Community Notebook

Fredonia to hold

public hearing on proposed local laws

The Fredonia Village Board will hold a public hearing today at 7:30 p.m. in the Trustees Room of the village hall. The hearing will be in regard to two proposed local laws. One is regarding the prohibition of the consumption of alcoholic beverages or drugs by anyone under 21 years of age on private property. The other proposed law is regarding the prohibition of trailers or trailer trucks parking on village streets.

Festival of Grapes Pageant looking for participants

The Festival of Grapes Pageant is accepting participants for this year’s Festival of Grapes Pageant to be held on 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 Wednesday 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.

Dunkirk to hold informational meeting on water

The town of Dunkirk will be holding an informational meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the East Dunkirk Fire Department, 10949 S. Roberts Road. The meeting will be in regard to proposed water lines for the Roberts Road and New Road district. At the meeting, a preliminary estimate for the project will be presented and the town board will gauge the feelings of residents who will be affected.

Residents in the following areas are encouraged to attend: Roberts Road, up until the Thruway; New Road, from Roberts Road to the Sheridan Town Line; Franklin Avenue, from Rob-erts Road to the city line; and Greenhurst Avenue.

Lily Dale Pet Remembrance Celebration Tuesday

Bring your pets and take part in the second annual Lily Dale Pet Remembrance Celebration. The event op-ens at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lily Dale Pet Cemetery.

Rev. Joanne Copley-Nigro, founder of the event, invites pets and their human companions to take part in a brief program of music and prayer.

Pets will be blessed and animals that have passed on will be remembered and honored. The cemetery, located off East Street on the path to the Inspiration Stump, was established in 1900, and is believed to be one of the oldest municipal pet cemeteries in the country.

Former companions of animals that have passed but are not buried in the cemetery, may bring a photograph, or share a story or prayer during the service. Also, a pebble or flower may in left at the cemetery in memory of pets.