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CRCF Sets Event For Tuesday

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and Lutheran are celebrating April Fool’s Day with a special edition of “Edgewood Presents …,” an interview hosted by Greg Peterson and surprise guests at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The event will feature refreshments and a program in the Juliet J. Rosch Activities Center. Call 665-8197 if you are attending.

Museum To Host Dinner Today

Leon Historical Museum members will meet for a dish-to-pass dinner today in the museum, Route 62, Leon, at 6 p.m. followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. New members are welcome. The cost of the joining fee is $5 per person. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from May to October or by appointment. Contact Pat Bromley, historian, at 296-5709 or email brompl@lanetv.com. For more information on the museum visit the web site at leonhistoricalsociety.webs.com.

Genealogical Seminar Planned

DUNKIRK – The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society is hosting a seminar focusing on researching Family History on Saturday, April 26. The event will help people learn more about various free, online resources that can be used when researching their own family history. It will also provide important things to know when doing online research. Featured speakers include research specialist Rhonda Konig from the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library and Norman Carlson from the Fenton Historical Society in Jamestown. The daylong event will be run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk on April 26 and will include morning refreshments and a lunch buffet. The cost is $25 per person and seating is limited. Reservations are requested by Tuesday. For more information or to register, call Walter Sedlmayer at 679-7936, email walters.ed@hotmail.com, or visit www.chautgen.org.

Kennedy Library Plans Activities

Pre-school story hour and the annual book sale are just two of the activities greeting spring at the Kennedy Free Library. Story hour for children ages 2-5 beginsthis Wednesday and continues every Wednesday until June from 11 a.m. to noon. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are not required. The library will also host its annual book and bake sale on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kennedy Fire Hall. Children’s books, fiction and nonfiction titles will be available. Proceeds will help offset operating costs of the library. For more information, contact the library at 267-4265.

Women’s Study Club To Meet

Mary Ann Bollman, Mary Fafinski and Mary Ann Davis will host Antique Women’s Study Club members on Wednesday in the Lakewood Rec Hall. Yvonne Lee presided at a recent meeting attended by 12 members. She also discussed the May 7 bus trip to the Frank Lloyd Wright Home tour, Conservatory Carriage House, Green Batch Pavilion and glass building adjacent to the Martin House. For more information, call (814) 726-0796. Reports by Gayle Peterson, treasurer and Nancy J. Schuyler, secretary, were read. Wanda Buerkla, of Warren, presented a program on spindles used for yarn and materials used. Ms. Lee, Donna Ecklof and Ms. Schuyler were the committee.

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Marco Polo

Auxiliary To Meet

Marco Polo Auxiliary members will meet on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be hosted by Rita Ellis. Mary Racitano, president, hosted a recent meeting. A memorial was held for deceased members Josie Trippi, Jay Carlo and the mother of Ruth Boscia. Discussion was on the need for new members and baking for the monthly spaghetti dinners at the club. Celebrating birthdays were Josephine Marcella, Sylvia Bonaventura, Josephine Conti, Dorothy Galati and Frances Lunetta. Lists of monthly hosts and desserts were distributed to attending members.

Dental Group To Give Scholarship

The Jamestown Dental Auxiliary is currently offering a scholarship to a female high school senior who is pursuing a career in the dental field. Eligible seniors must be accepted into a college program pertaining to dentistry. Applications are available from high school guidance counselors. For more information, call Lisa Johnson, dental auxiliary president, at 763-6823.

Beekeepers To Meet Thursday

Chautauqua County Beekeepers Association held the March meeting March 6 for the election of officers for 2014 year. The results were: Laura LaMonica – president; Dennis LaMonica – vice president; Walt Dahlgren – treasurer; Sam Radicella – secretary. The CCBA meets the first Thursday of the month at the Frank Bratt Ag Center, Turner Road, Jamestown, at 7. All are welcome. Contact Laura.L.LaMonica@gmail.com for info or to be included on the email list.

Chili Dinner

Set For Sunday

The Jamestown Church of the Nazarene, 490 Howard Ave., will host a free chili dinner on Sunday following the 10:45 a.m. worship service. For reservations, call 484-5922.

Reservations Due For AARP Dinner

The AARP chapter will meet Tuesday, April 8, beginning at 12:30 p.m., in the Tarmac Restaurant at the Jamestown Airport. Lunch will be ordered off the menu. For reservations, phone Barbara Lissfelt, at 484-1007, by the cut-off date of April 4. The board of directors will meet earlier on April 3 in the parlors of First Lutheran Church, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Kidder To Present New Book

BEMUS POINT – On Monday, Roland Kidder will present his new book “Backtracking on Brown Water: Retracing Life on Mekong Delta River Patrols” at the Bemus Point Library. The presentation is at 7 p.m. at 13 Main St. Copies will be available for sale and signing. Kidder, a local veteran, will speak of his experience returning to Vietnam 40 years after the war. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Call 386-2274 for more information.

DOT Announces Lane Closures

The state Department of Transportation will begin lane closures today on state Route 430, in the village of Mayville and town of Ellery. As a result, Route 430, between Honeysette Road and county Route 54, in the village of Mayville will be reduced to one lane. In addition, Route 430, between Driftwood Road and Abbott Park Drive, in the town of Ellery will be reduced to one lane. At both locations, traffic will alternate the use of one lane, controlled by temporary traffic signals. These lane closures will remain in effect until further notice. Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.

