Community Notebook

Gowanda to host

public hearing Tuesday

The Gowanda Village Board will host a public hearing at its next board meeting on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The public hearing will be for the purpose of overriding the tax cap.

Lakeshore Humane Society holds Pet Adoption Day/Open House Saturday

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold a Pet Adoption Day/Open House at its Adoption Center on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk. The public is invited to see the facility and meet some of the dogs and cats who need caring homes. Call 672-1991 or see for more information.

Rep. Reed’s staff

in city Thursday

Tom Reed’s staff will hold office hours Thursday in Dunkirk. Reed’s staff will be in the Mayor’s Conference Room at Dunkirk City Hall, 342 Central Ave., from 2 until 4 p.m. to help answer questions and gather feedback.

Whether it’s a Social Security, Medicare, Veterans or any other question or concern with a federal government agency, Congressman Reed’s staff will be available to help.

Call 708-6369 with any questions regarding the Dunkirk office hours or visit Constituents can also sign up for regular updates through Reed’s website at

Hanover to host

variance public hearing

The Hanover Town Board will host a public hearing for a variance to requirements for wind energy conversion systems on March 24 at 6:45 p.m. at the town hall. The hearing will be in regarding to a WECS permit to be located at 12037 Angell Road.

Silver Creek EMS

holding fundraiser

The Silver Creek Emer-gency Squad is holding a “Help us help you” fund-raiser 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

Explore JCC set for Saturday

Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus will hold Explore JCC, an open house for high school students and others, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

A campus fair featuring information on academic programs and student services will be held in the Student Union from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Information sessions covering a range of topics will be held from 10:05 to 11:15, followed by guided campus tours at 11:30.

Individuals can register for the program at For additional information, call the JCC admissions office, 800-388-8557 or 338-1001.

County Certified Food Handler Class Monday

A Chautauqua County Certified Food Handler Class will be held Monday at the Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Services, Training Room 1, 2 Academy St. (Old Mayville high school), May-ville. Use the rear entrance facing the south parking lot next to bus garage.

Registration and sign-in is 12:30 p.m. Class is from 1 to 4 p.m. Preregistration is required. Call 753-4693 to register. Cost is $35 for profit/$20 non-profit. Additional information on the class is posted at

East Dunkirk Fire Dept. Ladies Aux. chicken barbecue today

The East Dunkirk Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary has rescheduled for today its chicken barbecue.

Thank you to all ticket holders for the inconvenience. The blizzard kept the department members busy during the day and throughout the evening with several calls and the tragic fire at the West Wind Archery and Taxidermy.

Thanks to the funds raised with the chicken barbecue, the auxiliary was able to purchase a piece of equipment called the RAD-57 which was used by the Rehab Team. The device was used in detecting CO in firefighters and any person that might have been exposed to carbon monoxide and indicates oxygen saturation, total hemoglobin, methemoglobin and pleth variability. So the meter will not only help in the field, but will help the paramedics and hospital with initial readings with body statics.

Tickets are still available for this event by calling Julie 680-2729 and will be available at the door.

Westfield High School Band Pops Concert Thursday evening

The Westfield High School Band will present its annual Pops Concert on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Westfield Central School Auditorium.

The theme of this year’s concert is “Echoes From the Past” and will include music from popular television shows such as “Hogan’s Heroes” and Hawaii “5-O” and hit movies such as “Star Trek” and “Schindler’s List.”

The Westfield Jazz Band will also be featured, playing classics by Chicago and Neil Diamond.

Tickets are $4 and are available at the door. Proceeds from this concert will go toward the next band trip in the spring of 2016.

The Westfield Band travels to a major destination every three years. Past trips have been to Toronto, Washington, DC, Boston, Virginia Beach, and Chicago.