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Grape Belt Seniors plan for new year

Grape Belt Seniors ended 2021 with a Christmas luncheon. With 59 people in attendance, the seniors enjoyed a luncheon with pizza and ice cream. They also had a speaker to answer questions about cell phones, IPads, etc. Members started the new year with their aerobics class which is on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Masonic Lodge from 9 to 10 a.m. The dues for 2022 are now being collected.

Day trips for 2022 are: Syrup and Slots (Allegany Casino) on May 26; Lockport Locks and Canal Cruise, Herschel carousel museum and Platters Chocolate on June 14; a Buffalo double decker bus tour, canal side, Curly’s and Parkside Candy on July 19; Niagara on the Lake to see “Damn Yankees,” time on your own and Betty’s for dinner on Sept. 22; possible trips for Yankee baseball in Cleveland on July 1 and Pittsburg on July 6 and a trip for August TBA. For more information, call Judy at 716-672-5778. For extended day trips call Marianne at 716-672-5274.

Fire commissioners to meet Monday

PORTLAND — The Board of Commissioners of the Portland Fire District will hold the annual reorganizational meeting of the Board on Monday at 7:30 p.m. to be followed immediately by the January regular meeting.

Humane Society updates policy

Lakeshore Humane Society holds Open Adoption Hours each Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at its Adoption Center, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk. The public is welcome to see dogs and cats in need of loving homes.

Regardless of vaccination status, masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times on LHS grounds. Those who are not feeling well or have been around others testing positive for COVID, are asked to delay visits until feeling better. Tours of the facility will not be given. COVID guidelines can change according to the latest information from New York State. Check the LHS website (www.lakeshorehumanesociety.org) for updates.

The Cat’s Meow Boutique, located in the lobby, will be open for purchases by the public.

No individual appointments will be made during Open Adoption Hours. However, individual appointments are available throughout the week and can be made by leaving a message at 716-672-1991; press “1” for dogs or “2” for cats.

For more information, see the LHS website, visit the LHS Facebook page (Lakeshore Humane Society, Inc), or call 672-1991.

Board of Health to meet virtually Jan. 20

The Chautauqua County Board of Health will hold its meeting on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 6 p.m. by remote access – to view the meeting on-line go to: https://www.facebook.com/myhealthycounty/

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public may participate in privilege of the floor by emailing a statement prior to the Board of Health Meeting to raters@chqgov.com. Emailed statements shall be read during the Privilege of the Floor.

Public presentation of 2021 Chautauqua County shared services initiative plan to be held on Jan. 12

DUNKIRK — The Chautauqua County Shared Services Initiative Panel recently met to approve the 2021 Chautauqua County Shared Services Initiative Plan. The panel met its quorum and approved the plan. As required by New York state, the plan must be presented to the public. This public presentation will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 4:30 p.m. at the Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Masks and social distancing will be required. Anyone seeking further information may call Rebecca Wurster, planning coordinator in the Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Development, at 366-3620.

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