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.

Crafters sought for ‘Fly-In’ event

The Dunkirk Rotary Club seeks crafters and vendors interested in being part of its annual Fly-In Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon July 14 at the Dunkirk Airport. The club welcomes crafters who provide handmade crafts, fine art and gourmet food products.

A limited number of in-door spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve bas-is. Crafter booth spaces are $25 for a single 10- by 10-foot space or a double space for $40. Tables and chairs will be provided if requested. For more information, call 366-3000, ext. 401.

Flag Day will be

celebrated at Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse

Flag Day will be honored at the Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse at 6 p.m. on Friday. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date. In 1916, President Wood-row Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Bring the family and teach your children about our nation’s history.

The Lighthouse is located at 1 Lighthouse Drive.

For more information, go to or call 679-0647.

Fredonia Cable Access committee meets Thursday evening

On Thursday at 7 p.m. the Fredonia Cable Access committee (Fredonia Time Warner channels 5, 17) will discuss the Cable Access contract negotiations with Village Attorney Sam Drayo and summer programming .

Residents interested in becoming committee members or submitting information for the Community Bulletin Board should contact the board at The group meets in the community room in the Fredonia Village Hall basement.

Cassadaga Job Corps Academy to host

informational session

The Cassadaga Job Corps Academy will host an informational session and tour on its campus at 8115 Glasgow Road, Cassadaga on Thursday at 10 a.m. The Cassadaga Job Corps provides training to begin a career in the healthcare and construction industries as well as GED classes to those in need of a diploma. Training in certified nurse aide, carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical are available as well as the advanced training for licensed practical nurse.

The Academy will accept young adults, age 16-24, who are committed to a rigorous education and training program that are prepared to launch a career. Applicants can apply for on-center living or off-center living, and all applicants will enroll on a full federal scholarship if accepted.

Call Mike Pietrkiewicz at 595-4298 or by email to for more information regarding income and other eligibility factors, and to reserve a spot for the upcoming tour. For more information, visit

Eric Johnson Art Studio to hold Pet Pantry fundraiser

The Eric Johnson Art Studio is hosting a pet food fundraiser for The Pet Pantry, a non-profit corporation which assists people who may be struggling to feed their beloved family pets.

The Friday night painting class which is normally $20 will be offered on Friday for $10 if the participant brings a bag of pet food to be donated to The Pet Pantry. Class starts at 7 p.m. and all supplies are included. This is a fun class for artists of all abilities; follow along with Eric and take a completed painting home.

The studio is located at 483 Mechanic St. in Irving. Call 785-8084 or visit for more details.