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‘Bucket of Junk’ at the Chautauqua County Fair

Again this year the Chautauqua County Fair is excited to continue the Bucket of Junk department in Floral Hall for juniors (ages 17 and under). Exhibitors will be given a bucket or bag containing various items often considered “junk.” The exhibitor will then be challenged to make a ...

Library’s summer writing contest under way

BROCTON — The Town of Portland’s Ahira Hall Memorial Library is proud to announce its 2019 Summer Writing Contest. Writers may submit in person at the library 37 W. Main St. in Brocton (including in drop box if not open), through the mail at P.O. Box Q, Brocton 14716, or email to ...

Valvo’s celebrating 100 years

Valvo’s Candies in Silver Creek is celebrating a huge milestone this Father’s Day weekend, commemorating 100 years in business in the village. The family-owned candy business has appeared on several travel/food/leisure television shows and is now in its third generation of ownership, ...

Chautauqua County Democratic chairman supports labor act

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Democratic Committee Chair Norman P. Green Friday blasted the New York State Rural Conference’s officers and board of directors who went on record today opposing the passing of the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act. “While Chautauqua County is a member of ...

The Sounds of Bach and Beyond in Fredonia

Currently in its 24th season, the Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival is under the artistic direction of Grant Cooper and includes an impressive lineup of nationally and internationally recognized musicians specializing in the performance practice of the 17th and 18th centuries. While ...

Donations kneaded: Black Knights bake for food pantries’ sake

They mixed, they kneaded, they baked, they packaged. Students from Silver Creek High School in the Government class of Kristen Foley donated a total of 940 dinner rolls to the Silver Creek Food Pantry and 300 to the Rural Ministry in Dunkirk this spring. This community service project was made ...

Mayville’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive a success

The Mayville Post Office held their annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 11. Thanks to the generosity of the Post Office, the letter carriers, and Postal customers, 30 tubs of non-perishable food and hygiene products were collected and donated to the Mayville Food Pantry (St. ...

International students at JCC celebrate

Jamestown Community College students representing six continents gathered for a celebration at the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year. Jennifer Apthorpe, global learning coordinator, and Kelly Stineman, project manager, presented special recognitions to graduating students Nimish Gounder ...

Unit 62 distributes poppies

Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 Junior Auxiliary members Ava and Addison Schwerk are pictured here distributing poppies at Tops to Dan Palmer. The poppy is worn as a symbol of support for those who served our nation. The American Legion honors the men and women who fought for our freedoms, whom we ...

Vince Martonis honored with awards for collection of Dr. Fenner medicines

Vince Martonis of Gerry was honored with two awards at a history event held April 27 and 28 in Rochester for his outstanding collection of Dr. Fenner medicines from Fredonia. He was voted the People’s Choice Award by the many hundreds attending. He also won the Most Educational Award given by ...

Tips, collaboration net suspects in robbery case

JAMESTOWN — Tips from the community and surveillance video helped police locate the suspects involved in an armed robbery of a West Ellicott convenience store Wednesday morning. At least three people are believed to be connected to the hold up at Keystone Food Mart, 575 Fairmount Ave., in ...

JPD officer charged with felony resigns

JAMESTOWN — An officer with the Jamestown Police Department charged in March with criminal possession of a forged instrument has resigned. Jamestown police Chief Harry Snellings confirmed Thursday that 40-year-old Kenneth V. Nellis III resigned May 30 and is no longer with the ...

Brocton Alumni announce scholarship winners, events

BROCTON — The Brocton Central School Alumni Association is proud to announce they have selected three winners from the Class of 2019 who will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. The recipients were announced at the BCS awards night and will be honored guests with their families at the BCS ...

Bomb threat investigation ongoing in Randolph

RANDOLPH — On June 13 at approximately 7 a.m., the Randolph Central School District received a generic call claiming a bomb was in the school. The school was first put into a two-hour delay and then closed in order to provide the appropriate amount of time to search and clear all buildings on ...

Access Chautauqua programming set for June 15-21

“Chautauqua Sunrise,” hosted by Doc Hamels, will have Roe Woodard discussing safe boating. The program airs live at 9 a.m. on Saturday only, then repeats at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Repeat programming is typically re-aired throughout the week at other various time slots. All programming starts ...

Ribbon cutting for Tim Hortons

On Thursday a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Route 60, Cassadaga for Chautauqua County’s latest Tim Hortons. It is owned by David and Gina Kron. This is their fourth location. Their first one, located on Rt. 60, Fredonia opened in 2002. Their other two locations are in Dunkirk.

County issues warning on rabies

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services has received numerous reports of concern over possible rabid acting animals, officials indicated in a news release this morning. Many of these animals may not have rabies at all but may be in the final stages of the ...

Flag Day, retirement ceremony is Saturday

Every year, the Dunkirk Elks Lodge celebrates Flag Day with a small ceremony held at the historical Dunkirk Lighthouse. The tradition continues this year with one exception: the ceremony will be held on Saturday — the day after the national observance day. The American flag is the one ...

Lake conference to be held for ‘different perspectives’

The first ever Chautauqua Lake Conference will soon bring together several nonprofit organizations in a public, free and educational effort Saturday at Chautauqua Institution with the theme of “Working Together for a Healthy Lake.” Two years ago, planning began once the concept of ...

Patterson Library announces Summer Reading Program events

WESTFIELD — It’s time for summer reading! “A Universe of Stories” will take us away to far away places, and anywhere else you can possibly imagine – it’s all up to you! Patterson Library has a jam-packed Summer Reading Program schedule. Please come and join us for all of our fun, ...