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Skinner-Villa Summer Pig Out for HOSPICE set for Saturday

A fund-raiser for Chautauqua HOSPICE and Palliative Care will take place on Saturday, July 14 from 4 to 11 p.m. The third annual Skinner-Villa Summer Pig Out will be held at the Chautauqua Fireman’s Grounds, 4641 Railroad Ave., Stockton. It feature a pig roast, raffles, a dunk tank, horseshoe tournament, kids’ treasure pit, silent auction and a bounce house until 9 p.m. Entertainment includes D.J. Bill Mason, live music by A Strange Kind of Sunshine, and at 9 p.m., comedian Bill Woodcock will perform (show includes adult content). For details, contact Kevin Glasier at 785-2336. Admission is $15/person or $25/couple. Kids 12 and under are free.

BLB Insurance Agency announces dog event!

On July 14, BLB Insurance Agency, an affiliate of Bahgat & Laurito — Bahgat, CPA’s, will be presenting its Dogs for Dogs event. The main goal of the event is to raise money for the homeless animals at the shelter and to bring awareness throughout the community of the pets looking for forever homes. There will be Sahlen’s hot dogs and drinks available for purchase for $1 per item. There were also be face paintings for the kids! All proceeds will be donated to the Lakeshore Humane Society.

The event will be located at 3780 Eagle St., on the corner of Eagle Street and Route 60, Fredonia from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Staff will also be available to give quotes for pet insurance for any interested parties. For information about the BLB insurance agency, visit the website or call 679-0036.

Bear Talk!

Lake Erie State Park invites everyone to enjoy an informational and entertaining program to learn about one of New York State’s most misunderstood mammals – the black bear. Join nuisance wildlife steward Zach Matuch as he guides attendees through the life of a black bear. Matuch will touch on black bears’ diet, habitat, behavior and more, as well as black bear management at Allegany State Park.

The event will take place on Saturday, July 14 at Lake Erie State Park. The program kicks off at 10 a.m. and will run approximately one hour. Come prepared with all your burning bear questions! Meet at the playground in the campground. Program is free to the public.

For more information contact Amelia Staver at 386-3165 ext. 208 or email at