Community Notebook

Boards of directors meet Tuesday

The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Ag-ency Board of Directors will meet at CCIDA, 200 Har-rison St., Jamestown, Tuesday at 10 a.m.

The Chautauqua Region-al Industrial Development Corporation Board of Directors will meet at CCIDA on Tuesday following the CCIDA meeting.

The Chautauqua County Capital Resource Corpora-tion Board of Directors will meet at CCIDA on Tuesday directly following the CRIDC meeting.

Angels for Hope event on Tuesday

The Relay for Life team Angels for Hope will hold a community event at Bob Evans in Fredonia Tuesday from 6 a.m. to close.

Diners must have a flyer or this article in order for the team to receive 15 percent of the food bill,which will be donated to the Relay For Life cancer walk held in June at the Fredonia State College.

Community members can contact Bob Evans to have a lunch catered that day.

MAC Fest Saturday

to benefit Aili Makuch

The second annual “MAC Fest” (Musicians Against Cancer ) to benefit children and their families battling cancer will take place Saturday at the Dunkirk Moose Lodge 89 on Lake Shore Drive.

This year, all proceeds will benefit 16-year-old Aili Makuch, a local cancer patient. From 4 to 7 p.m., a barbecued chicken and rib dinner will be available, including pop, beer, coffee, various salads and desserts. From 7 to 10 p.m., music from Good Time Good Tune Music will be featured, along with local talented guests. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, an electric guitar raffle and a silent auction. Tickets are $15 presale and $20 at the door. For more information, contact the Moose Lodge at 366-5322 or email

JCC course examines Lake Erie shipwrecks

Shipwrecks of Lake Erie: Fire, Storm, and Collision will be explored April 23 at Jamestown Community Col-lege’s Jamestown Campus.

The non-credit program begins at 7 p.m. in the Carnahan Center. Tuition is $19. To register, call JCC’s Center for Continuing Education, 338-1005.

Dunkirk Fire Dept. monthly report

The Dunkirk Fire Department reports going on 139 runs in February. Of that number, 105 were EMS calls with 45 of those resulting in transports to Brooks Memorial Hospital. There were 19 still alarms, 13 box alarms and two mutual aid calls answered by the department, according to figures from Fire Chief Keith Ahlstrom.

Benefit set for Gowanda resident

A benefit for John Press, a Gowanda resident battling stage 4 cancer, will be held Wednesday at the Gowanda Slovenian Club from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. This all-day event includes live music, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, a bake sale, a drawing for a 46-inch television and more. Raffle tickets are $5, and food will be available for purchase. There is no admission charge. For more information on the event or how to help, call Lori Petersen at 229-1585.

Festivals Committee

to meet Friday at noon

The Dunkirk Local De-velopment Corporations’s Festivals Committee will meet Friday at noon in the Development Department which is located adjacent to City Hall in the Stearns Building.

Congressional campaign kickoff today in Dunkirk

Martha Robertson, long-time resident of Dryden and chair of the Tompkins County Legislature, is scheduled to announce her candidacy for Congress in a series of stops across New York’s 23rd Congressional District today and Friday. Robertson, a Democrat, is set to kick things off today at 10:30 a.m. at Dunkirk’s Boardwalk Market before heading to Jamestown for an appearance at 11:45 a.m. at the Train Station. Three more stops are scheduled Thursday with another eight set for Friday across the sprawling, 11-county district.

Republican Tom Reed was elected in November to represent the newly-formed district.

Red Cross honors achievements

for local blood donors

The American Red Cross of Southwestern New York would like to congratulate the following individuals for achieving personal milestones in volunteer blood donations.

Daniel Cartner and Jerry Stahl, 1 gallon; and Karole Christensen, 2 gallons. Warren McPherson of Fredonia has completed his 20th gallon of blood donated. John Bellardo of Sinclairville completed his 25th gallon of blood donated, becoming a member of the Second Century Club. Bob Fralick has reached 39 gallons; wife Harriet has completed 21 gallons, and their son, Mark, has completed his 22nd gallon.

The Red Cross thanks each and every donor who continues to give the precious gift of life! If you would like to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit to find out when a blood drive is near you. The Fralick Donation Center, located at 325 E. 4th St. in Jamestown, is open Wednesdays and Thursdays 12:30-5:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

Red Cross responds

to help city fire victims

The Southwestern NY American Red Cross Disaster Action Team responded to provide disaster relief following a house fire on Eagle Street, Dunkirk, and an apartment fire on Bishop Street, in Jamestown on Tuesday.

DAT volunteers Mary Walker, Jeanie Shiffer, Suzanne Allen, Pete Peterson and Emergency Services Manager Tina Jones provided the initial disaster assistance for the families. Temporary housing, clothing, and meals are services typically offered to address emergency needs.

Hanover calls special meeting for Monday

The Hanover Town Board will hold a special meeting Monday at 9 a.m. in the town hall for declaring surplus equipment.

CLE?luncheon Friday in Mayville

A continuing legal education luncheon is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Jury Room of the Courthouse in Mayville where Judge Deborah Chimes and two experts will expand on the instructions and advice lawyers received in an earlier CLE on computer forensics and ediscovery in civil, commercial and criminal matters.

Michael McCartney, President/CEO of DIGITS LLC and JP Midgley, CEO of Avalon Document Services will present an overview of digital forensics and electronic data discovery during which they will explain how to encrypt e-mails to clients, how to retrieve deleted e-mails, and how to retrieve e-information such as Facebook accounts, etc.

The CLE and luncheon is free for members of the Robert H. Jackson Center Inns of Court. If an attorney does not wish to join the Inn but desires to attend the session, a CLE credit processing fee of $25 is requested. Interested attorneys are asked to RSVP to Lori Thierfeldt via phone at 488-3090 or e-mail at by Friday.