Briefly

Kids On The Fly Meetings Resume

SINCLAIRVILLE — Country Kids on the Fly will resume meetings at the Sinclairville Free Library, 15 Main St., on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. beginning today. This is a free program for ages 8 and up to learn fly tying techniques. All tools and materials will be provided. Parents must accompany youngsters to the first meeting to fill out and sign important papers.

Historical Society Kicks Off Season

The Bemus Point Historical Society kicks off its 2018-19 presentations on Wednesday with a special presentation to be held at the Hotel Lenhart at 7 p.m. The featured speaker will be Paul Leone, local historian and author. Leone will discuss his search for unique items from the Chautauqua area. Host and hostess for the evening will be John and Barbara “Bebe” Johnston, who will share some of the fascinating history of perhaps Bemus Point’s most venerable business. The complete schedule of the upcoming season’s presentation can be found on-line at bemuspointhistoricalsociety.org. Copies of the schedule can also be found at the Bemus Inn, the Bemus Point Library and at the museum on Alburtus Avenue.

Reed To Hold Remote Hours

DUNKIRK — U.S. Rep. Tom Reed’s staff will hold remote office hours in Dunkirk on Thursday from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The meeting will be in the conference room at the Dunkirk City Hall, 342 Central Avenue, Dunkirk. Staff will be available to answer questions, gather feedback and provide assistance with Medicare, Social Security, veterans’ benefits, and other issues related to federal agencies.

JPS Board To Meet Tuesday

The Jamestown School Board of Education will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the board room at 197 Martin Road, Jamestown. The meeting is open to the public.

Seniors To Hold Chicken BBQ

MAYVILLE — The Mayville Senior Citizens will be holding a chicken barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Mayville VFW at noon. Reservations can be made by calling Bonnie Johnson at 451-4037 as soon as possible. The barbecue will cost $4 to be paid at the dinner. Bring a dish to pass and your own place setting. Patrick Swanson, Chautauqua County district attorney, will be our speaker.

Ellington Library To Host Speaker

ELLINGTON — The Ellington Farman Library will host Hanover Historian Vince Martonis on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The program is called “Chautauqua County Curiosities” and features interesting and unique historical items. The curiosities will include the Famous Hanover Elm, the largest tree east of the Rockies; the Great Black Walnut Tree of Silver Creek–so large that it was made into a room; the incredible Sottle Horse Skull Fiddle–made by the first settler of the county; and Dr. Pettit’s medicines of Fredonia–a story which involves Mark Twain, Sears and Roebuck, and the Underground Railroad. Attendees will receive a free historical item related to the program.

Lakewood Library Board To Meet

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood Memorial Library board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the library. The meeting is open to the public.

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