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Brush pick-up planned in Fredonia

The village of Fredonia will be picking up limbs and yard waste beginning Monday, April 3 at 7 a.m. collection will continue until every village street has been completed. Bags and brush are collected separately by different crews. All items for collection must be at the curb no later than 7 Monday morning. In no case will there be repeat collection of areas completed.

All yard waste must be bagged or in barrels. We encourage you to use biodegradable bags barrels and all limbs and brush must be tied with twine. Limbs and brush must be cut no longer than 4 feet in length with bundles being no larger than 18 inches in diameter. Bundles and bags are limited to 65 pounds in weight. There is no collection of loose material. No loose leaves will be picked up.

Residents are reminded that they can bring yard waste to 176 Eagle St. No bags or containers shall be left behind.

Zoar Valley area closed for upgrades

The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation this week announced the temporary closure of the Valentine Flats parking area and trail at Zoar Valley. The parking area and trail will be closed weekdays. This closure is necessary to accommodate tree removal work at the site required to advance the construction of a new Americans with Disabilities-compliant and accessible trail.

The Valentine Flats parking area and trail are anticipated to reopen in April for a period of time after this preliminary tree removal work is completed. The Valentine Flats parking area and trail will close again during the summer to accommodate construction of the new trail. DEC will notify the public prior to the summer closure.

The addition of the new trail at Valentine Flats is among a suite of improvements to promote public safety and enhance the visitor experience at one of Western New York’s most scenic and ecologically diverse natural areas.

Author to be in Fredonia Saturday

Join local author and illustrator Dr. Karla~La and her cast of storybook characters for a delightful spring book signing on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Next Chapter Bookstore located at 12 Park Place, Fredonia.

Dr. Karla~La’s colorful and expanding series of transformative tales (for children of all ages) involve a variety of themes including dyslexia, giftedness, heightened perception (HSPs), grief, after-death-communication, courage, and creativity.

Come meet WANDA the giant wandering Westfield snail, MEARTH the happy garden toad, MODGE the snArtist, DOLLY the Llama, and a glowing dragonfly named WAYNE. Stop in and say hi, peruse the quaint bookstore for books, artwork, and gifts, and be sure to bring questions and curiosity.

Mobile food pantry coming to Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Food Pantry and village of Silver Creek Mobile Food Pantry will be on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at 172 Central Ave., the municipal parking lot. Please enter from Jackson right to Montgomery, right onto Lincoln and Left into the Municipal Parking lot.

There are no income or residential restrictions This is a first come first serve event. All are welcome to attend this free food event. For those with questions, call the village clerk’s office at 716-934-3240.

Lenten recital continues Wednesday

The First United Presbyterian Church of Dunkirk will present a Lenten Recital on Wednesday at noon in the church sanctuary, 19 W. Fourth St. Je Jin Lee, pianist, will perform. This free musical program is designed to provide members of the church community and the general public with an opportunity for a period of peaceful reflection and contemplation during the hour at mid-week, throughout the Advent and Lenten seasons.

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