Community Notebook

City recycling incomplete

Due to equipment breakdowns, the city of Dunkirk did not complete scheduled recycling pickup Monday.

Anybody who still has items out for pickup is asked to bring them back in and hold them for the next recycle pickup, scheduled for Jan. 13. Residents may bring recycling to the Lucas Avenue recycling center, which will be open this week, including Saturday, except for New Year’s Day.

Recycling pickup was cut short due to equipment breakdowns, darkness and the county’s transfer station closing at 4:30 p.m.

Chautauqua County Genealogical Society to host research seminar

The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society will host a seminar focusing on researching Family History on April 26.

The event will help people learn more about various free, online resources that can be used when researching their own family history.

It will also provide important things to know when doing online research. Featured speakers include research specialist Rhonda Konig from the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library and Norman Carlson from the Fenton Historical Society in Jamestown.

The daylong event will be run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk on April 26 and will include morning refreshments and a lunch buffet.

The cost is $25 per person and seating is limited. Reservations are requested by April 1.

For more information or to register, call Walter Sedlmayer at 679-7936, email walters.ed@hotmail.com, or visit www.chautgen.org.

Gowanda Ambulance meeting Jan. 13

The Gowanda Ambu-lance service will host its annual meeting on Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Gowanda Ambulance building, located behind the Gowanda Village Hall.

‘F-Word’ episode titled ‘Sports’

to air on Access Channel 5

The F-Word is a magazine show produced by the SUNY Fredonia advanced TV studio class.

Hosted by Nick Nieves and Lyndsey Rynders. Featured guests for show No. 6, called “Sports” include Robert Brown, assistant football coach of the Fredonia Hillbillies; Scott Bennett, host of Sports Hour; and Taylor Eddington of the FSU Blackhorse Rugby team.

The program will air on Access Channel 5 at 3 p.m, and 9 p.m. each day beginning on Saturday with the last airing on Jan.10.

Access Channel 5 is available to cable viewers in the Chautauqua, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Sherman, and Westfield areas.

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 at their legacy channel assignment, or on a QAM digital television (channel varies by system) that has been recently autoscanned. Programming from Access Channel 5 (channel 21.4 on a QAM digital TV) is also aired each evening in the Town of Hanover on cable channel 12 (channel 98.3 on a QAM digital TV).

LeeAnne Cogdill to appear on Senior Report

Senior Report with Reed Powers will have LeeAnne Cogdill as the guest on Saturday’s television program.

Cogdill is a dog trainer and will cover tips and suggestions on how to work with your canine friends.

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 at their legacy channel assignment, or on a digital television (channel varies by system) that has been recently autoscanned.

Programming from Access Channel 5 (channel 21.4 on a QAM digital TV) is also aired each evening in the Town of Hanover on cable channel 12 (channel 98.3 on a QAM digital TV).

Westfield village board meeting on Monday

The Westfield Village Board will hold a meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. in Eason Hall. Also, a Westfield Board of Fire Commissioners meeting will be held on Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. in Eason Hall.

City Hall closed today

Dunkirk City Hall will be closed today in observance of New Year’s Day.

There will be no rubbish pickup today. Residents in District C (Wednesday collection zone) will have their rubbish picked up on Thursday. Residents in District A (Thursday collection zone) will have their rubbish picked up on Friday.

Residents in District D (Friday collection zone) will have their rubbish picked up on Saturday.

CCIDA?seeks proposals for Clymer project

The County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency is seeking proposals from qualified purchasers for the redevelopment of the former Maplevale site at 8956 Main St., Clymer. Direct any questions to William Daly, Administrative Director/CEO, at 661-8903.

Contact Sue Casel, Administrative Assistant, at 661-8903 for a copy of the “Request for Proposal for the Acquisition and Redevelopment of the former Maplevale Site in Clymer, NY.”

The CCIDA will review proposals received from potential purchasers and select a designated purchaser. Proposals must arrive no later than Feb. 14 by 3:30 p.m., and be submitted to:

William J. Daly, Administrative Director/CEO, CCIDA, 200 Harrison St. – Suite 300, Jamestown, NY 14701

Pomfret cemeteries release year-end reports

Forest Hill Cemetery and all the other town of Pomfret cemeteries have released their reports for the year 2013.

Forest Hill reports having 24 full burials and 22 cremated burials, for a total of 46 burials. That brings the total number of burials since the cemetery opened in 1854 to 17,223. Thirty lots were sold and 25 foundations were installed. The total amount of income brought in during 2013 was $38,000.

For all the other Pomfret cemeteries, 11 graves were sold. That number breaks down to five burials and six cremations. Eight deeds were issued and 10 foundations were installed. Four genealogical research requests were made and two veterans’ markers were requested.

Free family movie night Friday in Silver Creek

St. Peter’s Church in Silver Creek will hold a free family movie night on Friday at 7 p.m. at the church, 1-A Park Ave. The movie will be “Bella.” There will also be a spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m.

Gas prices have risen

Average retail gasoline prices in New York have risen 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.67/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 6,118 gas outlets in New York. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.29/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in New York during the past week, prices Sunday were 4.3 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 5.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 4.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 2.2 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

Silver Creek garbage pickup postponed

Garbage pickup in the village of Silver Creek will be postponed from Thursday to Friday this week due to the New Year’s holiday. The regular schedule will resume after this week. Any questions call the clerk’s office at 934-3240.