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Firefighters To Serve Pancakes

LAKEWOOD – An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast for the Falconer Junior Firefighters will be held from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s in Lakewood. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $6. The junior firefighters are raising money for training at the New York Fire Academy.

Mina Board To Meet Feb. 13

FINDLEY LAKE – The town of Mina will hold its monthly board meeting on Feb. 13, at 7 p.m., at 2883 North Road, Findley Lake.

Valentine’s Dinner Set For Feb. 8

FALCONER – Falconer Women of the Moose Chapter 134 will host a Valentine’s spaghetti dinner Saturday, Feb. 8 from 5-7 p.m. Dinner includes: spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread and dessert. Takeouts are available. Donation of $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under is asked. The dinner is open to members and qualified guests.

Legion To Host Karaoke Tonight

LAKEWOOD – Lakewood American Legion Post 1286 will be hosting Jules R Us karaoke today from 7-10 p.m. Dinners will be served from 5-9 p.m. All members and guests are welcome; please sign in.

Historical

Society To Meet

RANDOLPH – The Randolph Historical Society will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building. Ted Brown will be presenting part two of his bus trip down memory lane. This time he will start in downtown Randolph and continue through East Randolph to Stillson’s Pond. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

AARP Chapter 844 To Meet

SALAMANCA – The Salamanca AARP Chapter 844 will meet on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Salamanca Senior Center, 18 Main St., Salamanca. Featured guest will be Judy Mahnk, a local poetess, who will speak to the membership about the recent book of poetry she has published, entitled “Pebbles on My Path and Blessings in My Life.” Members are encouraged to continue with community service projects, namely clipping coupons for the military and donations of nonperishable food items for the local food bank.

Spaghetti Dinner Set For Feb. 8

SOUTH DAYTON – A spaghetti dinner will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, from 3-6 p.m. at the South Dayton Fire Hall, 34 Maple St. The cost is $8.50 for adults, and $6.50 for seniors and children under 12. Pre-sale tickets are available for $8 per adult and $6 per senior or child.

Church To

Hold Breakfast

RIPLEY – On Saturday, Feb. 8, the Ripley United Methodist Church is having an all you can eat breakfast. The menu consists of made to order eggs – including omelets, bacon, sausage, pancakes, biscuits and sausage gravy, orange juice and coffee. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. They are serving breakfast from 8-11 a.m. in the fellowship hall, and all proceeds benefit Hospice. The church is located at 84 W. Main St., Ripley.

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Blood Drive

Cancelled Today

CHERRY CREEK – A blood drive scheduled for today Cherry Creek has been cancelled due to cold weather concerns. A make-up date has not been announced.

Garbage Service Rescheduled

Celoron’s garbage collection has been canceled for today due to predictions of sub-zero temperatures and has been re-scheduled for Wednesday.

Clymer Author To Speak Thursday

CORRY – Clymer author Kathy Otten will speak at the Corry Public Library from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Kathy will discuss the topic “What Drives Your Story? Understanding the Basics of Goal Motivation and Conflict.” The discussion is appropriate for those who like to write fiction, have begun a story but hit a snag or who need help jump-starting their plot. Kathy Otten is the multi-published author of both historical and contemporary romance, and historical fiction, in lengths from short stories to novels. Her latest book, A Tarnished Knight, is scheduled for world-wide release on Feb. 21 and is available exclusively on Amazon in Kindle and paperback formats.

Fredonia State To Hold 3-1-3 Talk

FREDONIA – Area high school juniors interested in starting their college career early can attend an informational meeting to learn about the State University at Fredonia’s 3-1-3 Program at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Room S204A of the Williams Center. The 3-1-3 program allows students to begin taking courses on campus at SUNY Fredonia as fully-admitted students during their senior year in high school. SUNY Fredonia Admissions and Financial Aid officials will be joined by area high school guidance counselors, 3-1-3 students and 3-1-3 program staff to discuss the time-shortened degree program and answer questions from students and their parents. For more information, students can contact their high school guidance counselor or Liza Smith, 3-1-3 program director, at 673-3550. Information is also available at www.Fredonia.edu/tlc.

