Community Notebook

Fire association plans quarterly meeting

The South Western Association of Volunteer Firemen announced its next quarterly business meeting will be hosted by the Chautauqua Fire Department today at 2 Royal Way. The executive meeting will begin at noon and the general membership meeting to start at 1 p.m.

The association is comprised of volunteer firefighters and EMS providers of fire departments and rescue squads in the four counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Erie. The association was originally organized in 1908. For further information visit the website at

Cherry Creek VFW plans Valentine’s Dinner

The Cherry Creek VFW, 7117 Route 83, town of Cherry Creek, will hold a Valentine’s Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m.

The $20 cost includes a choice of strip steak, jumbo shrimp or lasagna. All include shrimp cocktail, a twice baked potato, bread, tossed salad and dessert.

Call 969-6996 to make reservations. Proceeds benefit the works of the VFW.

“TWO FOR THIRTY-TWO” at the South Dayton American Legion Post No. 1593 on Valentine’s Day

Treat your Valentine to “TWO FOR THIRTY-TWO” at the South Dayton American Legion Post No. 1593 on Valentine’s Day. Prime Rib for two will be served with salad, baked potato, roll and homemade dessert. Dinners will be served from 5 p.m. to sold out, but it is best to make a reservation by calling Kathy at 988-5996. There will be a Valentine’s Basket raffled off. Food is donated and service is all Volunteer so all proceeds benefit Post No. 1593. Post No. 1593 is located at 4 Mill St., South Dayton.

Chapter No. 459 Vietnam Veterans of America to meet today

Chapter No. 459 Vietnam Veterans of America will meet Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. at the John T. Murray VFW Post No. 1017, 113 Deer St., Dunkirk. With questions, call Danny at 366-2287.

Dunkirk Citizens Advisory Board

monthly meeting to be held Wednesday

The Dunkirk Citizens Advisory Board monthly meeting will be held Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room on the second floor.

Gowanda Central School District to hold POPS concert Tuesday

The Gowanda Central School District will hold a POPS concert Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 10674 Prospect St. Gowanda. Performing groups will include Grades 7 to 12 Band and Grades 7/8 Chorus.

CASAC (Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council)

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 nonviolent discipline. Give your kids a strong start.

Four two- hour sessions of the Parenting Group will take place on Feb. 20, 27, March 13 and a date to be announced. Sessions will be held at the Mental Health Association (MHA), 31 Water St., Door 14, Suite 7, Gateway Center, Jamestown.

Topics include: 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

Sign up today by contacting Kathleen Colby at CASAC. Call 664-3608, fax 664-3661|

Dunkirk School Board sets executive session

An executive session of the Dunkirk Board of Education will be held Monday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the administrative conference room, 620 Marauder Drive, Dunkirk, to discuss a personnel matter.

There will be no action taken following the conclusion of this executive session.

V.V.A. Chapter No. 459 to meet today

The next monthly meeting of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 459 is today at 11 a.m. The meeting will take place at the John T. Murray VFW Post No. 1017, 113 Deer St., Dunkirk. Contact Danny. S. McGill, secretary, with questions at 366-2287.