Community Notebook

JCC non-credit courses begin Dec. 3 in city

Non-credit courses for personal and professional enrichment begin soon at Jamestown Community College’s North County Center in Dunkirk.

Courses include: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, Part II, 6-8 p.m., Dec. 3 and 5 ($43); OSHA Hazard Communication Training for Supervisors, 8 a.m.-noon, Dec. 4 ($75); and OSHA Hazard Communica-tion “Right to Know” Training for Employees, 1-3 p.m., Dec. 4 ($35).

A point/insurance reduction course is offered from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Dec. 14. The fee is $35.

To register, or for more information on a course, call JCC, 363-6500, or visit

Nook E-reader to be raffled by libraries

The Mary E Stockton Memorial Free Library of Stockton and the Cassadaga Branch Library are holding a raffle drawing for a Nook e-reader.

The drawing will be held on Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. at the Cassadaga Branch.

Tickets are $2 for one chance; $10 for 6 chances.

Purchase tickets at the Stockton library, located at 22 N. Main St. in Stockton, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 7 p.m., Fridays 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 to 2 p.m.; or at the Cassadaga Branch, located at 18 Maple Ave. in Cassadaga, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 7 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. to noon and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wind turbine to be considered at Pomfret ZBA public hearing

The Pomfret Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in the town hall to consider a special use permit at 10277 Christy Road for the purpose of constructing a wind turbine, which will be used to generate power for agricultural on-site use.

Candidates being sought for Pine Valley Board of Eduction

Candidates interested in serving on the Pine Valley Board of Education are encouraged to submit a letter of interest to complete a vacant term on the board.

The appointment candidate will serve until annual elections in May.

District residents who are interested in applying should send a letter of interest to Pine Valley Elementary School, Attn: Superintendent Pete Morgante, 7755 Route 83, South Dayton, 14138.

All letters should be received by Dec. 2.

Interviews will be conducted following the deadline.

Wreaths for sale to benefit Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels will sell fresh wreaths and centerpieces as a fundraiser to help them provide services to those in need. Each 12-14″ fresh wreath is a mix of Frasier, white pine and Douglas greenery; includes one red bow, three white-tipped pine cones and a cluster of red berries; and costs $20. A larger 20-22″ wreath with added berry clusters is $25. They may be picked up on Dec. 6 at the Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels, 200 Lake Shore Drive W. in Dunkirk.

Fresh evergreen centerpieces, each approximately 15 x 12 x 6″ with a mix of Frasier, Douglas and white pine greenery; two red candles, two red bows and two groupings of artificial red berries, costs $22. These will be ready for pickup at the Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels on Dec. 17. All order forms with check or cash are due Dec. 1. Mail to Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels.

For more information, call 366-8822

Sheridan ZBA to hold public hearing Dec. 2

The town of Sheridan’s Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in the town hall. The hearing will be regarding a special use permit at 2602 Route 5 for a home occupation to sell firearms, long guns only, from the residence.

Sheridan VFW to hold fish fry nights Fridays in December

Sheridan Memorial VFW Post 6390 on Route 20 in Sheridan will hold Friday fish fry nights in December from 4 to 8 p.m.

Other menu items will be available in addition to fish. The dates of these dinners are Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Take-out is available; call 672-6011.

Gowanda to sponsor Christmas drive

The Cops, Community, Kids and Christmas Toy and Clothing Drive will held in the village, sponsored by the Gowanda Police Department in cooperation with the Gowanda Central School and the community.

Residents are encouraged to donate a new toy, clothing, gift certificate, decorations, etc., and share the warmth and joy of this holiday season.

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations in the village: the police department, 27 E. Main St.; Community Bank, 76 W. Main St.; American Legion Post 409, 100 Legion Drive; Jesse’s Toy Box, 53 W. Main St.; and the Gowanda Central School main offices. For more information, contact officer Jen Alessi at 913-1143.

Donations will be accepted through Dec. 21.