Community Notebook

Gowanda Board

of Education petitions due April 21

Candidates wishing to run for office to fill three 3-year terms on the Gowanda Board of Education must file a petition with the district clerk. Each petition must be signed by a minimum of 25 qualified voters of the district and be filed with the district clerk by April 21. Petitions may be filed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Brocton water, sewer accounts payment deadline April 9

Village of Brocton Clerk/-Treasurer Karen Ardillo reminds all residents the last day to pay delinquent water and sewer accounts has been designated by the Village Board of Trustees as April 9. All open balances will be relevied to the Village Taxes on April 10.

$1,000 scholarship to be awarded

The Chautauqua County Fair has announced that 10 scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to current New York state high school seniors and also students enrolled in college. The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs and the New York Showpeople’s Association sponsor the scholarships.

The qualifying students must be active at the Chautauqua County Fair. All applicants from Chautauqua County must submit their application through the Chautauqua County Fair no later than April 8.

Information is available at the Chautauqua County Fair office, P.O. Box 191, 1089 Central Ave., Dunkirk or Applications must be printed and completed from the web at

For more information, contact the Chautauqua County Fair office at 366-4752.

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ tickets available

Tickets are still available for the second weekend of Fredonia High School’s musical “Bye Bye Birdie.” The final two performances will be this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the District Auditorium. Reserved tickets can be bought at Box Monkey in the TJ Maxx Plaza with any remaining tickets sold at the door. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.

TCC Celebrating National Public Health Week April 7 to 11

For nearly two decades, public health professionals have united communities nationwide each April to celebrate National Public Health Awareness Week. The public health system that keeps our communities healthy and safe is changing as technologies advance, public attitudes toward health shift and more health and safety options become available through policy change such as the Affordable Care Act(ACA). Public health professionals are the guides of this system, helping our communities navigate the many choices along the way.

The Chautauqua Center is bringing several organizations to the Center to keep our community informed between 9 5 p.m. The center invites the public to come into the center to meet representatives from the organizations. The schedule is:

Monday – “Be healthy from the start”- Meet reps from Chautauqua County (WIC) Woman, Infant, & Child and Maternal and infant Health Programs

Tuesday – “Don’t Panic-Emergency Preparedness” Meet reps from the Red Cross and Carts Transportation System

Wednesday – “Get out Ahead” – Cancer Services

Thursday – “Eat Healthy” – Meet reps from Cornell Cooperative Ext., Eat Smart Program, Rural Ministries, and Master Food Preservers (Try their tasty treats and food ideas.)

Friday – “Be the Healthiest Nation” – Meet reps from Fidelis, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Univera and United Healthcare. Now is your time to ask questions about your insurance needs or concerns.

Stop by 319 Central Avenue, Dunkirk for refreshments, snacks and a chance to win a prize.

Spring vendor/craft show on April 26

The Falconer Rod and Gun Club is hosting a spring vendor/craft show on April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Club, Buffalo Street extension. The proceeds will go for youth programs to get children more involved in outdoor activities. Contact Lorri Becker at 969-8773 for details.

Hula Hooping offered at SCCS

It’s time to get out of the house and move that body. Join us at Silver Creek Central for Hula Hooping classes. Come learn the basics of waist, hip and chest hooping, and maybe a few more tricks. Hoops are available to use during class.

There will be five classes on Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. in the elementary gym beginning April 28. Registration fee is $25. For more information and a registration form go to Community Education link on the home page.

Chautauqua County Genealogical Society to host research seminar

The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society will host a seminar focusing on researching Family History on April 26. The event will help people learn more about various free, online resources that can be used when researching their own family history. It will also provide important things to know when doing online research. Featured speakers include research specialist Rhonda Konig from the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library and Norman Carlson from the Fenton Historical Society in Jamestown.

The daylong event will be run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk on April 26 and will include morning refreshments and a lunch buffet. The cost is $25 per person and seating is limited. For more information or to register, call Walter Sedlmayer at 679-7936, email, or visit