Community notebook

Business Club seeking nominations

The State University of New York at Fredonia’s Business Club is accepting nominations for the 41st Annual Business Person of the Year Award, to be awarded in spring 2019. For nomination forms, please contact Social Media and Marketing Coordinator Sidney Mack at or call (585)645-7446. All entities must be submitted no later than Dec. 7.

Chautauqua Opportunities Alzheimer Services

Are you a care partner for someone with memory loss? Are you looking for tips to manage responsibilities and stress during the holidays? Come to a Chautauqua Opportunities workshop on Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dunkirk Public Library, 536 Central Ave., Dunkirk. RSVP by calling: 366-3335 ext. 1236 or 661-9430 ext. 1236. The workshop is free and open to the public. Supported in part by the New York State Department of Health.

Valley Historical Society to meet Tuesday

The Valley Historical Society will meet for the annual Christmas dinner and meeting on Tuesday, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the fellowship hall of the South Stockton Wayside Chapel, 5537 Route 380, Sinclairville.

All attendees are asked to bring a dish of food to pass as well as their own table service. Coffee will be provided. Members will share stories of their historical research and an election of officers will be held. Anyone interested in local history is invited to attend. For more information, call 985-4870.

Pomfret ZBA to

reconvene hearing

The Town of Pomfret Zoning Board of Appeals will reconvene Hearing No. 08-18 regarding a variance for the purpose of building a single story, single family dwelling on vacant property located across the street from 10355 4th Street, Van Buren Bay, owned by Larry DeJonghe. The meeting will continue Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town of Pomfret Offices, 9 Day St., Fredonia.

Christmas lights

contest planned

South Dayton residents are being encouraged to light up the holidays by decorating the outside of their home for the best all around Christmas Decorations’ contest. The event is being sponsored by Cattaraugus County Bank’s South Dayton branch. First place is $30, second place is $20 and third place is $10. No sign up is needed to enter and judging will be Dec. 19 and 20.

Winners will be announced at the Gazebo on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 11 a.m.

Chautauqua County Planning Board to meet

The Chautauqua County Planning Board’s monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the Building A Meeting Room of the BOCES Hewes Center, 2615 North Maple Ave., Ashville. All meetings of the County Planning Board are open to the public.

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

North Collins Central School District Holiday Concert set for Thursday

The North Collins Central School District Holiday Concert will take place Thursday at 7 p.m. in the 2045 School St. Auditorium. The event is free.

Christmas memories sought

Do you have a favorite Christmas memory that you would like to share? How about a current tradition that you enjoy? What are some hopes you have for the future? The OBSERVER is publishing special Christmas themes this year and we would love to publish yours as well! Just send us your story along with any photos. There is no charge. The only thing we ask that is that these be your original words and/or photos. Send your submissions to (best), mail them to 10 E. Second St., Dunkirk, NY 14048 or drop them off at the office by Tuesday, Dec. 4.


Town Hall news

Perrysburg Town Hall is an E-ZPass retail location.

Looking for a stocking stuffer? You can purchase an E-ZPass tag for $25 at the Perrysburg Town Hall, 10460 Peck Hill Road. With the E-ZPass tag you receive a five percent savings on Thruway tolls and E-ZPass discounts on other roadways. The tag is accepted at 15 states in the E-ZPass network.

If you own more than one vehicle, each account can have up to four tags. If you already have an E-ZPass account, you can purchase a tag to add to your existing account.

E-ZPass makes a great gift for anyone that uses the Thruway system including college students, family and friends!

For more information or to purchase a tag, contact Perrysburg Town Clerk Tamara A. Utley during regular business hours at 532-4090.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday: 3 to 7 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon

Accepted forms of payment are cash, check or credit card (with small convenience fee).

The Town Clerk’s office will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day.

CASAC presents Active Parenting: First Five Years

Build a strong foundation for your children.

Your child’s first years are so important! Learn how to make the most of them with Active Parenting: First Five Years. In this program, you’ll learn the best ways to nurture your child from birth to pre-K with a “just right” combination of freedom and non-violent discipline.

Give your kids a strong start.

Two, four- hour session parenting groups will take place. They are scheduled Dec 6 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at CASAC, 51 E. Third St., Suite 2, Dunkirk.

Learn: what a baby’s cry means; ages and stages of development; building a strong bond; your child’s growing brain; using mindfulness to keep your cool; effective discipline young children can understand; choices and consequences; six ways to prepare your child for school success and much more!

This Project is offered free of charge through United Way of Southern Chautauqua County.

For details, see http//

Sign up today.

Call Kathleen Colby, CASAC, at 664-3608.