Community Notebook

La Krema

at Pier today

This is your last chance this season to listen to some great music at the city of Dunkirk pier as Music on the Pier concludes today with a 6:30 p.m. performance by La Krema

Sponsored by First Niagara Bank, La Krema specializes in Merengue and Bachata. If you’re looking for dance music, this is the group to get everyone dancing all night!

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 Beverages, DFT Communications, and National Grid.

Additional details on this or any other festival can be found at, or on Facebook, Dunkirk Festivals. Or visit for information on La Krema.

Law enforcement

officers trade uniforms for aprons today

From 5 to 8:30 p.m. today, local law enforcement officers will trade their uniforms for aprons at the Dunkirk Applebee’s restaurant located at 3908 Vineyard Drive.

As part of Applebee’s “Law and Orders” fundraiser, officers will team up with the wait staff to serve customers, bus tables and hopefully collect tips – all in hopes of raising funds for Special Olympics Athletes across New York.

Fireworks to end Sinclairville History Fair Saturday night

The Valley Historical Society will have fireworks Saturday to end the 15th annual Sinclairville History Fair.

The fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. right after the street dance featuring the band “Two for Flinching” and will be visible from nearly everywhere in the village.

This will be one of the last fireworks displays in the county this year.

Group to host Reed Friday evening

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

Town hall events provide an opportunity for exchanges between our Congressional representative and his constituents.

The Congressman has been asked to address questions submitted to him on defunding or repealing Obamacare; his level of support for the Fourth Amendment, 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.

DAV to help vets at Gowanda Harley-Davidson

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 Foundation 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., on 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, please contact NSO Howard Brittain at 857-3354.

Zen Olow, Gene Pauszek to appear

on Senior Report Saturday morning

Senior Report with Reed Powers will have Zen Olow and Gene Pauszek as the guests on Saturday’s television program. Olow and Pauszek will discuss hunting and fishing in Chautauqua County. The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday mornings. 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. Reed Powers, host of Senior Report, has been producing the television program since 1995. The series highlights senior citizen club news for 15 minutes with the remainder of the hour-long program devoted to the featured guest. The guest is subject to change.

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.

Blood drives Friday, Monday

The Community Blood Bank of Western New York is holding one last promotion to end the summer and it’s going to be a blood bath.

Fall is here and usually the students returning to the class rooms (and schools holding blood drives) raise the blood supply until the holidays and this promotion was designed to ensure a smooth transition for the blood supply, although we are struggling right now and have two blood drives locally where people can help.

Everyone who donates in September is entered to win 4 tickets to the 1 o’clock Sunday NFL game on Nov. 10 when the Pittsburgh Steelers play the Buffalo Bills in Pittsburgh. The tickets are valued at about $1,000.

The Community Blood Bank of Western New York is holding a blood drive at Brooks Memorial Hospital on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment is needed, and everyone is encouraged to come and save a life.

There is a community blood drive at the Harvest Chapel Free Methodist Church, located at 39 Matteson St. in Fredonia on Monday from 1to 5 p.m.

The Community Blood Bank of Western New York is licensed by the FDA and holds permits from the New York Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Health and has been saving lives since 1966. It is accredited by the AABB and CLIA and is a member of America’s Blood Centers.

NCCF to host Fall Social Media Webinar Series for non profits

The Northern Chautau-qua Community Foundation is offering a Fall Social Media Webinar Series for non-profit organizations.

Beginning on Tuesday, “Pinterest and Visual Social Media” will discuss how nonprofits can successfully use Pinterest and digital photography storytelling.

On Oct. 29, participants will learn “12 steps to Launching a Successful Social Media Strategy” and on Nov. 12 “Facebook Page Best Practices” will be offered.

All webinars will be held at the SUNY Technology Incubator, located at 214 Central Ave. in Dunkirk.

All webinars are free of charge but registration is required.

For more information and to register for the webinars, contact Eileen Dunn, at 366-4892 or