Common Council special meeting today
The Dunkirk Common Council will hold a special meeting today at 10:45 a.m. in City Hall's second floor conference room. Council will consider a resolution authorizing an agreement for an Agricultural Products marketing Program with the Community Chamber Development Corporation.
Mayor Anthony J. Dolce called the meeting under Article IV, Section 4.05 of the Dunkirk City Charter.
OBSERVER Photo by Gib Snyder
This city-owned vacant lot on Lark Street between Fourth and Third streets is being proposed as the site for a farmers’ market. The city recently refinished most of the lot surface.
"We are entering into an agreement and approving it for 2012. It will include the use of the Lark Street lot and sponsorship," Dolce explained.
This will be the site of a farmers' market in the city.
Council's Economic Development Committee is set to meet today at 11 a.m. in the conference room.
Band Concert in Sinclairville Thursday
A band concert by the Cassadaga area concert band will be held Thursday at the gazebo in the village from 7 to 9 p.m. All residents are encouraged to attend.
Hanover Town Board special meeting
The Hanover Town Board will conduct a special meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. for the purpose of discussing water rates.
Cassadaga Job Corps Academy to host
The Cassadaga Job Corps Academy will host an informational session and tour on its campus, located at 8115 Glasgow Road, Cass-adaga, on Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. The Job Corps provides training to begin a career in the healthcare and construction industries as well as GED classes to those in need of a diploma. Training in Certi-fied Nurse Aide, CVS Phar-macy Technician, Carpen-try, Painting, Plumbing and Electrical are available as well as the Advanced Train-ing for Licensed Practical Nurse. The Academy will accept young adults, age16-24, that are committed to a rigorous education and training program that are prepared to launch a career! Applicants can apply for on-center living or off center living, and all applicants will enroll on a full federal scholarship if accepted.
Call Mike Pietrkiewicz at 595-4298 or email Pietrkiewicz.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on income and other eligibility factors, and to reserve a spot for the tour. For more information, visit cassadaga.jobcorps.gov.
Chautauqua Lake watershed management video to be televised
To ensure continued sustainability and health of the lake, the Chautauqua County Department of Planning and Economic Development in partnership the Chautauqua Lake Management Commission (CLMC), the Chautauqua Lake Association (CLA), and Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy (CWC), developed a watershed management plan to define realistic and achievable solutions for water quality restoration and protection.
In conjunction with this planning effort, the "Chautauqua Watershed Planning for a Healthy Future" video was produced to raise local awareness about watershed management issues and promote actions watershed residents and landowners can take to sustain and improve water quality.
The program will air on Access Channel 5 at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. daily beginning on Aug. 4 with the last showing on Aug.10.
Lorianne Ritter to appear on Senior Report Saturday
Senior Report with Reed Powers will have Lorianne Ritter as the guest on Sat-urday's television program.
Ritter owns Elwell's Texas Smokehouse in Westfield and her topic will be smoking meat for perfection. The live, call-in program airs from 9 to 10 a.m. on 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.
Quilt show at Valley Historical Museum
A quilt show will be held at the Valley Historical Museum in Sinclairville on Saturday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. There is no admission charge and all are welcome.
According to Betty Ridout, chairwoman of the event, typically the show has 20-30 different quilts. Many quilts have stories that go with them and if there is a story, those are posted near the quilt. For example, a quilt displayed one year contained many symbols of the underground railroad.
One quilt Ridout is looking forward to seeing is a circular one constructed by a man now 91. He made the quilt when he was 88.
Anyone interested in displaying a quilt can call Ridout at 962-2309.
Membership drive, open house Saturday at Acquavia Post
The Frank Acquavia Post 1344 located on Lake Shore Drive in Dunkirk will hold an open house and membership drive Saturday at 7 p.m.
There is no charge and all are welcome to attend. There will be music. Those interested in joining the organization can speak to members who will be available.