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Library To Close Early Monday

The Fluvanna Free Library will close at 4:30 p.m. Monday so the staff can enjoy a Christmas get together and welcome new librarian Barbara Heintzman before the monthly board meeting. The monthly board meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Call the library for information at 487-1773.

Historical Society To Hold Dinner

The Harmony Historical Society, open Meadows Road, Blockville, will meet for dinner and a brief business meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. A program on the history of the Christmas card will be presented and a collection of Victorian Christmas postcards will be displayed. Members attending should take a dish to pass, their table service and a donation for the local food pantry. The public is welcome to attend.

Study Club To Meet Monday

BEMUS POINT – The Bemus Point Study Club will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the St. Mary’s of Lourdes church hall on Main Street in Bemus Point. The holiday entertainment will be provided by Amiee Adams accompanied by Gale Svenson-Campbell. Refreshments will be served following the entertainment. The Study Club is collecting toiletries and snacks for the Blue Star Mothers to mail to our troops overseas. The program is free and open to the public. For questions, call the library, 386-2274.

Support Group To Meet Monday

The Bariatric Support Group will meet Monday at 6 p.m. in the James Prendergast Library, second floor Fireplace Room, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown. An elevator and free parking are available. For more information, call 244-0293. Ten members who have had bariatric surgery, their support team, persons who will have the surgery and those interested in more information on the procedure, attended a recent meeting. Marsha K. Painter, program coordinator, opened the meeting and the mission statement was read. Introductions and statements of what stage those attending are in were given. Informational handouts included ”1, 2, 3 Menu’s for Holiday Dinners” and ”Tips for Limiting Holiday Eating and New year’s Resolutions.” A question and answer period followed.

Mascaro To Speak On Show

“Chautauqua Sunrise” will feature Rich Mascaro as the guest Saturday. Mascaro will discuss “Arts Along the Lakefront.” The show will be hosted by Doc Hamels. The live, call-in program airs from 9-10 a.m. Individuals may call 753-5225 during that time. The program is rebroadcast each day at 2 and 8 p.m. for some communities. The guest is subject to change. “Chautauqua Sunrise” is shown live on Saturday mornings on Time Warner cable systems covering the following communities: Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua, Fredonia, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, Stockton and Westfield on Channel 5. In Dunkirk, Falconer, Forestville, Hanover, Irving, Jamestown, Lakewood and Silver Creek the program is on channel 19. The show originates at the Access Channel 5 studio in Mayville. The program may also be viewed after the initial airing at the station’s website, ac5.weebly.com/.

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Bridge League Names Winners

Tyn Smith and Bill Everts were the winners of the regular weekly game of the Jamestown Area Bridge League on Nov. 12. Fran McCarren and Kathy Yaw took second place. The league plays on Thursdays, except major holidays, 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.

TOPS Members To Weigh In

TOPS NY 21 Jamestown will meet for a weigh in today at 8:30 a.m. in the Kidder United Methodist Church, corner of South Main Street and Cole Avenue, Jamestown. Twenty-six members weighed in at a recent meeting and a weight loss of over 23 pounds was recorded. Best losers were Madeline DeMarco, TOPS and Cathy Bossler, KOPS. Carol Kirkpatrick received free dues. Other prize winners were Doug Brown, Pat Smith, Imogene Truax and Stephany Williams. Barb Linza received the inspiration rose. Barb Linza won the workers raffle and a second week of free dues; Mary lou Lawson, the monetary Christmas tree. Games followed.

Lighting Contest Deadline Extended

CELORON – The registration deadline for the Celoron Holiday Home Lighting Contest has been extended to Dec. 11. Entry forms are available at the Celoron Village Hall, 21 Boulevard Ave. or at www.celoronny.org under Forms/Publications, Celoron Pride November 2014. Brigiotta’s Greenhouse and Garden Center has donated gift certificates for first, second and third place winners for the Best Use of Lights category. The judging will take place on Friday, Dec. 12.

Teresi Promotes Small Businesses

Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi, in conjunction with the U.S. Small Business Administration, is joining communities across the nation in supporting Small Business Saturday, which is this Saturday. The mayor has issued a proclamation in an effort to encourage residents to support small businesses in the city of Jamestown and greater Jamestown region during the holiday shopping season and year round. The first-ever Small Business Saturday was held on Nov. 27, 2010. It encouraged people across the country to support small, local businesses and started a holiday shopping tradition. According to the Small Business Administration, the day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before.

Channel 5 To Air Lecture Series

Access Channel 5 will be airing the 2014 Chautauqua Institution lecture series. The following lectures will start Saturday with the last airing on Friday, Dec. 5. “John Shelby Spong: Johannine Characters – Literary Creations” at 9 a.m. (except Saturday) and 11 p.m. “John Shelby Spong: The Boy Detective – A New York Childhood” at 12:45 and 6:45 p.m. Access Channel 5 is available to cable viewers in the Chautauqua, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Sherman and Westfield areas, and can be found on channel 214 on digital televisions without a cable converter.

