Aspiring night with Chamber Thursday
Chamber of Commerce members can get free tickets to the Thursday Jamestown Jammers home game. Aspi-ring Night with the Cham-ber is a partnership between the Chamber, Aspire of WNY and the Jamestown Jammers. Stop at either Chamber office to pick up game tickets: 512 Falconer St., Jamestown or 10785 Bennett Road, Dunkirk.
You can also enter to win a Miami Weekend Getaway for Two Sept. 1-3. The prize package includes two tickets to the Marlins vs. Mets Sept. 2 game in Miami, a two night stay in a luxury one bedroom suite at the Mutiny Hotel in Miami, and $600 in gift cards for Southwest Airlines. The funds raised will enable Aspire of WNY to provide services to 3,200 children and adults with developmental disabilities. Prizes have been donated by the Miami Marlins, Provident Biscayne Resorts, Inc., and Friends of Aspire of WNY, Inc. Getaway raffle tickets are $20 each and the number of tickets sold will be limited. Tickets are available through the Chamber office at 512 Falconer St., Jamestown. The winner will be drawn during the seventh inning stretch of the Jammers game Aug. 9, and the winner need not be present to win.
to meet Wednesday
The board of directors for the Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce will meet Wednesday in the conference room of City Hall on the second floor at 1 p.m. All members and the public are welcome to attend. For more information, call 366-3000, ext. 401.
Gillibrand calls for New York to be included in disaster relief package
With farmland across upstate New York in the grip of a summer drought that is starving production from crops that are still recovering from a late spring freeze and last year's back-to-back tropical storms, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has called on leaders of the Senate and House Agriculture Commit-tees to include New York in any disaster relief program in the 2012 Farm Bill.
The ongoing drought and extreme heat is stunting growth for a range of crops, reducing milk production at dairy farms, and burdening farms with the costs of setting up new irrigation systems. The drought has also caused animal feed prices to rise as much as 50 percent in the last three months, adding even higher costs to farmers to stay in business during a season expected to yield a disappointing harvest.
Federal agriculture disaster recovery programs can provide a variety of tools to assist farmers, including financial assistance to compensate for farm losses, low interest emergency loans, and assistance in rehabilitating farm land.
John Malloy to appear on Senior Report
Senior Report with Reed Powers will have John Malloy as the guest on Saturday's television program. Malloy is an illustrator. His illustrations have been featured in a variety of publications, including The Big Book of Contemporary Illustration.
The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Individuals may call 753-5225 during that time with questions, comments or a shout-out. The program is rebroadcast each day at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. for some communities. Reed Powers, host of Senior Report, has been producing the television program since 1995. The series highlights senior citizen club news for 15 minutes with the remainder of the hour-long program devoted to the featured guest.
Senior Report is shown live on Saturday mornings on Time Warner cable systems covering the following communities: Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua, Fredonia, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, Stockton and Westfield on Channel 5. In Dunkirk, Forestville, Hanover, Irving and Silver Creek the program is on channel 19.