Community Notebook

Revitalize Dunkirk to hold April 24 meeting

Revitalize Dunkirk will welcome city residents and other interested parties on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator, main conference room, 214 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. The agenda will comprise updates of projects pending or underway, including “Complete Streets” legislation for the city of Dunkirk, multi-use pathway extension, the “Main Street” grant, the Spoke Folk bicycle kiosk and community gardens.

Additionally, the committee assignments will be discussed, as well as the mission statement that was distributed at the previous meeting.

Residents are cordially invited to attend to learn of works-in-progress and to share their ideas, as well.

For more information, contact Steve Rees at 366-0505.

Benefit for Iona Burkholder Saturday

A benefit will be held for Iona Burkholder at the Stanley Hose Company Fire Department in Sherman on April 26. Doors open at 1 p.m. and an Italian Pasta Bar will be served from 2-7 p.m. The Red Cross will be there to hold a Blood Drive in Iona’s honor. Each donor will receive a free T-shirt and gift card to Tops.

Iona was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in January of this year after being rushed to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She will need to continue with chemotherapy treatment for the next two-and-a-half years. All proceeds will go to her family to help with medical and transportation costs.

Local bands donating their time to play at the benefit include: The Bogarts, Uncle Claud’s Band, and the Kingsfield Family Band. There will also be a special performance for the children by local artist Lindsey Hinger. There will be raffles, silent auctions of artwork and other items. Children’s activities are also scheduled. A special “Iona’s Army” tee shirts will be available to purchase at the benefit.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Michelle Swabik at 753-6977.

Gowanda to host workshop on SEQR

The Gowanda Village Board will host a workshop to begin the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process for the 42 Jamestown St. project. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. in the village board room at village hall.