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Vendors Sought For School Fair

BEMUS POINT – Maple Grove Junior/Senior High School will be hosting a vendor fair on Friday, Dec. 12, and Saturday, Dec. 13. It will run Friday 4-7 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The school is still looking for vendors and crafters. If interested, contact Ann Morrison 386-2855, ext. 210, or amorrison@bemusptcsd.org.

Legislative Office To Close Friday

MAYVILLE – In addition to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, the Office of the Legislature will also be closed on Friday. The office will re-open Monday during regular hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m.

Historical Society To Hold Dinner

RANDOLPH – The Randolph Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas dinner for members at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3 in the Randolph Municipal Building. Those attending should bring a dish to pass and your own table service. Live music and entertainment will be provided for this event.

Moose Women Plan Bingo Event

The Jamestown Women of the Moose will hold a Black Friday special with bingo starting at 7 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. at the 405 E. Fifth St. location with door prizes, kitchen specials and a 50/50 drawing. Call 720-5088, ext. 3 for more information. The women will also host the annual Christmas auction on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

Angel Tree Tags

Now Available

RANDOLPH – The annual Christmas “Angel Tree” gift tags are now in the Randolph branch of the Cattaraugus County Bank. This earlier availability will let shoppers take advantage of special sales over Thanksgiving. Tagged gifts should be returned to the bank by Saturday, Dec. 13. Anyone unable to meet the deadline should call Louise Boutwell at 358-4848 as the gifts with food baskets will be distributed the next week by the Randolph Community Cupboard and area churches.

JCC Committee To Meet Tuesday

The Educational Services committee of the Jamestown Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the boardroom of the Hamilton Collegiate Center with videoconferencing to the Cattaraugus County Campus and North County Center boardroom.

Planning Board To Meet Tuesday

MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Planning Board’s monthly meeting will be held 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.

Annual Christmas Dinner Planned

SINCLAIRVILLE – The next meeting of the Valley Historical Society will be the Annual Christmas Gathering and Potluck Dinner on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the South Stockton Wayside Chapel. Members are asked to bring a dish of food to pass and their own table service. The program will include summarizing annual research projects and election of officers for 2015.

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AARP To Hold Holiday Luncheon

The Jamestown chapter of AARP will now hold their annual Christmas luncheon Monday, Dec. 8, at noon at the New Hope Community Church on the corner of Baker and City View streets. The luncheon was previously scheduled for Dec. 9. The cost is $15 for a buffet meal of ham, lemon pepper chicken, Swedish meatballs, scalloped potatoes, glazed baby carrots, tossed salad, pistachio salad, cookies, coffee and tea. The Jamestown High School Madrigal Singers, directed by Norman Lydell, following a tradition of many years, will perform a program of Christmas music. There will be a white elephant gift exchange for those who want to bring a wrapped gift. Members and guests over 50 are welcome to attend by calling 665-4536 to RSVP. Please send your check to 615 Weeks St. made out to AARP Chapter 334. Cutoff date will be Dec. 2. This supersedes information in the latest AARP newsletter.

Southwestern Board To Meet

The Southwestern Central School Board of Education will hold a work session meeting today at 7 p.m. in the high school library. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct school business.

Ripley Cancels Board Meeting

RIPLEY – The Ripley Central School Board meeting scheduled for today has been canceled.

‘I Am Loved’ Event Planned

Conduit Ministries will hold its annual “I Am Loved” event Wednesday evening, in which 400 Thanksgiving meals have been prepared for distribution to community members at no charge. The meals will include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and a slice of pie for dessert. Approximately 75 volunteers will be on-hand to assist with the distribution of the meals. The event will run from 6-8 p.m., or until all meals have been served. Conduit Ministries is located at 120 Delaware Ave. To learn more, visit www.conduitministries.com or find “Conduit Ministries” on Facebook.

Garbage Pickup Set For Friday

PANAMA – Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, garbage pick up in the village of Panama will be Friday.

Historical Society Plans Dinner

BEMUS POINT – The Bemus Point Historical Society has announced that their Christmas dinner will be held at the Hare n’ Hounds Restaurant in Bemus Point on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. The dinner is open to all members and guests. Call Carol Rogers at 386-5233, Mary Jane Stahley at 386-2253 or Fletcher Ward at 386-7977 for information and reservations.

Food Truck To Deliver Today

ASHVILLE – The Food Express Truck out of Buffalo will be at the Ashville United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. to noon and 3-5 p.m. today. The truck brings mostly fresh produce and some staple items. Those attending the site must have proof of residence in the following ZIP codes: Ashville 14710, Bemus Point 14712, Celoron 14720, Lakewood 14750, Niobe 14758, Panama 14767, Stow 14785, Clymer 14724 and Sherman 14781. Anyone receiving food also must bring their own bags or boxes.

