High Wind Warning In Effect
The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a high wind warning for Chautauqua County that will be in effect until 4 p.m. Christmas Day. Southwest winds of 30-40 mph are expected with gusts of up to 65 mph. According to the weather service, winds of this magnitude will likely knock down trees and power lines, resulting in scattered outages throughout the county. The winds will also make travel difficult for some vehicles, and holiday decorations will be damaged if they are not tied down properly.
Group Serving Free Lunches
Loving Your Neighbor As Yourself is serving free lunch every Wednesday from noon-4 p.m. at North Main Street Church of God, downstairs in the dining hall, 1213 N. Main St., Jamestown. All are welcome.
Carroll Clerk’s Out Until Jan. 5
The Town of Carroll Clerk’s Office will be closed today until Monday, Jan. 5. The town clerk will be in the office limited hours during this time. If you need assistance, you can leave a message at 569-5365 and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
St. Susan Center Open On Holiday
St. Susan Center will be open Christmas Day and serving Christmas dinner from 12:30-2 p.m.
Celoron Clerk Out For Holidays
CELORON – The Celoron Clerk’s Office will be closed for the holidays today, Christmas Day and Friday. The office will also be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1-2.
JCC To Host Financial Nights
In cooperation with area high school guidance counselors and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Jamestown Community College will host free Fund Your Future college financial aid information programs at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7 and at 10 a.m. Jan. 24. Area high school senior students and their families are encouraged to attend a session which will be held in the Carnahan Theater, located in the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center. Parking is available in the James Avenue parking lot. The program will help families explore how to plan for college expenses and apply for college financial aid. Details on how to file the 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be outlined also. Information on the array of scholarship opportunities available through the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation will be available. Families can pre-register for a session at www.sunyjcc.edu/admissions/financial-aid. For more information, call JCC’s financial aid office at 338-1009 or 800-388-8557, ext. 1009.
Library Plans Roc Day Celebration
LAKEWOOD – All are invited to celebrate Roc Day at the Lakewood Memorial Library on Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free basic spinning instruction and practice sessions will begin at 11 a.m. and noon. In many European cultural traditions, women returned to their household duties on Roc Day – after the Twelve Days of Christmas. Women of all ages and levels of society would spend their evenings at the spinning wheel and would carry a drop spindle with them during the day. Spinning was the only means of creating the threads needed for weaving fabric from wool, cotton or flax. Attendees will gather in the Heritage Room at Lakewood Memorial Library, 12 W. Summit St., Lakewood, for demonstration, instruction and practice. Call 763-6234 for more information.
Wimer Selected For Federal Board
Michael Wimer, president of Cattaraugus County Bank, has been elected to the Independent Community Bankers of America Federal Delegate Board.
The Independent Community Bankers of America is the nation’s voice for community banks.
“I am honored to be elected to this position,” Wimer said. “It gives me a chance to work for community banks across the country that practice trusted, relationship-based lending and offer hands-on personal service and invaluable financial expertise to local consumers and small businesses.”
In addition to helping shape and advocate, the Independent Community Bankers of America national policy positions and programs, Wimer’s duties include being a liaison between independent community bankers in New York and Independent Community Bankers of America staff and leadership in Washington, D.C. He will also work to recruit new members to the Independent Community Bankers of America.
“Mike Wimer is a dedicated community banker who is respected by his industry peers,” said John Burhmaster, ICBA chairman and president and CEO of 1st National Bank of Scotia. “We are delighted he will be generously offering his time and valuable professional talents to the service of the community banking industry.”
Lakewood Adviser Completes Exam
LAKEWOOD – Chadwick Murray, financial adviser at Community Investment Services/Invest Financial in Lakewood, has successfully completed the educational, experience and examination program administered by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to qualify to use the certified financial planner and CFP certification marks in accordance with CFP board certification and renewal requirements.
Murray has worked at Community Investment Services since 2012 and has been in the financial services industry since 2010. As a financial advisor he utilizes comprehensive financial planning to help his clients manage their wealth and set goals to properly plan for the future.
