Community Notebook

Dunkirk town offices closed Friday

The town of Dunkirk’s justice court and town clerk’s office will be closed on Friday to allow the clerks to update their computer systems and inventory records. The offices will reopen on Monday at 9 a.m.

Blood drive Saturday in Ellington

There will be a blood drive at the Ellington Fire Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This blood drive will be through the Community Blood Bank of Erie. Donate that day to be entered to win one of 10 Ellington Fire Department barbecue dinner certificates. Also you can enter to win a $500 Home Depot gift card.

La Krema on pier tonight

The Dunkirk Festivals Committee’s Music on the Pier series will see La Krema performing tonight at 6:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair for comfort and enjoy the show.

Free fishing event this weekend

Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R-Jamestown) is reminding residents that the upcoming weekend, June 29-30, is free fishing weekend in New York State. During the weekend, anglers of all ages may fish without a license in any of New York’s fresh water lakes, rivers and streams.

“Chautauqua County’s waters are home to an outstanding variety of fish, from large and small mouth bass, to trout, musky and steelhead,” said Goodell. “Free fishing weekend is a chance for people of all ages to get out and enjoy our natural resources and encourage more people to get involved in the sport of fishing. I hope everyone takes this opportunity to spend some time with family and friends to enjoy the beautiful weather and waterways in our communities.”

New York is home to 7,500 lakes and ponds and 50,000 miles of rivers and streams. The free fishing weekend started in 1991 to allow all people the opportunity to sample the incredible fishing New York State has to offer. For more information on free fishing weekend and fishing licenses in New York, visit