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Christmas Dinner Set For Dec. 3

SALAMANCA – Salamanca AARP Chapter 844 will host its annual Christmas dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at noon at the Salamanca Senior Center, 18 Main St. in Salamanca. Reservations are due no later than Tuesday, Nov. 25, and can be made with Pat Crater at 945-1142 or Peggy Leiper at 945-4645. Cost of the ham or turkey dinner to be catered by Sue Williams is $16. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items for donation to the local food pantry so that those less fortunate may also enjoy a nourishing holiday meal.

Library To Show Disney Movie

FREWSBURG – Myers Memorial Library will be showing the Disney movie “Million Dollar Arm” Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The movie is based on a true story about sports agent JB Bernstein and his plan to save his business by recruiting and training two young men from India, who are unfamiliar with baseball and America, to be selected by a Major League Baseball team as pitchers. While doing this he learns of commitment, teamwork and family. The movie is rated PG.

School Board Cancels Meeting

SALAMANCA – The Salamanca City Central School District Board of Education meeting originally scheduled for today has been canceled. It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Group Instruction Room. The public is welcome to attend.

Job Corps To Host Info Meeting

CASSADAGA – The Cassadaga Job Corps Academy will host an informational session and tour on its campus, located at 8115 Glasgow Road, Cassadaga, on Thursday, beginning at 10 a.m. The Cassadaga Job Corps provides training to begin a career in the healthcare, construction, and the security industries, as well as high school equivalency classes to those in need of a diploma. The academy will accept young adults, ages 16-24. Applicants can apply for on-center living or non-residential status, and all applicants will enroll on a full federal scholarship if accepted. Contact EJ Hayes, admissions counselor, by calling 595-4298 or hayes.edward@jobcorps.org for more information regarding income and other eligibility factors, and to reserve a spot for the upcoming tour. For more information, visit cassadaga.jobcorps.gov.

Ripley BOE To Meet Thursday

RIPLEY – A regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Ripley Central School District 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.

Lecture Series To Air On Channel 5

Access Channel 5 will be airing the 2014 Chautauqua Institution lecture series. The following lectures will start on Saturday with the last airing on Friday, Nov. 28. “Roger Rosenblatt and Friends: Tom Brokaw” at 9 a.m. (except Saturday) and 11 p.m. “John Shelby Spong: Separating the 4th Gospel” at 12:55 and 6:55 p.m. “John Shelby Spong: 4th Gospel Warns Against Liberal Reading” at 3 and 9 p.m. Access Channel 5 is available to cable viewers in the Chautauqua, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Sherman, and Westfield areas, and can be found on channel 214 on digital televisions without a cable converter.

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Assault On X-Mas Forum Planned

“The Subtle and Not-So-Subtle Assault on Christianity at Christmas and Year Around” will be the subject of a community forum in the Fireplace Room of the Jamestown Prendergast Library on Thursday at 7 p.m. Pastors Jeff Short and Mel McGinnis will show how they believe forces in the culture openly and shrewdly subvert Christianity by attacking its history, theology and morality using hyper-secularized politics and godless philosophy to marginalize the faith in society. The pastors say they will also reveal strategies to defend against the attacks and show how the strength of faith withstands the assaults. The public is welcome to attend and engage conversationally in this intellectual and thoughtful discourse. The Jamestown Prendergast Library is not the sponsor of community forums held in the library.

Heritage Dinner Set For Friday

The American-Scandinavian Heritage Foundation Holiday Dinner and Program will be held Friday for members and guests. For information, call 487-1849.

Harvest Dinner Set For Saturday

DEWITTVILLE – Dewittville-Hartfield United Methodist Church invites the community to the annual Harvest Dinner. It will be held Saturday from 4:30-6:30 pm. The free meal features turkey and all the trimmings. The church is located on Route 430 at Meadows Road in Dewittville.

Book Signing

Set For Saturday

The Basket Company, 31 Water St., Jamestown, will host a book signing by Jim Roselle of Roselle’s book, “Jim Roselle: The BEST Times of My Life,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Holiday Event

Set For Dec. 6

SOUTH DAYTON – The South Dayton Holiday Craft Show and Turkey and Biscuit Lunch will be held at the South Dayton Firemen’s Activity Hall, 34 Maple St., South Dayton, Saturday, Dec. 6. The craft show will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa will make an appearance from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The turkey and biscuit lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost for the lunch is $8 for adults and $6 for children. For more information, call 988-5975. The event is sponsored by the South Dayton Fire Belles.

Sewer Board

To Meet Nov. 25

MAYVILLE – The North Chautauqua Lake Sewer District board will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, in the Town of Chautauqua meeting room in the former Mayville Central School building, 2 Academy St., Mayville. The public is welcome to attend.

