Community Notebook

Kindergarten, pre-kindergarten registration in Forestville

The Forestville Elementary School is currently making plans for next year’s kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registrations. Children who will be 5 years old by December 1, 2017 are eligible for Kindergarten. Children who will be 4 years old by December 1, 2017 are eligible for Pre-kindergarten. At this time, any parent who has not yet contacted the district and has a child who falls into either of these categories should call the elementary office at 965-2742. Kindergarten registration packets will be sent out the week of March 13. “Kindergarten Round Up” is scheduled for April 20 at 1 p.m. Pre-K information is forthcoming.

NCCF seeks nominations for Footprints Award

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award until March 24. Nominees should have a strong history of volunteerism, philanthropic endeavors (financial support not necessarily measured in number of dollars) and activities that have made an impact in the community. It is not a requirement that nominees have an affiliation with the NCCF.

The form and directions are available at, by calling 366-4892 or email

Dunkirk Fire Department February runs

The Dunkirk Fire Department responded to a total of 135 calls in the month of February. That number is 37 lower than February 2016 and 2015 and 58 fewer than January of this year. Those calls included 115 emergency runs with 53 transports to the hospital, 12 still alarms, 7 box alarms and one mutual aid run. This brings 2017’s total calls to 328.