Community Notebook

Traveler advisory issued for Friday

The New York State Department of Transporta-tion announced that intermittent lane closures are scheduled to begin Friday on NY Route 5 eastbound and westbound, between Pleasant Avenue and Dela-meter Road, in the towns of Hamburg and Evans to conduct road resurfacing. The lane closures will occur daily from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. for about three weeks.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

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Missing playground equipment returned

The playground climber removed from the property of the Assembly Of God Church, Silver Creek and featured in the OBSERVER July 11, has been recovered. It was seen in the bed of a pickup truck traveling on Bennett State Road early in the morning of July 11 and was found to be on the church property after 10:30 a.m. “Thank you so much for your assistance in the recovery of this property,” church officials wrote in an e-mail to the OBSERVER.

Fredonia-Pomfret History Calendars

for sale this weekend

Town of Pomfret Historian Todd Langworthy will have his brand new 2014 Fredonia-Pomfret History Calendars for sale on Saturday at his booth in the local history tent as part of Fredonia History Days. Last year’s calendar was a great success and sold out, so residents interested in purchasing the new edition with all new photos and stories should pick up a copy Saturday to avoid missing out. The calendars have monthly historical photos and stories that will teach a little history to the owner each month throughout the year. The calendars make great gifts, and it isn’t too early to purchase them for those on holiday gift lists. Calendars are $10 each and will only be available while supplies last.

Special meeting in Portland on Friday

The Portland Supervisor has call a special meeting on Friday at 10 a.m. to discuss the reappointment of the assessor. Executive session may be needed.

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.

Laurel Run Saturday

The 17th Annual Laurel Run will be held Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Village of Silver Creek. Commuters should be prepared for limited traffic in the village during the event.

Area Vietnam veteran memorabilia sought for Fair Week display booth

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

With this memorial, John Fedyszyn will recognize all Vietnam veterans, both living and deceased. Fedyszyn is asking that any Vietnam veterans in the area, or family members or friends of area Vietnam veterans, 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.

Fredonia resident in Peace Corps working on blog

Fredonia resident Elyssa Adams has started a blog regarding her experiences in Liberia as an education volunteer in the Peace Corps from June 2013 to Aug. 2015.

An article in the June 16 edition of the OBSERVER highlighted her anticipation in going overseas.

To view her blog, “Twenty seconds of bravery,” go to