Craft Event

Set For Nov. 29

GERRY – The 32nd annual Gerry Fire Department Auxiliary Santa’s Craft Bonanza will be held at the Gerry Rodeo Grounds Dining/Conference Hall in Gerry on Saturday, Nov. 29. The craft tables will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tables are full of all hand-crafted items. Santa will make his appearance at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome to participate in the Chinese auction. Refreshments will be available all day. The public is welcome, and all proceeds will benefit the auxiliary and fire department projects. Call Cherin Mehs, 985-4257, for more information.

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City Leaf Collection Is Underway

Phase 2 of leaf collection in Jamestown is underway. Residents are advised to rake leaves to the terrace area behind the curb and not into the street. Phase 2 of leaf collection began in the Foote Avenue, Martin Road and Linwood Avenue area and will move east and north, counterclockwise, to the east side of Washington Street and the Fluvanna Avenue area. No yard waste, brush, hedge trimmings, garden debris or tree branches will be collected. This material as well as leaves can be brought to the BPU Yard Waste Site at 1001 Monroe St., on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The final day for the yard waste site is Saturday. Residents are advised the potential for discolored water when crews are working in their area. Please avoid drawing discolored water into hot water systems.

Annual Dinner Set For Dec. 9

The Lakewood Rod and Gun Auxiliary annual Christmas dinner will be held on Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. Dinner choices are stuffed shrimp, $14; stuffed chicken breast, $13 and queen cut prime rib, $17. Included are baked potato, salad, dessert, coffee, tax and tip. A relish tray and non-alcoholic punch will also be served. Tim Stockman will provide entertainment. Paid reservations must be made by Nov. 20; call 763-0544. Members attending may bring a guest.

Athletic Club

To Meet Today

MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua Lake Thunderbird Athletic Club will meet at 7 p.m. today in the Large Group Instruction Room at Chautauqua Lake Central School. The public is welcome. The club is in need of interested parents and community members for volunteer opportunities.

Poland Board

To Meet Tonight

POLAND – The Poland Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. tonight. The meeting was moved due to Veterans Day. The public is welcome to attend.

Lions Club

Dinner Planned

FREWSBURG – The Frewsburg Lions Club annual Chicken and Biscuit Dinner will be held Saturday from 5-7 p.m. in the firemen’s building on Hazzard Street in Frewsburg. Proceeds will benefit the Lions’ Blind and Helping Hand Fund.

Historical Society To Meet Monday

FREWSBURG – The Carroll Historical Society will meet Monday at 6 p.m. for a potluck dinner. The program for the evening is the annual election and a member sharing of a historical item they own. The public is welcome to attend. The group meets in the building behind the Carroll Town Hall, 5 Main St., Frewsburg.

Legion To Host Monthly Breakfast

The Herman Kent American Legion Post 777 invites members, guests and friends to the monthly Sunday breakfast this weekend. A full buffet will be served with scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage, ham, French toast, sausage gravy and biscuits, orange juice and coffee, along with the 777 omelets. Hours are 8:30-11:30 a.m. and the price is $6 per person. The post is located at 26 Jackson Ave.

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Shoppers Lunch Set For Friday

The St. Luke’s Shoppers Lunch and Bake Sale will be held on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost of the all-homemade lunch is $7 per person and includes chicken a la king on biscuits and a choice of Concord grape, apple, blueberry or pumpkin pie. Attendees should use the entrance at the corner of Main and East Fourth streets, Jamestown. Takeout orders are available and should be picked up at the East Fourth and Potters Alley entrance. RADA cutlery and brooms will be available for purchase and the St. Luke’s Thrift Shop holiday annex will feature ladies Geiger jackets, holiday clothing, nice jewelry and miscellaneous holiday items. All proceeds from the lunch, holiday annex and thrift shop will be donated locally to feed the hungry.

Frewsburg

Seniors To Meet

The Frewsburg Senior Citizens will meet for a Thanksgiving dinner on Monday at noon. A representative from Compassionate Home Care will be the guest speaker. The cost is $5 per person. For reservations, call Mary Himes at 569-6110.

Senior Class

To Host Dinner

FALCONER – The Falconer High School senior class will host a spaghetti dinner in the high school cafeteria from noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Takeout orders are available. The meal will include homemade sauce and meatballs, salad, bread, beverages and dessert. The public is welcome to attend.

Outdoor Club

To Hike Sunday

On Sunday, the Allegheny Outdoor Club will hike 4 to 5 miles in the Kinzua Heights area. Participants will meet at Musante Street in Warren at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call Greg Burkett at 814-723-4989.

Chicken Dinner Set For Saturday

STOCKTON – The Stockton Citizens Organization for Renewal and Expansion will hold a fundraising chicken barbecue dinner on Saturday beginning at noon until sold out in the Stockton Fire Hall. The cost is a $10 donation and includes a half-chicken, two sides, roll, dessert and bottled water. Takeouts will be available. A basket giveaway will also be held. For more information, call 595-3426.

