Community notebook

Chiavetta’s chicken barbecues

scheduled to Benefit CASAC

Mark the calendars for Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council’s Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue. The North County chicken barbecue dinner will be held on Monday, July 2 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the First Ward Falcons Club, 341 Lake Shore Drive E. in Dunkirk. All tickets are $10 and will be available through any CASAC Board or staff member, or by calling 366-4623.

Hanover Sewer Bill Mailed

Town of Hanover sewer bills are payable at the Town Clerk’s Office in the Hanover Town Hall at 68 Hanover St., Silver Creek. The last day to make a payment penalty free is July 24. After that date, a 10 percent penalty will be added.

Westfield American Legion Auxiliary indoor yard sale

Westfield American Legion Auxiliary will hold an indoor yard sale on Thursday, June 28, Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 7579 E. Route 20. Use the back door entrance.

Portland Fire District

meeting July 12

The July meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Portland Fire District will be held on Thursday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the truck bay, instead of the Monday, July 9 date. Also a reminder that the meeting room of the Hall will be closed for repairs from July 2 to approximately July 24.

Yoga on the Lawn planned for Saturdays in Silver Creek

Yoga on the Lawn sessions will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 165 Central Ave. Silver Creek. Sessions will take place on the lawn (or in the gym in case of inclement weather). All are welcome, and the sessions are free. Ann Marie Hamlet is the instructor.

Kick off the Summer Carnival

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and school is out. But what is there to do? Come out to Lake Erie State Park, 5838 Route 5, Brocton and Kick off the Summer in style! This year’s event will take place on Saturday, June 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. outside the Rec Hall.

The event will feature activities for the whole family to enjoy, including a live DJ, face painting and airbrush tattoos, several exciting carnival games and more! Stop by Punkin the Clown’s booth to see neat tricks, and spectacular balloon art. While you’re at it, step into the Rec Hall to make crafts and grab some tasty carnival snacks. Don’t forget to snap a picture at the carnival-themed photo booth before leaving. Interested in wildlife? Stop by the naturalist table, and have some fun at the Bass Cast station. Guests are free to come and go as they please – just be sure to stick around for the Egg Race at 3:30 p.m. for a chance to win an exciting prize!

For more information, contact Amelia Staver at 386-3165 ext. 208 or email at

North East Olde Fashioned Fourth of July celebration planned for June 30

North East, Pennsylvania will hold an Olde Fashioned Fourth of July celebration on June 30 from 5 p.m. until dusk. There will be a chicken barbecue for $10, and a variety of entertainment that offers free family-friendly fun, including a car cruise-in. A “backyard-style” fireworks display is planned for dusk.

WNY Heroes Veterans fishing day planned for June 29

WNY Heroes Veterans fishing day: Operation B.O.O.T.S. will take place Friday, June 29 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., rain or shine. For this competition among veterans – weigh (1) walleye or (1) bass per veteran. Lunch will be provided at Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club from 2 to 4 p.m. Boats leave from and return from Chadwick Bay, Dunkirk. Veterans interested in participating, contact Lynn Magistrale at WNY Heroes, 630-5020 ext 202. Charter captains interested in donating their services should email or call 481-5348.

Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62 plans car and bike show for June 29

Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62 presents its First Annual Car and Bike Show, on Friday, June 29, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Post 62, 211 Central Ave., Dunkirk. There will be a DJ, raffles, bake sale, and food. Every car and bike driver will be entered into a cash drawing at 9 p.m. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. All proceeds will benefit Chautauqua County veterans.