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Storytime

Set For Thursday

FREWSBURG – Myers Memorial Library’s Preschool Storytime will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. The theme will be planting for spring with Jack and the Beanstalk as the featured story. Children will be able to plant their own “magic bean” to take home. For more information about this and other programming contact the library at 569-5515, email: myerslib@yahoo.com, or visit myersmemoriallibrary.weebly.com/

CRCF And RHJC To Host Kidder

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and Robert H. Jackson Center are hosting a reception for Rolly Kidder’s latest book, “Backtracking in Brown Water” today at 4:30 p.m. at the Jackson Center. The event will feature a meet and greet, reflections from the author, and book signing. Paperback copies of the book will be available for $20 and hardcover copies for $30.

Fracking Program To Air Saturday

Glenn Wahl, JCC geologist, presented a program on high-volume hydrofracking at a talk sponsored by the League of Women Voters in February. Included in the presentation is a 37-minute film, “The Ethics of Fracking” by Pennsylvania filmaker Scott Cannon. The entire presentation, produced by Snowshoe Films, runs an hour and 39 minutes. The program will air on Access Channel 5 at noon and 6 p.m. each day beginning on Saturday with the last airing on April 4. Access Channel 5 is available to cable viewers in the Chautauqua, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Sherman and Westfield areas.

Sedlmayer To Appear On Show

MAYVILLE – “Senior Report with Reed Powers” will have Walter Sedlmayer as the guest Saturday. Sedlmayer works with the Chautauqua County Genealogical Society. The live, call-in program airs from 9-10 a.m. 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.

Lecture To

Air On Channel 5

E.J. Dionne’s Chautauqua lecture “Markets, Community and Liberty” will be shown on Access Channel 5. The program will air at 3 and 9 p.m. each day beginning on Saturday with the last airing on April 4. Access Channel 5 is available to cable viewers in the Chautauqua, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Sherman and Westfield areas. Viewers should note that all area public access channels have been dropped from Time Warner’s analog service, but can be received on digital service with a converter at their legacy channel assignment, or on a QAM digital television (channel varies by system) that has been recently autoscanned. Programming from Access Channel 5 (channel 21.4 on a QAM digital TV) is also aired each evening in the Town of Hanover on cable channel 12 (channel 98.3 on a QAM digital TV).

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Myers?Library

To Show ‘Frozen’

FREWSBURG – The Myers Memorial Library will have a special movie day today. Frozen, a Disney animated movie, will be shown at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. in the library’s community room. Frozen is rated PG for mild action and rude humor. All movies are sponsored by Frewsburg Pharmacy. For more information, call the library at 569-5515.

Bluegrass Jam Set For Thursday

LAKEWOOD – Lakewood Legion Post 1286 at 174 Chautauqua Ave., Lakewood, will be hosting a Bluegrass Jam on Thursday from 7-10 p.m. The kitchen will be open from 6-9 p.m. with snack menu and specials. Jules R Us karaoke will be playing on Friday from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dinners will be served from 5-9 p.m. All members and guests are welcome; please sign in.

Parks Commission To Hold Meeting

The Chautauqua County Parks Commission will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday at the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

‘God Is Not Dead’ Talk Saturday

“God is not Dead (but atheism is a dead-end)” will be presented at the Jamestown Prendergast Library on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. On the heels of the movie, “God’s Not Dead,” Power of the Cross Ministries will feature local speakers, including Pastors Jeff Short and Mel McGinnis, in making the case for the existence of God and how atheism is ultimately a dead-end. The public is welcome to attend with dialogue to follow. For more information call 569-6610.

JHS?Football To Sell Mattresses

Jamestown High School football’s mattress fundraiser sale will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jefferson Middle School cafeteria.

Pet?Loss Group To Meet

The Chautauqua County Humane Society sponsored Pet Loss Bereavement Group meets Tuesday, April 1, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the James Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, in the second-floor conference room. The group is facilitated by Roberta Thompson, MSW; Maggie Irwin, LMSW; and Jennifer Morse, RVT, and meets the first Tuesday of each month.

Family History

Center Is Open

The Family History Center, 851 Forest Ave., Jamestown, is open each Wednesday from 7-9 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and other times by appointment; call 245-4601. The public is welcome. Free access to ancestry.com is available.

Randolph Nursery Accepting Families

Registrations are currently being accepted for the 2014-15 school year at the Randolph Area Nursery School, sponsored by the East Randolph United Methodist Church, 122 Church St. The school follows the calendar of the Randolph Central School and will be held two days a week, two hours per day. An open house will be held on May 1. For more information, cost and plans, contact Jessica Wheeler, head teacher, at 269-4761 or Judith Stevens, 358-5927. Registrations are available from them or the church office Wednesday through Friday.

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JHS Class Of ’39 To Hold Reunion

Jamestown High School class of 1939 will hold its 75th reunion Friday, May 2, at noon at Friendly’s, 10 South Main St., Jamestown. Attendees will order from the menu. Call by April 18 if you plan to attend. Call Bob Rolph at 664-2472 or Joyce Bracey at 488-1757.

Kennedy Church Updating Photos

KENNEDY – Kennedy First United Methodist Church is updating its church directory and invites all families to be a part of it. Photographs will be taken by Lifetouch. Since there are fewer places to get family pictures taken, this is an opportunity for families to do so. Each family will get a free 8-by-10-inch picture with no obligation to purchase any others. By having a portrait taken, the church is able to get additional pages or features added to the books. This does not obligate you to have your picture in the directory. Sitting appointments can be made by calling the church office at 267-2645 or you can schedule it online through the church website, www.kennedy1stumc.org. Photographs will be taken 12:30-7 p.m. Friday, April 11, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Appointments are required.

