Community Notebook

OBSERVER looking for Westfield voters who voted against merger

The OBSERVER is looking for people in the West-field Academy and Central School District who voted down the merger with Broc-ton Central School and are willing to speak with the media about their vote. If interested, send an email to or call 366-3000.

JCC College & Career Night Tuesday

Jamestown Community College and the Chautauqua County Counselors Associa-tion will host the 37th annual College & Career Night on Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Physical Education Complex on JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

The program offers high school students, their parents and community members the opportunity to gather information about educational institutions and career possibilities. Repre-sentatives from more than 100 colleges and career areas are expected to attend.

Admission is free. For additional information about College & Career Night, call JCC, 338-1001.

Gowanda Neighborhood Watch to meet Thursday

The Gowanda Neighbor-hood Watch will host a meeting Thursday at the Gowanda Village Hall at 6:30 p.m. Discussion will be about Halloween and upcoming events. The meeting will feature a special guest speaker. For questions, contact Officer Jen Alessi at 913-1143 or Tom Povhe at 725-5117.

Meet the Candidates in Falconer Tuesday

County Executive can-didate Vince Horrigan, County Clerk candidate Larry Barmore and County Legislature candidate Lisa Vanstrom will hold a Meet the Candidates get-together at Waddington’s Tavern in Falconer Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. after the candidates have toured several area businesses. Pizza and wings will be provided and there will be a cash bar.

The public is welcome with questions and concerns.

League of Women Voters sponsoring Meet the Candidates Oct. 29

The League of Women Voters will sponsor Meet the Candidates on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in the courtroom at Fredonia Village Hall. Community members will have the opportunity to ask questions of County Execu-tive, County Clerk, Legis-lator for Districts 3, 4 and 5 and Pomfret Town Board candidates. This event is free and open to all. See the League of Women Voters’ website at

Breast Cancer Awareness presentation Oct. 29

A Breast Cancer Aware-ness presentation will be held Oct. 29 at noon at the Valley Pharmacy & Medical Supplies, 31 West Main St., Gowanda.

Karen Furlani, NP, Breast Cancer Department of Roswell Park, will discuss the latest in breast cancer screening recommendations, research and treatment options. This presentation is sponsored by Lauralee Sprague, FNP, TLC Health Network and the Valley Pharmacy. It is free to the public. There will be refreshments and Breast Cancer Month giveaways.

Friends of Barker Library to meet Oct. 29

The annual meeting of the Friends of the Darwin R. Barker Library and its Board of Directors will be held Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. in the library’s Steele Room. After a brief business meeting, there will be information provided about the library’s book club and this year’s Big Read selection. The museum will be open that afternoon for browsing, with light refreshments to follow.

Begun in 1977, the Friends of the Barker Library is a voluntary group that serves to provide needed funding for equipment and services not covered by other financial sources. The group welcomes anyone interested in joining; annual individual memberships are just $15. Forms for signing up are available at the main desk in the library. Come to the meeting and find out about being a Friend.

Titzel to appear

on Senior Report

Senior Report with Reed Powers will have Melanie Titzel as the guest on Saturday’s television program. Titzel will discuss senior living communities. The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Individuals may call 753-5225 during that time with questions, comments or a shout-out. The program is rebroadcast each day at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. for some communities. Reed Powers, host of Senior Report, has been producing the television program since 1995. The series highlights senior citizen club news for 15 minutes with the remainder of the hour-long program devoted to the featured guest.

Senior Report is shown live on Saturday mornings on Time Warner cable systems covering: Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua, Fredonia, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, Stockton and Westfield on Channel 5. In Dunkirk, Falconer, Forest-ville, Hanover, Irving, Jamestown, Lakewood and Silver Creek the program is on Channel 19. The show originates at the Access Channel 5 studio in May-ville. Viewers should note that all area public access channels have been dropped from Time Warner’s analog service, but can be received on digital service with a converter or on a digital television that has been recently autoscanned.