Community notebook

City hosting National Night Out this evening

The city of Dunkirk will celebrate National Night Out tonight as the Dunkirk Police Department is sponsoring the event for the 20th time. People are encouraged to attend the Washington Park event, which begins about 6:30 p.m. with the movie playing at dusk.

Washington Avenue will be barricaded between Fifth and Sixth streets and Fifth Street will be barricaded from Washington Avenue to Park Avenue to allow those attending Night Out a place to park. There is also plenty of parking in the surrounding area near Washington Park.

Cassadaga Area Band concert Thursday night

The Cassadaga Area Band will perform Thursday at 7 p.m. at Sinclairville Park in the gazebo. The band, which has a history dating back more than 100 years, is comprised of local musicians who practice in Fredonia. Audiences can expect a blend of swing music, old standards, marches, blues, showtunes and more. This free concert is the band’s fifth and last performance of the summer in Sinclairville.

Silver Creek brush week reminder

Silver Creek Mayor Nick Piccolo would like to remind village residents that village brush pickup is scheduled for the first and third Mondays of each month. Residents are asked not to put out their brush until the Sunday night be-fore the pickup. They are also asked to wait until the night before garbage pickup to put out trash. A schedule of pickup days can be found in the village clerk’s office.

Residents can check for unclaimed funds today

Representatives from Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s office will be at National Night Out in An-gola to help locals find out if they are owed part of $12.5 billion in unclaimed funds.

Representatives will be in the Angola Town Square from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today. For more information, visit or call 1-800-221-9311.

Chicken and Rib BBQ Saturday

The Blue Star Mothers will hold a Chicken and Rib BBQ Saturday from noon until gone at the Cross Roads Craft and Farm Market, 6017 Westfield-Sherman Road, Westfield. This fundraiser will help with the organization’s Christmas mailings. There will also be a car show at Cross Roads Saturday. Pre-sale tickets from any Blue Star Mother $9; $10 at the door. For more information, email:

Lakeshore Humane Society holds Pet Adoption Day/Open House on Saturday

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

Come see the facility and meet some dogs and cats that need 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 see for more info.

Cassadaga Job Corps Academy to host

informational session

The Cassadaga Job Corps Academy will host an informational session and tour on its campus at 8115 Glas-gow Road in Cassadaga, on Thursday at 10 a.m.

The Cassadaga Job Corps provides training to begin a career in the healthcare and construction industries as well as GED classes to those in need of a diploma.

Call Mike Pietrkiewicz at 595-4298 or email for more information on income and other eligibility factors, and to reserve a spot for the tour. For more information, visit

Fred Croscut to appear on Senior Report

Senior Report with Reed Powers will have Fred Cros-cut as the guest on Satur-day’s TV program. Croscut is a Chautauqua County legislator. The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Individuals may call 753-5225 during that time with questions, comments or a shout-out. The program is rebroadcast each day at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. for some communities.

The series highlights senior citizen club news for 15 minutes with the rest of the hour-long program devoted to the featured guest.

Senior Report is shown live Saturday mornings on Time Warner cable systems covering the following communities: Brocton, Cassada-ga, Chautauqua, Fredonia, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, Stockton and Westfield on Channel 5. In Dunkirk, Falconer, Forestville, Han-over, Irving, Jamestown, Lakewood and Silver Creek the program is on channel 19. The show originates at the Access Channel 5 studio in Mayville. Viewers should note that all area public access channels have been dropped from Time War-ner’s analog service, but can be received on digital service with a converter or on a digital television that has been recently autoscanned.

Law and Medicare summit to appear on Access Channel 5

Medical care law review presented by Patrick Slagle, Esq. of Southern Tier Legal Services and a review of Medicare and fraud prevention presented by Ann Marie Hurley will be the topics covered in an Access Channel 5 program produced by Jeff Zook. The programs will air Aug. 10 through Aug. 16 in two parts. The first part runs at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., the second at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Access Channel 5 is available to cable viewers in the Mayville, Chautauqua, North Harmony, Sherman, Westfield and Portland areas. Viewers should note that all area public access channels have been dropped from Time Warner’s analog service, but can be received on digital service with a converter or on a digital television that has been recently autoscanned.

Cruise Against Hunger to be held Saturday

The second annual Cruise Against Hunger is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cross Roads Farm and Craft Market, 6017 Sherman-Westfield Road, Westfield. Motorcycles and cars are welcome to register at 9 a.m. Prizes and awards will be given out in 39 categories, six for motorcycles. Registration is $8.13. A chicken and ribs barbecue will be sponsored by the Blue Star Mothers. Tickets are available at the door. A silent auction, 50/50 raffle, corn roast and live entertainment by The Untouchables and Hot Country Liners Dance Team. Spectators are free but a donation of non-perishable food is encouraged.

All proceeds to benefit the Food Bank of WNY. For more info, visit

Gas price falls

Average retail gasoline prices in Rochester have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.82/g Sunday, according to a daily survey of 319 gas outlets in Rochester. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1 cent per gallon in the last week to $3.63/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Rochester during the past week, prices Sunday were 13.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 18.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.