Community Notebook

Music on the Pier

continues tonight

The Divas Show Band makes its much anticipated debut tonight at Music on the Pier. Sponsored by the First Niagara Bank, the “Divas” will have you reminiscing through several decades of music hits.

The show travels through the ’40s Big Band swing, to the ’50s sock hop, into the psychedelic ’60s, the ’70s disco, ’80s pop, and up to and including today’s hits.

“The weather finally looks great. We hope the entire city comes down for this amazing show,” Mayor Anthony J. Dolce stated.

Like last year, food will be available as will beer.

This festival, like all City of Dunkirk Festivals, is offered to the public free of charge thanks to the generous support of our corporate partners, Brooks Memorial Hospital, Shults Resale Center, Advanced Production Group, Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce, Coors Light, NRG Energy, DFT Communications, and National Grid.

Details on this or any other festival can be found at, or on Facebook, Dunkirk Festivals. Or visit for more information on The Divas Show Band.

Pet Adoption Day/Open House Saturday

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold a Pet Ad-option Day/Open House at its adoption center Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m. at 431 E. Chestnut St. in Dunkirk.

Call 672-1991 or see for details.

Open house Saturday

Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue, located at 7540 N. Gale St. in West-field, will have its monthly Open House Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.

The group is always looking for more volunteers and sponsors for the dogs. For information call 326-PAWS or check the website at

Fishing and Casting Derby for Kids Saturday

The annual Fishing and Casting Derby for Kids will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westfield Fish and Game Club on Ogden Road. (Fish any amount of time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) The derby is for all children in the area, ages 5 to 12.

There is no charge and lunch will be provided. A parent or guardian must be in attendance. Participants should bring a pole and bait (no minnows).

A limited number of poles and a shovel will be available. This event is co-sponsored by the Westfield Fish and Game Club and the Westfield Recreation Department.

For more information, telephone the Westfield Recreation Department at 326-4243; visit us at, or

Fredonia Farmers’ Market to host Olde Time Fiddle Day

The Fredonia Farmers’ Market will host an Olde Time Fiddle Day Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Local fiddle players will bring Church Street to life with square and contradance tunes, waltzes, jigs and reels and song.

Featured instruments will include fiddles, guitar, banjo, cello, and maybe hammered dulcimer. Market patrons can enjoy the music while munching on free pancakes provided by Degolier’s Maple Products, peruse the many food, craft, and nursery plant options available at the market, or have an old fashioned photograph taken by Olde Tyme Photos.

The Fredonia Farmers Market operates on Church Street in front of Village Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday through the end of October. Local vendors sell fresh produce and fruits, humanely raised meats and poultry, honey, maple products, free range eggs, goat milk products, bread, baked goods, fresh flowers, knitted wear, beach glass jewelry, baskets, and much more.

EBT benefits and FMNP checks are accepted at the Fredonia Farmers Market for approved food items. Visit or for more information.

Portland Planning Board to meet Tuesday

The Portland Planning Board will meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall, 87 W. Main St.

The public is welcome to attend.

Upcoming blood drives

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make and keep donation appointments to maintain the summer blood supply and help prevent a shortage. Donors of all blood types are currently needed, especially those with type O negative, B negative and A negative.

Upcoming Red Cross blood drives:

Today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jamestown Chapter, 325 E. Fourth St., Jamestown

June 21 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Harley Davidson of Jamestown Inc., 1951 E. Main St., Falconer

June 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Falconer Pharmacy, 202 W. Main St., Falconer

June 24 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Portland Fire Department, 6481 W. Main Road, Portland

June 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at American Legion Post 409, 100 Legion Drive, Gowanda

June 26 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Jamestown Chapter, 325 E. Fourth St., Jamestown

June 28 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Falcons Nest, 324 Townsend St., Dunkirk

Underground Railroad Talk at Cattaraugus County Museum

On Saturday, the Catta-raugus County Museum’s Cultural Series of programming will continue as archivist Karen Livsey will be on hand to give a talk on the Underground Railroad and its impact on our region, with an emphasis on Chautauqua County.

Livsey, the archivist at the Fenton History Center in Jamestown, is a native of Chautauqua County who studied at JCC and SUNY Albany. Having been involved in genealogical research for over 40 years, it was this pursuit that led her to an interest in the history of the Underground Railroad and its local ties.

The program will take place at 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The Cattaraugus County Mus-eum is located in the Stone House, 9824 Route 16 Machias. Feel free to call 353-8200 with questions.

Primate sanctuary

to be at fest

The Primate Sanctuary is one of several exhibits that will be at the Great Lakes Experience Festival at Mem-orial Park in Dunkirk from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

This exhibit will entail an interactive presentation with a total of five monkeys for the audience to see. Both new world and old world monkeys will be shown, ranging from 8 ounces to 10 pounds. This educational experience will provide an opportunity to explore the unique characteristics of these primates.

The Primate Sanctuary, formerly known as “Monkey Business” is a non-profit organization.

The Sanctuary is dedicated to the well-being and placement of unwanted primates. It is considered a permanent safe haven for all species of primates.

Many of the primates were given by private owners, veterinarians, SPCA’s and medical labs or zoo’s located throughout the United States.

The Sanctuary’s goal is to provide quality care and to ensure a non-stressful living environment for the primates through proper funding and management.

For more information go to their website at

Great Lakes shirts on sale at Chamber office

“Limited edition” Great Lakes Experience T-shirts are on sale at the Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce office at 10785 Bennett Road Dunkirk.

The shirts will be available for sale from 9 a.m. to noon.

Shirts are available for $15 each and all proceeds will go to the Dunkirk High school Scholarship fund.

Shirts will also be available at the Great Lakes Experience in Memorial Park on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The program is sponsored by the Dunkirk community Chamber of Commerce.