Community Notebook

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:

You are on your way to a gem of a city

If you don’t know your pearls, oh, what a pity.

Lots of famous people have called this place home

This may be where you really should roam.

Mayor says Grover is Brocton’s dog warden

Village of Brocton Mayor David Hazelton reminds all residents the dog warden for the village is Clarence Grover. Mr. Grover will provide identification should a situation require his presence.

City’s Rec Center available

The Recreation Center is open for morning walk as well as birthday parties at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds.

The Recreation Center will be open Monday through Friday mornings from 7:30 to 10 a.m. for the adult walk. The cost is 50 cents per day. Punch cards are available at the Recreation Center.

In addition, birthday party rental times are available on Saturdays. Call Patty at the Recreation Office at 366-9885 for available dates, times and prices.

Fish fry canceled

The Fredonia American Legion Post 59 regrets that their fish fry has been canceled for this evening. The fish fry will resume on Friday, Feb. 15.

Mayville Library holding book sale

The Mayville Library will hold its annual Cabin Fever book sale during President’s Day weekend. The sale will be held at the library (92 S. Erie St., Mayville) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 15 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 16. Donations for the sale are still being accepted.

For more information, phone the library at 753-7363.

Train ride available from Gowanda to South Dayton

A train ride by the New York and Lake Erie Railroad Club from Gowanda to South Dayton will be available on Saturday, Feb. 9. The train will leave the depot in Gowanda at 50 Commercial St. at 9:15 a.m.

Train tickets will be $10 for the ride and may be available for purchase from 8:30 to 9 a.m. on Saturday at the depot. Tickets will cost the same for a one-way or round trip. Space is limited on the car. Those riding to South Dayton, a return train will not leave South Dayton until 4:30 p.m. If there is space on the return ride back to Gowanda, those tickets will be sold at the South Dayton train depot during the hours of 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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