Local Man Wins Glogg Contest
BUSTI – In the 11th annual contest of the Busti Glogg Society, Eric Anderson of Jamestown won first place. The libations were judged on flavor, aroma and taste. This year’s contest had the most entrants in the competition’s history and the judging was fierce. The 12th contest is slated for Christmas Day 2014.
Parkinson’s Group Cancels Meeting
The Parkinson’s Support Group will not meet for the month of January due to the holiday. Regular meetings will resume on the first Wednesday in February. The group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church on Fourth Street in Jamestown.
Credit Union To Offer Scholarships
Western Division Federal Credit Union will award scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to six local high school seniors for outstanding academic performance. Each applicant will be judged on his or her four-year cumulative scholastic performance, community service, leadership roles and essay. In addition, the applicant who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to his or her community will be awarded a scholarship of $500. “We are a strong believer in education,” says Craig Mellenthien, president and CEO of Western Division. “Our young adults are our future; their success is our success.” Founded in 1937, Western Division is one of Western New York’s largest not-for-profit cooperatives, providing financial services for those who live, work, volunteer, worship or attend school in Erie or Chautauqua Counties. For more information, or to apply for a Western Division scholarship, visit www.westerndivision.org.
City Tree Pickup Begins Monday
The Jamestown Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department recently announced that Parks Department crews will begin picking up discarded Christmas trees Monday, Jan. 6 for recycling. Residents are urged to place their tree on the terrace between the street and sidewalk, and if at all possible, keep it visible if a large snowfall occurs. All trees should have lights and stands removed, and not be in plastic bags. For more information, call the Parks Department at 483-7573.
‘F Word’ To Air On Channel 5
FREDONIA – The F-Word is a magazine show produced by the SUNY Fredonia advanced TV studio class. Hosted by Nick Nieves and Lyndsey Rynders. Featured guests for show 6, called “Sports” include Robert Brown, assistant football coach of the Fredonia Hillbillies; Scott Bennett, host of Sports Hour; and Taylor Eddington, of the FSU Blackhorse Rugby team. The program will air on Access Channel 5 at 3 and 9 p.m. each day beginning on Jan. 4 with the last airing on Jan. 10. Access Channel 5 is available to cable viewers in the Chautauqua, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Sherman, and Westfield areas.
Police Commission To Hold Meeting
SALAMANCA – Chairman Carmen Vecchiarella has called a special meeting of the Salamanca Police Commission to be held Monday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the city Municipal Building. The commission will enter into executive session to discuss union negotiations. Action may be taken.
Housing Program Ends Wednesday
New York State Homes and Community Renewal will close its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list for Chautauqua County effective Wednesday. The final date applications will be accepted by Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. will be Tuesday. Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. provides a wide range of services for Chautauqua County residents to assist them in movement towards self sufficiency and economic security. For more information, call 366-8176 in Dunkirk or 661-9430 in Jamestown.
Scholarship Now Being Offered
The Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York is now accepting applications for the Cheryl Malke Memorial Scholarship Award. Applicants must meet the following qualifications: be diagnosed with lupus or be the child of a person diagnosed with lupus; acceptance into professional or graduate school or be in undergraduate school; a minimum of two semesters of college completed; a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher; and a resident of one of the eight counties of Western New York. The deadline to submit applications is Jan. 31. For information and applications, call the Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York at 835-7161 or 800-300-4198.
Croscut To Guest On Senior Report
MAYVILLE – Senior Report with Reed Powers will have Fred Croscut as the guest on Saturday’s program. Croscut, an outgoing Chautauqua County Legislator, will discuss various topics. The live, call-in program airs from 9-10 a.m. Saturday. Individuals may call 753-5225 during that time with questions or comments. The program is rebroadcast each day at 2 and 8 p.m. for some communities. Senior Report is shown live on Saturday mornings on Time Warner Cable systems covering the following communities: Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua, Fredonia, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, Stockton and Westfield on Channel 5. In Dunkirk, Falconer, Forestville, Hanover, Irving, Jamestown, Lakewood and Silver Creek the program is on channel 19. The show originates at the Access Channel 5 studio in Mayville.
