Community Notebook

Mayor proclaims “Al Stuhlmiller Day”

Dunkirk Mayor Anthony J. Dolce has proclaimed today as Al Stuhlmiller Day in the city in honor of the former Dunkirk High School coach and athletic director’s stellar career.

Dolce cites Stuhlmiller’s accomplishments as a high school athlete at Gowanda High School, as a baseball player at Syracuse University and as a 1951 signee with the New York Yankees when he played a year at Amsterdam in the former Canadian-America League.

The proclamation states Stuhlmiller coached baseball at Dunkirk from 1955-1983 and coached the Marauders to three Division 1 baseball titles while compiling “the finest record of any high school baseball coach in Chautauqua County history and also one of the finest marks in Section 6 history.”

In addition, Stuhlmiller received many awards and citations during his career; was named one of the top eight coaches in the country by College Baseball Coaches of America and received a special award from the New York State Baseball Coaches Association before being inducted into the Chautauqua County Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.

Today would have been Stuhlmiller’s 84th birthday and to honor him friends and family are gathering to remember and reminisce. Dolce proclaimed today Al Stuhlmiller Day in Dunkirk, “in recognition of his many contributions to the young people of our community and the example he set as an exemplary citizen of our community and for the way he represented our city wherever the fortunes of life carried him.”

Pancake benefit breakfast Sunday

Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast to benefit Danzaco Dance Companies Sunday, Feb. 3 from 8 to10 a.m. at the 3908 Vineyard Dr., Dunkirk, location. There is a $5 donation for the event. There will also be theme baskets and a 50/50 raffle.

Class canceled

The Chautauqua County Rural Ministry has announced its cooking class, “Oops! Preventing and Fixing Common Cooking Mistakes,” scheduled for Sunday has been canceled.