Driving Course Begins Monday

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

AARP Class Set Set For Monday

BROCTON – An AARP Smart Driver class will be held at Ahira Hall Memorial Library in Brocton on Monday and Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 792-9418. The library is located at 37 W. Main St. in Brocton.

Editor Seeks

Correspondence

Candace Quinlan is currently editing for publication the Civil War correspondence of Chaplain William L. Hyde of the 112th New York Infantry. Quinlan is seeking additional letters or correspondence pertaining to Chaplain Hyde. For more information, contact Jim Quinlan at 703-370-8696 or eastquin@aol.com.

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Final Waste Site Day Is Saturday

The final day that the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Yard Waste Site will be open in 2014 is Saturday. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, with a garbage truck available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Scouts To Hold Santa Workshop

FALCONER – Falconer area Girl Scout Cadette Troop 20075 is sponsoring Santa’s Workshop craft/vendor show at the Falcon’s Nest on Saturday. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be both crafters and vendors at this event. For more information on the event, contact Cindy Grodecki at 487-0475 or email at cgrodecki@windstream.net.

Craft Bazaar

Set For Friday

The Resource Center, 75 Jones and Gifford Ave., Jamestown, will hold its annual craft bazaar on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items will include baked goods, handmade gifts, flavored co fees, canvas art and wreaths. Basket raffles and a Chinese auction will be held and a taco salad in a bag lunch will be offered for $4.

Nichols Benefit Set For Saturday

A spaghetti dinner benefit for Justin Nichols, the son of Vanessa Nichols and Keith Justice of Erie and the nephew of Brent and Patti Reed, Lee Nichols and Shawn Nichols Jr., all of Jamestown, will be held on Saturday from 1-6 p.m. in the Flagship Free Will Baptist Church, 2728 Pebble Drive, Erie. The cost is $6.50 for adults; $3.25 for children; free for age 5 and under. Justin and his twin brother, Ken, were born May 6, 2014 in Erie. Justin was diagnosed as failure to thrive and he has problems feeding. His parents were also told that his brain is not fully developed. He is the great-grandson of the late Joyce Hagstrom and Nancy Reed of Lakewood.

MS Rap Group

To Meet Saturday

Is there an upside to living with Multiple Sclerosis? Come to the Chautauqua Regional Multiple Sclerosis rap group on Saturday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Jones Hill Memorial Rehabilitation Center, first floor, 51 Glasgow Ave., Jamestown. This semi-structured support group has the goal of being both informative and fun. Snacks are provided. Those affected by the disease, including family and friends, are welcome to attend. For more information or directions, or for peer support, contact Debbie Lane at 962-9401 or Allen Wilcox, 664-6434.

Stamp Festival Set For Saturday

Stamp collectors and people curious about the hobby of stamp collection are invited to attend the 10th annual Autumn Stamp Festival, sponsored by the Buffalo Stamp Club, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 2450 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Fifteen dealers will offer a wide variety of the world’s stamps and related items. There will also be an opportunity for Boy Scouts to work on a stamp collecting merit badge and a representative from the United States Postal Service will be on hand to sell recent issues. Parking and admission is free. For more information, contact George Gates at 633-8358.

Annual Dinner

Set For Saturday

The Pilgrim Memorial United Church of Christ, corner of McKinley and Forest Avenues, Jamestown, will hold its annual spaghetti dinner and bake sale on Saturday from 4:30-7 p.m. Tickets are $7 per person; children, under age 5, free. Takeouts will be available; use the Forest Avenue entrance. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit church outreach programs.

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Southwestern Board To Meet

LAKEWOOD- The Southwestern Central School Board of Education will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Board of Education room at the Middle School. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct school business.

Cancer Support Group To Meet

The Breast Cancer Support Group of Jamestown will have several special guests at its meeting on Wednesday at Friendly’s Restaurant in downtown Jamestown. Dinner is at 6 p.m., with the discussion at 7 p.m. Those attending will be ladies from the Zonta Club who represent Lily’s Hope, a place where a breast cancer patient may go to be fitted for a wig and other personnel items that make one feel better after breast cancer. Also attending are Dorothy Carlson and Dianne Courtney Freeman of the WCA Imaging Department. Guests are welcome to attend.

Potluck Dinner Set For Thursday

Westfield Senior Citizens will meet for a potluck on Thursday at noon in the Westfield YWCA. Speakers will be Louise Quick and Betty Syper of the Food Pantry. Members should take non-perishable food items to the meeting. New members and guests are welcome to attend. Shirley Kolpien, president, called a recent meeting to order and appointed Ann Cochran, Geri Harper, Gladys Hess and Dolores Kaufman to the nominating committee. Minutes and an invitation to the YWCA open house were read by Sylvia Colbey. Discussion was on Christmas donations of hats, mittens, socks, new toys and toiletries to be made to the Union Relief. Monetary donations are also accepted. Matt Golibersuch spoke on and presented slides and videos of his trip to Iceland. Birthdays were celebrated by Jack Dean, Lucille Inwood and Ethel Hutt and Al and Joyce Wainwright observed their wedding anniversary.

