Community Notebook

Persia Town Board workshop Thursday

The Persia Town Board will host a workshop meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the town hall, 8 W. Main St., Gowanda. Immediately after the workshop meeting, the monthly board meeting will be held at 7 p.m.

Sinclairville Free Library course on Internet safety Thursday evening

The Sinclairville Free Library’s presentation on internet safety will be held at the library on Thursday at 6 p.m. Parents and students will learn about online risks and safety precautions. This program is free and open to the public.

Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation invites public to Open House on Friday

The Northern Chautau-qua Community Foundation celebrates Community Foun-dation Week Nov. 12-18. Join NCCF staff, board members, volunteers and community members Friday for an Open House at the SUNY Fredonia Incubator on Central Avenue in Dunkirk from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. During the event the NCCF Grants Committee will present checks to the fall Community Grant Program grantees. Everyone is welcomed to attend.

South Dayton Fire Company Turkey & Holiday Basket Party

The South Dayton Fire Department will hold a Turkey & Holiday Basket Party Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Activities Hall. There will be raffles for turkeys and holiday baskets, free refreshments and plenty of fun. Proceeds help the South Dayton Volunteer Fire Co. so it can continue to serve its community.

Lakeshore Humane Society plans Picture Your Pet With Santa

The Lakeshore Humane Society’s annual “Picture Your Pet With Santa” fundraiser will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lakeshore Humane Society Adoption Center, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk. Pets’, children’s, and/or families’ photos with Santa Claus will be taken by a professional photographer and will be available for purchase to benefit the Society. Multiple pets and children are always welcome. No exotic animals. There are four photo packages available. Photos will be ready for pick-up on Nov. 23 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Adoption Center. Nov. 23 will also be an Adoption Day for people to see animals in need of loving, stable homes. More information can be found at or call 672-1991.

Reed’s staff in Fredonia Friday morning

Congressman Tom Reed’s staff will hold office hours Friday at the Fre-donia Village Hall. Reed’s staff will be in the Trustees Room in the Fredonia Village Hall, 9 Church St., from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. to help answer questions and gather feedback.

Call 708-6369 with any questions regarding the Fredonia office hours or visit

Turkey parties planned for Stockton Fire Company fundraiser

Stockton Volunteer Fire Company on Route 380 in Stockton invites the public to attend its annual fundraising Turkey Parties on Friday and Nov. 23. These events start at 8 p.m. and offer free refreshments including popcorn, sandwiches and cold beverages, along with a chance to win a huge turkey for a door prize. These are usually over 20 pounds. Stockton is the only fire company in the area to offer large fresh – not frozen – dressed birds as prizes. Come out and support this area fire company and take a chance on winning a great turkey or two for Thanksgiving dinner.

Gas prices fall

Average retail gasoline prices in Rochester have fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.53/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 319 gas outlets in Rochester. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.20/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Rochester during the past week, prices Sunday were 34.9 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 11.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 17.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 26.7 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.