Moose and the Bulletproof Blues Band to make MOP debut tonight
Tonight's concert on the pier, sponsored by the Columbus Club, will feature Ellard James "Moose" Boles, a blues performer who was a featured writer and performer with the late Lou Reed.
Boles, a veteran blues singer and song-writer has also played with Gregg Allman and now is a regular featured entertainer in Key West, Florida.
He will perform several numbers with three local musicians who play in the band Imortal from Silver Creek. Imortal includes the Bogosian brothers, Alex and Zak, as well as Tevor Cole on drums. They have performed at Willowfest and opened for Dio, a heavy metal band.
All teens, the members of Imortal have been working on several blues tunes to back Moose.
The set list will include traditional numbers from Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton and Johnny Lang.
Moose is no stranger to the western New York music scene. He played with the band "Freeze" in the 1970s before connecting with Allman and then Reed. Freeze was a popular draw at Mulligan's Beach Club and Mickey Rats.
"I am happy to be touring up north and visiting western New York again," said Moose.
He promised a story or two about his travels and tours in addition to an evening of popular blues/rock music.
Again, food will be available as well as a beer tent.
This festival, like all City of Dunkirk Festivals, is offered to the public free of charge thanks to the generous support of our corporate partners, Brooks Memorial Hospital, Shults Resale Center, Advanced Production Group, Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce, Coors Light, NRG Energy, DFT Communications, and National Grid.
More details on this or any other festival can be found at www.visitdunkirk.com, or on Facebook, Dunkirk Festivals.
Farmers' Market in South Dayton Saturday
On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Farmers' Market will be held on the South Dayton Village Square. There will be fresh produce from the farm, Amish baked goods, donuts, jams, pickles, homemade aprons, potholders, candles, and Oakes Traveling Mercantile with an assortment of bulk foods including dips, flours, pie fillings.
Also, at 11 a.m., music in the gazebo will be provided by Heidi Howard's Family.
Come shop the Farmers' Market and visit Heidi's Piano Studio's Open House on Park Street opposite the Village Square.
Picnic for Leon residents Saturday
A picnic for all Leon residents will be held on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the firehall.
Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass.
Hot dogs and paper products will be provided. A bounce house and games are planned for children. Bingo is planned for both adults and children.
Call Town Historian Pat Bromley at 296-5709 with any questions or suggestions.
Stag picnic for Hose 4 Friday
There will be a Dunkirk Murray Hose Company 4 members only stag picnic at the Dunkirk Exempt Firemen's Association, 203 Central Ave., Dunkirk on Friday from 5 to 10 p.m. This event is free of charge.
Hanover Republican Club picnic Sunday
The Town of Hanover Republican Club's annual picnic will be held on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hanover Bicentennial Park on King Road (just west of Hanover Road.)
Many elected officials and candidates for the November election will be in attendance.
Barbecued hamburgers, corn on the cob, salads, desserts and refreshments will be available, along with a silent auction and 50-50 drawing.
The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.
Call 934-2170 for more information or directions to the park.
Revitalize Dunkirk meeting tonight
The next Revitalize Dunkirk meeting is scheduled at the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk today at 6:30 p.m.
All interested residents of the area are invited to share ideas and work toward a more attractive and vibrant, economically viable community.
Picture explained by city DPW
As announced in the OBSERVER's Community Notebook on Tuesday, residents in the area radiating from Benton Street and Roberts Road experienced low water pressure that day while Millennium Parkway contractors replaced a broken 20-inch main valve to return the Fourth Ward and Industrial Park system to full capacity and fire protection.
During the work, hydrants were flowed by city water maintenance workers to monitor pressure and line function - as pictured on page A3 of Wednesday's OBSERVER. Dunkirk DPW thanks residents for their patience, and for their curiosity, as their area's water system was briefly slowed down so it could be repaired to full service.
Pomfret Town Hall closed Friday
The Pomfret Town Hall building will be closed Friday in order to accommodate traffic for the Fredonia Farm Festival.
Community Health and Information Resource Fair scheduled rain or shine for Saturday
The Community Health and Information Resource Fair is scheduled rain or shine for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Graf Building parking lot at the corner of 3rd St. and Central Ave in Dunkirk. Free health and wellness screenings will be available throughout the day. There will be a martial arts demo team at 2 p.m. The event also features food, music, giveaways, and education about diet and nutrition, self breast awareness, and HIV.
Speakers will address important health topics. The event is hosted by the Chautauqua County Health Department through the generosity of the GRAF Realty Corp LLC and the City of Dunkirk.