Community Notebook

Getaway Weekend sponsored By Chadwick Bay NYS Women Inc.

The Chadwick Bay has finalized plans for the Getaway Weekend at the Dunkirk Clarion Hotel. Please be advised that the dates are March 7-9. Activities include a networking party on Friday night, a shopping expo on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and all-day pampering sessions.

The longtime favorite water aerobics is back on the schedule. A women’s health seminar, basket weaving classes, no sew blankets and investment strategy are also being offered in the afternoon.

The group is looking for crafters for the shopping expo. If interested, contact Donnie Hover at 673-1045 for the vendor form.

Registration forms are due this month. Contact Hover at 673-1045 or Terri Pacos at for registration information.

Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club to meet Monday

The Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club will be having a regular program meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday at the White Inn in Fredonia.

Julie McFarland will give a program on the Pet Pantry.

The public is invited to attend.

For more information phone 366-7634 or 672-8509.

Indoor garage sale set Jan. 25-26 at Chautauqua Suites

Chautauqua Suites in Mayville is having its annual huge indoor garage sale on Jan. 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The $1 charge at the door enters those attending into a 50/50 drawing. This year ” Blue Star Mothers” will benefit from the proceeds of the entrance fee.

A 10-by 10-foot table can be rented for $25 for both days. Make table reservations by Jan. 22.

For information call Robin at 269-7820 x 432

County health board to meet

The Chautauqua County Board of Health will hold its meeting on Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. in the HRC Building, 4th Floor Conference Room in Mayville. Anyone seeking further information or wishing to attend this meeting should call the Director of Health & Human Services’ Office at 753-4590.

Gowanda Ambulance to host its annual meeting Monday

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

Souper Adoption Day at Lakeshore Humane Society Adoption Center

Lakeshore Humane Society’s first Pet Adoption Day of 2014 on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. will be a special one. “Souper Adoption Day” will feature homemade soup to beat January’s chill.

The event takes place at LHS Adoption Center at 431 East Chestnut St. in Dunkirk.

There will also be a storytime for children with cookies and hot chocolate at 1 pm.

All are welcome to this special afternoon. Visit the animals in need of caring homes, see the facility, enjoy some soup and a storytime, and stop at the LHS’s “gift boutique” which offers an assortment of pet-themed items for humans and animals and benefits the Lakeshore Humane Society.

For additional information, please visit or call 672-1991.

Gowanda Fire spaghetti dinner Wednesday

The Gowanda Fire Department will host its all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

The dinner will be held at the Gowanda American Legion, 100 Legion Drive.

Takeouts are available and dinners come with homemade desserts.

Pre-sale tickets are $6.50 for adults and $4.50 for children.

Tickets at the door will be $7 for adults and $5 for children.

Professional Mixer at Fredonia Place Jan. 16

There will be a Professional Mixer at Fredonia Place, 50 Howard St., Fredonia, featuring Merritt Wines on Jan. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Among the attendees expected to come are healthcare professionals, MD’s, NP’s, PA’s, social workers, therapists, and financial planners.

There will be tours, info packets and raffles.

RSVP by Jan. 16 to Doug Fenton at

Driving ban lifted

in Evans and Angola

As of 6 a.m. on Wednesday, the town of Evans and village of Angola lifted the ban on driving.

However, most of the roads in the area are still snow covered and slippery. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution.

Thruway opens in western NY from Rochester to Pa.

The Thruway in western New York has reopened after being closed since Monday by a blizzard that’s winding down after dumping nearly 20 inches of snow on the region.

The Thruway Authority says Interstate 90 from Exit 46 at Rochester to Exit 61 on the Pennsylvania border opened to all traffic around 5 a.m. Wednesday.

State officials began shutting down a 75-mile stretch of the highway from Buffalo to Ripley in Chautauqua County on Monday afternoon, when blowing snow made driving treacherous. That stretch of the Thruway was fully closed later that night, and the shutdown was extended to Exit 46 outside Rochester late Tuesday morning.

The Buffalo section of Interstate 190, the Niagara Thruway, has also reopened after being closed Tuesday.

City Hall meetings

canceled, rescheduled

Wednesday night’s Citi-zen’s Advisory Committee meeting was canceled and rescheduled to Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall.

Wednesday’s Electrical Board meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. was canceled and rescheduled to Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. in the Building and Zoning Office.