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Collins library board meets today

COLLINS — The board of the town Public Library will meet today at 6 p.m. in the library, 2341 Main St. Agenda and documents are available in the library and on their website: buffalolib.org/locations-hours/town-collins-public-library under Board Info. Please contact the library at 716-532-5129 if you have any questions.

Equipment Association to host annual show

STOCKTON — The Chautauqua County Antique Equipment Association will hold its annual show Friday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 21, beginning around 8 a.m. at the CCAEA grounds, 4578 Cemetery Road, Stockton. This year’s features include Oliver/Hart-Parr Tractors and Fractional Horse Power engines. The show also includes a flea market, auction, tractor pulls and parades, household and antique equipment demonstrations, children’s activities and crafts, printing, saw mill, machine and maple demonstrations. Parking is free and gate admission is $5 for adults. Children under 14 and current members are free. Friday is senior citizen day and seniors’ admission are $3.

Blood Drives Set Locally

Community Blood Bank will be hosting the following blood drives: the Chautauqua County building, 3 N. Main St., Mayville, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10; at Rand Machine Products, 2072 Allen St. Ext., Falconer, from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11; and at Westfield Memorial Hospital, 189 E. Main St., Westfield, from noon-4 p.m. Friday Aug. 12.

Church plans chicken barbecue

St. Paul Lutheran Church, 334 Temple St., Fredonia will hold its annual drive-through chicken barbecue and cornfest on Aug. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. or until sold out. The dinner includes half chicken cooked by Weidner’s BBQ, homemade potato salad, ear of corn and a cookie donated by Walmart. Tickets are $14. Presale tickets are strongly encouraged; a very limited number may be available on the day of the barbecue. Presale tickets are honored until 6 p.m.

Cannabis team meets Tuesday

The Fredonia Cannabis Advisory Team will meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m. on the second floor of Village Hall. On the agenda will be discussing ancillary businesses, licensing requirements, zoning options, hours of operation, security issues, implementation issues other states have faced, education, and any new information issued by the state Office of Cannabis Management. The meeting will be open to the public. Representatives from municipalities participating in the state’s cannabis program are welcomed to attend. The stated purpose of the Fredonia Cannabis Advisory Team is to help ensure a safe implementation of any cannabis business located in the village and to help ensure anyone investing in a Cannabis-related business has an optimal chance of success, along with keeping village officials updated on state regulations.

Craft vendors sought for fair

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Valley Historical Society is looking for craft vendors to set up during the annual History Fair on Saturday, Sept. 10. A 10- by10-foot space in the park is only $10 if reserved before Sept. 1. To reserve a space, phone Tracy at 716-673-5526. The group also looking for participants to march in the parade. Call Doug at 716-450-2228 to register.

Church To Offer Take-Out Meals

The Cherry Creek United Methodist Church, 6813 Main St., Cherry Creek, will have summer take-out dinners available from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. The meal for a free will donation will include ham, beans, macaroni and potato salad, roll and cookies for dessert. Pre-orders can be made by calling 716-338-8429 or can be ordered in person at the event.

Craft vendors sought for fair

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Valley Historical Society is looking for craft vendors to set up during the annual History Fair on Saturday, Sept. 10. A 10- by10-foot space in the park is only $10 if reserved before Sept. 1. To reserve a space, phone Tracy at 716-673-5526. We are also looking for participants to march in the parade. Phone Doug at 716-450-2228 to register.

Screenings planned in Dunkirk on Aug. 16

Residents living in and around the Dunkirk can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62 will host this community event on Aug. 16. The site is located at 211 Central Avenue in Dunkirk.

Screenings can check for: the level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall vascular health; narrowing of the smaller arteries of your ankles and feet, called Peripheral Arterial Disease; HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels; diabetes risk; bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis

Screenings are affordable and convenient. Free parking is also available.

Consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Call 1-877-237-1354 or visit our website at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.

United Seniors news

On July 11, 29 members and 3 guests were present for the meeting of the United Seniors held at The Kosciuszko Club. Guests were Marcia Zmuda, Linda Carlson and Sally Jo Wright. Evonne Hennebery led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag. Everyone sang “God Bless America.”

Everyone joined in for the Invocation prayer. “Bless us, oh Lord, and these thy gifts which we are about to receive from thy bounty, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. Thank you for this time together.”

Birthdays for July were: Annette DeCosta, Elaine Frederickson, Christina Galardo and Frederick Summerton. The group thanked the Kosciuszko Club for allowing the members to meet there, and also expressed appreciation to Pat Tripp for preparing such a delicious meal. Thanks were conveyed to John Bink for lending the portable microphone/speakers to the Seniors. Callers Evonne Hennebery and Linda Riley were thanked. The treasurer’s report was given. Fifty-fifty winners were: Judy Presutti, Pat Gloss, and Elaine Frederickson. Rose Cerrie conducted the beloved BINGO games. There were many winners. The next luncheon meeting is planned for Aug. 8.

Send $12 per luncheon to Evonne Hennebery: P.O. Box, 706, Dunkirk, N.Y 14048. The menu will be as follows: turkey/dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy on the side, tossed salad, green beans and pie. New members are encouraged to join, at a cost of $5. United Seniors meet on the second Monday of each month at the Kosciuszko Club, 252 Nevins St., Dunkirk.

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