Community Notebook

Fruit of the Vine Ultreya plans a day of reflection

On Saturday, there will be an afternoon of reflection by Deacon Mike Quinn, spiritual director of the Buffalo Cursillo. All Ultreya members are encouraged to attend.

It will be held at St. Joseph’s Church on Main Street in Fredonia, from 1 to 4 p.m., followed by 4:30 p.m. Mass with a pot-luck dinner afterward. If anyone has questions, call Deacon Matt Hens at 785-5564.

Stockton Christmas Lighting Contest winners announced

The Town of Stockton recently announced the winners in their annual Christmas lighting contest.

First place: Linda Morley, 3645 High St., Cassadaga

Second place: Bob and Margie McKeown-Ozga, 5617 Route 380, Sinclairville.

Third place: Kevin and Tiffany Lincoln, 5846 Route 380, Sinclairville

Fourth place: Tom and Sue Zanghi, 214 Dale Drive, Cassadaga

The town would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s contest as well as Frederickson’s Builders, Cassadaga Shur-fine, and Nordy’s Pizza, the local businesses who donated to the contest.

Library board to meet

The Board of Trustees of the Mary E. Seymour Memorial Free Library will meet at noon Saturday at Cassadaga Country Club.

Traveler advisory

The New York State Department of Transporta-tion announced that effective immediately, Route 76, between Lakeview Avenue and US Route 20, in Ripley is closed. The road has been closed to facilitate railroad maintenance and is expected to re-open on Thursday.

A detour has been posted for use during the road closure.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

Silver Creek ed board to meet Saturday

The Silver Creek Board of Education will meet Satur-day at 8 a.m. in the board room at the high school for the purpose of a workshop to discuss the three-year budget plan. The meeting is open to the public.

More than 340 current, retired SUNY Fredonia employees boost SEFA campaign over goal

Final tallies for the 2012 SEFA campaign at SUNY Fredonia are in, and they are impressive.

A grand total of $48,699 was raised for the State Employees’ Federated Appeal by 344 current and retired SUNY Fredonia employees, reported SEFA committee co-chairs Megan Mackowiak and Kathy Dyckes. Donations eclipsed the campaign’s $45,000 goal by almost $3,700 – the 16th straight year the campus has exceeded its goal.

Support of the campaign reflects the generosity of SUNY Fredonia faculty, staff and emeriti. Participation grew by 17 employees over the prior year’s campaign.

Dozens of area agencies receive proceeds from the campaign, including such entities as the American Cancer Society, Chautauqua County Rural Ministry, and the SUNY Fredonia Campus and Community Children’s Center.