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Community News

Food pantry open Saturday

Volunteers from the Fredonia Presbyterian Church, Katie Tiffany, Audrey Divine and Peggy Tiffany work at the Fredonia Food Pantry. The pantry serves anyone in the 14063 ZIP code area. It is held the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 ...

Eason Hall offices opening to the public

WESTFIELD — Village of Westfield offices at 23 Elm St., will be opening to the public on Monday at 8 a.m. Facemasks will be required. Social distancing rules and regulations will be in place. Visitors must follow all building signage and in-building social distancing markers and designated ...

Mental Health Association reopening in Jamestown June 22

It has been months since the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County has been able to welcome those in recovery or their friends or families to the MHA’s facilities in Jamestown at the Gateway Center or in Dunkirk at Grace Lutheran Church. Beginning Monday, June 22, programs will ...

Graycliff organizes fundraising initiative

Graycliff has organized a virtual fundraising initiative, now live at one.bidpal.net/letthesunshinein, and culminating as the sun sets on the solstice, Saturday, June 20. The highlight of Let the Sunshine In! A Virtual Solstice Celebration & Musical Evening at Graycliff, will be a 15 ...

Ortolano offering safety tips for summer

David Ortolano, Dunkirk police chief, is offering safety tips for the summer. Use and possession of illegal fireworks in New York state is a misdemeanor crime. Recent changes in state law allow the sale and possession of sparkler devices. Sparkler devices are defined as devices that are ...

HOPE to hold food distribution

HOPE (Hispanics Organized for Progress and Education) said a complimentary fresh food distribution and COVID-19 testing event will take place Saturday from noon-3 p.m. at the HOPE Center, 23 Wright St. Dunkirk. Sponsored by various WNY region organizations and businesses with much ...

Community notebook

Masons cancel Father’s Day breakfast Every year on Father’s Day, the Masons of Forest Lodge 166 in Fredonia hold their final monthly Sunday Breakfast for the season. Unfortunately because of the difficult times we are in, we are unable to this year, and the one for this coming Sunday has ...

Chamber plans another round of Bingo Thursday

The Fredonia Community Chamber of Commerce will continue its support of businesses affected by the shutdowns and restrictions brought on by the pandemic. The chamber has begun its “Parking lot Bingo” every Thursday night throughout the village. This Thursday,the chamber will be in the West ...

All farms operating require a safety plan

The Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program is reminding the region’s agricultural producers that all businesses, including farms that have continued to operate during “NY PAUSE” must have a safety plan in place. Cornell Cooperative Extension specialists across the ...

Newspapers celebrate local heroes during Give Big CHQ

To celebrate Give Big CHQ, The Post-Journal and the OBSERVER asked readers to submit names of individuals making a difference in their community to be recognized for their efforts. “In a time of uncertainty and crisis, we believe that there is a lot of good in our community that is ...

CLCS announces valedictorian, salutatorian

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua Lake Central School has announced its valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2020. Naomi Fisher is this year’s valedictorian. She is the daughter of Sara and Martin Fisher of Ripley. She will be graduating with an Advanced Regents with Honors and Math ...

Hospital Foundation receives donations to support staff

WESTFIELD — As AHN-Westfield Memorial Hospital caregivers provide medical care for patients, the local community has supported their efforts with numerous donations of food and supplies. Scattered throughout a number of front lawns in the AHN-Westfield Memorial Hospital service area are ...

Audubon inspires creativity with free art kits for children

The Audubon Community Nature Center recently received a grant from the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County Projects Pool Grant Program to provide Nature Art Kits that will be available to pick up at the Nature Center during the week of June 22 to 26. The kits will include an 8x10 canvas, ...

Brocton announces Students of the Month

Brocton Central School officials recently announced the school’s Students of the Month for June. They are Chyanne Whitaker and Grace Lundin. Chyanne is in 10th grade and is the daughter of Gene and Gigi Whitaker of Pomfret. She is a member of the varsity softball team, a flautist in ...

First Baptist Church ready for in-person worship

First Baptist Church Dunkirk will open its doors at 9:45 a.m. Sunday for its first in-person worship service since the COVID-19 quarantine. The service will begin at 10 a.m. All attendees are asked to wear a mask as they enter and exit the building and while in common areas. Social distancing ...

AHN announces policy for hospital visitations

WESTFIELD — As phased measures are implemented by state and local governments to adapt to evolving conditions of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Allegheny Health Network is updating its patient visitation policy for all affiliated hospitals, including Westfield Memorial Hospital. ...