Community Notebook

Chamber to discuss city ‘walk about’

on Wednesday

The Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce will hold its next monthly meeting on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the conference room at the Jamestown Community College North Center on Bennett Road in Dunkirk.

In addition to traditional Chamber reports and agenda items, representatives responsible for organizing the recent “walk about” around the Dunkirk downtown and harborfront area will be present. These representatives will review some of the suggestions and feedback gathered during the event. Chamber members will consider ways members might assist with the implementation of some of the suggestions

The “walk about” was led by consultants from “Part-ners for a Livable Western New York.” Formed in 1999 by a group consisting of attorneys, architects, planners, builder-developers, traffic engineers, public officials and concerned citizens, Partners for a Livable Western New York is an all- volunteer group that works to bring about more livable communities through Smart Growth concepts and practices.

All Chamber of Com-merce members and their associates are invited to attend this next Chamber meeting.

Cassadaga Valley’s Class of 1983 to hold 30th reunion ‘Happy Hour’ Saturday

Cassadaga Valley’s 1983 classmates will hold a 30th class reunion “Happy Hour” at Whiskey Hill on Route 60 in Cassadaga Saturday beginning at 4:30 p.m. This will be a great chance to reminisce, share news and make new memories. Contact Brad at or Holly at for more information.

College 101 program for juniors set for Tuesday in Dunkirk

High school students and their parents are encouraged to attend College 101, a special event sponsored by the Chautauqua County Counselors Association, Jamestown Community College and the College Access Program on Tuesday at Dunkirk High School.

The program, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., begins with a session that encourages parents and students to work together in finding the “right fit” when exploring college options.

Other sessions include Exploring Career Directions and How Can We Afford College?

Reservations for the program can be made by registering at or by calling JCC’s admissions office, 338-1001 or 800-388-8557.

Brocton School open house today

The Brocton Central School will hold a general open house today. The building will be open from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for anyone from the Brocton-Westfield area to come and view the highlights of the current capital project. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

Sinclairville Free Library plans annual book sale this week

The Sinclairville Free Library’s annual book sale will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a bag sale. The library is now accepting donations of new and used books, audio books and DVDs in good condition. The library is not accepting encyclopedias, textbooks, magazines or Reader’s Digest condensed novels. Donations can be brought to the library during regular business hours.

For more information, call 962-5885 or visit the library’s website at

CHRIC invites

community members to share their 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 an opportunity for local community members’ voices to be heard: Thursday 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.

Dayton Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary craft show on Saturday

The Dayton Fire Depart-ment Ladies Auxiliary will host a craft show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dayton Fire Hall, 9100 Route 62.

For more information, contact Pat at 532-3743.

Town of Dunkirk

workshop Wednesday

The town of Dunkirk will hold a workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the town offices on Willow Road.

The purpose of the workshop is to continue budget review on special districts.

County Legislature meeting to be streamed live on Internet Wednesday

Chautauqua County will stream meetings of the general legislature beginning Wednesday.

Chautauqua County residents will be able to watch legislative meetings live on the Internet. Residents interested in using this new service may visit the Chautauqua County website at Meeting schedules and agendas are available on the county legislature website.

Live streaming will begin minutes prior to the scheduled meeting and terminate immediately upon conclusion.

Autumn Market set for Saturday in Westfield

Westfield Stray Cat Rescue and The Barn will sponsor an Autumn Market on Saturday at 170 N. Portage St. in Westfield.

A raffle will offer more than 50 items and various vendors will have tables on the lawn. A donation of Purina Cat or Kitten Chow or scoopable litter will entitle a donor to two free raffle tickets.

For information, call 326-2404 or 338-2396.

Amvets Riders 409

to hold ‘Appreciation

& Autumn Run’

Amvets Riders 409 will hold the “Appreciation & Autumn Run” Saturday with registration beginning at 10 a.m. at Post 409, Legion Drive, Gowanda.

Kickstands will go up at 11:30 a.m., with riders returning to the post at 5 p.m. for dinner and live music by Hooman.

Dinner and music are included for those who participate in the run; $5 for those who join for dinner and music only.

The Amvets Riders are asking for donations for the families of those they have lost in the past year.