Community News

Mayville Dental Arts to hold grand opening ribbon cutting March 14

The Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce and the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce will hold a grand opening ribbon cutting at Mayville Dental Arts, 2 Memorial Drive, Mayville on March 14 at 4 p.m. The practice was recently purchased by Dr. Erin Pender and her husband, ...

SUNY Fredonia employee honored with NASPA Pillar of the Profession Award

WASHINGTON, DC — Each year, the NASPA Foundation recognizes members who are doing outstanding work in the student affairs profession. Cedric Howard, vice president, enrollment and student services, State University of New York at Fredonia, was selected as a Pillar of the Profession. The ...

Professor organizes international conference

Xin Fan, SUNY Fredonia assistant professor of history, received funding support and organized an international workshop on case studies and historical theories in Shanghai, China, on Dec. 19 and 20, 2018. The effort was part of his appointment as a fellow at the International Center for Studies ...

Audubon photo contest focuses on hometowns

JAMESTOWN — Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) in Jamestown found inspiration in its hometown for the theme of its 2019 Nature Photography Contest. “We’re proud of our hometown,” said Jennifer Schlick, Audubon’s Operations Manager who is coordinating the photo contest. “We ...

Dunkirk City School District Community Education Winter/Spring 2019

Begin a new adventure! Sign up for a community education class today! Payment must accompany registration forms and District waiver. Make checks payable to Dunkirk City School District. Registration forms can be turned into the District’s Receptionist at 620 Marauder Drive, Dunkirk. No ...

Club News

Chautauqua County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution CASSADAGA — The Chautauqua County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), along with several members of the DAR Prescott Chapter, recently met at the Cassadaga Library to review the DVD titled “The Story of ...

Audubon to host First Friday Lunch Bunch

Jamestown – “Never Home Alone” will be the subject Tom Erlandson addresses at the First Friday Lunch Bunch at Audubon Community Nature Center, this Friday at 11 a.m. There is a wide variety of life that tends to live alongside humans, from spiders and centipedes to smaller things that ...

Support Audubon: get your taxes done, plan for spring, have some fun

JAMESTOWN — There are so many ways you can support Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) while receiving something for yourself in return. How would you like to get your taxes done ... learn about making maple syrup ... have a professional help you plan your garden ... or go on a hunt for ...

Audubon announces two scholarship opportunities

JAMESTOWN — Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) is accepting applications for two different opportunities for students with an interest in wildlife and nature education. The deadline for applying for the 2019 Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship is Monday, March 18. Since 2003, the education ...

Westfield-Mayville Rotarian earns Paul Harris Fellow Award

Janese Berkhouse, Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville, was given special recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow during the Feb. 19 meeting of this Rotary Club at The Parkview in Westfield. Berkhouse’s first Paul Harris Fellow pin and award certificate were presented ...

Organization encouarges public to take Community Needs Assessment

Chautauqua County Residents Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. is conducting a 2018 Community Needs Assessment to help with program evaluation, planning and development to better meet the needs of our community. The organization asks the community to take the time to complete the Community Member ...

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 ...