Southwestern Board To Meet

The Southwestern Central School Board of Education will hold a work session Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the high school library. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct school business. The public is invited to attend.

JPS Board To Meet Tuesday

The Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the board room at 197 Martin Road. The public is invited to attend.

TEA Party To Meet Tuesday

LAKEWOOD – Southern Tier TEA Party Patriots will hold its monthly general meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lakewood American Legion, 174 Chautauqua Ave., Lakewood. Featured small business owner will be Vicki Aiken of Clip Joint Barber Shoppe. Further information will be presented about petitions for two possible upcoming referendums: a petition to remove the Common Core from New York state public schools, and the petition for Chautauqua County to secede from New York state, becoming part of Pennsylvania. Major presentation will be on energy independence and the electric grid. Members are reminded to participate with SCOPE in the April 1 rally in Albany to repeal the SAFE Act. Bus transportation is available. The public is invited to attend general meetings.

Choral Group

To Perform

Emily Dickinson was one of 19th-century America’s greatest and most prolific poets. Dickinson also boasts another impressive honor: a large number of her poems have been set to music by hundreds of composers. The Emily Dickinson Singers of SUNY Fredonia will be performing a sample of Dickinson poems set to music and a baked treat as part of The Big Read. The performance will take place at The Reg Studio Theater, 108 E. Third St. in Jamestown on Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.

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CARTS To Run New Route

CARTS will run a dedicated shuttle service every 30 minutes from the Gateway Train Station on Second Street to the parking area in the Riverwalk Center parking lot, next to the Oriental Star, during the Annual Spring Home and Recreation Expo sponsored by Media One Group from noon-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Patrons can also attend the Jamestown Renaissance Corps. GROW Jamestown Garden Fair at the Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney Renaissance Center.

Youngsville Class Of ’69 To Meet

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – The Youngsville High School Class of 1969 alumni will hold a planning meeting for a 45th reunion in the Youngsville American Legion on Tuesday at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Spring Tree Orders Available

The Cattaraugus County Soil & Water Conservation District is accepting orders for the 2014 Spring Tree & Shrub Bare Root Seedling Sale. Several species of conifers, hardwoods, shrubs and berries are available, as well as assortment packets for reforestation, wildlife and erosion control. Orders are accepted on a first come, first serve basis until March 31. Seedlings will be distributed in April. To receive an order form, please contact the Conservation District office at 699-2326 ext. 101, or visit our website at cattcoswcd.org.

Frewsburg

To Host Dinner

FREWSBURG – The Frewsburg Class of 2014 is hosting a spaghetti dinner on Saturday in the school cafeteria from 4-7 p.m. The proceeds will benefit the Class of 2014 All Night Graduation Party. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the high school or at the door the night of the dinner.

Lecture To

Air On Channel 5

MAYVILLE – Raphael Warnock’s Chautauqua lecture “The Divided Mind of the Black Church” will be shown on Access Channel 5. The program will air at 3 and 9 p.m.each day beginning on Saturday with the last airing on March 28. Access Channel 5 is available to cable viewers in the Chautauqua, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Sherman and Westfield areas.

Carutus To Appear On Show

MAYVILLE – “Senior Report with Reed Powers” will have Ed Carutus as the guest Saturday. Carutus, an educator, will discuss the Common Core curriculum. The live, call-in program airs from 9-10 a.m. The program is rebroadcast each day at 2 and 8 p.m. for some communities. The series highlights senior citizen club news for 15 minutes with the remainder of the hour-long program devoted to the featured guest. The guest is subject to change. 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.

Coin Clubs

To Hold Show

CELORON – The Corry and Jamestown Coin Clubs will hold their 15th Collective Coin Show on Sunday in the Herman Kent Post 777, Celoron, corner of Fairmount and Jackson avenues, WE, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. Many coin dealers will be available to buy, sell and appraise United States, ancient and foreign coins. Prizes of gold and silver coins will be given away during a drawing at 3:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit both the Corry and Jamestown Coin Clubs.

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Railroaders To Present Speaker

Steve Regruth of Jefferson, Ohio, will speak on the Ashtabula Carson & Jefferson Railroad when the Independent Railroaders meet on Friday in the First Lutheran Church, 120 Chandler St., Jamestown. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Dave Eggleston at 484-0862 or Ray Goetz, 814-688-4559.

‘Backstage’ To Begin Friday

SHERMAN – “Backstage” by Pat Cook will be performed in Sherman Central School’s John Butler Auditorium on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. The cast includes seven seniors who will be performing for the last time at Sherman.

Scandinavian

Dinner Is Friday

The American-Scandinavian Heritage Foundation will hold a dinner on Friday in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 6 p.m. The event is open to members and guests only. Reservations are required; call 487-1849.

Open House

Set For Tonight

Jefferson Middle School will hold its annual open house tonight from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Parents and families of all fifth- through eighth-grade students are encouraged to attend.

Indoor Yard Sale Begins Saturday

MAYVILLE – An indoor yard sale will be held at Chautauqua Suites, 215 W. Lake Road, Mayville, on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $1 at the door, which includes entrance into a 50/50 drawing. The charity for March is Hospice.

