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‘These Are Classic’

BEMUS POINT – An annual event will include some unique boats this weekend. As part of the 21st annual Chautauqua Lake Antique & Classic Boat Show, more than 40 boats are expected to be on display Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to boats, there will also be events ...

Town Of N. Harmony To Celebrate 100 Years

North Harmony will make history this weekend. The town will celebrate its 100th birthday by hosting a pig roast picnic at the Town Park on Butts Road on Saturday. Originally founded in 1919, the town of North Harmony was started when Jonathan Cheney settled in Harmony in 1806 and built ...

Warren Man Sentenced In ‘Meth-Fueled’ Crime Spree

WARREN, Pa. — A Warren, Pa., man will be on probation for well over a decade for his involvement in a “meth-fueled” crime spree. Steven M. Amon, 46, 407 Water St., pleaded guilty to charges at seven dockets and was subsequently sentenced by Judge Gregory Hammond on Monday ...

Local Beacon

For 35 years, one church has been a beacon in Jamestown. Originally started in two Jamestown homes, Lighthouse Baptist Church has grown to include an gospel FM radio station among its list of ministries. At the time of its founding, there were only nine members in the congregation and ...

Bemus Point Eyes Upgraded Facilities, Curriculum

BEMUS POINT — The Bemus Point Central School District will look to upgrade its facilities and its curriculum. Members of the school board were given presentations Monday on expanding its use of Florida Virtual, an online curriculum provider, and on potentially upgrading its athletic ...

City Man Found Huffing Charged

ALTOONA, Pa. — A Jamestown man is in Blair County Prison in Pennsylvania after he was allegedly spotted huffing duster in a Walmart parking lot. Jeremy J. Brumfield, 37, was allegedly just waking up and in the passenger side of his Chevrolet pickup when Allegheny Township police officers ...

Fredonia Church To Install New Steeple

FREDONIA — Progress has continued at Family Church Fredonia following the May 4, 2018, fire, and Wednesday will bring a significant addition to the building. At approximately 8 a.m., contractors will be installing the new steeple atop the tower, one of the final steps in the restoration ...

The Fruits Of Summer Coming To Nature Fest

Fresh strawberries. BBQ chicken. Mushrooms. Sweet corn. Cherries. Burgers. Black raspberries. We could keep on listing the amazing locally farmed and wild edible foods that make the summer delicious, but it would take up more space than we have for this article. Roger Tory Peterson’s Wild ...

Farmers Market Coming To Cherry Creek

CHERRY CREEK — The Cherry Creek Community Association Inc. has announced the creation of a farmers market to be held each Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. beginning this week. The market will be held on the shaded side lawn next to the Cherry Creek United Methodist Church, located at ...

Dunkirk Pier Mishap Results In Lawsuit

MAYVILLE — A lawsuit filed last month in state Supreme Court in chautauqua County in Mayville is seeking damages for health-care costs after an injury occurred in August 2018 during a Music on the Pier event in Dunkirk. Judith Bohn, a Dunkirk resident, names the city of Dunkirk in her ...

Health Careers Academy Set To Open July 22

FREDONIA — A new, state-of-the-art health care training facility is preparing to serve as a pillar of support for the Greater Chautauqua area. The Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Health Careers Academy and Training Center will open its doors to health care professionals on July 22 at ...

Special Occasion

Serving as ushers at the 2019 graduation for the UPMC Chautauqua School of Radiology, it was with surprise that Britta Johnson and Alexander James “AJ” Putt were called forward before the ceremonies concluded by Martin Messina. Johnson and Putt each received a $2,000 tuition assistance ...

Disagreements, Flag On Display Lead To Lawsuit

HANOVER - A lawsuit over an offensive flag on display at an address on Hanover Road remains ongoing as the case prepares to head to court. The lawsuit stems from a series of disagreements between two neighbors, all of whom show no signs of letting up, and culminating into the pathetic marvel ...

State Comptroller Releases IDA Report

The 109 Industrial Development Agencies in New York state reported providing $751 million in net tax exemptions for local economic development efforts in 2017, up more than 5% from 2016, according to a report issued in May by state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The gap in net job gains ...

‘People’s Choice’

FINDLEY LAKE — Kiss was rocking the shoreline and the Beatles were making waves, but when all was said and done, it was the Beach Boys, complete with screaming fans on board who took the top award at the Findley Lake Fourth of July Boat Parade. This Independence Day marked the 30th ...

South Valley Man Makes Fake 911 Call, Faces Charges

SOUTH VALLEY — A South Valley resident faces charges after allegedly making a fake 911 call in late June. Joshua A. Haney, 38, of 12273 Bone Run Road, South Valley, was charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Dept. ...

Citizen Tips Lead To City Man Being Taken Into Police Custody

Citizen tips led to drug charges against a Jamestown man on Wednesday. Lucas A. Smyczek, 31, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, at 6:53 p.m. Wednesday at Cherry and West ...

In Findley Lake, Everything’s Just Ducky At The Waterwheel

FINDLEY LAKE — People shouted “Here they come!” as 1,400 plastic ducks bobbled their way through the spillway at the Findley Lake waterwheel on Thursday. Excitement was high and people stood on the bridge, platform, roadway and even the rocks to see which duck would arrive at the ...

Variety Of Services

FORECON, Inc., a professional consulting forestry firm, recently celebrated its 65th year in business. FORECON has provided forestry and natural resource management services to private, industrial, municipal and governmental forest landowners since Curt Bauer started the business in 1954 ...

Rotary Club Sets Annual Fly-In

DUNKIRK — The Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club will be welcoming a classic World War II-era training aircraft at its 55th Annual Fly-In Breakfast on Sunday at the Chautauqua County Airport / Dunkirk at 3389 Middle Road. The Buffalo Heritage Squadron, a non-profit organization based at the ...