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Southwestern Board To Meet

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

Food Truck To Change Dates

ASHVILLE – The Food Bank of W.N.Y. Food Express Truck delivery to the Ashville United Methodist Church is changing beginning in April. This change is being made to make it more sustainable and economical for the Food Bank of W.N.Y. Deliveries will now be received on the fourth Tuesday of every month (April 22) and not the first Tuesday as in the past. At the present time it is unknown at what time the food truck will be open for the free food to be distributed within the area. Once the new schedule is available it will be printed in The Post-Journal.

Historical Society To Meet Tuesday

SINCLAIRVILLE – The Valley Historical Society will hold its first meeting of the year at the South Stockton Wayside Chapel on Route 380 in South Stockton on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The historical society meets on the first Tuesday of each month. At this meeting, the annual maple sugar party will be held. All those attending are asked to bring a small bowl and a spoon in which to stir the warm maple syrup until it turns into sugar. Dues for 2014 will be collected, and the printed program of events will be available to all. New members are always welcome.

AARP To Hold Pot-Luck Meal

SALAMANCA – Members of the Salamanca AARP Chapter 844 will enjoy a pot-luck luncheon at their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday at noon at the Salamanca Senior Center, 18 Main St., Salamanca. Coffee and tea will be provided. Members should bring their own table setting, a dish to pass and other beverages of choice.

Career Fair

Set For Tuesday

Lutheran Jamestown is hosting a Career Fair on Tuesday from noon-4 p.m.at 715 Falconer St. in the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center. Staff will be available to answer questions and host tours. There will also be light refreshments and prizes. Career opportunities include full-time and/or part-time positions for direct caregivers for seniors and child care counselors for G.A. Family Services’ youth programs. Anyone interested in maintenance, food service or housekeeping should stop by. There are also a few per diem positions in Activities, Social Work, Occupational and Physical Therapy and in clerical work. Lutheran offers an excellent benefit package. To learn more log on to lutheran-jamestown.org or call Human Resources at 665-8097.

Spring Tree Orders End Monday

The Cattaraugus County Soil & Water Conservation District is accepting orders for the 2014 Spring Tree & Shrub Bare Root Seedling Sale. Several species of conifers, hardwoods, shrubs and berries are available, as well as assortment packets for reforestation, wildlife and erosion control. Orders are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until Monday. Seedlings will be distributed in April. To receive an order form, please contact the Conservation District office at 699-2326 ext. 101, or visit our website at www.cattcoswcd.org.

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Bridge League Names Winners

Pat Fincher and Bill Kuppinger were the first place winners at the March 20 regular weekly game of the Jamestown Area Bridge League. Candy Larson and Brenda Hagadorn took second place. The league plays on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Comfort Today, 17 Gifford Ave., West Ellicott. There is ample parking in the Tanglewood lot across the street. The league is ACBL sanctioned and points awarded, but ACBL membership is not required. All bridge players are welcome. For more information, phone 386-2301.

Heinz To Preach On Wednesday

Charlie Heinz will preach at the midweek Lenten services held at First Presbyterian Church on Wednesday at noon. The service will be held in Bellinger Chapel with lunch to follow in the fellowship hall. This year’s series of sermons is on “Faith Journeys.”

Erlich To Speak Wednesday

Lenten services continue at First Lutheran Church on Chandler Street Jamestown. On Wednesday, the speaker will be Pastor Becca Erlich from Zion Lutheran in Frewsburg. Her topic will be “Change of Circumstances.” A luncheon will follow the worship service in the Parlors of the church.

Driving Course Begins Wednesday

The East Randolph United Methodist Church will be hosting an AARP Smart Driver Class on Wednesday and Friday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Classes will be meet in the fellowship hall at 122 Church St. in East Randolph. The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for nonmembers. Drivers of all ages are encouraged to attend. Al Ormond will be the instructor. Course participants may be eligible to receive a discount on their auto insurance premium and a reduction of up to four points on their driving record. For further information or to register for the class please call 358-2433 and leave a message.

After-Prom Group To Meet April 25

FALCONER – A Falconer After-Prom meeting is scheduled for April 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the eighth-grade project room. The committee is in need of parents’ help for the party. There is only one meeting remaining before prom and there are still a lot of things left to accomplish. Any questions can be directed to Rosie Digirolamo at 665-6624.

