Community notebook

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.

St. Rose of Lima Lawn

Fete planned for Aug. 1

The St. Rose of Lima Lawn Fete, 11 Center St., Forestville, is planned for Sunday Aug. 5. It starts at noon (following 11:15 a.m. Mass) and goes to 6 p.m. There will be an air conditioned hall and a dining tent where patrons can relax and enjoy the afternoon. The event features Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue, a refreshment stand, 50/50s, pony rides, games, raffles (top prize $1,000, cash prizes, beautiful quilt and many more prizes), gift basket extravaganza and more. A special feature is the artisan boutique with one-of-a-kind handmade items including furniture, paintings and giftware. The event is a fun-filled day for all.

Chautauqua County Planning Board to Meet

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Planning Board’s Capital Projects Special Meeting will be held on Monday, July 23 at 4 p.m. at the Gerace Office Building, Legislative Chambers, at 3 North Erie St., Mayville, NY. 14724. All meetings of the County Planning Board are open to the public.

If you should have questions regarding this meeting, please contact Don McCord at the Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Community Development at 716-661-8910.

‘Be Your Own Medium’ workshop planned for today

A workshop: “Be Your Own Medium,” will be presented by Dr. Craig Hogan today from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Spirit Art Gallery, Route 60, Cassadaga. Dr. Hogan specializes in Guided Afterlife Connections. His methods help people have their own afterlife associations. This is a valuable and unique way for people to communicate with their loved ones. The cost is $25.

This three-hour workshop will direct people in how they can communicate with spirit directly without the aid of a medium. No mediumship experience is necessary. The training is available to everyone. Come to this informative session and learn to expand your personal skills.

The Spirit Art Gallery is located on Route 60 in the heart of Cassadaga. It is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to spirit art, the gallery also features aura photography. For more information, call 595-2921 or 585 314-9362.