Holiday Auction Set For Thursday

CHERRY CREEK – The Cherry Creek Fire Auxiliary will hold its annual holiday auction with auctioneer Ron Hennigh on Thursday at the fire hall at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Nonperishable food items will be collected for the food pantry and new toys will be collected for the Salvation Army.

Ellery Seniors

To Meet Friday

Ellery Senior Citizens will meet for a Thanksgiving turkey dinner, catered by Debbie Sterns of Classic Occasions, at noon on Friday in St. Timothy Lutheran Church. Rita and Bob Garretson will be the kitchen committee. Chris Tracy, of the American Red Cross, will speak on emergency preparedness. For more information contact Marty Hunt at 386-2868. Anable Weise, Phyllis Ames and Roger Biff were welcomed as new members at a recent meeting held in the church. Mary Hunt, president, presided. Gene Norris gave devotions on Columbus Day and Miriam Price led the flag salute. Jan Anderson, Rita Garretson, John Cheney and Bernice Swanson celebrated birthdays. Marty Hunt, Barb Breed and Jean Telchow were the kitchen committee. Roger Bishop, of Kennedy, displayed his historical Native American collection. Betty Lou Cheney closed the meeting with prayer.

Frewsburg Board To Meet Thursday

FREWSBURG- The Frewsburg Central School Board of Education will meet on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Robert H. Jackson Elementary School. The public is welcome to attend.

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YMCA To

Offer Day Camp

LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood YMCA will be offering day camp on both Monday and Tuesday. On Monday, camp will travel to Russell Roller Rink for some black light skating. Then in the afternoon we will head over to the Jamestown YMCA for a swim. On Tuesday, participants are going to Just Fun in Hamburg. While there, participants will play Bazooka Ball, Aeroball, ride Spin Zone Bumper Cars and jump in the giant playground. Camp runs for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with early drop-off at 7:30 a.m. and late pick-up at 5:30 p.m. For more information or to register call or stop by the Lakewood YMCA 183 E. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, 763-0303.

Library To Reopen Wednesday

ASHVILLE – The Ashville Free Library will be closed until Wednesday during the next phase of construction. Please hold all material until then. Fines will be forgiven for late material. The library thanks its patrons for their patience.

Ross Grange

To Meet Monday

FALCONER – Ross Grange will meet Monday at the Falcon’s Nest Banquet Hall in Falconer. A tureen meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. with Velma Jones as hostess. Table service and beverages will be provided. Those attending should bring a dish to share. Leona Peterson and Betty Wakefield will share activities at the annual State Grange Session in Oneonta, where they were voting delegates. Plans for the Holiday Happenings Craft Show will be shared. Over 100 cards have been sent to Veterans in Buffalo and Erie VA hospitals. This is an ongoing project for Ross members to show their appreciation to veterans on their special day.

BPU Offices To Close Tuesday

BPU offices will be closed on Tuesday. BPU Customer Service will reopen for business at 7 a.m. Wednesday. Garbage and glass recycling pickup will take place as usual on Tuesday. Customers who need to pay bills after-hours may leave checks in drop-off boxes located at the top of the BPU’s “D” driveway, 92 Steele St.; outside City Hall on Tracy Plaza; inside the vestibule of the Jamestown Police Department entrance on Second Street; and outside the Town of Ellicott Building on Work Street. Payments left after-hours should only be made by check. Customers are reminded that bills may be paid online by credit card, debit card or e-check; details about the online payment system may be found on the BPU home page at www.jamestownbpu.com. For reports of trouble in all BPU Divisions, all hours, customers may call 661-1640.

Alzheimer’s Assn. To Meet

The Alzheimer’s Association monthly Caregiver Support Group will meet 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, Nov. 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. For more information, call 483-5448.

Briefs

Craft Bazaar

Set For Nov. 15

The Fluvanna Free Library will hold its annual Christmas Craft Bazaar and bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fluvanna Fire Hall. The fire hall is located at the corner of Fluvanna Avenue Extension (Route 430) and Fluvanna-Townline Road. Vendors will feature a variety of handcrafted items. The library will benefit from a Chinese auction, bake sale, a variety of books, DVDs and puzzles, also lunch will be available featuring chili, vegetable soup, broccoli cheese soup, pizza, hot dogs, pop and coffee. Tickets will be available for the Kindle Fire HD drawing to take place at the end of the bazaar. Entrance to the bazaar is free.

County Planning To Meet Today

MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Planning Board’s monthly meeting will be held today at 4 p.m. at the Chautauqua County Sherman Highway Shop on state Route 430 in Sherman. If you should have questions regarding the meeting, contact the Chautauqua County Planning and Economic Development Department at 661-8900.

