Community Notebook

Music on the Pier features Billy Joel music

The “Piano Man” makes his first trip to Dunkirk since 2010 tonight as 52nd Street, A Tribute to Billy Joel, takes the stage.

Sponsored by STEL, Walt Wise brings Billy Joel’s hits including “Big Shot,” “Still Rock and Roll,” “Uptown Girl” and “Piano Man.” Music starts at 6:30 p.m.

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 is offered free of charge thanks to the generous support of corporate partners, Advanced Produc-tion Group, Dunkirk Cham-ber of Commerce, Coors Light, NRG Energy, Cott Beverages, DFT Communi-cations and National Grid.

Details can be found at, or on Facebook, Dunkirk Festivals. See for more information on 52nd Street.

TEA?Party meeting

Southern Tier TEA Party Patriots will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lakewood American Legion, 174 Chautauqua Ave., Lakewood

State Assemblyman Andy Goodell will be the featured speaker. He will address legislation he co-signed to repeal the Common Core; action citizens may take to block the Common Core; NY charter schools, school choice, and money following the student; and an update on repeal of the SAFE Act. Meetings are open to the public.

DFD run report

The Dunkirk Fire Depart-ment reports going on 165 runs in June, with 135 of those EMS runs which resulted in 55 transports to Brooks Memorial Hospital. There were 13 still alarms, 10 box alarms and seven mutual aid calls the DFD answered, according to Chief Keith Ahlstrom.

The department went on 187 runs in July. Of that number, 129 were EMS calls with 50 of those resulting in transports to Brooks Hospital.

Ahlstrom reported 33 still alarms were answered in July, along with 22 box alarms and three calls for mutual aid.

Gowanda municipal meetings Monday

The village of Gowanda’s Planning Board will host a meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. A special meeting of the Village Board will follow at 7:30 p.m.

The village board will discuss the TLC Urgent Care expansion on Commercial Street.

Free cooking workshop to be offered Sunday at the Friendly Kitchen

As part of the Gleaning Project, a community workshop, “Mediterranean Cook-ing: The Basics,” will be offered Sunday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Friendly Kitchen at 125 Central Ave. in Dunkirk.

This workshop will teach people how to make simple traditional Mediterranean dishes and to distribute rec-ipes and ingredients to the community to enable them to cook at home.

This workshop is free. Go to for more information.

Dolce proclaims Job Corps Day in city

Dunkirk Mayor Anthony J. Dolce has proclaimed today as Cassadaga Job Corps Academy Day in the city.

Dolce, who taught at the Academy before becoming mayor in 2012, noted the Cassadaga Job Corps Academy is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.

“Cassadaga has established its reputation as a leader among Job Corps centers, providing high quality education and training along with vocational guidance and counseling to achieve an independent, higher quality of life,” Dolce stated in the proclamation, adding, “Besides providing education and training skills to students, Cassadaga Job Corps has also incorporated community service projects for the students here in the city of Dunkirk, along with city agencies and special events, in order for them to gain a greater understanding of how their individual actions affect the well being of the public.”

Dolce added the efforts give students an advantage in real-world experience and urged all citizens, “to become better acquainted with the services offered by this institution and to extend a sincere and heartfelt thanks to the leaders and instructors for their commitment and dedication in helping individuals to reach their occupational goals and ultimately – a better life.”