County Legion

To Meet Friday

LAKEWOOD – The March meeting of the Chautauqua County American Legion will be on Friday at the Lakewood Memorial Post 1286 starting at 7:30. All legionnaires are urged to attend.

Women’s Club Invited To Meeting

ELMA – Members of Chautauqua women’s clubs who belong to the Western New York Federation of Women’s Clubs are invited to the annual Single Subject meeting on Saturday at the columns, Alton’s Banquet Hall, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. to be followed by a business meeting and then presentation of a suggested topic for 2014-15 programs before a luncheon. Board members will give an interactive discussion at each table with preliminary information about our “Founding Mothers” such as Martha Washington, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Sacajawea among others with plenty of take home materials. Reservations with menu choice are to be made with Rhoda Wolff by March 19 at 683-5930 or rmwolff@roadrunner.com. Guests are also invited. For further information contact Chautauqua County Chairman Alice Paulus at 720-5005 or Paulusalice@gmail.com.

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Beef On Weck Dinner Sunday

CATTARAUGUS – The Immanuel Lutheran Church, 9037 Otto-East Otto Road, Cattaraugus, will hold a beef on weck dinner/bake sale/Chinese auction on Sunday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults; $4 for ages 5 to 12; and free for children under age 4. Proceeds will benefit Sunday school at the church. For more information, call the church at 257-9581.

Pancake Supper Set For Today

ELLINGTON – The Farman Free Library in Ellington will host a pancake supper today from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Community Room at the library. Dinner includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, real maple syrup, sausage, fruit, ice cream and beverage. The cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children 5 to 12, and children under 5 are free. For additional information, call the library at 287-2945.

Water & Soil Board To Meet

The Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District directors will hold their regular meeting Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at their offices in the Northcrest Business Park, 220 Fluvanna Ave., Suite 600, Jamestown.

Cooperative Ext. Board To Meet

The March 2014 board of directors meeting for Cornell Cooperative Extension will be held on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Agricultural Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown. The public is welcome to attend. If anyone has questions please call Laurie Livingston at 664-9502, ext. 201.

Ballet Classes Begin March 31

Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet announces ballet classes beginning March 31 for new students. Classes will include pre-ballet for 4- to 6-year-old boys and girls, beginning ballet classes for boys and girls 7 and up and also teen ballet. Some financial aid is available as well as scholarships for boys. Classes will meet on Monday afternoons and run from March 31 to June 9. For information, call CRYB at 664-9766 or email elizabeth@cryb.net. CRYB has moved their studio to downtown Jamestown in the Willow Bay Building at 21 E. Third St. on the third floor.

Outdoor Club To Fly Kites Sunday

RUSSELL, Pa. – On Sunday, the Allegheny Outdoor Club will hold its first Kite Flying Day beginning at 1 p.m. at the Windy Knoll home of Debra and John Young at 1588 Townline Road, Russell, Pa. Participants can bring their own kite or they can build their kite onsite with materials provided by kitemasters John Shinaberger, Michael Muntz and Debra Young. Hot dogs and buns will be provided. Kite flyers should bring a side dish to share. This event is open to the public. Interested children are encouraged to bring their parents. For more information call John Shinaberger at 814-598-9094 or Debra Young at 814-730-8388.

Thrift Store

To Begin Sale

The St. James Thrift Store, 141 Institute St., Jamestown, is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beginning on Wednesday until Wednesday, April 16, a 50-cent sale will feature men’s suits and jackets, ladies blazers and jackets along with the regular $2 a bag sale of regular clothing. Retired Senior Volunteer Program volunteers will be available to assist customers. All proceeds are used to service those in need in the community. Donations of gently used clothing is accepted during regular store hours. Children and baby clothing is needed. For more information, call 488-7322.

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Busti Auxiliary

To Meet Tonight

BUSTI – Busti Fire Department Auxiliary will meet tonight at 7 at the fire hall. They will be discussing new fundraising options.

Bridge League Names Winners

Pat Fincher and Bill Kuppinger were the first-place winners at the March 13 regular weekly game of the Jamestown Area Bridge League. Shari Terwilliger and Shelley Dahlie took second, with Barbara Schuckers and Bill Evert finishing third, with four tables in play. The league plays on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Comfort Today, 17 Gifford Ave., West Ellicott. There is ample parking in the Tanglewood lot across the street. The league is ACBL sanctioned and points are awarded, but ACBL membership is not required. All bridge players are welcome. For more information, phone 386-2301.

