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Sheridan VFW Post 2556 to hold Lakeshore Flea Market Jan. 15

SHERIDAN — Need a cabin fever reliever? Mark those calendars for Saturday, Jan. 15 to attend the Lakeshore Flea Market at the VFW Post, 2556 Route 20.

The market is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features vendors from Silver Creek, Dunkirk, Fredonia, Forestville and Buffalo. Shop for vintage toys, jewelry, mid-century decor, glass, knives, collectibles, housewares, sports cards, coins, records, movies, CDs and lots more. In addition to the flea market, there will be breakfast and lunch served by the VFW.

The breakfast menu offers Danish, breakfast sandwiches on homemade biscuits, fresh brewed coffee. The lunch menu features homemade chili, soup of the week, pizza and wings. The VFW also offers a full-service bar for a variety of beverages.

Most folks do not realize that there are two beautiful rooms at the VFW. Many have dined in the front banquet room during the VFW’s Friday night fish fry. There is a second lovely banquet room where the flea market takes place. This room is available for smaller weddings, funeral breakfasts, showers, school reunions, family get-togethers or whatever your needs. So, come browse on Saturday, Jan. 15 and support local vendors and veterans.

For booth rental and information, call 814-779-5553. The Sheridan VFW will also hold flea markets on Feb. 12, March 12 and å 23.

Darwin R. Barker Library sets events

Join Darwin R. Barker Library in January for virtual storytimes via Zoom. Read stories with the library staff at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 10; Friday, Jan. 14; Friday, Jan. 21; Monday, Jan. 24 and Friday, Jan. 28.

Craft supply bags with instructions for three crafts will be available for pickup at the library, 7 Day St. Fredonia, by Monday while supplies last.

All programs are free of charge. All children are welcome.

To register for storytime and crafts, send an e-mail including the child’s name and a phone number to childrenslibrarian@barkerlibrary.org

Nature Preserve open house Saturday

ASHVILLE — The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy’s open house at its Dobbins Woods Nature Preserve, located on Bly Hill Road, has been rescheduled for Saturday between 2 and 3 p.m. The public is invited to stop by and take a walk, snowshoe or cross-country ski around the new loop trail, weather permitting.

Free coffee and hot cocoa will be offered, and CWC staff will be on hand to talk about upcoming CWC water quality and habitat conservation projects. Attendees are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. RSVPs are appreciated and can be made by calling 716-664-2166, ext. 1001, or emailing info@chautauquawatershed.org.

Should the event need to be canceled due to weather or illness, a notice will be posted on CWC’s Facebook page and website.

Reminder issued on Route 60 meeting Wednesday

The New York State Department of Transportation has issued a reminder regarding a public information meeting on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. pertaining to a proposed highway improvement project scheduled to begin next fall on State Route 60, from State Route 83 to U.S. Route 20, in the town of Pomfret.

The informal, open house meeting will be at the Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St., in Fredonia. The session will feature displays about the project and provide an opportunity for discussion with NYSDOT representatives, who will be available to receive comments and answer individual questions. No formal presentation will be made. All meeting attendees will be required to wear a mask.

The purpose of the project is to improve highway operations and enhance safety along State Route 60 by widening the road to accommodate a center, two-way left-turn lane. The project also calls for the replacement of an existing box culvert south of State Route 83 to help prevent flooding and the extension of the existing sidewalk from the roundabout to McAllister Road.

For further information, or to request a sign language interpreter or assistive listening system, please contact Robert Schaller, assistant regional design engineer, at (716) 847-3043, or write to the New York State Department of Transportation, 100 Seneca Street, Buffalo, New York 14203, and reference Project Identification Number 5814.50.

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