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Chuck and MaryGrace Myers

Chuck and MaryGrace Myers were married on May 5, 1973 at Holy Trinity Church in Dunkirk. Forty-five years later, they are the parents to three wonderful children, Nanni and Papa to four spectacular grandchildren, and fur-parents to two energetic Yorkie dogs. Happy Anniversary!

Raymond and Sally Bulger

Raymond and Sally (Schultz) Bulger were married May 3, 1958 at Grace Lutheran Church in Dunkirk. They have two sons: Allan Bulger of Oakley, California and Jeffrey (Ginger) Bulger of Cassadaga; three grandchildren: Erin (Charles) Haggloff of Antioch, California, Brandi DeJesus of Dunkirk and ...

Mr. & Mrs. William and Patricia (Lyman) Novaro

The former Miss Patricia Lyman, daughter of Virginia and Richard Lyman and Mr. William Novaro, son of Josephine and Joseph Novaro, were united in marriage on April 27, 1968 at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Silver Creek. They are the parents of one daughter, Lori Diehl, two grandsons ...

Lois and Mike Rosario

Lois and Mike Rosario were married April 6, 1978 in Brocton. They celebrated their 40th anniversary by taking a trip to Puerto Rico and a party at the Kosciuszko Club given by their beloved children and grandchildren. They have five children, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. ...

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Pacos-Burlett family reunion planned

The 42nd annual Pacos family reunion and the fourth annual Burlett family reunion will be held on Friday, July 6 with a “Stone Picking Party” at the Pacos farm on Concord Drive, Fredonia starting at 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring their own blankets or chairs. In case of rain, contact ...

Mayville historian guest speaks to the Valley Historical Society

The monthly meeting of the members of the Valley Historical Society was held recently in the Society’s museum building at the corner of Main and Lester streets in the village of Sinclairville. Vice President Betty Jean Ridout opened the meeting, leading all in the Lord’s Prayer and the ...

Laureate Alpha Pi Sorority of Westfield holds meeting

President Gwen Haskin started the May 21 meeting with the Opening Ritual followed by official communications from Beta Sigma Phi International acknowledging Laureate Alpha Pi’s donation to various international medical research funds. A note was read from President Haskin from the Village of ...

Gowanda rail’s update from abandoned to efficient

GOWANDA — After winning the Spirit of Gowanda Business Award, the New York and Lake Erie Railroad gave its history, background and update for its future in Gowanda. HISTORY ON THE RAILS The New York and Lake Erie Railroad was chartered by the legislature of New York on April 24, 1832, and ...

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Chautauqua County dairy industry celebrates Dairy Month

A lakeside view at Carlson Community Center in Mayville set the stage for the coronation of the 2018-2019 Chautauqua County Dairy Princess and Dairy of Distinction Awards Program. Ashley Haskins of Kennedy has earned the Dairy Princess title, with Sophia Woodis of Mayville chosen to serve as ...

Garden Club event aims to Spruce Up Silver Creek!

SILVER CREEK — Calling all gardeners and flower lovers: let’s Spruce Up Silver Creek!   The Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club is excited to announce our second annual front yard garden recognition program — Spruce Up Silver Creek! This program is our way to say thank you to ...

Tree planting takes root in town

Labyrinthine Ways Peace Park put out a tree-mendous effort. The first two weeks of May witnessed several volunteers digging holes and planting trees and shrubs from the park entrance at 3829 Franklin Ave. to the Park headquarters at 3884 Williams St. Besides a beautification project in the ...

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Three seniors honored as Scholars of the Month

Receiving special recognition as “Scholars of the Month” from the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville at its June 5 meeting at the Lakeshore Assembly of God Church in Westfield were seniors Dylan Wagner of Sherman Central School; Lindsey Stahlman of Brocton Central School; and Gavin Kahle ...

Just Between Us

Andrew Murtaugh recently graduated magna cum laude from RIT. He earned his degree in mechanical engineering and technology. He is the son of Lori and Tim Murtaugh of Spencerport and the grandson of Anita Murtaugh of Fredonia and Gail Riforgiat of Portland... ...Skylar Salim of Fredonia is a ...

A stellar season for the Infinity Dance Academy finally comes to an end

Infinity’s 2018 competitive season began at the Imagine Dance Challenge held at the UB Center for the Arts. Their group piece, “River,” featuring Rhianna Nasal, Kristina Jewell, Bella Manning, and Allie Pchelka earned five stars and took first place overall out of 16 entries. Their group ...

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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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Rhiannon Gillete and Tyler Overmire

Rhiannon Gillette and Tyler Overmire, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be, originally from Fredonia, is the daughter of Marlene Zacharias and Charles Gillette. She earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from SUNY at Fredonia. She is ...

Brittany Howard and Jacob Siegle

Brittany Howard and Jacob Siegle, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dawn Howard of Silver Creek and Tracy Howard and Denise Lilley of Cherry Creek. The groom-to-be is the son of Angel and Jerry Siegle of Forestville. The wedding is ...

Kelsy Reisinger and David Astry

Kelsy Reisinger and David Astry, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Cherie and Roger Reisinger of Saegertown, Pennsylvania. Kelsy graduated from Saegertown High School in 2008 and from Allegheny College in 2012 with a bachelor of ...

Devin Luczkowiak and Kimberly Skelly

Devin Luczkowiak and Kimberly Skelly, along with their families, are pleased to announce their engagement. Kimberly is the daughter of Edward and Rebecca Skelly of Dunkirk. She's a 2017 graduate of Dunkirk High School, and is employed by Addeco. Devin is the son of April and Don Corll of ...