Explore JCC

Set For Saturday

Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus will hold Explore JCC, an open house for high school students and others, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. A campus fair featuring information on academic programs and student services will be held in the Student Union from 10-11:30 a.m. Information sessions covering a range of topics will be held from 10:05-11:15, followed by guided campus tours at 11:30. Individuals can register for the program at www.sunyjcc.edu/explorejcc. For additional information, call the JCC admissions office, 800-388-8557 or 338-1001.

Fish, Chicken

Dinner Is Saturday

Emmanuel Temple Church, 1015 N. Main St., Jamestown, will host a fish and chicken dinner on Saturday. Dinner of chicken or fish, macaroni and cheese or potato salad, string beans or coleslaw, bread and cake will cost $8. For more information, call 484-2773.

Blue Star Mothers To Meet Saturday

MAYVILLE – The Lake Erie Chapter 4 of the Blue Star Mothers of America will be holding their monthly meeting on Saturday at the Mayville American Legion, 144 S. Erie St., Mayville, N.Y. at 10 a.m. The upcoming Easter care package mailing that will be packed and mailed to our deployed troops will be discussed. The Blue Star Mothers will be packing boxes on April 5 at Zion Lutheran Church, 45 Falconer St., Frewsburg, starting at 9 a.m. Anyone wanting to support or join them is welcome to attend. The Blue Star Mothers have collection boxes located around the county where donations for these care packages are being gathered. For more information about the chapter, the care packages, or if you may have an address of a deployed military member you would like to share, email bluestarmothersny4@yahoo.com or call 569-4543 or 499-6897.

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Russian Dinner Set For Saturday

The Perm Mission Network will be hosting its annual authentic Russian dinner fundraiser at Levant Wesleyan Church in Falconer at 6 p.m. Saturday. The dinner is being prepared by six Russian teachers from Perm, Russia, who are currently visiting Western New York this week, and the proceeds will go toward hosting next year’s group of teachers. Tickets are $12 advance purchase, and will be $15 at the door. For more information, call the church office at 665-4402, or Susan Hice at 483-5275.

JPS?Board

Meeting Tonight

The Jamestown Board of Education will meet tonight at 5 p.m. in the Superintendent’s Conference Room for a special meeting. The public is invited to attend.

Jefferson Open House Thursday

Jefferson Middle School will hold its annual open house Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. All parents of fifth-through eighth-grade students are invited to attend. For more information, call Jefferson Middle School at 483-4411.

STERA?Meetings To Be?Held

SALAMANCA – Southern Tier Extension Railroad Authority will hold meetings on Thursday. These meetings are a rescheduling of canceled meetings that previously were to be held on March 10. STERA will hold a meeting of its Audit Committee, Governance Committee, Executive Committee and board of directors at 2:30 p.m. in the Main Conference Room in the office of the Southern Tier West Regional Planning Board in the Center for Regional Excellence at 4039 Route 219, Suite 200 in Salamanca. Meeting agendas for all STERA Board of Directors and committee meetings, along with all documents to be discussed at the meetings, can be found on the STERA website, which is www.ccasstera.org. All of these meetings are open to the public.

Ripley Board?To Meet Thursday

RIPLEY – A regular meeting of the board of education of the Ripley Central School District will be held on Thursday at 6:30 p.m., in the Elementary Library, of the Ripley Central School, for the purpose of any and all items that come before the board. The public is invited to attend.

Falconer Seniors To Meet Monday

FALCONER – Falconer Senior Citizens will meet for an ice cream social on Monday at 1 p.m. The cost is $2 per person. Ann Moren, president, called a recent lunch meeting, attended by 45 members, to order with a flag salute and prayer. New members Lorna and David Byerly were welcomed. Lucius and Muriel Casas, Rose Cresanti, JoAnn Capizzi, Fran Bishop, Joe and Dolly Chemera were interviewed by Mary Racitano, each giving a history on where they came from. Celebrating birthdays were Theresa LaPlaca, Rose Germonti, Ann Moren, Lory and Angie Muscarella. Discussion was on a casino trip. Incentive winners were Mary Pinzone, Ms. Moren, Ms. Capizzi, Joe Chimera and Mary O’Boyle. Carole Swain and Connie Storms closed the meeting.

Pancake Supper Set?For Saturday

ELLINGTON – The Farman Free Library in Ellington will host a pancake supper on Saturday from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Community Room at the library. Dinner includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, real maple syrup, sausage, fruit, ice cream and beverage. The cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children 5 to 12, and children under 5 are free. For additional information, call the library at 287-2945.

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SCOPE To Meet Tuesday

MAYVILLE – Shooters Committee on Political Education will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the VFW Post, 10 Memorial Drive, Mayville. “A NY SAFE Act Educational Forum” will be held. Topics include: ammunition law and registration requirements; presentations on noncompliance, history and modifications; voting, and why it’s important; followed by a question-and-answer period. Featured speakers will be: Joe Mesler, president, 2ACWNY; Stephen Aldstadt, SCOPE; Gia Arnold and Mattie Zarpentine, NYR; Dan Devlin, oathkeepers; Don Hey, Western NY Talks; Tony Matuszak, Citizens Taskforce; and Dan Flick, Flick’s Firearms. A drawing for three gun prizes will be held. Tickets will be available. Orders can be placed for SCOPE gear. SCOPE members will join other gun owners at the state capitol in Albany on April 1 to continue to support Second Amendment rights of U.S. citizens. The bus will depart from D&F Plaza behind Big Lots store at 4:30 a.m., leaving Albany at 3:30 p.m. Bus seats are $40, prepaid to Bill Vacanti, 296 Water St., Fredonia, NY 14063. For questions, call Vacanti at 672-6210, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. SCOPE meetings are open to the public.