Murray received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and finance from the University of Pittsburgh and he received his MBA from St. Bonaventure University. He has served on the board of directors for several nonprofit organizations throughout Chautauqua County and is on the board for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. Murray lives with his wife, Meghan, and their daughter in Jamestown, and has offices at each of the Community Bank branches in southern Chautauqua County. To contact Murray, call 763-2140
The CFP marks identify those individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements of the CFP board, have successfully completed the financial planning coursework and passed the CFP Certification Examination covering the following areas: the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits and estate planning. Certified financial planner professionals also agree to meet ongoing continuing education requirements and to uphold CFP board’s Code of Ethics and professional responsibility, rules of conduct and financial planning practice standards.
Church To Present Cantata Sunday
The Zion Covenant Chancel Choir, directed by Brian A. Bogey, will present the Christmas cantata “A Thrill of Hope” on Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The musical work is based on the Christmas carol “O Holy Night” and incorporates many traditional yuletide carols capturing the mystery and majesty of this holy season. The Rev. Rick Miller, senior pastor, will be the narrator and will also deliver “Tired of Waiting,” a meditation from the series “The Second Advent.” Ryan Columbare will be guest trumpeter. The public is welcome to attend.
New Year’s Eve Party Planned
The Lakewood American Legion Post 1286 will hold a gala New Year’s Eve party for all area veterans and their guests from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Following the four meat, prime rib buffet dinner, DJ’s Unlimited will bring in 2015 with dance contests, prizes, give-aways and a balloon drop. The cost is $15.99 per person. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 763-1286.
Sewer District To Meet Tuesday
CHAUTAUQUA – The North Chautauqua Lake Sewer District Board of Directors will have a scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at the Town of Chautauqua Meeting Room, 2 Academy St., Mayville. The public is invited to attend.
Dec. 24 Service
LITTLE VALLEY – The First Congregational Church of Little Valley, 301 Rock City St., Little Valley, will host its Christmas Eve service at 11 p.m. Dec. 24 with candlelight communion. The public is welcome to attend.
Christmas Eve Service Planned
CHERRY CREEK – The Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church, 6813 Main St., Cherry Creek, will host its Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Dec. 24. The public is welcome to attend.
Seniors Meet For Alfies Dinner
Fifty-seven members of the Jamestown Senior Center met for a Christmas dinner at Alfies. Dick Hoglund gave the blessing. Shirley Vandenburg, director, reminded members all renewal memberships of $10 are due in January. The next meeting will be Jan. 27 with coffee and cookies. Door prizes were won by Joanne Puder, Martha Love, Everett Hallberg, Clara Anna Ransom, Barbara Bell, Ron Wilcox, Jan Mckotch, Marilyn Lindquist, George Marchini, Carolyn John, Wenda Nelson and Peg Walters. The meeting closed with the singing of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” led by Bill Larson and Bev Gilitnan.
Fiesta Night Set For Dec. 27
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 53 W. 23rd St., will be hold a Fiesta night fundraiser on Dec. 27 from 3-7 p.m. Included will be a taco and bowl of chili. The cost is $7 per dinner. Proceeds will benefit the church’s junior choir trip to Kingdom Bound at Darien in July.
Firefighters To Host Santa
CHERRY CREEK – The Cherry Creek Fire Department’s Junior Firefighters will present Santa and his elf, Snowball, from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Cherry Creek Fire Department. Refreshments will be served. The public is welcome to attend.
Legion To Host Sunday Breakfast
The Herman Kent American Legion Post 777 invites members, guests and friends to the monthly breakfast on Sunday. The post will serve a full buffet with scrambled eggs, homefries, sausage, ham, French toast, sausage gravy and biscuits, orange juice and coffee, along with the 777 omelets. Hours are 8:30-11:30, and the price is $6 per person. The legion is located at 26 Jackson Ave.
Lecture Series Reruns Continue
Access Channel 5 will be airing the 2014 Chautauqua Institution lecture series. The following lectures will start on Saturday with the last airing Friday, Dec. 26. “Peter Eldelman – So Rich So Poor” at 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. “Glenn C. Loury – The Divided Society and the Democratic Ideal” at 12:38 and 6:38 p.m. “Harlan Beckley – Rethinking Poverty and Inequality” 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. The program may also be viewed after the initial airing at the station’s website ac5.weebly.com/.
