Community Notebook

Brocton/Portland Democratic Committee to meet Saturday

The Brocton/Portland Democratic Committee will hold a meeting and election of officers at the Portland Town Hall Saturday at 9:30 a.m. New members are welcome to attend. Contact Dan Schrantz at 792-4661 for more information.

County Beekeepers Association to meet

Chautauqua County Beekeepers Association’s next regular meeting is Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Agricultural Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown.

Topics will include: Early Spring Management, election of treasurer, dues are now due, online overview and demonstration of Websites available to all, time to order bees. The public is welcome to attend.

The next meeting will be March 7.

Book Sale Saturday

The Literacy Volunteers will hold a book sale Satur-day at 21 East Bookstore at 21 E. Second St. in Dunkirk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Customers are asked to use the Washington Avenue en-trance. Paperbacks are .50; hardcovers are $1. Proceeds will assist the Literacy Volunteers in promoting literacy in the community.

Circle of Love event

A Circle of Love “Cele-bration of Life” party will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Katerina’s, Lake Shore Drive, Dunkirk. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Josie Christopher at 366-0698.

Dunkirk IDA meeting Thursday postponed

A meeting of the Dunkirk Industrial Development Agency that was scheduled for Thursday has been postponed until a future date.

Dunkirk police chief warns residents

Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano warned residents during Tuesday’s Common Council meeting that there should be no door-to-door solicitors working the city at the current time. He said there are no soliciting permits on file in the city clerk’s office and the department has received complaints from residents about energy companies dropping off solicitors in neighborhoods.

“They’re asking to come in and look at utility bills and look over things. I want to remind everyone that if anyone comes to the door looking to solicit for the energy companies that people not let them in and call the police desk,” he stated. “We will send a car and find these people and let them know that they are not to be soliciting. There are no permits right now for anyone going door-to-door.”

The Unexpected Guests’ February Improv Show

Valentine’s Day is a time for love, and if you love to laugh, check out The Unexpected Guests Improv Comedy Group on Saturday at The Reg Studio Theater, 108 E. Third St. in Jamestown. Show starts at 9 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment with an improv performance featuring the kind of comedy made famous by Chicago’s Second City and TV’s Whose Line is it Anyway?

The cast includes Gary Peters, Jane Fischer, Timo-thy Smeal, Alison Barry, Wayne Carlsson, Heather Felton, Malachi Livermore and Kipp Reynolds. Gener-al admission is $5 at the door. For information, visit on Facebook at or call 485-8953.

Kiss Me Anew Benefit set

for Saturday

Join in on the celebration of the 10th Annual Kiss Me Anew Valentine’s Benefit, Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk. There is a $10 admission at the door for those 21 and over, and includes food, fun, door prizes, Sweet Revenge Girls, and music by Black Widow.

Featured also will be a video retrospective of the past nine years.

Proceeds to benefit the Salvation Army Anew Center, a non-profit agency which provides advocacy, counseling, and support services to victims of domestic violence in Chautauqua County. To help raise funds the Chautauqua County Roller Derby’s Babes of Wrath will be there to add the roll to the rock, while selling 50/50 tickets, as well as a Chinese Auction and a Cupid Coat Check. Mention the party and get a special room rate of $75.99 + tax. Call the Clarion at (366-8350 to make reservations.

Today’s clue for the 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 prizes this year will make it all worthwhile

The Maple Inn is the sponsor so get ready to smile

A weekend stay on Chautauqua Institute grounds

At the Maple Inn! Now your joy knows no bounds.

Hold on to your hat there is still more to tell

One hundred dollars in cash goes to the winner as well.

Westfield Village Board meeting rescheduled

The next Westfield Village Board meeting will take place on Feb. 19, instead of Feb. 18, because of the President’s Day Holiday.