TOPS Members Weigh-In

Best losers at a recent TOPS NY 721 Jamestown meeting were Doug Brown, TOPS, and Jo Ann Anderson, KOPS. Stephen Crawford received free dues. Carol Kirkpatrick, Janice Eckburg and Barb Linza were prize winners. Lillian and Doug Brown conducted a Chinese auction. The thought was that if someone thinks you are ugly because you are overweight, then they are ugly for thinking it. Chapter weigh-in are 8:30-9:30 a.m. each Thursday, followed by a meeting in the Kidder United Methodist Church, corner of South Main and Cole, Jamestown. For more information, call 763-4626.

Legion To Host Big Band Event

The Herman Kent American Legion Post 777 will host a big band event featuring Razz and his 18 piece orchestra from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Dinner for the evening will be a prime rib buffet with sides, desserts and a salad bar station. All veterans and guests are welcome to attend.

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Reed To Speak At Library Today

Congressman Tom Reed will be at the James Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, today at 5:30 p.m. Reed will discuss topics of the visitors’ choice.

Legion Holds January Meeting

The January meeting of the Chautauqua County American Legion was held recently at the Fredonia Memorial Post 59. Various committee reports were given including one concerning the proposed changes in COLAs and disability claim forms for veterans. Help for homeless veterans was mentioned. Pat Mleczko from the Dunkirk VA Center told about Congressman Tom Reed’s Open House at the Sheridan VFW today. She also told about the expansion or VA Clinic services in Dunkirk. Mention was made about the JR. ROTC spaghetti dinner this Sunday at Legion Post 62 beginning at noon. The next meeting of the County Legion will be on Friday, Feb. 28, at Dunkirk Memorial Post 62.

Infinity Camp Begins Feb. 18

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts is set to host two sessions of a Cultural World Tour Spring Break Camp. Through music, art, dance, theater, language and costume, students will explore various cultures at four-day camp sessions. The sessions are scheduled for Feb. 18-21 and April 14-17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and are $120 per session. For more information, call 664-0991 or visit infinityperformingarts.org.

Library Board

To Meet Tonight

FREWSBURG – The Myers Memorial Library Board of Trustees will meet tonight at 6:30 or immediately after the Association meeting in the library’s community room. The board will be voting on its 2014 officers and the 2014 budget. For more information, call the library at 569-5515. The library hours are Monday-Wednesday 1-8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 2-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to noon.

Cherry Creek Group To Meet

CHERRY CREEK – The Cherry Creek Neighborhood Watch will hold a meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the town hall. The public is invited to attend.

Ripley Board To Meet Thursday

RIPLEY – A regular meeting of the Ripley Central School District Board of Education will be held on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary Library, of the Ripley Central School, for the purpose of any and all items that come before the board. The public is invited to attend.

County Parks Group To Meet

The Chautauqua County Parks Commission will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown. The public is welcome to attend.

War Vets To Hold Annual Meeting

The War Vets Recreation Inc. will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the club house, 3431 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown. The meeting is open to all war veteran paid members in good standing. No one will be admitted after 6:30 p.m.

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Thule Lodge

To Meet Today

FALCONER – The Executive Committee of the Thule Lodge will meet today at 2 p.m. for a planning meeting regarding events and activities for 2014. The meeting will be held in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Falconer. New members are always welcome.

Blood Drive

Set For Sunday

The AMVETS 726 Auxiliary will host a blood drive to benefit the Red Cross on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the AMVETS/American Legion at 364 Fluvanna Ave., Jamestown. Each donor will receive a pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Refreshments and lunch will be provided by the auxiliary.

Monday Prayer Service Planned

ST. BONAVENTURE – A prayer service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place at 7 p.m. Monday in the Thomas Merton Center, and will commence with a candlelight march to the University Chapel. The service will include spoken word, dance, prayer and silent reflection to celebrate Dr. King’s life. Tyrone A. Hall, pastor of Fresh Joy Ministries in Olean, will lead the service. University Ministries and the Damietta Center are sponsoring the event. For more information, email Julianne Wallace in University Ministries at jwallace@sbu.edu.

Post Office

To Close Monday

In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Monday, all post offices will be closed and there will be no residential or business deliveries. There will be limited mail collection from blue boxes in business areas on the holiday. Go to usps.com, to print postage online or find the nearest self-service kiosk.

