Community Notebook

Gowanda Neighborhood Watch to meet Feb. 19

The Gowanda Neighbor-hood Watch will hold its meeting on Feb. 19 at the Gowanda Fire Hall on Aldrich Street at 7 p.m.

The topics will be current events, citizens police academy and home safety.

For questions, call Officer Jen Alessi at 913-4113 or Tom Povhe at 725-5117.

Today’s clue for the Medallion Hunt

While still in this county, let us explain

You may be confused and think you’re in Spain

But the drive isn’t nearly so long and so far

You are getting close to the prize and can get there by car.

Valley Pharmacy to ‘Go Red for Women’

February is “Go Red for Women” at Valley Pharmacy and Medical Supplies with materials on display. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, the Valley Pharmacy and Medical Supplies is proudly participating in American Heart Month.

You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk: watch your weight; quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke; control your cholesterol and blood pressure; if you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation; and get active and eat healthy.

On Friday in celebration of “Go Red for Women” and Valentine’s Day, wearing something red, stop at Valley Pharmacy, 31 W. Main St., Gowanda for a complimentary “Go Red” pin and a copy of “10 Red Foods and Drinks, too.”

Ripley library holding Valentine’s Day event

There will be a Valentine’s Celebration at the Noble Winery in Westfield on Friday at 6:30 p.m. The Ripley Free Library proudly sponsors this annual event with entertainer Matt Homan. Tickets are now on sale at Ripley Free Library and Noble Winery for $12.50 per person. Price includes wine tasting and appetizers. Reservations can be made by calling 736-3913

MaryAnn Spanos

to appear on Senior Report Saturday

Senior Report with Reed Powers will have MaryAnn Spanos as the guest on Saturday’s television program. Dr. Spanos is director of the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging. The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. 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.

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, Forest-ville, 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).

Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce meets again Wednesday afternoon

The next meeting of the Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce will be on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at JCC North. The meeting will discuss the Farmers’ Market, Music on the Pier and the Great Lakes Experience Festival.

The public is welcome to attend.

Gas prices have fallen in past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Rochester have fallen 0.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.59/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 319 gas outlets in Rochester. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.28/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Rochester during the past week, prices Sunday were 27.7 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 6.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 1.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 26.8 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

Gowanda Board of Education to host special meetings

The Gowanda Board of Education will host special meetings tonight through Wednesday. The board will meet tonight at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 5 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. The meetings will be in executive session for the purpose of interviewing superintendent candidates in the high school library.

Gowanda alumni invited to party

Alumni of Gowanda Central School, classes 1968, ’69, ’70 and ’71 are invited to a party being held Sept. 14 from 2 to 9 p.m. at the Gowanda American Legion.

This will be a fun time to get together after all these years. For further information, and to be included on the list of attendees, contact Susan Rogers-Aregger at or phone 808-395-4702.

Forestville GOP caucus results

The Forestville Repub-lican Party held a caucus Jan. 28.

They nominated Kevin Johnson for mayor, and Brian Schneider and Gary Belote for trustees. Laurie Strong was nominated for chairman next year and Gloria Yeager was nominated secretary to call the caucus in 2015.