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Food Boxes Available Sat.

Five hundred boxes of food will be available during a distribution Saturday at Christ First United Methodist Church, 663 Lakeview Ave., Jamestown, beginning around 10:30 a.m. The boxes, made available through the USDA’s Farmers to Families program, will be available first come, first serve. Members of the Jamestown Police Department will once again be teaming up to support the food distribution.

Monthly Alternate Parking Begins On Thursday

Effective Thursday, monthly alternate parking will be in effect in the city of Jamestown. Vehicles will be required to park only on the odd-numbered side of the street during odd-numbered months and on the even-numbered side of the street during even-numbered months. Vehicles will be required to be moved at 10 a.m. on the first day of each month. There will be no grace period, the Jamestown Police Department announced.

Fire Destroys Kiantone Home

A home in the town of Kiantone was deemed a total loss after fire broke out early Monday. Volunteer firefighters from numerous departments were called to the blaze, reported around 1:45 a.m. at 105 Sturdevant Road, just north of the New York-Pennsylvania border. County 911 dispatch received word of fire on the front porch of the property, and the flames quickly spread to other parts of the home. “The house was heavily damaged by fire and is a total loss,” said Capt. Rich Telford of the Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team. Firefighters from Frewsburg, Busti, Panama, Falconer, Lakewood and Gerry assisted crews from Kiantone. Chautauqua County EMS also responded to Sturdevant Road. The fire, the cause of which remains undetermined, is under investigation.

Good Friday Service Is Set

Kiantone Congregational Church will hold a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. Friday. Randy Braley will be speaking during the service. Those who attend are asked to follow COVID protocols.

Cemetery To Hold Cleanup

FREWSBURG — Maple Grove Cemetery in Frewsburg will be conducting its spring cleanup. All winter and Christmas decorations should be removed by April 12 or they will be disposed of by caretakers. Anyone with questions is asked to call the cemetery office at 922-4084.

Respite Retreat Will Be Held

WESTFIELD — The Barcelona Lakeside Bed and Breakfast, a partner with A Mother’s Rest, will be hosting a three-night respite retreat April 9-12 exclusively for couples that are caregivers of loved ones with extra needs. The Barcelona Lakeside Bed and Breakfast is located in Westfield and boasts panoramic views of both Lake Erie and area vineyards. Guests will be able to visit the local wineries, antique shops, art galleries, food tours, museums, comedy, casino, farmer’s markets and more during their stay. A Mother’s Rest, as a 501c3 non profit, relies entirely on donations to support our respite events. For more information call Jennifer Iwan at 804-399-6687 or email commdirector@amothersrest.org.

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