Community Notebook

Ripley Audit Committee meeting Thursday

An Audit Committee meeting of the Ripley Central School District will be held on Thursday at 5:45 p.m., in the District Office with the external audit firm.

Salvation Army will accept Christmas toy/food applications

The Salvation Army will accept applications for Christmas toys and food on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Applicants must bring valid identification of everyone residing in the household, including children, spouses and others. Proof must also be brought of income and living expenses. The Salvation Army is located at 704 Central Ave. in Dunkirk.

Leaf pickup to begin

in Gowanda Tuesday

Fall leaf pickup will begin on Tuesday as time permits by the village of Gowanda highway personnel. No person shall sweep, throw, or deposit, or cause to be swept, thrown or deposited, any ashes, dirt, stone, brick, leaves, grass, weeds, or any other debris or rubbish of any kind; or any water or liquid of any kind except for purposes of cleansing same into any public highway, street, gutter or public place or on any sidewalk within the village. This can cause sewers to be clogged and costly to repair.

Walking Trails

There are five measured walking trails in the Village of Westfield. They are pictured on signs in Moore Park and the Welch Field. Maps are also available at the Village window.

Help with yard work and odd jobs

Westfield residents needing help with yard work and odd jobs are asked to call the Westfield Recreation Department at 326-4243 and we will assist in arranging for a local teen to help.

Dare to be scared

in Westfield at the Shadow Mill Haunting

Experience all the spooky sights and sounds of Halloween at the Shadow Mill Haunting for six frightful nights. The usually quiet and ordinary old mill at 48 Pearl St. in Westfield will be full of spectral visitors who want nothing more than to share a scare with visitors. From 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26, 30 and 31, come see what all the screaming is about.

This will be the third year that volunteers have contributed time and resources to create and produce all of the hair-raising sights and sounds of a true haunted house experience. All donations from visitors will benefit the Northern Chautau-qua Canine Rescue and the Westfield Stray Cat Rescue.

Everyone is welcome, however, because of the guaranteed thrills, chills, and spooky surprises, parental discretion is advised for children younger than 10.

Annual North Shore Arts Alliance meeting set for Wednesday

The North Shore Arts Alliance will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the White Inn in Fredonia. This meeting is open to community members, who can come find out more about this arts organization and socialize with local and regional artists. This event is free. For more information about this organization, go to

The Knight of Columbus Council 7921 to host spaghetti

dinner fundraiser

The Knights of Columbus will host a spaghetti dinner on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. or until sold out at St. Anthony’s Church (School Hall) on Moore Ave. in Fredonia. The cost is $7 for adults; $4.50 for children younger than 12. Sponsored by the Fredonia Council 7921 Knights of Columbus. Proceeds will benefit the KOC Charity Fund, which is used for local charity work.

Land Bank meeting

The Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development will hold a regular meeting of the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation on Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the CCIDA Board Room, 200 Harrison St., Jamestown. This meeting of the CCLBC is being conducted to discuss business associated with the potential sale of a property currently owned by CCLBC and other official business as required (agenda will be provided at the meeting). The press, public and other stakeholders are invited to attend.

Questions may be directed to: Mark Geise, 661-8912.