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Community News

Virtual training for pesticide use set

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program will offer a virtual training opportunity for agricultural producers to learn more about pesticide use on their farm. The training will take place Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 9 to 10:50 a.m. with a ...

Tractor Supply Company holding sixth annual FFA fundraiser

Tractor Supply Company is holding its sixth annual FFA T-shirt fundraiser in stores nationwide and online. Through Oct. 31, Tractor Supply customers can purchase a limited-edition T-shirt, designed around FFA’s commitment to supporting the future of agriculture. Campaign proceeds will be ...

Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary Unit 1280 holds meeting

CASSADAGA — Tuesday, July 13 the Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary Unit 1280 held their “dish-to-share” picnic and regular monthly meeting at the Legion Post, with 11 senior members at the meeting, 5 officers were present. Again, guidelines were followed according to the governor’s protocol; ...

Rails to Trails board to meet

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua Rails to Trails board will hold its annual meeting on Monday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at Mayville Park. The event will be held at the large outdoor pavilion between the tennis courts and the lake. Interested guests are welcome. Board meetings are held the first ...

Rural Ministry shops depend on area’s generosity

The Rural Ministry Garment Gallery has been a popular thrift store in Dunkirk for over 25 years and called “Dunkirk’s Best Kept Secret.” Customers have enjoyed purchasing clothing, household items and furnishings at very reasonable prices, largely due to the generosity of community ...

Foundation welcomes board member

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation welcomed Christine G. Adams to its board of directors recently. A cum laude graduate of Gannon University, Adams earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree, majoring in accounting with a minor in finance. Adams, who lives in Portland, ...

Westfield resident elected as Trustee of State Volunteer Firemen’s Home

Marsha Holland, a Chautauqua County volunteer firefighter, has been elected to the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) Firemen’s Home board. The Fireman’s Home is a specialized residential healthcare facility for retired volunteer firefighters in Hudson. A 20-year ...

Local artist shares work in progress with Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club

What do crows, clay and creativity have in common? They are part of the Birds in the Foyer original piece being made by Audrey Kay Dowling, artist and owner of Portage Hill Art Gallery in Westfield. Dowling shared a glimpse of her ceramic tile creation and its inspiration during the Aug. 11 ...

Community notebook

Dunkirk Senior Center lists coming events Upcoming events have been announced by the Dunkirk Senior Center. Tai Chi will start Tuesday and will meet at 3 p.m. for advanced members and 3:30 p.m. for beginners every Tuesday and Thursday at the Dunkirk Senior Center. Pinochle will start Monday ...

The Resource Center receives $26,000 grant

The Resource Center has been awarded $26,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support TRC’s guardianship and recreation programs. NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts and pooled trusts that improve the lives of people with ...

Area students complete CNA Certification despite pandemic

ASHVILLE — When NY on PAUSE went into effect, dozens of E2CCB Health Careers students relying on the certified nursing assistant certification exam to advance their careers in the field were left wondering what would become of their opportunity. For many students enrolled in Career and ...

Community donations sought for WCA Home sale

The Friends of the WCA Home are looking to the community for donations of gently-used men and women’s clothing, purses, jewelry, and small trinkets. Please drop off donations at the WCA Home, 134 Temple Street, Fredonia. Please ring bell on front door and wait for a staff member to assist. ...

New York’s absentee ballot portal is now open

New York’s absentee ballot portal, where voters can directly request an absentee ballot for the upcoming Nov. 3 election, is now open. Gov. Andrew Cuomo acted by executive order to allow any voter concerned about risk or exposure to COVID during the ongoing pandemic to request an absentee ...

Community notebook

Genealogical Society announces upcoming meetings The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society has changed the meeting venue due to COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing requirements. It will not be meeting in Fredonia. The Tuesday meeting will be at the Cassadaga American Legion Post ...

20th annual Food Bank Run to be held Saturday

The 20th annual Food Bank Run and 20th annual Food Bank Cruise-In is happening Saturday and will mark the date for Western New York’s longest running event that benefits the Food Bank of WNY. The day features a motorcycle parade and car cruise-in along with food, beverages, prizes, raffles, ...

Community notebook

Operation Back the Blue gift basket drive planned Local community and law enforcement supporters are coming together to show support to local police departments. A gift basket drive hosted by Patty Valentine is looking for support by helping to fill 400 gift bags that will be delivered to all ...

JCC faculty members receive promotions

Several Jamestown Community College faculty members have been promoted, effective with the start of the 2020-21 academic year. Promoted to the rank of full professor were Catherine Iannello and Frank Corapi. Prior to joining JCC’s faculty in 2003, Iannello served two years in the U.S. ...

Bright Spots aims to recognize ‘Hometown Heroes’

JAMESTOWN — HOPE Chautauqua Bright Spots Committee is recognizing the ‘Hometown Heroes’ in our community that have been working their hardest during this pandemic. The last several months have been filled with change and uncertainty, but it is important that the community comes ...