Community Notebook

Silver Creek Kiwanis Children’s Fair is being held on Saturday

The annual Silver Creek Kiwanis Children’s Fair is being held on Saturday in the village park.

This is a fundraising event to help the children in the Silver Creek area in holiday events, giving scholarships and much more.

The club is looking for donations for the silent auction.

If anyone is interested in donating a basket or gift certificate, call Kelly Borrello at 698-2934.

Laona Craft/Yard Sale

The second annual Laona Craft/Yard Sale event will be at the Laona Playground on Saturday during Attic and Seller Days.

The back entrance and parking lot for the playground is on Porter. The time will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All vendors may come at 8 a.m. to set up items. There is no fee for the vendor spaces.

There will be a refreshment stand for those who don’t want to pack a lunch.

No dogs please. There will be no rain date.

For details, contact Evie Sievert at 673-1051.

CMHS?Class of 1974 Mass Saturday

Cardinal Mindszenty High School Class of 1974 invites all alumni, family and friends to attend the 5 p.m. parish Mass on Saturday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church in Dunkirk, NY.

Mass will be concelebrated by the Rev. Msgr. Joseph Dowdell and the Rev. Joseph Gatto (’75). All are welcome.

Communitywide yard sale set in Forestville for June 14

Forestville Fall Festival Committee is sponsoring a communitywide yard sale June 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sign up at Caves Food Center or Evans Bank no later than Saturday. The cost is $5 per household. Maps will be available day of sale at Evans Bank 9 a.m. to noon and at Caves Food Center. Maps will be sold for $1 donation.

If you have any questions call Carol at 965-2675 or Terri at 679-8384.

Northern Chautauqua Kiwanis Club chicken barbecue Sunday

The Northern Chautau-qua Kiwanis Club will hold its annual chicken barbecue Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dunkirk Memorial Post 62, 211 Central Ave. Chicken comes with two sides, bread/butter, coffee/juice. Desserts will be provided by the Fredonia Key Club. All proceeds stay in the local community. Tickets are $9. Presale tickets are available at the Dunkirk Memorial Post 62 or call Todd Crandall at 672-9675 or John Miga at 680-2377.

High volume horizontal

hydrofracking forum Tuesday on campus

The League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County invites the public to attend a forum on high volume horizontal hydrofracking at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in room 105, Fenton Hall on the SUNY Fredonia campus.

While the LWV has a position in favor of continuing the statewide moratorium, it believes that the public should be enabled to form its own opinion based on a presentation of the facts, controversial though they be.

The forum will consist of a balanced group of presenters. David Colligan is an independent lawyer from Buffalo who specializes in energy issues. John Holko and Tim Hull are energy company executives. Kim Sherwood is an hydrologist working in Chautauqua County, and Glenn Wahl represents Cattaraugus-Chautauqua for Clean Water. The forum will be moderated by Professor David Rankin, Chair of Political Science at SUNY Fredonia.

Admission is free and open to all. There will be opportunities for the panelists to question one another and to answer questions from the audience.

Training for tutors

Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County is offering a new training series for tutors. Classes continue Tuesday plus June 17 and June 24 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Many adults in Chautauqua County need help to increase their literacy skills and better their quality of life. Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County provides free, one-on-one adult literacy tutoring services. In order to do this important work, tutor volunteers are needed.

Anyone interested in tutoring should stop at the Literacy Volunteers bookstore at 21 E. Second St. (Washington Ave. en-trance), Dunkirk on Thurs-day, Friday, or Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. to pick up an application or to get more information.

Chicken barbecue Sunday in Versailles

The Versailles Commun-ity Hall Association is sponsoring a chicken barbecue Sunday from noon until sold out.

The menu includes chicken, 2 sides, rolls, dessert, and a drink. Eat in or take out is available. The cost is $9 per dinner. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Bottle and Can Drive on Saturday in Brocton

The Brocton Interact Club will hold a Bottle and Can Drive Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Brocton Central School Bus Garage.

For more information, call Dave Travis at 792-9791.

Friends of Anderson-Lee Library annual bake sale Friday

The Friends of Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek will hold their annual bake sale Friday.

This year the bake sale will be held at two locations simultaneously. Stop at the library on Main Street in Silver Creek or at Smith’s True Value in Irving.

The sale will be held from 9:30 a.m. until sold out. Come and get your choice of the best pie in town before it is all gone.

All proceeds from the sale are used to enhance library materials.

For more information about the Friends group or the bake sale, call the library at 934-3468.

Empire State College info session Monday

The SUNY Empire State College will hold an informational session Monday at 5:30 p.m. at 112 W. Main St. Suite 1, Fredonia. For reservations or information, call 673-1200.

Father’s Day raffle

The Cassadaga Branch of the Mary E. Seymour Memorial Library is sponsoring a Father’s Day Raffle.

The drawing will be held June 13.

Chances on a Sears Craftsman “Weedwacker” gas-powered grass trimmer are available at the Cassadaga Branch Library for $1 each or 6 for $5.

All proceeds will benefit the library’s children’s programing.

For more information call 595-3822 during library hours: Monday and Wednesday 1 to 7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m to noon, Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Silver Creek brush schedule different

Silver Creek residents should be advised due to an error on the village’s June calendar, brush pickup has been scheduled for Monday and June 23 instead of the usual first and third Mondays.

The schedule will return to normal after June.

Rally for Irving hotel/-water park Monday

Hanover residents are organizing a rally to support the proposed hotel/water park development on Beebe Road in Irving.

The rally will take place at the Hanover Town Board meeting Monday at 7:30 p.m. in King Road Park, 601 King Road, Forestville.

Supporters are encouraged to make their own signs with a positive message to make sure the development goes forward.

Petitions are also available at Aunt Millie’s and the Garden Cafe.

Front entrance of Fredonia School closed

The front entrance off of Route 20 to Fredonia Central School will be closed for repairs today after 3:30 p.m., all day Friday and throughout the weekend.

All cars and buses must use the back entrance (off Lakeview Avenue) for drop-offs and pickups today after 3:30 p.m., all day Friday and all weekend.

Any student coming to the high school for the SAT exam or the basketball tournament can still park in the high school parking lots, which will be open.

School officials thank you for your patience and understanding.

Portland Fire District Board to meet June 16

The regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Portland Fire District 1 has been changed to June 16 at 7:30 pm from the originally scheduled date of June 9.