Community Notebook

Chamber board meets Wednesday

The Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly board of directors meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator on Central Avenue in Dunkirk.

Discussion will continue on the Dunkirk Music on the Pier Program, the Dunkirk and Fredonia Wine Fest and The Great Lakes Experience Festival.

The board will also be updated on the WNY Regional Economic Development Council’s reg-ional strategies and consoli-dated funding application process.

County Beekeepers Association elects officers for 2014

The Chautauqua County Beekeepers Association met March 6 for the election of officers for 2014.

The results were: Laura LaMonica-President; Den-nis LaMonica-Vice Presi-dent; Walt Dahlgren-Treas-urer and Sam Radicella-Secretary

The CCBA meets the first Thursday of the month at the Frank Bratt Ag Center, Turner Road., Jamestown at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Contact for info or to be included on the email list.

Silver Creek EMS holding March fundraiser

The Silver Creek Emergency Squad is holding a “Help us help you” fundraiser this month for its supplies and equipment fund.

The squad is selling T-shirts for $20 and hopes to sell 100 shirts by the end of the fundraiser, which is March 25.

To buy a T-shirt, go to

David Moller to appear on Senior Report Saturday

Senior Report with Reed Powers will have David Moller as the guest on Saturday’s television program. Moller will discuss wind and solar power.

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.

Reed Powers, host of Senior Report, has been producing the television program since 1995. 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, Fre-donia, Mayville, North Har-mony, 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).

Chautauqua Lecture Series to appear on Access Channel 5

Gary W. Gallagher’s Chautauqua lecture “Was 1863 a Turning Point” will be shown on Access Channel 5.

The program will air at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. each day beginning on Saturday with the last airing on March 21.

Access Channel 5 is available to cable viewers in the Chautauqua, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Sherman, and Westfield areas.

Spaghetti dinner March 30 at Post 62

The Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Unit 62 Auxiliary will hold a spaghetti dinner on March 30 at Post 62, 211 Central Ave. from 1 to 4 p.m. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread and dessert. Presale tickets are available for $7 at the Post or call Lorraine Bardwell, 673-1560. Tickets are $8 at the door. Takeouts will be available. All proceeds support auxiliary, veterans, and Legion programs. Members and guests welcome.



and pre-school


Forestville Central School has set its kindergarten roundup date for April 24 at 1 p.m.

Children who will be 5 years old by Dec. 1, 2014 are eligible for kindergarten. Children who will be 4 years old by Dec. 1, 2014 are eligible for pre-school. At this time, any parent who has not yet contacted the district, and has a child who falls into either of these categories, should call the elementary office at 965-2742. Registration packets will be sent out soon. The date for Pre-School Parent Orientation will be determined soon.

Gas prices rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Rochester have risen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.73/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 319 gas outlets in Rochester.

This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.47/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Rochester during the past week, prices Sunday were 18.0 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 14.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

Cassadaga Job Corps Academy to host

informational session

The Cassadaga Job Corps Academy will host an informational session and tour on its campus at 8115 Glasgow Road in Cassadaga on Thursday at 10 a.m.

CJCA provides training to begin a career in the healthcare and construction industries plus high school equivalency classes to those in need of a diploma.

Training in certified nurse aide, carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical are available as well as the advanced training for licensed practical nurse. CJCA will accept young adults, age 16-24, who are committed to a rigorous education and training program.

Applicants can apply for on-center living or non-residential status, and all applicants will enroll on a full federal scholarship if accepted.

Contact Mike Pietrkiewicz at 595-4298 or for more information regarding income and other eligibility factors, and to reserve a spot for the upcoming tour.

For more information you can also visit