Community notebook

Reed’s staff in Fredonia Thursday for office hours

Congressman Tom Reed’s staff will hold office hours Thursday in Fredonia. His staff will be at the Fredonia Village Hall, 9 Church St., in the Trustee Room from 3 to 5 p.m. to help answer questions and gather feedback.

Call 708-6369 with any questions regarding the Fredonia office hours or visit

Reed to hold town hall meetings Saturday

Congressman Tom Reed will hold town hall meetings Saturday in Cattaraugus County in Randolph and Chautauqua County in the Town of Ellery.

The schedule:

8 a.m. – Ellery Town Hall, 25 Sunnyside Ave., Bemus Point

10:15 a.m. – Randolph Town Hall, 72 Main St., Randolph

Those unable to attend the town halls are encouraged to share their thoughts through Reed’s website ( or Facebook ( Individuals can also sign up for regular updates through Reed’s website (

Ahira Hall Memorial Library to host

children’s programs

The Ahira Hall Memorial Library in Brocton will host early elementary and elementary programs on Friday. Students in preschool through first grade will meet at 2:45 p.m. for the first segment of the “Flat Stanley at the Library” series. Where will Flat Stanley travel this year? What will he experience? Come find out.

Students in grades second through fifth will meet at 3:45 p.m. for a “Fun with Books” theme in which they will read them, make them, share them and craft with them at the Library.

For more information call 792-9418.

Sheridan Town Board workshop rescheduled to Friday evening

The Sheridan Town Board workshop scheduled for last Monday has been rescheduled to Friday at 7:15 p.m. in the town offices. During the workshop, the board expects to discuss the final drawings for renovations to the former St. John Bosco Church building, which will become the town courthouse.

Auxiliary sets Friday meeting

The J. Carter Knapp American Legion Auxiliary 953 will have an installation of officers and dinner at 6 p.m. Friday at the Colony Restaurant in Irving. The group will order from the menu.

Call 965-2501 with questions or if you plan to attend.

Cassadaga Job Corps Academy to host

informational session

The Cassadaga Job Corps Academy will host an informational session and tour on it’s campus, located at 8115 Glasgow Road, Cassadaga on Thursday at 10 a.m.

The Cassadaga Job Corps provides training to begin a career in the healthcare and construction industries as well as GED classes to those in need of a diploma. Training in certified nurse aide, carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical are available as well as the advanced training for licensed practical nurse. The Academy will accept young adults, age 16-24, that are committed to a rigorous education and training program that are prepared to launch a career.

Applicants can apply for on-center living or off-center living. All applicants will enroll on a full federal scholarship if accepted. Contact Mike Pietrkiewicz by calling 595-4298 or by email to for more information regarding income and other eligibility factors, and to reserve a spot for the upcoming tour.

For more information, visit

Fredonia Place to hold Homemade Happiness baking contest Friday

On Friday, Fredonia Place will hold its Homemade Happiness baking contest. The cost of entry is $5, and all proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. To enter, bakers should drop off their homemade baked goods that include apples before 1 p.m. on Friday and fill out entry forms. Activities Director Brittany Hawkins can be contacted for more information at 679-2250 ext. 305.

Contest rules are as follows: Baked goods can be made in any form (pie, cookies, cake, etc.) but apples must be included in the recipe; this contest is for non-professional bakers and is open to the community; all entries must be homemade; contestants are responsible for submitting a written (typed, please) recipe to go along with their baked goods; winning recipes will be published on the Fredonia Place website and Facebook page; all baked goods will be judged on presentation, taste and creativity – participants will be scored 1 to 5 in each category.

Judges will then decide first, second and third place winners based on the highest scores. Judging will take place at 3 p.m. at Fredonia Place. Bakers need not be present to win.

Gas price unchanged

Average retail gasoline prices in Rochester have not moved in the past week, averaging $3.81/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 319 gas outlets in Rochester.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.59/g, according to gasoline price website

Hanover Gateway Access 12

As of July 23, Time Warner Cable has moved public, educational and government access channels to a digital-only format on its cable systems. Cable subscribers with HDTV boxes will see no change. Newer flat screen televisions have digital converters built in. Subscribers with these televisions and no HD box can view Gateway Access 12 by using scan or autoprogram to locate the channel. It is on 98.3 on the digital band.

Subscribers with older televisions need a digital adapter to view public access channels. To obtain an ad-apter, contact Time Warner on the Internet, by phone, or in person at the local payment center location.

Order Equipment Online by visiting

Call toll-free 1-855-TWC-DIGITAL (1-855-892-3444)

Visit the Time Warner Cable Store at 3967 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk (in the Tops Plaza) Hours: M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Subscribers who arrange for professional installation by Time Warner will be charged $17.99. The adapters are very easy to install and most subscribers should be able to locate a friend or relative to assist with the installation.