Gas prices rise in state again
Average retail gasoline prices in New York have risen 3.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.97/g Sunday.
This compares with the national average that has increased 5.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.71/g, according to gasoline price website NewYorkStateGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in New York during the past week, prices yesterday were 29.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 21.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.
The national average has increased 27.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 24.1 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
'Miracle' will be shown Wednesday
"Miracle," the inspiring story of Herb Brooks, the coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad, will be shown March 7 at 7 p.m., at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown.
The movie will be shown free of charge as a community service project of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame.
Based on the true story of one of the greatest moments in sports history, Miracle captures a time and place where differences could be settled by games and a cold war could be put on ice. In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Brooks, took a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels' now famous question, to the millions viewing at home: Do you believe in miracles? Yes!
Jim Riggs, sports editor for The Post-Journal, will introduce the film. Riggs witnessed the historic game in Lake Placid and will share his memories of the event.
For more information, contact CSHOF president Randy Anderson at 640-6219.
James Subjack to appear on Senior Report Saturday
Senior Report with Reed Powers will have James Subjack as the guest on Saturday's television program. Subjack, a local attorney, will speak on elder care.
The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Individuals may call 753-5225 during that time with questions, comments or a shout-out. The program is rebroadcast each day at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. for some communities.
Reed Powers, host of Senior Report, has been producing the television program since 1995. The series highlights senior citizen club news for 15 minutes with the remainder of the hour-long program devoted to the featured guest.
The guest is subject to change.
Senior Report is shown live on Saturday mornings on Time Warner cable systems covering the following communities: Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua, Fredonia, Mayville, North Harmony, Portland, Ripley, Sherman, Stockton and Westfield on Channel 5. In Dunkirk, Forestville, Hanover, Irving and Silver Creek the program is on channel 19.
The show originates at the Access Channel 5 studio in Mayville.
Spaghetti dinner Wednesday in Brocton
The Brocton/Portland Democratic Party will have a spaghetti dinner on Wednesday at the Brocton American Legion from 4 to 7 p.m.
Prices for the dinner are $7.50 for adults and $3.75 for children under 12. Take-out orders are available.
For more information, contact Dan Schrantz at 792-4661.
budget workshop today
The Gowanda Village Board will host a budget workshop today at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Village Hall in the board conference room.
Relay For Life chicken barbecue Sunday
Relay for Life Team Lucky 777 will host a Chiavetta's Chicken Barbecue Sunday at the First Ward Falcon Club on Lake Shore Drive in Dunkirk from noon until sold out.
Tickets are $8 each and can be purchased by calling 366-7292 or 785-5190 or at the door. Eat in or take out. Silent auction and 50/50 will also take place. There will also be a drive thru available. All proceeds will be made to the American Cancer Society.