Community Notebook

Spoons n’ Spools Crafters meet Tuesday

The Spoons n’ Spools Crafters will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. The group focuses on baking and making crafts. The project will be deco mesh pumpkins. New members are always welcome.

County Planning Board to meet on Tuesday

The Chautauqua County Planning Board’s monthly meeting will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Town of Stockton’s Town Hall, at 7344 Route 380 in Stockton.

If you should have questions regarding this meeting, contact the Chautauqua County Planning and Economic Development Department at 661-8900.

Library trustees to meet Monday

The Board of Trustees of the Sinclairville Free Library will meet at the library on Monday at 7 p.m.

Pomfret ZBA to hold public hearing Monday

The Pomfret Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the town hall. The meeting is being held to consider the appeal of Joe Beaser, who is requesting an area variance at 8260 Glasgow-on-the-Lake Road. The area variance is regarding the minimum requirement of side yard footage from the property line.

CHRIC wants community members to share input

The Chautauqua County Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation invites the public to discuss issues related to the assessment of the organization and the development of its strategic plan. There will be two opportunities for community members’ voices to be heard: the first is Monday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Renaissance Center, 119-121 W. Third St. in Jamestown; the second is Oct. 11 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the SUNY Technology Incubator at 214 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. Interested persons can call 753-4650 for more information or to RSVP.

First ever Music on the Shores Saturday

On Saturday, the Dun-kirk Camp and Conference Center will hold its first ever Music on the Shores event at 3602 East Lake Road to raise money for the “Send a Kid to Camp” program.

The event starts at noon with live music by The Untouchables. There will be a beer tent, raffles, giveaways and food vendors all day. Willow Creek Winery will be on site as well.

From 3-8 p.m., other musical performances will include SUNY Fredonia’s A Cappella group, Much More Chill, Everett Lee and the Underground Stampede, and Black Widow who will perform from 8-11 p.m.

For children, there will be bounce houses, face painting and carnival games.

Julie LaGrow, executive director of the program said, “Our goal is to get as many children to summer camp as we can. It’s such a special experience.”

Music on the Shores is sponsored by Advanced Production Group, Star Printed Graphics and Casella Waste Services. All proceeds will benefit the program.

Church workshop Saturday afternoon

White Dove Crow, one of the most popular lecturers at the Universal Unity of Spirit Church will share more Native American wisdom and teachings at a workshop, “Medicine Wheel Teachings” 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. In her presentation she will compare the intricate design of the medicine wheel of Sun Bear’s teachings – which appears in the famous Chippewa medicine man’s, book, “Dancing With the Wheel,” – and how that wheel balances and harmonizes with the simplistic design of the Woodland Cree Medicine Wheel. The event will be hosted at the church at 89 N. Main St., (Route 60). Donation $20.

In addition to that event, the Woodland Cree medicine woman will be guest speaker Sunday at Universal Unity of Spirit services, scheduled 1:30 p.m. At that time she will address “The Miracles of Saint Kateri,” the first Native American female to be canonized.

The medicine woman spent years of study under a Hopi elder and has studied at The Association of Research & Enlightenment. She has shared sacred teachings of Native American spirituality to groups and individuals in appearances through the country and Canada. She will be available for private consultations by appointment on Saturday and Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. each day. For more information and for appointments, contact or 595-2617.

D&F Meals on Wheels announce winners from Farm Festival

Many individuals stopped by the Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels booth at this year’s Farm Festival and contributed to the organization. The organization would like to thank the community for stopping by its booth and purchasing raffle tickets to fund Meals on Wheels. Purchasing these tickets also gave individuals a chance to win one of four donated baskets filled with PartyLite products, lottery tickets and other items as well as learn a little about Meals on Wheels.

The winners are Judy Morris of Sheridan, Rox-anne Sobecki of Brocton, Karen Kwiatkowski of Fredonia and Jan Jarvis of Silver Creek.

The Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels has been delivering meals to home-bound seniors for 43 years now and is always looking to help more seniors and their families in the community. It is also always seeking volunteers to assist with its mission.

Damon Janes car wash benefit on Saturday

Mancuso’s Main Street Car Wash, 242 E. Main St., Fredonia will hold a car wash benefit Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the family.

Pomfret to read water meters soon

The town of Pomfret will read water meters at the end of this week and the beginning of next week. This includes Chestnut Street and Berry and Van Buren roads, as well as all roads in the North End Water District that are tied into the municipal water supply.

Erie 2 BOCES to hold identification, reporting of child abuse training session

The Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES School & Societal Perspectives Program is offering a training session for professionals concerning identifying and reporting child abuse, maltreatment and neglect. It will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 3, at the LoGuidice Educational Center in the Coordinated Health Conference Room in Building “E,” located at 9520 Fredonia-Stockton Road, Fredonia.

Individuals applying for provisional or permanent certificates of license for administrative, supervisory, classroom and general school positions are required to take this course by mandate of the New York state Education Department. In addition, school physicians, nurses, therapists, and individuals in other health care and education fields must also complete the program.

The cost of the workshop is $30, and participants are asked to bring their current license or certificate number if possible. A State Education Department certificate of completion will be issued to all attendees. For more information, or to register for the course, call 1-800-344-9611, or contact Cindy Kozlowski at 672-4371, ext. 2145.

Please note, all participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to start of the training.