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Michelle Henry, Chautauqua County historian, speaker for May Genealogical Society meeting The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society will meet Tuesday, May 21 in the Steele Room of Barker Library in Fredonia at 6:30 p.m. When the County office building in Mayville was remodeled, old files ...

Access Chautauqua lists programs for week of May 18-24

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Access Chautauqua programming for the week of May 18-24 is as follows: The Chautauqua Institution 2017 Lecture Series will be Jon O. Newman, 13th Annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States at 12:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., and Ann Patchett and Michael Ruhlman, ...

Routes to Art studio tour this weekend in Cattaraugus County

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The Tri-County Arts Council is pleased to announce the return of the artist studio tour, Routes to Art, in Cattaraugus County on the weekend of May 18-19 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Routes to Art is a self-guided open studio tour which takes place in artist studios and select locations throughout the ...

Dunkirk-Fredonia Chamber holds Grape Expectations event

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The Dunkirk and Fredonia Community Chamber of Commerce held its annual Grape Expectations event at the Clarion Inn and Resort on Friday, May 10. The annual event brings several area wineries and vineyards together to promote the grape industry in the county and raise funds for scholarships, ...

Cybersecurity safety talk set for Monday

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Parents wonder: How do I know that my child is safe when they’re online? How much screen time is too much? Kids wonder: Why is my mom bugging me so much about Instagram? I know more than my parents do about the internet - why don’t they just leave me alone? Tracy Mitrano, internet safety ...

Brooks-TLC nurses with perfect attendance recognized at ceremony

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As part of National Nurses Week celebrations, Brooks-TLC nurses having perfect attendance were recognized at an awards ceremony and ice cream social. Those receiving perfect attendance awards at the Brooks and TLC campuses were Sophia Clayton-Arana, Skylar Cooper, Rachel Greco, Micaela Gzyl, ...

SUNY Fredonia commencement to be live-streamed

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Commencement 2019 at the State University of New York at Fredonia will be live-streamed and will begin at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, including both ceremonies in the Steele Hall arena combining undergraduate and master’s degree and advanced certificate graduates. There will be ...

Crack sales investigation leads to arrest of two

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OBSERVER Staff Report SILVER CREEK — Two residents of the village were arrested Thursday morning for crack sales after a months-long investigation by law enforcement. A Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department bulletin Thursday evening stated, “For the past several months a ...

County Most Wanted List suspect arrested after standoff

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OBSERVER Staff Report GERRY — A member of the Chautauqua County Most Wanted List was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a short standoff, and another person faces drug charges after the incident. Members of the Chautauqua County Probation Department observed wanted subject Richard Sendall ...

Stabbing in Dunkirk

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A person was stabbed Wednesday afternoon in Dunkirk, police said. On Wednesday at around 4:06 p.m., Dunkirk Police responded to the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue in the city of Dunkirk for a reported fight. Upon further investigation, it was learned that an individual was allegedly stabbed ...

Resident seeks vote on moving all Ripley students to Chautauqua Lake

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RIPLEY — A town resident petitioned Ripley Central School District Board of Education members to hold a non-binding vote to determine if a majority of taxpayers would be in favor of sending all students, both elementary and secondary, to Chautauqua Lake. Alan Waters, who owns a 155-acre ...

Silver Creek water, sewer rates going up

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SILVER CREEK — Village residents will be seeing an increase in water and sewer rates starting in July. Mayor Jeffrey Hornburg this week commented on upcoming changes to village water and sewer rates. “We will be putting out a notice on it, but when we passed the budget we said we were ...

Community notebook

Community Notebook

Legion plans barbecue on Memorial Day Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62 will be holding its annual Memorial Day Chicken BBQ by Weidner’s on May 27 beginning at noon until sold out. Tickets are $10 presale (must be picked up by 3 p.m.) and $12 at the door. Music will be by 2nd St. ...

Lake Erie Bird Club’s next meeting to be held on Monday

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The Lake Erie Bird Club will meet Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at Greystone Nature Preserve, 8531 Bear Lake Road, Fredonia. Dr. Terence Mosher will lead a bird and wildflower walk through the beautiful nature preserve. All are welcome to attend. Twenty-four members attended the April meeting ...

Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Board ornament debuts

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The WMH Auxiliary Board is pleased to announce that their 2019 ornament is now available. This is the 13th year in the limited edition series. This year’s ornament celebrates the advent of the Mechanical Grape Harvester and is titled “Harvestime 1969.” In 1969 mechanical grape ...

Bobbi MacKenzie benefit planned for Sunday

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On Sunday, May 19, friends and co-workers are joining forces to host a benefit on behalf of Roberta (Bobbi) MacKenzie. January 20 of this year, Bobbi suffered a life-altering Ruptured Brain Aneurysm. Thanks to the quick actions of her family members, she is on her way to recovery, but it ...

Drama camp auditions May 22 in Gowanda

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GOWANDA — Are you interested in spending a week singing, dancing and making life-long friendships? Registration is underway for Gowanda Hollywood Summer Drama Camp 2019 taking place the week of Aug. 5-9, 2019, at the historic Hollywood Theater, at 39 W. Main St., in the village. The camp, ...

Open house at museum

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The Valley Historical Society museum at the corner of Lester and Main streets in Sinclairville, pictured here, will hold an open house on Sunday, May 19 as part of the county-wide museum open house weekend. The museum will be open from 2 through 5 p.m. with no admission charge. Several ...

Evans board OKs resignation of town attorney

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ANGOLA — A new town attorney is in the future for the Evans Town Board. At a meeting earlier this month, the board accepted the resignation of attorney Jennifer Farrell. Farrell was recognized for years of with the board at the meeting. Her last day as attorney representing the Town will be ...