Community Notebook

Silver Creek Village Office to offer limited hours next week

The Silver Creek Village Office will have limited hours the week of Sept. 9-13. The office will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. but will remain closed on Wednesday.

Sheridan tire amnesty program Sept. 19-31

The town of Sheridan will begin holding a tire amnesty program Sept. 19 and will continue to collect old tires until Sept. 31 or until full capacity has been reached. The town is limited to 500 tires. Tires must be 19 inches or less with no rims and can be delivered to the town barns for pickup. Residents may call the Sheridan Highway Department at 673-1806 to schedule a time to drop off tires.

New York Spelling Bee calls for contestants

The New York Spelling Bee will celebrate 25 years of conducting bees for students in grades one through eight on May 3 at Weeds-port High School. Each grade has its own bee. Parents interested in having their children participate should contact program director Michael Ricci, who notes that there are a limited number of openings.

Parents should contact Ricci by sending a long self-addressed stamped envelope to New York Spelling Bee, P.O. Box 4, Weedsport, N.Y., 13166. Parents should also include the names of their children and their grades and schools. Parents needing information can email the bee at

Regional programs will also be available this year for schools that wish to conduct bees on their campuses. The principal of each school should contact Ricci at to ensure that there will be a regional bee at his or her school. The top three winners in each of those grades will later compete at the Weedsport High School located near Auburn for the state championship. Mater-ials, instructions and medallions for the top three finishers in each grade will be provided by the bee.

Peters seeks re-election as Collins Town Justice

Norman Peters is seeking re-election for the position of Collins Town Justice. Peters has 27 years experience and will be on the ballot for Primary Day on the Democratic Republican and the Independence lines on Sept. 10.

Gowanda Planning Board recruiting new members

The Gowanda Planning Board is looking to fill vacancies on the board. Interested residents should contact Village Clerk Kathy Mohawk at 532-3353. Board members do not need to be a village resident, but may live in the towns of Persia or Collins.

Pine Valley Elementary parking lot closed

The elementary school parking lot will be closed until October for construction. Parents will be able to drop off students between 7:30 and 7:50 a.m. and will be able to pick them up after school at 3 p.m. Before or after those times, parents will be directed to park elsewhere due to buses being at the school. The staff will park at the end of the building like in years past.

Blood drive Saturday

There will be a blood drive at the Ellington Fire Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This blood drive will be threw Community blood bank of Erie. Donate that day to be entered to win four tickets to see the Steelers vs. Bills on Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Pine Valley Board meeting time change

The Pine Valley Board of Education has changed the time of its regular board meeting on Thursday. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the board conference room, room 5, in the elementary school.

Dayton Volunteer Fire Co. chicken dinner fundraiser Sunday

The Dayton Volunteer Fire Company is sponsoring a chicken barbecue Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until they are sold out at the Fire Hall, 9512 Route 62. Meals are $9 for adults and $5.50 for children younger than 12. Meals each include half a chicken, salted potatoes, macaroni salad, coleslaw, a roll with butter, homemade dessert and a beverage. Take-out is available. All proceeds benefit the new fire hall fund.

Lions Club to have

special meeting Monday

The Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club is having a special meeting Monday at the White Inn. Lion District Governor Dan Dunn will make his official club visitations and all Lions should attend. For more information call 366-7634 or 672-8509

Anniversary of ‘The Natural’ celebration

to be held this weekend

The 30th anniversary celebration of “The Natural” will be held in the South Dayton Village Park from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. There will be train rides, model train display, amusement rides, food, games, crafts and antique cars.

On Saturday, the Slim Griffin Band will play from 3 to 5 p.m. and a spaghetti dinner will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the fire hall.

On Sunday, a beef on weck dinner lunch will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. with entertainment from the Mountain Railroad Band from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 988-5975.

Farm Festival events

to be re-aired tonight

The events that took place on the first night of the Fredonia Farm Festival in Barker Common are set to air on Public Access Channel 5 in Fredonia tonight, starting at 6 p.m. At that time, the kids’ tractor pull and various bands will be broadcast on the television station. Afterward, starting at 7:30 p.m., the Beatle Mania Now concert will air. Additional events of the Farm Festival are set to air in the coming days.

Meet, greet event planned for city high school on Friday

On Friday, the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Team at Dunkirk High School will host their second annual “Meet, Greet and Eat” event. Students, parents and community members are invited to come visit the high school.

There will be building tours, information booths featuring student extracurricular and club activities, community resources, games and food. Come spend some time getting to know your community and school while enjoying a light snack. The event, slated to begin at 1:45 p.m., is free and open to the community.

Community agencies attending include: the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County, Dun-kirk Police Department, SUNY Fredonia, Upward Bound, WIC, Jamestown Community College, Community Care, COI (TILP/SAFE HOUSE), Chautauqua Works, Dun-kirk Free Library, Pro-bation, Chautauqua County Educational Coalition and ZUMBA.

Those with questions can call the high school at 366-9300.

Charity walk Sunday to benefit lupus patients

Join the Lupus Alliance of Western New York for the Walk Along for Lupus Sunday at the Walden Galleria Mall.

The registration fee is $20 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12 and free for children younger than 5. Use the yellow parking/Regal Cinema entrance. Registra-tion will begin at 8 a.m. with the walk at 9 a.m.

Walkers will walk in the mall, so weather is not a concern. The event will feature a post party with music, face-painting, kids’ crafts and lunch, as well as information tables with volunteers available to answer questions about lupus.

For more information, call the Lupus Alliance of Upstate N.Y. at 835-7161 or register online at