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Talk focuses on one-room

schoolhouses

SINCLAIRVILLE — The October meeting of the Valley Historical Society will be Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Sinclairville Free Library at 7 p.m. The speaker will be the town of Ellery historian, Cherrie Clark. She will speak on the one room schoolhouses of the town of Ellery. All persons interested in local history are invited to attend. New members are always welcome.

Trunk or Treat planned in Brocton

BROCTON — On Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 from 5 to 7 p.m., Girl Scout Troop 20264 will host a Trunk or Treat night to celebrate Halloween in the Brocton Central School parking lot. Anyone who would like to help with this event please contact Abigail Spaulding she is the Girl Scout Leader in charge of this event at (716) 463-9050. Every volunteer will decorate their car and hand out candy to the participating families. There will be prizes for the best decorations. Everyone is encouraged to dress up. The goal is for all youth participating to have a fun, safe and Happy Halloween.

CIAO seeking new members

The Chautauqua Italian American Organization (CIAO) is looking for some new members to join our club. Our meeting formats are changing, and we will meet as a whole group every other month at varying local restaurants (Dutch treat) where we will discuss and plan upcoming events. Some events that are in the works are wine making, Italian themed paint night and a trip to Italy.

Annual membership dues are $5 for individual and $15 for family. CIAO has an annual picnic in August and Christmas party in December, where Christmas stockings filled with treats are donated to Willow Mission of Dunkirk. If you are interested in learning more about Italian heritage and customs, or have some of your own Italian customs to share with the group, we would love to have you join us. Please reach out to Sam Crisanti at (716) 934-2592 or e mail Nance Ortolano at nbortolano@gmail.com, or call (716) 673-9177.

Sons of American Legion meeting tonight

The Sons of American Legion Squad 59 will be holding its monthly meeting today at Post 59, 156 E. Main St. All members are encouraged to attend the meetings which are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

Golf tourney benefits veteran programs

SILVER CREEK — The Pine Valley Memorial Post 2522 VFW fifth annual golf tournament will benefit the Blue Star Mothers and Homeless Veterans Program. It will take place at Rose Brook Golf Course at 1 p.m. and include a barbecue for a cost of $65. Baskets and raffles will be on site and dinner is available for non-golfers and guests at $15. To register, call 716-298-5418. Walk-ins are welcome.

Sewer, water bills due

Town of Hanover water and sewer customers, and Forestville water customers are notified that Oct. 17 is the last day for payment of any outstanding sewer and water bills. Any unpaid accounts will be forwarded to Chautauqua County to be added to its 2023 town/county taxes. Payment can be made by mail, drop box or in person at the Hanover Town Hall, 68 Hanover Street, Silver Creek during normal business hours.

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