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National Society United States Daughters of 1812 form new chapter

The Dunkirk Lighthouse was the sight of the recent formation of the chapter of the National Society United States Daughters of the War of 1812. Mary Raye Casper, national president, along with Anne Farley, state president, and Debbie Kopinski, state registrar, met with a group of ladies at ...

Fundraising event to benefit Toys for Tots in county

JAMESTOWN — The Empty Bottle at Southern Tier Distilling Company will host a fund-raising event Friday, Oct. 2, to support the Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive in Chautauqua County. The event is part of the distillery’s “First Fri-YAY!” series of fund-raisers, held the first Friday of ...

Barbecue support appreciated by Prevention Works

Prevention Works’annual Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue fundraiser in north county was held Aug. 27 at the Econo Lodge, Route 60 in Fredonia. The south county’s fundraiser was held Aug. 5 at the Chautauqua Mall Parking in Lakewood, NY. Both fundraisers were a big success with more than ...

Chicken barbecue to benefit Step Up for Autism

CELORON — A chicken barbecue has been scheduled to support the 11th annual Step Up for Autism event. The drive-thru barbecue is set for Friday, Oct. 2, in the rear parking lot of The Resource Center’s administrative offices at 200 Dunham Ave., Celoron. People can select one of three time ...

Order your Audubon birdseed by Oct. 1

Orders are due by Thursday, Oct. 1, for Audubon Community Nature Center’s Fall Birdseed Sale. Conewango Blend, unique to ACNC, was developed to attract favorite and common fall species of the region such as chickadees, cardinals, and titmice. There are also suet cakes for woodpeckers and ...

Westfield swears in fire department members

New chiefs of the Westfield Fire Department were sworn in by Clifford Brown, past Westfield fire chief, during a ceremony at the Westfield Fire Hall. Pictured from left taking their oath of office from Brown are EMS Manager/Captain Jamie Jaynes, Josh Belcher, second assistant chief, Corry ...

Benjamin Prescott chapter members discuss voting history

WESTFIELD — The regular meeting of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held at Ottaway Park on Sept. 3 at 5:42 p.m. There were 19 members present. The opening ritual was led by Regent Brenda Johnson. Johnson introduced three ...

September and October events at Anderson-Lee Library

SILVER CREEK — The Anderson-Lee Library, 43 Main St., Silver Creek is returning to its regular open hours on Monday. Library hours will be noon to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The library is closed Wednesday ...

Fredonia Fall String Festival slated for Sept. 26 and 27

The State University at Fredonia School of Music will host a virtual edition of its annual string festival on Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27, with Project: Music Heals Us (PMHU) Artists as special guests. The event is sponsored by the Carnahan Jackson Fund for the Humanities of the ...

Westfield Memorial Auxiliary announces annual dinner/meeting cancelled

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary board is cancelling its annual dinner/meeting due to COVID-19. Postcards are being mailed to all members at large so they will be able to vote for new and renewed board members. Marcia Wethli is resigning from the board and is thanked ...

Reserve your spot for Audubon’s Enchanted Forest

Reservations can now be made for Enchanted Forest, Audubon Community Nature Center’s non-scary Halloween event. With fewer openings this year because of COVID-19 restrictions, it is expected to sell out even earlier than usual. On Friday and Saturday evenings, Oct. 9 and 10, animals have ...

United Ways kick off fundraising campaigns

The United Ways of Chautauqua County kicked off their respective annual fundraising campaigns with an joint virtual campaign kickoff via Facebook Live. Community, business, education and government partners joined executive directors Amy Rohler of the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County ...

Magical opportunities at Audubon Community Nature Center

rough mid-October, the Audubon Community Nature Center is adding dragons and fairies to the magic of nature it offers year-round. At Dragons and Fairies Activity Day, Saturday, Sept. 19, children can be part of a dragon egg hunt, make a fairy crown or wizard wand, do an enchanted scavenger ...

Girl Scouts offering Fall Festival drive-through

The Girl Scouts of Western New York will offer a free drive-through fall festival for families that will provide girls in kindergarten through 12th grades and adults ages 18 and older an opportunity to have some family-fun and join Girl Scouts for the new program year. This is the first ...

Community notebook

Willowbrook Park Cemetery meeting set The annual meeting for Willowbrook Park Cemetery will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the chapel at 10:30 a.m. The cemetery is located on Central Avenue in Dunkirk. Any plot owner or columbarium niche owner may attend. Fredonia Central School District ...

Gowanda Scarecrow contest announces competition guidelines

GOWANDA — In addition to the first-, second- and third-place medals that will awarded in the Gowanda Scarecrow Contest, the Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce will be giving gift certificates to the top three vote getters. While the exact dollar amount of the certificates has not yet been ...

Fredonia’s 7th ExSTRINGavanza slated for Tuesday

The State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music is offering its annual ExSTRINGavanza on Tuesday at 8 p.m. The event is billed as a short concert filled with lighter fare and showpieces, performed by School of Music string faculty. Performers will include Kieran Hanlon (bass), ...

Breast Cancer Support Group donates to Our House Campaign

The Breast Cancer Support Group of Jamestown made a $5,000 contribution to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care’s Our House Campaign to bring a hospice residence to Chautauqua County. The group also challenged other community organizations to support the Campaign. Following a recent ...