B&G Club To Be Open Monday

The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown will be open for all youth on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Hours at the club for youth members are noon-5 p.m. All program areas will be open and there will be an afternoon snack. Free swim will be from 1:30-4:30 p.m. From 2:15-3:15 p.m. will be an “International Fair.” Members will “visit” eight different countries and play games and do activities from each country. An international snack will also be served. Youth members can attend at no charge while non-members are $1/day. The club pool will be open for adult members from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The gym and the weight room will be open 7 a.m. to noon. There will be no Adult classes or Infant-Toddler swim classes.

Cornell Co-Op Closed Monday

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It will reopen on Tuesday at 8 a.m.

Busti Auxiliary

To Meet Tuesday

BUSTI – The Busti Fire Department Auxiliary will start the new year with its January meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The auxiliary board of directors will meet with the fire department board of directors at 6 p.m. before the general meeting.

Gerry Auxiliary To Meet Tuesday

GERRY – The Gerry Volunteer Fire Department auxiliary will meet in the fire hall for a tureen dinner on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Members attending should take a dish to pass and their table service. A meeting will follow. New officers will be elected and discussion will be on plans for the new year. All members are encouraged to attend.

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Thrift Store To Offer Bag Sale

The St. James Thrift Store, 141 Institute St., Jamestown, is open each Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In January and February the store features a $2 bag sale – buy one, get one free. Volunteers from the Retired Senior Volunteer Program will be available to assist customers. All proceeds are used to service those in need in the community. Donations of gently used clothing will also be accepted during regular store hours. For more information, call 488-7322.

Trinity Concert Set For Today

Trinity Guitars’ In Our Back Yard Live is set for today beginning at 6:30 p.m. The show will feature Derek Davis and Oliver Burdo. Tickets are still available. Trinity Guitars is located at 800 W. Third St. in Jamestown. For more information, call 665-4490 or search for “In Our Back Yard – Live” on Facebook.

Storytime Set

For Today

LAKEWOOD – Storytime for Preschoolers will take place at Lakewood Memorial Library today and on Tuesdays, Jan. 21 and 28. The library is located at 12 W. Summit St., Lakewood. For more information, call 763-6234.

Falconer Seniors Hold Dinner

Over 50 Falconer Senior Citizen members attended a Christmas lunch held in LaScala’s restaurant. Lloyd and Carol Swain were co-chairs of the event. Ann Moren, president, gave a Christmas greeting. Prayers were led by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Casas, who celebrated their wedding anniversary. Mary Racitano, entertainment chairwoman, introduced James Purpura, soloist, who provided a musical program. Prizes were donated by local merchants. Christmas gifts were exchanged.

County Planning To Meet Jan. 21

MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Planning Board’s monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. at the Gerace Office Building, Room 333, at 3 N. Erie St. in Mayville. If you should have questions regarding this meeting, please contact the Chautauqua County Planning and Economic Development Department at 661-8900.

Briefs

Thrift Store

Seeks Items

The Community Outreach Center Thrift Store is currently accepting gently used clothing and household goods. All proceeds from the sale of these goods benefit local charities. The thrift store is located on the third floor of the First Lutheran Church, corner of Chandler and Center streets. Store hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Religious Class Canceled

Holy Apostles Religious Education is canceled for Sunday due to building renovations. The next scheduled class will be Jan. 26 for all grade levels.

BPU Continues Water Line Work

In Cottage Park, the BPU water employees were back on the scene Thursday, having to repair a second valve in a water main line. Approximately 20 water customers were without water during the repair. Some residents of Lakewood and the Cottage Park area in Busti experienced discolored water throughout Wednesday due to a water main break in the area. Eleven water customers were affected by that break. BPU water employees were also working on a main break on 23rd Street near Washington Street in the city on Thursday. Once service is restored, there may be discolored water in the area and on the north side of the city for 12-24 hours. Those living in the area should not do laundry until they’re sure the water is clear.

Alzheimer’s Assn. To Meet Tuesday

The Alzheimer’s Association monthly Caregiver Support Group will meet on Tuesday from 1-2:30 p.m. in the second-floor conference room at the JAMA Building, 15 S. Main St. in Jamestown. An evening monthly caregiver support group will meet on Thursday from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Fluvanna Community Church on Fluvanna Avenue Extension. The groups are for anyone who is caring for a person with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia related diagnoses. For more information, call 483-5448.

