Community Notebook

Christine Douglas

to appear on Senior Report Saturday

Senior Report with Reed Powers will have Christine Douglas as the guest on Saturday’s television program. Douglas is with Village Square Mobile Home Park. 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.

Easter egg hunt

The Annual Kiwanis Club of Silver Creek Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Silver Creek Elementary School playground. This event is rain or shine and free to the public. If the weather is poor, it will be held in the Silver Creek High School Auditorium. Every child will receive a chocolate bunny. For questions, call Kiwanis member Matt Bogosian at 672-9181.

Big Read programs

set for Sinclairville

The Sinclairville Free Library will offer the following programs as part of the community’s participation in the Big Read of Emily Dickinson: On Thursday at 6:30 p.m.: “Reading Emily” will be an introduction to the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson. Selected poems will be read and discussed. Copies of the poems are available at the library. On Friday, from 9 to 11 a.m.: “Writing Emily Poetry Workshop” will be an opportunity to bring poems in process for critique and to generate new poems from prompts inspired by the work of Emily Dickinson. These events are open to the public and there is no charge. Call 962-5885 for more information or visit the library’s website: The library will be closed on April 18 and April 21 in observance of the Easter holiday.

Chicken barbecue

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

Traveler advisory

The New York State Department of Transporta-tion said construction is scheduled to resume next week on the Route 5 & 20 bridge over Cattaraugus Creek in Erie and Chau-tauqua counties, and the Cattaraugus territory of the Seneca Nation of Indians.

Motorists should expect to encounter a lane shift on Routes 5 and 20 in the vicinity of the bridge over Cattaraugus Creek. This shift is necessary to begin paving operations on the Chautauqua County side of the bridge. This work is expected to last for approximately 8 to 10 weeks, but may be delayed in the event of inclement weather.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

Lecture to appear

on Access Channel 5

Trevor Potter’s Chautau-qua lecture “Money in Politics After the 2012 Elections” will be shown on Access Channel 5.

The program will air at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. each day beginning Saturday with the last airing on April 18.

Family history research seminar deadline to RSVP now April 15

The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society has extended the deadline to register for its Family History Research Seminar. The reservation deadline is now April 15.

The event, believed to be the first of its kind for local residents, will focus primarily on free online resources and library databases. 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 event will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk on April 26 and 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 Sedl-mayer at 679-7936, email, or visit for a downloadable registration form.