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Fredonia Shakespeare Club discusses “Mary Wollstonecraft”

The Fredonia Shakespeare Club met for its seventh regular meeting of the 2016-2017 year at the home of Mary Jane Covley Walker. President Judi Lutz Woods presided with 15 members present. President Woods welcomed the club members to the 131st year of the club. The topic for the year is ...

Exempts donate to Christmas Basket Project

The Dunkirk Exempts has made a $1000 donation to the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Christmas Basket Project. This project has been going on for over 30 years and has served over hundreds of families. Taking part in the picture is the founder of the Christmas project, Sam Mancuso; youth helper Dylan ...

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Christmas Basket Project finalizes preparations

With Christmas fast approaching, organizers of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Christmas Basket Project have been preparing for the project taking place the weekend of Dec. 16-18. Each year, the project provides food and gifts to up to 150 needy families from the area. The Christmas Basket Project ...

Seeking Christmas light displays

The Lifestyles Department 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 e-mail ...

Seeking Christmas light displays

The Lifestyles Department 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 e-mail ...

J. N. Adam Memorial Hospital collection now available

The J. N. Adam Memorial Hospital collection is now available on the New York Heritage website: http://bit.ly/jnadam. This digital collection contains magazines and postcards chronicling life within the J.N. Adam Memorial Hospital in Perrysburg. The hospital was founded by James Noble Adam, ...

Lakewood announces Christmas in the Village

LAKEWOOD — The Village of Lakewood is excited to host Christmas in the Village on Saturday, Dec. 10 from noon to 8 p.m. This festive community event for the entire family will include holiday shopping with craft and gift vendors, local business sidewalk sales and restaurant food and drink ...

Community News Briefs

Local 2693 plans Christmas party    Dec. 10 Local 2693 will hold a members-only Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at the East Town Fire Hall, 10949 S. Roberts Road, Dunkirk. 20th old-fashioned Victorian Christmas planned for Sunday The 20th old-fashioned Victorian ...

Getting doggone silly to help man’s best friend

Elizabeth Ball and Tehya Halftown are fifth-graders at Silver Creek Central Elementary School who read about the plight of Gus, the badly injured English Mastiff featured in September in the OBSERVER. The students wanted to help with the dog’s vet fees and organized a Silly Sock Day ...

Learn about amphibian and reptile conservation at RTPI

JAMESTOWN — At 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy and Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI) will partner to host an opportunity to learn about amphibian and reptile conservation. This event will include short talks by representatives from CWC and RTPI about ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club discusses Women of the Court

The Fredonia Shakespeare Club met for its sixth regular meeting of the 2016-2017 year at the home of Dr. Minda Rae Amiran. President Judi Lutz Woods presided with 14 members present. President Woods welcomed the club members to the 131st year of our club. The topic for the year is “Women ...

SAR Unit Honors Veterans at Gerry Nursing Home

For Veterans Day, Nov. 11, members of the Chautauqua County Chapter of the SAR Color Guard Unit made a presentation in honor of the veterans at Gerry Nursing Home and Kresge Hall, including Doug Arters, Jeff Crossley, Jim White and Barb White, all in colonial costume, with photos taken by ...

Angola announces Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Singing

ANGOLA — The Angola Park and Gazebo Committee, in cooperation with The Friends of the Village and the Lake Shore Association of Christian Churches, have revised the Annual Christmas Carol Singing. Friday’s schedule is as follows: 6:30 p.m. Lighting Village Christmas Tree next to the ...

Collins Public Library announces December events

The Collins Public Library, located at 2341 Main St., Collins, has a number of activities planned for the month of December. They include: An all ages event: Coloring night: Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 7 p.m. Adult events: Quilting with Florence: Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 pm. Come quilt ...

Fredonia native publishes book

Fredonia-born John Hathaway, now a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, announces the publication of his book “Looking Forward to Yesterday, Alzheimer’s Disease...A Caregiver’s View,” about role-reversal, the demands on a caregiver and more are given a fresh new view. A quick reference tips ...

Military news

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Belynda A. Gullinese graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...