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Equine therapy group creating mobile unit

GERRY – Local organization N.E.I.G.H. (National Equine Institute of Growth through Healing, Inc.), part of The Constance Project provides equine assisted therapy and learning, to help clients improve their emotional, mental and social well-being. Dawn Samuelson, the founder of N.E.I.G.H., ...

Herbert seeks re-election to Town of Westfield Board

Jim Herbert is seeking re-election for the Town of Westfield Board and sent the OBSERVER the following announcement: “My name is Jim Herbert and I am running for re-election for the Town of Westfield Board. I have been a resident of the Town of Westfield since 1983. “I was born in 1944 ...

Child sex abuse prevention training Oct. 25 in Dunkirk

What if every person in our community was trained in child sexual abuse prevention? In the United States alone, one in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. The CREATE Project is pleased to present Chautauqua County Child Advocacy Program’s (CAP) Stewards of ...

Police looking for missing woman with Alzheimer’s

Police agencies and volunteer firefighters from nearly 20 departments spent Monday searching for a missing Panama woman. The search for Diana R. Chase, 74, continued throughout the night and is expected to resume today following a briefing at 7 a.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone ...

Dunkirk Sidewalk Repair Program begins

Submitted Photo City of Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas is pleased to announce that the City of Dunkirk Sidewalk Repair Program is underway. This program, funded through the Community Development Grant program from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will repair and replace ...

Emergency alert sent out in error

A company that was setting up an emergency alert system accidentally sent out a message to mobile phone users Tuesday afternoon. Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello said he spoke to John Griffith, county emergency services coordinator, who noted it “was an error by the company ...

New Westfield Cemetery tours set for Oct. 25-26

WESTFIELD — Enjoy a good spook while learning about history? Well, do we have a treat for you! The Patterson Library, Lake Shore Center for the Arts, Chautauqua County Historical Society at the McClurg Museum, Westfield Cemetery Association, the Village of Westfield, and the ...

Jackson Center’s second annual ‘Perfect Pairing’ benefit Oct. 26

JAMESTOWN — On Saturday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m., The Robert H. Jackson Center, 305 E. Fourth St., Jamestown will host its second annual “A Perfect Pairing,” a benefit for the Jackson Center’s upcoming educational programs. The evening will feature a four-course autumnal meal created by ...

Nominations sought for Pine Valley Wall of Fame

SOUTH DAYTON — The Pine Valley Central School District Wall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for induction in 2020 into the Pine Valley Wall of Fame. The purpose of this program is to honor graduates from Pine Valley Central School, living or deceased, who have distinguished ...

County officials want law enforcement helicopter back

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County officials are working to re-establish the use of a helicopter during law enforcement situations. During the Chautauqua County Legislature Public Safety Committee meeting in September, James Quattrone, county sheriff, and PJ Wendel, R-Lakewood and legislature ...

Mudslingers hosting stop in Chautauqua Pottery tour

During this year’s Chautauqua Pottery tour, Ron Nasca at 18 Water St., Fredonia will host work by Ted Lee, Jake Swanson, Amy Snyder and Sarah Zielonka. Nasca opened the doors of Mudslingers in 2004. He attended Fredonia State and studied ceramics with Marvin Bjurlin. He describes himself as a ...

LEARNING WHILE DOING: Students get water quality data

Submitted Photos On Thursday, Oct. 3, students from Westfield Central School and Dunkirk Middle School participated in the “Day in the Life of Great Lakes Tributaries.” The students collected water quality data to help inform scientists about the quality of water that is flowing into Lake ...

Jackson Center legal education seminar planned for Tuesday

JAMESTOWN — The Robert H. Jackson Center is pleased to announce its 2019 Fall Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the Jackson Center, located at 305 E. Fourth St., Jamestown. Registration opens at 8 a.m. The event will begin at 8:45 a.m. with “Solar ...

Civic calendar

Brocton Wednesday — Brocton Board of Trustees regular meeting, 4:30 p.m., village hall Cassadaga Wednesday — Cassadaga Board of Trustees regular meeting, 7 p.m., Cassadaga Fire Hall Dunkirk Tuesday — Economic Development Meeting, 4 p.m., city hall Tuesday — Common Council, ...

Essek: Leadership, listening will move us forward

A few months ago, trustee candidates Dale Ricker; Roland Rose and Vicky Cunningham and I — TEAM Fredonia — embarked on a villagewide “Listening Tour” of Fredonia. The goal of this was to inquire what our residents thought were the most important issues in our village for a new ...

Landis: Village is making progress

I took office with the vision of making Fredonia a well-known university town, a center for culture and arts, a place that could attract new entrepreneurs through sustainable agriculture, science and innovation. During my time as your mayor, I have worked to bring almost $80 million in ...

Congratulations to all award recipients!

Board Chairman Brian Bugaj hit the nail on the head during the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet this past week. He noted that we call one another “neighbor” in our communities. “Neighbor helping neighbor” and the passion our people bring to their ...

First female American Indian dentist to speak at community event

IRVING — The Seneca Nation Health System will be hosting a community event on Tuesday, Oct. 22, for high school aged youth and parents. Dr. Rickert will be speaking to youth about her career and encouraging their application to health profession careers. The speech and dinner will be held at ...

Clymer, Panama, Sherman schools reviewing options

CLYMER — The Clymer Central School Board of Education views collaboration among neighboring school districts as a necessary step toward its own preservation. The board recently submitted letters of interest regarding shared services, the tuitioning of students and possible merger to the ...

Supervisory Certificate Series set at Jamestown Community College

Jamestown Community College is offering a series of skill building workshops to enhance supervisory capabilities within companies and organizations. The 10-day Successful Supervision certificate program features sessions led by experienced trainers from various employment sectors. Timely ...