Local Red Cross chapter responds
The Southwestern NY American Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) responded to provide disaster relief following several house fires over the weekend. On Sunday, three families were displaced by a fire on Columbus Street in Dunkirk. Also, on Monday, a family of five was displaced from their Martin Road, Kiantone home.
DAT volunteers Sue Shearer of Westfield, Patty Hartinger from Silver Creek, Donna Meder and Charlie Meder of Stockton, Howard Crowell of Sinclairville, Mary Walker of Dunkirk, Shelley Saunders of Ashville, and Mary Ritchie of Jamestown, were on scene to provide the initial disaster assistance. Temporary housing, clothing, and meals are services typically offered to address emergency needs. The local Red Cross chapter will continue working with the families and their recovery process if additional services or referrals are necessary.
All disaster assistance offered by the American Red Cross is complimentary and made possible by generous contributions from the American people and residents of Chautauqua County. The United Way organizations of Chau-tauqua County also provide financial support to the local Red Cross mission.
JCC?Alumni Ski Days
A Jamestown Community College Alumni Ski Day is planned at Peek 'n Peak Resort on Feb. 4 and 20.
The event is open to JCC alumni and their family and friends and features discounted pricing on lift tickets, rental equipment, and learn to ski packages.
To receive a voucher for the discounts, contact JCC's alumni office at 338.1056 or www.sunyjcc.edu/alumni.
Voucher requests must be received no later than three days before the event. Vouchers must be presented at the Peek 'n Peak ticket window to receive the discount.
has two openings
The Universal Pre-K Program housed at the Central Avenue Community Learning Center in Dunkirk now has two spots open for the remainder of the 2011-2012 school year.
The program, which is a partnership between Dun-kirk Public Schools and the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Catta-raugus BOCES, is free and open to all children within the Dunkirk Public School District regardless of in-come.
This program provides children with their very first classroom experience, fostering creativity and a positive learning atmosphere while laying the foundation for their K-12 education. For more information on signing up for the remainder of the 2011-2012 school year, call Pamela Belling, Pre-K teacher, at 366-3631.
Free educational event for horse owners
Blue Seal Feeds is proud to announce a free educational program for horse owners on Jan. 30 at the Dunkirk/Fredonia Days Inn 10455 Bennett Road, Fredonia.
Jeff Warren of Top Quality Hay Processors will compare The Benefits of Oven Dried Over Field Dried Hay. Elise Able of Blue Seal Feeds, will bust Some Popular Myths About Feeding Horses.
The program, sponsored by local Blue Seal Feeds dealers will begin with free pizza and wings for attendees at 6 p.m., the first speaker will begin at 6:30 p.m. All horse owners are welcome and encouraged to attend. There will be door prizes, samples and coupons. RSVP so we can provide enough food for everyone, space is limited.
For more info or to RSVP, Elise Able, Blue Seal Feeds 481-3697 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Blue Seal Feeds: www.blueseal.com