Community Notebook

YMCA slates lifeguarding class

The Jamestown YMCA will offer the American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding from March 25 through March 29.

Classes will run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and include both classroom and water skills.

The program includes CPR for the professional rescuer, first aid, AED standards and water rescues.

To aid in a smooth running class, the Y is requiring that all potential students participate in one of the ARC prerequisite portion of the Waterfront Lifeguard course classes. Once the student passes the prerequisites, the fee for that class will be applied to the full Waterfront Lifeguard course cost.

Class size is limited, so preregistration is encouraged. The cost for the class is $215 for YMCA members and $265 for potential members.

Upon successful completion of this class, students will be certified in American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding, first aid, CPR-PR and AED. Students must be at least 15 years of age by the final day of class.

For more information, contact the Jamestown YMCA Aquatics office at 664-2802, ext. 233.

Access Channel 12 rebroadcasts

Public Access Channel 12 would like to rebroadcast some of its archived shows that were recorded in previous years and would like the viewers to have some input on what archived shows they would like to see.

If interested, email Access 12 at or call 366-0823 and leave a message. If you would like a copy of any of the programming, let us know and Access 12 will make one for a small fee.

Access 12 is an all volunteer local television station that serves the City of Dunkirk. If you would like to volunteer, please email or call and someone will respond as soon as possible.

Sheridan Historical Society fundraiser 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.