Community notebook

‘Dialogues’ to appear on Access Channel 5

“Dialogues” is a half-hour television program produced by Mark Kiyak from SUNY Fredonia.

Hosted by Tina Zboch, the program will feature guest Dr. Virginia Horvath. Horvath is president of SUNY Fredonia. Some of the topics include reflections on her first year as president as well as plans for the future.

The program will air on Access Channel 5 at 3 and 9 p.m. each day beginning Saturday with the last airing on Aug. 2.

Access Channel 5 is available to cable viewers in the Mayville, Chautauqua, North Harmony, Sherman, West-field and Portland areas.

County Soil & Water Conservation District Directors to hold

regular meeting Friday

The Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District Directors will hold a regular meeting on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Chautauqua County Fair Grounds in the Agricultural Educational tent.

Gowanda Village Board special meeting tonight

The Gowanda Village Board will hold a special meeting today at 6 p.m. at village hall. The purpose of the meeting will be to approve the union contract.

Schibetta memorial to be held Friday

The Schibetta family, in conjunction with the Fredonia Beaver Club, will host a memorial for Jim Schibetta at the club’s’ Banquet Hall, followed by a performance at the outdoor pavilion, on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m.

The free event will be in honor of the late Jim Schibetta, who passed away in February. The Schibetta Brothers Band will perform with special guests. Come and see them play one last time in honor of their older brother.

Fredonia brush collection under way

The village of Fredonia is currently in the process of picking up limbs and yard waste. Collection began on Monday and continues until every village street has been collected once.

Bags and brush are collected separately by different crews. All items for collection must be at the curb no later than 7 a.m. In no case will there be repeat collection of areas completed.

All yard waste must be bagged and all limbs and brush must be tied with twine. Limbs and brush must be cut no longer than four feet in length with bundles no larger than 18 inches in diameter. Bundles and bags are limited to 65 pounds in weight. There is no collection of loose material.

Village residents may bring bagged yard waste and bundled brush to the designated area at the DPW yard, 176 Eagle St., at any time. The dropoff area will be available until further notice.

The cooperation of residents is greatly appreciated.

The next scheduled pickup will start on Aug. 26.

PSC hearing minutes posted

The complete transcript from the New York State Public Service Commission hearing on NRG and National Grid proposals to meet reliability needs held at SUNY Fredonia on July 15 has been posted on the PSC website. The transcript can be accessed at the PSC’s website,, and finding case 12-E-0577 on the site’s search engine.

Church invites families to ‘Adventure Land, the Valley of Choices’

Children ages 4 to 11 are invited to the Lakeshore Assembly of God Church at 252 E. Main St. in Westfield for the program “Adventure Land, the Valley of Choi-ces,” a Western-themed program from Wednesday until the end of the summer that meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

This outdoor outreach program will include Bible teachings about good choices using Western character puppets, skits and music, along with contests, prizes and refreshments. For more information, call Lakeshore Assembly of God Church at 326-3317, or bring children any Wednesday evening.

Free summer concerts in Moore Park

Concerts are held Wed-nesdays in Moore Park. The performances run from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

This Wednesday the James Earl Band, Westfield Legends of Rock & Roll, will perform. On July 31, the Kokomo Band will present their fresh tropical looks and sounds that have made them a traditional regional crowd favorite. This concert is sponsored by Better Baked Foods.

Remember to bring your own seating. In case of rain, the concerts will be held at the Absolut at Westfield Health Care Center, 26 Cass St. For more information, call the Recreation Depart-ment or visit the website,

Humane society offers free rabies and

distemper vaccines

The Chautauqua County Humane Society will hold a rabies vaccination clinic Thursday at the Strunk Road Adoption Center in Jamestown from 5 to 7:30 p.m. There is no charge for the rabies vaccine that will be available for cats, dogs and ferrets. Attending pets need to be leashed or in a pet carrier.

The same evening distemper shots will be available for dogs only at no charge for Chautauqua County residents. People seeking the distemper vaccine are asked to provide proof of county residency in the form of a driver’s license or utility bill. This is made possible by a grant from the Chautau-qua Region Community Foundation.

Gas up 8 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Rochester have risen 8.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.82/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 319 gas outlets in Rochester. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.68/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Rochester during the past week, prices Sunday were 19.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 14.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 9.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 19.0 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.