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Lander VFD To Hold Chicken Barbecue Sun.

LANDER, Pa. — The Lander Volunteer Fire Department will host a chicken barbecue from noon until gone on Sunday at the department, 5555 Route 957, Russell. The dinner is drive-through only and costs $10 for a full dinner, $7 for a child’s dinner and $7 for a half-chicken. Chicken is cooked over charcoal fire with the department’s signature basting sauce. Sides include potato salad, applesauce, roll and dessert.

Kiantone Fire Dept. Begins Fish Fry Fridays

The Kiantone Fire Department will be holding fish fry’s every Friday starting this week through March 26 from 5-8 p.m. at the hall, 2318 Foote Ave. Ext., Kiantone. The cost is $12 per dinner and includes fried or broiled fish, coleslaw, fries and a roll. Pre-order only by Thursday of that week by calling 664-5433 and leaving a message. Only 160 dinners will be sold each night.

Marvin House Sets Take-Out Meals Thursday

The Marvin House in Jamestown is offering take-out meals Thursday between 3-4 p.m. that will include baked ham, coleslaw, scalloped potatoes, homemade roll, glazed carrots and Boston cream pie. Reservation for dinners can be made by sending an email to marvinhouse@netsync.net or calling 488-6206. The cost is $17 for members and $20 for non-members.

SUNY Launches COVID Tracker Enhancements

As students return to campus for the spring semester, Jim Malatras, State University of New York chancellor, has launched enhancements to the COVID-19 Tracker dashboard. The upgrades allow additional transparency on SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities, so campuses have the most information to isolate and respond to emerging cases on campuses. Those visiting the dashboard will continue to review vital information on daily and weekly test and positivity data. Malatras announced last month that all SUNY campuses will increase the frequency of SUNY’s mandatory COVID testing to weekly testing of all students, faculty, and staff who regularly report to campus. Since the 2020-2021 academic year began in August, SUNY has conducted 849,140 tests with a .53 positive percentage rate. The COVID-19 Case Tracker dashboard launched in September provides a case count for all SUNY campuses and for individual campuses. The data is reported by campuses every 24 hours and added to the dashboard in real time.

Scholarship

Applications Are Due By April 1

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation and the Dunkirk Area Labor Council area accepting applications for the Dunkirk Area Labor Council Scholarship through April 1. Students currently enrolled in the following schools are eligible: Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua Lake, Dunkirk, Forestville, Fredonia, Pine Valley, Silver Creek, Westfield, and BOCES. Graduating seniors interested in pursuing an education in the trades or manufacturing technology, such as an electrician, HVAC, pipefitter, machinist, maintenance, auto technology, and auto body, are encouraged to apply. Applications are available through the schools or the NCCF website nccfoundation.org/dunkirk-area-labor-council-scholarship.

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