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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s Speaker is Linda Ward. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. Service time is 10:30 a.m. to noon and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands-on healing, a message demonstration, music, meditation ...

Changing course

New Year’s resolutions are usually starting to fail by now. We see something in our lives that we would like to change and the beginning a of new year has become the traditional time to try to do that. We start with all kinds of good intentions, but in a short time we find ourselves falling ...

Art Start creating a community of creativity

Art Start is inviting local community members to explore their creative side with free art instruction. A full slate of classes is returning for the first session in 2020, including watercolor, decorative acrylic, knitting, card making, calligraphy, and scrapbooking classes. “No matter what ...

Meals on Wheels highlight random acts of sharing

Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels is blessed to operate in a community where sharing is a way of life. During Subaru’s Share the Love Event (November 14 through January 2) we invite everyone to Share the Love with our homebound neighbors during what might otherwise be a lonely time of year for ...

Hospice & General Physician PC announce bereavement collaboration

Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care and General Physician PC have announced their collaboration to sponsor a support group for parents who have lost a child. HOPE Grief Support Group will meet the third Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at the General Physician, PC’s Dunkirk office, ...

Anstaett Gift Tree Fund bolsters Interfaith Caregivers program

With the help of $1,721 in support from the Carroll and Dolores Anstaett Gift Tree Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, the Interfaith Caregivers Gift Tree program was again able to give disadvantaged area families a brighter Christmas this year. Each year the Gift Tree ...

Catholic Charities launches Appeal 2020

Catholic Charities this week announced the launch of Appeal 2020 setting a goal of $10 million. This year’s theme is “Think of Me.” “Embarking on my first Appeal, I have been meeting with both clients and supporters hearing firsthand the impact that Catholic Charities has on our ...

Religion briefs

Church of the Living Spirit This week’s Speaker is Connie Griffith. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. Service time is 10:30 a.m. to noon and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands-on healing, a message demonstration, music, ...

Honor Roll

Central Christian Academy announces honor rolls The following students made high honors at Central Christian Academy in Dunkirk for the First quarter: Grace Amidon, Madelyn Ferguson, Cora Neail, Hannah Powell, Hannah Walker, Joshua Wise. The following students made honors at Central ...

Open Meadows vacant church featured in magazine

NORTH HARMONY — A Chautauqua County country church, sitting quietly, now abandoned, has recently been featured in the internationally published magazine, Country Extra. Judy Wroda, a local photographer and author, submitted the story and photos of the church, which is located on Open Meadows ...

Leon Church celebrates Christmas 1940s style

LEON — The Leon Historical Society’s 23rd Christmas has come and gone. Last year we looked back at Christmas in the early 1800s Leon. This year we celebrated 1940’s style. It’s 1945 and the war has ended. Rationing may be over but goods are still scarce. Many servicemen are still ...

Gowanda United Methodist Church welcomes new pastor

GOWANDA — The Gowanda United Methodist Church welcomes Pastor Dave Rood as the new local pastor. He began Jan. 5. Pastor Rood will continue serving as pastor for the Versailles and the Four Corners United Methodist Churches as well. Service times for the three churches are as ...

Religion briefs

Church of the Living Spirit This week’s Speaker is Kim Kelleher. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. Service time is 10:30 a.m. to noon and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands-on healing, a message demonstration, music, ...

What We Believe — The Sanctity of Life

The celebration of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is set for Jan. 19. This is a yearly event that some churches actively promote, while others only make mention, and some not at all. And so, it becomes timely in the continuation of our “What We Believe” series that consideration be given to ...

Informational meeting set in Cassadaga for Foster Parent Open House

The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Home Finding Team will offer a Foster Parent Open House on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 4 to 6 p.m. The event will take place at the Cassadaga campus of Park United Methodist Church, 25 Maple Ave. in Cassadaga. If you enjoy ...

SCCS visits St. Columban’s on the Lake

Submitted Photos Several times per month, students in Mrs. Janet Decker’s class at Silver Creek Central School District visit St. Columban’s on the Lake retirement Home to play games and enjoy social time with the residents. The students and residents exchanged gifts Thursday, Dec. 20, ...

Religion briefs

Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Maureen Davis. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. Service time is 10:30 a.m. to noon and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands-on healing, a message demonstration, music, ...

Unitarian Universalist Congregation honors former minister

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua recently voted to bestow the honorary title of Minister Emerita on Reverend Theresa Kime for her devoted and faithful service to the congregation. Reverend Kime served the congregation for 12 years, until her retirement. The ...

Students raise money for food pantry

Submitted Photo Silver Creek Middle School once again raised money for the Silver Creek Food Pantry ahead of the holiday season. Students donated funds from Dec. 9-12 and raised $202.54 total. The food pantry’s Colleen McKenna stopped by campus Dec. 16 to pick up a check from SCMS Student ...