Community notebook


Lakefront Boulevard between North Beagle and North Ocelot Streets has been closed for the winter season.

The city of Dunkirk Department of Public Works has completed the placement of signage and barriers along Lakefront Boulevard as well as Pine Street North on all the side Streets in the First Ward area. Vehicles may travel North from Pine Street for local residential traffic only.

Lakefront Boulevard is closed for the Winter Season for the purpose of traffic safety. The roadway can become very slippery and impassable due to ice and snow build up from the lake overspray. The Department of Public Works will not be performing regular road clearing maintenance of Lakefront Boulevard during the winter.

Operators of vehicles that pass the posted signs can be charged with a violation under the vehicle and traffic law and may be subject to legal liability as well. City police are asking all residents to please cooperate by not driving on the roadway until the Spring when the DPW opens the roadway back up to regular traffic.


The Blessed Mary Angela Holy Name Society announces a can and bottle drive Saturday in the Parish Social Center at 324 Townsend St. from 9 a.m. to noon.

Bring empty holiday cans and bottles to the center. Drive around to the kitchen door and members will unload the vehicle. All proceeds will be used toward the purchase of lightweight banquet tables.


Now that the holidays are underway, the ladies of the St. Rose Society have their plans to bake your favorite Christmas cookies that you can purchase.

Members of both churches of the community of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish come together for a little fun, along with a lot of work, to present these festive, edible gifts.

Orders are now being taken for one size cookie tray that will be available on Saturday, Dec 17. The cookies will be baked earlier that week and will consist of decorated cutouts, press cookies and many more varieties that will be wrapped for gift-fiving or for your own pleasure.

The cost for a tray of approximately 50 cookies is $25 and a separate tray of freshly made Cucidatti (Italian fig cookies) also wrapped for gift-giving, are available for $16 per pound.

To order cookie trays, call or text Teresa Edwards at (716) 316-9821 or Aimee Rogers at (716) 870-5087 by Dec 11. Any orders placed after Dec. 11 will be put on a waiting list of which we will not be able to guaranteed that the order will be able to be filled, so place your order early!

Pick up is Saturday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Rose of Lima Church Hall, 11 Center St., Forestville.

The St. Rose Society is not only well-known for their cookies and dinners but more importantly their mission work in the community and in other countries.

The proceeds of this cookie sale will enable the ladies to continue their work which include donating to the food pantries of Forestville and Silver Creek, the St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Center, helping needy families in the community, missions in Latin America plus other needs in the parishes.


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