Community Notebook

Narcotics Anonymous weekly meeting held Fridays

The Narcotics Anonymous weekly meeting, “A Message of Hope” group, is held on Fridays at 7 p.m., at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 327 Washington Ave., between Third and Fourth streets, Dunkirk. No drugs are allowed at this open meeting for anyone who wants to not use drugs.

Eat Smart New York schedules free


cooking classes

Eat Smart New York will be offering free nutrition and cooking classes to make Thanksgiving healthier and more affordable, but still tasty at the Salvation Army, 704 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Participants will receive one free item per class to take home with them and will also receive a turkey dinner basket to take home around Thanksgiving time. Each class will include a lesson and a food tasting. Class spots are limited to 15. Registration is required. Call Eat Smart at 363-6050 ext. 229 to register.

Class days/times:

Today at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m.

Hurricane Maria relief now collecting clothes

The Hurricane Maria relief collection for victims in Puerto Rico is now accepting gently used and new clothing after reports of a need for it. Please keep in mind that it is a tropical climate. Donations of water, canned food toiletries and baby items are also being accepted at the city of Dunkirk’s drop off at the warehouse on the corner of Washington Avenue and Lake Shore Drive from 3 to 7 p.m. every day. Monetary donations are also being accepting in the clerk’s office or the development department in the Stearns building. Donations will be accepted until at least Oct. 13. Any help is appreciated. Volunteers may still sign up in the clerk’s office.

Ham radio license

class set for Sunday

The Pioneer, Radio, Operators, Society (PROS) started a ham radio license class on Oct. 1 at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville. This is for the technician class and will progress to the extra class toward the end of the year.

Tech class started on Oct. 1, but still has room for others who wish to get their first license. “This is a great hobby in a time of an emergency, like we are seeing with Puerto Rico disaster,” said Gary Tillinghast, KB2YAA PROS president.

The class is using the book “Now Your Talking” by Gorden West and is available on most websites that sell books. It’s not too late to get started. Contact Gary at 592-9554 or stop in to the next class on Oct. 8 at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital 224 E. Main St.

Fredonia plans

welcoming reception for new Superintendent

The Fredonia Central School Board of Education invites the public to join in giving a warm welcome to Mr. Jeffrey Sortisio, the new superintendent, and to thank the stakeholder groups for their valuable assistance during the hiring process.

The welcoming event will take place Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 5-6 p.m. at the Fredonia High School Library.

Light refreshments will be provided.