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Upward Bound works with Meals on Wheels

Submitted Photo The Upward Bound Program’s Give Thanks Holiday Celebration took place in December. This year’s event focused on community service and the Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels program. Staff, students and their family members took part in a special craft activity making wreaths ...

Lakeshore Humane Society holds bowling fund-raiser

Bowl for a good cause by coming to the Lakeshore Humane Society’s fifth annual “Pins for Paws” fund-raiser on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lucky Lanes Bowling Center, 10387 Bennett Road in Fredonia. Tickets are $12.50 each, which include two games and your shoes. Tickets are ...

Minor injury reported in Gerry accident

GERRY — One youth was injured after a car accident on the Old Chautauqua Road on Friday afternoon. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies report they were dispatched for a vehicle into the ditch around 4 p.m. Upon arrival it was found that Casey M. Eaker, 28, of Hagerdon Road lost control of ...

Westfield man facing altercation troubles again

WESTFIELD — A town resident is again facing charges after an altercation last month. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies reported they investigated an alleged incident that occurred in the town Dec. 16. After further investigation, Anthony Delmonte, 20, was charged with first-degree ...

Dunkirk man facing drug charges after traffic stop

CASSADAGA — A 40-year-old Dunkirk man is facing drug charges after being stopped Saturday morning. Chautauqua County sheriff units stopped a motor vehicle on North Main Street for having no inspection sticker. Deputies identified the driver of the vehicle as Fred W. Bistrisky. Bistrisky was ...

Club news

Shakespeare Club news The photograph of the current membership of Shakespeare Club was taken following its Dec. 12 meeting. This 2019-2020 club year is notable since it marks the 135th consecutive year of the Club’s existence. The Fredonia chapter was founded in 1885 following the ...

SCHS students Adopt a Veteran for the holidays

Students in Kristen Foley’s government class worked to spread holiday cheer to a local veteran family via the Adopt-a-Vet program facilitated through WNY Heroes, a nonprofit that assists military families in need. In the process, they got life lessons in leadership, kindness, and giving back ...

Coding for a day (and likely much more) at SUNY Fredonia

Students from Lake Shore Middle School’s Soaring Eagles Robotics Club visited the Computer and Information Sciences Department at SUNY Fredonia for a “Code for a Day” experience. Students first heard from Professor Greg Cole, who led students through a series of 20 coding activities ...

Free dementia education, caregiver resources in Chautauqua County

The Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter offers a number of free education programs about dementia and support services for those living with dementia and caregivers all across the region and has a program scheduled in Chautauqua County in January. Learn more about the ...

New York State STOP-DWI Enforcement Crackdown

Chautauqua County police agencies participated in the New York State STOP-DWI Thanksgiving Enforcement Crackdown. The crackdown began Wednesday, Nov. 27 and continued through Sunday, Dec. 1. This event was funded by a 2019-2020 grant from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and is part of ...

HAIL! Fredonia Records hosts ‘Rock ‘N Bowl’ fundraiser

The bowling pins flew and live music by two student bands rocked — all for a good cause — at “Rock ‘N Bowl” presented by HAIL! Fredonia Records at Lucky Lanes in Fredonia. Members of the State University of New York at Fredonia student-run record label handled all aspects of the ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club hears paper on ethology

The fifth meeting of the 2019-2020 Fredonia Shakespeare Club year was held on Nov. 7 at the home of Lucille Richardson. President Richardson welcomed 13 members. Priscilla Bernatz read the minutes from the Oct. 31 meeting. The minutes were approved as written. The Club’s area of study ...

Family Yoga planned for Audubon January 16

JAMESTOWN — Audubon Community Nature Center is offering a special opportunity for families this winter. On Thursday, Jan. 16, from 5 to 6 p.m., certified Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) instructor Loretta Cheney will host a Family Yoga class. The class will repeat on Thursday, Feb. 20. KAY ...

Trooper charged with causing Thruway accident

A New York State Trooper has been charged in causing an accident on the New York State Thruway last summer between Exits 58 and 59. On Tuesday, Troopers arrested Stephen C. Barker, 33 for second-degree reckless endangerment and reckless driving. On July 15, 2019 at 1:08 p.m., troopers out ...

Sundquist sworn in as Jamestown’s 25th mayor

JAMESTOWN — For the first time in 20 years, Jamestown has a new mayor. On Wednesday, Eddie Sundquist was sworn in as the 25th mayor of the "Pearl City" during an inauguration ceremony held at the Scharmann Theater at Jamestown Community College. Sundquist replaced former Mayor Sam Teresi, ...

Intern delivers Chautauqua talk

Few college students give talks at Chautauqua Institution, but that’s what Catherine Oag did as part of a summer internship when she introduced Albion Tourgee, lead counsel in the landmark Plessy v. Ferguson case, in the revered Hall of Philosophy. A history major at the State University of ...

Women of the Moose donate to St. Jude’s

Submitted Photo The Westfield Women of the Moose Chapter 517 recently held a fundraiser to benefit the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Chairman Laura Shearer raffled off an electronics basket which was won by Roxanne Baideme of Westfield. A check in the amount of $300 was sent ...

HOLIDAY HELP: Dunkirk firefighters give gifts

Submitted Photos Members of the Dunkirk Fire Department/ Dunkirk Professional Firefighters Local 616 spread holiday cheer to two Dunkirk families on Christmas Eve. Dunkirk Professional Firefighters Local 616 active and retired members, along with the Chief Michael Edwards and Mayor Wilfred ...

Elks Lodge in city burglarized New Year’s Day

A Dunkirk organization is asking for the public's assistance after a burglary on New Year's Day. According to its Facebook page, the Dunkirk Elks noted: "Sometime on January 1st between 4 a.m. and 3 p.m. our Elks Lodge was broken into. "Please, if you know something or hear something, call ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club hears paper on Nobel Prize in Physics 1956

The eighth meeting of the Fredonia Shakespeare Club was held on Dec. 5, hosted by Mary Croxton. President Lucille Richardson welcomed 13 members. Priscilla Bernatz read the minutes from the Nov. 21 meeting. The minutes were approved as written. Next year’s officers were unanimously ...