Community notebook

SOAR Chapter 4-1 meeting and lunch set for June 25

SOAR Chapter 4-1 will hold its next meeting and lunch on Tuesday, June 25 at noon at the United Steelworkers Local Union 2693 Union Hall, 97 E. Fourth St., Dunkirk.

The Quilt Lady is Coming to Fredonia!

The Northern Chautauqua Quilting Companions (NCQC) is pleased to announce a visit from Cathleen Koon Wiggs on Tuesday, June 25.

Wiggs is a retired Gunnery Sergeant who served 20 years in the Marines. She is also an accomplished quilter. Her quilts have been on the cover of “Primitive Quilts” with her patterns being featured.

There will be two events on June 25. NCQC would like to encourage anyone who has an interest in quilts to attend either or both. A free program titled “Stone Soup for Quilters” will be held at the regular guild meeting starting at 7 p.m. at Harvest Chapel Church, 39 Matteson St., Fredonia.

A late afternoon class will be held featuring Wiggs’ patterns from “Primitive Quilts.” Taking place at Harvest Chapel Church from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Cost of the class is $10 per person. You will get first hand information about how Cathleen got her quilts in the magazine and how she planned them. You will leave with a copy of her three patterns that were printed in the magazine!

Due to the need to have enough patterns pre-registration for the afternoon class is a must. Call Sally Olow at 366-6645 to let us know you will be there.

In accordance with the New York State Open Meetings Law, we are hereby notifying the local media of a Board meeting of the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) Board of Directors. The meeting will be held at the Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk, NY 14048, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 10:00 am.

Village of Silver Creek Republican Caucus

The Silver Creek Republican Committee will be holding a caucus for the nomination of Mayor and two Trustees for the upcoming November elections. The caucus will be held on Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Board Room, 172 Central Ave., Silver Creek.

All village Republicans are invited to attend.

Festival Italia set for Saturday

Festivals Fredonia 4th Annual Fredonia Italian Heritage Festival, Festival Italia, will be held on Saturday, June 29 from noon to 8 p.m. in Fredonia’s Barker Common Park. Continuous Italian music, dancing, food, wine, craft vendors, and activities for children all day. Enter Fredonia’s Best Meatball or Best Homemade Wine Contests. Free fun for all. Visit https://festivalsfredonia.org/festival-italia/ for contest application.

Brocton/Portland Food Pantry announces summer hours

The Brocton/Portland Food Pantry, serving the Brocton Central School district, located at 7081 East Route. 20, Westfield, is open. Pantry hours are every Tuesday and Thursday 1 to 4 p.m. and every Wednesday 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The pantry is closed on Wednesdays only from January through March. The pantry is closed on holidays. Remember to bring your reusable shopping bags.

The Express Food Pantry Truck will be at the pantry on Thursday, June 27. Sign-up begins at 1 p.m., and distribution is over at 1:45 p.m. For information call 326-2492.

Sheridan Historical Center open house and program

The Sheridan Historical Center will be open to visitors on Monday, June 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. Both the upstairs and first floor collection rooms will be available for viewing. At 7 p.m., Frank Schneider will present a free lecture and PowerPoint presentation entitled “A Look into the Past: Forestville, New York.” Join us for what is sure to be an interesting program about our neighboring hamlet. Tickets will be on sale ($2 each or 3 for $5) for a beautiful full-sized quilt created by a society member. The drawing is scheduled for Election Day with tickets available until then from society members. The society is thankful for the many donors who helped fund the new roof. The proceeds, along with the remaining capital campaign funds, will go toward painting the society building. The Sheridan Historical Center is located at 2702 Route 20 at the corner of Center Road. For more information, call 672-2201 or 785-1403.

NY Telephone Retirees, former co-workers and friends get-together

The NY Telephone Retirees, former co-workers and friends will hold a get-together luncheon on Monday, June 24 at noon at the East Main Cafe (former Seed Company). 183 E. Main St. Fredonia. Those interested in further details can call 366-3401.