Sewer District Board To Meet

CELORON – The South & Center Chautauqua Lake Sewer Districts Administrative Board will meet Tuesday at the Water Pollution Control Facility in Celoron at noon.

Falconer Native Named Asst. DA

ERIE, Pa. – Elizabeth Vanstrom Hirz, daughter of Jim and Jeanne Vanstrom of Falconer, has been promoted to first assistant district attorney, the Erie Times-News reports. Hirz previously served as the chief deputy district attorney. She joined the office in 2002 and also previously worked as juvenile prosecutor. Hirz was promoted to the chief deputy post in 2009, the Times-News reports.

Lupus Alliance

To Meet

The Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York will hold a New Patient Orientation meeting on Wednesday at the Lupus Alliance office at 3871 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga from 6:30-8 p.m. All newly diagnosed lupus patients, their families and friends are welcome. There will be current literature available, as well as a video and time for questions. There is no charge for the program, however, reservations are necessary. For information and reservations please call the Lupus Alliance at 835-7161.

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Southwestern Board To Meet

The Southwestern Central School Board of Education will hold a regular meeting Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Board of Education Room at the middle school. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct school business. The public is invited to attend.

Bible Studies Begin Jan. 27

LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Baptist Church Women’s Ministries’ Bible studies will begin again from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27. The group will meet regularly on Mondays and delve into the topic Hebrews: The Nearness of King Jesus by Lisa Harper, a seven-week DVD study with workbook. Hebrews was a sermon for a specific people and culture in the midst of martyrdom and persecution, but is also relevant for Christians today. The cost of the workbook is $15. Those interested should pre-register by calling study leader Pene Hutton Yates at 499-2989 or emailing phutton@netsync.net on or before Jan. 20. All sessions will be held at Lakewood Baptist Church, 150 Erie St., Lakewood. Those attending should enter through the Youth Center door.

City Capital Group To Hold Meeting

The Greater Jamestown Zone Capital Corporation will be holding its annual meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday on the third floor of Jamestown City Hall, 200 E. Third St.

Auto Club To Meet Wednesday

The Chautauqua Lake Region Antique Automobile Club will meet in the Fluvanna War Vets on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Local membership fees are due for current members. Guests are welcome to attend. The club is open to anyone interested in antique and classic automobiles. For more information, call Al Oag at 483-6287.

Seniors To Meet For Tureen Lunch

Celoron-West Ellicott Senior Citizens will meet for a lunch tureen in the Celoron Legion at noon on Wednesday. Members attending should take a casserole to share and their table service. Hostesses will be Arlene Christopherson, Nancy Wymer and Dorothy Lindstrom.

Board Of Health To Meet Thursday

The Chautauqua County Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the fourth floor conference room of the Hall R. Clothier Building, Mayville. For more information, call the county Director of Health & Human Services Office at 753-4590.

Story Time

Begins Thursday

BUSTI – The Hazeltine Public Library in Busti is holding winter story times. Programs will be from 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, starting Jan. 16 and ending Feb. 20. For more information, call the library at 487-1281. The library is located at 891 Busti-Sugar Grove Road.

Planning Board To Meet Thursday

The next regular meeting of the Southern Tier West Regional Planning & Development Board will be held on Thursday at the Center for Regional Excellence, Salamanca. There will be a pre-meeting discussion on the “Future of Southern Tier West” starting at 11:30 a.m., followed by the regular board meeting at 1 p.m. Lunch will be served at noon.

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Weight Loss Challenge Begins

Nutrition clubs are beginning weight loss challenges in local communities. Frewsburg Nutrition and Wellness Center, 39 W. Main St., Frewsburg, will hold a challenge beginning today at 5:30 p.m. Call 569-9205 for more information; ask for Paula. Mad Nutrition, 124 Chautauqua Ave., Lakewood, will hold a challenge beginning Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Call 526-1074; ask for Jesse or Tom. Erie-sistible Nutrition, 2805 W. 12th St., Erie, Pa., will hold a challenge beginning Thursday at 2 p.m. Call 814-835-4690; ask for Kimberly. The challenge at Better Life Nutrition, 2 E. Main St., Falconer, begins Thursday at 3. Call 450-9107; ask for Stephanie. Rockin’ Nutrition, 200 Liberty St., Warren, Pa., will hold a challenge beginning Thursday at 3. Call 338-8834; ask for Jennifer. The challenge at Jamestown Nutrition, 304 N. Main St., Jamestown, begins Thursday at 5:30. Call 664-2264; ask for Leslie.

