Community Notebook

‘City Speaks’ to feature Marsha Beach, David Campola

The next “City Speaks” on Dunkirk Access, Spectrum channel 1301, will feature Marsha Beach, fiscal affairs officer, and David Campola, director of human resources.

Anyone with questions, comments or concerns that would like addressed can send them to Vicki Westling at, mail them to Vicki Westling, Dunkirk City Hall or drop them off at the Clerk’s office.

Questions, comments and concerns must be received no later than Monday, July 9 in order to be answered on the show to air on Thursday, July 12 at 3 p.m.

Howard Ave. bridge to open today

The new bridge on West Howard Avenue in the city of Dunkirk will have its grand opening at 2:30 p.m. today.

Mayor Wilfred Rosas will cut the ribbon to allow a Dunkirk City Fire Truck to blast its siren and parade over the new structure and then have the bridge declared fully open to all traffic.

The 1910 bridge failed in 2007 and this will be the first time in more than 10 years that fire fighting apparatus can easily get to the 14 houses west of the bridge.

H & K Contractors, which built the bridge as designed by GPI, will supply a couple of sheet pizzas and 100 chicken wings for a celebration with neighbors after the ribbon cutting.

Rosas and other officials will address the crowd on the bridge details, a $750,000 project which is funded completely with the new “Bridge New York” special initiative of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Group from

Thailand visiting area

Twelve members from a Rotary Club in Thailand will be in the Dunkirk-Fredonia region beginning today.

The visitors, who are being hosted by the Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club, are touring Rotary District 7090 that also includes Canada and Buffalo for two weeks. The 12 members will arrive in Dunkirk this evening and will be taking a tour of the county beginning Saturday morning.

Some of the locations they will be visiting include:

¯ Saturday — Sugar Shack and Grape Discovery Center in Westfield; the State University of New York at Fredonia; Italian Festival in downtown Fredonia.

¯ Sunday — Fly-In Breakfast at the Dunkirk airport; Chautauqua Institution and dinner at a Mayville-area restaurant.

The Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club meets weekly on Thursdays at noon at the Fredonia Beaver Club. Guests are welcome.

New Horizons Band Concert at the Fredonia Farmers Market

The Fredonia Farmers Market will sponsor its third annual pops concert in Barker Commons on Saturday July 7 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The New Horizons Band of Western New York, composed of alumni musicians from SUNY Fredonia and conducted by Katherine M. Levy, the band’s music director, will perform a concert band program of marches, ballads, and popular music of the 60’s and 70’s. The free concert is open to the public, and community members are welcome to bring a folding chair and enjoy the market’s many offerings.

Another special offering this week is Kids’ Yoga with Rebecca from 9:15 to 10 a.m.

The Fredonia Farmers Market is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a marketplace for high quality locally grown food and handcrafted products for the community, offer healthy food options, promote a strong local economy, and contribute to the preservation of small family farms. Produce vendors participate in the NYS Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), Women Infants and Children Vegetables and Fruits Program (WIC VF), Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) Program and SNAP (EBT).