Randolph Boards To Meet Tuesday

RANDOLPH – A joint Zoning Board and Planning Board meeting/training session will be held in the Randolph Municipal building Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. This will be followed by a special-use permit hearing for BB’s Restaurant at 7:30 p.m. and Stillwater Feeds at 7:45 p.m.

Celoron Seniors To Meet March 19

Celoron-West Ellicott Seniors will meet on March 19 in the Herman Kent Legion Post at noon. Sue Schrecengost, Madelyn Olson and Pat Greathouse will be the committee. Nola Riley, president, welcomed 40 seniors to a recent meeting and led a flag salute. Don Christopherson led prayer. Musical entertainment was provided by Jim Pupura. Table decorations were by Chuck and Dee Ellis. Beverly Lindstrom and June Federko were the committee. Reports by the secretary and treasurer were accepted as read. Beverly Lindstrom stated the treasurer’s books were in order. Mrs. Christopherson reminded members that dues must be paid at the March meeting. The meeting closed with song.

Midweek Lenten Service Set

First Presbyterian Church will present the second in a series of Lenten midweek services on Wednesday at noon. Member Gayle Schulte will preach this week on the theme of “Faith Journeys.” Melanie Gritters is the guest musician. Lunch is served after worship in Fellowship Hall. The church is located at 509 Prendergast Ave. in Jamestown.

Antique Auto Club To Hold Meeting

The Chautauqua Lake Region Antique Automobile Club will meet in the Fluvanna War Vets on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. 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.

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Llama Club

To Host Dinner

ASHVILLE – The LlAMA Club in Ashville is hosting a spaghetti dinner benefit Saturday from 4-8 p.m. The cost is $7 per adult and $4 per child. The proceeds benefit the 2014 Ashville Day fireworks. For more information and reservations, contact Jim Edington, firework committee chairman, at 450-9701.

TOPS Group To Meet Tuesday

FALCONER – TOPS NY 119 meets at Falconer United Methodist Church on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Weigh-in is at 5:30. All are welcome.

Outdoor Club To Fly Kites March 23

The Allegheny Outdoor Club kite flying event scheduled for this Sunday has been canceled due to inclement weather. It is rescheduled for Sunday, March 23.

Viking Lodge To Hold Sunday Meal

MAPLE SPRINGS – Members of the Jamestown Viking Lodge will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at their Lake Park facility in Maple Springs this Sunday. This long-standing tradition will begin at 1 p.m. with food being served from 2-7 p.m. Typical Irish food will be available. All Vikings and their guests are invited and encouraged to attend this annual event.

Country, Gospel Music Set

Country and gospel music will be performed Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the East Randolph Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The host band is Higher Ground.

Historical Society To Meet Monday

FREWSBURG – The Carroll Historical Society will meet Monday at 7 p.m. for their monthly meeting. Guest speaker for the evening will be Gary Nelson, president of the Marshal Martz Astronomical Association. He will speak about the history and future of the Martz Observatory in the town of Carroll. The public is welcome to attend. The historical society is located in the building behind the Carroll Town Hall, 5 Main St., Frewsburg.

Senior Group To Meet Monday

FREWSBURG – The Carroll Senior Citizens will meet for a soup and sandwich lunch and regular meeting on Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Frewsburg American Legion. The cost is $5 per member and reservations can be made by calling Mary Himes at 569-6110. All area residents over 50 years old are welcome to attend.

Seniors To Hold Dinner Monday

STOW – The next meeting of the North Harmony Senior Citizens will be held on Monday at the center in Stow. A spaghetti dinner will be served and the cost will be $7 per person. Hosts for the dinner will be Bonnie Johnson, Anita and Earl Ferry, Case Foster and Penny and Ray Rossey. The birthday cake will be provided by Rhonda Hatfield. Tony Barone, local historian, will be the guest speaker. He has presented at many of the service clubs and organizations.

Gerry Auxiliary

To Meet Tuesday

The Gerry Volunteer Fire Department auxiliary will meet in the fire hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. All members are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

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Kindergarten Roundup Set

Bethel Baptist Christian Academy, 200 Hunt Road, Jamestown, will be holding Kindergarten Roundup on Friday. Roundup will begin with registration at 12:45 p.m. and will include a visit to the kindergarten classroom, refreshment time, and presentations on curriculum and the school’s philosophy of education. There will also be a question-and-answer time with Melissa McEntire, kindergarten teacher. Activities for the afternoon will end at approximately 2 p.m. Anyone interested in attending is asked to bring their child with to enjoy the activities that are planned. In order to have sufficient materials and refreshments available, please call the school office at 484-7420 during normal school hours to register or by email at bbcaoffice@windstream.net.

Gerry Seniors

To Meet Friday

GERRY – The Gerry Senior Citizens will meet on Friday in the United Methodist Church promptly at noon for their monthly luncheon and program. Those attending are asked to bring a dish of food to pass and their own table service. New members are always welcome.

