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NYSCOPBA makes donation to Dunkirk-Fredonia MOW

Members of the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association of Lakeview Correctional Facility recently presented Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels with a $600 gift to support its home-delivered meal program. The funding will allow the purchase of nearly 200 ...

DHS pool winter program

The Dunkirk City Schools Pool is offering the following programming for this winter. Morning Lap Swim Jan. 4 to April 5, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednes-days (no class Jan. 16 or Feb. 20);  25 sessions  – $2 per class or $48 for the whole session Aquasize Jan. 4 to April 5, ...

Students learn at Cassadaga Valley Wellness Day

SINCLAIRVILLE — Over the past four years, the Cassadaga Valley Central School District has made a point of focusing its attention on the health and wellness of its student body. To reinforce this priority, the school community has designed an entire day each year with that target in mind. ...

Southern Bills Booster Club to watch Bills-Jets game Sunday

The Southern Bills Booster Club will watch the Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets game on Sunday at the World War II Vets Club, 216 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Barbecued hamburgers will be provided at halftime. Members may bring a dish to pass.

Shakespeare Club discusses ‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher

The Fredonia Shake-speare Club met for its ninth regular meeting of the 2016-2017 year at the home of Mary Croxton. President Judi Lutz Woods presided with 11 members present. Woods welcomed the club members to the 131st year of the club. The topic for the year is “Women Artists, Authors, ...

League of Women Voters luncheon set for Jan. 10

The League of Women Voters will hold a brown bag lunch at noon at the Alumni House at the State University of New York at Fredonia, 286 Central Ave., on Jan. 10. Coffee, tea and dessert will be provided. The topic for the luncheon will be “The Central Connection, Dunkirk and Fredonia,” ...

Fredonia Scouts earn Bronze Award

Submitted Photo On the evening of Nov. 8, three Fredonia Girl Scouts from Troop 20033, Leah Bennett, Giacinte Laurito, and Kendra Seidel, were awarded their Bronze Award, the highest award earned by a Junior Girl Scout, by their leader, Casey Seidel, at a short ceremony held during the Girl ...

Bud ‘n Bloom celebrates Christmas

A holiday snow was falling the evening when Janet Centner entertained fellow members of the Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club at a Christmas party on Dec. 14. She and her husband Bud welcomed the guests into their 1870’s Italianate home which they have restored to shine as in its past. Their home ...

Club Association sets installation banquet

The Northern Chautauqua County Club Association recently held its regular monthly meeting at the Dunkirk Moose Lodge 89, Lake Shore Drive W., in Dunkirk. Ray Lewandowski of the Moose gave the welcoming speech. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of ...

Chautauqua Lake alumna speaks to current students

MAYVILLE — Kierra Huihui, Chautauqua Lake Central School Class of 2007, recently visited the high school chemistry classes to speak to current students. Huihui, whose goal was “giving back to CLCS,” holds a master’s degree in chemistry and is slated to complete her doctorate in ...

Rural Ministry receives anonymous donation

Submitted Photo A total of 175 packages of brown & serve rolls were donated to the Chautauqua County Rural Ministries. P&G Foods receives a yearly cash donation from a donor who elects to remain anonymous and in turn donates item needed to the Rural Ministry. Pictured are ...

Christmas Lights

The Lifestyles Depart-ment of the OBSERVER is making its list and checking it twice for noteworthy jolly holiday homes in Northern Chautauqua County. If you see any festive homes decorated for the season, call the OBSERVER’s Lifestyles Department at 366-3000 ext. 488 or email ...

Dunkirk and Fredonia Rotary clubs distribute Christmas baskets

A tradition of many years, the Dunkirk and Fredonia Rotary clubs teamed up once again to distribute Christmas baskets to members of the local community. A total of 46 baskets were assembled under the direction of Bruce Hawkins of P&G Foods and delivered by members of both clubs. It was ...

Feed the Children Mission receives AMVETS Post 868 donation

BROCTON — The AMVETS Post 868, Brocton, recently presented a $100 check to the Feed the Children Mission of the Brocton Tri-Church Parish. Post Commander George Travis and several members of Post 868 visited Brocton Central School to personally see the program in action. Travis was very ...

Family Life broadcasts in Dunkirk on new radio signal, 100.5 FM

Family Life, a listener-supported Christian radio network based in Bath, New York, is broadcasting its contemporary Christian music and programming in Dunkirk on 100.5 FM. Stretching south into Fredonia, the signal brings stronger, clearer reception to approximately 35,000 potential listeners ...

There’s still time to get a flu shot

No, it’s not too late. The Western New York flu incidence remains low, but is expected to rise in the winter months when it is traditionally highest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu ...