Community Notebook

County Legislature meeting canceled

Chairman Jay Gould has canceled the special meeting of the Chautauqua County Legislature called for today at 6:30 p.m.

The reasons for the cancellation were a lack of need and the possibility of a lack of quorum.

Lakeshore Humane Society to hold Pet Adoption Day/Open House featuring kittens

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold a Pet Adoption Day/Open House at its adoption center Saturday from noon to 4 p.m at 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk. The day will feature kittens, dogs and adult cats in need of loving homes. Call 672-1991 or go to for more information.

Forestville Community Yard Sales Saturday

The village of Forestville will host community yard sales on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Residents can sign up at Evans Bank or Cave’s to have their sale on the map. Maps will be available for $1 Saturday at Cave’s or in the center mall. Hot dogs will be for sale at St. Rose of Lima, 11 Center St.

The Forestville Fire Department will hold a chicken barbecue from noon until sold out. The fire hall is located at 18 Chestnut St.

Reed to hold town meetings Saturday

Congressman Tom Reed will hold town hall meetings Saturday in Fredonia and Ripley.

The meetings provide an opportunity for residents to express opinions and speak directly with Congressman Reed. Reed has held 95 town halls since being elected in 2010, with three more planned later in June.

Town halls will be held at 1 p.m. in Fredonia at Village Hall, 9 Church St. and at 3:45 p.m. at the Ripley Town Hall, 1 Park Ave, Ripley

Those unable to attend the meetings are encouraged to share their thoughts with Reed on his website ( or on Facebook at (

Individuals can also sign up for regular updates through Reed’s website (

Brocton can drive Saturday

The Brocton Interact Club is holding a bottle and can drive on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Brocton Central School Bus Garage. Call 792-9791 if you would like us to pick up your bottles and cans.

Town of Dayton to hold dog enumeration beginning Saturday

The Town of Dayton is conducting a dog enumeration beginning Saturday. The dog enumerator will visit all residences in the Town of Dayton and Village of South Dayton to identify the number of dogs living at each residence. It is mandatory that all dogs four months of age and older be licensed, and also have a current rabies vaccination certificate.

If a dog is currently licensed, the owner will need to show the license (signed renewal form) and rabies certificate for each dog at the residence. In the event that a dog is found to be unlicensed, the owner will be required to license that dog within ten days of receipt of notice by the enumerator. Dogs found to be unlicensed during the enumeration period shall be subject to an $8 enumeration fee in addition to the regular licensing fee.

To license a dog bring a current rabies certificate and proof of spay or neuter to the Town Clerk’s office, 9100 Route 62, South Dayton during regular business hours. If dogs are licensed prior to being visited by the enumerator, the $8 fee will not be charged. For more information, call 988-3758.

Laona Playground Craft Show/Yard Sale event Saturday

There will be a craft show/yard sale at the Laona Playground Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Laona committee seeks vendors who want to sell their crafts or yard sale items. To reserve your spot there is 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 other information you may call Evie Sievert at 673-1051.

Columban Sisters

to hold 57th Spring Festival Sunday

The Columban Sisters will host their 57th Annual Spring Festival Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. on the grounds of St. Columban’s on the Lake Retirement Home, 2546 Lake Road (Route 5) in Silver Creek.

Highlights of the Festival are: Chiavetta’s Chicken BBQ, many raffles which include a $5,000 cash giveaway, a chance to win a Harley Davidson Sportster (limited tickets are available) and an Amish quilt. There will be entertainment for all ages including a variety of booths with prizes, children’s games, horse-drawn wagon, pony rides, classic car cruise and music.

For more information as well as advance ticket purchases call 934-4515.

Proceeds to benefit the Columban Sisters World-wide Missions, where their focus continues to be on plights of human trafficking, caring for people affected with AIDS, the poor, the elderly and people devastated by natural disaster. The Columban Sisters are impacting 11 countries including their local mission work at St. Columban’s on the Lake Retirement.

Gas prices rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Rochester have risen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.70/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 319 gas outlets in Rochester. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.65/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Rochester during the past week, prices Sunday were 11.4 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are unchanged versus a month ago.

Portland Fire Department chicken barbecue Sunday

The Portland Fire Department will hold its annual chicken barbecue on Sunday from noon until they are sold out. Meals are $9 for adults; $8 for children 12 and younger.


seminar to be held in Perrysburg Saturday

“Refuse to be a Victim” is a nationally recognized crime-prevention seminar. It is a program of the National Rifle Association that promotes awareness and prevention of criminal attacks. Topics covered include home, automobile, phone, technological, travel and personal security.

The co-ed seminar will be held in Perrysburg Saturday at the firehall on Route 39. Tuition is $15 per person. Class size is limited. For more information or to register, call certified instructor Larry Taber at 532-5829.

Sheridan to host


recycle Saturday

The town of Sheridan will host a free computer and electronics recycling collection Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the municipal parking lot, formerly St. John the Bosco Church, on Route 20. All electronics computers and computer accessories will be accepted. No air conditioners, alkaline batteries, refrigerators, liquids or powders, humidifiers, personal appliances or fluorescent bulbs will be accepted. Hard drives will be sanitized or destroyed.