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Mobile Pantry Truck In Ashville

ASHVILLE — The Food Bank of Western New York Mobile Pantry Truck from Falconer will be at the Ashville United Methodist Church today. Open hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 3-5 p.m. The truck brings fresh produce and some staple items. To receive free food, only proof of address from the following ZIP codes is required: Ashville 14710, Bemus Point 14712, Celoron 14720, Lakewood 14750, Niobe 14758, Panama 14767, Stow 14785 and anyone who lives in the town of ace mask and keep 6′ distance while in line. The food will be pre-boxed like last month. A volunteer will sign those who attend in and take each box to the vehicle. For more information, call Martha at 763-9252.

DEC Asks To Secure Garbage To Avoid Bears

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Monday reminded New York residents to avoid conflicts with bears by taking down bird feeders and securing garbage. The DEC has already received a few reports of bear sightings across the state. As bears emerge from their dens, they use their sensitive noses to find food. Human-related food sources such as bird feeders, pet food, and garbage can attract bears and lead to potential conflicts. Feeding bears either intentionally, which is illegal, or unintentionally through careless property management, has consequences for entire communities, as well as the bears themselves. To reduce the potential for human-bear conflicts, DEC advises everyone residing in or visiting bear country (much of upstate New York) to remove any attractants. Residents should take down birdfeeders and clean up any remaining bird seed by April 1, store garbage inside secure buildings, and feed pets indoors.

Marvin House Take-Out Set

The Marvin House in Jamestown is offering take-out meals Thursday between 3-4 p.m. that will include Italian tossed salad, Italian bread, garden vegetable lasagna with white sauce and orange lemon cake. Reservations 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.

Thrift Shop Sets Clearance Sale

St. Luke’s Thrift Shop, 409 Pine St. in Jamestown, announced their $2 a bag winter clothing clearance, Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to noon. The housewares room will be closed during this sale. Face covering is required and at times possibly there will be limited entry for required social distancing. The shop will close for Holy Week and will reopen with spring merchandise, Wednesday, April 7. Proceeds are used for local community outreach.

Sinclairville VFD Sets Barbecue

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Volunteer Fire Co. will host a chicken barbecue from noon until gone on Sunday, March 28, at the fire hall, 30 Main St, Sinclairville. The dinner is drive-through only and costs $11 for a full dinner, and $7 for a half chicken. Chicken is cooked over a charcoal fire with the department’s famous sauce. Sides include scalloped potatos, apple sauce, roll and a cookie for dessert.

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