Community notebook

Brocton-Portland seniors gather

BROCTON — The Brocton-Portland Seniors met Feb. 28 in the Brocton Legion at 11 a.m. for social hour.

The Lord’s Prayer, a moment of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by George Travis. Bill Phillips, Kathy Dingledy, Mary Carey and Christina Galardo had tables set in bright colors with yellow daffodil centerpieces.

After the noon delicious luncheon, minutes and the reasurer’s report were approved. President Robin Carr said a committee the month before decides a catered or tureen meal, and a program .They also set up and clean up. Bingo will be played if there is no program.

New members Kathy Doruszewski, Angela Hall, Shane and Janice West and Dale and Maureen Davis were welcomed. An Amish meal is planned for June.

February birthdays were Debbie Delcamp, Kathy Hobbs and Brenda Beehler. Door prizes went to Tom Hebeisen and Linda Burton. There were 11 raffle winners and eight daffodil winners. The next meeting is Tuesday at 11 a.m. for social hour. Two soups from Domus Fare will go with members’ sandwiches and desserts.

A committee of Margaret Jagoda, Edie Seekings, Linda Riley and Linda Burton have a program in the works, with Bingo to follow. New members are welcome.

Cookie sale taking place at SUNY

Girl Scout Troops from Northern Chatauqua Catholic School, Dunkirk and Brocton will be holding Girl Scout Cookie booth sales at the State University of New York at Fredonia from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the University Common building in the hall between the Campus Bookstore and Starbucks. All cookies are $6 a package. The girls will be using their proceeds for community service proects and troop events.

Environmental talk set for Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — On Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy Director of Conservation Twan Leenders, will present “Environmental Green: How Our Ecological and Economic Health Can Only Improve Collaboratively.”

Leenders will discuss how smart conservation is an essential piece of planning for smart economic growth and how we can best put in place policies to ensure that we can sustainably maintain our environmental health in a rapidly changing world while at the same time make improvements where needed. Leenders will also discuss the work that CWC is doing to accomplish this, including some preliminary findings of the organization’s Comprehensive Regional Conservation Implementation Strategy — an analysis of the county’s entire surface area that identifies regions in greatest need of protection, as well as those areas where economic development makes the most sense. The presentation is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, GreenUp Jamestown, and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Jamestown.

Congregation sets Sunday service

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua, at 222 Temple Street in Fredonia, holds a Sunday worship Service at 11 a.m., both at their physical location and on Zoom. For those wishing to join us virtually, please visit https://tinyurl.com/caluucnc. Click on “Worship Service” on the date you are attending and scroll down for the Zoom link. For those attending the in-person service, please follow the driveway and park in the lower lot behind the building.

The theme for March is vulnerability. On Sunday, guest speaker Bridget Russell will speak on “Finding Vulnerability Through Life Challenges.” Facing and experiencing fear through various life challenges can create and develop our courage. This development of courage in the face of devastation can uncover our true expression of vulnerability, which ultimately leads to self-acceptance and the ability to embrace ourselves for our individual life choices.

Russell is an associate professor at SUNY Fredonia in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in speech-language pathology for over 25 years. Her research involves the assessment and treatment of voice and respiratory disorders of speech. She has presented her work locally, nationally, and internationally and has produced published work in professional journals and in higher education textbooks.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua strives to be a vibrant, welcoming, multigenerational, diverse community enlivened by the power of radical love. For more information about us, visit the website at www.uucnc.org or call at 716-679-7944.

South Dayton plans Easter drawings

SOUTH DAYTON — The South Dayton Fire Department Activities Hall is planning drawings for hams and Easter baskets and free refreshments to help support the South Dayton Volunteer Fire Co. at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Any questions or pick-up information can be answered by calling Vice President Trish Stoll at 716-801-0916 or emailing trishandjason1118@gmail.com.


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