SBU To Close For Two Weeks
ST. BONAVENTURE – St. Bonaventure University will be closed for two weeks starting Monday as it marks the end of the fall 2014 semester. Campus offices and facilities will be closed over the break and will reopen Monday, Jan. 5. However, the men’s (Monday) and women’s (Jan. 3) basketball games will be held at the Reilly Center over break. The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, located on campus, will also be closed over the two-week break, reopening Jan. 5 as well. Mass will not be celebrated on campus during the break. The first Mass following the break is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, in the University Chapel. Spring semester classes at St. Bonaventure begin Monday, Jan. 19.
Bethel To Host Sunday Brunch
Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Hunt Road, Jamestown, will host a brunch at 10 a.m. followed by ”A Lineage of Grace,” a Christmas drama, presented by members of the church, on Sunday at 11 a.m. Admission is free.
Cantata Planned For Sunday
FALCONER – The Falconer United Methodist Church, 201 N. Work St., will present ”The Heart of Christmas,” a Christmas cantata by Pepper Choplin, on Sunday at 3 p.m. The cantata follows the story of the birth of Jesus. Refreshments will follow. The event is open to the public.
Cantata Set For Saturday
The Baptist Church of Ellington, 530 Route 62, Conewango Valley, will present the Christmas cantata ”Mary Did You Know” on Saturday at 4 p.m. Dinner will follow. This is a free event.
Church To Host Outreach Program
Church on the Rock will host a community family-friendly, outreach-focused service on Sunday at 6 p.m. upstairs in the large room overlooking the rink at the Jamestown Ice Arena. The creative Christmas service for members and the public will include ice skating before the service, Christmas carols and upbeat music, free food and beverages, an encouraging message and inviting atmosphere. For more information, contact Doug Kibbe, pastor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thrift Shop Has Holiday Items
St. Luke’s Thrift Shop, 209 Pine St., between East Fourth and East Fifth streets, Jamestown, has holiday items including decorations, gifts, toys and a nice selection of very high end ladies clothing. Many holiday items are marked down. Winter clothing for men, women including plus sizes, juniors and children are available. This week half price items include men’s sport jackets and all infant clothing size 0 through 18 months. Off-street parking is available in the church lot off East Fifth Street. All proceeds support the local community.
Baptist Church Presents Cantata
The Baptist Church of Ellington, 530 Route 60 North, will present the Christmas cantata ”Mary Did You Know” on Saturday at 4 p.m. Dinner will follow. There is no charge and all are welcome to attend.
Church Of God Offers Free Lunch
Loving Your Neighbor As Yourself is serving free lunch every Wednesday from noon-4 p.m. at the North Main Street Church of God downstairs in the dining hall, 1213 N. Main St., Jamestown. All are welcome.
Cookie Sale Set For Saturday
The Dewittville-Hartfield United Methodist Church is holding their annual cookie sale, the “Cookie Walk,” on Saturday. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon (unless sold out sooner). Free coffee and hot cider will be served.
STW Board To Meet Thursday
SALAMANCA – The next regular meeting of the Southern Tier West Regional Planning & Development Board will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Center for Regional Excellence, Salamanca.
Thule Lodge To Meet Saturday
BEMUS POINT – The Thule Lodge, 4123 Pancake Hill Road, Bemus Point, will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at the lodge for the monthly business meeting and the annual “Doppi Gryta.” The term means the dipping of breads, as there will be a variety of breads and gravy to dip the bread. All members are encouraged to attend the business meeting, and following the meeting, the Doppi Gryta will be served. Other Swedish foods will be available for the members. Thule Lodge is completing its 107th year in the Jamestown/Bemus Point area, and serves to preserve the Swedish heritage through events and activities. New members are welcome.
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.
Fenton To Close For Christmas
The Fenton History Center consisting of the museum and research center will be closed Christmas Day. The museum will be open Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Research Center will be closed Christmas Eve. The center will be open Friday, Dec. 26, at the normal hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum and research center will be open normal hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., New Year’s Eve, closed New Year’s Day and open Jan. 2 at 10 a.m. For more information, call 664-6256 or visit www.fentonhistorycenter.org.