Leon Board To Meet Wednesday

LEON – The Leon Town Board has rescheduled their monthly meeting to Wednesday at the Leon Town Hall at 7 p.m.

Library To Show ‘Gravity’ Film

FREWSBURG – Myers Memorial Library will be showing “Gravity” Wednesday at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. in the library’s community room. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this spacewalk-gone-wrong thriller. “Gravity” is rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language. The library is on the corner of Ivory Street and Falconer Street in Frewsburg. Handicap entrance on Ivory Street. All movies are sponsored by Frewsburg Pharmacy.

Poland Seniors To Take Trip

Town of Poland Senior Citizens will hold a trip to The Riverside Inn and Dinner Theater, Cambridge Springs, Pa., to see the production of ”Over the River and Through the Woods” on April 22. Reservations must be made by Sunday. The cost is $71 per person. Members who have not received a future trip sheet should contact Sally Canniff, trip chairwoman, at 358-4978. Non members are welcome.

NARFE Group

To Meet Friday

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 267 will hold its next regular meeting on Friday, at Friendly’s Restaurant in Jamestown, beginning at 11:15 a.m. President Arnie Zdrojewski reminds members that this is an important meeting as delegates to the NYS Federation Convention and to the National Convention will be held. Also, a review and discussion of the recently released Future of NARFE Committee will begin. All current retired federal employees are invited to attend.

Library Storytime Set For Thursday

FREWSBURG – Myers Memorial Library Preschool Storytime will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. This week’s theme will be bears. A snack will be provided by “Country Bear,” the main character in the book “Country Bear’s Good Neighbor” by Larry Dane Brimner. For more information about this and other programs at the library, call 569-5515, email: myerslib@yahoo.com, or visit myersmemoriallibrary.weebly.com/.

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Lakewood Legion To Host Events

LAKEWOOD – Lakewood Legion Post 1286 at 174 Chautauqua Ave., Lakewood will be hosting Mark Mincarelli from 6-9 p.m. today. A St. Patrick’s Day party on Sunday will feature Rustic Ramblers playing from 4-8 p.m. The kitchen will be open from 3-7 p.m. Dinner specials are corned beef and cabbage and prime rib. Members and guests are welcome; please sign in.

Almost Spring Concert Is Sunday

SILVER CREEK – The Chautauqua Children’s Chorale, under the direction of Marjorie Bohn, is set to hold its annual Almost Spring Concert on Sunday at Silver Creek High School. The concert begins at 4 p.m. and will feature both Junior and Concert Chorale groups. These talented young singers range in age from 9 to 18 and come from all corners of Chautauqua County. Admission is free, but a freewill donation will be collected to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Driving Course Begins March 24

FREWSBURG – A five-hour pre-licensing driving course will be held at Frewsburg High School on March 24-25, from 6-8:30 p.m. The cost is $25. Preregister by calling the guidance office at 569-7026 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Library Group To Meet Tuesday

LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Memorial Library Book Group will meet on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. to discuss “The Fever Tree” by Jennifer McVeigh, a compelling novel about colonial South Africa. The group meets the third Tuesday of the month, and all interested parties are welcome to attend. In April the group will join the county-wide Big Read – the poetry of Emily Dickinson – with special programs at the library. Copies of “The Fever Tree” and Dickinson’s poetry are available at the library and Off the Beaten Path Bookstore in Lakewood. Lakewood Memorial Library is located at 12 W. Summit St. Call 763-6234 for more information.

Eating Healthy Group To Meet

The next meeting of the YMCA’s Healthy Eating Support Group will be held on Thursday from 7:05-8 p.m. at the Jamestown YMCA. March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s topic, “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right,” will be discussed. Participants will learn how to combine good taste with good nutrition to create healthy meals that follow the US Dietary Guidelines. Time for questions and answers will follow. Future meeting dates and topics will be decided upon with participant input. The March meeting is free for YMCA members and just $3 for nonmembers. Registration is required by Wednesday. For more information and to register, call or visit the Jamestown YMCA at 101 E. Fourth St., 664-2802 ext. 0.

