Local/Region

Local Masons sponsor safety ID at Chautauqua County Fair

With the start of another annual session of the Chautauqua County Fair, members of the Chautauqua District of Free & Accepted Masons, along with its sister group Order of the Eastern Star, as well as associated youth organizations of Demolay (boys) and Triangle (girls), will be once again ...

Teamsters endorse Rosas in mayor’s re-election bid

Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas has received the backing of Teamsters Joint Council 46 in his re-election efforts for this November. “We trust, and believe, that Willie Rosas will continue to support organized labor, and look forward to working with him throughout his re-election and during ...

Evening in the Garden to be held July 17, 2019

JAMESTOWN — July 9, 2019 - Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardeners Program announce the June Evening in the Garden to be held July 17 at 6 p.m. in the demonstration gardens at the Frank Bratt Ag Center, 3542 Turner Rd in Jamestown. Topics for July will be ...

Patterson Library announces July and August events

WESTFIELD — July has really shown its true colors with the heat and humidity. Come cool down at the Patterson Library for July’s jam-packed calendar of events! Every Monday at 11:15 a.m. through Aug. 5, we have a special program for “A Universe of Stories” Summer Reading Program. ...

Seneca Nation’s Gakwi:yo:h Farms opens local organic farm market

COLLINS — Gakwi:yo:h Farms Market has opened an organic food market located at 13594 Taylor Hollow Road in Collins. The goal of the Market is to bring healthy, fresh produce and food to the community. A grand opening event was held Wednesday, where Seneca Nation President Rickey Armstrong ...

Academy Heights Neighborhood Association launches virtual historic house tour

Academy Heights neighborhood in conjunction with the Dunkirk Historical Society has just launched its Virtual Historic House Tour, which includes 14 historic homes located in the second ward, the section of the city with all the bird names, from Central Ave to Robin Street. The project was ...

Historical meeting to focus on train wreck

MAYVILLE — “A Love Triangle and a Train Wreck,” presented by Chautauqua County Historian Michelle Henry, will be the program for the Thursday, July 18 meeting of the Chautauqua Town Historical Society at 7 p.m. at the Town Building, 2 Academy St. Henry will unravel the tale of a ...

Volunteers make things happen

So many organizations rely on volunteers to get things done, and our Chambers of Commerce are no exception. From board meetings to community events, volunteers who step up for the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and our six Community Chambers make a genuine difference for everyone. The ...

7th Annual Mel Perks Motorcycle Run

The Mel Perks Motorcycle Run to benefit Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care will take place Saturday, July 20 at the Frewsburg Legion. The day will begin with coffee and doughnuts at 9 a.m. at the Legion. Registration will be open until 10:45am. Free-will donations will be accepted as ...

New York Army National Guard Recruiters to attend Chautauqua County Fair

Attendants of the Chautauqua County Fair will be able to learn about opportunities in the New York Army National Guard and see military equipment, by stopping by a recruiting station present at the fair. A recruiter’s booth will be located on the fair grounds near the horse track for the ...

Lake View man arrested for DWAI dies 6 days later

EVANS — A Lake View man who was previously arrested in Evans for driving while ability impaired by drugs (DWAI) passed away July 9 in Hamburg. On July 3 at roughly 9:21 p.m., an anonymous complainant reported a reckless driver on Erie Road passing Chick’s. Patrol located and observed the ...

Gerry man charged in morning altercation

GERRY -- A 50-year-old town man is facing charges after a morning altercation. Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office responded to the incident on Route 60 around 2 a.m. It is alleged that Robert L. Gardner Jr. struck another individual, as well as obstructed the breathing of said individual. ...

A win for recycling

Kindergarten Math and STEM teacher at School No. 3 Amanda Kulig went above and beyond to help students understand the importance of recycling and its impact on our community. Amanda challenged the elementary schools to recycle by developing a partnership with Marcus Promber at Can Kings where ...

Excessive rain floods creek, basements

OBSERVER Staff Report Sunday’s heavy rains flooded a number of basements in the city but also caused a local waterway to flood. At around 3 a.m. a storm arrived, tearing through the region near the Dunkirk Airport, dropping nearly 3 inches of rain within the hour. The resulting deluge ...

Precision Vineyard Management Field Day and Shaulis Symposium set

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Lake Erie Regional Grape Program is pleased to announce that LERGP and Cornell Research and Extension Laboratory has been working to Improve the Bottom Line for commercial competitive grape production using Precision Vineyard Management ...

43rd annual Pacos and 5th Burlett family reunion

The 43rd annual Pacos family reunion and the 5th annual Burlett family reunion will be held on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13. Family members are invited Friday evening to the Pacos Farm on Concord Drive, Fredonia, at 6 p.m. for a “stone picking and painting party.” Bring your own ...

League, AAUW hear of recent election changes

The League of Women Voters of Chautauqua Country, along with the American Association of University Women of Jamestown, welcomed the Chautauqua Country Board of Elections to a recent “Hot Topics Luncheon,” held at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in Celeron. Board of Elections Commissioners ...

Gowanda High releases fourth-quarter honor rolls

GOWANDA – The following freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors at Gowanda High School earned spots on the high honor, honor and merit rolls for the fourth-quarter marking period of the 2018-2019 academic year. High Honor Roll (95 average and higher) 12th grade: Olivia Ackley, ...

Dunkirk Senior Center June birthdays

Front row, left to right: Doris Armstrong, Pat Kibbe, Margaret Lape, Pat Thrasher. Back row, left to right: Mary Ann Corsoro, Greg Sek, Art Purol, Jeannie Storey, Sharon Stevens.

City Speaks notes one-year anniversary

City Speaks celebrates its one year anniversary with Mayor Wilfred Rosas. To find out some of the major events this past year has brought, tune in to City Speaks through July 17. Our next City Speaks Show will feature the Locomotive Museum at the Fairgrounds on Central Avenue. City Speaks ...