Community Notebook

DAV to help vets

at Gowanda


So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they’ve earned. There is so much to know and so many changes from one year to the next. That is why the nonprofit Disabled American Veterans and the Harley-Davidson Founda-tion have teamed up to offer help.

The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the Gowanda Harley-Davidson, (look for DAV’s Portable Service Canopy), 2535 Gowanda Zoar Road, Gowanda, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available. This event is part of the nationwide Harley’s Heroes tour and is free to all veterans and members of their families.

For further information concerning this event, contact NSO Howard Brittain at 857-3354.

Silver Creek Village Office hours limited

The Silver Creek Village Office will have limited hours this week. The office will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. but will remain closed Wednesday.

Sloppy Joe dinner in Sinclairville Saturday

The Valley Historical Society will be having their Annual Sloppy Joe dinner during the History Fair Saturday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Sinclairville Fire Hall. The meal will include Sloppy Joe, corn on the cob, chips, homemade cookies provided by VHS members and beverages. The cost is $7 adults and $5 children.

DFD run report

The Dunkirk Fire Depart-ment reports going on 174 runs in August, with 138 of those EMS runs which resulted in 50 transports to Brooks Memorial Hospital. There were 24 still alarms, eight box alarms and four mutual aid calls the DFD answered, according to Chief Keith Ahlstrom.

Breakfast for fire department Saturday

The Ripley United Meth-odist Church at 84 W. Main St. will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 until 11 a.m. Saturday to benefit the Ripley Fire De-partment. The menu features scrambled eggs, ba-con, sausage, beverages and pancakes. The cost is $6.

Group to host Reed

Southern Tier TEA Party Patriots will sponsor a town hall with Congressman Tom Reed at 7 p.m. Friday in the Fireside Room at Jamestown Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St.

Town hall events provide an opportunity for ex-changes between Reed and his constituents. Reed has been asked to address questions submitted to him on defunding or repealing Obamacare; his level of support for the Fourth Amend-ment, especially after the NSA scandal; his views on a select committee to investigate the Benghazi scandal; immigration; elimination of the IRS to be replaced by a Fair Tax or Flat Tax; and his view of a conservative Republican.

He also will address other topics of his choosing. A question and answer period will conclude the event. The public is invited to attend.

Antique tractor pull, flea market and car show in Busti Saturday

The Busti Volunteer Fire Department and the Southern Tier Classic Chevy Club’s antique tractor pull, flea market and car show is Saturday at the Busti Firemen’s Grounds on Lawson Road.

This rain or shine event begins at 10 a.m. with car registration. The show is open to all cars, trucks, motorcycles and special interest vehicles. The first 100 owners to register will receive a free dash plaque. Registration is $7 per vehicle. Awards will be given at 3:50 p.m.

The tractor pull will begin at 11 a.m. Hot food and snacks will be available for purchase.

Flea market vendors and crafters are welcome to reserve their spots by calling 763-8659. There is a $10 non-refundable fee.

Charcoal portrait

drawing course begins Tuesday at JCC

A charcoal portrait drawing course will be taught Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 10, at Jamestown Community Col-lege’s Jamestown Campus.

The course, taught by retired school art instructor Jim Vincent, meets from 6-7:30 p.m. The $89 tuition includes a charcoal kit.

Course and registration information is available at JCC’s Center for Continuing Education, 338-1005.

Training session on identifying, reporting child abuse Thursday

A state-mandated training session for professionals on identifying and reporting child abuse, maltreatment and neglect will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hewes Educational Center in the Large Group Room, Route 394, Ashville.

The training is required for all persons applying for a provisional or permanent certificate of license valid for administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service. Therefore, in addition to teachers and school administrators, the mandate affects school physicians, nurses, therapists and others in the fields of health care and education.

Participants should bring their licenses or certificate numbers with them if possible. A State Education De-partment certificate of completion will be provided for each course participant. A $30 fee will be charged. To register, call 1-800-344-9611 or 672-4371 ext. 2145. Participants are asked to be at the training 15 minutes prior to start time.

Fredonia High School Class of 1943 to hold reunion Wednesday

The Fredonia High School Class of 1943 will hold its 70th reunion Wednesday. The group will meet at Bob Evans on Vineyard Drive at 2 p.m.

If anyone knows of a classmate who lives out of town, call Margaret Valone at 679-4772, Dorthea Janczak at 673-1049, or Charlie St. George at 672-4432.

Tinley DAV Post meets Tuesday night

The Charles Tinley Dis-abled American Veterans Memorial Post 142 on Talcott Street in Dunkirk will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. All members are asked to attend the meeting. New members are also welcome.

Gowanda Board

meeting site changed

The Gowanda Village Board meeting will be moved for the next board meeting Tuesday. The meeting will be held in the Gowanda Fire Hall on Aldrich Street due to the primary elections being held at the village hall.

Veterans memorial

program on Access Channel 5

Coverage of the Town of North Harmony Fundrais-ing Pig Roast for the Veterans Memoria is airing on Access Channel 5. The 10-minute program will air through Friday at 1:50 p.m. and 7:50 p.m.

The event was held at the Hadley House on Stow. Interviews with Frank Stow, Gary and Connie Carlson, Rox Saxton, Mike Swanson, Penny Best and Nancy Thomas are included in the program.

The current memorial is between Fardink Road & County Route 43 in Ashville and is in desperate need of repair.

The program is part of the series “Destination Chau-tauqua County” that airs on Channel 5, available to cable viewers in the Mayville, Westfield, Chautauqua, North Harmony, Sherman, Ripley and Portland areas.

Ferry history program on Access Channel 5

Jim Roselle’s visit to the Bemus Point Stow Ferry for his show, “Times of Your Life,” is airing on Access Channel 5. The hour-long program will air through Friday at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. daily.

Roselle’s visit to the ferry that crosses the narrows of Chautauqua Lake between Bemus Point and Stow is a historical look through the eyes of past, present and potentially future captains of the Ferry. Roselle rode back and forth across the narrows doing his live show on WJTN, 1240 on Aug. 31. He interviewed many people, including but not limited to: John and Betty Cheney, Roger Miller, Peachy Wagner, Chris Flanders, Martha Anderson, Roberta Schriss and Bill Locke.

The program covers the 202 years of ferry history running between the narrows. The program also mentions the book, “A Ferry Tale,” by the late Art Thomas. Special Thanks to Jim Roselle, Russ Dietrich, Andrew Hill and Brynne Deppas of Media One Radio Stations.

The program is part of the series “Destination Chau-tauqua County” that airs on Access Channel 5.

Festival of Grapes headquarters open

The Festival of Grapes Headquarters, located in the Penny Saver Office on Main Street in Silver Creek, will be open every Tuesday in September from 3 to 6 p.m.

Headquarters will also be open during the festival on Sept. 19 from 4 to 8 p.m., on Sept. 20 from noon to 8 p.m., Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Festival souvenir merchandise and Welch’s Grape products are available for purchase along with information on events, contest winners and program booklets.

Perrysburg Democrats to caucus Saturday

A Democratic caucus will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Perrysburg Town Hall, 10460 Peck Hill Road.

Registered Democrats in the town of Perrysburg will select candidates for town clerk, supervisor, highway superintendent and two seats on the town council.

All registered Democrats in Perrysburg may attend.