Community Notebook

Nickel City Pimp Choir will play the pier tonight

Straight out of Buffalo, the Nickel City Pimp Choir returns to Dunkirk for another performance at the Music on the Pier series at 6:30 p.m. today.

Sponsored by the Clarion Hotel, These “mack daddies” pay homage to the R&B legends of the ’60s and ’70s. These “funkmasters” bring the beat of R&B and soul classics of Al Green, James Brown, Otis Redding and the Blues Brothers. So if you’re hip to the street jive, come on down to the Pier.

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 Production Group, Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce, Coors Light, NRG Energy, Cott Beverages, DFT Communications, and National Grid.

Additional details on this or any other festival can be found at, or on Facebook, Dunkirk Festivals. Or visit for more info on the Nickel City Pimp Choir.

NRG PSC hearings

on Access Channel 5

Recent Public Service Commission hearings regarding the potential re-powering of the NRG plant in Dunkirk were taped by Fredonia Access 5 and are airing on Access Channel 5 at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. daily with the last airing on Friday. The program runs more than two hours.

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.

DREAMS Advocacy Group to hold meeting Wednesday

DREAMS Advocacy Group will hold a monthly meeting on Wednesday at Harvest Chapel, 39 Matteson St. in Fredonia, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in learning more about the group is welcome to attend.

Sheridan Town Clerk’s office closed next week

The Sheridan Town Clerk’s office will be closed next week Monday through Friday. Both she and her deputy will be on vacation during that time.

Valley Historical Society looking for parade participants

The Valley Historical Society is looking for participants for this year’s History Fair parade on Sept. 14. Every kind of parade entry is welcome. The parade is held at 10 a.m. It begins at the elementary school and marches to Minckler Common.

For more information and to register, call Ken France at 962-3253.

Auxiliary meeting postponed

The regular meeting of the John T. Murray VFW Post Ladies Auxiliary scheduled for Monday has been postponed until Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the post.

Location for Gowanda public hearing changed

The Gowanda Village Board will host a public hearing Tuesday at the Gowanda Fire Hall on Aldrich Street. The previous location was the village hall. The public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. regarding the Zoar Valley Clinic relocating to 42 Jamestown St.

Congregational Church to host peach social

The Portland Congrega-tional Church will host a peach social Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. or until sold out.

Menu items include beef on weck, hot dogs, salads, beans, beverages and peach desserts.

The public is welcome, and the venue is handicap accessible. Take-out is available. The church is located on Church Street in Portland.

‘Back to School Fashion Show’ to be held at Dunkirk Moose Lodge today

A Back to School Fashion Show will be presented at the Dunkirk Moose Lodge today at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 each at the door; children 3 and under get in free. Admission includes the runway show, coffee, tea, punch and a dessert bar. The event will also include a 50/50 and gift basket raffles.

Proceeds will benefit area dancers as they travel to NYC for an educational trip.

For more information, contact Rosanne Chesbro at the Chadwick Bay Academy of Dance at 366-8295.