Village of Forestville
to hold budget hearing Thursday evening
The Village of Forestville will hold a budget hearing Thursday at 7 p.m. in the municipal building. A tentative budget has been filed with the village clerk, 18 Chestnut St. in Forestville and may be inspected by any interested person during office hours.
Library System Board to meet Wednesday
The Chautauqua-Cattar-augus Library System Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Darwin R. Barker Library at 7 Day St. in Fredonia. The public is invited to attend.
proclaims National Library Week in city
Dunkirk Mayor Anthony J. Dolce has proclaimed the week of April 8-14 as national Library Week in the city.
"Libraries provide free access to all - from books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining," Dolce stated. " ... Librarians and library staff are trained, talented and committed professionals, helping people of all ages and backgrounds find and interpret the information they need to live, learn and work in a challenging economy. ... Libraries are places of opportunity that teach all forms of literacy, promoting continuing education and encouraging lifelong learning."
Noting libraries, librarians and supporters across America are celebrating National Library Week, Dolce proclaimed the same in the city and stated he encourages all residents "to visit the library this week to take advantage of the broad range of library resources available, and thank their librarian and library staff for making information and education accessible to all."
Openings left in driver safety class
The Saturday AARP Driver Safety program being held at Forestville Masonic Lodge, 23 Main St., Forestville has a few openings left. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This program is open to all drivers and can lead to a 10 percent savings on auto insurance.
To reserve a seat call Carl at 988-3541. A donation soup and sandwich lunch will be served for those who wish.
Cassadaga Job Corps will host tour and informational meeting
A tour and informational session will be held at the Cassadaga Job Corps Academy, 8115 Glasgow Road, Cassadaga, Thursday at 10 a.m. Anyone interested in learning more about Job Corps, programs offered and about life on campus is welcome to attend.
Job Corps provides young people, age 16-24, with career technical training and the education needed to enter a career in a high demand occupation. Applicants must meet federal admissions criteria for income and readiness. All students accepted attend Job Corps on a full scholarship and must remain committed to a rigorous education and training program to remain enrolled.
To confirm attendance or for more information please contact Admissions Counselor Mike Pietrkiewicz by calling 595-4298 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Iman X. Samoka to appear on Senior Report Saturday
Senior Report with Reed Powers will have Iman X. Samoka as the guest on Saturday's television program. The topic will be quitting smoking. 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.
Three screenings of award-winning movie 'Bag It!' scheduled
How many plastic bags do you use in a month? How many plastic bags do you use in a year? The average American uses plastic bags without any thought. The SUNY Fredonia Sustainability Committee is hosting 3 screenings of the award-winning documentary "Bag-It!" to learn the truth about the effects plastic bags have on the environment and wildlife around us.
The first showing will be held on Sunday starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Fredonia Grange on West Main Street and is co-sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua (UUCNC). A second screening will be held in Dunkirk April 17 at the SUNY Fredonia Business Technology Incubator on Central Avenue also starting at 7:30 p.m. The third screening will be held on the SUNY Fredonia campus in Jewett Hall 101 on April 18 starting at 10 p.m.
Each screening will also feature a contest for the best homemade re-usable bag. If you would like to participate in the contest please arrive a half-hour before the movie screening for registration. Prizes for the contest winners will be awarded after the documentary screening. Each screening will also include refreshments provided by Petri Baking Product and FSA.
Plastic bags cause much more harm than one would ever think. According to the Pacific Regional Environ-ment Program (SPREP) it is believed that over 90 percent of all the garbage floating around the ocean is plastic leading to the deaths of approximately one million marine animals each year.
More than 500 billion plastic bags are produced each year and the United States is responsible for one fifth of them, which is equivalent to 12 million barrels of petroleum.
Just one plastic bag in a landfill can take over 1,000 years to fully degrade. So come out and Shake the Habit by making your own reusable