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David and Rena Finko

David and Rena Finko’s 60th wedding Anniversary was celebrated at Concord Estates. The Office For The Aging put on a lavish celebration with white linens, flowers, sparkling juice and a special cake. Concord Estates have been a luncheon site for the Office For The Aging for six years now ...

Donald and Carolyn (Hart) Briggs

Donald and Carolyn (Hart) Briggs were married April 13, 1957. This photo was taken in 2010 while they were vacationing in South Dakota. “Dearest Mom and Dad, Your children would like to share with the community how proud of you we are to celebrate 62 years of marriage. You have given us ...

Frank and Mary Mirek

Frank and Mary Mirek of Dunkirk recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Feb. 13, 1954 at St Mary’s Church. This wonderful union began at the old Sweet Shop on Lake Shore Drive in Dunkirk. Frank is the son of the late Frank and Stella Mirek of Dunkirk. Mary ...

Professor Ron Sievert and Marcia (Gibbs) Sievert

Professor Ron Sievert and Marcia (Gibbs) Sievert are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They were married November 23rd, 1968 at St. Mary’s Church in Dunkirk, NY. Marcia, a graduate of SUNY at Brockport, worked at the University of Texas, the Texas Department of Health and Human ...

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Anderson-Lee Library announces special events for summer reading

SILVER CREEK — Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main St. in Silver Creek has announced its programming for the Summer Reading Program, "A Universe of Stories" to be held from June 25 through Aug. 1. All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required and sometimes ...

Community notebook

Son’s of the American Legion fundraiser today The Son’s of the American Legion, Squad 59, will be holding a Meat and Shrimp Bingo fundraiser today, June 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Post 59, 156 E. Main St., Fredonia. Ten rounds of meats and shrimp bingo plus two additional bonus rounds ...

Community news brief

Squadron 59 Sons of the American Legion elects officers On May 14, SAL Squadron 59 held their annual meeting and elected the following officers at Post 59, 156 E. Main St., Fredonia: Commander Rodney Dziduch, Vice Commanders Doug McPherson and David Winchell, Adjutant Larry Fiorella, ...

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Cassadaga Valley inducts Tri-M Music Honor Society

The Cassadaga Valley chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society inducted new members, recognized continuing members, and awarded honor cords to graduating seniors at the 2nd Annual Tri-M Pride of the Valley Showcase on June 5. Pictured from left to right is chapter advisor and HS Band Director ...

Fredonia student places second in money skills competition

BUFFALO — Trevor Kedge, a student at Hamburg High School, bested a record number of participants to win this year’s MoneySKILL Mania financial literacy competition, sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Management and M&T Bank in high schools across Western New York. More ...

Summer concert slate set for Cassadaga

CASSADAGA — The village and the Citizens for a Better Cassadaga proudly announce the “Cassadaga Lakes Summer Concert Series.” Since its inception three years ago, the concert series has grown, the audience has grown, and enthusiasm has skyrocketed. All the concerts — except for one ...

D-F Rotary names Student of the Month for May

Hannah Ellman of Dunkirk High School was named Student of the Month for May by the Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club. The senior was a member of the state champion Dunkirk High School bowling team and is the vice president of the National Honor Society. She plans to attend Jamestown Community ...

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Just between us

... Emily Archer, daughter of Kathy and David Archer of Westfield, has earned a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Penn State University, Behrend ... ... Ally Sell, daughter of Jim and Sherry Sell of Mattawan, Michigan, granddaughter of Mary Ann Sell and the late ...

Silver Creek announces Business Honor Society members Class of 2019

Silver Creek Central School has announced the following students have achieved the honor of being inducted into the 2019 Business and Marketing Honor Society: Jack Brennan, Nik Dawley, Savanna Dawley, Tucker Gates, Haley Kennedy and Sabrina Seneca. The primary purpose of the Business and ...

