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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 ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club learns about George Gershwin

The seventh meeting of the Fredonia Shakespeare Club was held on Dec. 6 at the Edwards Waterhouse Inn hosted by Florence McClelland. President Joyce Haines welcomed 11 members. Priscilla Bernatz read the minutes from the November 15 meeting. The minutes were approved as written. Haines ...

Access Chautauqua programming for Jan. 26 – Feb. 1 slated

Chautauqua Institution 2017 Lecture Series will be Denise E. Zheng, “The Future of Cyber Warfare” at 12:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., Larry L. Greenfield, “The Re-Formation of Statecraft and the Craft of Religion: Reassessing and Realigning Power for a Global Community” at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. ...

Kinzua Knit-Away class registration begins now

The Warren County Fiber Artist sponsors of the “2019 Kinzua Knit-Away” will be held April 5-6 at the First United Methodist Church, 200 Market St., Warren, Pa. The event organizers have announced that registration is open from now until March 10 for their annual fiber arts conference and ...

Villenova Burial Association to hold annual fundraiser

“Love Remembered” Bake & Craft Sale is an annual fundraiser held around Valentine’s Day by the members of the not-for-profit Villenova Burial Association to help cover the costs of operating and maintaining Villenova Cemetery. It is the last active rural cemetery out of five located ...

Presidents Day Weekend Winter Festival to have new, returning events

MAYVILLE — The Mayville-Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its 33rd annual Presidents’ Day Weekend Winter Festival, which will take place Feb. 15-17, at Lakeside Park in Mayville, along the shores of scenic Chautauqua Lake. This annual winter event, a highly ...

Christmas Blessings for many

This past holiday season, the Master’s Plan Ministries, based in Dayton, gratefully accepted donations from the “Giving Tree” program that originated at Brooks Memorial Hospital. This year, Lakeshore Hospital also took part in this program, and the blessings were tremendous. Sheila ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club holds 10th meeting

The 10th meeting of the Fredonia Shakespeare Club was held on Jan. 10 at the Lanford House hosted by Barbara Albert. 16 members were in attendance. President Joyce Haines welcomed members and thanked the hostess and presenter. Priscilla Bernatz read the minutes from the Jan. 3 meeting. The ...

Leon Historical Society looks back at 2018

LEON — The Leon Historical Society brought another year to a close at the iconic 1836 Methodist Church located on Rt. 62 in the town of Leon. Christmas was celebrated with a 19th century Methodist Christmas church service. This particular service was significant as it concluded Leon’s ...