JPS Board

To Meet Tonight

The Jamestown Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. for a work session and at 7 p.m. for a regular meeting tonight in the board room at 197 Martin Road.

JHS Class

Of ’51 To Meet

The Jamestown High School Class of 1951 will meet for lunch in Alfie’s restaurant, 986 Fairmount Ave., West Ellicott at noon on Wednesday. All class members are welcome to attend.

Infinity Releases Course Catalog

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Inc. has announced its winter/spring course catalog. One can find the catalog by visiting the “Programs and Classes” section of the website at www.infinityperformingarts.org. For more information, call 664-0991.

‘Dialogues’ To Host Horrigan

“Dialogues” is the name of a half-hour television program produced by Mark Kiyak from SUNY Fredonia. Hosted by Eileen Mowrey, the program will feature guest Vince Horrigan. Horrigan is the recently elected Chautauqua County executive. Topics will include: How his administration will differ from the previous one, the sale of the County Home, helping existing businesses grow and creating new jobs. Also included will be short and long range goals. The program will air on Access Channel 5 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day beginning Jan. 11 with the last airing on Jan. 17. Access Channel 5 is available to cable viewers in the Chautauqua, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Sherman and Westfield areas.

Library Offers Toddler Storytime

BEMUS POINT – The Bemus Point Library continues Toddler Storytime on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. This program is designed for ages 18 months to 3 years old and a caregiver. Songs, stories, craft and a snack designed for this age encourages socialization and fun. For questions or weather cancellation information, call 386-2274.

Library Board To Meet Wednesday

BEMUS POINT – The Bemus Point Library Board of Trustees will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. at the library at 13 Main St. The public is welcome to attend. For questions or weather postponement information, call 386-2274.

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Zero Sort Begins In Lakewood

LAKEWOOD – Residents of the village of Lakewood are reminded that “zero sort” recyclables are now being collected every Thursday, along with regular household garbage. In an effort to reduce spending 2014 recycling calendars will not be mailed to residents but may be picked up at the village clerk’s office, town of Busti office, the post office or the Lakewood Memorial Library. It may also be found on the village’s website, www.lakewoodny.com. Call 763-8557 with any questions or comments.

Sue Ann Fish To Perform Sunday

CHERRY CREEK – The Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church on Main Street in Cherry Creek will sponsor a concert by Sue Ann Fish on Sunday at 1 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken. There will be a tureen dinner (bring a dish to pass) at noon before the concert. A worship service will take place at 10:30 a.m.

Empire College To

Hold Info Session

State University of New York Empire State College will hold a public information session about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs at its Jamestown location, Community Services Center, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown on Wednesday at 4 p.m. For more information, please call 686-7850.

Hazeltine Library Board To Meet

BUSTI – The Hazeltine Public Library board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the library. The meeting is open to the public. The library is located at 891 Busti-Sugar Grove Road, Busti.

Fire District Board To Meet

CHERRY CREEK – The Cherry Creek Fire District board will hold its organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the fire hall. As with all meetings of the district, the public is welcome is welcome to attend.

YMCA To Host Zumba Glow

The Jamestown YMCA will host a Zumba Glow Party from 7-8 p.m. Friday. Black light reflective balloons, door prizes and several Zumba routines will highlight the party. Space will be limited so interested participants are encouraged to sign up early. Registration is due by Thursday. The cost is $5 for YMCA members and $10 for non-members. Glow-in-the-dark jewelry will be provided. White and neon attire is suggested to help participants stand out. To register, visit the Jamestown YMCA, 101 E. Fourth St. For more information, call 664-2802.

YMCA To Hold Babysitting Clinic

The Jamestown YMCA will hold its next babysitting clinic for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Jamestown YMCA. The clinic will instruct participants about the responsibilities involved in caring for younger children including child development, safety and emergency response. The clinic is taught by experienced instructors who have knowledge in child development, health and overall care of children. Participants should bring a brown bag lunch. Space is limited. Registrations cannot be taken over the phone but can be made in person at the YMCA Welcome Center before Thursday, Jan. 9. For more information, visit www.jamestownymca.org.

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