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Church changes streaming of service to YouTube SILVER CREEK — First United Presbyterian Church of Silver Creek is no longer live streaming on Facebook, but is now streaming its Sunday service at 10 a.m. on YouTube at the following link: ...

Meals on Wheels volunteers needed in Cattaraugus County

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is in immediate need of volunteers at several of our Senior Wellness and Nutrition sites. The agency notes if volunteers cannot be found, the program may have to reduce the number of days meal ...

Biliteracy program makes strides in Westfield

WESTFIELD — In the 2019-20 school year, Westfield Academy and Central School began offering the New York state Seal of Biliteracy to eligible students. This seal is formal recognition of students who have studied and attained a high level of proficiency in two or more languages (English plus ...

CLA to have fully staffed Boat Stewart Program

The Chautauqua Lake Association will have a fully-staffed Boat Steward Program this summer. Funded through a state grant, the steward program should be fully staffed soon to educate boaters and prevent the spread of unwanted aquatic invasive species throughout New York state. There are ...

CIAO cancels summer picnic

The CIAO annual meeting and picnic scheduled for Aug. 8 at Russell Joy Park is canceled this year. It was the consensus of all but a few members to cancel the picnic, though organizers will be refunded their rental rental money so there is no financial loss. The board, before COVID, was ...

Benjamin Prescott Chapter NSDAR holds June meeting

The Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met recently via Zoom with 11 members present. Regent Brenda Johnson opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Treasurer Bonnie Larkin then recited a prayer for times of ...

Additional Dunkirk High School graduation plans announced

Due to the constraints in place by executive orders from the governor of New York and county Health Department, Dunkirk High School is not able to hold a traditional graduation ceremony at SUNY Fredonia. The ceremony will be held instead at Dunkirk High School on Saturday on Karl Hoeppner ...

Barker Common construction set to begin

The historic Barker Common is about to receive a makeover. The village of Fredonia has secured funding from the New York State offices of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation as well as Empire State Development in order to help redevelop the park and provide improvements for generations ...

Access Chautauqua releases programming schedule

Chautauqua Sunrise, hosted by Doc Hamels, will have guest Ken Hardley, Rolling Hills Radio Hour in Retrospect. The program is aired and streamed on Facebook live at 9 a.m. Saturday and repeats at 2 and 8 p.m. The Chautauqua Lecture Series features Julie A. Washington, professor and chair ...

Dunkirk Pre-K

Dunkirk City School district recently wrapped up its Pre-K programming. This was the first year the district took part in full day implementation. Grant funding allowed for the program to distribute materials while distance learning took place over these past few months. The School # 7 ...

State departments take new actions to protect pollinators

The state departments of Agriculture and Markets and Environmental Conservation are taking new actions to benefit and protect New York’s pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The Agriculture and Markets Department issued new guidelines to help businesses create ...

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Free sanitizer, mask giveaways set The Chautauqua County Office for Aging Services will be holding two free mask and sanitizer give-aways for area seniors. The distribution events will be held this Friday and on Friday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to noon both days at Office for Aging Services’ ...

Collection drive to benefit FeedMore WNY

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Masons of the Chautauqua District will be hosting a drive-up, contact-free food and funds drive at Forest Lodge 166, 321 E Main St in Fredonia. The collection will be to benefit FeedMore WNY. FeedMore WNY is the combined forces of The Food Bank of ...

Summer Music Festival to be offered online

FREDONIA —The annual Summer Music Festival will be offered online at the State University at Fredonia, and middle and high school band students can attend sessions during the July 1 and 2 event at no cost. “We’re bringing together some of our best and brightest alumni who have created ...

‘Bingo’ moves to the Fireside

Week four of “Parking Lot Bingo” from the Fredonia Community Chamber of Commerce is headed to the Fireside Restaurant parking lot. This is part of the FCCC’s continuing effort to support businesses affected by the shutdowns and restrictions brought on by the pandemic. The chamber will ...

Festival Italia to be virtual on Saturday

Festival Italia will be virtual on Saturday. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many to adapt accordingly to keep businesses and events relevant throughout 2020. The Festivals Fredonia organization is no different and is hosting this year’s Festival Italia in a virtual, online manner. Even ...

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Brocton/Portland Democratic Committee is seeking candidates BROCTON — The Brocton/Portland Democratic Committee is seeking interested residents to run in the November 2020 general election for two Brocton Village Trustee positions with four-year terms and a Brocton mayoral candidate to ...

Monetary and baby item collection drive being held for Community Baby Shower

Through July 15, the United Ways of Southern and Northern Chautauqua County, in conjunction with the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, are hosting a monetary and baby item collection drive for the Community Baby Shower. Items collected ...