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Lakewood Village Board To Meet

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood Village Board will meet today via Zoom. A work session will begin at 6:15 p.m., with the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. The link to the meetings can be found on the village website at lakewoodny.com. The password can be obtained by calling the clerk at 763-8557.

Part Of Route 83 To Be Closed

Starting today, state Route 83 will be closed from Miller Road to Center Road in Arkwright for culvert rehabilitation work. Traffic will be detoured along Center Road, State Route 39, Route 20 and Route 60. Route 83 is expected to be closed for four weeks.

Panama School Board To Meet

PANAMA — The Panama Central School Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. today via Zoom. The public is invited to view on Youtube. Visit www.pancent.org for a link to view the meeting.

Smith, Soltes To Be Featured In Lecture Series

Chautauqua Institution’s third week of lectures examines “Art and Democracy,” in which speakers in the 10:45 a.m. Chautauqua Lecture Series program explore the role of art and artists in an active democracy — how they’re able to raise the social consciousness, challenge the status quo and engage communities large and small toward meaningful action. Anna Deavere Smith explores issues of community, character and diversity in America. Best known for crafting more than 15 one-woman shows drawn from hundreds of interviews, the actress and playwright interweaves her presentations with portrayals of her interviewees to illustrate the diversity of emotions and points of view on controversial issues. The third week of Chautauqua Institution’s Interfaith Lecture Series, is themed “Art: A Glimpse into the Divine,” which will explore how art underlies and underlines the commonalities of human existence. Ori Soltes brings his background in art history, theology, philosophy and political history back to Chautauqua. Soltes, who teaches at Georgetown University, is the former Director of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, and has curated more than 85 exhibitions on history, ethnography and modern and contemporary art there and at other venues across the country and overseas.

School Board To Meet Today

The Bemus Point School Board will meet today at 6 p.m. in the Maple Grove Middle-High School cafeteria. The meeting will be streamed live at ensemble.e2ccb.org/hapi/v1/contents/permalinks/bpcsdmeeting/view

Blood Drive Being Held Today

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at the Conewango Fire Hall, 12447 Northeast Road, Conewango Valley. Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arrival and are required to wear a face covering or mask while at the drive, in alignment with Centers for Disease Control public guidance. In most states, individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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