Community notebook

Annual Bike Run & Campout for MDA to be held Aug. 30-31 at new location

The annual Bike Run & Campout for the Muscular Dystrophy Association will be held Aug. 30-31 at a new location, the Chautauqua County Fireman’s Fraternity Campgrounds at 4641 Railroad Ave. W. in Stockton.

On Friday, there will be live music from 6 to 10 p.m. by Big Tone band, with overnight camping available. On Saturday, registration for the bike run begins at 10 a.m.; kickstands up at noon.

The $20 registration fee includes the bike run, dinner, refreshments and live music. The chicken barbecue dinner will begin at 5 p.m., and will cost $10 for those not participating in the bike run. Live music from 6 to 10 p.m. will be provided by Gina V and the Barn Cats.

The event will also feature a “poorman’s food truck,” a silent auction, 50/50, raffles and more. The event is sponsored by the Dunkirk Moniuszko Club and ABATE of Chautauqua. It is held in memory of Jane Jusko Eagan, Mike “Cash” Lancaster, Richard D. Piatek, John Mt. Pleasant, Joan Burns and Joe Lascola Jr.

For information on camping, call 595-3776. For event details, contact Ed at 410-0627 or Tina at 410-0845.

Autumn Leaves Trip to the Finger Lakes Region on Oct. 9

Join a luncheon cruise aboard the Esperanza Rose on Keuka Lake and a tour of the Glen Curtis Museum in Hammondsport on Oct. 9. The group will stop at the Chat-A-While Restaurant for dinner.

Cost is $68 per person with dinner on their own. Bus, luncheon cruise, museum all included.

If you would be interested in this trip, contact the Westfield Recreation Department at 326-4243 or visit us on

Pomfret ZBA to hold continuation meeting Tuesday

A meeting of the town of Pomfret Zoning Board of Appeals will take place on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the town hall.

This meeting is a continuation of the meeting held on Aug. 12 regarding a request for an area variance and a special use permit from Sidney Potmesil for the construction of a storage shed at 8096 Bear Lake Road.

The original meeting was tabled for the purpose of conducting a site visit by the members of the ZBA.

Portland fire board meets Monday

A special meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Portland Fire District will be held on Monday at 7 p.m. for the purpose of preparing the 2014 Fire District budget, or any other business that may come before the board.