Community notebook

Arts and Crafts Festival today and Saturday

The YWCA Westfield’s annual Arts and Crafts Festival will be held today and Saturday in Moore Park in Westfield, corner of Route 20 and 394. Vendors open each day at 9 a.m. Today they are open until 6 p.m., Saturday until 5 p.m.

The show has a 41-year history and goes on rain or shine. Visitors are offered free parking, free shuttle service and free admission to the park. Signs are posted throughout the village to point out the parking areas and provide directions.

More than 150 vendors display a variety of quality, hand-crafted items for sale. Jewelry, pottery, decorative and functional wood items as well as home decor and clothing are just a few of the items customers will find.

Several area churches, service clubs and other community organizations offer food and beverages in the park and many area restaurants are within walking distance. Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is returning with its popular pie tent and Welch’s Juices will be available at the YWCA tent.

Artists interested in se-curing a booth and the public interested in attending the show are urged to visit the YWCA Westfield website:; e mail the agency at or call 326-2011.

Sewer Board to meet Tuesday evening

The Portland-Pomfret-Dunkirk Sewer District Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the West Town of Dunkirk Town Hall.

Academy Heights neighborhood meeting Monday evening

On Monday at 6:30 p.m. in St John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Dunkirk, 16 W. Fourth St., members of the community will meet to discuss neighborhood issues.

Objections to the huge lighted billboard scheduled to be placed at the corner of Fifth Street and Central Avenue by Lake Erie Health Systems will be one of the agenda items. Community members interested in preserving the historic integrity of their neighborhoods should come to discuss alternative ways for Brooks Hospital to announce its rebranding effort.

The main speaker of the evening will be Leesa Rittelmann from SUNY Fredonia, who will present a powerpoint program and discuss Yarn Bombing.

This meeting is open to anyone who wants to learn more about this artistic splash and how we might incorporate it into various Dunkirk neighborhoods as a festive temporary display of creativity.