Marco Polo Club To Hold Dinner

The Marco Polo Club of Jamestown will hold a spaghetti dinner on Saturday from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults; $4 for children.

Rummage Sale Begins Friday

CHERRY CREEK – The Cherry Creek/Leon Untied Methodist Church will hold a rummage sale Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday with a bake sale and bag sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church on Main Street in Cherry Creek. For donations, please call 296-4213 or 296-8083.

Pancake Meal Set For Saturday

CHERRY CREEK – The Cherry Creek Junior Firefighters will be hosting a pancake breakfast Saturday from 7-11 a.m. at the Cherry Creek Fire Hall. Three pancakes, two sausages, juice/milk and coffee costs $5. Donuts and muffins are $.50 each.

Babysitting Clinic Set For Tuesday

The Jamestown Area YMCA is hosting the next YMCA babysitting clinic for boys and girls, ages 11-16, on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jamestown YMCA. The clinic will instruct participants about the responsibilities involved in caring for younger children including child development, safety, emergency response and more. 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. Register in person at the YMCA Welcome Center by Monday to ensure availability. For more information, contact the Jamestown YMCA at 664-2802 or visit jamestownymca.org.

Outdoor Club

To Hike Sunday

On Sunday the Allegheny Outdoor Club will hike five miles on the trails at the Tionesta Dam and Campgrounds. Participants will meet near the Office Building at Tionesta Lake at 2 p.m. From Tionesta, cross the Allegheny River on the Route 36 Bridge then turn left on the other side and drive south on Route 36 for one mile. Then turn left at the Tionesta Lake sign. Drive over the dam then turn right after the flagpole. For more information call Charlene James at 814-463-7394 home or 814-516-6595 cell.

Briefs

Edmond’s To Hold Reopening

BRADFORD, Pa. – Edmond Chevrolet Buick GMC is celebrating its grand reopening Wednesday through Saturday. The celebration includes free boxed lunches and a flat-screen TV giveaway. Boxed lunches are limited to one per person while supplies last. The dealership’s new showroom boasts a drive-in service reception, indoor delivery area and an upgraded customer lounge. Edmond Chevrolet Buick GMC is located at 824 E. Main St., Bradford, Pa. For more information call 814-362-3837.

Driving Course Set For Nov. 24

ELLINGTON – A Smart Driver Course, sponsored by AARP and taught by Doug Arters, certified instructor, will be held on Nov. 24 and Nov. 26 from 5:30-8:45 p.m. in the Farman Free Library back room, Ellington. DVD-driven, the course will focus on the 3-second following principle, road conditions, merging problems, trip preparation, medications and medical issues, aging issues, driver assessments, safety belts, airbags, ABS and vehicle maintenance. The overall theme is that of change. The course is oriented to drivers age 55 and over, but drivers of all ages may participate in the class. Completing the course results in an insurance premium reduction of up to 10 percent for three years and a reduction in infraction points for New York state. Participants should take a pen and their driver’s license to class. Payment must be made by check or money order to AARP on the night of the second class. The cost is $20 for AARP members; $25 for non-members. Pre-registration is required; call 490-3880.

Christmas Bazaar Set For Dec. 6

CHERRY CREEK – Cherry Creek United Methodist Church will present its third annual Christmas bazaar and cookie sale Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa Claus will visit from 9 a.m. to noon. Table reservations are $10 apiece. For more information, or for reservations, call Pastor Bruce Fish at 640-6907.

Joint Dinner

Set For Saturday

CASSADAGA – Cub Scout Pack 219 and Boy Scout Troop 219 are holding a joint spaghetti dinner on Saturday in honor of Veterans Day. All veterans eat for free. There will be spaghetti, salad, dessert and drinks served at the Cassadaga American Legion, 228 Maple Ave., Cassadaga. Dinner will be served starting at 4 p.m. until sold out. Cost for non-veterans is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Proceeds will be used to fund scouting events. Buy advance sale tickets from any Cassadaga scout. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Cherry Creek

FD To Hold Party

CHERRY CREEK – The Cherry Creek Fire Department will hold a turkey party and 50/50 drawing at the Cherry Creek Fire Hall on Main Street on Saturday at 7 p.m. Turkeys, hams and other prize drawings will be held. Refreshments are free.

Fall Book Sale Begins Friday

FREWSBURG – Myers Memorial Library will be holding its annual fall book sale on Friday and Saturday during normal business hours from 2-5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Included in the sale are regular and large-print books, children’s books, audio books, CDs and DVDs. Most items are $1 or less. The sale will be in the library’s community room. The library is located at the corner of Ivory and Falconer streets. The Ivory Street entrance is handicapped accessible. For more information, call the library at 569-5515.