Aspire Of WNY Adds To Board
Aspire of WNY recently announced the appointment of Timothy J. McPoland, CPA/ABV, CFE, CVA director and John J. Earshen, Ph.D. to its board of directors.
Timothy J. McPoland serves on the Freed Maxick CPA Executive Committee and has been a director leading the firms Assurance and SEC practices since 1995. McPoland has over 25 years of experience in auditing public companies and providing consulting services to companies implementing provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He also has a strong corporate and individual tax background and has extensive expertise in assisting companies find alternative equity and financing opportunities. Through his management of Freed Maxick’s Litigation Support Services, he has provided consultation and expert witness testimony relating to valuation issues, antitrust litigation, contract disputes, and lost profits analyses. McPoland is a graduate of Alfred University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting.
John J. Earshen, Ph.D. is an associate professor and Industrial Technology Program coordinator at the State University of New York-Buffalo State. Since 2001, Dr. Earshen has served as a member of the President’s College Planning Council and is a chapter adviser for Epsilon Pi Tau, National Honor Society in Engineering, Technology and Technology Education. In addition to his professorial accomplishments, Earshen serves as president and CEO of The Mattison Group LLC, a financial development firm providing fund-raising counsel to not-for-profit organizations. Earshen earned his B.A. from the University of Rochester, his M.B.A. from the SUNY/Buffalo School of Management and his Ph.D. in education administration from SUNY/Buffalo School of Education.
Aspire Adds Events Coordinator
Aspire of WNY welcomes Britney Buscaglia as its special events coordinator.
Buscaglia brings with her experience in the planning and execution of fundraising events as well as cultivating relationships with volunteers, donors and community leaders.
As Aspire of WNY’s special events coordinator, Buscaglia will take primary responsibility for major fundraising events, including the Jan. 11 Ski the Valley outing at Holiday Valley, the June 1 Going for the Green golf tournament at Brookfield Country Club, the June 26 Art at the Athenaeum event at the Athenaeum Hotel in Chautauqua Institution and the Sept. 4 Art & Wine Celebration at Aspire’s Administrative and Day Habilitation building in Getzville.
Anyone interested in learning more about these events can contact Buscaglia at 505-5514 or by email at Britney.email@example.com.
Aspire of WNY has been a leader in providing innovative, person-centered programs and services for children and adults with developmental and other disabilities for more than 65 years. Visit www.aspirewny.org to learn more about Aspire’s individualized assistance empowering individuals to achieve their full potential and live as independently as possible.
Kennedy UMC To Host Dinner
KENNEDY – The Kennedy First United Methodist Church will host a Christmas Day dinner from 12:30-3 p.m. Reservations are not required, but appreciated; call 267-2645. The dinner is open to all, especially those who are alone or want to be with be with others for Christmas.
Holiday Fair To Be Held Today
The First Lutheran Church Community Store will host a holiday fair today, featuring bargains on holiday decorations, clothing and household items from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features free gift wrapping and refreshments. The church is located at 120 Chandler St., Jamestown.
Christmas Is For Kids Party Set
Chautauqua Music will be hosting the annual Christmas is for Kids Party, the final piece in a series of three musical events to benefit Toys for Tots and St. Susan Center, according to Audrey Ralston, event coordinator. Christmas is for Kids will be held at Shawbucks on Sunday from 1-9 p.m. Admission into the event is a bag of non-perishable food, an unwrapped toy or a cash donation at the door. Guests will be entertained musically by numerous musical acts including Smackdab, Qwister, We Speak Canadian, The Jolly Pops, The Santa Claus Band, Big Leg Emma Trio and more. There will be a Chinese auction, and drinks and snacks will be available. This event is sponsored by The Trophy House, Signature Paving & Seal Coating, LHC Modular Homes and Taco Hut. For more information, visit Chautauqua Music’s Christmas for Kids Facebook page.
