Community notebook

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Sheridan Historical Society fundraiser set for March 23

The Sheridan Historical Society announces its fundraiser for March 23 at the Sheridan Community Center. The main events are the spring auction, basket raffle, and craft/baked goods sale.

The society is seeking donations of items in good condition for the auction, especially furniture, household items, tools and collectibles (no appliances or clothes).

All proceeds from this event fund the efforts of the Sheridan Historical Society to “cultivate a greater knowledge and appreciation of the history of Sheridan.” Anyone interested in donating items should call 672-2201 for more information.

Masquerade Ball

Hospice Chautauqua County will host its first Masquerade Ball at Chau-tauqua Suites in Mayville on April 27 from 5:30 p.m. until midnight. The dress code for the event, which benefits Hospice, will be semi-formal. For tickets or more information, call 338-0033 or visit

Towel Bingo Sunday

The Preceptor Beta Epsilon Sorority in Brocton will hold its annual Towel Bingo Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the Brocton American Legion on Main Street in Brocton. Prizes, silent auction, 50-50 and refreshments will be served. Come and enjoy.

Board meets today

The Mary E. Seymour Memorial Library Board of Trustees will meet at the library today at 4 p.m.

Chicken barbecue Wednesday

The East Dunkirk Ladies Auxiliary Chiavetta’s Chick-en Barbecue will be Wed-nesday from 4 to 6 p.m. or sold out at the East Dunkirk Fire Hall, 10949 S. Roberts Road. For more information or to reserve tickets, call Julie at 680-2729.

Dunkirk Farmers Market organizational meeting Wednesday

An organizational meeting for the Dunkirk Farmers Market will be held Wed-nesday at 5:30 p.m. at the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk. All farmers, vendors, artisans and interested parties are asked to attend. This meeting will discuss market sites, days, times and organization. The market is administered by the Community Chamber Development Corp.

The Dunkirk Community Chamber meeting will precede this meeting at 4 p.m. and will include a presentation by the Great Lakes Experience highlighting its June 15 Festival to be held in the Dunkirk harborfront. All local business people are encouraged to attend.

Painting class starts Wednesday evening

The Eric Johnson Art Studio is offering a new class starting Wednesday. Every Wednesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m., this class is open to all adults. Join in to paint and mingle with other people in relaxed atmosphere.

Participants can paint whatever they like and work at their own pace.

Eric Johnson will be on hand to assist anyone who needs it.

All supplies are included, and coffee and desserts will be served. The cost is $15 per class. Call 785-8084 for information.

Fiscal Party endorses three candidates

in Silver Creek

Three candidates in the Village of Silver Creek have accepted the endorsement of the Fiscal Party.

Nick Piccolo accepted the endorsement for mayor, Piccolo is a village trustee and has been endorsed by the Village of Silver Creek Republican Party.

Thomas Harmon and Warren Kelly have both accepted the endorsement for village trustee for the Fiscal Party. Thomas Harmon is a current village trustee. Both Harmon and Kelly are also endorsed by the Village of Silver Creek Republican Party.

The Fiscal Party candidates will be on Row C of the Village Ballot. The Fiscal Party line is an independent line.

The three candidates are a unified team consisting of a Democrat, Republican and Conservative. They ask for your vote March 19 for the Village Elections.

Residents can vote at the Mount Carmel Church. Polls are open from noon to 9 p.m.