Community notebook

Hazardous waste collection event June 3

The city of Dunkirk will host a Household Hazardous Waste collection event on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lucas Avenue facility. The event is sponsored by Chautauqua County, state DEC, Storer’s Container Service and Chautauqua County Hazmat.

Materials accepted include used auto fluids, drain cleaners, glue, paint, aerosol cans, varnishes, turpentine, solvents, weed killers and pesticides. Items not accepted include batteries, electronics, prescription drugs, sharps, drywall compound, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and waste oil. The registration form, which contains a complete list of acceptable/unacceptable items, can be found on the city’s website www.cityofdunkirk.com, city hall in the city clerk’s office, city treasurer’s office or Public Works Department or by calling 716-661-8424 for more information.

Completed registration forms will be collected from residents on Saturday, June 3.

City service, parade set for Monday

Mayor Wilfred Rosas and the City of Dunkirk Festivals and Special Events department are proud to announce the Annual Memorial Day Parade in downtown Dunkirk. The parade is sponsored by DFT Communications, Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hometown Insurance, Dunkirk Elks Lodge 922, Dunkirk Exempts Firemen, Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club and Dunkirk Professional Firefighters Local 616.

The Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council will host a memorial service starting Monday at 10 a.m. in Memorial Park followed by the parade at 11 on Central Avenue to Washington Park.

For more information about Dunkirk’s summer schedule of events or local attractions, please visit www.cityofdunkirk.com or Facebook at Dunkirk Festivals & Special Events or call Ryan Hall (716) 366-9886.

State eases up on construction for holiday

State Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York State highways will be suspended from 6 a.m. today to 6 a.m. Tuesday to ease travel throughout the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

“Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer season, and New Yorkers across the state will be hitting the road to enjoy time with friends and family,” Governor Hochul said. “We are suspending construction on state roads to help ease traffic and ensure that everyone is able to reach their destination safely and with minimal delays. I urge everyone traveling this weekend to do their part by planning ahead and driving responsibly.”

Motorists should be aware that some work may continue behind permanent concrete barriers or for emergency repairs. The construction suspension aligns with New York State’s Drivers First Initiative, which prioritizes the convenience of motorists to minimize traffic congestion and travel delays due to road and bridge work.

Sinclairville Memorial Day

service set

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Village of Sinclairville will hold its 99th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Service on Monday May 29, at 9 a.m. Any groups or organizations interested in marching please be at the post office by 8:30 a.m. The Memorial Service will be held afterward in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Congregation sets Sunday service

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua, at 222 Temple St. in Fredonia, holds a Sunday Worship Service at 11 a.m., both at their physical location and on Zoom. For those wishing to join virtually, 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 May is Creativity. On Sunday, members Leanna McMahon, Karin Cockram, Janey Wagner and Barb Albert will present a service on freeing up your creativity to enhance your joy. Following the service, there will be coffee, tea, and light refreshments.

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 our website at www.uucnc.org or call at 716-679-7944.

Forestville yard sales June 10

FORESTVILLE — Forestville Community Yard Sales will be Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents can still sign up to participate at Evans Bank or Cave’s Market.

The Forestville Fire Department will have a chicken barbecue from noon until sold out at the Fire Hall.


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