Panama Board To Meet Monday

PANAMA – The Panama Central School Board of Education will hold its scheduled board meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. in the boardroom. This meeting is open to the public.

Library Board To Meet Tuesday

FREWSBURG – Myers Memorial Library board of trustees meeting will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s community room. The meeting is open to the public.

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Book Sale

Begins Today

The Fluvanna Free Library will hold a book sale today and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Many hardcover adult fiction and nonfiction books are available for $1. Adult paperbacks will be three for $1 and children’s books are 25 cents each. The library will also sell puzzles, magazines and DVDs. A drawing will be held for an Aran knit afghan with chances available for $1 each or $5 for six. The drawing will be held Friday at the library. Winner does not have to be present.

Transition Night Set For Thursday

Jamestown High School will hold a Curriculum Showcase/Transition Night for eighth-grade students and parents on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the JHS auditorium. JHS Principal Mike McElrath will provide an overview of graduation requirements and ninth-grade course selections. JHS Academies Teachers will present curriculum information to parents and students in the gymnasium and tours of the building will be offered. Call JHS at 483-3470 for more information.

Soup And Song Set For Saturday

St. Susan Center, 31 Water St., Jamestown, will hold Soup and a Song on Saturday from 6-9 p.m.. Featured will be two hearty soups, bread, dessert and a beverage and music by The Red Letter Blues Band with Sue Waite and Matt Homan and the Blue Grass Disciples. Admission is $10 per person and will benefit the St. Susan Center Soup Kitchen.

Story Hour

Set For Friday

BROCTON – Preschool story hour with Mrs. Westin and Mrs. Raymond will be held on Friday in the Ahira Hall Memorial Library, Brocton at 10 a.m. The theme is ”It’s Raining Cats and Dogs!” For more information, call 792-9418.

Lasagna Dinner Set For Saturday

The Dewittville-Hartfield Church, 430 Meadows Road, Dewittville, will hold a lasagna dinner on Saturday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Included is a salad, bread, dessert and beverage. The cost is a donation of $7.50.

GOP To Host St. Patrick’s Breakfast

The Town of Busti Republican Committee will host their Annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast on Saturday from 8:30-11 a.m., at Alfie’s Restaurant, 986 Fairmount Ave., West Ellicott. The breakfast consists of pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee, for $5 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the breakfast or in advance from any Town of Busti Republican Committee person. Attendees can speak with the candidates, participate in discussions concerning the upcoming elections and let their opinions be known.

Randolph Legion Plans Birthday

RANDOLPH – The Randolph American Legion’s 95th birthday party will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. The legion is located at 62 Jamestown St., Randolph.

Holy Apostles To Hold Service

The Holy Apostles Parish choir, organist, and Festival Handbell Choir will present Irish music at the 11 a.m. service Sunday at Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Cherry Street, Jamestown.

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Picnic Group

To Meet Tonight

ELLINGTON – The Ellington Town Picnic Association will meet tonight at 7 at the Farman Free Library to begin planning for the 102nd Town Picnic to be held on Aug. 1, 2 and 3. Anyone interested in helping with the planning is invited to attend the meeting.

Bridge League Names Winners

Barbara Schuckers and Bill Evert took first place honors at the March 6 regular weekly game of the Jamestown Area Bridge League. Barb Horrigan and Kathie Ayers tied with Jane Roos and Beth Green for second place. On Feb. 30, Candy Larson and Shelley Dahlie were the first place winners. Fran McCarren and Jackie Scalise tied with Pat Fincher and Bill Kuppinger for second place. The league plays on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Comfort Today, 17 Gifford Ave., West Ellicott. The league is ACBL sanctioned and points awarded, but ACBL membership is not required. All bridge players are welcome. For more information, phone 386-2301.

Midweek Lenten Service Continues

The First Presbyterian Church, 509 Prendergast Ave., Jamestown, continues its tradition of a midweek service at noon each Wednesday during Lent. Member Craig Butler will preach on Wednesday. Lunch will follow in the church’s fellowship hall. “Faith Journeys” is the title of this year’s series of sermons. All are welcome at the service in the Bellinger Chapel.

Library Board To Meet Wednesday

The Bemus Point Library Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday at 6:45 pm at the library at 13 Main St. The public is welcome to attend. Plans are being made for the annual book sale on July 11 and 12. For details, call 386-2274.

