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Mary Kay Michalski Beach and Raymond Beach

Mary Kay Michalski Beach and Raymond Beach celebrated the 50th anniversary of their Oct. 12, 1968 wedding, which was held at Mt. Carmel Church in Silver Creek. A party in their honor was hosted by their daughters Sharon Cloos and Karin Braidich at the Fireside Manor on Saturday, Oct. 13. In ...

Thomas and Janice (Zielinski) Kuznicki

A blind date set up by a mutual friend has turned into 50 years of sharing their lives together. Thomas and Janice (Zielinski) Kuznicki are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary this month. Tom was serving in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War when he proposed, sending the ring in a ...

Tom and Martha Lukasik

Tom and Martha Lukasik reaffirmed their wedding vows to one another on Saturday, July 7, 2018 in honor of their 50th year of marriage. The ceremony was officiated by the Honorable Anthony J. Pulci at East Town Fire Hall in Dunkirk. Jack Ward, brother of the bride, walked Martha down the aisle ...

Robert and Betty Jean Tripp

The family of Robert and Betty Jean (Guest) Tripp are excited to announce their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Mr. and Mrs. Tripp are residents of Fredonia. They have one son, Brian (Susan) Tripp. All those who know this couple are asked to join in congratulating Bob and BJ ...

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WNY P-TECH hosts successful open house event

The 3-D printers were churning and student volunteers were bustling, eager to showcase the work taking place inside WNY P-TECH in Dunkirk. The Pathway in Early College High School program was showcased to nearly 200 parents and community members during its recent Open House. “We had a ...

Course on home brewing offered at JCC

Introduction to Home Brewing, a non-credit course on the fundamentals of beer making, will be held October 17 and 24 at Jamestown Community College's North County Center in Dunkirk. The course, open to anyone over the age of 21, meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The course fee is $39. To register, ...

Silver Creek Seniors officers

Pictured are the Silver Creek Seniors officers for 2018-2019. Seated from left : Chaplain – Dorothy Miniri; Treasurer – Lorrie Newman; President – Ed Newman. Standing from left : Petty Cash – Mary Ann Seibert, Corresponding Secretary – Mary Congdon, Vice President – Joan Suski, ...

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Opera House to present lecture on Panama’s Civilian Conservation Corps

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House continues its new series of free-admission local history lectures when it presents The Great Depression: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Panama on Wed., Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. The Great Depression: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Panama is the sixth of seven ...

Persch named in National Merit Scholarship Program

Mr. Darrin Paschke, principal of Fredonia High School, announced that Michael R. Persch has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will ...

Mary Kay Michalski Beach and Raymond Beach

Mary Kay Michalski Beach and Raymond Beach celebrated the 50th anniversary of their Oct. 12, 1968 wedding, which was held at Mt. Carmel Church in Silver Creek. A party in their honor was hosted by their daughters Sharon Cloos and Karin Braidich at the Fireside Manor on Saturday, Oct. 13. In ...

‘Serious’ apple crockpot treat

Here we go again with the apple recipes. Sorry, not sorry, friends. It’s just that time of year for picking and making! As I mentioned last week, a family friend invited us over to pick from their trees, and we brought home a decent amount of apples. I have tried many apple recipes in ...

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P-TECH students participate in Summer Bridge Program

Teamwork and communication are the cornerstones of any successful business model. To put these best practices to use, P-TECH WNY STEM College and Career Academy students recently participated in the Summer Bridge Program. The six-day-long program housed primarily out of the P-TECH facility ...

Chautauqua Bright Spots to celebrate ‘youth empowerment’

JAMESTOWN — As Margaret Mead once said, “The young, free to act on their initiative, can lead their elders in the direction of the unknown.” Youth empowered to explore their creativity, talents and acts of community service can truly impact our world. With this in mind, Chautauqua Bright ...

Gowanda High names Students of the Month

GOWANDA – Seven upperclassmen have been singled out for special recognition at Gowanda High School. The following students have been named Students of the Month for September 2018: Nate Gernatt for Science/Technology with Swanson; Galatee Kerfourn for Social Studies with Maginnis; Justice ...

SUNY Fredonia announces summer graduates

Fredonia President Virginia S. Horvath announced the following students who are summer 2018 graduates. The students, their hometowns and degrees are as follows: Dunkirk Stephanie Wisniewski, Master of Science in Education, Curriculum and Instruction Erin M. Wright, Master of Science, ...

