Thursday blood drive at Brooks
The Community Blood Bank is holding a blood drive at Brooks Memorial Hospital from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. Walk-ins welcome, no appointment is necessary to save a life.
Summer is the hardest time of the year for the blood supply and the Community Blood Bank is working to prepare now to make sure there is enough blood for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and beyond. Almost 30 percent of all donated blood comes from students 23 years old and younger with May being the last month for school blood drives until September.
"The more blood we get now the better the summer will be," said Dan Desroschers, director of marketing at the Community Blood Bank. "We are expecting a terrible summer and want to do all we can to be ready."
Taste of the South Friday
The Juneteenth 2012 Celebration Committee will be sponsoring the annual Taste of the South on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 16 W. Fourth St., Dunkirk. The theme for the event is "Southern Down Home Cooking."
The annual Taste of the South is an all-you-can-eat, Southern-style African American down home buffet, featuring fried chicken, collard greens, black-eyed peas, macaroni and cheese, shredded pork, corn bread, candied yams, sweet potato pie, peach cobbler, and many other dishes.
This event will kick off the Juneteenth 2012 celebration. For more information and reservations, call Laurie Williams at 533-2665 or Loretta Slaton Torain at 363-1102.
The public is invited to attend.
Gas prices drop
Average retail gasoline prices in Rochester have fallen 2.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.04/g Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.81/g, according to gasoline price website RochesterGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Rochester during the past week, prices Sunday were 0.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 2.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has decreased 8.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 10.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
Cassadaga Job Corps will host tour and informational meeting
A tour and informational session will be held at the Cassadaga Job Corps Academy, 8115 Glasgow Road in Cassadaga on Thursday at 10 a.m.
Anyone interested in learning more about Job Corps, the programs they offer and about life on campus is welcome to attend. Job Corps provides young people, age 16-24, with career technical training and the education needed to enter a career in a high demand occupation.
Applicants must meet federal admissions criteria for income and readiness. All students accepted attend Job Corps on a full scholarship and must remain committed to a rigorous education and training program to remain enrolled.
Cassadaga Job Corps offers training in the healthcare and construction industries and enrolls both residential and non-residential students from throughout Chautauqua County.
To confirm attendance or for more information please contact Admissions Counselor Mike Pietrkiewicz by calling 595-4298 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apple Seed Christian Preschool open house Wednesday evening
On Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., interested parents and children are invited to an open house where they will be able to tour the facilities and meet the teachers of Apple Seed Christian Preschool. Upon registration, a $50 non-refundable registration fee is required to secure a spot for the upcoming school year.
Registration forms can be obtained by contacting the school at 326-3110. Apple Seed is located at 101 E. Main St. in Westfield.
Basketball hoops a no-no on streets
City of Dunkirk Department of Public Works reminds residents that portable basketball hoops and other sports equipment cannot be placed on city streets per Section 65-7 of the City Code.
This is a danger to motorists, as well as those taking part in the sports activities.
on planning for CVCS?75th anniversary
There will be a meeting Thursday for anyone interested in helping to plan the 75th anniversary of the Cassadaga Valley Central School District.
It will be held at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Cassadaga Valley Central School. The celebration will be held during the 2013-2014 school year.
For more information, call Sally Lawson at 595-3713 or email email@example.com.