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Club members to be special guests Saturday

MAYVILLE - Mayville Tuesday Club members will be special guests at the Saturday board meeting of the Western New York Federation of Women's Clubs at 11 a.m. at The Italian Fisherman restaurant in Bemus Point. Among those attending will be President Dianne Goodrich. Other women from the Lakewood ...

Fredonia resident to celebrate book launch

BUFFALO - "Haiku to the Chief," released July 4 by Ghost City Press, contains a series of 43 haikus - one for each United States president from Washington to Obama (Grover Cleveland only gets one). Trenchant but nonpartisan, full of wit and surprising pathos, the slim but weighty volume brings ...

Westfield/Mayville Rotary gets visitor

WESTFIELD - Newly installed Rotary District Governor Marlee Diehl visited the Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club recently and announced the club's 2016-17 goal this year - "Rotary Serving Humanity."Two of her favorite undertakings during her visit were recognizing long-time members and exceptional ...

Homegrown NY Times bestselling author coming to town for event

Chautauqua Striders, a county-wide youth advocacy agency, will host "Wine Between the Lines," on Saturday from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Alumni House at SUNY Fredonia. New York Times Bestselling Author Wendy Corsi Staub is the keynote speaker for this literary and wine event.Corsi Staub is an ...

DHS Class of 1967 50th reunion meeting

The Dunkirk High School Class of 1967 50th reunion meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25 at Demetri's on the Lake. Any interested classmate is welcome. Contact Patty at 366-4034 ot Karen at 366-0048.

Bud n’ Bloom Garden Club visits local Japanese gardens

On a stifling hot and humid Wednesday in August, the owners of three local Japanese-inspired gardens graciously prepared and welcomed the members of the Bud 'n Bloom Garden Club to tour their amazing gardens.Members Sallie Muscato and Sue Lamb were the hostesses for the August meeting. ...

Pagano family reunion celebrates 62 years

SHERIDAN - A very dark and gloomy morning gave way to a beautiful sunny day so that about 150 people could celebrate 62 years for the Pagano Family Reunion at the Willow Creek Winery on Saturday, July 30.The event was started with a welcome speech by Master of Ceremonies Joseph Bowers.A short ...

Webber family reunion greets more than 100

PERRYSBURG - One hundred family members and several guests attended the 40th annual Webber Family Reunion, Saturday, Aug. 6. It was hosted by Daniel Webber of Perrysburg. It was held at the Perrysburg Conservation Club in Perrysburg.Prizes were awarded to the youngest girl, Arrowlynn Elizabeth ...

Tilden and Cora Ingersoll reunion held Aug. 14

CATTARAUGUS - The 41st Tilden and Cora Ingersoll reunion was held Aug. 14 at the Wildwood Pool at Cattaraugus, hosted by the Lawrence Denzil Ingersoll family. Fifty members were present and came from Florida, Rochester and the local area.A blessing of the food was given by Larry Ingersoll. The ...

Do you remember?

The Dunkirk High School girl's basketball team in 1925 is pictured. Front row from left: N. Weiss, R. Selberg and M. Barone. Second row: M. Muscato, P. Davis, D. Richards and M. Marquardt. Third row: A. Coniglio, J. Rich and G. Kornprobst.

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Dunkirk Rotary holding book drive

Members of the public are encouraged to bring their new or gently-used children's books to benefit the Dunkirk Public School kindergarteners.The Rotary Club of Dunkirk's goal is to give every kindergartener his or her own book.Drop-off locations are: Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, ...

Eighty-four family members attend annual Smith Schmidt Krawiec reunion

FORESTVILLE - The 54th Annual Smith Schmidt Krawiec Family Reunion took place on the King Road farm of Joseph and Rene Granata in Forestville on Aug. 5 and 6, with 84 members in attendance.Family members met on Friday evening for a hot dog and corn roast and to dress the large pig for roasting, ...

Genealogical Society holds summer picnic in Westfield

WESTFIELD - The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society recently held the summer picnic at the Ottaway Park in Westfield with guest speaker Larry Barmore of Gerry. Barmore spoke of his 29 year research of family history, where he said he was able to date back to 1780.The Barmore family, he said, ...

United Way helped make it happen

The Chautauqua Adult Day Care has expanded its "Latino Outreach to Seniors" program to become a countywide program. Seven years ago, the agency wanted to be able to help older Latinos in the community be able to receive senior services to help them remain independent and at home. Many older ...

Nicaraguan Appeal 2016 sends help to mission

The Dunkirk-Fredonia Center for Peace and Justice conducted its annual appeal for humanitarian items for the poverty-stricken residents of the Central American country of Nicaragua. The collection took place during the month of July. The program was handled in conjunction with Ann Marie Zon, a ...

Valley Historical Society museum open house last two Sundays in August

SINCLAIRVILLE - The Valley Historical Society museum at Main and Lester streets in Sinclairville will be open on Sunday, Aug. 21 and Sunday, Aug. 28 from 2 to 5 p.m.The museum building that was constructed in 1845 is the oldest remaining commercial brick building in Chautauqua County. The ...