What’s new for Summer 2021 in the Chautauqua Lake Erie Region

Chautauqua County is preparing for a great summer season. Many attraction sand experiences are reopening and are creating new and exciting ways for you to enjoy Chautauqua this summer. Lake Erie Wine Country is hosting a new event— “Red, White, & BBQ”. Lake Erie Wine Country is home to 23 wineries through Chautauqua County and Pennyslvania. This summer they are introducing a new event featuring patriotic pairings and summer favorites to help you impress your guests at your upcoming Fourth of July gathering. Wineries will offer a selection of seasonal fruits and… Read More

Opera House to Stream Chautauqua Brass Concert

FREDONIA – The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center will live stream a performance with local favorites, Chautauqua Brass, on Friday, Mar. 26, at 7:30pm. “We’re so excited to be hosting performances on our stage once again, even if it is to an empty theatre,” notes Opera House Executive Director Rick Davis. “Thanks to a generous grant from the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, we were able to purchase the equipment and technology to enable us to live stream concerts and events from inside the theatre, as they are happening, to viewers… Read More

Tri-County Arts Council announces 2021 NYSCA Decentralization Program grant awards

The Tri-County Arts Council (TCAC) has announced the 2021 recipients of the Individual Artist, Community Arts and Arts Education grants, which are funded by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. These grants have been administered by TCAC since 2000. Due to the pandemic restrictions, there will be no awards ceremony this year. Information on the various programs and projects with the grantees will be posted on the arts council’s website calendar as they become available…. Read More

Implications of fat phobia topic of UC, Irvine professor’s virtual talk

FREDONIA– An upcoming lecture hosted by the State University of New York at Fredonia’s Ethnic and Gender Studies program will focus on fat phobia as it specifically relates to Black women. The Zoom lecture will be led by University of California, Irvine Department of Sociology Associate Professor Sabrina Strings on Wednesday, March 17, at 3 p.m. Dr. Strings’ presentation, “Fat Phobia as Misogynoir: Gender, Race and Weight Stigma,” is free and can be viewed by registering at the online link: https://fredonia-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqd-murzIvEtzjpF6MCa13quxn5W7jzF2l Strings is the author of “Fearing the Black Body: The Racial… Read More

Village of Mayville Water Distribution

Village officials are providing canned and bottled water for pick-up at the Town of Chautauqua DPW Garage at 50 Patterson Street on Tuesday, December 15th through Friday, December 18th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m.to 6:30 p.m.  An update for the weekend will be developed and announced later this week.   Please note: Any persons in Isolation or Quarantine for COVID-19 should NOT leave their homes to pick up water. If there is no one available to bring water to you, please call the Health Department at 716-753-4491…. Read More

National Philanthropy Day to recognize Fredonia campus, community

(FREDONIA, NY) – The entire State University of New York at Fredonia campus and community will be recognized virtually by the Fredonia College Foundation for their efforts to raise money in support of students at a time of need during the coronavirus pandemic, when National Philanthropy Day is commemorated in Western New York on Thursday, Nov. 19. “With the support of our campus community and our many loyal alumni and donors, we were able to raise approximately $191,000 to support Fredonia’s students,” said Betty Gossett, executive director of the foundation. “We are… Read More


(MAYVILLE, NY) – Chautauqua County Executive Paul M. Wendel, Jr. will be hosting a virtual COVID-19 Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 3 p.m. The town hall will be streamed live on the County Government facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ChautauquaCountyGovernment and will give area residents the opportunity to ask questions related to COVID-19 in Chautauqua County. Wendel will be joined by Christine Schuyler, Director of the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services; Dr. Robert Berke, County Physician; and Dr. Brian Walters and Dr. Michael Faulk.

New York Army National Guard Promotions

(LATHAM, NY)– Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Kaleb Johnson from Westfield, N.Y. (14787), and assigned to the 152nd Engineer Company received a promotion to the rank of private first class on September 30, 2020. Colmari Garcia-Rodriguez from Dunkirk, N.Y. (14048), and assigned to the Company C, 427th Support Battalion received a promotion to the rank of private first class on October 9,… Read More

SUNY Fredonia Students perform essential work during general election

(FREDONIA, NY) – Several State University of New York at Fredonia students had the unique experience of being at ground zero – working lengthy 16-hour or longer shifts at polls in Chautauqua, Niagara and Cattaraugus counties – during the hotly contested general election. Election volunteers are essential to ensuring the integrity of the election process and assisting voters at the polls, said Department of Communication Assistant Professor Angela McGowan-Kirsch. “Being a poll worker is a great opportunity for students to work side-by-side with individuals they may not have interacted with otherwise and… Read More

Westfield-Mayville Rotarians Learn about Safety Village’s Latest Programs

By Sue Hammond (ASHVILLE, NY)– Fire safety, distracted driving and first aid are just a few of the programs offered by the Chautauqua Safety Village (CSV) in Ashville, NY that Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville members learned more about during the group’s Nov. 10 Zoom meeting. Jessica Dayton, Executive Director of the CSV since 2018, was the guest presenter who discussed the programs and updates. Her presentation was sponsored by Rotarian John “Doc” Hamels. Prior to 2018, Dayton was a CSV volunteer who assisted with its many events for several years before coming… Read More