‘F-Word’ To Air On Channel 5
The “F-Word” is a magazine show produced by the SUNY Fredonia advanced TV studio class, hosted by Nick Nieves and Lyndsey Rynders. Featured guests for show No. 5, called “The Local Music Scene” include radio personality Alex Ziccardi, host of “Local Lowdown” and a special performance from the band Mooses. The program will air on Access Channel 5 at 3 and 9 p.m. each day beginning on Saturday with the last airing on Jan. 3. Access Channel 5 is available to cable viewers in the Chautauqua, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Sherman, and Westfield areas.
Square Dance Set For Saturday
A Circle 8 square dance will be held Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Warren State Hospital Auditorium. Tom Mohney is the caller. All dancers are welcome.
County To Have Limited Use Today
Chautauqua County government offices will have limited operations today. Some telephone service, email and operations software will be unavailable. County residents should keep scheduled appointments, but “walk-in” service may be unavailable in many offices. This affects most county departments and locations. Emergency services (911), CARTS bus routes, County Airport operations, County Home telephone service and in-person counter service at Division of Motor Vehicles offices should not be affected. For more information, call the county switchboard at 753-4000.
Salamanca Board To Meet Monday
SALAMANCA – The Salamanca City Central School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Monday at 8 a.m. in the superintendent’s office. This will be an executive session for the purpose of purposed sale of real property.
Tobacco Group To Meet Monday
MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua Tobacco Asset Securitization Corporation will meet at 8:35 a.m. Monday in the County Executive’s conference room on the third floor of the Gerace Office Building, Mayville. The corporation was formed by the county in 2000 to securitize the county’s share of the settlement proceeds of tobacco-related litigation involving numerous states and local governments and the tobacco industry. The purpose of the meeting will be to consider and approve the refinancing of a portion or all of its bonds to take advantage of current market conditions.
Catt. County Planning To Meet
LITTLE VALLEY – The Cattaraugus County Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, in the large committee room on the third floor of the Cattaraugus County Center, 303 Court St., Little Valley. The public is welcome to attend.
Sue Ann Fish To Perform Jan. 5
CHERRY CREEK – Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church, Main Street, Cherry Creek, presents Sue Ann Fish in concert Sunday, Jan. 5, at 1 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken. Worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m., followed by a tureen dinner at noon. Bring a dish to pass.
Group To Hold Wrapping Service
Christ First Single’s Group will be conducting a gift wrapping service on Sunday in the Atrium of the Church, adjacent to the Sanctuary. The service is open to the public. The service will be provided from noon until 2 p.m. Donations are accepted and will be used to promote the mission of the group which is to: “Promote Christian Fellowship and Celebrate Life Together.” There is still time to register your membership and participate in the Christmas party on Saturday in Darrah Hall of the church. You will need to bring a $5 he/she gift and a tureen or appetizer to share. Registration and reservations can be made by calling 483-5691.
Holiday Services Due Dec. 18
Music and/or special services for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day must be received at The Post-Journal by Thursday. Information should be mailed to P.O. Box 190, Jamestown, NY 14702-0190, Attention: Christina Murphy; or by email: email@example.com.
Ladies Aid To Meet Thursday
KIANTONE – The Ladies Aid at the Kiantone Congregational Church, 646 Kiantone Road, will meet for a Christmas lunch on Thursday at noon. Members attending should take a dish to pass.
Library To Show ‘Despicable Me 2’
FREWSBURG – Myers Memorial Library will be showing the movie “Despicable Me 2” for its free monthly movie Wednesday at 3:30 and 6:30. These are new hours for showing the monthly movies. The movie is rated PG for rude humor and mild action. Its run time is 1 hour and 38 minutes. All movies are sponsored by Frewsburg Pharmacy.
