Bereavement Support Group will meet on Thursday, September 15 from 3-5 p.m. at the Community Nursing Services of North East, 7 Park St. Call Maggi Hitchcock with questions, 725-4300.

American Legion Post 105 will host its last steak fry of the season on September 17 from 5-7 p.m. Call 725-1206 by September 12 for reservations. Cost is $10.

Plaques have been installed on parking meter flower baskets around town, purchased by businesses, families and local organizations. Downtown North East, Inc. thanks all who funded the meter baskets to help make downtown more beautiful with flowers.

The CCCRWP (Chautauqua County Citizens for Responsible Wind Power) are showing a movie about industrial wind turbines on September 16 at 7 p.m. at the YMCA on Portage St. in Westfield.

Fuller Hose Co. #1 is in need of furniture items for an upcoming class. If you have unwanted end tables, dressers and bookcases, please call 725-3308 or 882-6530 and leave a message. A representative will call you back to determine if your items can be used.

Do you enjoy visiting the wine tent during Wine Fest? Try a few hours on the other side of the table - it’s fun and easy! North East Arts Council and Downtown North East, Inc. are looking for volunteers to pour wine during Wine Fest at the Gravel Pit Park and Gibson Park venues. To volunteer in the Gravel Pit wine tent call  Diane at 725-4422 or Beth at 725-5348 and to volunteer in the Gibson Park wine tent call Tracy at 725-4831.

Applications are available for the first annual Wine Fest Stride ‘n Stomp 5K run/walk. Pick up an application at the North East Chamber of Commerce or North East News-Journal or register online at Cost is $25 and a limited number of shirts will be available on race day for registrations received after Sept. 5. The event is set for Sunday, September 25 at 9 a.m.. For more info or to volunteer as a road marshal, e-mail

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