Briefs

Elks Lodge To Provide Breakfast

For 85 years, Jamestown Elks Lodge 263 has provided a complimentary breakfast to all of veterans on Veterans’ Day. This year’s breakfast will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the lodge, 339 E. Fourth St., Jamestown, on Tuesday, Nov. 11. For more information, call 484-1751.

Senior Center Plans Events

Senior Center members will meet for a tureen dinner at 1 p.m. on Nov. 25. A Christmas party will be held on Dec. 8 in Alfie’s restaurant. The menu choice and payment must be made by Nov. 25. Forty seniors met for cider and donuts recently. Shirley Vandenburg, director, called the meeting to order with a flag salute and song. Visitors Gary and Barbara Krueger were welcomed. Birthdays were observed. Discussion was on the Dec. 2 trip to Cambridge Springs, which is full, but standbys were being accepted. The bus will leave at 10:30 a.m. for the Falconer Street parking lot. Carrie Wolfang spoke on her experience of opening Novel Destination Imporium, her book store located on Fluvanna Avenue. A question and answer period followed.

Holiday Auction Set For Nov. 13

Ron Hennigh will be the auctioneer at the annual holiday auction benefitting the Cherry Creek Fire Auxiliary on Nov. 13 at 6 p .m. in the Cherry Creek Fire Hall. Refreshments will be available for purchase. A non-perishable food item for the Food Pantry and new toys for The Salvation Army will be collected.

Flu Shot Clinic Set For Thursday

RANDOLPH – Cattaraugus County Health Department will hold a flu shot clinic in the fellowship hall at the Randolph United Presbyterian Church on Thursday from 1-3 p.m. This is the second and last clinic to be held in Randolph, and the public is urged to get their flu shot on Thursday. The cost is $27 and is covered by many insurances. Attendees should bring their insurance cards.

Job Corps

To Host Tour

CASSADAGA – The Cassadaga Job Corps Academy will host an informational session and tour on its campus, located at 8115 Glasgow Road, Cassadaga, Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. The Cassadaga Job Corps provides training to begin a career in the healthcare, construction, and the security industries, as well as high school equivalency classes to those in need of a diploma. Training in certified nurse aide, carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical are available as well as the advanced training for licensed practical nurse and a security and protective services program. The academy will accept young adults, ages 16-24, who are committed to a rigorous education and training program that are prepared to launch a career. Applicants can apply for on-center living or non-residential status, and all applicants will enroll on a full federal scholarship if accepted. Contact EJ Hayes, admissions counselor by calling 595-4298 or hayes.edward@jobcorps.org for more information regarding income and other eligibility factors, and to reserve a spot for the upcoming tour. For more information, visit cassadaga.jobcorps.gov.

Briefs

AARP To

Meet Nov. 11

The Jamestown AARP general meeting, on Nov. 11, will be at Tanglewood Manor/Memory Garden, beginning at 1:30 p.m. It will include a tribute to veterans and a Medicare educational seminar. Veterans may bring mementos of their service for display. Refreshments will be available. All area seniors, age 50 and over, are welcome.

Firefighters To Host Breakfast

The Cherry Creek Junior Firefighters will host a pancake breakfast on Friday from 7-11 a.m. in the Cherry Creek Fire Hall. Included will be three pancakes, two sausage, juice, milk and coffee. The cost is $5 per person. Donuts and muffins will also be sold at 50 cents each.

Rummage Sale Begins Friday

The Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church, Main Street, Cherry Creek, will hold a rummage sale on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a bake sale and bag sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For donations, call 296-5213 or 296-8083.

Rabies Clinic

Set For Saturday

A free rabies vaccination will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Jamestown Fire Training Center on Harrison Street. For more information, visit www.co.chautauqua.ny.us or call 866-604-6789.

Breakfast Event Set For Saturday

RIPLEY – The Ripley United Methodist Church will host an all-you-can-eat-breakfast on Saturday from 8-11 a.m. Included will be pancakes, sausage, bacon, made to order eggs and omelets, homefries, biscuits and sausage gravy, orange juice and coffee. The cost is $6. Proceeds will benefit the Love Bear Project.

Steak Dinner

Set For Saturday

SHERMAN – The Sherman Community Church, 107 Church St., Sherman, will hold its annual Swiss steak dinner on Saturday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the church hall. The cost is $9 for adults; $5 for students. Takeouts will be available. The hall is handicapped accessible.

Turkey Party

Set For Saturday

The Cherry Creek Fire Department will hold a turkey party and 50/50 raffle on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the fire hall. Prizes include turkeys and hams. Refreshments are free.

Westfield Chess

Champ Crowned

WESTFIELD – Richard Kalfas retained the Chautauqua County Chess Championship with a win over Mark Clark, leader going into the last round of the tournament played at C.J. Pizza in Westfield. Ray Willis retained the Novice Championship with a last round win over Tiffany Jager who was leading going into last round. Since they tied, Willis was crowned Novice Champion.

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