Soil Board To Meet Thursday
The Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District directors regular meeting will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Chautauqua County SWCD, Frank W. Bratt Ag. Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown.
WCA Auxiliary To Hold Basket Sale
The W.C.A. Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a “Holiday Basket Company Sale” on Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Main Lobby of WCA Hospital, located at 207 Foote Ave., Jamestown. Proceeds from the event will benefit WCA Hospital. Cash, checks and most credit cards accepted. The Basket Company will feature a variety of candy. Featured items include Christmas trees, pretzels, gift trays, sugar-free chocolate, pecan frogs, sponge candy, and many other assorted Holiday candy sweets. The WCA Hospital Gift Shop and The Corner Coffee House Cafe in the Main Lobby of WCA are open Monday through Saturday. All proceeds benefit your local hospital. For additional information, call the Volunteer Office at WCA Hospital at 664-8307.
Library To Close For Holiday
FREWSBURG – Myers Memorial Library will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and will reopen at its regular time on Thursday, Dec. 26 Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library’s phone number is 569-5515 and website MyersMemorialLibrary.weebly.com
Skating Club Receives Grant
The Jamestown Skating Club was awarded a grant from the Axel W. Carlson Memorial Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation to support the club’s future marketing and promotional costs.
Ag. Department Office Moves
The U.S. Agriculture Department Service Center for Chautauqua County is moving to a new location on Tuesday. The offices for the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resource and Conservation Service and Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District will be relocated to Suite 600, 222 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown. The telephone numbers will remain the same for the USDA Service Center. Cornell Cooperative Extension offices will remain in the Frank Bratt Building, 3542 Turner Road.
GED Exam Rescheduled
The GED exam scheduled for today at the JHS Technology Academy has been canceled. Exams will take place Friday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21. Please contact your teacher if you have questions.
Christmas Concert Set For Sunday
KENNEDY – The Kennedy First United Methodist Church will present a Christmas concert on Sunday at 7 p.m. The program includes a wide variety of ages, solos, duets, a trio and several mixed numbers by Common Ground, the church quartet. Featured singers are Patty, Taryn and Taylor Dechow, Cynthia Woodin, Olivia Booth, Laurel Hoch, Burke, Megan, Benjamin and Zachary Lindquist, David Rublee and Donna Dort. Cindy Woodin, organist, will perform the prelude. Pianists are Rublee and Dort. All are invited to attend.
Allegany Region Group To Meet
M. Brad Whitcomb, regional director for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Allegany Region, announces that the Allegany Region Commission will meet at Allegany State Park, Administration Building (Red House Area) Monday at 11 a.m.
Panama Board To Meet Monday
PANAMA – The Panama Central School board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the boardroom. The public is welcome to attend.
Book Club To Meet Tuesday
LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Memorial Library book discussion group will meet on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the library to discuss “The Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell. The Jan. 21 selection is “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed. The books are available at the library and at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore in Lakewood. All interested readers are invited to attend the book discussion group. Lakewood Memorial Library is located at 12 W. Summit St. Call 763-6234 for more information.
Jamestown BPU To Meet Monday
The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities will meet at 3 p.m. Monday in the board room of the BPU Operations Center, 92 Steele St.
Auto Club To Meet Wednesday
The Chautauqua Lake Region Antique Automobile Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Fluvanna War Vets. Guests are welcome to attend. The club is open to anyone interested in antique and classic automobiles. For more information, call Al Oag at 483-6287.
Frewsburg Board To Meet Thursday
FREWSBURG – The Frewsburg Central School Board of Education will hold their December board meeting on Thursday in the library at the middle/high school. The public is welcome to attend.
