Community notebook

The community notebook is compiled by the OBSERVER staff. To send in an event or listing, e-mail us at editorial@observertoday or call us at 366-3000.

Ghost tour scheduled Saturday at lighthouse

The Dunkirk Lighthouse and Fredonia Ghost Hunt-ers are sponsoring the first ghost tour of the season Saturday. It begins at 7 p.m. and goes until 1 a.m. The cost is $25 per person with 15 slots available. Tickets can be purchased by going to the lighthouse’s website:, by calling 366-5050, or stopping at the lighthouse which is open 10 a.m to 2 p.m. daily. All proceeds benefit the Dunkirk Histori-cal Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum.

Honoring our veterans

During the next several days, local veterans organizations and other groups will decorate cemeteries by placing U.S. flags on all veteran’s graves. If any graves were inadvertently overlooked, go to Dunkirk Memorial Post 62 or Fredonia Memorial Post 59 any day after 3 p.m. and pick up a flag.

Trip to WWII reenactment

in Ohio set

Join the Westfield Recreation Department for the largest D-Day Conneaut ever with nearly 800 reenactors from the U.S. and Canada.

They are planning a one day bus trip to the WWII Reenactment at Conneaut, Ohio, Aug. 17. Price is $25 with meals on your own.

If interested in this trip, contact the Rec Department at 326-4243 or visit

English Language Immersion Program

for non-English

speakers offered

Jamestown Community College will offer its English Language Immersion Program for non-English speakers July 22-Aug. 9 at the Jamestown Campus.

The program features intensive training in English grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation as well as listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for individuals planning to study or work in the area.

Tuition and fees for the non-credit program is $2,700, which includes materials, on-campus housing, ground transportation, and some meals. The program cost for those who have other housing arrangements is $1,700. The registration deadline is June 30.

More information can be gained by calling 338-1291.

Westfield Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market starts Saturday

The seventh season of the Westfield Farmers and Artisans’ Market begins Saturday at 10 a.m. at the gazebo in Moore Park. At 11 a.m., singer Rachel Eisenstat will perform in her unique folk/rock style.

The market is open each Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., from Memorial Day through September in Moore Park, at the intersection of Portage Street (Route 394) and Main Street (Route 20). Farmers and artisans interested in applying can download an application from the market website at, or inquire by email to or by mail to 9140 E. Lake Road, Westfield 14787.

10th Amish Relief Auction Saturday

The tenth Amish Relief Auction will be held Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Empire Livestock Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Road, Cherry Creek.

Amish-made furniture, clocks, quilts, rugs, wallhangings, food, animals, outdoor items, farm equipment and gift certificates will be available. The event also includes Amish-style refreshments, chicken BBQ, a pig roast, veal burgers, ice cream, homemade doughnuts and more.

Proceeds will go to children and other needy families, doctors and hospital bills owed by the Conewango Valley community.

For more information call Patrick Cullen of the Bank of Cattaraugus at 257-3431 or Sue Rudgers of Empire Livestock at 296-5041.

Soil & Water directors meeting May 23

Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District director’s regular meeting is Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the Soil and Water Conservation Office, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown.