Water Project Moves Forward

The North Chautauqua County Water District has completed their first phase of the Capital Project to create a regional water system. To officially celebrate the beginning of the transmission of water from the city of Dunkirk all the way to the village of Brocton and in-between to the towns of Portland, Pomfret and Dunkirk, a “Turn on the Tap” event has been set for Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. at the town of Portland water tank and new pump station located about 5 1/2 miles west of the city of Dunkirk on Route 5 near the Parkview Lane crossroad. The event will include state, county and local representatives as well as district engineers Clark Patterson Lee and Kandey construction company.


History Fair Set

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Free Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, for activities in celebration of the 20th Annual Sinclairville History Fair. An exhibit by Rebecca Jo Rosen will include photographs and rubbings from local 19th Century Tombstones. Face painting and balloon animals will be available following the parade, which begins at 10 a.m. Children are invited to participate in the parade by riding on the library’s float. Line up for the parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Sinclairville Elementary School. At 11 a.m., Mark Parsons will present a Magic Show at the library. Chicken BBQ begins at 11:30 a.m. at the fire hall, with proceeds to benefit the library. At 3 p.m., an opportunity drawing will be held with cash prizes. Tickets are available at the library at a cost of $2 each or three for $5, with proceeds to benefit the library. For information on these and all other library programs, please call 962-5885 and visit the library’s website at

Lakewood Church To Host Concert

LAKEWOOD — The music ministry of Sacred Heart Church in Lakewood will host David Haas and Lori True, composers, musicians, artists, teachers and mentors, on Saturday, Sept. 8. True and Haas will be at the church all day for a workshop and retreat followed by a concert. The workshop and retreat begin at 9 a.m. Tickets for the retreat and workshop are $15. Tickets for the 7 p.m. concert are $20 a person if purchased via online at or by calling Sacred Heart Church at 763-2815. Tickets purchased at the door are $25 a person. For more information, call Maria Perron at 490-4187.

Indie Folk Band To Perform

The Church at Bear Lake will host local indie folk band Jo&I on Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. The concert is called “Songs from the Sorrowing Place” and admission to the event is Free. For more information, visit

Dementia Class Set For Sept. 11

Chautauqua Opportunity Alzheimer Services will host the seminar “Dementia Basics” from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Lutheran Hultquist Place, 715 Falconer St., Jamestown. The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call 661-9430, ext. 1236 or 366-3335, ext. 1236.

Ripley UMC To Host Breakfast

RIPLEY — The Ripley United Methodist Church will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, made-to-order eggs and omelets, home fries, biscuits and sausage gravy, orange juice and coffee. The cost is $7. Proceeds benefit the Quincy Cemetery Association.