City Native

Earns Scholarship

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Benjamin Swanson, of Jamestown, was awarded a departmental scholarship based on transfer grade point average and major, at Oklahoma City University. He was also awarded a merit scholarship for the fall 2014 semester based on transfer grade point average. Both scholarships are awarded during the admission process and renewed annually for six semesters if academic performance is maintained. Departmental scholarship amounts are from $1,000 to $3,000 and merit scholarships are $3,500 to $6,500.

End Of Winter Sale Begins

The Community Outreach Center Thrift Store is running an end of winter sale. Fill a bag with winter clothing items and pay only $1.50. The 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. All proceeds benefit local charities.

Thule Lodge To Meet Saturday

Thule Lodge will hold its first meeting with refreshments Saturday in Falconer. Due to a construction project at the lodge, the meeting will be held in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Falconer at the corner of Falconer Street and Phetteplace. Thule Lodge is beginning its new season of meetings and events for 2014. Thule Lodge serves to preserve the Swedish heritage through events and activities, and welcomes new members.

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Mozart Club To Meet Wednesday

The Multiple Interest of the Mozart Club will meet on Wednesday at the Marvin Community House. The program will feature Rishi Gupta, pianist, starting at 1:30 followed at 2:30 p.m. by a coffee hour. Reservations at $5 should be made today to JoAnn Bennett. Ruth Schreck is the greeter.

Support Groups 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, March 20, 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. The groups are facilitated by Maggie Irwin, LMSW. For more information, call 483-5448.

Speaker Series Continues Tuesday

BEMUS POINT – The Bemus Point Historic Society Guest Speaker series continues Tuesday with Lake View Cemetery Superintendent Sam Genco, who will discuss many of the famous, and not so famous, individuals buried on the grounds. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and is held at the Bemus Point Historic Society Museum on Alburtus Avenue in Bemus Point. The public is welcome to attend.

Land Bank

Meeting Set

The Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development will hold a board meeting of the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation on Wednesday at 9 a.m., in the CCIDA Board Room, 200 Harrison St., Jamestown. The press, public and other stakeholders are invited to attend. Questions may be directed to: Mark Geise at 661-8912.

Driving Class

Set For Monday

East Randolph United Methodist Church will be hosting an AARP six-hour Smart Driver Class on Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the church fellowship hall located at 122 Church St. in East Randolph. The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members payable by check or money order. Drivers of all ages are encouraged to attend. Al Ormond will be the instructor. Course participants may be eligible to receive a discount on their auto insurance premium and a reduction of up to four points on their driving record. For further information or to register for the class please call 358-2433 and leave a message.

Library Board To Meet Wednesday

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

Seniors To

Meet March 14

BEMUS POINT – Ellery Senior Citizens will meet Friday, March 14, at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Bemus Point, at 12:30 p.m. Bring a dish to pass. The speaker will be Jane from Rite Aid Drug Store and she will speak about “Food for Wellness.” For more information contact Marty Hunt, 386-2868.

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Marco Polo Club To Host Dinner

A spaghetti and meatball dinner will be held on Saturday in the Marco Polo Club, 1027 E. Second St., Jamestown from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults; $4 for children.

Ripley Lenten Service Planned

RIPLEY – The Ripley United Methodist Church is holding a Community Lenten Service at Meeder’s Restaurant every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. throughout this Lenten season. There will be a light supper of choice of soups, bread and a beverage with a Lenten Service to follow. Meeder’s is located on Main Street, Ripley. The dates are this Wednesday, March 12, 19, 26 and April 2 and 9.

Food Truck To Deliver Today

ASHVILLE – The Western NY Food Express Truck out of Buffalo will be at the Ashville United Methodist Church today from noon-1:30 p.m. and 3:30-5 p.m. The truck brings mostly fresh produce and some stable items. To receive this free food proof of address showing you reside at one of the following zip codes is required: Ashville 14710, Bemus Point 14712, Celoron 14720, Lakewood 14750, Niobe 14758, Panama 14767 and Stow 14785. Please bring your own bags or boxes. Sherman and Clymer will have their own Express Truck Thursday.

