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BOCES sponsors COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinic

Erie 2 Board of Cooperative Educational Services will be sponsoring a COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at 21 E. Second St. in Dunkirk.

To reserve a time slot, residents are asked to call 949-8450 or email ksnyder@e2ccb.org to register before Thursday. The clinic is being administered by The Chautauqua Center and Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES.

This is first dose Moderna clinic for anyone 18 and older. The BOCES literacy program will be on site with registration, provide translators for Spanish-speaking residents, offer light refreshments while registering and waiting after the vaccine.

City announces brush pickup plans

The City of Dunkirk Public Works Department announces that brush pickup will begin on Monday in District A. District B will be picked up the week of May 10, District C will be picked up the week of May 17 and District D will be picked up the week of May 24.

Brush must be at the curb by 7:30 a.m. on the Monday of the respective collection week but no earlier than the previous Saturday. City crews will collect each area only once.

Brush placed at the curb after the crews pass by will not be collected and will be ticketed as a violation of the City Code and property owners will be prosecuted. Brush should be bundled with string or twine no more than 4 feet long, diameter of no more than 18 inches and shall weigh no more than 65 pounds.

Bundles should be placed between the sidewalk and curb but should not be placed near any posts, trees, water or sewer boxes, etc. which could be damaged during removal operations. Brush placed on City property other than the area fronting the respective residential property will be ticketed.

City residents may also drop brush off at the Public Works facility on Lucas Avenue. When dumping, note the separate pile for leaves, pine and other woods. Please do not mix.

Residents may refer to the 2021 Curbside Collection Schedule for further information.

Coming up…

SATURDAY, MAY 1

Harvest Chapel Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue — Harvest Chapel Free Methodist and Missions of Helping Hands, 39 Matteson St., Fredonia. Will hold a Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue from 3 to 6 p.m, $12, take-out only.

SUNDAY, MAY 2

Brocton Fire Company Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue — The Brocton Fire Company will hold a drive-through chicken barbecue at the Fire Hall, 80 Lake Ave., from noon until sold out. Twelve dollars, including two sides. For details, call 410-1932.

FRIDAY, MAY 7

Dunkirk High School Honor Society Weidner’s chicken barbecue event — Dunkirk High School’s National Honor Society will host a chicken barbecue from 3 to 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. This is the rescheduled event from last March 2020. All tickets that were purchased for the original event will be honored. There are also additional tickets for sale. To purchase tickets, contact the high school main office.

Taste of South dinner — The Juneteenth 2021 Celebration Committee will sponsor the Annual Taste of the South from 4 to 6 p.m. at Open Door No. 3 Church of God in Christ, 59 Lake Shore Drive West, Dunkirk. Dinners are take-out only following COVID guidelines. Southern-style African American down home barbecue features ribs, chicken, shredded pork, many sides. For details, tickets, call Laurie at 785-7900 or Loretta at 363-1102. Public welcome.

SUNDAY, MAY 9

Forestville United Methodist Church Mother’s Day chicken barbecue — Forestville United Methodist Church, 3 Park St., will hold its annual barbecue from noon until sold out. Adult dinners (¢ chicken and sides) only, $12 each. Drive through service only. Drive up in front of church for delivery to car. Call 965-2506 for details.

FRIDAY, MAY 14

SUNY Fredonia Commencement Eve Pops event, 7:30 p.m., virtual format. See Fredonia.edu Rockefeller Arts section for details

SATURDAY, MAY 15

St. John’s United Church of Christ, turkey dinner — St. John’s UCC, 738 Central Ave., Dunkirk, will hold a turkey dinner, presale only. Tickets are $11 each. Order by May 7, at 366-0710. Dinners are take-out only. Pick up between 4:30 and 6 p.m. Enter the church parking lot on Eagle Street.

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