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Easter Service Set On NY&LE

GOWANDA — Trinity UCC of Gowanda will hold a special event to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter morning at a sunrise service on Sunday. It will be held on a hilltop with service provided complimentary by a New York and Lake Erie Railroad departing from the Gowanda Depot, 50 Commercial St., Gowanda, at 5:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Dave Gable of the Assembly of God will officiate. Service will begin at sunrise and upon completion, the NY&LE train will return reserved guests to the Gowanda Depot. There is a limit of 100 passengers. Reservations are requested by Love INC at 532-3541 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. COVID-19 protocols include mandatory mask-wearing while on railroad property.

Easter Carnival Set For Saturday

ASHVILLE — The Chautauqua Safety Village will host a Easter Carnival drive-through from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Safety Village next to BOCES, 2695 Route 394, Ashville. Attendees will remain in their (decorated, if desired) vehicles, and will be ushered through the village streets. The village will be decorated, the Easter Bunny will be hopping around, and candy will be distributed through vehicle windows to the children by masked, gloved volunteers. There will be refreshments, kettle corn and other food available for purchase, as well as a radio broadcast for the vehicles’ speakers to inform visitors of all the features. Due to the volume of traffic experienced at the Village’s Halloween event in November, improvements have been made to the entrance and exit, which will benefit the flow of the vehicles driving through. Each vehicle with three or less passengers will cost $5, and vehicles with 4 or more people will cost $10.

Watershed To Hold Webinar

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is hosting a free webinar on Thursday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. titled “The Importance of Forests To Watersheds.” Bryan Swistock, who has served as a water resources Extension Associate with Penn State Extension since 1988, will lead the presentation. Topics discussed will include how forests promote the movement of water into soil, filter pollutants and help to ensure adequate water flow to streams. “We’ll also explore how urbanization and climate change can alter how water flows in a watershed and how various innovative processes can be used to reduce the impacts of these changes,” CWC said via news release. “This presentation will demonstrate how important forests and trees are to water quantity and quality and how forests will become more important in the future in a changing climate and environment.” For those involved in local governments, this program can qualify as a training credit. A certificate of completion will be available for those who need one and can be sent to the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board for approval. The meeting can be found at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82597724120.

School Board To Hold Special Meeting Today

FREWSBURG — The Frewsburg Central School Board will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in the middle-high school library. The purpose of the meeting is to approve the SEQRA for the capital improvements project and the annual meting notice.

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