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VFW convention set for Saturday

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and Auxiliary to District Six will hold its 75th annual convention honoring Commander Brenda Serena and Auxiliary President Rosalie Cooper on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The event will be hosted by Col. John B. Weber VFW Post No. 898, 2909 South ...

Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation awards $62,839 in grants

The Board of Directors of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation recently approved 17 grants from two programs totaling $69,389. Both the Community Grants Program and the Community Pride Program are funded through the NCCF's 70 Community Benefit Funds. Individuals, families and ...

Three hurt in Findley Lake crash

Special to the OBSERVER FINDLEY LAKE — Three people were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries following a crash that destroyed a sedan Wednesday morning. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the collision at 11 a.m. between the sedan and ...

Ripley school adds day to schedule

RIPLEY — Those winter snow days will cost pupils a day off. Principal Micah Oldham reported that students will be attending school on June 7. This had originally been a day off, but the number of days lost to winter weather necessitated changing the day to one of attendance, he said. In a ...

Quilt raffle at Anderson-Lee Library

Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main St. in Silver Creek, is holding a quilt raffle to benefit the library. This green and cream-colored queen-sized quilt was made by Carman Wappman, who generously donated it to the library for this fund-raiser. Pictured are Anderson-Lee Library Director ...

Farm Bureau of Chautauqua County hosts agricultural trivia contest

WESTFIELD — A group of more than 40 participants recently gathered at Noble Winery in Westfield to compete in teams in an agricultural trivia contest. The 1st Chautauqua County Ag Trivia Night was sponsored by Farm Bureau of Chautauqua County and was modeled after a similar event hosted by ...

Chautauqua Board elects Candace Littell Maxwell as chair

CHAUTAUQUA — At its quarterly business meeting, the Chautauqua Institution Board of Trustees elected as its next Chair Candace (Candy) Littell Maxwell of Wilmington, Delaware. Maxwell is a retired strategic advisor with more than 30 years of diverse experience in business leadership, ...

Disabled boat rescued near city pier

The Dunkirk Fire Department responded to an SOS just beyond the break wall near the Dunkirk City Pier early Tuesday evening. Too far away to be seen in the picture, the boat apparently became disabled and began drifting east. Rescuers reached the boat safely and began the long process of towing ...

‘City Speaks’ to feature Dan Palmer this week

“City Speaks” is excited to have WDOE’s Radio Sports Director and Morning Show Announcer, Dan Palmer as our special guest this week. Not only has Dan been in the business for more than 45 years, but was inducted into the New York State Broadcaster’s Association Hall of Fame in ...

Meth, weapon recovered in vehicle stop

COLLINS — Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest of a 31-year-old North Collins resident on drug and weapon charges. At approximately 7:45 p.m. Sunday, deputies performed a traffic stop along Route 438 in the town of Collins after observing vehicle and traffic violations. ...

Pat Reno participating in art trail

The North Shore Arts Alliance announces that the 11th annual Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail Open Studio and Gallery Tour will take place over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-26. One of the artists participating in this year’s Chautauqua Lake Erie Art Trail, is Pat Reno with Reno Pottery. ...

Fredonia wins best tasting water in Chautauqua County

Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Director Christine Schuyler congratulates the Village of Fredonia for being the winner of the 26th annual Water Tasting Contest held at Chautauqua Mall on Saturday. Other participants included Cherry Creek, Dunkirk, Frewsburg, Jamestown ...

American Legion’s 100th birthday celebrated by Cassadaga post

CASSADAGA — The American Legion was formed in March 1919, 100 years ago. The Cassadaga American Legion Post 1280 held a "birthday" dinner to recognize the 100th year, and present various awards. The event was held at the legion dining room on Maple Avenue in the village with a wonderful ...

Audubon’s annual Plant Exchange and Sale set for Saturday

JAMESTOWN — The annual Plant Exchange and Sale at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) is a gathering of plant lovers where they can share not only their plants, but their knowledge of and enthusiasm for them as well. On Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., attendees can bring their ...

Sheridan Historical Society plans Memorial Day weekend events

The Sheridan Historical Society, located at 2702 Route 20 at Center Road, Sheridan has planned two events for Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday, May 25, the Society will hold an open house and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Along with the permanent collection, a temporary exhibit in ...

Brocton Central School Honor & Merit Rolls

The following students have been commended for academic achievement at the Brocton Central School for the third quarter of the 2018-2019 school year: High Honor Roll Grade 12 Madeline Brogan, Joshua Powell Grade 11 Mary Conklin, Laura Johnston, Gregory Lapp Grade 10 EmmaLee ...

‘Fight for Justice’ event starts tonight

JAMESTOWN — The Robert H. Jackson Center (RHJC) is pleased to present “The Fight for Justice,” a two-day event commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Korematsu v. U.S. Fred Korematsu was one of four men who defied President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, which authorized the ...