Community Notebook

Camp Gross

to hold Corn Roast Saturday

The annual Camp Gross Corn Roast will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m. Tours of the camp will start at 4 p.m. for those interested in seeing the changes and upgrades at the camp during the past few years. The Camp Gross board welcomes old and new friends every year to attend this annual event. Please bring a dish to pass and table service. Corn (courtesy of Hamlet Farms) and hot dogs will be provided.

Camp Gross is a youth camp for boys and girls of Chautauqua County. Out-of-county youth groups are also invited to make reservations to use the facilities. Raffle tickets for a kayak will be available at the picnic and the winning ticket will be drawn at that time.

Area gas price

rises 7.9 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Rochester have risen 7.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.72/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 319 gas outlets in Rochester. This compares with the national average that has increased 11.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.62/g, according to gasoline price website

Hanover sewer bills due this week

Town of Hanover sewer bills are payable at the Town Clerk’s Office in the Hanover Town Hall, 68 Hanover St., Silver Creek. The last day to make payment penalty-free is Friday. After that date, a 10 percent penalty will be added.

Chicken and Rib BBQ fundraiser on Friday

Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. there will be a Chicken and Rib BBQ fundraiser for (non-profit) Telecommun-ication Museum of Fre-donia’s new location, 44 Temple St. (formerly Tower Gifts).

Presale tickets are strongly advised and are available from the DFT Business Office at 38 Temple St. until Wednesday. Enjoy a different BBQ with both chicken and ribs/potato and green salad/roll/butter. Baked goods/water/pop for a few more cents are available and a 50/50 raffle. Plan to take a sneak peak at the almost ready to open museum for your community’s history from the eyes of the telecommunications point of view.

Literacy volunteers to hold free concert Saturday afternoon

The Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County bookstore located at 21 East Second St., Dunkirk, will welcome the Castleman Quartet Program for a free performance on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend the free entertainment.

Festival of Grapes Pageant looking for participants

The Festival of Grapes Pageant is accepting participants for this years’ Festival of Grapes Pageant to be held Sept. 14 at 6:15 p.m. in the Silver Creek high school auditorium.

There are three age categories: ages 7-9, 11-13 and 14-18. All contestants must be enrolled in a school in the grape belt region, which includes all of Chautauqua County and as far as Eden in southern Erie County, to qualify.

There is a mandatory orientation meeting July 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Silver Creek high school auditorium where contestants and their parents will meet Pageant Director Diana Carpus and receive important information on this year’s event and its requirements. All potential contestants and parents must attend this meeting to participate, no exceptions.

Letters of application are available at all local school district main offices in the grape belt region. For more information contact Carpus at 934-4177.

Fredonia History Days this Friday

and Saturday

The 2013 Fredonia History Days are coming Friday and Saturday in Barker Common. One of the main attractions this year are the Historical Carriage Tours narrated by Pomfret Town Historian Todd Langworthy. The tour is close to an hour long, featuring a beautiful evening horse-drawn carriage ride around the Village of Fredonia with Langworthy as your guide. Learn about Fredonia’s past and enjoy the ride as you visit many historic sites found throughout the village. Tickets are $10 each and available.

Saturdays at the Festivals Fredonia booth at the Fredonia Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to1 p.m. Tour times for both Friday and Saturday are 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. with departure from the Information Booth. Tickets often sell out, so stop by the Farmers Market to pick up yours today for your tour of choice.

Tickets will also be available for reservation online by visiting the Festivals Fredonia website at and clicking on “Fredonia History Days.”

NCCR to host Open House Saturday

Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield will host an Open House on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. Potential adopters are welcome to stop in and visit with all of the dogs currently available.

Staff will be on hand with adoption applications and to answer any questions.

Call 326-PAWS for more information.

Mike Ricketts to appear on Senior Report

Senior Report with Reed Powers will have Mike Ricketts as the guest on Saturday’s television program. Ricketts will discuss Habitat for Humanity and the upcoming new house build in Mayville.

The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Individuals may call 753-5225 during that time with questions, comments or a shout-out. The program is rebroadcast each day at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. for some communities. Reed Powers, host of Senior Report, has been producing the television program since 1995.

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, Thursday at 10 a.m.

Contact Mike Pietrkie-wicz at 595-4298 or for more information regarding income and other eligibility factors, and to reserve a spot for the upcoming tour.

For more information you can also visit