Community Notebook

Scholarship apps being accepted

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Employees Benevolent Association is now taking applications for its 2017 scholarship award in the amount of $500.

This scholarship is available to any high school senior who is planning on entering the criminal justice or police science field and is limited to law enforcement only.

You must be a resident of Cattaraugus County to qualify for the award.

Any interested person should contact the guidance office in their school for an application and further information.

Applications should be postmarked no later than May 31.

Dunkirk Memorial Day parade

planning begins

Planning has begun by the Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council for the Dunkirk Memorial Day parade, which will take place at 11 a.m. after services at Memorial Park.

Those interested in marching can send an e-mail to

Fredonia-Pomfret Recreation to hold spring program

The Fredonia-Pomfret Recreation Department’s annual spring program for children up to 10 years of age who reside in the village, town, or attend Fredonia Schools, is scheduled for today at Fredonia Elementary School.

Participants will be able to decorate their very own goodie bag filled with treats anytime between 12:15 and 1 p.m. Participants and their guardians will then be entertained by the magic and comedy of “The Charlie Show” starting at 1 p.m.

Parents and older family members are encouraged to attend and assist younger family members.

For more information, call the Recreation Office at 679-2311 or visit the Fredonia-Pomfret Recreation Department Facebook page.

Brocton Fire Co. plans comedy night April 8

On April 8 at the Brocton American Legion Post 434, 110 W. Main St., the Brocton Fire Co. will be hosting a night of comedy featuring “5 Outstanding Comedians.”

The event begins at 8 p.m., however, for the best seats and to participate in a “ticket auction” as well as a 50/50, come early, as doors will open at 6:45 p.m.

Presale tickets are $15. Call 583-3232. Tickets may be available at the door for $20. This is adult comedy and attendees must be 18-plus years of age to enter.

Autumn Echo guest on Chautauqua Sunrise

Chautauqua Sunrise will feature Autumn Echo as the guest today. Echo and members of Infinity Performing Arts will discuss “Pulse Poetry Slam.”

Host Doc Hamels will conduct the program. The program airs live from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday morning and is rebroadcast daily until Friday at 2 and 8 p.m. for some communities. The guest is subject to change.

Chautauqua Lecture Series to appear on Access Channel 5

Access Channel 5 will be airing the 2016 Chautauqua Institution lecture series.

The following lectures will start today, with the last airing on Friday:

≤ 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. — David Weintraub, “The Potential Impact of the Discovery of Planets Around Other Stars on Religion.”

≤ 12:45 and 6:45 p.m. — Joshua Ambroius, “Separation of Church and Space? How Religion Shapes our Views of Space.”