Briefly

Registration Open For Showcase

Registration is now open for Infinity’s 16th Annual Local Music Showcase to be held on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, or to request a registration form, please send an email to lms@infinityperformingarts.org or visit Infinity’s website at infinityperformingarts.org.

MS Rap Group Meets Saturday

Is there an up-side to living with Multiple Sclerosis? Come to the Chautauqua Region MS Rap Group in the auditorium at the Jones Hill Memorial Rehabilitation Center, first floor, 51 Glasgow Ave., Jamestown, on Saturday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. 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 to the Rap Session, or for peer support, please contact Debbie Lane at 962-9401.

District Passes School Budget

SOUTH DAYTON — A $17.1 million budget for the 2019-20 school year has been authorized by the Pine Valley Central School District Board of Education. It includes a tax levy of $3,343,147, which is unchanged from the previous two school years. The proposed budget of $17,140,656 is an 8.25 percent increase over the previous school year. Due to better than expected financial performance, the district is seeking to pay down its debt obligations and invest in one-time expenditures that align with the Board of Education’s goals. The district is projected to receive $12,673,440 in state aid, a growth of .52 percent over the amount received during the 2018-19 school year. The budget also allocates $100,000 for a capital outlay project with 93 percent of the costs reimbursed by New York state the following year. The project includes flooring modifications in the district’s elementary classrooms. Work is slated to begin in the summer of 2020. A budget hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The annual school budget vote and school board election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, from noon-9 p.m. in the new gym foyer at the middle-high school.

Church To Host Chicken BBQ

SHERMAN — A chicken barbecue will be held Saturday at Sherman Community Church beginning at 4 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine. The cost is $9 for adults and $6 for children. Chicken will be served with macaroni salad, baked beans, roll and assorted pies. Takeouts will be available.

100th Anniversary To Be Celebrated

SHERMAN — In 1919, Sherman Community Church was formed from the following churches: Methodist, Presbyterian, and Universalist. The Union of the Churches was only intended for one year, but it was so successful it was given the new name of Community Church of Sherman on May 15, 1919. A Certificate of Incorporation was filed May 19, 1919. On Sunday, May 19, the Sherman Community Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary with an ice cream social at noon, following church services.

Library Board To Meet Thursday

This month’s meeting of the Jamestown Prendergast Library Board of Trustees will be held on Thursday at 5:15 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

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