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April announced as Fredonia Grange month for 150th anniversary
Fredonia Mayor Athanasia Landis announced that the month of April 2018 will be proclaimed as Fredonia Grange No. 1 Month in the village. This month, and more specifically April 16, is the grange’s 150-year anniversary.
The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry was organized on Dec. 4, 1867 by Oliver Hudson Kelly and a group of friends. It became the first nationwide farm organization and the first national organization to give full voice and vote to women, 60 years before women’s suffrage in the United States. Kelly came to Fredonia on April 16, 1868 and founded the Fredonia Grange No. 1, the first in the country.
The grange today is still alive and well as it serves the community with locally-oriented programs and activities.
Town of Stockton Board meeting date change
The town of Stockton will be holding its regular monthly Board meeting on April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Stockton Town Hall, instead of April 10.
Mayor proclaims Annual Firemen’s fund drive weeks
Fredonia Mayor Athanasia Landis has proclaimed the weeks of May 25 through June 15 as Annual Firemen’s Fund Drive Weeks. The mayor urges businesses during the week of May 25 to June 1 and citizens of the village during June 9-15 to support the campaign.
Westfield to flush hydrants
The village of Westfield Water Department will be flushing hydrants within the water district during the weeks of April 16 though May 18, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. They will start at the highest point (South) and proceed to the lowest end (North).
The water will be slightly discolored and caution should be taken with regard to washing clothes. Despite the color the water at no time will be unsafe to drink. The village is sorry for any inconvenience that may be caused. If you have questions or concerns about your water contact the Water Department at 326-2832.
Special Fredonia BOE meeting to be held April 17
There will be a special meeting of the Fredonia Board of Education April 17, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. in the District Office, for the purpose of voting on the 2018-2019 BOCES administrative budget and to cast the Board’s ballot in the election of members to serve on the BOCES Board of Education.
Comprehensive Plan Committee meeting set for April 25
The Comprehensive Plan Committee meeting will be held on Monday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Persia Town Hall, 8 W. Main St. in Gowanda.
Time is running out to order Marmaduke
Time is running out to order commemorative bricks for the Brad Anderson/Marmaduke Statue site. Show your support and help to complete the walkway surrounding the statue by recognizing your business, club, class, or honoring family members or pets. Bricks may still be ordered at the Portland Town Hall or by going to: polarengraving.com/BradAndersonRecognitionCommittee May 1st will be the last day to place an order.
Pine Valley to host Universal Pre-Kindergarden Roundup
The Pine Valley Central School will be hosting Universal Pre-Kindergarten Roundup for children who will enter UPK in the fall of 2018 on Friday, May 11, 2018. Notices have been sent to parents and children. If you have a child who will be four years of age on or before December 1, 2018 and have not received notification, please contact Ms. Colburn at the Elementary Office at 988-3291 ext. 3306.
Town of Sheridan’s Democratic Party to meet April 21
The Town of Sheridan’s Democratic Party will hold an informal meeting on Saturday morning, April 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Corner Restaurant, Route 20 and Center Road next to the Post Office. Chautauqua County Democratic Election Commissioner Norm Green will provide information on the upcoming election and answer questions. The meeting is open to anyone interested. The purpose is to encourage Democratic voices in the town of Sheridan.