New Museum Exhibit To Open

MACHIAS – A new exhibit opened in the Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Center, in the Stone House, 9824 Route 16, Machias. “War is Cruelty; A Sesquicentennial of the civil War in its Third Year” will run through October. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. This exhibit, intended to compliment a summer long series of Civil War-related programming, is made possible in large part due to generous loans from private collectors in Cattaraugus County. For more information, call 353-8200.

Church Plans Dedication

Christ Lutheran Church, L.C.M.C., will dedicate its new sanctuary at 3012 Route 430 at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The dedication service will be followed by a celebration/fellowship meal open to the community. After 13 months of rebuilding the old Chautauqua Public Inn at the corner of Dutch Hollow Road and Route 430, the congregation is anxious to share their joy over their first permanent home with the whole Chautauqua Lake community. Lee A. Magneson, pastor, will officiate and preach at the service and was quoted as saying, ”We have been so blessed by the enormous number of volunteers from our community and so thankful for their generous support and time given, that we would especially like to thank them in person for their partnership. Sunday also initiates the summer schedule. The Praise Service is at 8:30 a.m., coffee fellowship is at 9:30 a.m. and the traditional service follows at 10:30 a.m.

Cemetery Tour Set For Tuesday

“The Women of Lake View,” a tour looking at some of the women buried at Lake View Cemetery will start at the cemetery offices at the corner of Lakeview Avenue and Buffalo Street at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The tour is free, however reservations would be appreciated. You may stop at the cemetery office, email the cemetery at, or call 665-3206 to reserve a spot. This will be a walking tour about 60 to 90 minutes in duration. Many of the stops are near paved roadways; however there will be some “off-road” excursions. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

Ripley Senior Citizens To Meet

RIPLEY – The Ripley Senior Citizens Club meets for a tureen lunch at noon on the third Friday of each month in the Ripley Baptist Church, East Side Hill Road. A program and meeting follows. Future events include a picnic in the Mayville Park; a museum visit in Jamstown; and a two-hour ride on the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad in Pennsylvania. New members are welcome to attend.

Christian Singles Group To Meet

“The 19 to 99 er’s,” Christian Singles Group, will be meeting for a “Six Months ’till Christmas” dinner party at 6 p.m., Saturday, at Roberto’s, corner of Main and Second streets, Jamestown. Please bring a wrapped unisex gift of less than $5 to exchange. Please wear a coursage/boutoniere – store bought or homemade. Reservations are necessary by calling 483-5691. This group is sponsored by Christ First United Methodist Church