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Central Christian Academy



Central Christian Academy on Central Ave. in Dunkirk, has begun accepting new applications for all grades for the Fall 2023-24 school year.

Central Christian Academy has offered northern Chautauqua county a safe, faith-based education since 1981 with small class sizes and a low teacher to student ratio. Our students get lots of individual attention to help them succeed in their academics and life. We have a full range of classes from three-year-old preschool through twelfth grade. By registering early, new families can hold a place for their children in our upcoming fall classes. The registration form and all necessary information can be found on our website at www.DunkirkCCA.org. You can also stop by the school to pick up a registration packet and schedule a tour of our school.

Please visit our website at www.DunkirkCCA.org or call the office for more information at 716-366-6634.

Sheridan Auxiliary holds meeting

SHERIDAN — On March 13 the Sherican Auxiliary 6390 had its monthly meeting. Several decisions and plans were made. The group donated to the following entities; the VA Medical Center in Erie, the Niagara Honor Flight and an organization that is sending Easter baskets to troops. There is a box in the lobby of the post until Easter, collecting things for homeless veterans. Examples of items that are needed are blankets, socks, flashlights, towels, washclothes, etc. A bake sale is planned for March 31 at the club. The auxiliary is also going to be selling Fowler’s candy bars.

After the business meeting, members wrote greeting cards, which they had brought with them, for the “Mail Call” event which will be held on the Honor Flight in April. The next meeting will be April 11 at the post. Members are encouraged to attend as we will be voting for officers for the coming year.

Imagine Forestville meets March 22

FORESTVILLE — Imagine Forestville will hold its next meeting on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Forestville Meeting House located at 37 Center St. in the former village. Guest speaker Carol Markham will present “Let’s BLOOM — Gardening for Wildlife with Native Plants” to help residents plan and prepare gardens for the upcoming BLOOM 2023 season sponsored by Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, (NCCF).

Markham is the Conservationist at the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy and heads up the new LakeScapes program, a free personal yard consultation that teaches homeowners small changes they can make in their own yards that will not only enhance and create necessary insect and wildlife habitat but improve water quality and overall health of our lakes and communities.

Other topics that will be covered at the meeting will be the Forestville Garden Team update, trail cleaning plans, fundraising and other community projects.

For more information call Aimee Rogers at 716-965-4321.

Club Associates hear from DeJoy

The Northern Chautauqua Club Associates recently held its regular monthly meeting at the Dom Polski Club in Dunkirk. Club director, Curt Wolnik, welcomed the group. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of silence for deceased club members.

All officers were present, and one member club was absent.

Secretary Jim Pryll read the minutes of the last meeting, and treasurer, Tom Halicki, gave the financial report.

Guest speaker was Mr. Vince DeJoy, the director of Planning and Development for the city of Dunkirk. He gave an interesting talk about downtown redevelopment plans, and the use of $10 million the city may receive, and the procedure for its procurement. He spoke of various projects, beginning at the pier and working down Central Ave. He mentioned several vacant properties, and even a possible Amtrak stop in the city. He then fielded several questions from the audience, answering them to the approval of the persons asking.

Upcoming events include a meat party to be held at the J. Carter Knapp Post in Forestville on March 25.

The next meeting of the Association will be on March 26, 10:30 a.m. at the Kosciuszko Club, Nevins St. in Dunkirk. Any club member is invited to attend.


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