Community notebook

CASAC to hold

chicken barbecue

CASAC is holding its first Chiavetta’s Chicken barbecue dinner in Dunkirk on Thursday, June 29 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Falcon’s Club on Route 5.

Tickets are $10. Anyone interested in ordering tickets can email, call, or stop in at the new Dunkirk office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The new address is 51 E. Third St., Suite 2, Dunkirk. The new location is in the old Resource Center. Everyone is encouraged to grab a chicken dinner and head down to the concert on the pier. Funds raised will help provide additional free program services for area school districts.

New York State Comptroller’s office

representative to visit Dunkirk

A representative from the New York State Comptroller’s Office will visit Dunkirk on July 28 in order to help residents of the 14048 zip code reclaim $1.7 million in owed funds. The representative will be helping residents see if they or a family member are owed money by the state from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the mayor’s conference room on the second floor of city hall.

Fredonia Italian Festival seeks food venders, artisans

Preparations are underway for the 2nd Annual Fredonia Italian Festival. The purpose of the Italian Festival is to promote the culture, food, music and heritage of our Italian ancestry.

This year the Italian Festival will take place on Aug. 12, on Church Street, near the gazebo starting at noon.

Organizers are still in need of food vendors, craft masters and artisans who have an Italian theme to their products.

Last year’s event drew a large crowd, and a good time was had by all.

For more information, call 672-7510 and leave a message. Organizers will get call back as quickly as possible.

Fredonia-Pomfret summer rec program starts Monday

The Fredonia-Pomfret Recreation Department will begin staffing the six area playgrounds beginning Monday at 9 a.m.

Russell Joy Park and the playgrounds at Lambert Avenue, Gardner Street and Barker Street will be staffed from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. The Elm Street and Laona playgrounds will only be staffed from 1-5 p.m.

In addition to the playgrounds, instructional activities will be available in swimming, pickleball, tennis, karate, sewing and drama.

Registration will take place on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon on the second floor of village hall.

Full details can be found on the village of Fredonia website,, or by contacting Recreation Director Thomas Battaglia at