Community Notebook

DFD March run report

The city of Dunkirk Fire Department went on 155 runs in March, according to Fire Chief Keith Ahlstrom. Included were 126 emergency medical service runs resulting in 35 billed transports to Brooks Memorial Hospital. The department also responded to 12 still alarms, 15 box alarms and two mutual aid calls.

Month of young child

Silver Creek Mayor Nick Piccolo issued a proclamation, making April the month of the young child.

Budget public hearing in Silver Creek Monday

A public hearing to present Silver Creek’s 2014-2015 tentative budget will be held Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the village hall. The regular meeting of the village board will follow at 7 p.m.

Beekeepers to meet

The Chautauqua County Beekeepers Association will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Frank Bratt Ag Center, Turner Road, Airport Hill, Jamestown.

Topics include: Early spring management of the colonies, bears and bear fences, availability of package bees and nucs and a discussion of topics for future presentations All are invited and welcome to attend.

Gas prices rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Rochester have risen 0.4 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 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.53/g.

Lecture to appear

on Access Channel 5

David Brooks’ Chautau-qua lecture “Moral Genius-es” 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 April 11.

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

MaryAnn Spanos to appear on Senior Report Saturday morning

Senior Report with Reed Powers will have MaryAnn Spanos as the guest on Saturday’s television program.

Dr. Spanos is director for the Chautauqua County office for the aging. The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. on 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.

Senior Report is shown live on Saturday mornings on Time Warner cable systems covering the following communities: Brocton, Cas-sadaga, Chautauqua, Fre-donia, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, Stockton and Westfield on Channel 5. In Dunkirk, Falconer, Forest-ville, Hanover, Irving, James-town, 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).

Ham, chocolate and Easter basket party in South Dayton Friday

The South Dayton Fire Department is sponsoring a ham, chocolate and Easter basket party Friday from 7 to 9:30 p.m in the South Day-ton activities hall.

The department invites the public to join them for raffles to help support the South Dayton Volunteer Fire Co. Free refreshments will be served.

County Water Agency will meet on April 10

There will be a meeting of the Chautauqua County Water Agency on April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Silver Creek Central School High School Cafeteria, 1 Dickinson St., Silver Creek.

CCWA was formed pursuant to Resolutions 211-13 and 246-13 of the Chautau-qua County Legislature to evaluate water supply needs in northern Chautauqua County and recommend to the County Legislature the creation of county water district(s) as may be necessary in the best interest of the people of the county.

The purpose of this meeting of CCWA is to present options for the regional water system implementation plan followed by discussion and potential action for option selection.

Regional College Fair will be held at SUNY Fredonia on April 9

SUNY Fredonia and the New York State Association for College Admissions Coun-seling will host a NYSACAC Regional College Fair on April 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the SUNY Fredonia Steele Hall Fieldhouse.

The event is free and high school students are especially encouraged to attend. College students, community members, faculty and staff are also welcome.

Representatives of more than 60 colleges will attend. There will also be a financial aid presentation during the event. The event is planned to serve as a helpful source to start planning for college.

For questions regarding the event, contact Assistant Director of Admissions Kimberlie Ball at

Chicken barbecue benefits Hanover Little League

The Silver Creek Fire-men’s Club will sponsor a chicken barbecue to benefit the Hanover Little League on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until sold out at the club at 23 Jackson St., Silver Creek.

Pre-sale tickets are $8.50 and can be purchased by contacting Liz VanCheri at 934-4262, Caroline Mullen at 432-4002, Bob Bradigan at 965-2696 or Tammy Bartlett at 672-9126.

Pre-sale orders will be held until 3 p.m. Tickets will be $9 at the door and there is a choice to eat-in or take-out. There will also be a basket raffle, prize drawings and a 50/50 raffle.

Humane Society given grant for pitbulls and pitbull mix dogs

The Chautauqua County Humane Society has re-ceived a grant from Pet-Smart Charities to spay/-neuter 146 pitbulls and pitbull mix dogs at no cost to the owners.

The grant also includes a microchip for the dog and a rabies vaccine if needed.

Only residents of Dunkirk, Fredonia and Jamestown can partake in grant funding. This grant is valid until June 15.

Those wishing to schedule an appointment should call 665-2209 ext. 205. Time and funds are limited, so those wishing to take advantage of the grant funds should schedule as soon as possible.

Any questions should be directed to Sue Bobek of the humane society at 665-4214 or

Pancake breakfast Saturday in Forestville

The public is welcome to an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Fairbanks Maple, 9265 Putnam Road, Forestville. See maple production underway. Adults $6.50 and $3.50 for kids under 8.

Got trees? Members of the NY Forest Owners Association will be on hand. If you have one acre or 100 acres, NYFOA can help you make the best use of your woodlands. Whether you are a timber producer or just enjoy a hike in the woods, we can assist you in keeping your trees and habitats healthy and happy.

For more information, come to the breakfast and meet us. If you can’t make it, contact Dennis Dragich at 359-2135 or