Ash Wednesday Service Planned

First Presbyterian Church, 509 Prendergast Ave., Jamestown will hold an Ash Wednesday service with the imposition of ashes and open communion at noon in Bellinger Chapel. The Reverend Donald Ray will preach. Lunch will be served following the service in Fellowship Hall. Services will be held at noon the next five Wednesdays during Lent. Five members will speak on their “Faith Journeys.” Each service is followed by lunch.

Seniors Tour Set For March 13

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Recreation Department will hold a spring senior citizen’s tour Thursday, March 13, to the Maple Tree In near Short Tract for pancakes and maple syrup (sugar-free available). The group will also visit the Cuba Cheese House and the Cutco Knife visitors center in Olean. The trip will begin at 9 a.m. from Eason Hall and return around 5 p.m. Call the Recreation Department at 326-4243 for more information or for reservations.

Ripley To Begin Preschool Sign-Up

RIPLEY – Ripley Central School will be holding registration for preschool for the 2014-15 school year on Thursday, March 13, in the Guidance Office. To be eligible for preschool, a child must turn 4 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2014. Parents may register their child anytime between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Registration will be on a first-come first-enrolled basis. If you cannot make it on the registration day, please contact the Guidance Office at 736-2631, ext. 212. Please bring with you to registration proof of residency, your child’s birth certificate, your child’s Social Security card and an official immunization record with up-to-date immunizations. If you have any questions about the preschool program, eligibility, the registration process or any other aspect of education at Ripley Central School, please call the Guidance Office.

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Traveling Exhibit Begins Monday

PANAMA – Panama Central School will be displaying a Teacher’s Discovery Traveling Exhibit featuring the incredible Mexican paintings of Frida Kahlo. Kahlo was married to Mexican muralist Diego Rivera but won acclaim for her own paintings, including many self-portraits. The students and staff will enjoy the beautiful reproductions, including life-size photos of Kahlo, during the week of March 3. The exhibit celebrates fine art, women in art and Mexican culture and this year’s Foreign Language Week. The Foreign Language Club is hosting this exhibit while collaborating with the Art Department. Although this event is a free event, they will kindly accept monetary donations or baked goods to be able to continue bringing museum artwork to our rural area, by international artists. The community is invited to attend our open “Gallery” evening at Panama Central School, in the cafeteria, Thursday, from 5-7 p.m.

Support Group To Meet Monday

The Jamestown Bariatric Support Group will meet on Monday in the James Prendergast Library Fireplace Room, second floor, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown at 6 p.m.. An elevator is available to the second floor and parking is free. Meetings are open to anyone in Chautauqua County and surrounding counties who is in the process of having surgery, have had the surgery, thinking of having the surgery and support members of the individual. For more information, call 244-0293.

County Planning Board To Meet

The Chautauqua County Planning Board’s monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency Offices, Board Room, at 200 Harrison St. in Jamestown. If you should have questions regarding this meeting, please contact the Chautauqua County Planning and Economic Development Department at 661-8900.

Ladies Auxiliary To Meet March 8

SHERIDAN – The Chautauqua County Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be welcoming the Department of N.Y. LAVFW President Bonnie L. Burgy to their county meeting on Saturday, March 8 at 9:30 a.m. at the Sheridan Memorial VFW. A Dutch treat dinner in her honor will be held on Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Kosciuszko Club, 252 Nevins St. in Dunkirk. RSVP to Joanne Warlikowski by Wednesday at 203-7150.

Dinner Benefit Set For March 9

A spaghetti dinner benefit for Owen Lee Stauffer will be held on March 9 in the Falconer Moose 2301, 11 S. Dow St., Falconer, from 1-6 p.m. Owen, age 7, was born with Tetrology of Fallot, or four defects of the heart, a congenital heart disease. At 10 weeks, he underwent open heart surgery to correct some of the defects. At 18 months, he developed pulmonary hypertension causing lung disease. He has been on oxygen ever since. Owen has had numerous heart catheterizations and in May of 2013, he had a Melody Valve placed into his pulmonary artery in an attempt to reduce the hypertension, but the procedure was ineffective. In December 2013, he was placed on the UNOS transplant list for a heart and double lung transplant. Tickets are $10 for adults, presale or at the door; $7 for children. Takeouts will be available. Also featured will be a Chinese auction and 50/50 giveaways. For more information, or tickets, contact Sarah Cleary at 450-2998 or Kelsey Kilmartin, 499-9381.

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