Church Presents ‘Christmas In Barn’
RIPLEY – St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Westfield, presents ”Christmas in a Barn” on Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. in Double DAB Riding Stable, 5811 Welch Hill Road, Ripley. The presentation will celebrate the birth of Jesus come to life with animals, angels, shepherds and wise men, women and children. There is no charge to attend. For more information, contact the church at 326-2064.
Kennedy UMC To Present Concert
KENNEDY – The Kennedy United Methodist Church will present a Christmas concert featuring Common Ground quartet Sunday at 7 p.m. at the church. Other members of the church will participate in singing traditional Christmas music. The evening will close with everyone joining in singing “Silent Night.” The concert is open to the public.
Panama Board To Meet Monday
PANAMA – The Panama Central School Board of Education will hold its scheduled board meeting Monday at 7 p.m. in Room 112. This meeting is open to the public.
Folklore Course Offered At JCC
Jamestown Community College will offer Introduction to Urban Folklore, a one-credit course, beginning Wednesday. The course, offered as a “winterim” selection for students interested in acquiring an additional credit between the fall and spring semesters, meets from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday and from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Jan. 2-3 and 5-8 on the Jamestown campus. Students will explore the history and culture of the American urban legend. The theories of folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand and legends that play pivotal roles in American culture are examined. To register, call 338-1018.
Free Lunch Every Wednesday
Loving Your Neighbor As Yourself is serving free lunch every Wednesday from noon-4 p.m. at North Main Street Church of God, downstairs in the dining hall, 1213 N. Main St., Jamestown. All are welcome.
Rodeo Seniors To Meet Friday
GERRY – The Rodeo City Senior Citizens will meet Friday at noon at the United Methodist Church for their Christmas luncheon and program. The ham will be provided, and those attending are asked to bring a dish of food to add to the meal and their own table service. Table decorations will be provided. New members are always welcome.
Vendor Sale Begins Friday
BEMUS POINT – Maple Grove Student Council is hosting a vendor sale this weekend in the gymnasium. There will be hot food, baked goods and over 40 vendors. It will run Friday 4-7 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and admission is free.
Ellington Auction Set For Friday
ELLINGTON – The Ellington Town Picnic Association will host a Christmas Auction fundraiser by Millers Auction Service on Friday at the Ellington Fire Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the auction starts at 6 p.m. A variety of Christmas items, household items, clothing, food items and toys will be auctioned. All items are new. The Town Picnic Association will serve food including a baked potato bar, hot dogs, homemade chili, nachos and cheese. Proceeds from the auction and sale of food will benefit the Ellington Town Picnic to be held in 2015.
Donuts With Santa Is Saturday
MAYVILLE – The Mayville Fire Department will host its annual Donuts With Santa from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Carlson Community Center, Lakeside Park, Mayville. There will be donuts and hot chocolate and pictures with Santa Claus. The public is welcome to attend.
Marco Polo Group To Meet
Marco Polo auxiliary members will meet for a Christmas lunch and meeting on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in McCarty’s Restaurant. Reservations should be made with Dorothy Galati. Josephine Conti and Ruth Boscia, who also read a poem, served pie and coffee at a recent meeting. Frances Lunetta, secretary, read minutes and Dorothy Galati, the treasurer’s report. Catherine Colera, 97, celebrated her birthday. Discussion was on the Christmas lunch.
Channel 5 To Air Lecture Series
Access Channel 5 will air the 2014 Chautauqua Institution lecture series. The following lectures will start Saturday with the last airing on Friday, Dec. 19. “John Shelby Spong: The Cross In John – Not Tragedy But Triumph” at 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. “Jeanne Nolan: From the Ground Up” at 1 and 7 p.m. “Dennis Dimick & Jim Richardson – The Future of Food” 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. The program may also be viewed after the initial airing at the station’s web site ac5.weebly.com/.
Parks Commission To Meet Tuesday
Jay Bailey, regional director for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Allegany Region, recently announced that the Allegany Region Commission will meet at Allegany State Park, Administration Building (Red House area) on Tuesday at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Library Board Plans Meeting
The Bemus Point Library Board of Trustees will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 13 Main St. The public is welcome to attend. For questions call 386-2274.
