Outdoor Club

To Gather

The Allegheny Outdoor Club will ski or hike in the Economite Road area on Sunday, Feb. 5. The group will cover about 4 miles and will meet at Musante Street at 1:30 p.m. or Economite Road at 2 p.m. The hike was previously canceled.

Sheriff’s Office Warns Of Scams

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday said it has received complaints of a phone scam going around. “The caller claims to be from the “Publisher’s Clearing House” and states that the recipient has won a sum of money. They are then instructed to buy prepaid credit or gift cards and are given a number to call back. Please be advised that this is fraudulent and you did not win any money. These scams are virtually untraceable as well. Please use caution.”

Conservancy To Host Walk,


CASSADAGA — The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy will be holding a guided, leisurely snowshoe walk and campfire gathering at its Cassadaga Creek Wetland Preserve on Saturday from 4:15 to 6 p.m. Twan Leenders, CWC director of conservation, will lead the walk (weather permitting) beginning at 4:30 p.m. Non-snowshoers can remain by the campfire and socialize with other CWC staff and attendees during the walk time. After the tour, all are invited to stay and warm up by the fire and enjoy complementary hot chocolate and coffee. Attendees are invited to bring their own beverage and a snack or a snack to pass if desired as well as a chair for sitting around the fire. In the event of no snow, a regular nature walk will be offered, and the campfire will go on as planned. The preserve is located on Bloomer Road off County Route 380 between Harvey Road and South Stockton-Cassadaga Road (County Route 71). Directions and a map can also be found at chautauquawatershed.org/preserves. Participants should note that the preserve is not accessible from the Sinclair Road/Route 60 side. The event is open to the public and free for CWC members, with suggested donations for non-members of $5 for individuals or $10 per family. Attendees will need to rent or bring their own snowshoes. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 716-664-2166, ext. 1001 or emailing info@chautauquawatershed.org with a contact name, number of people attending, phone number and email address.

Blood Drive To Be Held At



WESTFIELD — Community Blood Bank will hold a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at Westfield Memorial Hospital, 189 E Main St., Westfield. To schedule an appointment, call 814-456-4206. Appointments are encouraged to reduce the wait time but are not required. Walk-ins will be taken as space allows.


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