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Cassadaga auxiliary meets for first time since COVID-19

CASSADAGA — In June, the Cassadaga American Legion Auxiliary met for the first time since March when it closed down due to COVID-19. Guidelines were followed according to the governor’s protocol; masks were worn, social distancing was observed, and sanitizer was available for those that ...

Land Conservancy announces a $200,000 challenge save the College Lodge Forest

The Western New York Land Conservancy Announces a $200,000 Challenge Gift to Save the College Lodge Forest The Western New York Land Conservancy and the Friends of the College Lodge Forest are announcing a $200,000 challenge gift to save the College Lodge Forest, a spectacular 168-acre ...

The Resource Center celebrates interns

The Resource Center’s summer intern program gave area students valuable experience in several clinical disciplines, and it may help convince the future health care professionals to start their careers in Chautauqua County. Collectively Dubbed “The Best Interns Ever” by their mentors at ...

Realtors participate in Care Week

The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board of Realtors recently participated in Realtor Care Week, an annual program developed by the New York State Association of Realtors that encourages realtors to engage in community improvement projects throughout their neighborhoods. For the 2020 program, ...

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Williams Street East to be closed Williams East between Route 60 and Roberts Road will be closed from Monday through Friday for installation of waterlines. The road will be closed to all traffic except for local residents. No detours will be posted. Honor Guard members sought The Dunkirk ...

Cornell to publish electronic newsletter

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Lake Erie Regional Grape Program is publishing Veraison to Harvest, a weekly electronic newsletter put out by Cornell University viticulture and enology extension personnel from Lake Erie, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Finger ...

Music competition to be streamed live

The State University at Fredonia School of Music’s Concerto Competition will be streamed live starting at 1 p.m. Sunday. Most of the finalists will be performing live from the School of Music, although there will also be a few videos of students who cannot perform in-person. There will be no ...

Genealogical Society meets

CASSADAGA — The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society met recently for its first meeting of this year. All meetings this year so far had been cancelled due to the pandemic. The gathering of members and guests was held in a 155-year-old barn in Cassadaga, and safety cautions were ...

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Westfield American Legion Chicken BBQ this Sunday WESTFIELD — The Westfield American Legion, 7579 Route 20, Westfield, will host a chicken barbecue Sunday beginning at 4 p.m. The to-go meals cost $10 each. County Planning Board meets Tuesday MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Planning ...

SUNY Fredonia campus begins testing its students for COVID-19

Surveillance testing for COVID-19 was launched during the first week of classes at the State University of New York at Fredonia, with about 100 students participating in the innovative pooled surveillance approach that uses saliva samples, collected in small batches to be run as one test, so ...

Access Chautauqua announces programming

Chautauqua People, hosted by John Viehe, will have guest Christopher Dahlie, Chautauqua Amphitheater chief audio engineer, at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Sunrise, hosted by Doc Hamels, will have guest Audrey Dowling discussing the art trail. The program is aired and streamed on Facebook ...

Orders being taken for fishpond stocking sale

The Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District is taking orders for its fall fishpond stocking sale. Brook trout (2-3”), channel catfish (4-5”), largemouth bass (2”), Japanese koi (4-5” and 8-9”) and triploid grass carp (9-12”) are available for private pond owners to ...

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Steps to Serenity Al-Anon Group to resume in-person meetings FREDONIA — The Steps to Serenity Al-Anon Group will resume in-person meetings beginning today at the Harvest Chapel Church on Matteson Street in Fredonia. The meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m. Those attending should bring masks. ...

RTPI to host weekend celebration

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute is launching a new tradition — a full weekend to celebrate the birthday of Roger Tory Peterson. Officially, Peterson’s birthday is Friday, Aug. 28. RTPI’s party will kick off on Saturday morning, Aug. 29 at 9 a.m., with Yoga with the Birds led by Kara ...

CWC to highlight 30 years of conservation accomplishments

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy will highlight the organization’s 30 years of local conservation accomplishments and give an update on its current conservation programs and future activities during its 2020 annual meeting on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. In addition to annual ...

Silver Creek seniors welcome new member

SILVER CREEK — President Ed Newman opened the Silver Creek Senior Citizens meeting with all saying the pledge to the flag, followed by singing “God Bless America.” He then welcomed new member Jane Penhollow, said grace, and everyone enjoyed corn on the cob, hot dogs, fruit pudding, ...

Audubon bird series closing Saturday, Sept. 5

Saturday, Sept. 5, is the deadline for enjoying two virtual birding sessions presented by Audubon Community Nature Center. Two friends of Audubon, Ruth Lundin, retired Audubon Community Nature Center president, and Jim Berry, Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History president/CEO ...

Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary Post 1280 issues updates

CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary Unit 1280 held its regular monthly meeting at the Legion Post on March 10 with five officers present and eight senior members. President Lauren Sharp opened the meeting in regular fashion with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Preamble, & a ...

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Senior Center sets birthday lunch, discusses grant The Dunkirk Senior Center will be having a birthday lunch on Sept. 9 for people who had birthdays in June and July. To sign up, call or stop by the center by Sept. 4. The number is 366-7530. The organization also is planning a yard sale in ...