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Woodward To Give Presentation Sun.

Bob Woodward will be giving a special presentation titled “Have We Forgotten the Lessons of Watergate?” at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts at 5 p.m. Sunday. Woodward and Carl Bernstein reported on the Watergate break-in that happened June 17, 1972, which eventually led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation from office Aug. 9, 1974. Visit reglenna.com for ticket information.

Blodgett And Pierce Reunion Today

The 145th Blodgett and 132nd Pierce Reunion will be held today at the Chautauqua County Fireman’s Picnic Grounds in Stockton with Linda Blodgett as president and host. The reunion begins at noon with a potluck dinner at 1 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass, table service and their own beverages. Also bring any old family photos and other memorabilia to share. For more information, call Douglas Nelson at 484-0753.

BPU Office Closed Friday Aug. 16

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Customer Service Office will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, for employee training. The office will reopen for business at 1 p.m. Bills may be paid online at www.jamestownbpu.com and by phone at 661-1660, ext. 3. Bills also may be paid at Jamestown City Hall and the Ellicott Town Hall clerks’ office. Drop-box payments may be paid by check at the top of the BPU’s D driveway, 92 Steele St.; on Tracy Plaza of City Hall; and at the Ellicott town building in Falconer.

Benefit To Be Held In Randolph

RANDOLPH — A benefit for Eli Carter Meredith and his parents Maranda Fox and Dustin Meredith of Jamestown will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, from 2-6 p.m. at the Randolph Fire Department. Eli was born April 20 at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Since his birth, he has undergone two heart surgeries and still remains hospitalized in Rochester. He is currently in need of a third major heart surgery called the Norwood procedure. The event will include a pasta dinner, salad, rolls, dessert and a drink. Basket giveaways and a 50/50 will also be held. The cost for the benefit is a $10 donation. Children ages 5 and under are free. All funds raised will go towards medical expenses for the family. For more information contact Chris Meredith at 487-6168 or Angela Marotto at 720-8790. The fire department is located at 70 Main St. behind the Randolph Municipal Building.

JCC Collaborates Summer Program

Jamestown Community College collaborated with several other western New York agencies to conduct the infant/toddler summer institute earlier this summer. The conference, which drew over 100 early childhood teachers, was held at JCC’s North County Center in Dunkirk. Participants learned about interactions with infants and toddlers, freedom of movement, and how to use open-ended objects in classrooms or home-based programs. Elizabeth Starks, JCC’s early childhood education program coordinator, was one of several workshop presenters. Conference co-sponsors included the Chautauqua Child Care Council, Infant Toddler Resource Network, Chautauqua Connections Children’s Coalition, the Chautauqua County chapter of the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children, QUALITYstarsNY, and the Campus and Community Children’s Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

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