City Rec Center to open in January
Dunkirk Mayor Richard Frey said Thursday during a budget hearing the Rec Center the city operates at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds will not open until January due to a lack of funds in the 2010 budget to cover the cost.
"We don't have the money to open it up," Frey said. "We just don't have it, we've cut so much and we want to take and start it Jan. 1."
The city rents the Agricultural and Expo Building from the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds Association for use as a rec center.
Fredonia leaf collection under way
The Village of Fredonia has started collecting leaves. Leaves may be raked to the curb, or put into bags and set out between the sidewalk and the curb.
There will be one leaf machine on the north side of the Village and one on the south side. Bags will be collected when time allows.
This collection will continue until completion, weather permitting.
Residents have the option to bring bagged leaves to the drop off point at the Fredonia Department of Public Works, 176 Eagle St., Fredonia.
Santa's Craft Bonanza set for Nov. 27
GERRY - The 28th Annual Gerry Fire Department Auxiliary Santa's Craft Bonanza will be held at the Gerry Rodeo Grounds Dining/ Conference Hall in Gerry on Nov. 27.
The craft tables will be open at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tables are full of all hand-crafted items. Santa will make his appearance at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a live puppet show at 1 p.m.
You are welcome to participate in the Chinese Auction. Refreshments will be available all day.
The public is welcome and all proceeds will benefit the Auxiliary and Fire Department projects.
Call Cherin Mehs, 985-4257, for more information.
Adopt-a-Senior Pet Month at hand
Chautauqua County Humane Society is celebrating Adopt a Senior Pet Month. For all of November, all pets six years and older will qualify for a $35 instant rebate on all adoption fees. This means that senior cats normally, an $80 adoption, will be only $45, and senior dogs, normally $95, are just $60.
Check out senior pet profiles online at: www.spcapets.com.
CCHS has loving, healthy senior pets looking for that one special home to cherish them for the rest of their life, and they don't ask for much: just a warm place to sleep, good meals and plenty of love.
The event is sponsored by the Chautauqua Regional Community Foundation.
Rebate does not apply to senior to senior adoptions.
Westfield flushing water mains next week
WESTFIELD - Water main flushing will begin in the Village of Westfield on Nov. 8 at 7 a.m. and will flush until 3:30 p.m. daily, until Dec. 3 or until the flushing is finished.
Flushing of Westfield's water mains will begin on the south side of the village, moving in a northernly direction and ending with the West Route 5 Water District.
Flushing will cause roily water. Residents should stock a supply of water for drinking and cooking before flushing begins. Care should be taken not to draw the roily water into hot water tanks, heating systems and especially clothes washers.