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High wind watch in effect for Western New York

A high wind watch will go into effect for all of Western New York beginning Friday, the National Weather Service in Buffalo announced.

Southwest winds could reach 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph possible. The watch is from Friday morning through Friday afternoon.

“Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines,” the weather service stated. “Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of winds.”

Collins Center Seniors announce plans

COLLINS — Thoughts and prayers to all of the Collins Center Seniors members, friends, and fellow travelers who have been ill or lost a loved one through this difficult year.

The Collins Center Seniors do not expect to have meetings until confident that the members will be safe and restrictions for the number of people allowed to attend is changed.

Group members are keeping optimistic and planning for the future when all can enjoy the freedom to safely socialize and travel once again.

The organizers have scheduled the following trips for this year if restrictions are lifted:

¯ Seneca Niagara Casino: Tuesday, June 1.

¯ “The Magic of Bette & Barry – Musical Tribute Show” at delLago Casino: Tuesday, June 29.

¯ “Fireworks in New York”: July 3 to 6.

¯ “Memories Tribute to Barbara Streisand” at the Riviera Theatre: Sept. 3.

¯ “America’s Wild West”: Sept. 8 to 16.

¯ “Sweet Caroline” Musical Tribute to Neil Diamond at delLago Casino: Tuesday, Oct. 5.

Anyone who is interested in any of the trips is asked to call Irene Pfeifer at 532-4268 or Bridget Farner at 532-9586, travel coordinators, Collins Center Seniors.

Newsletters will be sent to all members in March with more information.

Boat classes being offered

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Dunkirk Flotilla 3-4 is offering the new Boat America Class.

This class qualifies for the eight-hour New York State Boating Safety Certificate and Jet Skis. Learn from the comfort of your home!

The online Zoom class will be held in two separate opportunities: March 27 and 28, from noon to 4 p.m. and another class will be given on April 17 and 18 from noon to 4 p.m.

Participants must complete two consecutive Zoom sessions and exam to receive your Boating Certificate for New York. The class cost is $30 and includes a book.

For more information email: USCGAUX9ER34@gmail.com. Send payment to USCG AUX 9ER 34, 33 Loomis Bay Road, Ashville, NY 14710.


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