Village of Fredonia spring brush pickup; tree planting
April brush collection
The monthly brush and yard waste pickup for the Village of Fredonia will be held in one pass on April 16.
Residents must have bundled brush and limbs and bagged yard waste at the curb no later than 7 a.m. All yard waste must be bagged and all limbs and brush must be tied with twine. Limbs and brush must be cut no longer than 4 feet in length; bundles no larger than 18 inches in diameter. Bundles and bags are limited to 65 pounds in weight. There will be no loose leaf collection.
Residents may also bring brush, limbs and yard waste to the village barns at 176 Eagle Street at any time.
Starting April 23, the village will plant 30 trees in the village right-of-way, between the sidewalk and the curb. If you would like to be considered for a tree, call 679-2304 April 16 through April 20 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Application does not guarantee receipt of a tree.
Tom Reed to visit Lakewood Legion
Tom Reed, who is running to become the new Congressman for the newly formed 26 District which in-cludes Chautauqua County, will appear at the Lakewood American Legion, 174 Chau-tauqua Ave., Lakewood, Saturday from 8 to 9 a.m.
The public is encouraged to attend.
Midweek Vespers to feature Amanda Barton
Hurlbut Community Church in Chautauqua Institution will feature special guest Amanda Barton at its "Midweek Vespers" worship service, Wednesday, April 11. The weekly family music and arts worship events will begin with a 5:30 pm dinner, with the service beginning at 6 pm.
Multi-instrumentalist Amanda Barton, known for her appealingly haunting vocal style, will be presenting a program of Gospel, folk, and original compositions. Her acclaimed vocal and fiddle ability has been featured in such bands as Big Leg Emma, the Steve Johnson Band, the Blue Grasshoppers, and Zamira.
Barton has shared the stage with dozens of premier performers, including Vassar Clements, Peter Rowan, John McEuen, and Jefferson Airplane's Jorma Kaukonen.
A coveted studio musician, she is a featured artist on numerous albums, including BLE's Color of Wind, Bill Ward's Highway in the Desert, and Kev Rowe's Brown Book.
She will be joined by Chautauqua County singer/songwriter Bill Ward.
The Midweek Vespers is a weekly music and arts-based worship service with a minimum of spoken word. It is presented every Wednesday in Hurlbut Church, Pratt at Scott avenues, Chautauqua. "Faith Weaver," a children's supervised bible experience, is provided separately during the service.
The community is welcome, free of charge, to every Vespers service and dinner. Donations are not necessary, but appreciated. For information, visit www.hurlbutchurch.org or call 357-4045.
Chicken barbecue today
The East Dunkirk Ladies Auxiliary will host its annual Chiavetta's chicken barbecue today at the East Dunkirk Fire Hall, 10949 South Roberts Road, from 4 to 6 p.m., or sold out The cost is $8. For more information or to reserve tickets, call Lenora at 366-6809.