Bicentennial Committee meets Monday
PORTLAND - Portland Bicentennial Committee is planning events such as wine tastings, spaghetti dinner, community picnics and so much more. The next meeting is Monday at 7 p.m. at the John Dill Post 434 American Legion in Brocton. There are many ways to contribute and participants' level of contribution can vary from simply attending a meeting, to buying a calendar, to running a function, to whatever desired. The Community Calendar is accepting birthdays, anniversaries or memorials ($2 per entry) until Nov. 1 so these gifts can be available for the holidays ($5). Commemorative hats are also available ($5) and donations are always accepted. Check out the committee's website for the latest at www.PortlandBicentennial.com. Contact David Travis for additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 792-9791.
Upcoming blood drives listed
Hunter France and Bayley Griewisch are 2012 Grape Baby winners.
Community Blood Bank will be holding several blood drives in the area to help local patients.
Monday Sept. 24 at Lake Shore Health Care from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
Tuesday Sept. 25 at Cherry Creek Fire Dept from 3-9 p.m.
Thursday Sept. 27 at Westfield Memorial Hospital from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All donors will be entered into a chance to win a pair of Buffalo Bills versus Miami Dolphins football game tickets.
Flag retirement to be held
A Flag Retirement Ceremony will be held at the Dunkirk Firemen's Training Grounds Saturday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. by the Dunkirk Memorial and Acquavia American Legion Posts. Any soiled and unserviceable American Flags will be properly disposed at this event. The public is invited to bring their flags for disposal or they can also be dropped off at the Dunkirk Memorial Post 62, 211 Central Ave. or the Acquavia Post 1344 on Lake Shore Drive prior to this date.
Library board meets Tuesday
The Dunkirk Free Library Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Bridge weight restriction lifted
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has announced that effective immediately, the 20-ton reduced weight posting has been removed from the NY Route 5/US Route 20 Bridge over Cattaraugus Creek in Erie and Chautauqua counties.
The timely completion of the bridge repairs facilitated the removal of the temporary 20-ton reduced weight posting.
BOCES Adult & Community Ed offers refrigeration/air conditioning classes
The Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Adult & Community Education Division will offer evening classes in the area of refrigeration/air conditioning beginning in mid-October at the E2CCB Carrier Educational Center in Angola.
The 30-hour Refrigera-tion/Air Conditioning Level 1 introductory course will take place at the Carrier Center on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning Oct. 16. Students will learn the basics about refrigeration systems as well as the tools and service procedures used by refrigeration mechanics. The registration fee for the class is $350.
The Carrier Center is located at 8685 Erie Road in Angola. To register for this class, contact the Adult & Community Education Div-ision at 805-3160 or send a check or money order prior to the start date to the Carrier Educational Center, c/o Adult & Community Education, 8685 Erie Road, Angola 14006.
Brocton water back to full service
Village of Brocton Mayor David Hazelton announced the voluntary conservation of water is lifted as the task has been completed without incident and ahead of schedule.
Mayor Hazelton expressed his appreciation to all the water users for their cooperation during the scheduled maintenance repair.