Community Notebook

Revolver returns to Pier tonight

Revolver makes their much anticipated return to the Dunkirk Pier today at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by City of Dunkirk Employees Union Local 912, Revolver brings its “British Invasion” sounds of the Beatles, Cream, the Monkees and more.

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 Bever-ages, DFT Communications, and National Grid.

Details on this or any other festival can be found at, or on Facebook, Dunkirk Festivals. Or visit for more information on the band.

Intersection closing today for repair

Chautauqua County Route 12 (Niobe Road), in the town of Harmony, will be closed to all traffic at Chautauqua County Route 35 (Blockville-Watts Flat Road). County crews will be reconstructing the Routes 35/12 intersection. The closure will begin at 10 a.m. today and last approximately two or three weeks. A detour will be posted over County Route 35, Button Valley Road and County Route 33 (Panama-Bear Lake road).

Ripley School Board to meet today

A special meeting of the Board of Education of the Ripley Central School District will be held today, August 29, at 5 p.m., in the District Office of the Ripley Central School, for the purpose of personnel matters and contractual issues, and any and all items that come before the board.

Cassadaga Lakes Association announces weekend events

The Cassadaga Lakes Association’s annual Ducky Derby will be held Saturday at 5:30 p.m. This fundraiser will follow the Cassadaga village parade, which begins at 4 p.m. The ducks will be launched at the bridge on Maple Avenue and Mill Street.

Buy a duck from any Cassadaga Lakes Associa-tion member and be there to cheer it on. Ducks can also be purchased immediately prior to the Derby. The grand prize is $200 cash with many other prizes to be won. On Sunday at 3:30 p.m., the CLA annual Boat Parade will leave from the DEC boat launch on Dale Drive on Cassadaga Lakes. All participants should meet at 3:15 p.m. at the boat launch and are invited to decorate their boats with the theme “America’s Cup.” The Dunkirk Middle School Steel Marauder Band will entertain at the Cassadaga beach from 4 to 5 p.m.

Horrigan to appear on Senior Report

Senior Report with Reed Powers will have Vince Horrigan as the guest on Saturday’s television program. Horrigan 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.

Senior Report is shown live on Saturday mornings on Time Warner cable systems covering the following communities: Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua, Fredonia, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, Stockton and Westfield on Channel 5. In Dunkirk, Falconer, Forestville, Hanover, 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 Warner’s analog service, but can be received on digital service with a converter or on a digital television that has been recently autoscanned.

American Legion Post 59 to host Car Cruise

American Legion Post 59 at 156 E. Main St. in Fredonia will host its fifth annual Car Cruise Friday from 6 to 10 p.m.

Live music will be provided by Sammy Slicker & the Blackjacks. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 and silent auction, hotdogs and more.

All proceeds will go to the Chautauqua Veterans’ Van. For more information, call event coordinator Carol Marx at 785-2532.

Cassadaga Library

to hold Open House

The Cassadaga Branch of the Mary E. Seymour Memorial Library will have an Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The public is invited to stop by to view the recently refurbished library. Refreshments will be served. The Cassadaga Library is located at 18 Maple Ave.

Dunkirk Free Library announces September computer class schedule

The Dunkirk Free Library will once again offer free computer classes to community members.

The eight-part “Basic Computer class with Rose” begun in August will continue from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3; Thursday, Sept. 5; Tuesday, Sept. 10; and will conclude Thursday, Sept. 12.

“Basic Computers TC,” which is a six-part class teleconferenced live from Prendergast Library in Jamestown, will begin Monday, Sept. 9. This class will be held from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. It will continue Wednesday, Sept. 11; Friday, Sept. 13; Monday, Sept. 16; Wednesday, Sept. 18; and will conclude Friday, Sept. 20. Though this class is a teleconferenced class, help will be available in the Dunkirk Free Library computer lab.

To register, call the library at 366-2511 or register online using the form at

AARP Driver Safety Class to be offered

An AARP Driver Safety Class will be held Sept. 3 and Sept. 4 at Fredonia Presbyterian Church at 219 Central Ave., Fredonia, from 9 a.m. to noon. Attendance is required both days. The cost is $17 per person for AARP members and $19 per person for non-members.

Those attending will learn proven safety strategies to maintain confidence behind the wheel. Plus participants could get a significant discount on their car insurance.

To register, call Shirley Erbsmehl at 679-4530. Seating is limited; call promptly to reserve a place.

Fredonia Chamber has new location

The Fredonia Chamber of Commerce has a new location. It is now located at 35 East Main St., Fredonia.

Gas prices fall

Average retail gasoline prices in Rochester have fallen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.78/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 319 gas outlets in Rochester.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.57/g, according to gasoline price website