Saturday exercise to test Airport Emergency Response Plan
The Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Ser-vices, in conjunction with the Chautauqua County Airport in Ellicott, will conduct an exercise Saturday at 9 a.m. to test the Airport Emergency Response Plan.
Local agencies have worked together to design the exercise to test the response capability should there be an emergency at the airport. Some of these agencies include airport staff, Fluvanna Fire Depart-ment, Ellicott Police Depart-ment, Sheriff's Department, WCA Hospital, ALSTAR Ambulance, Chautauqua County Haz-Mat and Technical Rescue Team, Fire Departments and EMS Agencies from the 3rd and 4th Fire Battalion, James-town Civil Air Patrol, Chautauqua County Public Health and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service.
Due to the exercise there may be minor traffic disruption in the area of the airport on West Oak Hill Road. There will also be increased ambulance traffic (non-emergency) between the airport and WCA Hospital lasting for about two hours.
Valley Historical Society meets Tuesday
The next meeting of the Valley Historical Society will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Museum at Main and Lester streets, Sinclairville.
The program will be presented by Pam Brown, Panama historian.
SMS plans Trash and Treasure Sale
The clubs and organizations at Lake Shore Middle School have teamed up to host a Trash and Treasure Sale on Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. until noon.
Anyone wishing to donate items to the fundraiser is encouraged to drop items off at the Middle School Main Office. Students and their families are cleaning out their garages, basements and attics to search for items to donate to this sale.
The deadline for items to be dropped off is Oct. 4. Class advisors will price all of the items and organize the sale.
The sale will be held on Oct. 6, rain or shine at the Middle School.
The proceeds will be used to purchase a portable sound system for Middle School activities and events.
Any items that not sold at the event will be donated to local charities.
Grants workshop today in Fredonia
A grants workshop titled Promoting the Arts, Cultural Institutions and Historic Sites is scheduled today frtom 1 to 3 p.m. at the Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St., Fredonia.
This workshop is about navigating the federal and state grants process as you explore funding.
Presentations will be given by Jane McNamara, Director of Grants and Programs, New York Council for the Humanities; Diane Hannum, Executive Director, Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation; and Julian Adams, Community Liaison Coordinator, New York State Division for Historic Preservation
There will also be a short program from National Endowment for the Arts
The event is hosted by the Office of Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation.
There is no fee for this training.