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Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary holds monthly meeting

CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 8, with 12 members present. President Bev Speelberg welcomed everyone and opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Auxiliary preamble, a moment of silence for fallen soldiers, and in the ...

Anderson Lee Library to conduct DIY holiday gift tags workshop on Dec. 1

SILVER CREEK — Anderson Lee Library, 43 Main St., Silver Creek, will hold a workshop titled: “DIY Holiday Gift Tags” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1. Participants ages 13 to 18 can make holiday gift tags with stamps and craft paper for friends and family with Paulette Strzempka. This ...

Beta Sigma Phi Brocton chapter meets

Members of the Brocton Preceptor Beta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Tuesday, Nov.  15 at the White Village for a social/dinner meeting. The chapter received a note from the Fredonia Opera House regarding their upcoming Annual Members Holiday Party on Sunday, Dec. 4. Those attending ...

SAR chapter hears talk about General Lafayette

CASSADAGA — SAR Chautauqua County Chapter President Steve Boothe recently gave a talk at the Cassadaga Country Club about General Marquis de Lafayette, native of France, called America’s first great foreign friend. Lafayette was born in France to wealthy parents on Sept. 6, 1757. His ...

MHA’s first newsletter features Dr. Lillian Ney

JAMESTOWN — A picture of Advisory Board Chair Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney graces the front page of the first newsletter published by the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County. “Dr. Ney is such an inspiration to us,” said MHA Executive Director Kia Briggs, “and we’re so pleased ...

Girl Scouts collect donations for troops

Girls Scouts from troops 20096 and 20375 in Chautauqua County collected donations of nuts and candy during their Fall product sale to donate to Blue Star Mothers Lake Erie NY 4 for their Christmas 2016 Military Care Packages. Susan Rowley of Blue Star Mothers attended the girls’ troop meeting ...

Write Now Writers Group to hold Book Launch Party and Author Event Saturday

BROCTON — Write Now Writers Group’s mission is to foster ambition, talent, and pursuit of the art of writing. In this effort, they have published an anthology, “HERE, In This Time or Place.” Six contributing authors share stories, some fiction, non-fiction, poems, and more. All Write ...

Garment Gallery will become a Christmas Wonderland in December

The Garment Gallery, located at 135 Central Ave. in Dunkirk, will be transforming into a Christmas Wonderland filled with unique gifts, toys, decorations etc. Those looking for an inexpensive gift or some holiday treasures are encouraged to stop in from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through ...

Runners, walkers wanted for Saturday’s ‘Pace Against Polio; charity 5K

WESTFIELD — Lace up your running or walking sneakers to support the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville’s “Pace Against Polio” fun 5k race on Saturday in Westfield. All net proceeds from this charity race will be donated to Rotary International’s PolioPlus program to aid in the fight to ...

Autumn Art Show coming at Anderson-Lee Library

SILVER CREEK — Come visit the Anderson-Lee Library of Silver Creek to view some spectacular paintings created by local artists, in this year’s Autumn Art Show. These pieces will be proudly displayed by the library through the month of December. The library is located at 43 Main St. This ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club hears about Nora Ephron

The Fredonia Shakespeare Club met for its fifth regular meeting of the 2016-2017 year at the home of Maggie Bryan-Peterson.  President Judi Lutz Woods presided with 13 members present. Woods welcomed the club members to the 131st year of our club. The topic for the year is “Women Artists, ...

Accident in Gerry

Deidre Cayer, 43, of Buffalo was traveling south Sunday on Route 60 in Gerry at about 11:22 a.m. when she lost control of her vehicle. Her vehicle came to rest after striking a ditch on the east side of the roadway. Cayer and Jade Lamb, 16, of Busti were transported by ambulance to WCA Hospital ...

BMH Auxiliary celebrating 24th anniversary of its ‘Tree of Lights’ ceremony

The Auxiliary of Brooks Memorial Hospital is celebrating the 24th anniversary of its “Tree of Lights” community-wide non-denominational remembrance project. Brochures are being mailed inviting the public to participate in this fundraiser. Contributors can make a donation in memory of or ...

Students help with house cleaning at Greystone Nature Preserve

Late autumn marks the time in Chautauqua County to do a little outdoor house cleaning. Two students from SUNY Fredonia took on this chore as volunteers. Evan Horn and Julianna Hollister are both juniors majoring in exercise science. They found time from their busy college schedules to help at ...

Veterans honored for service at USC luncheon

At the United Senior Citizens luncheon on Nov. 14 at the Fredonia Beaver Club veterans were honored. Pictured are the veterans in attendance. Front row from left: Nick Andin, Anthony Borrello, Charlie St. George, Charlie Alaimo and Joe Greco. Back row from left:  John Joy, Jerry Bentham, Herb ...

Holiday High Tea set for Sunday

WESTFIELD — The Chautauqua County Historical Society will host a Holiday High Tea at the historic McClurg Mansion in Moore Park on Nov. 20 as part of the Annual Christmas in the Village. Patrons may feel as though they have stepped back in time as they enjoy delightful and delectable ...

Chadwick Bay Academy of Dance Elevation Dance Team to hold special event

Elevation Dance Team of Chadwick Bay Academy of Dance will hold a bake sale/gift wrapping/vendor event on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 158 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Small businesses will be present. The bake sale will be “nut free.” Drop off holiday gifts and the team ...