Community Notebook

Pumpkin Patch Storytime Saturday at Barker Library

Mark your calendar or another great children’s event at the Barker Library – Down in the Pumpkin Patch Storytime

Join us Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon for stories, movies and crafts about pumpkin growing, pumpkin picking, pumpkin carving and pumpkin fun.

No registration. All kids welcome.

Last brush pickup in Silver Creek Monday

Monday will be the final day for brush pickup in the village of Silver Creek. Residents are asked to put out all brush for the season because leaf pickup will begin on Mondays following Oct. 21.

WNY?foliage from near peak to peak this weekend

Foliage in the Greater Niagara region will range from near peak to peak this weekend.

In Wyoming County, spotters based in Castile predict 75 percent color change and peak leaves by weekend with fall colors of bright red, orange and yellow. Niagara County will be near peak with 60 percent change and bright yellow, red and orange highlights, while Erie County will see foliage change ranging from near peak to peak. Spotters in Buffalo note that the southern portion of the city has more color than the northern portion.

In the Chautauqua-Allegheny region, peak color should arrive in Chautauqua County with 90 percent color change and lots of orange, yellow and dark red fall colors. Cattaraugus and Allegany counties will be past peak.

OBSERVER looking for Westfield voters who voted merger down

The OBSERVER is currently looking for people in the Westfield Academy and Central School District who voted down the merger with Brocton Central School and are willing to speak with the media regarding their vote.

If interested, please send an email to or call 366-3000.