Community notebook

Sunset Bay Fire

Hall Auxiliary


chicken barbecue planned for today

The Sunset Bay Fire Hall Auxiliary, 12798 Allegany Road, will hold a drive-through chicken barbecue on Sunday, July 15 from 1 to 5 p.m.. Pre-sales must be picked up by 3:30 p.m. The cost is a $10 donation per dinner. Proceeds benefit the Sunset Bay Fire Hall.

Dunkirk community survey

The city of Dunkirk is currently working on a new Comprehensive Plan that will define future planning goals, objectives and strategies for the city. This Plan will guide future decision making related to improving the city’s downtown, waterfront, neighborhoods, housing, municipal services, public infrastructure, parks and recreation, and overall promotional and economic development efforts.

Public input is critical to the success of the city’s plan. Therefore, the city is distributing a community survey and will be holding a Visioning Open House on July 31 at two separate locations.

All city residents and business owners are invited to complete the community survey and participate in the Visioning Open House to contribute their ideas and recommendations on how to improve the city. The Community Survey and all materials at the Open House will be available in both English and Spanish.

The two Open House events will be held on July 31 at the following locations:

Chautauqua Township Historical Society will meet Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m. in the Sid Compton Room at the old Mayville high school, Academy St.

The public is invited to hear James Kurtz of Mayville talk about his efforts to honor veterans, especially Purple Heart recipients.

Revitalize Dunkirk B.Y.O.C. Bring Your Own Chair sunset watch today

Bring a favorite chair, a friend or neighbor and some snacks and sit and watch a beautiful sunset with the Revitalize Dunkirk members. The times are 45 minutes before sunset.

On Sunday, July 15, the event will take place at the Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse. There will be discounted prices for tours of the Lighthouse. For details, see the website at

REBT picnic in the works

Plans are in the works for the first Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy — REBT — picnic at Point Gratiot. Mike Tramuta, Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse counselor for more than 30 years, is planning the event for July 26 at 6 p.m. at Point Gratiot. Those interested in attending should call 983-1592.

Pitching for Paws Spaghetti Dinner

Fund-raiser is today

The second Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fund-raiser for Pitching for Paws at the Fireman’s Club, 21 Jackson St., Silver Creek on Sunday, July 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be a Chinese auction and raffles. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children (10 and under) and take out will be available. The organizers are also taking up a collection of dog/cat food, collars, leashes, toys, etc. to split up among the rescues/shelters. Bring any of these items to donate and be entered for a prize! Proceeds go to benefit Lakeshore Humane Society, Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue, Sadie’s Safe Harbor Canine Rescue and City of Buffalo Animal Shelter. Visit or Pitching for Paws on Facebook to get tickets.

Seeking Volunteer Gardeners

The Beautification Committee of Revitalize Dunkirk invites anyone interested in becoming involved in volunteer gardening activities in the community to attend its meeting on Tuesday, July 17, at 10 a.m., in room 127 of the Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave. Learn about opportunities to help plant or maintain gardens in a variety of public spaces. For more information, contact Mary Rees, 366-0505, or

Summer Band Concert and Dessert Fest planned for July 17

Fredonia Presbyterian Church, at 219 Central Avenue, presents its annual Band Concert and Dessert Fest on Tuesday, July 17 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Guests may try three homemade desserts for $3. The Cassadaga Band begins its concert at 6 p.m. Desserts are served throughout the concert. There is no rain date. The concert is free. Those who wish to sit outside for the concert should bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Brocton Central School special meeting set for July 18

Brocton Central School will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, July 18 at 6 p.m. in the Board Conference Room.

NYS OPRHP Allegany Region Commission to meet

Jay Bailey, regional director for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Allegany Region, announces that the Allegany Region Commission will meet at Midway State Park Sunset Room, 4859 NY-430, Bemus Point on Tuesday, July 17 at 2 p.m.

Gowanda Moose Lodge cruise on in cars and bikes event set for Thursday

Gowanda Moose Lodge will hold its next in a series of “cruise on in cars and bikes” Thursday, July 19, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 201 Aldrich St., Gowanda. Food and drink specials will be available. The event benefits the “Raise the Roof” project.

Chautauqua County Genealogical Society open house set for July 17

The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society will hold an open house on Tuesday, July 17 from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Darwin R. Barker Library, 7 Day St., Fredonia. Anyone needing help in tracing their ancestry is invited to attend. Members of the society will be available to help anyone who attends. The regular meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.