Seniors To Meet For Dinner Dec. 18
Celoron-West Ellicott Seniors will meet for Christmas dinner on Dec. 18 in the Herman Kent American Legion. Members attending should take a tureen to share and table service. Meat will be furnished. Fifty-one members recently met for a Thanksgiving lunch meeting. Nola Riley, president, conducted the business meeting. All committee reports were accepted as read. Chuck and Dee Ellis, Mary Keeney, Beverly Lindstrom, Jackie Francis and June Federko were the kitchen committee. Games were led by Jeanne Sampson and Barbara Orlander.
Falconer Seniors To Meet Dec. 17
FALCONER – Falconer Senior Citizens will meet for a Christmas lunch on Tuesday, Dec. 17, in LaScala’s at noon. Members should take an under $5 wrapped gift. Musical entertainment will be provided by James Purpura, baritone. Ann Moren, president, presided at a recent lunch meeting held in Bob Evans. Frank Gullotti read a Thanksgiving prayer and members expressed thanks for family and friends. Member Alton Reichard presented a skit and musical entertainment. Cast members were Moren, Carm Muscarella, Carol Swain, Ann Holt, Muriel Cassas and Mary Racitano.
Set For Friday
BROCTON – Preschool Story Hour with Mrs. Westin and Mrs. Raymond will be held on Friday in the Ahira Hall Memorial Library, Brocton at 10 a.m. The theme is Christmas is Coming! For more information, call 792-9418.
Light Up Clymer Contest Ends Jan. 1
CLYMER – The “Light Up Clymer” contest will be held from Dec. 1 to Jan. 1, sponsored by the Clymer Area Business Association. Those who are interested should follow the map and choose the best light displays. Visit the association’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ClymerAreaBusinesses for more information. Ballot boxes can be found in many area businesses around Clymer and French Creek.
Bemus Library Board To Meet
BEMUS POINT – The Bemus Point Library board will meet at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at the library. The public is welcome to attend.
To Hold Election
CHERRY CREEK – The Cherry Creek Fire District will hold its annual election for a fire commissioner from 6-9 p.m. tonight. The voting will take place at the Cherry Creek Fire Hall. All enrolled voters of the town of Cherry Creek are eligible to vote.
Creche will be sponsoring and presenting a Christmas concert of light classics and holiday pops by the 3 Divas: Michele Constantino, Anne Eklund and Melanie Gritters on Friday evening at 7:30. at the Southwestern Central School auditorium. The program will offer lots of traditional favorites. This is designed to be a fun concert for the whole family. Tickets will be $10 and may be purchased at the door or from any member of Creche. Creche will use the proceeds to help children in need in our local community have a happy Christmas.
Auxiliary To Meet
The Marco Polo Auxiliary will meet today, hosted by Mary Racitano and Rita Ellis. Linda Conti and Josephine Conti hosted a recent meeting. Racitano thanked the committee for dinner and opened the meeting with a flag salute and prayer. Reports by Frances Lunetta, secretary, and Dorothy Galati, treasurer, were given. Discussion was centered on the Christmas party. Ellis will contact several places and report back to members. Members are to continue baking for the monthly spaghetti dinners. Catherine Colera celebrated her birthday.
Christmas Tree Lighting In Busti
BUSTI – All are invited to the Busti town triangle on Saturday at 7 p.m. for the annual Christmas tree lighting. Following the ceremonies, Santa will arrive and refreshments will be provided by the Busti Ladies Auxiliary. Music will be provided by the Harmony Production Company, a local barbershop quartet.
Rummage Sale Set For Saturday
SUGAR GROVE – Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church, 9215 Jackson Run Road, is hosting a rummage, bake, food and gift sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Sons Of Legion To Hold Dinner
The Sons of the American Legion 149, 364 Fluvanna Ave., next to Arby’s, will host a free spaghetti dinner for veterans and active duty military and their immediate families on Saturday from 4-7 p.m. The event is open to non-veterans for a $6 donation. Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Reservations are not required, but appreciated; call 664-7538. A military identification card or current veteran’s club card is required.
