Community Notebook

Red Cross seeking Hometown Hero nominations

The Southwestern N.Y. Chapter of the American Red Cross is requesting nominations for this year’s Hometown Hero celebration. The Hometown Hero campaign was created to acknowledge the extraordinary actions of Chautauqua County citizens. This is the twelfth year that Hometown Heroes have been recognized by the American Red Cross Chapter in Chautauqua County.

Nominations are accepted for citizens in the following categories: Humanitarian, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, Emergency and Medical Personnel, Workplace, Youth and Animal Rescue.

Nomination forms will be accepted until April 1, 2014.

The 2014 Hometown Heroes award winners will be selected by a group of community leaders. A celebration breakfast and recognition will occur in May 2014 at the Moon Brook Country Club in Jamestown. The Hometown Hero campaign is a chance to acknowledge those neighbors, friends, and community members that go above the call of duty.

For nomination forms go to or contact the American Red Cross at 664-5115. The American Red Cross of Southwestern New York is a United Way Community Partner.

Applications being taken for city sidewalk program

The city of Dunkirk Department of Public Works is now accepting applications for the 2014 Sidewalk Replacement Program. Residents can call 366-9832 to fill out an application over the phone or stop by the DPW office in City Hall during regular business hours.

Applicants who applied for last year’s program, but did not participate, must reapply this season. Applications are not carried over from last year. Reimbursement is at $2 per square foot and the program is on a first-come, first served basis. Approval letters for program participants will be mailed in the spring after a pre-inspection is completed.

The program covers only the main pedestrian sidewalk fronting the residence. Applicants are requested to have some idea as to how much sidewalk they wish replaced under the program. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Public Works office.

Reverend Theresa Kime to speak on character

The Unitarian Universa-list Congregation of Northern Chautauqua has announced that the Reverend Theresa Kime will speak on Sunday. This month’s theme is character. Kime will explore how dreams can influence and develop a person’s character. All are invited to attend.

During the service, nursery care will be available for children under the age of 5. Grades K-4 will meet with their teachers for their own worship service.

Worship services are held each Sunday at 11a.m. in the Grange Hall, 58 W. Main Street Fredonia.

Call 679-7944, visit, or visit the congregation’s page on Facebook at for more information.

Brocton Democrats seek candidate

The Brocton/Portland Democratic Committee will be accepting applications for candidates interested in running for a Brocton Village Trustee vacancy (three years).

The election will be held on March 18.

Any registered voter in the village of Brocton who is interested can contact Dan Schrantz at 792-4661 for information and an application.