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American Bully Kennel Club holding show today in Dunkirk

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Dunkirk will be seeing more bulldogs this weekend as the American Bully Kennel Club (ABKC) will host its second annual dog show at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds once more. The show features the array of bulldog breeds including American, French and English Bulldogs just to name a ...

County keeps eye on rising Lake Erie levels

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MAYVILLE —The Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Services is monitoring the high levels of Lake Erie as it continues to rise. John Griffith, Director of Emergency Services, reports that Lake Erie is at levels 30 inches above the long term average level for the month of May. The ...

Grand marshal named for Memorial Day in city

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Dunkirk resident and Korean War veteran Edward W. Long Jr. has been named grand marshal of this year’s city Memorial Day services and parade. Long, who served in the 159th Field Artillery with the U.S. Army, was stationed in Korea for 11 months from in 1951 and 1952. He will be honored at ...

Open container tops during ‘Not Fred Fest’

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Open container violations and unlawful possession of alcohol by people under 21 dominated the list of charges made by the Fredonia Police Department during “Not Fred Fest” 2019. The OBSERVER took a look at the 99 arrest reports provided by Chief Bradley Meyers for the period from midnight ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Sinclairville Free Library author talk The Sinclairville Free Library announces that author Karen Wielinski will present a book talk at the library on Thursday, May 30 at 6 p.m. Wielinski will discuss her book “One on the Ground: The Story of One Family Before, During, and After Continental ...

Area Police

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Silver Creek man arrested after gunshot incident SILVER CREEK — A village resident has been charged after firing a rifle early Thursday in the Robinson Street area. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies charged Jacob D. Seeley, 26, of 71 Robinson Street with first-degree reckless ...

Borrello announces summer food truck days

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MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Executive’s Office has been working on a new initiative to offer additional choices for lunch by hosting local food trucks this summer. The initiative began last fall with a test-run day after 3 C’s Catering reached out to discuss possible opportunities ...

Fredonia Place to have Williamsville location

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The Tzetzo Cos., LLC has announced the acquisition of St. Mary’s of the Angels Assisted Living Facility, 201 Reist St., Williamsville, from the Sisters of St. Francis of the Newmann Communities. Surrounded by Amherst Town Park and Park Country Club, the facility offers one of the most ...

Dr. Larry Maheady appointed to distinguished professor rank

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The State University of New York Board of Trustees recently approved the appointment of Fredonia resident Dr. Larry Maheady to the Distinguished Faculty rank. The Distinguished Professorship is conferred upon individuals who have achieved national and/or international prominence and a ...

Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary announces new fund-raiser

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Wouldn’t it be fun to have a new mug for that morning cup of coffee or afternoon tea? Or maybe you’re looking for a unique gift for a friend. Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary can help. The group will be selling mugs in two different designs. The “Lincoln & Grace” mug has a moss ...

Historical Society commemorates D-Day Anniversary

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SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Historical Society will usher in the Memorial Day weekend with a special exhibit commemorating the upcoming 75th anniversary of D-Day. The free exhibit will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, May 25. A number of interesting artifacts have been loaned ...

Central Christian Academy honor roll

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Central Christian Academy is proud to announce its third quarter honor roll students: High Honors: Grace Amidon, Jayden Fahie, Alexandria Ferguson, Madelyn Ferguson, Hannah Powell, Annabelle Thies, Hannah Walker, Sophie Walker. Honor Roll: Sophia Botticello, Michael Cettell, Hailey Ehmke, ...

Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary holds their monthly meeting

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The Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary held its regular monthly at the Legion Post, Tuesday, May 14. In the absence of President Bev Speelberg and 1st Vice President Bonnie Vari, 2nd Vice President Lauren Sharp opened the meeting in regular fashion with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Preamble, and a ...

Four area businesses accused of selling alcohol to minors

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Four area businesses are accused by state officials of selling alcohol to minors following a sting operation. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the results of joint efforts by state agencies to crack down on underage drinking throughout the state during the month of April. The New ...

No injuries in two accidents Friday afternoon

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The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office was called to two accidents in a matter of minutes Friday afternoon. Around 1:55 p.m. a vehicle hit a pole on Route 20, near Lamberton Road in the town of Pomfret. The vehicle was damaged, but no injuries were reported. Then five minutes later ...

Elderly man falls into Lake Erie

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OBSERVER Photo A 70-year-old man fell off the wall and into Lake Erie at Van Buren Point Friday. The call went out at about 3 p.m., responding agencies included Brocton, Dunkirk and Portland Fire Departments, Chautauqua County EMS and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. A member of the ...

Lake groups say herbicide treatments successful

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According to just about everyone involved with last week’s herbicide applications on Chautauqua Lake, they were a success in more ways than one. Sunny weather and moderate wind speeds cooperated with SOLitude Lake Management’s plan to treat the 400-plus acres of lake waters funded by ...

Olean Charter for Compassion to present regional conference

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CHAUTAUQUA — As compassion is a powerful, world-changing vision proven to enrich all areas in our communities, the Olean Area Charter for Compassion has partnered with the Chautauqua Institution to present “Cultivating Compassion in Your Community,” a regional conference offered from 8:30 ...

4-H Goat Pancake Breakfast a success

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STOCKTON, — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Goat Program held a pancake breakfast on April 7 at the Stockton Fire Hall. The event was organized by the 4-H Goat Committee and featured a pancake breakfast that included your choice of grape or ...

Silver Creek fundraiser fights towards a cure

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SILVER CREEK — They clipped. They shaved. They braided. They even sang. And when the third annual Goin' Bald for Bucks event at Silver Creek Central School District concluded Friday (May 17, 2019), students and staff went home with drastic new hair-do's and the satisfaction of knowing their ...