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CMHS grads to gather

The alumni of Cardinal Mindszenty High School will hold an All-Years reunion on Saturday at the Dunkirk Elks Club beginning at 6:30 p.m. All alumni and their guests are invited to attend.

The event will feature a presentation by Northern Chautauqua Catholic School Principal Andrew Ludwig, with funds collected going to support the lone Catholic educational institution in Chautauqua County. Reservations are not required or is a jacket and tie. However, letter sweaters are encouraged.

Gowanda VFW indoor yard sale seeks vendors

GOWANDA — The Gowanda VFW, 20 Sandhill Road, will hold an indoor yard sale Friday Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendor costs are $20 for an inside table or $15 for an outside table under the carport. Call the post with any questions or to reserve a table at 532-5817.

Fredonia food pantry open Aug. 21

On Saturday, Aug. 21, the Fredonia Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. until noon in Fredonia Presbyterian Church at 219 Central Ave. The pantry serves the needs of residents of Fredonia, area ZIP code 14063, including Pomfret, Sheridan, and Laona. All guests receive one or more bags of non-perishable food. Number of bags given out depends on family size.

Dog census happening in Pomfret

Pomfret is issuing a reminder for town and village of Fredonia residents that the dog census/enumeration is still being conducted. Any dog four months of age must be licensed per the state Ag & Markets Law. Follow the instructions on the mailer previously sent.

Return the green post card to the Pomfret Town Clerks Office, 9 Day St., Fredonia. The $10 enumeration will be in effect beginning Aug. 13. This is a fee in addition to the cost of the license. Proof of current rabies certificate and proof of the dog being spayed or neutered is needed at time of issuing license. Fees are $8 if spayed or neutered or $18 if not spayed or neutered.

Polish dinner set for Sept. 15

The Blessed Mary Angela Holy Name Society will be serving a Traditional Polish Dinner with Pierogi, Golombki, Kielbasa with Red Kapusta, Mashed Baby Red Potatoes and Rye Bread with butter on Sept. 15. The Holy Name Society will be welcoming back Babcia’s Pierogies who will be providing all the Polish Food using recipes handed down by the owners’ grandparents.

Babcia’s Pierogies are a staple at the Broadway Market and will also be bringing down their freezer truck with many other varieties of Polish food for sale. Tickets are on Sale at Big Rick’s on Lake Shore Drive East and the 4th Ward Deli on Doughty Street. Just as last year, tickets are $15 each or two for $25.

This will be the first event that we will once again allow indoor seating in our Social Center located at 324 Townsend St. We will practice New York state guidelines for social distancing and have 100 seats available or use our drive-through.

Dinners will be served from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Conservancy annual meeting Aug. 11

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy will hold its 2021 annual meeting at the Harbor Hotel in Celoron on Wednesday, Aug. 11th from 5 to 7 p.m. This year’s featured speaker will be Vincent Cotrone, Urban Forester at Penn State Cooperative Extension, who will be presenting “The Role of Trees and Forests for Healthy Lakes and Streams.” In addition to the presentation, attendees will also learn about current and upcoming CWC conservation programs and activities and participate in CWC’s annual election of board directors. This year’s new and renewing nominees are Michael Jabot, Bill Locke, Craig Seger, Deborah Trefts and William Ward.

The cost of attendance is $35 per person, which includes refreshments, heavy hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket to the bar during the outdoor welcome reception from 5-6 p.m. and entrance to the meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m.. There will also be a cash bar on site. Reservations are required. RSVPs and payments are due by 5 p.m. on Aug. 3. RSVPs can be made by going to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-annual-meeting-tickets-163198399807 or calling the CWC office at 716-664-2166.

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to preserve and enhance the water quality, scenic beauty and ecological health of the lakes, streams, wetlands and watersheds of the Chautauqua region. Over the past 31 years, the CWC has conserved over 1,100 acres of land at 31 nature preserves across Chautauqua County. For more information, please visit our website at chautauquawatershed.org and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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