Community Notebook

Yard sales planned Saturday in Mayville and Chautauqua

The Mayville and Chau-tauqua areas will host the second annual Community-wide Yard Sales Saturday. All Mayville and Chautau-qua residents are invited to hold a yard sale on this day. Businesses are also invited to participate with special sales, events or promotions.

The Mayville/Chautau-qua Community Chamber of Commerce, organizer of this event, will distribute a list of the sales addresses and an accompanying map prior to and the day of the sale. This year the list will also contain a brief description of the items available at each individual sale.

There will be a $5 fee asked for each sale address to help defray the cost of event printing and mailing. If you are interested in holding a yard sale and would like your sale address listed and distributed, call the Chamber at 753-3113 or go online to its website: or the Mayville Chautauqua Chamber Facebook Page to print off a Yard Sale Participation Form.

The map and list are avaliable online at the above-mentioned web sites. A printed copy will be available the day of the sale from 8 a.m. to noon at the Village Green Park, uptown May-ville for $1 each to cover the cost of printing. After noon, the maps will be available at local chamber member businesses. If you have any questions or need additional information, call 753-3113.

Craft Show/Yard Sale event June 1

There will be a craft show/yard sale at the Laona Playground on June 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Laona committee seek vendors who want to sell their crafts or yard sale items. To reserve your spot there would be a fee of $10 for a 10- by 10-foot spot. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the Laona Playground. The playground is located on Porter Street in Laona and there is a parking, at the back entrance. For any other information, call Evie Sievert at 673-1051.

Forestville Community Yard sales coming up

Forestville is holding its Communitywide Yard Sale June 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For a cost of $5 per household, the sale can be put on a map. Sign up at Evans Bank and Cave’s. The day of the sale maps will be available at Cave’s for $1.

In addition to the yard sales, there will be a hot dog sale at St. Rose Church at 11 Center Street and the Forestville Fire Department will hold a chicken barbecue from noon until sold out.

For further information, call Carol Woodward at 965-2675.

Click it or Ticket starts today across state

Beginning today, State Police in Western New York, along with other law enforcement agencies, will be participating in the annual Click It or Ticket national campaign, a two-week period during which police will focus on unrestrained drivers and passengers

Special seat belt checkpoints and other stepped-up law enforcement activities will be conducted during a heavy wave of enforcement from today through June 2.

New York State law requires that all front-seat occupants must be properly secured, regardless of age. It also applies to all rear-seat passengers under the age of 16. Drivers and front-seat passengers who are age 16 or older may be fined up to $50 for not buckling up. Drivers failing to have children under age eight in a child restraint device or anyone under the age of 16 properly secured may be fined $100 and receive three points on their drivers’ licenses. Drivers are responsible for passengers under age 16 who are found to be in violation of the law.

Donations for Dunkirk Library’s June 8 sale sought

Friends of the Dunkirk Free Library are accepting donations for the June 8 book sale.

The Friends of the Dunkirk Free Library will hold its annual Summer Book Sale on the lawn of the Dunkirk Free Library on June 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations of books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and VHS tapes are now being accepted at the library. Look for the blue bins by the doors. Please, no encyclopedias or text books.

At the sale, the winner and runners-up of the Cutest Pet Contest will be announced.

For more information on the book sale, the Cutest Pet Contest spring fundraiser, or joining the Friends of the Dunkirk Free Library, visit and leave a message.

Chicken barbecue

at Fredonia Middle School Tuesday

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

Humane Society Pittie Party and Race to a Forever Home today through Saturday

The Chautauqua County Humane Society will hold the Race to a Furever Home and Pittie Party from today through Saturday. During this time the six pit bull breed dogs currently under the organization’s care will be offered for adoption at half price. All these dogs have been tested, vaccinated, spayed/neutered and have a microchip in place.

Community Relations Director Roxanne Wendling said, “Race to a Furever Home provides a timely theme and provides an interactive way for our Facebook followers to help the dogs get adopted. We have found that our Facebook group gets very excited and offers great support when we announce pet adoptions on our site and we are hoping they get involved and participate in the action all week. The Pittie Party gives a fun focus on a breed that can be more challenging to find permanent homes for because they are often misunderstood. We are also trying to increase awareness about our ongoing “Fix-a-Bull Program” which provides free spay/neuter surgery to any pit bull or pit mix dog from the 14701 zip code area.”

For more information on the Fix-a-Bull program and the Pittie Party visit, or

WQLN to replace its antenna

beginning today

WQLN TV will replace its broadcast antenna beginning today.

The old antenna will have to come down to install the new one so there will be a disruption in our television service. The repair will take between two and five days.

How long the station will be off-air depends on many factors, including weather.

Subscribers to Erie County Time Warner Cable and Rogers Cable in Southern Ontario will continue to receive a signal from WQLN TV.

WQLN Radio and will have further updates on the status of this upgrade to the television service.

Free concert today at Dunkirk High School

The Otterbein University Wind Ensemble will present a concert today at 7 p.m. in the Dunkirk High School auditorium. The concert will feature works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Shelley Hanson and Daniel Kall-man. The ensemble is conducted by Director of Bands, Dr. Margaret Under-wood and associate conductor, Dr. Michael Yonchak. Otterbein University is a private liberal arts college in Westerville, Ohio.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Silver Creek banner presentation Tuesday

The Silver Creek Boys Varsity Basketball team will be presented with a banner to honor them for making it to the state semifinals Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.