Warren Class

To Hold Reunion

The Warren Area High School Class of 1966 will meet for lunch on Wednesday, March 19 in the Warren Career Center Culinary Center, next to the high school at 11 a.m. Parking is available in the lot on the back exit road. Reservations are required and must be made by Monday; call 814-706-8958, 814-706-8961 or email GMickle49@gmail.com to make a reservation.

Myers Library To Host Storytime

FREWSBURG – Myers Memorial Library Preschool Storytime will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. This week’s theme is St. Patrick’s Day. Storytime introduces children to the library as well as socialization through interaction during stories, songs and play. For more information about this and other programming, contact the library at 569-5515, email myerslib@yahoo.com, or visit: myersmemoriallibrary.weebly.com.

Legion Post 777 To Hold Breakfast

The Herman Kent American Legion Post 777, 26 Jackson Ave., Jamestown, will hold its monthly breakfast from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday. The post will serve its full breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, French toast, gravy, biscuits and danish as well as three-egg omelets. The cost is $6 a person. All post members, friends and guests are welcome.

Outdoor Club Plans Kite Day

RUSSELL, Pa. – On Sunday, the Allegheny Outdoor Club will hold its first Kite Flying Day beginning at 1 p.m. at the Windy Knoll home of Debra and John Young at 1588 Townline Road, Russell. Participants can bring their own kite or they can build their kite on-site with materials provided by kitemasters John Shinaberger, Michael Muntz and Debra Young. Hot dogs and buns will be provided. Kiteflyers should bring a side dish to share. This event is open to the public. Interested children are encouraged to bring their parents. For more information call John Shinaberger at 814-598-9094 or Debra Young at 814-730-8388.

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Winter Guard Show Is March 15

Jamestown High School Indoor Winter Guard Show will take place Saturday, March 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the high school gym. Following the show will be an alumni party around 8 or 8:30 p.m. All Winter Guard alumni, family and friends are welcome. Snacks will be furnished. Guests are asked to bring their own drink and any old Guard pictures to share. For more information, contact Carl Vullo.

Abers Benefit Set For March 22

A benefit will be held for Bobbiejo Abers, who has been diagnosed with cancer, March 22 at 5 p.m. at the Jamestown Moose Lodge, 405 E. Fifth St., Jamestown. Tickets for the rigatoni dinner are $10 apiece and can be purchased at the Moose lodge. Music will be provided by a DJ, while drawings, a Chinese auction and a 50/50 giveaway will also be held. For more information, contact the lodge at 664-4909.

Lasagna Dinner Set For March 15

DEWITTVILLE – The Dewittville-Hartfield United Methodist Church, corner of Route 430 and Meadows Road, Dewittville, will hold a lasagna dinner on Saturday, March 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The dinner includes a tossed salad, bread, dessert and beverage. The cost is a donation of $7.50.

Trout Unlimited To Meet March 15

EAST RANDOLPH – Red House Chapter of Trout Unlimited will meet March 15 at 1 p.m. in the VFW, 3914 Route 394, East Randolph. Guest speaker will be Scott Cornett, biologist from the Olean office of the DEC. All are welcome. Snacks will be provided.

MS Rap Group To Meet March 15

The Chautauqua Regional Multiple Sclerosis rap group will meet on Saturday, March 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Jones Hill Memorial Rehabilitation Center, first floor, 51 Glasgow Ave., Jamestown. This semi-structured support group has the goal of being both informative and fun. Snacks will be provided. The meeting is open to patients, family and friends. For more information or directions, or for peer support, contact Debbie Lane at 962-9401 or Allen Wilcox, 664-6434.

Ballroom Dance Session To Begin

The next session of Ballroom Dance is scheduled to begin March 18 at the Lakewood YMCA. The session will run for eight weeks and will cover a variety of dances. The class is open to all. Partners are not mandatory. Loose, comfortable clothing and smooth-soled shoes are recommended attire. Cost is $32 for YMCA members and $68 for non-members. Space is limited, and advance registration is required by March 17. For more information and to register, visit or call the Lakewood YMCA, 183 E. Fairmount Ave., 763-0303.

STW Board To Meet March 20

SALAMANCA – The next regular meeting of the Southern Tier West Regional Planning & Development Board will be held Thursday, March 20, at the Center for Regional Excellence, Salamanca. There will be a pre-meeting discussion on the “Future of Southern Tier West” starting at 11:30 a.m., followed by the regular board meeting at 1 p.m. Lunch will be served at noon.

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Westfield Pilates

Classes Continue

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Recreation Department is continuing pilates classes Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-9 a.m. at Eason Hall. Adult co-ed volleyball is continuing Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at Westfield Academy & Central School.

Railroad Group To Meet Monday

SALAMANCA – Southern Tier Extension Railroad Authority will hold a meeting of its board of directors on Monday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Main Conference Room in the office of the Southern Tier West Regional Planning Board in the Center for Regional Excellence at 4039 Route 219, Suite 200 in Salamanca. The Audit Committee will also meet from 9-9:25 a.m. in the Small Conference Room. The Governance Committee will also meet from 9-9:25 a.m. in the Main Conference Room. The STERA Executive Committee will also meet from 9:25-9:30 a.m. in the Main Conference Room. Meeting agendas for all STERA board of directors and committee meetings, along with all documents to be discussed at the meetings, can be found on the STERA website, which is www.ccasstera.org. All of these meetings are open to the public.

