Southern Erie County
A public hearing has been set regarding the ambulance service in the Village of Springville and Town of Concord.
The hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Springville-Griffith Institute High School’s auditorium at 290 N. Buffalo St.
Village Board and Town Board members have declared a “public need” for Mercy Emergency Medical Services to replace Rural/Metro Corp. as the service provider.
Town and village officials want to grant primary operating authority to Mercy EMS.
Any town or village resident may speak during the hearing.
• The Lake Shore Central School Board meets in a work session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Highland Elementary School, 6745 Erie Road, Derby.
• The Springville-Griffith Institute School Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school’s library.
• A Concord Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Town Hall’s courtroom at 86 Franklin St.
• A community forum about the proposed capital project in the Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Middle School’s library at 267 Newman St. Child care will be offered.
• The Evans Town Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Town Hall at 8787 Erie Road.
• The Boston Town Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Boston Town Hall, 8500 Boston State Road.
• The spirit of the holiday season will be in the air this weekend as Christmas in Gowanda will include several activities Dec. 4 and 5.
The celebration will kickoff with a parade at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4. After the parade, children can visit with Santa, as well as Princess Elsa from the movie “Frozen” until 9 p.m. at the Hollywood Theater.
There will be several activities, including showing movies, horse and wagon rides, ornament making and visiting with Santa’s reindeer.
Festivities will continue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The second day activities will include visits with Santa, a Santa Snowflake Walk at 2:45 p.m., and at the conclusion, a holiday concert will be held at 4:30 p.m. at Hollywood Theater.
For a complete list of events, visit villageofgowanda.com and click on the “2015 Christmas in Gowanda” link on the right side of the page.
• The Newell-Faulkner American Legion Post 880 will host Breakfast with Santa from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at 2912 Legion Drive in Eden. For more details, call the post at 992-3304.
• Sounds of the holiday season will fill the air as the Lake Shore Middle School, 8855 Erie Road, will host the annual 8th grade holiday concert.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Christmas music will continue to be heard throughout the district as the JT Waugh holiday concert is at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7 at the school, 100 High St., Angola.
• To view the Springville Concord Elder Network’s list of fall activities, visit the town government’s website at www.townofconcordny.com and click “community information” and “senior citizens” or call the organization at 592-2768.