Community Notebook

Villenova Burial Association announcements

Villenova Cemetery lot owners or their heirs: As members, please attend an important Villenova Burial Association spring meeting on April 4 at 7 p.m. at the Villenova Town Hall on Butcher Road, South Dayton.

Also, help is requested with the Villenova Cemetery Spring Cleanup Day on April 22 at 9 a.m.

The Villenova Burial Association will also be setting up a fundraiser table at the Daffodil Festival on April 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Dayton Fire Activity Hall.

Portland Town Board reschedules meeting

The Portland Town Board meeting for March has been rescheduled to Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the town hall.

Pomfret to read meters starting Monday

The town of Pomfret will be reading meters starting Monday.

Adult interest courses offered at Pine Valley

The following adult interest course is being offered at Pine Valley Central School this spring:

≤ Safety: AARP Driver Safety Program — Mature Driving (March 14 and 15).

Check out the website for complete course descriptions and information: (community – adult interest courses).

For more info or to register, call Debbie Hooker at 988-3293, ext. 3307.

Ham Radio VE Test session today

Today at noon, there will be a Ham Radio VE Test session at the Salvation Army Building, 704 Central Ave., Dunkirk, sponsored by the NCARC Club.

Please bring one photo ID or two other types of ID. If you’re upgrading, bring your original amateur license and any CSECs. This is a ARRL test session, so a $15 fee applies. Walk-ins are welcome.

For more information, call 450-9752 or go to the ARRL website.

WNY Genealogical Society to present “Genealogy 101”

Western New York Genealogical Society Inc. (WNYGS) will host a program entitled “Genealogy 101” at the WNYGS March meeting.

The program will take place on March 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Central Branch, Central Meeting Room, 1 Lafayette Circle, Buffalo. The event is free and open to the public.

Attendees can jump-start their genealogy with this introduction to family history research. They will learn basic genealogy concepts, the types of records used and an overview of the genealogy databases available through the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

The class will be taught by Rhonda Konig, a genealogy librarian for 14 years who currently serves as the genealogy specialist in the Grosvenor Room at the Central Library in Downtown Buffalo. She has a Master of Library Science from the University at Buffalo and a Bachelor of Arts in History from SUNY Geneseo.

Konig enjoys spreading her addiction to genealogy by teaching genealogy classes, assisting library patrons, and through her work as editor of the Western New York Genealogical Society JOURNAL.

Silver Creek garbage policy

Residents of the village of Silver Creek are reminded that trash must be placed inside of the designated Silver Creek garbage bags to be picked up. Bags cannot merely be tied to the cans.

For large items, such as unwanted or broken furniture, bags need to be attached, and only one large item will be picked up per week.

This information and more is on the village website and the recycling calendar.