Community notebook

Senior group plans

pair of trips

Grape Belt Seniors have announced two upcoming trips. They include:

¯ Sept. 2 National Comedy Center – Jamestown. Lucy/Desi Museum and Hometown Tour. $117 per person. Payment must be received by Aug. 1. Lunch in the Tropicana Room at Luci Desi Center. There will also be a guided tour of Lucy’s hometown of Jamestown. Depart 9 a.m. from behind Big Lots. Return 9 p.m.

¯ Oct. 20 Corning Museum. $139 per person. Pay by Sept. 20. Includes lunch voucher for Museum Cafe. Tour the Corning Museum of Glass. See Hot glass demonstration show. Make your own glass pumpkin workshop. Depart 7 a.m. from behind Big Lots. Return 9 p.m.

For more information call Judy Marino at 672-5778. Make checks payable to Grape Belt Seniors.

Chautauqua Rails to Trails announces wine walk fundraiser

Planning is underway for the third rendition of a summer Wine Walk sponsored by Chautauqua Rails to Trails with additional sponsorship from Loud Performance of Bemus Point and The Sophisticated Shoulder Experience.

The 2021 Wine Walk is set for Friday. Staggered start times will run every 15 minutes from 3:30 to 6:15 p.m. Participants can expect a 2-mile hike on the Webb Trail, a stone’s throw from Mayville Park and Box Car Barney’s Ice Cream. There will be multiple wine stops featuring local wines with a complimentary glass, snacks to pair and live music along the trail. Free parking is provided at 11 West Lake Road, Mayville. Wineries sponsoring the fundraiser are Johnson Estate, Willow Creek, Mazza Five & 20, 21 Brix, Sparkling Ponds and Liberty Vineyards. The Sophisticated Shoulder Experience is another sponsor.

Reservations are required at $30 and numbers are limited. It is recommended to register early for a desired time slot. Designated driver tickets are available at $10. A rain date of July 30 will be utilized in the case of projected thunderstorms or heavy rains. Refunds are promised for the rain date if needed. Ticket purchases and answers to questions can be found at chautrtt.org. The wine walk will comply with all New York State COVID-19 regulations in place at the time of the event. Proof of age will be required.

Chautauqua Rails to Trails is a all-volunteer, non-profit organization which maintains 30 miles of trails between Sherman and Brocton.

JCC to require

COVID-19 vaccine

SUNY Jamestown Community College, in accordance with a mandate from the State University of New York, will require incoming and returning students to receive the COVID-19 vaccination pending the federal government’s full approval of the vaccine.

Students who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized COVID vaccine and provide proof of vaccination will have no COVID-19 related restrictions. Vaccination records must be provided two weeks prior to arriving on campus for any reason.

Students who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, vaccinated with a COVID vaccine not FDA-authorized, and/or have approved medical or religious exemptions, must continue to wear a mask in indoor areas, outdoor areas if unable to maintain six-foot distancing, and public transportation. They must also participate in pool testing and complete a daily COVID screening.

The college announced in April that it would return to in-person operations contingent on health and safety protocols set forth by the State University of New York, health departments in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, the New York State Health Department, and the Centers for Disease Control. JCC shifted to remote operations on March 17, 2020 and began the 2020-21 academic year in August using a flexible instructional format that has included online, hybrid, and in-person courses.

More information is available at sunyjcc.edu/coronavirus.

Coming up …


Dunkirk Farmers’ Market

The Dunkirk Farmers’ Market is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Ruggles Street and Cliffstar Court at the Dunkirk Senior Center. It features local farmers and artisans.

Prevention Works Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue and fund-raiser

Prevention Works will hold its annual chicken barbecue fund-raiser from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Chautauqua Mall, 318 E. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood. The event is pick up only. The $12 per dinner cost includes a half chicken, two sides and a roll with butter. Tickets can be purchased at Prevention Works, 186 Lake Shore Drive W., Dunkirk or 509 N. Main St., Jamestown, for the event.

Fredonia Gazebo concert

Red, White and Blues favorites, “The JT Blues Band will take the gazebo stage in downtown Fredonia from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair for extra comfort. The concert is free and open to the public.

South Dayton Gazebo concert

The band “Country Memories, performing country music from the ’70s and ’80s, will perform from 6:30 to 8:300 p.m. in the South Dayton Gazebo on the South Dayton Village Green. Bring lawn chairs. The rain location is the South Dayton American Legion Pavilion, 4 Mill St.

Chautauqua County Genealogical Society meeting and program

The Genealogical Society meeting and program will take place at the Cassadaga American Legion Hall at 6:30 p.m. Members are encouraged to attend. Guests are welcome.

Angola Summer Lawn Chair Concert

The Angola Park and Gazebo Committee and the Village of Angola present a concert in Centennial Park, Angola from 7 to 9 p.m. Refreshments are available from the Evans Township Lions Club. The use of masks and social distancing is encouraged. The entertainers will be the Formula Band, Buffalo’s premier Italian band. The event is sponsored by Chiavetta’s Catering and Chicken BBQ.


Fair Food Festival

A variety of delicious menu items will be available for purchase at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds in Dunkirk from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The event features free gate and free parking. The 4-H program youth members will host their exhibits and club projects in the 4-H Youth Building.

Mayville’s Farmers’ Market

Mayville Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market is held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mayville Village Park, at the traffic light at Route 394 and Route 430, Mayville. It features farmers and artisans, with special events TBA.


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