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Historical Society Cancels Events

SINCLAIRVILLE — Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Valley Historical Society has decided to cancel all meetings, events and museum openings for 2020. The uncertain availability of speakers and meeting venues and the constant changing of rules from New York state led to the decision now so people will not have to be concerned with their schedules. The historical society has received several grants from different organizations to upgrade and repair many parts of the museum in Sinclairville, so the work can now be done without having to take museum visits into consideration.

CREDC Board To Meet Today

The Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation board will meet today immediately following the county IDA board meeting via live stream on YouTube instead of a public meeting open for the public to attend in person. Members of the public may view the board meeting by visiting YouTube and searching “County of Chautauqua IDA.” Once on the webpage, viewers can click on “videos” to watch the live stream.

JCC Board To Meet Today

The next meeting of the Jamestown Community College Board of Trustees will be held today at 3 p.m. via Zoom webinar technology. To register in advance visit sunyjcc.edu/events.

County Bridge 1029 To Close

County Bridge 1029 on 28 Creek Road in the town of Ellington between Dean School Road and Woolcot Road will be temporarily closed to all traffic effective Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A detour will not be posted

Market Sale

Auction Is Aug. 7

Bidding for the 2020 Cattaraugus County Youth Market Sale online auction opens Friday, Aug. 7, and closes at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. To become a bidder, sign up at petersonauction.hibid.com/auctions and register. For more information, call 699-2377.

Blood Drive Will Be Held Aug. 5

PANAMA — The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Panama United Methodist Church, 12 E. Main St., Panama. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (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.

Virtual Painting To Be Held

The Fenton History Center will host a virtual paint night at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 via Zoom. Participants will be painting along with Victoria Parker, Fenton curator, and can feel free to “sip” a beverage while painting. Call the Fenton History Center at 664-6256 to reserve your spot. The cost is $20 per person and includes one 10 by 10 canvas, paint, paint brushes, stencil and sponges. Payment can be made over the phone or in person at the Fenton Gift Shop. Kits can be picked up at the mansion.

Those who want to supply their own paint, paint brush and sponges can pay $15 and the center will provide you a canvas, stencil and list of colors. Those who cannot pick up supplies can call the center for other arrangements.

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