Grants Available For Well Systems
Grant funding is available for homeowners in Chautauqua County whose septic systems or water wells are in need of repair. The funding is through the state Office of Community Renewal's Community Development Block Grant Program. Eligible applicants must be a homeowner who lives in their house year-round; it must be a pre-existing septic system or well in need of repair; must be a private septic system of well; property taxes must be current; the septic or well must be determined to be unsafe or inadequate by the county Health Department; and the homeowner must meet certain income limits. For more information and an application, contact the Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation at 755-4650, 363-4650 or 661-7650.
Prevent Child Abuse Walk Set
Organizers are planning a Prevent Child Abuse charity walk June 9 in Jamestown. Registration will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Bush Elementary School with the walk to begin around noon. Registration is $15 with children under 11 years old free. Walkers who pre-register will receive a T-shirt. Anyone interested in making a donation, sponsoring the event or walking can call Angie Sena at 499-1415.
Water Quality Workshop Set
The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy will host its Landscaping for Water Quality Protection Workshop on Saturday, June 9, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Dean Gowen, landscape architect, will host the workshop at Fletcher Music Hall in the Chautauqua Institution. Register through the Chautauqua in June Learning Series at www.tourchautauqua.com.
Memorial Service Set For Monday
The Fentonville Methodist Church Memorial Day service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday. Russ Diethrick will be the guest speaker. A march to the cemetery for a service by the Frewsburg American Legion will follow the church service. All are welcome to attend.
Fluvanna Plot Rate Increases
At the annual meeting of the Fluvanna Cemetery Association on May 16, a decision was made to raise the cost of an individual plot from $550 to $700 effective Sept. 1, 2012. The costs associated with perpetual care of the cemetery grounds was stated as the main reason for the price increase. The Fluvanna Cemetery continues to be run by a volunteer association of community members as are a number of other rural cemeteries in Chautauqua County. Anyone interested in purchasing a grave site prior to the price increase should call Roger Lundell at 484-0593 or Ted Card at 664-0356.
JCC Pathways Session Continues
Jamestown Community College's Pathways to Success, a program for individuals interested in attending college, will begin its next round of sessions in June. The program is designed to assist those who would like to attend college but need to prepare themselves for the rigors of college level coursework. Participants must attend workshops and computer lab sessions from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 12 to July 19. Sessions will not be held July 2-6. An orientation session will be conducted from 10 a.m. to noon on June 7 in JCC's Carnahan Center. Enrollment details are available by calling Lori Fabritius at 338-1341.