Ellery Seniors

To Meet Friday

Ellery Senior Citizens will meet on Friday in St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church at 12:30 p.m. John and Betty Lou Cheney are the committee. A representative from Rite Aid will speak on foods for wellness. Fourteen seniors and one guest met recently for a Valentine’s Day dinner. Marty Hunt and Miriam Price were the committee. Gene Norris led table grace and devotions; Joyce Rhinehart, the flag salute. Kathryn McCarthy, librarian at the Bemus Point Library, spoke on the founding of the library in 1908 and its progress throughout the years. Celebrating birthdays were Gene Norris, Rhinehart, Paul Samuelson, Lois Norris, Jean Telschow and Marlene Walrod. Mrs. Cheney closed the meeting with prayer.

Seniors To

Gather Tuesday

SINCLAIRVILLE – The Sinclairville Senior Citizens will gather on Tuesday at noon in the Sinclairville Firehall dining room for their monthly luncheon and program. Corned beef and cabbage will be served, and those attending are asked to bring a dish of food to add to the meal, and their own table service. The program will follow. New members are always welcome.

Cancer Support Group To Meet

The Breast Cancer Support Group of Jamestown will meet Wednesday at Friendly’s at 6 p.m. for dinner with an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. All new breast cancer patients are welcome to attend.

Business Owners Meeting Planned

LITTLE VALLEY – The Cattaraugus County Legislature and Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism is holding informational sessions for county business owners to express their needs and concerns on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Legislative Chambers in the county building in Little Valley. Those who are unable to attend but have concerns or questions can call 938-2310.

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FUNraiser Set For Saturday

On Saturday from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., Friendly’s will donate 20 percent of checks to the Fund for the Region at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. Friendly’s is located at 10 S. Main St. in Jamestown. Diners will need to present a voucher to make the donation. Vouchers are available at the foundation’s office at 418 Spring St., Jamestown, or on their website, crcfonline.org. For questions, contact the foundation at 661-3390.

Library Tale Time Begins Today

FREWSBURG – Myers Memorial Library will start Teeter Totter Tale Time today through April 3. This preschool storytime will be held on Thursday mornings from 10-11 a.m. Storytime introduces children to the library as well as socialization through interaction during stories, songs and play. For more information about this and other programming, contact the library at 569-5515, email: myerslib@yahoo.com or visit our website: myersmemoriallibrary.weebly.com/.

Family Night

Set For Tonight

The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown and Chautauqua Opportunities will have a special Family Night tonight from 6:30-8 p.m. The first Thursday of every month is in collaboration with Chautauqua Opportunities and features a special “Dedicated Dads” activity, designed for male role models and the children in their lives. This can include dads, step-dads, grandfathers, uncles, cousins or neighbors. For March they will be making solar-powered robot bugs. All supplies will be provided and there is no charge to participate in this event.

Pancake Breakfast Set For Saturday

MAYVILLE – Cub Scout Pack 126 will have their 33rd annual pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Unlimited pancakes, sausage and drinks will be served at the Chautauqua Inn and Suites. Money earned from this fundraiser will be used to pay for outings and events, patches and pins, pack T-shirts and outings. Cub Scout Summer Camp at Camp Elk Lick in Smethport, Pa. is something the boys look forward to every year. The cost is roughly $200 per scout. Scouts will be setting up, serving and cleaning up to earn their way to camp. There will be door prizes as well as a Chinese auction. Winners will be announced every hour and do not need to be present to win. Please support the Cub Scouts while they serve the community with this service project. Tickets are available at the door, or by calling 753-3393. Price is $5 per person, children age 5 and under are free. Monetary donations may be made or checks payable to Cub Scout Pack 126 c/o Heather Flurie, 19 E. Whallon St., Mayville, NY 14757.

Cemetery Group To Meet Saturday

ONOVILLE – The St. Mary’s Cemetery Restoration Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Horseshoe Inn in Onoville. All interested persons are welcome to attend.

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Channel 5 To Show Lectures

MAYVILLE – Robert Franklin’s Chautauqua lecture “Proclamations, Letters and Tweets” will be shown on Access Channel 5. The program will air at 3 and 9 p.m. each day beginning on Saturday with the last airing on March 14. Access Channel 5 is available to cable viewers in the Chautauqua, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Sherman, and Westfield areas. Viewers should note that all area public access channels have been dropped from Time Warner’s analog service, but can be received on digital service with a converter at their legacy channel assignment, or on a QAM digital television (channel varies by system) that has been recently autoscanned. Programming from Access Channel 5 (channel 21.4 on a QAM digital TV) is also aired each evening in the Town of Hanover on cable channel 12 (channel 98.3 on a QAM digital TV).

Knappenberger To Guest On Show

MAYVILLE – “Dialogues” is the name of a half-hour television program produced by Mark Kiyak from the State University at Fredonia. Hosted by Mike Igoe, the program will feature guest Kent Knappenberger. Knappenberger is a Westfield teacher who won the first Grammy Music Educator Award. The program will air on Access Channel 5 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day beginning on Saturday with the last airing on March 14. Access Channel 5 is available to cable viewers in the Chautauqua, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Sherman, and Westfield areas.

Ballman To Guest On Senior Report

MAYVILLE – “Senior Report with Reed Powers” will have Patty Ballman as the guest Saturday. Ballman is the administrator at Westfield Memorial Hospital. The live, call-in program airs from 9-10 a.m. 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. The series highlights senior citizen club news for 15 minutes with the remainder of the hour-long program devoted to the featured guest. The guest is subject to change.