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Births

Brooks Memorial Hospital A son, Ezra, was born Monday, April 30, 2018 to Jim and Grace (Nagel) Spell of Dunkirk. A daughter, Neveah Marie, was born Wednesday, May 2, 2018 to Luz Hyatt of Dunkirk. A son, Zachary Jay Johnson, was born Friday, May 4, 2018 to Amanda L. Wheeler and John M. ...

Births

Brooks Memorial Hospital A daughter, Emily, was born Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 to Debora Herrick and Carlos Figueroa of Westfield. A daughter, Paisley Harlo, was born Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 to Belinda Wheeler of Sherman. A son, Hunter L. Palmer, was born Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 to ...

Births

Brooks Memorial Hospital A daughter, Sophie Jane, was born Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 to Edward “Ted” Brian and Jane Ellen (Villella) Sharon of Brocton. A daughter, Lydia Joy, was born Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 to Alax James and Amy Lynne (Lincoln) McMahon of Dunkirk. A son, Luciano ...

Births

Brooks Memorial Hospital A daughter, Scarlett Marie Sepulveda, was born Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 to Rebecca Humbert and Jose Sepulveda of Dunkirk. A son, Keagen Jeremy Turner, was born Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 to Amanda (Long) Zahm and Matthew Turner of Fredonia. A son, KashousKyri Santiago, ...

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Kourtney Ames and Andrew Bird

Tom and Kathi Ames of Falconer, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kourtney Candace, to Andrew James Bird, the son of Jim and Natalie Bird of Cassadaga. Miss Ames is a graduate of Falconer Central School and Edinboro University. She is employed by Jamestown Public Schools. Her ...

Elizabeth Teta and Matt Connelly

Mr. and Mrs. David and Renee Teta of St. Augustine, Fl. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Elizabeth Teta to Matt Connelly son of Bill and Lisa Connelly of Tampa, Fl. Ms. Teta, who was born in Dunkirk, is a graduate of University of North Florida and the University of ...

Madison Kubinski and Nicholas Congdon

Matthew and Pamela Kubinski of West Ellicott announce the engagement of their daughter Madison Dawn to Nicholas Robert Congdon, the son of Duke and Michelle Congdon of Dunkirk. The bride-to-be is a 2014 graduate of Southwestern Central School and is employed at Southern Chautauqua Federal ...

Joshua Ganey and Chelsea Finsterwalder

Joshua Ganey and Chelsea Finsterwalder, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be, originally from Cortland, is the daughter of Patrick and Cynthia Finsterwalder. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Fredonia State and her master’s degree from SUNY Cortland ...

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Religion News

Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Tom Cratsley. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. Service time is 10:30 a.m. to noon and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands-on healing, a message demonstration, music, ...

What we believe — God himself

Last month we began a series of “What We Believe” articles beginning with the Bible itself. We believe the Bible’s truth and integrity as the inerrant Word of God. This month we look at God Himself as the Bible reveals Him. We get to know God by knowing the Scriptures He authored. Yet ...

Rev. George Buchanan to speak to Unitarian Universalist

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua welcomes Consulting Minister George Buchanan to the pulpit on Sunday, Oct. 14. Buchanan will speak on “The Perennial Wisdom of Alan Watts.” Watts encourages us to approach our lives playfully and with joy. In a current moment ...

Right Rev. R. William Franklin celebrant at St. John the Baptist Church

The Right Rev. R. William Franklin will be the celebrant of the Eucharist at St. John the Baptist (Episcopal) Church on Sunday, Oct. 14. The two morning services will be combined on that day with one service at 10:30 a.m. Bishop Franklin was consecrated on April 30, 2011 at St. Paul’s ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Halas, Jr.

Ashley M. Waters & Robert J. Halas, Jr. said “I do!” on August 25, 2018 at Rotunda Grapevine Railroad Farm in Fredonia. The bride is the daughter of Donald Waters of West Seneca and Dawn Pawlak of Dunkirk. She is the granddaughter of Bruno and Loretta DelSorbo of Irving and Ed and ...

