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Blood Drive Scheduled At UPMC

Community Blood Bank will be hosting a blood drive at UPMC Chautauqua on Friday, Nov. 25 from noon to 5 p.m. 

The blood inventory remains severely low and all blood types are needed. There is no better time to donate blood than now!

Community Blood Bank of NWPA & WNY is the exclusive blood supplier to 19 hospitals and 7 Stat MedEvac bases throughout the region. Over the past several months, the number of donors showing up each day has reduced, creating a struggle to meet the needs of local hospitals.

Donating blood is a free, impactful way to give back to your community ­ in less than one hour! Community Blood Bank wants to say to their donors, thanks-for-giving! This week only, donors will receive points for a $10 gift card that is redeemable through the online donor point store.

Blood donations are needed heading into the holiday season, and we ask that all healthy and eligible donors roll up their sleeves and give blood as soon as possible. UPMC Chautauqua is located at 207 Foote Ave Jamestown.

Call (814) 456-4206 to schedule an appointment to donate. Appointments are encouraged to reduce your wait time but are not required. Walk-ins will be taken as space allows.

Book Sale

Dec. 1-Dec. 3

At Lakewood

Memorial Library

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood Memorial Library is holding a book sale from Thursday, Dec. 1, through Saturday, Dec 3. The sale, postponed since 2021, will feature hundreds and hundreds of books — fiction and nonfiction, hard cover and paperback, for readers of all ages. There are also a number of unusual, vintage, hard-to-find-books on many subjects, ranging from history to sailing to art. Military history and especially naval history buffs, take note: A donation from a local resident included dozens of out of print books about British and American military ships, battles, and naval warfare with emphasis on World War I and World War II.  There are also audiobooks, CDs and DVDs. Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 and a bag and box sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Fill one bag for $2, two bags for $3 or one box for $5. The Lakewood Memorial Library is located at 12 W. Summit St., Lakewood. For more information, call 716-763-6234.

Tree of Life Food Cupboard Closed Nov. 26

The Tree of Life Food Cupboard, 825 Forest Ave., Jamestown, will be closed the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25. Regular food cupboard hours are generally Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Christmas Bazaar To Be Held By Chaut. Fire

Auxiliary

CHAUTAUQUA — A Christmas Bazaar will be held by the Chautauqua Fire Auxiliary from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bazaar will include crafts, baked goods, holiday items and a gift basket giveaway. The bazaar will be held at the Chautauqua Fire Hall on Massey Avenue, Chautauqua Institution.

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