September 11 Memorial Dinner today in Stockton
The second annual September 11th Memorial Dinner will be held today at the Stockton Firemen's Grounds, Stockton. Adults $10, children 6-10 $5; children 5 and under eat free.
The event is sponsored by the Chautauqua County Fire Police Association.
Basketball referee classes begin Wednesday night
High school basketball officiating classes begin Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Room 250 at Jamestown High School.
The classes cover New York state girls and boys basketball officiating rules and techniques.
The 10-week course is offered Wednesday nights for prospective officials, and is taught by International Association of Approved Basketball Officials Board 39 Interpreter Roger Mactavish. For more information, call MacTavish at 664-6339 or 502-759-5697.
The course ends with the IAABO national rules examination in November.
Forestville board meets very early Wednesday
The Village of Forestville Board is having a special meeting Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. at the Municipal Building.
Great Lakes Beach Sweep Saturday
The 27th annual Great Lakes Beach Sweep will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. All students are welcome to join. Anyone who needs volunteer hours or a certificate of attendance can join the event at any beach or come to Woodlawn State Park, Hamburg the day of the cleanup.
For more information, call the Lake Erie coordinator Sharen Trembath at 549-4330. Information can also be found at www.greatlakesbeachsweep.org or on Facebook.
Mancuso ceremony is Thursday
A plaque in honor of former teacher, coach and Principal John J. Mancuso will be unveiled Thursday at 5 p.m.
The ceremony will take place in the Dunkirk High School Courtyard. SADD's new Memory Garden will also be introduced.
The public is invited to attend. Please use the main entrance on Sixth Street.
Chamber directors will meet Wednesday
Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce board of directors will meet Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the First Niagara Bank location on Central Avenue. Those wishing to attend should enter at the back entrance and head to the second floor.
For those with questions, call 366-3000, ext. 401.
Seminar on notary public test set offered on separate dates
A seminar preparing individuals for the New York state notary public test will be offered on Sept. 26 at Jamestown Community College's Jamestown Campus and at the North County Center in Dunkirk on Oct. 10. Both sessions meet from 9 a.m. to noon.
The seminar is approved by the New York State Association of Notaries Public and provides in-depth information on the responsibilities of a notary public. Tuition is $80, which includes study materials.
Laws, concepts and procedures, as well as ethics, fees and legal liability are covered during the seminar.
To register for the course, call JCC's North County Center, 363-6500, or Jamestown Campus, 338-1005.
HealthQuest WNY event to be held Wednesday
Preventing Surgical Site Infections and Other Wounds will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, Dunkirk.
Lisa Karalus, RN, BSN, CIC and Cathy Gugino, RN, BSN, WCC will host a health seminar as they explore the world of surgical site infections and other wound care topics. These infections can have devastating emotional, financial and medical impacts on a patient's life and can be deadly if not properly cared for.
Topics of discussion include, definition of surgical site infection and its implications, factors influencing surgical site infections, what our organizations are doing to prevent surgical site infections and care of the surgical wound. Reservations are appreciated, but not required.
For more information or to sign up for the seminar, call 363-7233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HealthQuest WNY is a comprehensive community wellness initiative brought to you by Lake Erie Regional Health System of New York.
Gas prices rise
Average retail gasoline prices in Rochester have risen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.95/g Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.3 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 16.2 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 18.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 14.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 14.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
Portland Planning Board to meet tonight
The Town of Portland Planning Board will have its monthly meeting today at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall, 87 W. Main St., Brocton. The public is invited to attend.