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Community News

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 ...

Rural Ministry Healthy Heart workshops to continue in January

The Healthy Heart workshops will continue Sunday, Jan. 15 at the Friendly Kitchen. All community members are invited to join CCRM staff and guest speakers in sampling healthy foods created on site using low cost, local ingredients. Each workshop offers participants recipes, useful ...

MHA luncheon participants learn about outreach program

JAMESTOWN — At the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County’s November luncheon, 17 participants were recognized for reaching recovery goals and three for graduating from Jamestown Treatment court. While Hepatitis C and HIV are preventable and effective treatments are available for ...

Santa and elves visit American Legion Post 62

Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62 held its annual Children’s Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. The event was sponsored by Unit 62 ladies auxiliary with assistance from Dunkirk High School JROTC students. The children enjoyed many crafts, games, face painting and ...

Troop 267 sings Christmas carols for seniors

In the spirit of the season, the Scouts of Troop 267 sang their hearts out to help celebrate the season with the residents at the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk, on Dec. 12. After the joyful event, they had a hot cocoa and cookie party at Memorial Post 59, 156 E. Main St. in Fredonia. Cub ...

The Fredonia Shakespeare Club discusses Gloria Steinem

The Fredonia Shakes-peare Club met for its eighth regular meeting of the 2016-2017 year at the Edward Waterhouse Inn hosted by Florence McClelland. President Judi Lutz Woods presided with 12 members present. Woods welcomed the club members to the 131st year of the club. The topic for the year ...

City of Dunkirk announces winter recreation programs

The City of Dunkirk’s Recreation Center at the Chautauqua County Fair-grounds opened Monday. The Rec Center will be open for four months again this season. Toddlers up to adults can enjoy everything from open gym, to soccer clinics, to birthday parties to a walking program. The Rec Center has ...

Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary holds informal meetings

CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary recently held two informal gatherings. On Sunday, Nov. 27 Unit 1280, with the help of some of the Legionnaires and sons, decorated the Post for the holidays. Everyone brought a snack to share, after the work was completed. A short meeting was held ...

Banjo music featured at Valley Historical Society Christmas dinner

SINCLAIRVILLE — Victor Richardson of Brocton was the guest musician at the Valley Historical Society Christmas dinner. The dinner was held recently in the Fellowship Hall of the South Stockton Wayside Chapel in Sinclairville. Richardson, who is famous for his banjo playing, provided some ...

Anderson-Lee Library announces more children’s, young adult programming

SILVER CREEK — The Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main St. in Silver Creek, has announced additional Children’s and Young Adult programming for January through May 2017. When registration is required, stop by the library or call 934-3468 to sign up. Grades 6  through 12 are invited ...

Chautauqua Lake Students of the Month

Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School, honored for October achievements, are Brittany Fardink, Josephine Simora, Grace Bukowski, Peyton D’Anthony, Grace Seekings, and David Gard. The student recognition program honors students in grades 7 through 12 whose classroom ...

Westfield Middle School Students of the Month

On a monthly basis, Westfield Middle School honors one student at each grade level as the Student of the Month. Teachers and staff had the opportunity to nominate one student who they believed met the following criteria: 1.   Follows Westfield’s Rules of Respect for staff and ...

Silver Creek High lauds Knights of the Month

SILVER CREEK – Four upperclassmen and one staff member of the Silver Creek Central School District were selected as Knights of the Month for November for embodying the character trait of gratefulness. As defined by the Character Council of Western New York, the November Knights of the ...

School 4 Students of the Month

School 4’s Students of the Month for September are as follows: Front Row: Aubriana Biscaro, Genesis Reyes, Laci Delcamp, Ryan McFarland, Shawn Piglowski, Brendan Worczak, and Parker Sheehan. Back Row: Madelynn Waite, Peter Felt, Theodore Roberts, Jaylen McMichael, Sarah Howard, Antonella Segura

Gathering of Eagle Scouts announced

The Allegheny Highlands Council is planning to recognize its 2016 Class of Eagle Scouts on Sunday, Jan. 8 at Saint Bonaventure University. The dinner includes the 37 young men who distinguished themselves by earning the prestigious award this year, their parents and Scoutmaster, and key council ...

Lake Shore’s Drezek named 2016 NYSCATE Outstanding Teacher

Angola Lake Shore District Technology Integrator Michael Drezek was recently named the New York State Association for Computers and Technologies (NYSCATE) in Education 2016 Outstanding Teacher. Drezek, who has worked at Lake Shore for the past 12 years, has spent the past two working closely ...