Pancake breakfast to support Brocton Arch renovation on Sunday
On Sunday from 8 to 10 a.m., the Interact Club and the Brocton High School Honor Society will team up to hold a pancake breakfast at Applebee's in Dunkirk. Tickets cost $5. All proceeds will benefit the restoration of the arch in Brocton.
Indoor garage sale in Gowanda March 31
The Slovenian Club located at 36 Palmer St. in Gowanda will host its 2nd Annual Flea Market And Craft Sale on March 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is looking for vendors who would like to participate. Lunch will be available as well as a bake sale.
If anyone has any saleable items they wish to donate for the sale, they can be dropped off at the club or arrangements can be made to pick them up.
Anyone interested should call 532-2317 or 532-4306 to reserve a table for $10 or sign up at the Club.
Research symposium set for March 31
The SUNY Fredonia College of Education and Teacher Education Club will hold its fourth annual Research Symposium on March 31 from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. in Thompson Hall on SUNY Fredonia's campus.
This year's theme: "Partnerships for Success: Working Together to Transform P-12 Schools and Teacher Preparation Pro-grams" will include a variety of presentations ranging from behavioral intervention plans and literacy instruction by students to research presentations by SUNY Fredonia faculty members.
The SUNY Fredonia College of Education will welcome Jim Manly, a Fredonia native and current Principal at Harlem Success Academy 2, as the keynote speaker for the Symposium. Free and open to all.
Hamburg-Silver Creek Thruway improvement project continues
Motorists on I-90 eastbound will encounter lane changes beginning at 6 a.m. today as construction work continues between Exit 57 (Hamburg) and Exit 58 (Silver Creek), the New York State Thruway Authority announced.
Beginning today, all eastbound traffic will be shifted on to the westbound lane. The traffic pattern change will remain in a single lane formation in both directions until mid-week when two lanes of traffic will be opened to motorists.
A concrete median on the westbound lane will separate traffic for both directions. Signs for reduced speed in this crossover section will be posted along with emergency detour signage. Troop T of the New York State Police will enforce the posted speed limit. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.
This phase of reconstruction is approximately 13 miles long and includes the interchange at Exit 57A (Eden, Angola) will remain open in both he eastbound and westbound directions.
About Boating Safely course to be offered at McKinley Mall
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 will instruct the About Boating Safely (ABS) course at the McKinley Mall on March 31, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The ABS is an 8-hour introductory course designed for the novice or experienced boater. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors teach the content.
Participants receive a certificate and wallet card upon successful completion of the course and proctored exam. ABS meets state requirements for Jet Ski or personal water craft operation. The National Association of State Boating Law Adminis-tration and the United States Coast Guard approves the course contents.
Topics include: Know your boat, Before getting under way, Navigating the waterways, Operating your vessel safely, Legal requirements, Boating emergencies, and Enjoying water sports with your boat.
Cost: $40 Course book included with fee. State and federal requirement books are provided. Discounts may apply for immediate family members sharing materials ($20).
Call Charles Evenick 655-1659 for more information and to pre-register. You may find more class listings at www.wnyboatsafe.org."
During Red Cross Month, get prepared
The Red Cross is helping residents in Allegany, Catt-araugus and Chautauqua Counties help prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies. March is Red Cross Month, and the Southwest-ern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering preparedness training free of charge to any organization interested.
These preparedness trainings review the fundamental 'Build a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed' principles. This one time training reviews what should be in a disaster kit; how to make a plan best suited for your home and community, and the outlets you can use to be informed during a disaster. Preparedness trainings usually last about an hour, but can be condensed to fit a time constraint.
These are great for churches, civic groups and other organizations interested in having a speaker at meetings or which like to have a presentation on various topics.
If you are interested in having a presentation to your organization during any month free of charge, contact your local Red Cross in Jamestown at 664-5115, Olean at 372-5800 or in Wellsville at 585-593-1531.