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.

Local author seeks art submissions for her upcoming novel

Jennifer Phillips Russo, Fredonia resident and author of the recently released science-fiction novel “The Dragon Birthmark: World in the Shadows,” is looking for talented student artists to create their own artwork for the upcoming second book in her series.

“The Dragon Birthmark” series follows the story of an 11-year-old boy who is given a mysterious gift that opens his eyes to a new, magical world, where he must fight evil creatures.

Students will be able to review rules and guidelines for the contest, as well as how to submit their pieces, by going online to

Silver Creek Village Board reminds of brush pickup regulations

Brush pickup in the village of Silver Creek is made the first and third Monday of each month excluding November through March.

The village asks brush be placed on the curb no more than 24 hours before pickup day.

Brush must be cut into pieces four feet or less and piled neatly. Residents are asked to place leaves, grass and small sticks in containers, not bags or boxes.

Brush that has metal, paper, garbage, building material or pet waste will not be picked up.

Valley Historical Society museum open for season

The Valley Historical Society museum in Sinclairville is now open for the season.

The museum is open on Sundays from 2-5 p.m. from May through September except for holiday weekends.

The museum will be open to the public for tours June 2 and 9. There is no charge for admission.

Pomfret seeks

community member

The Pomfret Town Board is seeking a community member involved in the agri-business community to sit on the comprehensive plan committee. The comprehensive plan requires the committee be made up of board members and residents. The volunteer must be a town of Pomfret resident.

Anyone interested can contact a town board member or call the town hall at 672-7496.

LOCK-IN-A-BOX this weekend

Leo’s Club is organizing a LOCK-IN-A-BOX for the Angola community Friday and Saturday. Students will be in Angola from 6-8 p.m. collecting returnable bottles and cans.

If you do not live in the village, but would like to make a donation, drop off returnables at the Lake Shore Middle School loading dock between 6 and 8 p.m.

Each sponsored student will donate their funds to the Local Pantry/Operation Good Neighbor, Friends of the Village and the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Shore.

If you would like to help, or would like more information, call the Lake Shore Middle School main office at 926-2400.

Attic & Seller Days registration

deadline Friday

The 20 Miles of Attic and Seller Days is June 7-9. You may sign up at these locations: 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 Friday. Late registration is $7 with no guarantee of map listing

Comptroller’s office to be at Hollywood Happening

Residents will have the opportunity to see if they are owed some of the state’s $12 billion in unclaimed funds.

Representatives from State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s office will be at the Hollywood Happ-ening in Gowanda Friday. They will be at the Holly-wood Theater from 3 to 8 p.m. New Yorkers may also check for unclaimed funds at or by calling toll free at 1-800-221-9311.

Dunkirk parade video on Fredonia cable channel today, Thursday nights

The Dunkirk Memorial Day Parade video will be shown on Fredonia Cable Channel 5 today and Thursday at 7 p.m.