Silver Creek village-wide yard sale today
The Silver Creek village-wide yard sale will be held today. Sales will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Maps of the sales will be available in the Village Park or at 29 Oak St. at 9 a.m. for 50 cents. The purchase of a map enters yard-salers into a drawing for a $500 Chamber gift check.
Maps will designate which sales will participate in "bunches of Bargains" from 3:01 to 5 p.m. as well as parking areas and restrooms. All are welcome to shop the deals.
Open house through August
Lake Shore Family Center in Irving will host its annual Preschool Enrollment Open House Event throughout August. Teachers and staff will be on hand to answer questions about the part-day program for 3 and 4 year olds, and to lead tours of the facility.
The Friendship Club Preschool program operates as part of the many programs available at the Family Center for children and Senior Adults. The program incorporates music, science, intergenerational programming and hands-on learning in alignment with the NYS learning standards for preschoolers. Classes begin in September. The enrollment fee will be waived for families that sign-up in August.
Contact Sharon Rinehart or Virginia Miller at 934-2353 for more information or to schedule a tour.
Cooling stations in Evans
The town of Evans will have three cooling stations available to the public today starting at noon. The three locations offering air-conditioned facilities are the Lake Erie Beach Volunteer Fire Company, 9483 Lake Shore Road in Angola; Evans Center Volunteer Fire Company, 8298 Erie Road in Angola; and the Highland Hose Volunteer Fire Company, 1 George Nablo Parkway in Derby.
DFD July report
The Dunkirk Fire Department reports going on 203 runs in July. Of that number, 156 were EMS calls with 60 of those resulting in transports to Brooks Memorial Hospital that were billed to third-party insurers. There were 28 still alarms, 17 box alarms and two mutual aid calls answered by the department, according to figures from Fire Chief Keith Ahlstrom.
Through the first seven months of 2012, the department has gone on 1,127 runs. As of July 31, $83,572.31 has been received through the ambulance billing program in 2012.
Higgins announces over $52K for Children's Safety Village
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Chautauqua County Children's Safety Education Village has been awarded a federal grant totaling $52,040 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighter's Grant (AFG) Program.
Children's Safety Village is a unique site which takes a hands-on approach to educating children about fire, street, railroad, and other safety issues.
The award is an AFG Fire Prevention and Safety grant, which is provided through the federal government to help local organizations address fire prevention and safety issues with the primary goal of reaching high-risk target groups including children, seniors and firefighters. The site also received $1.76 million in funding for construction through the federal Recovery Act.