Community Notebook

Gowanda Board of Education petitions due April 21

Candidates wishing to run for office to fill three three-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.

$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 Tuesday.

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.

Sheridan Historical Society Spring Auction and Basket Raffle Fundraiser Saturday

The Sheridan Historical Society is preparing for its Spring Auction and Basket Raffle Fundraiser to be held Saturday at the Town of Sheridan Community Cen-ter. The basket raffle and auction preview will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the auction beginning at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

The society is seeking donations of furniture, collectibles, tools, household and other items of interest (no appliances or clothing).

Anyone interested in donating items for the auction or a basket, call 672-2201 for further information. SHS is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code with contributions deductible under section 170.

All proceeds fund the efforts of the SHS to “cultivate a greater knowledge and appreciation of the history of Sheridan, New York.”

Regional College Fair will be held at SUNY Fredonia Wednesday

SUNY Fredonia and the New York State Association for College Admissions Counseling will host a NYSACAC Regional College Fair on Wednesday 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 be attending and 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

Wednesday deadline for delinquent Brocton water and sewer bills

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 Wednesday.

All open balances will be relevied to the village taxes on Thursday.

Chautauqua County Water Agency meets Thursday in Silver Creek

There will be a meeting of the Chautauqua County Water Agency on Thursday 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 Chautauqua 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 Chautauqua 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.

Indoor yard sale at the Slovenian Club

in Gowanda Saturday

The Slovenian Club, located at 36 Palmer St. in Gowanda, is hosting its fourth annual indoor yard sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Vendors who would like to participate are welcome. Call Lynn at 532-3915 for further information.

The club expects many vendors will participate, displaying a wide variety of bargains and treasures.

Lunch will be available and a bake sale will be held.

Anyone who has any saleable items to donate for the sale can either drop them off at the club or call Lynn to make arrangements for pick-up.

Daffodil Festival scheduled Saturday

A Daffodil Festival is scheduled Saturday at the South Dayton Firemen’s Activity Hall, 34 Maple St., South Dayton.

Registration for the dessert contest will be from 9 to 10 a.m., with judging at 10:30 a.m. The dessert must contain at least one of the following ingredients: orange, banana, lemon, pineapple, maple syrup or chocolate. A non-returnable container must be used, and a copy of the recipe provided.

Adults and children 16 years and under will be competing. A craft show will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A chicken and biscuits dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children.

An Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the village park at 10 a.m. for toddlers to 6th grade. The Easter bunny will be present from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

EDFF Ladies Auxiliary chicken barbecue Wednesday

The East Dunkirk Ladies Auxiliary will hold its annual Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. or until sold out. The East Dunkirk Fire Hall is located at 10949 Roberts Road, Dunkirk. The cost is $9 per person. For details or to reserve tickets, call Julie at 680-2729.

Plant future

to be discussed

Doug Manly, Fredonia resident and former Red Wing president, will speak to the Rotary Club of Dunkirk on what this area can do now that ConAgra has decided to close the facility.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the presentation, which begins after a lunch at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Shorewood Country Club in Dunkirk. There is a $10.50 fee for the lunch.

For more information, call 366-3000, ext. 401.

Hanover water bills due today

Hanover Town Clerk Janine L. Salzman has issued a reminder for Hanover water customers that the last day to pay water bills without penalty is today.

Late payments will be charged an additional 10 percent penalty fee.

Payments can be made to the town clerk’s office in Hanover Town Hall.

Western New York Federation of Women’s Clubs meeting Saturday

The April board meeting of the Western New York Federation of Women’s Clubs will be held at Webb’s Restaurant in Mayville on Saturday with coffee at 10 a.m.

Annual convention plans will be discussed. Reserva-tions are to be made with Chautauqua Chairman Alice Paulus at 720-5005.