Community News

E2CCB students volunteer at the Lakeshore Humane Society

Students enrolled in the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Small Animal Science program at the LoGuidice Educational Center are preparing for careers that require an understanding and compassion for animals of all shapes, sizes and circumstance. Recently, juniors and seniors in Holly ...

CIAO meets to discuss restructuring and joining Buffalo’s Italian Club

CIAO Board of Directors met on Feb. 5 at the home of Laurie Detenbeck to discuss the restructuring of the club. As voted during the December meeting and Christmas party, members decided to limit the number of activities to the annual picnic and the Christmas party and join the Italian Club in ...

Class on beekeeping planned at Audubon

JAMESTOWN – Keeping honeybees can be a daunting and complicated task. Audubon Community Nature Center is offering an opportunity to learn about the basic equipment and skills you need to keep your own hives of honeybees. The program on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. will cover ...

BOCES lends a hand

Students and staff of Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, The Academy at Maple Avenue, are working to keep their fellow community members warm again this year. Students in Mr. VanKoughnett’s technology class assisted the Warm Hands, Kind Hearts Initiative building portable clotheslines. ...

BLOOM Garden recognition program seeking community partners

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) has announced the creation of the BLOOM Front Garden Recognition Program. The purpose of the program is to acknowledge and celebrate the work of residents who contribute beauty to the northern Chautauqua region through their front gardens and ...

United Arts Appeal appreciates fund drive contributors

JAMESTOWN — To kick off their 2019 fund drive, this month United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) board members sent letters to previous donors. They requested support again for the hundreds of concerts, performances, classes, and exhibits UAA member organizations present that are ...

Audubon Snow Camp set for Feb. 18

JAMESTOWN — Mid-winter is a great time for children to get outside, burn off some of that cabin fever energy and explore the winter world. On Presidents Day children get a chance to play and learn in the winter wonderland of Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC). From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...

S.T.E.A.M. Club of DMS joins competition

The Dunkirk Middle School S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) Club recently submitted their proposal for the 2018 Lexus Eco Challenge. The Lexus Eco Challenge is a national STEM competition for grades 6-12 that awards $500,000 in grants and scholarships to ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club learns about folk music between WWI and WWII

The twelfth meeting of the Fredonia Shakespeare Club was held on Jan. 24 at the Lanford House hosted by Judi Woods. 16 members were in attendance. President Joyce Haines welcomed members and thanked our hostess and presenter. Priscilla Bernatz read the minutes from the Jan. 17 meeting. The ...

Sampson earns grant to create micro-opera

Composer, bassoonist, author and entrepreneur Jamie Leigh Sampson of the School of Music at the State University of New York at Fredonia was awarded a Tri-County Arts Council 2019 Individual Artist Grant for the creation of a new micro-opera, "Immortal Games," to be written for the Quince ...

Audubon offering Valentine’s Day Kids Night Out

Jamestown — You can spend Valentine’s Day evening with your special someone while your kids enjoy an evening at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC). On Thursday, Feb. 14, Audubon’s naturalists are presenting Valentine’s Day — Kids Night Out. Activities from 5 to 8 p.m. include ...

Reservation deadline Thursday for Audubon leatherworking class

JAMESTOWN — Learning a skill from an instructor can be much more rewarding than trying to teach yourself. On Saturday, Feb. 16, 1 to 3 p.m., Audubon Community Nature Center is presenting “Leatherworking – An Introduction,” when participants can learn to shape, stamp, and finish ...

Infinity Dance competes on cruise

Since last May, Infinity Dance Academy has been preparing to compete at the “Battle on the Seas” by Starpower International. This is the first ever competition on a cruise ship for this company and the entire dance competition industry. This was completely optional for Infinity’s ...

Celebrate Chinese New Year with healthy recipe

On Feb. 5 we have another chance to make New Year’s resolutions if we choose to celebrate the 2019 Chinese New Year, the year of the Pig. Cook some brown rice because rice symbolizes wealth and may provide you with a wealth of good health. Asian Rice Makes: 8 cups Prep time: 15 ...

State vet invited to discuss animal ID with exhibitors

JAMESTOWN — Animal exhibitors at local county fairs, as well as the New York State Fair, are invited to come learn about New York State animal health and identification requirements for the upcoming year. The event will take place Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Frank Bratt Ag Center located at ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club learns about Robert Frost

The eighth meeting of the Fredonia Shakespeare Club was held on Dec. 13 at the home of Joyce Haines. Fourteen members were in attendance. President Haines welcomed all and extended holiday wishes. This was the last regular meeting of the 2018 calendar year. Priscilla Bernatz read the minutes ...

The Great Tree Inn featured at Westfield-Mayville Rotary meeting

Mark Dowhy, co-owner of The Great Tree Inn bed and breakfast in Mayville, was the guest presenter at the Jan. 15 meeting of the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club. Members and guests who were present at this session, which was held at The Parkview in Westfield, learned about the history of The ...

Gowanda, Westfield win in High School Bowl

JAMESTOWN — Gowanda Central School defeated Fredonia Central School, 71-60, in a recent Media One High School Bowl match at Jamestown Community College. In another match, Westfield Academy & Central School defeated Fredonia, 62-60. Bethany Schaaf of Westfield, Will Sylvia of Gowanda, ...

Bird Club to meet Monday

The Lake Erie Bird Club will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the BOCES LoGuidice Center, Fredonia-Stockton Road, Fredonia. Dr. Terry Mosher will present the program for the evening with an illustrated introduction to eBird, using the new projection equipment in the meeting room. It will include ...