Community Notebook

Sunday Family

Breakfast set for Nov. 19

The next Sunday Family Breakfast will be held Sunday, Nov. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Forest Lodge No. 166 at 321 East Main St., Fredonia. This will be a special breakfast as Pomfret Town Historian Todd Langworthy will be in attendance to host a book signing of his local history books.

Langworthy will also have a number of historical displays up for guests to view, as well as the World War I Medal that was awarded to town veterans nearly 100 years ago.

This will be the only book signing Langworthy will be doing before Christmas, so those who wish to purchase books for friends and family as gifts should plan on attending.

Books will be signed in person by the author and a portion of the sales will be donated to the local Veterans Van to assist local veterans who need transportation for appointments. This all-you-can-eat breakfast will consist of eggs made to order, pancakes or french toast, sausages, fruit cocktail, toast, juice, milk, coffee and tea.

Adults and teenagers 13 and up $7.50, children 6-12 $3, kids 5 and under are free.

Revitalize Dunkirk meeting set for Thursday

The November meeting of Revitalize Dunkirk will be held Thursday at the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Membership applications and T-shirts will be available. All members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Turkey Bingo Thursday

The Son’s of the American Legion, Squad 59, will be holding a Turkey Bingo fundraiser, on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 7-9 p.m. at Post 59, 156 E Main St., Fredonia.

Ten rounds of turkey bingo plus a 20-pound turkey with all the fixings raffle. A 50/50 will also be conducted for the DAV. All other proceeds from the evening assist with Post 59 veteran functions and Boy’s and Girl’s State sponsorships. Members and guests welcome.

Public hearing on the city budget today

The Dunkirk Common Council will hold a public hearing on the 2018 budget today at 4 p.m. in city hall.

Cassadaga Job Corps announces information sessions and tours

Cassadaga Job Corps Academy will host tours and information sessions for interested applicants and their families on Thursday, Nov. 16. They will start at 8:30 a.m. and again at 10 a.m.

Cassadaga Job Corps Academy offers no-cost career training in the healthcare, construction, and security industries as well as classes to prepare to take the TASC or obtain a high school diploma. Career training programs include carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting, Certified Nurse Assistant and security. In addition, the Academy also offers a Job Corps Advanced Training program for LPN, in partnership with BOCES.

In order to enroll in Job Corps, applicants must be 16-24 years old and meet income and other guidelines, as well as demonstrate readiness to embark on a rigorous and demanding training program. Job Corps will provide the courses described above, as well as a comprehensive career preparation curriculum to ensure graduates are ready to enter the labor market. Services for graduates include job placement assistance and transition money.

To reserve a spot on a tour or to inquire about admissions, contact the Cassadaga Job Corps Academy by calling 595-4200 and asking for the admissions office.

National average of gas up from 2016

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.56 per gallon, up three cents since last week. One year ago, the price was $2.17. The New York state average is $2.70, up four cents since last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.39.

AAA Western and Central New York (AAA WCNY) reports the following averages:

¯ Buffalo – $2.66 (up 2 cents in past week)

¯ Rochester – $2.64 (up 3 cents in past week)

¯ Rome – $2.65 (up 4 cents in past week)

¯ Syracuse – $2.60 (up 4 cents in past week)