Community notebook

Area Vietnam veteran memorabilia sought

The Veteran’s Park and Lighthouse Museum in Dunkirk will set up a booth to honor all area Vietnam veterans during Fair Week.

With this memorial, John Fedyszyn will recognize all Vietnam veterans, living and deceased. Fedyszyn asks that any Vietnam veterans in the area, or family members or friends of area Vietnam vets, gather photos, letters, stories, or other memorabilia and bring them to the Lighthouse or Fedyszyn’s home. The items will be displayed and then returned at the end of the fair. This is a wonderful opportunity to remember loved ones or to proudly proclaim that veterans served their country during Vietnam. This booth will also give fair attendees a glimpse of how service members from the area viewed the war at the time it was happening.

Items can be brought to the Lighthouse between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Fedyszyn can be reached at 680-2659 for more information on leaving items. All items should be clearly marked with the names and phone numbers of their owners to ensure their safe return.

Local author to visit Ahira Hall Memorial Library Wednesday

Local author Yvonne Park will be at the Ahira Hall Memorial Library in Brocton Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. as part of the library’s ongoing “Wednesday Writ-er’s Workshops.” Park is the author of “Murder for Hire: My Brother’s Story” in which she writes of the 1980s contract murder of her brother in South Dayton, and the subsequent investigation.

After discussing the book, her decision to write it, and her route to publishing Park will answer questions and be available to sign copies. For more information contact the library at 792-9418.

Meeting date changed

The Western New York Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps meets Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Frank Acqua-via Post 1344 in Dunkirk.

Gowanda Planning Board meeting reset

The Gowanda Planning Board meeting has been canceled for this evening. The meeting is rescheduled for Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Gowanda Village Hall.

Fundraising event

sustains local chapter

The Chautauqua Walk to End Alzheimer’s which supports the free services, classes and outreach of the local Alzheimer’s Association Chapter, is set for this fall, with a big kickoff party.

This year’s Chautauqua County Walk will take place Sept. 7 at the Chautauqua Institution. A kickoff party to welcome new and returning walkers, offer advice on recruiting team members and raising money, and an opportunity to learn more about the disease and the chapter’s services, is set for today from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Louis Ferreri Park in Jamestown.

Free refreshments will be offered to anyone who attends the open house-style party. New walkers will be able to register and take home information.