Set For Saturday
CHERRY CREEK – The Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church, Main Street, Cherry Creek, will host a craft show and cookie walk on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafters, artisans and venders will offer ideas at affordable prices. A visit with Santa will be from 10 a.m. to noon and a winter village will be on display. Homemade cookies will be available at $3.75 per dozen and a chili/soup lunch will be offered.
Bow Ceremony Set For Sunday
CHERRY CREEK – The Cherry Creek Community Association Inc. will hold its annual Christmas Memorial Bow Ceremony on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the gazebo in the Memorial Park, followed by refreshments at The Trillium Lodge Restaurant. Bows may be purchased at Rustic Creations, Mendle’s Crossroads Grocery or by sending money and names to CCCA, PO Box 213, Cherry Creek, NY 14723. Burgundy bows are $3 each; red, white and blue for veterans are $3; and pink bows for cancer victims are $4 each with $1 going to cancer research.
Leon Christmas Set For Sunday
LEON – The Leon Historical Society will sponsor an “old fashioned Christmas” on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the1836 Church, Route 62 at the four corners in Leon. Holiday music will be provided by Paul Zittel & Friday Cattaraugus Kidz Klub. Members will be attired in Victorian dress. All are welcome to attend; Victorian dress is optional for non-members. For more information, contact Pat Bromley, Leon historian, at 296-5709 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Truck To Deliver Today
ASHVILLE – The Western New York Food Express Truck will be at the Ashville United Methodist Church from noon-1:30 p.m. and 3:30-5 p.m. today. There is no charge for the fresh produce or other items that will be available. The Western New York Food Bank supplies many areas in Western New York with express trucks. For the Ashville site, those receiving food need to show proof of address for one of the following ZIP codes: Ashville 14710, Bemus Point 14712, Celoron 14720, Lakewood 14750, Niobe 14758, Panama 14767, Stow 14785 and during the winter months Clymer 14724 and Sherman 14781. Those attending should bring their own bags.
The Harmony Senior Citizens met for a Thanksgiving dinner at the Rowdy Rooster recently. Sixty members and guests were in attendance. Ellen Lord was the eldest person celebrating a birthday. The Christmas Angel Tree tags were passed out. The gifts are to be brought to the senior meeting on Thursday. The meeting will be held at noon at the Panama United Methodist Church. The meeting will feature a pork loin dinner. The cost is $8.
AARP Christmas Lunch Is Dec. 10
The cutoff date for buying tickets for the AARP’s Christmas luncheon is Thursday. The luncheon takes place Tuesday, Dec. 10, at noon at First Luncheon Church. To reserve tickets, call 485-6589.
Christmas Dinner Set For Today
SINCLAIRVILLE -The Valley Historical Society annual Christmas gathering and potluck dinner will be held at 6 p.m. today in the South Stockton Wayside Chapel. Members should bring a dish of food to pass and their table service. The program will summarize annual research projects and new officers will be elected.
Beekeepers To Meet Thursday
The Chautauqua County Beekeepers Association will meet for the annual Christmas meeting on Thursday in the Frank Bratt Ag Center on Airport Hill at 7 p.m. Members attending this social event should take a plate of food, made with honey, to share. All are welcome to attend.
Blue Christmas Set For Dec. 12
WESTFIELD – Blue Christmas, “a service of light and hope for when Christmas hurt, for it is not the most wonderful time of the year and rejoicing is hard work” will be held on on Thursday, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19, in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 12 Elm St., Westfield, at 7 p.m.
Meet For Lunch
KIANTONE – The Kiantone Congregational Church ladies aid met for lunch with 14 members attending. The lunch was hosted by Marilyn Lewis and Karen Swanson. Reports were given by Barbara Kost, secretary, and Joan Spontaneo, treasurer. Readings from ”Bird and Bloom” were given by Irene Levan, president. The meeting closed with prayer.
Marco Polo Club To Host Dinner
The Marco Polo Club will host its spaghetti dinner from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday at its club, 1027 E. Second St., Jamestown. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 12 and under.