Community Notebook

Veterans invited to march in parade today

Veterans are invited to march during the Memorial Day parade, which begins at 11 a.m. today, in the city of Dunkirk.

For all veterans able to walk, Dennis Mulkin, commander of American Legion Post 62, has recommended one combined unit/honor guard, to be referred as “All Veterans Honor Guard” to lead our 1st Division.

All veterans unable to walk and wishing to participate, transportation will be provided by C.A.R.T.S. during the parade and returning them to Memorial Park at the completion of the parade.

If you are able to join us, please contact Jack Sievert, commander DJVC, at 366-4082. He will need your full name and phone number.

Please specify if you can walk the parade route in our Veterans Honor Guard or need to be driven in provided transportation. Every veterans organization is working the council to support this event.

Silver Creek CSD announces pre-k and kindergarten registration dates

Pre-kindergarten registration for children who will be 4 years old by Dec. 1, 2014 and live in the Silver Creek District will be held on Thursday and Friday.

Kindergarten registration and screening will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday for children who are eligible to enter kindergarten in September 2014.

Students currently en-rolled in this school year’s Universal Pre-K Program do not need to register.

Contact the Elementary office today at 934-2603 ext. 1100 to sign your child up for an appointment.

ZUMBATHON set for Saturday

Relay for Life Team Lucky 777 will host a ZUMBATHON on Saturday in the St. Hyacinth’s gym on Lake Shore Drive in Dunkirk from 1 to 3 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Zumba instructors Lisa Maslak, Sue Chaffee, Janet Kozlowski, Jean Sutton and Ricky Cooper will lead the Dance Against Cancer.

Presale tickets are $8 and $10 for tickets sold at the door. Tickets may be purchased from any of the above instructors, any Lucky 777 team member or by calling Janet at 366-1366. There will be a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing.

All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

CCIDA meets Tuesday

The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors will host a meeting on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the CCIDA board room, 200 Harrison St., Jamestown.

Antique Equipment Association to meet

The Chautauqua County Antique Equipment Assoc-iation will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday at the Grist Mill, Mill Street, Busti. Go west at the Fire Hall on the five corners. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. with tours and demonstrations at 6:30 p.m. All members are urged to attend.

Portland Planning Board to meet Tuesday

The Portland Planning Board will host a meeting on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the town hall, 87 W. Main St., Brocton. The public is welcome to attend.

Western New York

Regional Economic Development Council meets Thursday

As part of its ongoing efforts to promote economic development and community engagement in the region, SUNY Fredonia’s Division of Engagement and Econ-omic Development will host the Western New York Re-gional Economic Develop-ment Council’s regular meeting followed by a New York State Consolidated Funding Application workshop. The dual events are scheduled for Thursday in the Williams Center at SUNY Fredonia.

The public is invited to both events, and preregistration is requested for the NYS Consolidated Funding Application workshop. For preregistration, go to

Cassadaga Valley kindergarten and pre-k enrollment underway

Enrollment is under way for the District’s Kinder-garten and Universal Pre-Kindergarten 2014-2015 programs at Sinclairville Elementary School.

The UPK Program is available to children who will be four years old on or before Dec. 1, 2014. Parents/guardians of children who meet this age requirement should have received the enrollment forms in the mail. If you have not received the enrollment forms, please call one of the contacts below. There are no income eligibility restrictions for families residing within the school district.

Parents/guardians of children eligible to start kindergarten in the fall, who are not currently enrolled in our UPK program, are encouraged to register their child for school as soon as possible. This applies to children who will be five years old on or before Dec. 1, 2014.

Information and enrollment forms can be picked up or mailed by contacting Mrs. Warsitz in the High School at 962-8581, ext. 158, or Mrs. Gierlinger at the Elementary School at 962-5195, ext. 304.

Lighthouse events

The Dunkirk Lighthouse, 1 Lighthouse Point Drive, Dunkirk, announces its events for summer and fall. These include: today, Memor-ial Day Service at 8:45 a.m.; June 14: Flag Day Service at 11 a.m.; Aug. 9: Beyond Ghosts/-Fredonia Ghost Hunters Paranormal Day; Aug. 16 and 17: Civil War Reenactment; and Oct. 18, 24, and 25: Fredonia Ghost Hunters Paranormal Tours.

More information can be found on the website:

County Soil and Water Conservation District to meet Wednesday

The Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conserv-ation District will meet Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at Northcrest Business Park, 220 Fluvanna Ave., Suite 600, Jamestown.

Tribute canceled

The June 7 tribute and roast of former Cardinal Mindszenty High School long-time coach Bob Muscato has been canceled.