Community Notebook

Dunkirk Free Library seeks board members

Dunkirk Free Library seeks residents who are interested in serving on the Library Board of Directors. Interested applicants should have a passion for libraries and the services they provide the community, as well as the ability to effectively advocate for the library.

The library is looking for people with skills in technology, finances, public re-lations and other skills beneficial to ensuring a healthy future for the library.

Individuals interested in serving on Dunkirk Free Library’s behalf should send or email a letter of intent, as well as the completed application, on or before close of business on March 15.

Applications are available at the library and on its website. Forward information to:

Attn: Board Member Search

Dunkirk Free Library

536 Central Ave.

Dunkirk Free Library


Meet the Candidates Spaghetti Dinner in Westfield Tuesday

The Westfield Republican Town Committee is sponsoring a Meet the Candid-ates Spaghetti Dinner at the Assembly of God Church on Main Street in Westfield on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Mayor David Carr, Trustee Chris Jaynes, incumbent candidates, and candidate for trustee Tom Rackowski will attend.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 10. Tickets may be purchased from any committee member, elected official serving the town or village or from ticket chairperson Marilyn Hemmer at 326-3504.

Tickets will also be available at the door. Everyone should write their names on the back of the ticket for a prize drawing.

Two ticket holders will win a $25 gift certificate to Beth’s Park-view Cafe. Proceeds will benefit Patterson Library.

CCIDA?Audit Committee to meet

In accordance with the State Open Meetings Law, the local media is hereby notified of a meeting of the County of Chautauqua In-dustrial Development Agen-cy Audit Committee at 200 Harrison St., Jamestown, on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.

Lakeshore Humane Society Pet Adoption Day/Open House

set for Saturday

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold a Pet Adoption Day/Open House at its Adoption Center on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.,

The center is located at 431 E. Chestnut Street, Dunkirk.

Call 672-1991 or see for more information.

Cattaraugus church hosts 5th annual Chili/Soup Cook-off

Sunday at 1 p.m. at St. John’s Church, 28 Ellicott St. in Cattaraugus is the place to be to cure your cabin fever blues and to support a great cause.

The church members are hosting their fifth annual chili and soup cook-off. They are challenging folks to put their culinary skills to the test by bringing along a crock-pot of their best chili and/or soup.

Beverages, rolls, and delicious desserts will be provided.

There is no admittance fee; however, in order to vote for your favorite chili or soup, tickets may be purchased for a nominal price. After tasting the offerings that are available, you place your ticket(s) in the bag next to the chili or soup that tickled your taste buds.

At the end of the event, tickets will be tallied and winners announced in each category.

Proceeds will benefit the Cattaraugus Free Library as well as other missions of the church.

Red Cross responds to help house fire

victims in Lakewood

The Southwestern NY American Red Cross Dis-aster Action Team responded to provide disaster relief following a house fire in Lakewood on Tuesday

DAT volunteer Phil Baker provided the initial disaster assistance. Temporary housing, clothing, and meals are services typically offered to address emergency needs.

Portland Planning Board meets Tuesday

The next monthly Plan-ning Board meeting will be Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Portland Town Hall. The public hearing for the Speel-berg Enterprises project scheduled for that evening has been postponed.