Community Notebook

Volley for a Cure Volleyball Tournament on Saturday in Brocton

The Fredonia Place Relay for Life Team is sponsoring a Volley for a Cure Volleyball Tournament on Saturday at the Nickel Plate Depot, 131 Central Ave., Brocton.

Registration is set for 10 a.m. The tournament starts at 11 a.m. The event also features the Harbour Knights, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle. A cash bar will be available. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Book-signing event

Author Shadow Fox will be present for a book-signing event on Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Creating Environments for Empowerment-Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave, Fredonia. Shadow Fox is a resident of Brocton. She will be available to sign copies of her book, “Want Not and Be Open to Receive.”

For more information, contact (405) 458-5642 or Michelle Whitman at

Silver Creek Youth Rec signups going on now

Silver Creek residents can sign up their children for the youth recreation program in the clerk’s office until the July 7. Signups will also be available the first day of rec on July 7.

Forestville water report

The village of Forestville released a water report for 2013. The report states the village met all state drinking water health standards. It also mentions the work on the on the waterlines and the conversion from spring water to well water in April.

A chart shows the only violations in the village’s spring water were from turbidity (microbiological contaminants) from soil runoff from two tests in November. The turbidity is due to the nature of surface water, which can contain bacteria, viruses and parasites.

Also included are tips for saving water and a reminder to residents the lines from the curb box to the meter are residents’ responsibility and replacement of lines should be done to village specifications. A list of these specifications and a copy of the water report can be found in the village clerk’s office.

Used clothing dropoff shed in Forestville

A used clothing dropoff shed has been placed at 18 Chestnut St., Forestville (parking lot). This is sponsored by the Forestville Fire Department.

Items accepted include all clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, pillowcases, drapes and stuffed toys (your donation will not be cut up or shredded). To help keep donations clean and dry, place then in plastic bags. Please no rags, fabric scraps, pillows, toys or household goods. Dona-tions can receive a tax deduction. Receipts are at the shed.

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 to reserve a spot for the tour.

For more info, visit

Documentary to air

on Access Channel 5

“Chautauqua: Charting a Life in the Arts” follows four students from Chautauqua Institution Schools of Fine and Performing Arts through their auditions, practices, and performances during the summer of 2013. The story focuses on violinist Ade Williams, singer Jean-Michel Richer, and sibling dancers Colby and Christina Clark as they sharpen their already impressive skills with world-renowned masters at the state-of-the-art facility.

Produced by PBS affilliate WQED in Pittsburgh, the program will air on Access Channel 5 at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. each day beginning on Saturday with the last airing on June 27.

Access Channel 5 is available to cable viewers in the Chautauqua, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Sherman and Westfield areas.

Chautauqua season preview to appear

on Access Channel 5

Peter Hall welcomes members of the Chautauqua Institution earlier this spring to share the exciting plans for the 2014 season. Stimulating events fill the schedule all summer long with classes, lectures, entertainment, and recreation for the entire family.

Produced by PBS affilliate WNED in Buffalo, “Chautauqua 2014 Season Preview” will air on Access Channel 5 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day beginning on Saturday with the last airing on June 27.

Spanos to appear

on Senior Report

Senior Report will have MaryAnn Spanos as the guest on Saturday’s television program. Dr. Spanos is director of the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging and will talk about Tai Chi. The program is hosted by Doc Hamels. The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. 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. for some communities. Senior Report was conceived by Reed Powers and has aired on Access Channel 5 since 1995. The series highlights senior citizen club news for 15 minutes with the remainder of the hour-long program devoted to the featured guest.

Crafters sought

for ‘Fly-In’ event

The Dunkirk Rotary Club seeks crafters and vendors interested in being part of its annual Fly-In Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon July 13 at the Dunkirk Airport.

The club welcomes craft-ers who provide handmade crafts, fine art and gourmet food products. A limited number of indoor spaces will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Crafter booth spaces are $25 for a 10- by 10-foot space or you may purchase a double space for $40.

Tables and chairs will be provided if requested. E-mail or call 366-3000, ext. 401 for more information.

Gas prices rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Rochester have risen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.79/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 319 gas outlets in Rochester. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.65/g.