Community News

League of Women Voters to read the Declaration Sentiments on July 4

The League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County will read “The Declaration of Sentiments” on July 4 at noon in front of the Fredonia Village Hall and 1 p.m. at the Dunkirk Municipal building. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to ...

Group news

S.O.A.R. meeting Chapter 4-1 of S.O.A.R., Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees, recently held its regular monthly meeting at the Steelworkers Local 2693 Union Hall on East 4th St. President Jim Bickhart opened the meeting with the pledge of allegiance, followed by a moment of silence ...

Rotary makes donation

On June 6, Andrew Webster (left), Westfield Recreation Department Director, accepted a $500 donation from the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club as presented by Patty Benton (right), Club Community Service Chairperson. This donation was for the village of Westfield Recreation Department’s ...

Brooks obstetrics celebrate Dairy Month

In recognition of the month of June as National Dairy Month, the New York State Dairy Princess and Promotion Program team donated a dairy themed gift basket to the family of the first baby born at the hospital in June. Autumn Gregory, Second Alternate Chautauqua County Dairy Princess, ...

‘Every Lake Has a Story as told to Chautauqua County Genealogy

Bob and Anne Deming, authors of the book “A History of Bear Lake,” were guest speakers at the recent Chautauqua County Genealogical Society meeting held in the Darwin R. Barker Library. Their book, published in 2018, was the culmination of more than a decade of research involving interviews ...

Anderson-Lee Library announces special events for summer reading

SILVER CREEK — Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main St. in Silver Creek has announced its programming for the Summer Reading Program, "A Universe of Stories" to be held from June 25 through Aug. 1. All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required and sometimes ...

Community news brief

Squadron 59 Sons of the American Legion elects officers On May 14, SAL Squadron 59 held their annual meeting and elected the following officers at Post 59, 156 E. Main St., Fredonia: Commander Rodney Dziduch, Vice Commanders Doug McPherson and David Winchell, Adjutant Larry Fiorella, ...

Community notebook

Son’s of the American Legion fundraiser today The Son’s of the American Legion, Squad 59, will be holding a Meat and Shrimp Bingo fundraiser today, June 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Post 59, 156 E. Main St., Fredonia. Ten rounds of meats and shrimp bingo plus two additional bonus rounds ...

WCA hosts Spring Fling

Keeping our senior citizens connected to their community is sometimes a challenge even in assisted living situations. The WCA Home of Fredonia is planning a Spring Fling on Saturday, June 15, to get our seniors out in the community for an afternoon of music and connecting with friends from our ...

Patterson Library announces monthly events

WESTFIELD — June is in full bloom and your dance card is covered at the Patterson Library this whole month! Come check out material displays on gardening, painting, Juneteenth, and Pride. There are two film series running this month; the World War II Film Series featuring “Das Boot” on ...

Tracy Mitrano to discuss Internet safety with parents, children

WESTFIELD — Parents wonder: How do I know that my child is safe when they’re online? How much screen time is too much? Kids wonder: Why is my mom bugging me so much about Instagram? I know more than my parents do about the internet - why don’t they just leave me alone? Tracy Mitrano, ...

Chautauqua County Historical Society to present Civil War Author

WESTFIELD – A special lecture on a Civil War regiment that was partly formed in Chautauqua County will take place in Westfield during the annual 9th New York Cavalry Encampment weekend. On Saturday, June 8, author and educator Rick Barram will present information on the 72nd New York ...

United Arts Appeal announces 2019 grant recipients

JAMESTOWN – In addition to providing operating support for seven of the county's larger arts organizations, the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) also awards grants to individual artists and nonprofit organizations for artistic projects. This year eight organizations are ...

John T. Murray Post 1017 Auxiliary installs officers at lunch and meeting

The Auxiliary of the John T. Murray Post 1017 recently met with installation of officers by past county president/installing officer Robin Richmond. A luncheon was held before the meeting with buffet prepared by Brenda Drummond and Judi Perry. Members brought in desserts. Everything was ...

Community news

CIAO News Attention all CIAO members — we are still organized and working to provide you with activities you requested at our December meeting! We have officially added our membership to the many Italian organizations in Erie County! This is exciting news for our membership! As a member ...

Entries now being accepted for 2019 Southern Tier Biennial Art exhibition

The Tri-County Arts Council is announcing a call for artists for the Southern Tier Biennial (STB), a professionally juried exhibition of works by artists 18 years of age or older, who reside in one of the following New York State counties: Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, ...

Beyer part of Art Trail

The North Shore Arts Alliance announces that the 11th annual Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail Open Studio and Gallery Tour will take place over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-26. One of the artists participating in this year’s Chautauqua Lake Erie Art Trail is Bonnie Beyer. Jewelry maker ...

Rotary Foundation described at meeting

Westfield-Mayville Rotarians (left to right) Jim Wakeman, Club Foundation Chair, and Mary Swanson, Club President, collaborated on a program about The Rotary Foundation (TRF) that was given during this group’s April 23 meeting at The Parkview in Westfield. TRF’s domestic and international ...