Forestville Central School announces their 2019 Valedictorian, Salutatorian

Rhianna Lorraine Nasal — Forestville Class of 2019 Valedictorian Rhianna Lorraine Nasal, daughter of Michael and Kristina Nasal, has been named the Valedictorian of the 2019 senior class at Forestville Central School. She has earned an overall weighted grade point average of 103.46 over ...

2019 AAUW Scholarship Award recipients announced

The Jamestown branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) has given over 490,000 dollars in scholarship money to over 500 area women pursuing their degree in higher education. The money for our local scholarship program is raised through the hard work of many AAUW members that ...

Births | VIEW ALL

Macy Lorraine

A daughter, Macy Cassandra Lorraine, was born to Ashley and Tyler Dotson of Marietta, Georgia on June 1, 2019. Ashley is the daughter of Barbara (Rusch) and Kevin Kane of Marietta, Georgia. Macy is the great-granddaughter of Barbara Kane of Dunkirk and Lorraine and David Rusch of Ocala, Florida.

Benjamin “Benji” Zachary Travis

Benjamin “Benji” Zachary Travis was born April 26, 2019 at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. His weight was 7 pounds, 10 ounces and he was 20.5 inches long at birth. His parents are Brooks and Tiffany Travis of Westfield. His siblings are Big Brother Harper and Big Sister Georgianna.

Viviana Genevieve Monacelli

Bradley “B.J.” Jordan Monacelli and Genevieve Elizabeth Barbara Monacelli (Beichner) of Cassadaga are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Viviana Genevieve Monacelli. Vivi, as she is fondly called, was born on January 22, 2019 at the Buffalo Birthing Center in Buffalo. ...

Noah Michael Farnsworth

A son, Noah Michael Farnsworth, was born Monday, February 11, 2019 to Jeremy and Jenna Farnsworth of Stockton.

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Edward Gallivan Jr. and Kendra Catalano

Edward Gallivan Jr. and Kendra Catalano, together with their families, announce their engagement. Edward, of Silver Creek, is a 2013 graduate of Silver Creek High School and a 2017 graduate of SUNY Fredonia, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation/Illustration. Kendra, of Forestville, is a ...

Lisa Dunbar and Tyler Shoulders

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Dunbar from Dunkirk, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Lisa to Tyler Shoulders, son of Bill and Trish Shoulders, of Edinboro, PA. Ms. Dunbar is a graduate of Mercyhurst University class of 2017 with a B.S. in Public Health and a recent grad from ...

Benjamin Crane and Alissa Odrzywolski

James and Janice Odrzywolski of Jamestown, NY announce the engagement of their daughter, Alissa Marie, to Benjamin Edward Crane, son of David and Jean Crane of Dunkirk, NY. Miss Odrzywolski is a graduate of Jamestown High School, Jamestown Community College and the University of Buffalo with ...

Katherine and Michael Tampio

Michael and Katherine Tampio were married May 5, 1979. Their family sent the following message: “Dear Mom and Dad, as you celebrate 40 years of marriage, your love and dedication remain an inspiration to all of us. You have been the biggest support and love for all of those close to you. ...

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Religion news

St. Joseph’s School to host community meal Today, June 15, from 4 to 6 p.m., St. Joseph’s School, 26 Erie Ave., Gowanda will host the St. Joe’s Community Meal. The menu includes kapusta, kielbasa, various side dishes, desserts, coffee/tea and milk. All are welcome to share in this ...

Religion briefs

Trinity United Church of Christ free community meal Trinity United Church of Christ will host a free community meal today, June 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. at 30 Erie Ave., Gowanda. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. The menu includes chicken salad with roll, baked beans, fruit cocktail, beverage and a homemade ...

St. Anthony Church holds First Communion

On Sunday, May 5, 2019, seven young people received the Sacrament of Eucharist for the very first time at St. Anthony’s Church in Fredonia. Father Joseph Walter celebrated the 9:30 a.m. Mass for the sacrament. Pictured are Row 1: Father Joseph Walter, Pastor, Brayden Koreniewski, Thomas ...

