Community Notebook

Family Round Table coming to three sites

A Family Round Table has been scheduled in three area locations. Sponsored by the Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene’s Family Support Services, the program is designed to offer support for those who deal with the daily stress of raising a child with emotional challenges. It’s an opportunity to listen, learn, and share with others who are looking for support.

Children are welcome to participate in a skill booster session while the adults are in the support group. It is helpful to call ahead if you are bringing children.

The event will be held at the Dunkirk JCC North Campus Training Center, 10807 Bennett Road, Dunkirk on Feb. 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Dunkirk Library, 536 Central Ave., Dunkirk on Feb. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and Anderson-Lee Library, 43 Main St. Silver Creek, on Feb. 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Call either 753-4153 or 753-4157 with questions.

Radio operators sought for sled dog race

The Cattaraugus County Amateur Radio Emergency Service team needs radio operators March 1-2 for a Can-Am dog sled race in Allegany State Park. Radio operators, or hams, will man several checkpoints in the park.

Races start at 8:30 a.m. each day. There will be a short distance and a long distance race both days.

If interested, contact Gary Tillinghast at 592-9554. Ten to 12 hams are needed.

Tax assistance is available

on Saturday

The Chautauqua County Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition will have walk-in VITA sites open Saturday at the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk, room 124-125, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at Forestville Central High School Library, 4 Academy St., Forestville, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visit the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County’s web site at or call 366-5424 for more information.