Mr. and Mrs. Shawn P. Pfleuger

Sarah A. Skubis and Shawn P. Pfleuger were united in marriage at an outdoor, double-ring ceremony in the Gazebo at St. Columban’s on the Lake in Sheridan, New York at 2 p.m. on Aug. 18, 2018. Officiant was Lillian Williams, aunt of the groom. A reception followed at the Moose Lodge in ...

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua M. Braymiller

Felicia L. (Steger) Braymiller and Joshua M. Braymiller were united in marriage at an outdoor, double ring ceremony in Portland, New York at 3 p.m. on July 21, 2018. The groom also presented vows and necklaces to the bride's daughters during the ceremony. The officiant was the Reverend Sandra ...

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Nuzzi

The gazebo at Evangola State Park in Angola, New York was the setting on June 16, 2018 for the wedding of Kaitlyn A. Skelly and Adam G. Nuzzi, both of Orchard Park. The bride is the daughter of Ed and Becky Skelly of Dunkirk and the groom is the son of Vito and Barbara Nuzzi of Hyde ...

Senior News | VIEW ALL

Senior News

Collins 50 Plus Seniors Activities for the week of Oct. 14 to 20 Sunday, Oct. 14: Pickle Ball with Lois at 6:30 p.m., Collins Town Park. Monday, Oct. 15: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym. Tuesday, Oct. 16: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim at 9 a.m., L.K. Painter ...

Senior News Briefs

Collins 50 Plus Seniors Activities for the week of Oct. 7 to 13 Sunday, Oct. 7: Pickle Ball with Lois at 6:30 p.m., Collins Town Park. Monday, Oct. 8: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym. Tuesday, Oct. 9: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim at 9 a.m., L.K. Painter Center ...

October AARP safe driver class set

BROCTON — Registration is now being taken for the AARP safe driver class being offered by Fellowship Church, 148 W. Main St. in Brocton. The class is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 and 23. Participants must attend both days. The class is open to any age NY licensed driver. Class size ...

Senior News Briefs

Collins 50 Plus Seniors Activities for the week of Sept. 30 to Oct. 6 Sunday, Sept. 30: Pickle Ball with Lois at 6:30 p.m., Collins Town Park. Monday, Oct. 1: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym. Tuesday, Oct. 2: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim at 9 a.m., L.K. Painter ...

Entertainment | VIEW ALL

Opera House to present lecture on Panama’s Civilian Conservation Corps

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House continues its new series of free-admission local history lectures when it presents The Great Depression: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Panama on Wed., Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. The Great Depression: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Panama is the sixth of seven ...

Artist Audrey Kay Dowling participating in Pottery Tours

Studio to studio pottery tours have been initiated in numerous parts of the United States. Since there is an ongoing desire on the part of the general public to own and give objects that have been made by hand by creative individuals in their own region, such pottery tours have become quite ...

Artist Marcia Merrins participating in Pottery Tours

Studio to studio pottery tours have been initiated in numerous parts of the United States. Since there is an ongoing desire on the part of the general public to own and give objects that have been made by hand by creative individuals in their own region, such pottery tours have become quite ...

Last chance for ‘Ain’t Missin’ Dinner

Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care team members Rachel Smith and Phil Lawrie "ham it up" to promote tonight’s upcoming show of “Ain't Missin' Dinner!” at SUNY Fredonia Williams Center. This cabaret-style show is a mini-musical comedy that will leave audience members howling and ...

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Opera House to present acclaimed comedian Tammy Pescatelli

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present acclaimed comedian Tammy Pescatelli on Friday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Arguably one of the hardest working women in comedy today, Tammy Pescatelli brings brassy sexiness with a female voice of witty sarcasm to her audiences, holding her own on topics ...

Fredonia concert to feature French chamber music

French chamber music, featuring contemporary violinist Yuki Numata Resnick and two State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music faculty — pianist Eliran Avni, assistant professor, and cellist Natasha Farny, associate professor — will be presented on Saturday at 8 p.m., in Rosch ...

Music Showcase Saturday

JAMESTOWN — The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center is looking forward to a night full of music and fun in downtown Jamestown during the 15th Annual Local Music Showcase! Local Music Showcase will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. in downtown Jamestown. For only ...

Collage Performance Arts Center announces accomplishments

The Collage Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the recent accomplishments of their three competitive dance teams. The New York Majestic Junior/Senior competitive dance team, The Youth Dazzler’s and Mini Dazzler’s dance teams have qualified for the 2019 National Dance Team ...