Community Notebook

Veterans luncheon today in Cassadaga

Today at the American Legion, 228 Maple Ave., Cassadaga, a veteran’s luncheon will be held at noon. There will be an introduction of WWII and Korean War veterans and recognition of their membership lengths with the legion. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and stories and comments from the veterans will follow.

Meeting postponed

A meeting of the Dunkirk Local Development Corp-oration scheduled for today at 11 a.m. in City Hall has been postponed. The Planning Board meeting scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. has also been canceled.

Flag retirement

ceremony Saturday

A Flag Retirement Cere-mony will be held at the Dunkirk Fireman’s Training Grounds Saturday at 10 a.m. by the Dunkirk Mem-orial and Acquavia Ameri-can Legion Posts. Any soiled and unserviceable American flags will be properly disposed at this event. The public is invited to bring their flags for disposal or they can also be dropped off at the Dunkirk Memorial Post 62, 211 Central Ave prior to this date. New flags are available for purchase daily after 3 p.m. at Post 62.

Fredonia Healing and Learning Center to offer spiritual workshops

The Angels of Hope Healing and Learning Center at 8 Park Place in Fredonia is hosting two workshops on Sunday. “Healing Methods,” presented by Colleen Vanderzyden from 2 to 4:30 p.m., is an overview of various healing methods and techniques that can be used to heal yourself and others. “Intuitive Investigation: An Informational Evening with Linda Kay deJesus” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. explores the field of psychic investigation, including a look at some of the cases deJesus has worked on herself with various Massachusetts law enforcement agencies. The cost per participant is $30, or bring a friend and each will get in for $25. For registration or more information, see or call 672-5662.

Community dinner and movie night set

The Cassadaga Com-munity Church, 25 Maple Ave., Cassadaga, will have a community dinner and movie night Saturday at 5 p.m. The movie this month is “Chasing Mavericks.”

Fredonia Garden Club hosts Floral Arrangers Show on Monday

The Fredonia Garden Club invites community members to the 10th World Association of Floral Arrangers Show, presented by Mary Ann Jumper, director of the Eighth District Federated Garden Clubs of New York state. The show will be held at the BOCES located on Fredonia-Stockton Road on Monday. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m. To plan for refreshments and show space, attendees are asked to RSVP by calling 679-1635 by Saturday

Cady to Appear

on Senior Report

Senior Report with Reed Powers will have Mackenzie Cady as the guest on the Sept. 28 television program. Cady is manager of the Grape Discovery Center. The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Individuals may call 753-5225 during that time with questions, comments or a shout-out. The program is rebroadcast each day at 2 and 8 p.m. for some communities.

Band to perform

at church Sunday

The Mountain Railroad Band will be at the Portland Congregational Church, Church St., Portland on Sunday beginning at 7 p.m. Refreshments will follow and a free will offering will be taken. Come and enjoy their gospel music.

County American Legion to meet

The September meeting of the Chautauqua County American Legion will be held on Friday at the Herman Kent Post 777, Celoron, starting at 7:30 p.m. All legionnaires are urged to attend.

Community Blood Bank announces blood drive schedule

The Community Blood Bank will hold two blood drives in the area, according to the following schedule: Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Westfield Memorial Hospital; and Friday 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 Bills vs. Steelers game Nov. 4 at Heinz Field.

Gowanda recycling event Saturday

Gowanda will hold an electronic recycling event Saturday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the sewer treatment plant on Aldrich Street.

Job Corps to host

informational session

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

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

Auxiliary of Brooks Hospital’s Lunch and Learn Program today

The Auxiliary of Brooks Memorial Hospital will host its popular Lunch and Learn Program at noon at Shorewood Country Club today. The cost is $12 at the door, and the event is open to the public.

Reservations are required. Contact Alona at 366-1640 or Shirley at 366-5046. The day’s topic is “Open Discussion with Tawsufe Majid, M.D., specialist in obstetrics and gynecology.”

Meet the Candidates

to be held in Westfield

The Westfield Republican Committee will sponsor a free “Meet the Candidates” event at Johnson Estate Winery in Westfield on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Meet candidates for town council, Ray Schuster; town justice, Jerry Laporte; county legislator, John Hemmer; county executive, Vince Horrigan; county clerk, Larry Barmore; district attorney, David Foley; state assembly, Andrew Goodell; and guest Congressman Tom Reed. The community is welcome to come meet the candidates.