Community Notebook

National Nursing Home week

Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas proclaimed this week National Nursing Home Week to honor and respect the elderly and citizens with physical and intellectual disabilities who reside in skilled nursing care centers such as the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center using this year’s theme “The Spirit of America.” Rosas urges all citizens to visit a loved one, family member or friend staying in any care setting and offer love and support. Rosas said his administration is committed to quality health care and embraces the theme.

‘Do Something Good For Your Neighbor Day’

Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas proclaimed Tuesday “Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day” on its seventh consecutive year. Founder Starr Valentino created the day to celebrate the true meaning of spreading love and kindness to all humanity regardless of age, culture, religion and economic background.

Portland Planning Board meeting

The Town of Portland Planning Board will hold its next regular meeting on May 30, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at 87 W. Main St., Brocton, NY. A Public Hearing will also be held prior to the meeting. The public is welcome to attend.

Dunkirk school board to hold special

meeting today

A special meeting of the Dunkirk Board of Education will be held today at 4:30 p.m. in the Large Group Instruction Room at the high school to canvass the annual budget vote and election of school board members.

Congressman’s staff to hold office hours in Fredonia

Congressman Tom Reed’s staff will hold remote office hours in Fredonia this Friday.

A staff member will be in the Trustees’ Room of the Village Hall, located at 9 Church St. in Fredonia, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. A staff member will be available to answer questions, gather feedback and provide assistance with Medicare, Social Security, veterans’ benefits and other issues related to federal agencies.

Call 708-6369 with any questions regarding the Fredonia office hours or visit.

Fredonia-Pomfret GOP to meet Thursday

The Fredonia Pomfret Republican Committee meeting will be held Thursday, May 18 at 6 p.m. at Barker Library Community Room. All registered Republicans are invited to attend. Any questions call 310-0173 or 410-1558.

Lakeshore Humane Society in need of


The Lakeshore Humane Society, at 431 E. Chestnut St. in Dunkirk, is in sore need of large-dog harnesses and sturdy leashes, due to some of the residents being mischievous and eating theirs. Donations may be dropped off Saturday during the Adoption Day and Open House, held from noon to 4 p.m., where community members can be thanked with licks, hugs, meows, etc. (from the animals, not the volunteers).

Town of Sheridan to hold public hearing Thursday

The town of Sheridan will hold a public hearing May 18 at 7:15 p.m. in the Community Center regarding Local Law No. 1 of 2017. This law concerns regulating the installation and placement of solar equipment and systems in the town. Residents are welcome to attend. The regular town board meeting will follow the hearing.

Arkwright Summit Cemetery Association set for today

Arkwright Summit Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting today at 7 p.m. at the James Prince residence, 2073 Route 83, Forestville. All interested are welcome. For details, call 965-2717.