Artists Group To Meet Tuesday

CELORON – The Chautauqua County Society of Artists will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the Celoron Community Building at Lucille Ball Memorial Park, Celoron. Ann Jackson of the Beaded Forest will conduct a small workshop on beading. The group will also discuss upcoming events such as its art display at the James Prendergast Library in May, the Art in the Park show in Mayville Park in July, a display at the Lakewood Memorial Library in September and another possible show in early November. Area artists are invited to attend with the goal of becoming active members. For more information, call Elaine Caflisch, active president, at 763-3156.

Return The

Borrowed Book

FREWSBURG – In recognition of Return the Borrowed Book Week, Myers Memorial Library is currently checking in all materials this week fine-free. If you’re unsure if you have any overdue materials, give a call to the library at 569-5515 and a staff member will check your account.

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Got Pink? To Be Held Sunday

WCA Hospital will host the fifth annual Got Pink? on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at Shawbucks & the Press Room Restaurant in downtown Jamestown. Once again, the event will benefit local breast cancer care at WCA Hospital. Activities planned include: a live auction, silent auction and Chinese auction; live music; food and drinks; and haircuts and other salon services. For more information, call Karl Sisson, WCA director of development, at 664-8423.

Five-Hour Course To Be Held

FREWSBURG – A five-hour pre-licensing driving course will be held at Frewsburg High School on March 10-11, from 6-8:30 p.m. The cost is $25. Preregister by calling the guidance office at 569-7026 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sewer District Board To Meet

MAYVILLE – The North Chautauqua Lake Sewer District board of directors will have a scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, in the town of Chautauqua meeting room, 2 Academy St., Mayville.

PTSD Support Group To Meet

The Mental Health Association of Chautauqua County, 31 Water St., Door 14, Jamestown, will host New Beginnings, a post traumatic stress disorder peer support group, each Tuesday beginning March 11 at 7 p.m. The group is open to all people experiencing PTSD related issues. Entry to the office is at the rear parking lot by the river.

Library Offering New Service

FREWSBURG – A new service will be provided monthly at Myers Memorial Library in Frewsburg beginning March 11. On the second Tuesday of each month from 3:30-4:30 p.m. a blood pressure screening will be held at no charge and administered by a registered nurse. For more information, contact the library at 569-5515.

SBDC Offering Two Classes

The Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College is offering two classes in March on ”Building Profitable Relationships through Web Strategies.” On March 12, a LinkedIn presentation will be given by Curt Anderson of the Small Business Development Center from 1:30-3 p.m. On March 19, a Google AdWords presentation will be done by Josh Curcio from Protocol 80 from 1:30-3 p.m. For more information, call 338-1024.

Chadakoin To Turn Green

The Chadakoin River will be turned green on Saturday, March 15, for the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. The St. Patrick’s Day Celebration will be held in the Jamestown Gateway Train Station, 211-217 W. Second St. The celebration will be taking place from 1-6 p.m. inside the renovated, historic Erie-Lackawanna Train Station. Presale tickets cost $30 and tickets the day of the event will be $35. People can make reservations by emailing lharkness@discoverjamestown.com or faxing reservation information to 487-1729.

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Lutheran Dietitian Adds Certification

Erica Richerson, registered dietitian at Lutheran has achieved board certification as a specialist in gerontological nutrition from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The academy is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.

Richerson has met the rigorous requirements needed to design, implement and manage safe and effective nutrition strategies that promote the quality of life and heath for older adults.

“We are proud of Erica and her accomplishment,” said Tom Holt, Lutheran president and CEO. “She is truly a resident advocate and this certification is another way she shows that she wants to expand her knowledge and continue to give excellent care.”

Richerson earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Edinboro University and has been a registered dietitian at Lutheran for 12 years. “Nutrition plays such an important role in every aspect of a resident’s health from managing chronic diseases to fighting infections and improving their mental status,” she said. “Our team meets with each resident individually. I get to know their likes and dislikes and create a resident-centered meal plan, which is what I love about my work.”

She is a member of Morison’s Dining Services at Lutheran. Morrison Management Specialists is based in Atlanta and is the nation’s only food service company exclusively dedicated to providing food, nutrition and dining services to the health care and senior living communities.

Shults Subaru Earns Award

For the second consecutive year, Shults Subaru of Jamestown has been named a 2013 “Subaru Stellar Care Award” winner by Subaru of America Inc. The award is made to an elite group of dealerships who exhibit an exceptional customer experience. Dealerships must also maintain “Stellar Care” performance standards and objectives for facility cleanliness and comfort, sales and service operations, technical service training and specialized financing.

Sean Larson, general manager, and Darren Hills, sales manager of Shults Subaru, said they are very proud of this distinguished award and credit all of their employees for achieving it for a second consecutive year.

Tim Shults, president and owner of the Shults Auto Group, said, “I am delighted and honored to receive this very prestigious award, and I would like to share it with our many loyal Subaru customers who helped us earn it.”

Shults Auto Group is one of the largest dealership groups in southwestern New York and northwestern Pennsylvania consisting of 15 dealerships, several Resale Centers, four Express Lube & Tire Centers and two Collision Centers. Locations include Jamestown, Lakewood, Westfield, Dunkirk, Fredonia and Olean in New York. Pennsylvania facilities are located in Bradford and Warren. For additional information, visit www.shultsauto.com.

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