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Dunkirk Senior Center sets cell phone class

The Dunkirk Senior Center will hold a cell phone class on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. Call the Center at 366-7530 to register.

United Seniors set final meeting for year

The United Seniors met today Nov. 8 at The Kosciuszko Club. Thirty-six members attended. The next and last meeting of the year will be Dec. 13. Meetings will resume at The Kosciuszko Club in March. Members were welcomed along with guests who included David Ludemin, Marsha Sullivan, Delores Fairbanks.

Everyone said The Pledge of Allegiance, and sang “God Bless America.” Then the invocation prayer was said. Birthdays were announced, for this month, and included John Binko, Rose Cerrie, Patricia Gloss, Virginia Nedveski, Jane Penhollow.

Next month the menu will be as follows: baked breaded Pork Chops, Swiss Steak (with green peppers and tomatoes), mashed potatoes, side of gravy, mixed vegetables, tossed salad and ice cream for dessert.

Those who haven’t already paid for next month, send $11 to: Evonne Hennebery, P.O. Box 706, Dunkirk, N.Y. 14048. Our members who are veterans were honored with a beautiful cake. They are as follows: Charles Alamo, Army; Anthony Borrello, Army; Fred Summerton, Army; John Binko, Army; Kathy Hobbs, Air Force; John Wiedenhoffer, Army; Louie Kelemens, Army. The Collins Center Seniors group participates in the Macy’s letters to Santa. Susan Styborski had members of The United Senior Citizens, fill out Letters to Santa, for “Make a Wish Foundation,” where Macy’s, donates $1 for every letter.

The United Seniors were asked to help and responded with great enthusiasm and contributed 230 letters for the event. Raffle winners were Tina Richthammer, Judy Presutti, Robin Carr, Rosemary Mancuso. Callers Hennebery and Riley were thanked.

Shared Services hearings Dec. 13

The Chautauqua County Shared Services Initiative Panel recently met to discuss and identify projects within the 2021 Chautauqua County Shared Services Initiative Plan. Three public hearings will be conducted for residents to ask questions and offer comments about the plan.

The hearings will all be on Monday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m.

All public hearings will be held with social distancing protocols at the Gerace Office Building, Room 331, 3 North Erie St.

Anyone seeking further information may call Planning Coordinator Rebecca Wurster in the Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Development at 716-366-3620.

Gingerbread house competition planned

The Darwin R. Barker Library & Museum in Fredonia is hosting a gingerbread house competition this year during Miracle on Main Street on Saturday, Dec. 4. The winner will be decided by people’s choice, receive a $100 prize, and have their gingerbread house featured on our website along with a history of the building depicted.

All are welcome to join, but gingerbread houses must be based on a building in Fredonia to qualify. To participate, bring your gingerbread house to the Darwin R. Barker Library & Museum’s Steele Room between 10 and 11 a.m. and pick it back up between 7 to 9 p.m. The houses will be displayed and voted on from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Museum will be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4.

Falcon Club plans live music

The First Ward Falcon Club, 341 Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk, will be starting the Thanksgiving holiday off with music by The Untouchables on Wednesday Nov. 24 from 7 to 11 p.m.. Also, the club is open regular hours on Thanksgiving.

Special town meeting in Hanover

Hanover Town Supervisor Todd Johnson has called a special meeting for 10 a.m. Monday at the Hanover Town Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the proposed conversion of lighting at multiple town facilities to LED lighting through the NYSEG Small Business Direct Installation Program facilitated by Lime Energy. The board will also discuss any other business that may come before them.

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