Community Notebook

9-11 event at Native Pride today

Fire departments from Sil-ver Creek, Sunset Bay, Irv-ing and the Seneca Nation will gather today at 9 a.m. at Native Pride on Route 20 in Irving to commemorate Sept. 11, 2001.

The flag will be raised and Taps will be played. Native Pride is also featuring 20 percent off for first responders.

Sloppy Joe Dinner set for Saturday

The Valley Historical Society will hold its 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 beverage. The cost is $7 adults and $5 children.

Blood screening dates Saturday and Sept. 21

Registration is now being accepted for the 29th annual Rotary Blood Screening program which includes a clinical blood test, plus the colon-rectal take home test kit, and T4 Thyroxing test for $45. A PSA test is an additional $25.

Appointments are from 6:30 to 9:20 a.m. on Saturday at Fredonia High School and Sept. 21 at Dunkirk High School with a free blood pressure screening and test results sent to your personal physician within one week.

Proceeds from this program stay in the Dunkirk and Fredonia communities. Call 363-3917 to register.

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

The Busti Volunteer Fire Department and Southern Tier Classic Chevy Club will present their annual antique tractor pull, flea market and car show 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 throughout the day.

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

Blood drive Friday at Brooks Hospital

The Community Blood Bank will hold several blood drives in the area starting Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Brooks Memorial Hospital; Monday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Harvest Chapel in Fredonia; Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Westfield Memorial Hos-pital; and Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Shore Hospital in Irving.

All donors will be entered into a drawing for four tickets to the Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game at Heinz field on Nov. 4.

Perrysburg Democrats to caucus Saturday

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

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

All registered Democrats in Perrysburg may attend.

Fire Commissioners

to meet tonight

The Westfield Board of Fire Commissioners will hold a meeting today at 7 p.m. in the North Room of Eason Hall.

Pomfret ZBA to discuss alpaca farm Sept. 23

The Pomfret Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the town hall to consider the appeal of Julie McFarland, who is requesting a special use permit for the purpose of creating an alpaca farm at 5277 Van Buren Road.

Festival of Grapes Pentathlon still

accepting participants

The Festival of Grapes Pentathlon is still accepting participants for the event.

The Pentathlon will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at the Silver Creek elementary school parking lot. The rain date is Tuesday.

All boys who live in the Grape Belt region and are 7 or 8 years old before the event can participate. Participants will have fun testing their skills in sports-related activities and will be judged on their abilities, points earned and sportsmanship.

Participants are asked to pre-register for the event by calling Mike at 934-2436 or Carol at 549-8239.

‘Walk For Wellness 5K Run/Walk’ Saturday

On Saturday, the West-field Memorial Hospital Regional Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor the 26th annual Dr. Robert E. Storms Walk For Wellness 5K Run/Walk. This event benefits the WMH Cardiac Re-hab and Physical Therapy departments. Over the past 25 years the community support for this event has enabled both departments to add new services and equipment. Again this year all funds raised will be used to purchase exercise and physical therapy equipment.

The 5K run/walk will begin at 10 a.m. Participants should meet at 9:30 a.m. in the hospital lobby to register and pick up maps and T-shirts. Auxiliary members will monitor water stations along the route. Pledge sheets may be obtained prior to the event at the WMH lobby, ER desk, or PT department.

Church breakfast for fire department set

The Ripley United Meth-odist Church at 84 W. Main St. is having 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, bacon, sausage, beverage and pancakes. The cost is $6.