Former journalist/Catholic School graduate speaks at NCCS

Catholic Elementary and High School graduate, Mike Igoe, recently spoke to students from Pre-K 3 through 8th grade at Northern Chautauqua Catholic School. Igoe is a recent Presidential Award for Excellence recipient at SUNY Fredonia, professor, and retired reporter for Buffalo News Channel ...

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Mr. Gregory Kowal and Mrs. Jenna Marie Smith

Miss Jenna Marie Smith and Mr. Gregory Kowal were united in marriage on Saturday, July 21, 2018 in an outdoor ceremony on the grounds of Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, with a reception immediately following at the Holiday Valley Lodge. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Lauren Smith of ...

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis LaCook

Lindsay Morrison and Lewis LaCook were united in holy matrimony on April 20, 2019 in a ceremony at the sweetly festooned home of the bride’s parents, Bill and Janet Morrison, in the village of Fredonia. The officiant for the ceremony was sister-of-the-bride, Brittany Ransom. The bride is a ...

WEDDINGS: Mr. Gleb Losev and Mrs. Rachel Losev

Steve and Karen Allen of Westfield, New York are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Rachel Allen to Gleb Losev, of Daytona Beach, Florida. Gleb is the son of Dmitry Losev of Moscow, Russia and Yulia Loseva of Benidorm, Spain. The wedding took place April 5 at the Central Park ...

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Bailen

Shelby Bram and Nicholas Bailen were united in marriage on May 19, 2018 at an outdoor wedding at the Club at the Strand in Naples, Florida. The officiant for the double ring ceremony was the groom’s brother, Matthew Bailen. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Bonnie Bram of Ste. Anne, ...

Senior News | VIEW ALL

Pinochle scores

Share & Care Seniors pinochle scores Tuesday’s Best June 4 Double pinochle: Betty Donovan 1. Betty Donovan 662 2. Lucy Saeli 638 3. Ed Long 612 4. Joe Nocek 605 Peanuts: Jeanne Hauser Birdie’s Bidders June 6 1. Lucy Saeli 632 2. Lynn DiPalma 605 Peanuts: Gene ...

Senior news

Collins 50 Plus Seniors Activities for the week of June 16 - 22: Sunday, June 16: Pickle Ball, 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym. Wednesday, June 19: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., Painter Center gym. Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room. Games & Crafts ...

Meals on Wheels

June daily main entree 17 Ham slice, scalloped potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, cookie 18 Pot roast w/gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, wheat bread, fruited gelatin 19 Cottage cheese w/pineapple ring, sliced peaches, muffin, baby carrots and ranch dressing, lemon pudding 20 Chicken ...

Senior news

Mayville Senior Citizens MAYVILLE — The Mayville Senior Citizens held a meeting June 6. After a most delicious lunch prepared by the group, Janet Loomis, president, began the meeting. Dianne Goodrich told one funny story and one serious story and then led all in the Lord’s Prayer. ...

Entertainment | VIEW ALL

The Castleman Quartet program returns to Fredonia

Local music lovers will have a chance to experience splendid chamber works performed by some of the world’s most talented young artists as The Castleman Quartet Program launches its 50th anniversary season. In residence this summer at Fredonia, State University of New York, The Castleman ...

Schedule announced for Mayville’s Entertainment in the Park

MAYVILLE — The Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2019 Entertainment in the Park Summer Performance Series schedule: ¯ July 10 (the only Wednesday evening) — Chautauqua Theater Company performance of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream ...

Playground Drama Day Camp returns to Fredonia with three August sessions

Fredonia’s Department of Theatre and Dance will once again host the Playground Drama Day Camp, a fun introduction to theatre and the arts for children ages 7 to 18, between Aug. 5 and Aug. 24 at Rockefeller Arts Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia. There will be three ...

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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 ...