Community Notebook

Music on the Pier

Jackson Rohm makes one of his final appearances in the area today at 6:30 p.m. at the Dunkirk Festivals Committee’s Music on the Pier series pier, sponsored by Matt’s News and Ralph’s Pennzoil.

Rohm will be moving to California at the beginning of August. Come see Chautauqua County’s own bring his original music from seven full length albums, as well as some covers by Tom Petty, Cat Stevens and Train.

Food will be available, as well as a beer and wine tent. Dunkirk Festival T-shirts will be available for purchase at the Welcome Tent.

This festival, like all City of Dunkirk Festivals, is offered to the public free of charge thanks to the generous support of our corporate partners, Advanced Pro-duction Group, Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce, Coors Light, NRG Energy, Cott Beverages, DFT Com-munications and National Grid.

Festival details are at “”>, or on Facebook, Dunkirk Festivals. See for more information on Rohm.

Road closed today

Motorists are advised the city of Dunkirk Public Works Department has been notified by the contractor working on the west end waterline project that it is necessary to close Brigham Road from Lake Shore Drive to West Second Street today and possibly Friday.


to appear on Access Channel 5

“Dialogues” is the name of 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 of 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, Westfield and Portland areas.

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.

Forestville Class of 1978’s 35-year reunion

Friday night activities will be held at Ron and Tina Duliba’s house on Straight Road in Forestville from 5:30 -? Saturday’s activities will be at Merritt Winery from 1 to 6 p.m.

For directions or information, call 785-5211.

Chautauqua County Bridge No. 29 to be closed for construction

Chautauqua County Bridge No. 29 on County Route 25 in the Town of Chautauqua will be closed to all traffic Monday.

This closure is due to replacement of this structure. A detour will be posted.

This closure shall remain in effect until the replacement structure is completed.

Parks Commission to meet today

The Chautauqua County Parks Commission will hold its monthly meeting at the Chautauqua County Airport Jamestown at 7 p.m. today. The public is welcome to attend.

Fun Fest Saturday at Lily Dale Auditorium

Plans for the annual Fun Fest sponsored by the Church of the Living Spirit call for an event bigger and better than ever. The church fundraiser is scheduled 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the Lily Dale Auditorium.

Admission at the door is $5, and each one paying the fee will receive five tickets for the basket auction. Those ages 16 and under may attend free of charge. The Fun Fest will include: mini readings, healing, basket auction, historical presentation, book sale, Shabby-Chic Sale, the Children’s Activity Table and more.

4-H event encourages county raised beef

Chautauqua County Beef Producers sponsor an incentive show for beef cattle each year at the Chautau-qua County Fair. It is open to any child currently en-rolled in Chautauqua Coun-ty 4-H and the 4-H Beef Program. All beef steers and heifers entered in this show were bred and raised in Chautauqua County.

Money raised from Chautauqua County Beef Producers and local businesses is paid out to the top winners. This year’s top steers belong to Kayla Schauman, Makayla Keefe, Kayla Schauman, Sarah Osborne, and Kim Walker. The top heifers results were: Sarah Osborne had the Grand Champion Heifer, and Rachel Ecklund had the Grand Champion Female.

Legislator John Mills announces Community Outreach Meetings

Erie County Legislator John Mills announces Com-munity Outreach Meetings have been scheduled to discuss programs and services available through the Coun-ty’s Department of Social Services. Representatives from the department will provide an overview of the programs offered, as well as answer specific questions residents may have.

Outreach Meetings have been scheduled on the following days:

10:30 a.m. Aug. 6, at North Collins Town Hall, in the courtroom, 10569 Main St., North Collins

10:30 a.m. Aug. 20, at Concord Town Hall, in the auditorium, 86 Franklin St., Springville

10:30 a.m. Aug. 21 at Orchard Park Town Hall, in the basement, S-4295 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park

Topics to be discussed include: Temporary assistance, SNAP – Supplemen-tal Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps), HEAP – Home Energy Assistance Program, medical assistance, child support, employment services, daycare, preventive and supportive services for children, youth, families and adults.

At the outreach event each attendee will receive a handbook that provides an overview of DSS services, along with contact information for the various program areas.

For additional information or to speak with Legislator Mills, contact his Legislative Office at 858-8850 or email

Lakeshore Humane Society to hold Pet Adoption Day/Open House Saturday

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold a Pet Adoption Day/Open House at its Adoption Center on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m at 431 E. Chestnut St. in Dunkirk.

Come see the facility and meet the dogs and cats in need of caring homes. Through the summer, until Sept. 1, there is a special “two-for-one” opportunity to adopt two cats or kittens for the adoption fee of one. Call 672-1991 or visit for more information.