Community Notebook

Promoting walking as a form of exercise in Westfield

The Westfield Wellness Walkers are a group of community people interested in walking as a form of exercise once a week during the summer months. The walks occur on Thursday evenings starting this week and will continue through Aug. 14. There is a bonus walk on Aug. 21 for those who have built up their endurance and want to challenge themselves with a 5-mile walk around the town.

The group will meet in the Westfield Family Physicians parking lot at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday.

All are welcome and the only qualification is to show up in comfortable clothing and shoes. Walks will center around a theme and cover a distance of 1-2 miles. Participants are encouraged to walk at their own pace and stop prior to the 1-2 miles if they aren’t ready to finish that long of a distance when they first start out.

This is the second year of walking for this group and it is organized by Westfield Family Physicians staff personnel. Water will be provided and each week there will be a drawing of a Tops gift card for those who participate.

Tri-County Crisis Pregnancy Center gives thanks

Tri-County Crisis Preg-nancy Center would like to thank all those who braved the elements to Walk for Life. About 30 people participated. Some shortened their walk, due to the lightning, and others completed the 2-mile walk despite the weather. After everyone was back to the church, all enjoyed ice cream, goodie bags for the children and a chance to win door prizes. If unable to make the walk, donations are still being accepted and can be sent to the center at P.O. Box 367 Gowanda, NY 14070

Ahira Hall Memorial Library book sale through June 28

The Ahira Hall Memorial Library in Brocton will host its annual book sale through June 28 during regular open hours. The library’s hours are Monday and Wednesdays 1 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m to 5 p.m., Friday 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1pm. A wide variety of adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s books, and movies will be available, and new selections will be added to the sale regularly. All proceeds go directly to the general operating fund.

Sheriff or undersheriff to attend Silver Creek Village Board meeting

Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace or Undersheriff Chuck Holder will attend the Silver Creek Village Board meeting Monday at 7 p.m. in the village hall in order to discuss a prescription drug dropoff and answer questions.

The public is encouraged to attend and ask questions.

Cassadaga Job Corps Academy to host

informational session

The Cassadaga Job Corps Academy will host an informational session and tour on its campus at 8115 Glasgow Road in Cassadaga Thursday at 10 a.m.

CJCA provides training to begin a career in the healthcare and construction industries as well as high school equivalency classes to those in need of a diploma.

Training is available in certified nurse aide, carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical and advanced training for licensed practical nurse.

CJCA will accept young adults, age 16-24, who are committed to a rigorous education and training program. Applicants can apply for on-center living or non-residential status, and will enroll on a full federal scholarship if accepted.

Contact Mike Pietrkie-wicz (595-4298 or for more information and reserve a spot for the tour. For more info, see

Red Cross responds

to Fredonia fire

Members of the Southwestern NY American Red Cross Disaster Team responded to provide disaster relief following a fire on West Main Street in Fredonia Monday evening.

Disaster Team members Georgiann Leone and Mary Walker responded to provide initial disaster assistance for a family of six. Temporary housing, clothing, and meals are services typically offered to address emergency needs.

The local Red Cross chapter will continue working with the individuals and their recovery process if additional services or referrals are necessary.

All disaster assistance offered by the American Red Cross is complimentary and made possible by generous contributions from the American people and residents of Chautauqua County.

The American Red Cross is a United Way Community Partner.

Dessert Card Party

The St. Joseph Altar and Rosary Society is hosting a Dessert Card Party today from noon to 4 p.m. in the St. Joseph’s Gathering Room, East Main St., Fredonia. The charge for admission is $3 per person.

Preschool Story Hour

The Ahira Hall Memorial Library will host a Preschool Story Hour with Mrs. Westin and Mrs. Raymond on Friday 13 at 10 a.m. For more information call the Library at 792-9418.