Community Notebook

Dog census planned in Portland

BROCTON — The town will conduct a dog census beginning Friday. All residents in the village of Brocton and the town of Portland will be included.

License fees are $7 for spayed or neutered dogs; $15 for non-spayed or non-neutered dogs.

There will be an added $10 enumeration fee for each unlicensed dog. To avoid this fee, owners must register unlicensed doge before visited by the enumerator.

Residents may license their dogs at the Town of Portland Clerk’s Office, 87 W. Main St., Brocton, Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Owners will need to show proof of current rabies vaccination and proof of spaying or neutering.

You may call the Town Clerk’s Office at 716-792-9614 with any questions.

Author presentation at the Mary E. Seymour Memorial Free Library Thursday

Bob Deming will present his book “A History of Bear Lake,” a comprehensive history of one of America’s hidden treasures at the Mary E. Seymour Memorial Free Library, 22 N. Main St., Stockton. The program will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday and is free of charge.

Collins Public Library presents special

performance by ‘Danny on the Keys’ Friday

Collins Public Library will present a special performance by “Danny on the Keys,” in memory of Gary Sprague on Friday at 7 p.m., The library is located at 2341 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call 532-5129 for details. There is no charge, but free will offerings are accepted.

Concord Spellbinders Toastmasters Club ‘Looking Confident on Stage’ program set for today

Concord Spellbinders Toastmasters Club will meet today at 7 p.m. at SUNY Fredonia, Jewett Hall, Room 118.

Christine Wolbert has prepared her presentation on looking confident on stage. Join this session and bring your confidence to a new level as you present your next speech. This program is open to the public.

Chautauqua Opportunities Alzheimer Services

Chautauqua Opportunities Alzheimer’s Services programs will be held Aug. 23 and Aug. 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Aug. 23 program takes place at the Mayville Library, 925 S. Erie St., Mayville, and is a workshop on Dementia Related Behaviors. Having memory loss is scary and confusing. This program is designed for caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and accompanying challenging behaviors. Using logic and reasoning just doesn’t work and may cause agitation and anger. Come to this workshop to help understand the best ways to deal with challenging behaviors. On Aug. 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Anderson Lee Library, 43 Main St., Silver Creek, is a workshop on Caregiver Stress. The demands of taking care of an elderly loved one can result in a great deal of stress. Learn how to avoid burnout. Attendees will discover ways to take care of themselves. For more information on either of these workshops, call 366-1236 or 661-9430 ext. 1236. Both programs are sponsored in part by the New York State Department of Health.