Community Notebook

Foster Parent informational meeting Jan. 7

The Chautauqua County Department of Social Services will be hosting an informational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. at Jamestown Community College North County Training Center, Bennett Road, Dunkirk for those interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent. Foster parents are needed for children of all ages and those willing to accept sibling groups.

For more information, please call 661-8212.

Fredonia Fire Department run report for November

The Fredonia Fire Department reported going on 178 runs in November, with 132 of those being EMS/rescue runs, 25 being false alarms, 12 fires, five good intent calls, three hazardous conditions and one service call.

A total of 110 of the calls were in the village, 31 were in the town of Pomfret, 29 were at SUNY Fredonia and eight were mutual aid calls.

NCCF announces webinar series

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation has announced their Winter Social Media Webinar Series.

The Webinar Series is being offered to all non profit organizations and is free of charge.

The series will include the following webinars: Jan. 14: LinkedIn Groups and Company Pages; Feb. 11: Fifty Blogging Best Practices for Nonprofits and March 4: Google+ and Google+ Hangouts.

The webinars provide useful social media strategies to create engaging, interactive, and effective platforms to communicate with a variety of audiences.

All webinars are held at the SUNY Technology Incubator, located at 214 Central Avenue in Dunkirk. Registration is required. For more information or to register for the webinars, please contact Eileen Dunn, at 366-4892 or

Registration is open for ice skating classes at SUNY Fredonia

Ice skating classes are being offered at SUNY Fredonia’s Steele Hall. Beginner skaters and advanced skaters are welcome. Classes run for 10 weeks, and there are two different series to choose from. Sunday afternoon classes at 1 p.m. start Sunday. Tuesday night classes at 6:15 p.m. start Jan. 14. The cost for each series is $90, with a recital at the classes’ conclusion. Register on the SUNY Fredonia website,, or call 673-3101 (office) or 874-7704 (coach) for more information.