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Lutheran welcomes new foundation board chairs

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – Lutheran Jamestown and the Lutheran Foundation proudly welcome and announce the election of two new board chairs after elections took place this spring. Mrs. Terry Havens-Turner has been elected as the board chair for Lutheran Jamestown and Mr. Joel Gaden has been elected as ...

St. Dominic’s Altar and Rosary install officers at meeting in May

St. Dominic’s Altar & Rosary meeting was held on Thursday, May 3 in the church hall. In communications: Secretary Mary Ann Ellington received several donations in memory of deceased Altar & Rosary members Rosemary Bova and Frances Mutch. She also received dues from two more ...

Mount Mercy Academy honors local graduates at 113th baccalaureate

BUFFALO — On May 21, Mount Mercy Academy’s 113th graduating class held its Baccalaureate Mass and Awards Ceremony at the Regional Sisters of Mercy’s Chapel. The evening began with the class sharing its last mass together and concluded with the recognition of student accomplishments, the ...

Religion news briefs

St. John’s Swiss steak dinner today St. John’s United Church of Christ will hold a Swiss steak dinner on Saturday, June 16, serving 4:30 to 6 p.m., at 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Parking and the entrance are off Eagle Street. Call 366-0710 for reservations, which are highly recommended. ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sheila (Lawrence) Chapman

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chapman happily announce their marriage, which took place on the bride’s birthday, April 28, 2018, at Fellowship Church, Brocton, with Pastor Sandra Ball officiating. The bride’s son, Pastor Scott Lawrence, of Washington, Pennsylvania, gave a special blessing to the ...

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Julian James

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Julian James Ashley Marie Willebrandt and Phillip Julian James were united in marriage on Sept. 2, 2017 at the College Lodge in Brocton with Tim Eisaman officiating the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Jena Willebrandt of Brocton. The groom is the son of ...

Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Nickerson

Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Nickerson This past spring, on June 3, 2017, Jessica Rizzo and Dallas Nickerson said “I do” on a beautiful day, at the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk. Christopher Powers, cousin of the bride, officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of James Jr. and Jennifer ...

Mr. and Mrs. Michael James Polichetti

Mr. and Mrs. Michael James Polichetti St. Hedwig’s Roman Catholic Church in Dunkirk was the setting Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 for a 2 p.m. Nuptial Mass uniting in marriage Roxanne Adele Herrington and Michael James Polichetti. The Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Joseph Walter of ...

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Senior News

Collins 50 Plus Seniors Activities for the week of June 17 to 23 Sunday: Pickle Ball with Lois at 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym or Collins Town Park. Wednesday: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym; Quilting with Florence at 10:30 a.m., Collins Library Community Room; ...

Senior news

Brocton Portland Seniors Brocton Portland Seniors met May 29 at the Brocton Legion with President Linda Riley leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Genevieve Ludemann offering a prayer of thanks. Dana Kapuscinski and his dog Bentley and Jason Beichner with his dog Drake from the Sheriff’s ...

Senior News

Collins 50 Plus Seniors Activities for the week of June 3 - 9 Sunday: Pickle Ball with Lois at 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym or Collins Town Park. Tuesday: “Lockport Locks and Erie Canal” day trip. The bus leaves the front parking lot of the L.K. Painter Center, 2355 Main St., ...

Senior News

Collins 50 Plus Seniors Activities for the week of May 27 to June 2 Sunday: PickleBall with Lois at 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym. Monday: Center is closed for Memorial Day. Tuesday: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym. Small fee. Wednesday: Quilting ...

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Bach and Beyond Festival concludes

This 23rd season of the Bach and Beyond Festival came to its matinee conclusion on Sunday at the historic 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Artistic Director Grant Cooper curated a wonderful concert that featured music of Matthew Jackfert (b. 1988) and Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), in addition to ...

Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival off on a strong note

Friday night, June 15, I had the pleasure of attending the opening concert of this year’s Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. The festival, now in its 23rd season, is under the artistic direction of Grant Cooper, and includes an impressive lineup of ...

Angola gazebo concerts set

The summer 2018 Angola Park & Gazebo Committee Concert schedule has been completed. The concert series is held at the Gazebo in Angola’s Centennial Park. The summer lawn chair concert series was established in 1983. The community is thanked for 36 years of support. The opening concert ...

Fredonia Opera House presents 23rd Annual Bach & Beyond Festival

The Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival celebrates its 23rd year when it returns to the 1891 Fredonia Opera House June 15-17. Under Artistic Director Grant Cooper, the series of three concerts explores both the masterworks and lesser-known orchestral music of 17th and 18th century Baroque ...

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Opera House presents ‘Canaletto and the Art of Venice’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “Canaletto and the Art of Venice,” a special cinematic exhibition of the Italian artist’s work, this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series. Additionally, local visual artist George Petrella will exhibit his ...

Fredonia’s Marion Art Gallery to host exhibition of student works

The first senior art exhibition of the spring semester at the State University of New York at Fredonia will feature the work of nine graduating majors from the Department of Visual Arts and New Media. Titled “Paraskevidekatriaphobia,” which means fear of Friday the 13th, the exhibition ...

Professor to receive grant for new Fredonia documentary

An Artist in the Community grant will be presented to Roslin Smith, assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the State University of New York at Fredonia, to fund her new documentary, “Among the Hemlocks. Fantastic Stories from Fredonia, NY.” She will be recognized at a ...

Octagon Gallery to open solo show of works by Cecelia Ivy Price

WESTFIELD — Octagon Gallery will be opening a new show on Friday, featuring the artwork of Cecelia Ivy Price, former art therapist at Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, and former art teacher at Aspire of Western New York where she created artwork with adults with disabilities. She is ...