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Feeding Fredonia begins

Submitted Photo The first bag of food donated to the Feeding Fredonia Challenge has been weighed. The food drive, endorsed unanimously by the Fredonia Village Board, started Monday, Oct. 12, and runs through Friday, Oct. 23. Donations are being collected by various organizations and ...

County reports 19 new COVID cases

The Chautauqua County Department of Health on Thursday reported 19 new cases of COVID-19. The cases include: six in Jamestown, five in Dunkirk, one in Forestville, two in Fredonia, one in Falconer, one in Frewsburg, two in Lakewood and one in Ripley. The county Health Department said there ...

Senior news

Upcoming events listed for city Senior Center Dunkirk Senior Center is offering a thanks to all who participated in the flea market last week. Remember if you have a birthday in October, please sign up by Friday, Oct. 23. You may bring a guest. The luncheon is on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at ...

Foliage walk set for Sunday in Ashville

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy will be holding a leisurely, guided fall foliage walk at its beautiful David & Margaret Naetzker Preserve in Ashville on Sunday, Oct. 18 starting at 1 p.m. The number of participants is limited, so reservations are required for this walk. Reservations ...

Harvest Moon Virtual Cemetery Tour planned

Festivals Fredonia has announced its Harvest Moon Virtual Cemetery Tour. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the group is unable to offer its traditional horse-and-trolley tours. In collaboration with the special collections and archives division of Daniel A. Reed Library at SUNY Fredonia, the ...

Child support non-payment bill introduced

Family Court judges could lose the ability to sentence a non-custodial parent to jail time for missing child support payments. Legislation (A.11038) has been introduced in the state Assembly, sponsored by Assemblyman Harvey Epstein, D-New York City, to amend the state Family Court Act to ...

Rails To Trails to hold reopening ceremony

The Chautauqua Rails to Trails board of directors announced that a reopening ceremony of the Nadine and Paul Webb Trail in Mayville will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Webb Trailhead between Lakeside Park and Boxcar Barney’s on Route 394. Financial support includes the Ralph Wilson ...

Chautauqua Center hosting breast cancer awareness event

The Chautauqua Center will host its sixth annual breast cancer awareness event on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The MammoGrammy’s is an opportunity to connect with others, learn about breast cancer prevention and win prizes. Because of COVID, the free event will be held ...

Fall lime applications can help improve soils for the 2021 growing season

Fall lime applications can help improve soils for the 2021 growing season, according to Cornell Cooperative Extension officials, while addressing soil deficiencies in the fall can prepare a field to be more productive in the spring. Managing fertility is one part of soil management, which ...

Dyson student tells Assembly how to fix NYS food insecurity

ITHACA — Food banks in New York state and nationwide – which help to keep struggling families from going hungry – have faced increased pressure since the spring, when COVID-19 erupted in the United States. While poor economic indicators for the state’s food pantries show no sign of ...

MHA receives donation from Community Bank

Jamestown North Main Street Community Bank made a National Good Neighbor Day contribution to the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County in September. September is when National Recovery Month is observed by SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration within ...

Community notebook

Sons of legion meet Tuesday The Sons of American Legion Squad 59 will be holding their monthly meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Post 59, 156 E. Main St., Fredonia. Items to be discussed are; finalizing budget for fiscal 2021, acceptance of new members and plans for fundraising within the COVID ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club holds annual tea

The Fredonia Shakespeare Club kicked off its 135th year with the club’s traditional tea, held virtually on Oct. 1. Seventeen members and guests were in attendance. The club’s area of study for the 2020-21 year is “Humor and Humorists.” Mary Croxton, club president, welcomed Amy ...

Collins 50-Plus Seniors resuming events

COLLINS — The Collins 50-Plus Seniors will have a full slate of events starting Sunday. The group will host pickleball at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Collins Town Park, followed by exercises at 10 a.m. Monday in the L.K. Painter Center gym. At 9 a.m. Tuesday, the center will host active senior ...

Funds raised for Step Up for Autism

After The Resource Center and Filling the Gap, Inc., canceled their 11th annual Step Up for Autism walk in Celoron because of the pandemic, Dory Matwijkow — who each September typically travels from her home on Grand Island to participate in the event – decided to organize her own walk. ...

Resource Center recognizes staff on ‘front lines’

The Resource Center recently observed Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week by honoring employees who have done an exemplary job of helping people with disabilities to lead meaningful lives. TRC held its annual Everyday Heroes Celebration on September 16 at its administrative offices ...

VFW auxiliary meets, discusses memberships

The John T. Murray Post 1017 Auxiliary recently met. Minutes were read by Robin Richmond and approved. The treasurer’s report given by Pat Kibbe filed and subject to audit. President Pat Rabb reported she sent out letters to members whose dues need to be paid. A life membership special was ...

Rotarians help at museum

Five Westfield-Mayville Rotarians volunteered at the Yorker Museum in Sherman by weeding garden beds and painting trim on one of the historical buildings, the Peter Ripley residence. Shown at Ray Larson’s General Store are, from left, Doug Richmond, Sue Hammond, Steve Stratton, Patty Benton, ...

Northern Chautauqua Club Associates hold first meeting since pandemic

The Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates held its first meeting of the season, and the first since February, recently at the Sheridan VFW on Route 20 in Sheridan. Quartermaster Joe Granata welcomed the group, which was about average, despite COVID restrictions. Masks were worn by all ...