TOPS 721 Members Weigh In
Twenty-eight TOPS NY 721 Jamestown members weighed in recently and Dennis Beckmann was the TOPS best loser. Barb Linza received free dues and was a prize winner with Carol Kirkpatrick and Julie Davis. Jeffrey Barkstrom spoke on natural health. The thought was that feeling healthy and good about yourself is not a luxury, it’s an absolute necessity. Chapter weigh-in is each Thursday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Kidder United Methodist Church, corner of South Main street and Cole avenue. For more information, call 763-4626.
Blood Drive Set For Saturday
The Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Masonic Lodge, Baker Street Extension, Busti. Walk-ins are welcome, however, appointments may be made at www.fourhearts.org/donate. To be eligible to donate you must have photo identification, be at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good general health. For more information or to find out if someone is eligible to give blood, visit www.fourhearts.org or call 877-842-0631. Community Blood Bank partners with hospitals in Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York to provide blood for patients in need.
Library Spreads Holiday Cheer
LITTLE VALLEY – The Friends of the Memorial Library of Little Valley are having two holiday drawings. The first is a chance to win a decorated Christmas tree, which is on display at the library. Ticket prices are as follows: $1 each, 3 for $2 and 10 for $5. The drawing will be held Dec. 12 at noon. The second drawing is for a handmade quilt also on display at the library. This is the first-place prize. The remaining are monetary prizes as follows: second and third place – $100; and fourth, fifth and sixth place – $50. Tickets are $3 each or two for $5. This drawing will be held on Dec. 20 at noon. Tickets for both drawings can be purchased at the library from any of the Friends of the Library member or any library trustee.
Ross Grange Party Is Monday
FALCONER – Ross Grange will hold their annual Christmas Party on Monday at the Falcon’s Nest Banquet Hall. Punch will be served at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Mary Walker is in charge of arrangements for the catered dinner. Members should bring children’s socks, underwear, hats and mittens to give to school nurses for emergency use. Those assigned should bring items for the Blue Star Mothers. Others may bring small magazines to be included in packages to service men and women if they wish. A member of the Blue Star Mothers will explain their program.
Breakfast To Benefit Library
LAKEWOOD – Mindy’s Place, located at 48 Chautauqua Ave. in Lakewood, will host a holiday pancake breakfast Sunday as a fundraiser for the Lakewood Memorial Library from 9 a.m.-noon. The menu will consist of pancakes, choice of bacon or sausage and a choice of beverage. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Tickets will be available at the library, located at 12 W. Summit St., and at the door.
Safety Course Set
CATTARAUGUS – The Cattaraugus-Little Valley Timberwolves Community Alliance is hosting a six-hour AARP Smart Driver Safety Course on Monday and Tuesday. Classes will be held in the Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School lecture room, 25 Franklin St., Cattaraugus, from 6-9 p.m. each evening. Drivers must attend both sessions to receive credit for the course. The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. Drivers of all ages are welcome. Course participants may be eligible to receive a discount on auto insurance premiums and a reduction of up to four points on their driving record. Al Ormond will be the instructor for these sessions. For further information or to register, call the Timberwolves Community Alliance Adult Education Program at 257-9619.
Church Offering Prayer Hours
KIANTONE – Monday through Friday on the weeks of Dec. 8-12 and Dec. 15-19 from 4:30-6 p.m., the Kiantone Congregational Church will be open for prayer. One may enter the sanctuary for as long or as short as they would like, alone or to have someone pray with them on request. The church also will present the Choir Cantata and Sunday School Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. and the Christmas Eve service at 9 p.m.
Cancer Support Group To Meet
Bob Williams from the American Cancer Society will be the guest speaker for the Breast Cancer Support Group of Jamestown on Wednesday at Friendly’s. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and Williams’ presentation on the American Society Cancer Action Network and also the local Road to Recovery will follow. Williams has many years of experience with working with the American Cancer Society. Guests are welcome.
Public Review Set For Thursday
SALAMANCA – There will be a public review of the Indian Policy and Procedure on Thursday at Salamanca City Central School, according to Robert Bridenstein, district superintendent. The review is a requirement in securing the district’s Impact Aid and will take place at 10 a.m. in the Salamanca Junior-Senior High School large group instruction room. The public is welcome to attend.