Community Notebook

Benefit to be held Saturday for Mayville resident

Mayville resident Diane Thompson received the grim news on March 9 from doctors at St. Vincent’s Hospital that she had an aneurism in her brain. On March 11 she underwent brain surgery. She then spent the next two weeks in Intensive Care. She was able to come home on March 22, and has been making an amazing recovery.

Thompson works at Lighthouse Point Grocery and Dollar General in Mayville. She won’t be able to return to work until the end of May or beginning of June. That depends on how her recovery progresses.

On Saturday there will be a benefit for her at the American Legion in Mayville from 5 to 9 p.m. The admission for dinner and the event is $10. Dinner will be at 5 p.m. with a meat raffle, 32-inch Emerson TV raffle, and silent auction to follow.

Friends and family have also established a Diane Thompson Benefit Fund at Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union in Mayville, where cash donations will be accepted or checks can be written.

Stockton sets townwide clean-up for residents

The Town of Stockton will hold its annual clean-up days for residents Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Trash should be delivered to the Highway Depart-ment Storage Building 4696 West Railroad Ave. in Stockton.

The town will accept appliances, trash, and junk only. No garbage will be accepted. No tires, liquid waste, paint, oils, batteries, or appliances containing freon (humidifiers, refrigerators) will be accepted.

Appliances containing freon and electronics, includ-ing computers are accepted at the following transfer stations: Fredonia, Falconer, Sherman and Frewsburg.

Speed limits posted for Town of Dunkirk Roads

Dunkirk Town Highway Superintendent Richard Butts Jr. has posted speed reduction signs in the East and West Town of Dunkirk for the following roads: Temple Road between Wil-low Road and Route 5, Wilbur Road between Route 5 and the Pomfret town line, Willow Road between Route 5 and the Dunkirk city line, Chestnut Road between Willow Road and the Pomfret town line, Green-hurst Avenue between Roberts Road and Franklin Avenue, Cedarcliff Drive and Beachcliff Drive.

Local Chambers to host wine festival

The Grape Expectations Wine Festival hosted by the Fredonia/Dunkirk Cham-bers of Commerce will be held at The White Inn Friday from 5-9 p.m. Cost is $12 for pre-registration by calling 679-1565 or $15 at the door.

You will receive a free wine glass when you arrive. Light appetizers are included in the price of the ticket this year.

Chamber meets on Wednesday

The Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly meeting Wednes-day at 1 p.m. The meeting will be in the second floor conference room at Dunkirk City Hall.

Beth Smeader, executive director of the Great Lakes Experience, will provide chamber members with an update on plans for the Great Lakes Experience Festival to be held at Memorial Park on June 15. Other business will include a progress report on the Regional Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan, reports from the executive committee, and reports from various stakeholder groups.

Directly following the chamber meeting, about 2:15 p.m., the Great Lakes Festival planning committee will meet in the city hall conference room. Individuals or groups interested in knowing more about the Festival are invited to attend that meeting.

Silver Creek Pre-K Selection Night May 22

Will your child be 4 years old by Dec. 1, 2013? Do you live within the Silver Creek School District?

The Pre-Kindergarten “Selection Night” will be held in the elementary gym on May 22 at 6 p.m. for children who are eligible to enter in September 2013.

Contact the Elementary office, 934-2603 ext 1100, to sign up your child.