Community Notebook

The community notebook is compiled by the OBSERVER staff. To send in an event or listing, e-mail us at editorial@observertoday or call us at 366-3000.

Land Bank meeting Feb. 13 in Jamestown

The Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development for-mally announced it will hold an official meeting of the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation on Feb. 13 at 9 a.m. in the CCIDA Board Room, 200 Harrison Street, Jamestown.

This general meeting of the CCLBC is being conducted to discuss business associated with property acquisition & disposition, transfer of properties and funding from County to CCLBC, insurance requirements, website development, marketing/logo development, and other official business as required (agenda will be provided at the meeting).

The press, public and other stakeholders are invited to attend.

Questions may be directed to: Mark Geise, 661-8912

Brocton Library

to hold children’s

programming Friday

The Ahira Hall Memorial Library in Brocton will host two children events on Friday. The first event will be a Pre-School Story Hour at 10 a.m. at the library. The story hour will be hosted by Mary Ellen Westin and Susan Raymond.

The second event will be Early Elementary Program for grades pre-K, Kindergarten and first grades with library staff and volunteers. This will be held at 2:45 p.m. Both programs will have a “Be My Valentine” theme. For more information, visit the library at 37 W. Main St., Brocton or call 792-9418.

Exhibition sled hockey game Saturday

in Jamestown arena

On Saturday at 5 p.m. the Chautauqua County Sher-iff’s Office and the Jamestown Laker’s Hand-icap Sled Hockey Team will play in their annual fundraiser hockey game at the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena. All proceeds will go to support the Laker’s Sled Hockey Team.

The Laker’s Handicap Sled Hockey Team was formed in 2003 with both cooperate and community sponsorship.

The cost of ice time, travel expenses and maintenance of the equipment continues to skyrocket, forcing the team to seek the help of the community and from local businesses.

The game starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. Tickets for the silent auction will be sold from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; winners will be posted by the conclusion of the game. In addition, from 7-9 p.m. the Porcelain Bus Drivers are playing at Sawbuck’s to help support the fundraiser, tickets are $5 at the door or $4 if purchased during the game.

During the show a 50/50 will be held as well as some raffles. If anyone wants to make a monetary donation to the Laker’s Team or an item for the silent auction, contact Deputy Hover or the coach of the Laker’s Team, Rod Koltsie at 499-7697.

More information can be found on the team’s website,

Gowanda Universal pre-k program

registration begins

The Gowanda Central School District is currently registering students for the Universal Pre-K program for the 2013-2014 school year. The Gowanda Pre-K program provides quality, integrated instruction to enhance the development of language, cognitive and social skills.

The program is open to any child living in the Gowanda School District who will be 4 years of age on or before Dec. 1, 2013. For more information or to request a registration packet, contact Karin Catalano Bardo at the Gowanda Elementary School at 532-3325, ext. 4154.

Today’s clue for the Winter Festival Medallion Hunt

The President’s Day Weekend Winter Festival Annual Medallion Treasure Hunt, sponsored by The Maple Inn at Chautauqua Institution, is under way.

The 3×5-inch Treasure Hunt Medallion (created especially for the 2006 Festival by artist David Stutzman from a naturally shed elk antler), has been hidden somewhere in Chautauqua County on public property.

Placed in plastic for its protection from the elements, the Medallion bearing the I.C.E. logo is not hidden below ground level and no higher than 6 feet above ground level. It is not hidden on any body of water or in the water.

Treasure hunters seek at their own risk.

Today’s clue is as follows:

The medallion is what this hunt is about

But you must register or else you will pout

For only two dollars you can join in the fun

Think how happy you’ll be to shout ‘I’ve won!’

Relay for Life Team Lucky 777 to hold chicken BBQ

Relay for Life Team Lucky 777 will host a Chiavetta’s Chicken Barbecue on March 3. It will be held at the First Ward Falcon Club on Lake Shore Drive in Dunkirk. It will run from noon until 5 p.m. Tickets are $8.50 and can be purchased by calling 366-7292 or 785-5190. Eat in or take out. Deliveries can be made with the purchase of 10 or more and ordered by Feb. 24. There will be a silent auction. Drive through available.

All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Public invited to Laurel’s 50th birthday Friday in Dunkirk

To thank the community for its ongoing support of the Laurel Run, the Hotellings are inviting the public to celebrate Laurel’s 50th birthday Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. at The Resource Center Workshop on Chestnut Street in Dunkirk. There will be cake and ice cream. Everyone is invited to attend and wish Laurel a happy 50th birthday.