Fredonia brush pickup delayed
Due to work conflicts, the village of Fredonia September brush pickup has been canceled. The next, and final, brush pickup for the year will be the week of Oct. 15.
Edwards proclaims Jenn Suhr Day in Chautauqua County
MAYVILLE - In celebration of the achievements of Olympic Gold Medalist and Fredonia native Jenn Suhr, Chautauqua County Executive Gregory J. Edwards has issued a proclamation designating this Saturday as "Jenn Suhr Day" in Chautauqua County.
The proclamation, which Edwards will read at the pole vaulting event featuring Suhr this Saturday at the Barker Common in Fredonia at 5 p.m., encourages all residents to congratulate Jenn as she sets an example of what can be accomplished though hard work, dedication, and determination.
"Jenn continues to be an inspiration for residents and people around the world," said Edwards. "We are proud to have her as Chautauqua County's first Olympic Athlete to bring home the gold and I encourage everyone to attend the event this Saturday as we celebrate Jenn's success."
To read the full proclamation visit: www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/Press%20Releases/Jenn%20Suhr%20Day%20Proclamation.pdf .
Tailgate party Sunday to benefit Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Team Lucky 777 will host a tailgate party Sunday on the Dunkirk City Pier at the Boardwalk starting at noon for the Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns game.
The team has put together a large silent auction with over 175 prizes. Some of the prizes include an American Girl doll, a boys bicycle, home surround system, hotel rooms, outdoor furniture, weed wacker, cordless drill, and many more items. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, childrens games, raffles and food. All this will be going on along with watching the game on big screen TV's.
All money from this event will go to the American Cancer Society. If you have any questions, call Jana Tarnowski at 366-7292.
CVCS hosting anti-bullying presentation
John Halligan, whose son Ryan took his own life in 2003, will conduct a presentation at the Cassadaga High School auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The program is open to the Chautauqua County community.
The presentation is part of Cassadaga Valley Central School's commitment to curb bullying by raising awareness about bullying and cyber bulling.
Halligan received numerous awards for the work his organization does. He has been featured on news media including Good Morning America, the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN Anderson Cooper 360 and CBS Early Morning Show.
Halligan will tell the story of Ryan and the factors that led to his son's suicide. Community members will gain a perspective from inside a family of a child who is a victim of bullying and cyber bullying. They will also gain an awareness about the signs and risk of teenage suicide and how best to help the children of our community. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions after the presentation.
The school district encourages those who attend to visit the website named for Ryan, www.ryanpatrickhalligan.org. Parents need to be aware of the sensitive nature of the topic when deciding whether or not to bring children.
Those with questions may contact the school at 716-962-8581 or 716-962-5155.
Conservation district directors to meet
The Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District directors will hold their regular monthly meeting Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the district office, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown.