Community Notebook

Fredonia Winter Farmers’ Market begins Saturday

The Fredonia Winter Farmers’ Market begins its indoor season Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. offering an abundance of locally grown and produced vegetables, fruits, herbs, meats, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, jams and jellies, as well as artisan quality craft goods. The market is held in the Masonic Forest Lodge at 321 W. Main St. (Route 20) in Fredonia.

The popular community pancake breakfast will again be sponsored by DeGolier’s Maple Products.

Local family farms opening the market season in-clude Someday Maybe Farm, Small Meadows Farm, Lamberton Hollow Farm, Roo Haven Farm, Toboggan Hill Farm, J.M. Joy Farm, Gong Garden Farm, Hanova Hills Farm, DeGolier’s Maple Products, Green Heron Growers, Ceres Farm, Ivory Wind Acres, and Pretty OK Farm. Craft vendors opening the season include Lake District Baskets, Beachwalk Designs and LittleSuzy Homemaker.

Alexander Findley Library Christmas bazaar Saturday

The Alexander Findley Library in Findley Lake will hold its annual Christmas Craft Bazaar on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be crafters and bakers selling their handmade goods, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, door prize drawings and homemade lunch available for purchase. Admission is free.

Call Jeff at 814-397-4461 for more information about the bazaar or library events.

Rummage sale at Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church this weekend

The Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church will hold a rummage sale on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a bag sale and a bake sale. To make a donation, call 296-5213 or 296-8083.

‘Cooking with Nick’ to air on Access Channel 5

Nick Rizzo, a local chef from Mayville, returns for an all-new second season of cooking programs. The upcoming show is entitled “Perfect Piccata.” The program will air on Access Channel 5 at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. each day, beginning Nov. 2, and ending on Nov. 8. Rizzo makes spinach, tomato and mushroom soup, chicken piccata with lemon caper sauce, baked mini-penne pasta and sweet chocolate ricotta with lady finger dippers for dessert. Chef Rizzo stresses that the meal can be prepared in about one hour.

The cable program is carried in Chautauqua, May-ville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman and Westfield. All cable viewers in the mentioned area can receive Access Channel 5, which is now digital. In the event that the channel no longer comes in, the subscriber should contact Time Warner Cable.

Fall Harvest Dinner on Saturday

The Angola Public Library is sponsoring a Fall Harvest Dinner on Saturday at the Evans Center Fire Hall on Route 5 in the Town of Evans. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a cash bar.

The menu will feature a traditional turkey dinner with desserts provided by members of Evans Book Club, Angola Library Board and Evans Garden Club members.

Dinner music will be provided by the Saxtette from the New Horizons Band of Western New York. Players will be Frank Needham of Angola on baritone sax, Charlie Borzillire of Silver Creek and Jim Holton of Cassadaga on tenors and Mike Dunn of Jamestown and John Vona of Silver Creek on altos.

There will be a silent auction featuring the traditional baskets, door prizes and a raffle of a handmade afghan.

The Angola Public Library serves a diverse population with numerous offerings. Money is still needed to furnish the room. Cabinetry is needed in addition to supplies for children’s programs.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from a Trustee or at the door.

St. Joseph’s Church

to host multiple-choir concert Sunday

The 23rd annual “The Harvest is Plentiful” Concert will take place at St. Joseph’s Church, 145 E. Main St. in Fredonia on Sunday at 6 p.m. This concert is a joint effort of St. Joseph Church Voice and Handbell Choirs from Fre-donia and Saints Colum-bia/Brigid Gospel Choir from Buffalo. The performance will be fun and inspirational for all ages. All are welcome; admission is free.

Family Center

at Community Place

to hold open house

A new resource is available for Gowanda area children and families. The Fam-ily Center at Community Place will hold a special open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Families are invited to visit the center and learn more about the services and programs available at the Community Place location.

Activities such as recreational opportunities for children, financial planning, services for parents, educational groups, emergency services, counseling services, support groups, and much more will be available at the Family Center in Suite 106.

The special Halloween open house will offer refreshments, treats, informational displays and take home materials. Make the most of Halloween. Join us at the Community Place Family Center, 1 School St., Gowanda for fun.

South Dayton United Methodist Church

to hold rummage sale

The South Dayton United Methodist Church is having a giant indoor rummage sale. Friday it will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday it will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A bag sale will begin Saturday at noon. There will also be a bake sale both days.

MaryAnn Spanos

to appear on

Senior Report

Senior Report with Reed Powers will have Dr. MaryAnn Spanos as the guest on Saturday’s television program. Spanos is director of the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging. The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. on 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. The guest is subject to change.

Senior Report is shown live on Saturday mornings on Time Warner cable systems covering the following communities: Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua, Fredonia, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, Stockton and Westfield on Channel 5. In Dunkirk, Falconer, Forestville, Hanover, Irving, Jamestown, Lakewood and Silver Creek the program is on channel 19. The show originates at the Access Channel 5 studio in Mayville. 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.

‘Comfort Zone’

documentary to be screened locally

Three screenings of, “Comfort Zone: a Documentary Exploring Effects of Climate Change in Upstate New York, will be hosted by the SUNY Fredonia FACE Center and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua.

The feature-length film will be shown on Nov. 3, at 1:30 p.m. at the Fredonia Grange Hall, 58 W. Main St.; Nov. 7, at 8 p.m., at Jewett Hall Room 101; and Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m., at the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk.

All screenings are free and open to the public.

Cassadaga Job Corps Academy to host

informational session

The Cassadaga Job Corps Academy will host an informational session and tour on its campus at 8115 Glasgow Road in Cassadaga Thursday at 10 a.m. CJCA provides training to begin a career in the healthcare and construction industries as well as GED classes. The academy will accept young adults, age 16-24, who are committed to a rigorous education and training program that are prepared to launch a career.

Contact Mike Pietrkiewicz at 595-4298 or for more information regarding income and other eligibility factors, and to reserve a spot for the upcoming tour.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Rochester have fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.58/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 319 gas outlets in Rochester. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.30/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Rochester during the past week, prices yesterday were 35.4 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 13.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 13.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 26.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

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.