Community notebook

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Brad Anderson Recognition Committee to meet

The Brad Anderson Recognition Committee will meet today at 6:30 p.m. at the Portland Town Hall, 87 W. Main St., Brocton. The public and new members are welcome to attend.

Fredonia History Days calls for historical groups to reserve space

Fredonia will host the second annual Fredonia History Days July 19-20 in Barker Common.

Any area historical groups or agencies that have not reserved their free space in the local history tent may still do so, but space is limited. For more information and to reserve a space contact chairman Todd Langworthy at 410-1527 as soon as possible.

Cassadaga Job Corps to host info session

The Cassadaga Job Corps Academy will host an informational session and tour on its campus, located at 8115 Glasgow Road, Cassadaga, on Thursday beginning 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, ages 16 to 24, who are committed to a rigorous education and training program and 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.

Contact Mike Pietrkiewicz by calling 716-595-4298 or by email to for more information regarding income and other eligibility factors, and to reserve a spot for the upcoming tour.

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‘Friends’ to sponsor adult poetry workshop

The Friends of the Dunkirk Free Library will sponsor an adult poetry workshop for community members at the library beginning July 2 at 6 p.m.

The workshop will take place every Tuesday evening, with the last class held on Aug. 13. Participants will learn about different forms of poetry, complete writing exercises, share their work, and help one another with revision. The last class will include a reading with refreshments.

The workshop is free, but registration and commitment for all six weeks is necessary. Maximum class size is 12.

Pick up a registration form at the library or email for more information.

Fair entries sought

If community members are interested in entering items in the Chautauqua County Fair’s Floral Hall Exhibit, they can go to and read rules and regulations for doing so. Forms can be printed out, and tickets can also be purchased from the site. This year, any youth (17 and younger) who enters three or more projects will receive a free poster pass good for any day of the fair. The Chautauqua County Fair will be held from July 22-28 at the Fairgrounds on Central Avenue in Dunkirk.

Sheridan Clerk’s office closing early Wednesday

The Sheridan Town Clerk’s office will close at noon on Wednesday. Employees in the office will be attending a Chautauqua County Clerks’ meeting in the village of Celoron.