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NCCF awards Girl Scouts grant for art programing

The Northern Chaut-auqua Community Found-ation has awarded $5,000 to Girl Scouts of Western New York in support of Art in the Outdoors, a new Girl Scout program for girls ages 5-17 in afterschool and summer programs in Northern Chautauqua County. The new Girl Scout badge program provides a ...

Girl Scouts Troop 20158 plan Saturday pancake breakfast with Santa

Girl Scouts of Western New York Troop 20158 will host a pancake breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s Restaurant at 3908 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk. All tickets are $6 and include pancakes, bacon and choice of beverage. Patrons are invited to bring their ...

UNICEF benefits from combined effort

According to the unicefusa.org website, “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF began 66 years ago as a way to help kids still affected by World War II. Since then, millions of children across the United States have gone door to door on Halloween with UNICEF collection boxes, calling out, ...

Disco Night with Disco Duck set for Kosciuszko Polish Home

There will be a Disco Night on Saturday, from  8 p.m. to midnight at the Kosciuszko Polish Home, 252 Nevins St., Dunkirk. The event features Disco Duck and prizes for best dressed. Proceeds benefit the Dunkirk Ladies Softball House League and The Dog House. Tickets are $20, available at the ...

North Collins Public Library releases December events schedule

NORTH COLLINS — On Sunday, there will be two sessions of creating graham cracker houses. The library is located at 2095 School St. in North Collins. Sign-up for the workshops is required. Call 227-3211. On Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m., Cris Johnson presents a festive magic show at the ...

Harvest Chapel will host the Quilting Companions

The Northern Chautauqua Quilting Companions will hold a meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the  Harvest Chapel, 39 Matteson St. Fredonia. There will be a workshop to assemble walker tote bag kits for residents in area assisted living and nursing home facilities. Attendees are asked to bring a ...

Comedy performance Tuesday at Barker Library

On Tuesday, the Darwin Barker Library, 7 Day St. in Fredonia, presents an evening of classic comic skits in its monthly series of “Nights with Jerry.” In earlier programs, retired sociology professor Jerry Rose and his friends have taken us from the warm and fuzzy childhood pleasures ...

S.O.A.R. Chapter 4-1 holds meeting

The regular monthly meeting of Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees, S.O.A.R., Chapter 4-1, was held recently at the United Steelworkers Union Hall on E. Fourth Street in Dunkirk. President Jim Bickhart opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of silence ...

Raffle to benefit Silver Creek’s Anderson-Lee Library

SILVER CREEK — The Friends of the Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek is sponsoring its annual December raffle to benefit the library. There will be more than 30 baskets and gift certificates donated by community members and local businesses, with a grand prize of an iPad Air 2 with 128 GB ...

Patterson Library sets events

WESTFIELD — The Patterson Library, 40 S. Portage St., Westfield, is preparing for several upcoming holiday-related events. These events will take place throughout the entire month of December, providing holiday activities for people of all ages and all interests. Starting Thursday, Dec. 1 ...

Dairy princess visits Fredonia Grange

Chautauqua County Dairy Princess Joyce Wiltsie (right) of Frewsburg shared dairy farm experiences with Rebecca Joy (left) and her daughter during the annual Thanksgiving dinner at Fredonia Grange. Princess Wiltsie treated all to a tasty milk punch prior to the delicious holiday-themed dinner. ...

Lions Club to host annual ‘Breakfast with Santa’

On Saturday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m., the Dunkirk Moose Lodge 89, 296 Lake Shore Drive W., will be the site of the fortieth annual Lions Club “Breakfast with Santa.” The event is free and open to the public and will feature a magic show by “The Great Runfola — Magician Extraordinaire,” with ...

CIAO annual Christmas luncheon set for Dec. 4

CIAO will hold its annual Christmas luncheon on Sunday, Dec. 4 at The Liberty, 21 Prospect St., Fredonia. All members and guests are invited. A pasta bar, meatballs, sausage and peppers, eggplant parmigiana and dessert, along with coffee and tea and a cash bar is all available for only $20 ...

Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 holds November meeting

The latest meeting of Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 was called to order by President Audrey Miga on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.  Chaplain Lucinda Simpson read the opening prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance and Preamble to the Auxiliary Constitution was led by Miga and recited by those in ...

Senior News Briefs

Grape Belt Seniors The next Grape Belt Seniors Readers Theater will be on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Reading of a Christmas play will be the topic. The December luncheon will be a catered event on Monday, Dec. 12 at 11:30 a.m. Because all dishes will be provided, sign up is required ...

Feather Your Nest spreading holiday cheer

It is always a magical time of year and Feather Your Nest is very happy to spread some holiday cheer! The holiday open house this year will run two days and also in conjunction with Small Business Saturday. Come to 85 Cushing St., Fredonia on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Sunday from noon ...

Auxiliary of the John T. Murray Post 1017 holds monthly meeting

The Auxiliary of the John T. Murray Post 1017 recently met with President Pat Rabb presiding. A discussion on becoming incorporated was voted upon and passed. Rabb will start the process. Brenda Drummond and Judi Perry gave a report on the post’s children’s Christmas party to be held ...

Meals on Wheels

Hot noon meal Nov. 28 Scalloped potatoes and ham, broccoli, bread, vegetable juice, fruit crisp Nov. 29 Tuna noodle casserole, stewed tomatoes, pineapple juice, roll, chiffon gelatin Nov. 30 Spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, bread, tropical fruit Dec. 1 Pork roast w/gravy, ...