Community Notebook

Attic and Sellers Days June 7-9; deadline May 31

20 Miles of Attic and Seller Days is June 7-9. You may sign up at: Fredonia Chamber of Commerce office, 25 Day St., Fredonia and the Book Nook, Dunkirk/Fredonia Plaza. The fee is $5 and you receive a listing on the map and two posters for your sale. You may list five specific items of interest for an additional $1, with a limit of 25 items. The deadline is May 31. Late registration is $7 with no guarantee of map listing

Chicken barbecue

at Fredonia Middle School May 21

The Fredonia Student Council will hold a chicken barbecue May 21 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in the middle school cafeteria. Chicken comes with a choice of sides. Tickets are $8.50.

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.

SCCS kindergarten registration May 28-29

Will your child be 5 years old by Dec, 1, 2013? Do you live within the Silver Creek School District?

Kindergarten registration will be held on May 28 and May 29 for children who are eligible to enter in September 2013.

Contact the Elementary office, 934-2603 ext. 1100, to schedule a screening appointment for your child.

Students who are currently enrolled in this school year’s universal pre-k program do not need to register.

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.

Fredonia to flush hydrants starting Sunday

At 11 p.m. Sunday, the village of Fredonia will start flushing water mains and fire hydrants in and around the village. The crews will start on the southern side of the village and will work toward the north side. Flushing will be done from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. to minimize problems with water during the day.

The flushing will take two weeks and during this process, residents may experience turbid water and reduced water pressure. The village recommends that residents check the quality of their water before doing laundry.

Fredonia to start brush pickup Monday

The village of Fredonia will be picking up limbs and yard waste beginning Monday. Collection will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until every village street has been collected once. Bags and brush are collected separately by different crews. All items for collection must be at the curb no later than 7 a.m. Monday morning. In no case will there be repeat collection of areas completed.

All yard waste must be bagged and all limbs and brush must be tied with twine. Limbs and brush must be cut no longer than 4 feet in length with bundles being no larger than 18 inches in diameter. Bundles and bags are limited to 65 pounds in weight. There is no collection of loose material.

Village residents may bring bagged yard waste and bundled brush to the designated area at the DPW yard, 176 Eagle St. at any time. The dropoff area will be available until further notice.

AFC woodswalk set for Saturday

The New York Forest Owners Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary by launching the “Restore New York Woodlands” campaign.

The RNYW campaign includes many initiatives to address the threats to our future forests. The Allegheny Foothills Chapter of the New York Forest Owners Association is inviting the public to join them for an informative and fun walk in a local woodlot. The walk will be led by Master Forest Owner Volunteers affiliated with Cornell Cooperative Extension and will include information on tree identification, wetlands, wildflowers, wildlife and other related topics.

The important contributions of forests to air and water quality will be discussed, as well as their impact on the state’s economy. Participants will also hear about the many threats facing the future forest, including invasive plants and insects, climate change, destruction of the young forest by excessive deer populations in some areas, and the degradation that can result from unsustainable harvesting practices.

The AFC woodswalk will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Bill Dorman’s property, accessed from 8283 Shumla Road, Cassadaga. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided beginning at 8:30 a.m. Participants are invited to bring a lunch (drinks will be provided) and enjoy it on the property after the walk. Families are encouraged to attend; please provide adult supervision for your children. Attendance is free, but call Bill at 640-4305 so he can plan for parking, guides, drink, etc.

Rabies clinic Saturday

The Town of Arkwright free rabies clinic is Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at the Town of Arkwright Garage, 9531 Center Road, Fredonia.