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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 ...

Frank R. and Ardeene Lisa

The family of Frank R. and Ardeene Lisa held a 73rd anniversary party for the couple on Oct. 27. Friends, family and grandchildren attended. Pictured are front row from the left: Frank R. Lisa and his wife of 73 years, Ardeene Lisa and son, William Lisa. In the back row are son Frank Lisa Jr., ...

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Carrier students accepting donations for community service project

ANGOLA — Two students enrolled in the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Culinary Program at the Carrier Educational Center are looking to do their part in the community. North Collins seniors Veronica Maciejewski and Kelsey Mallaber will be competing in the SkillsUSA State Competition in ...

JCC participates in Model European Union simulation

Students from Jamestown Community College and other American and European colleges participated in a simulated European council summit during the annual State University of New York Model European Union Simulation in New York City. The simulation is sponsored by the SUNY Institute for ...

Class in social dancing

The spring session of classes in social dancing in the style of American Ballroom is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 29 at the Collage Performing Arts Center, located at 214 Eagle St., Fredonia. This is an eight week class that meets on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is a class ...

Healthy Pet Clinic set for today

The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) announces the first low cost Healthy Pet Clinic for the public of 2019. The north county clinic will be held today, April 6 at the Pet Pantry in Dunkirk from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. No appointments will be necessary. The clinic will operate on a first ...

Sunday Lifestyles | VIEW ALL

Biscuits bring a bit of versatility

Easter Sunday is right around the corner, folks. With Easter Sunday comes Easter Dinner, which means it’s time to start figuring out a menu. No matter what you might decide on for a main course, one thing is for sure - you can never go wrong with bread! Unless of course you need something ...

Resource Center projects displayed

LAKEWOOD — Works made by artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities in The Resource Center’s Creations Art Program are on display at RydersCup Coffee until May 4. The exhibit features about 20 pieces, including paintings, photographs and ceramics. The works, which are ...

Age, disease catching up with longtime companion

It was a cold February day and the end of a long work week. My husband and I both had just come home from work. In our garage sat a dark red golden retriever female dog about a year of age jumping up and down and very excited to see us. I searched up and down the road to see if there was a ...

Learn about the joys of backpacking

As a naturalist at Audubon, I work with kids often. And I hear them say some pretty cool things. I enjoy hearing comments about how cool nature is or about learning something new. But a child saying “I didn’t think I could do that” is my most favorite by far. In that one comment, I see ...

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Honor Roll

St. Francis High School Third Quarter Honor Roll Angola First Honors Gavin M. Herman Freshman Kyle R. English Junior Timothy D. Maciejewski, Jr. Senior Second Honors Nathan Eschberger Freshman Tyler Braeuner Junior Joshua Wright Junior Cherry Creek Second Honors: Tyler ...

Pine Valley High School Student Spotlight

Pine Valley Jr./Sr. High School is recognizing nine students for their effort, kindness, creativity and academic success. Each student was nominated for the Student Spotlight by teachers and academic departments throughout the school. Pictured in front, from left to right: Hannah Fish (grade ...

Dunkirk School 5 Students of the Month for February

Recently, several students at Dunkirk’s Elementary School 5 were honored as Students of the Month for February. Mr. David Boyda, elementary principal, presented the awards to the students. A special recognition was given to Edriel Sanchez Torres, who was chosen as overall Student of the Month ...

Gowanda Elementary Students of the Month

To promote a positive community, Gowanda Elementary School emphasizes specific core values each month. GES is proud to spotlight the following Students of the Month who “got caught” displaying kindness to fellow classmates in March 2019. Kindergartner Anthony Willover, a student in the ...

Births | VIEW ALL

Noah Michael Farnsworth

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

Daxin Cole Rammelt

A son, Daxin Cole Rammelt, was born Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 to Westfield residents Ashley Bronson and Darin Rammelt in UPMC Magee Women's Hospital, Erie, Pennsylvania. Grandparents are Joan Rammelt and John and Suzanne Bronson.

Vaeda Gail Marie

A daughter, Vaeda Gail Marie, was born Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at UPMC Chautauqua WCA to Bryan and Amanda Catanese of Sinclairville. She is the granddaughter of Dave and Mindy Mosier, Larissa and Randy Catanese and Melissa Catanese.

Serafina Marie Civiletto

A daughter, Serafina Marie, was born Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 to Charles Paul and Christina Marie (Notaro) Civiletto at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Serafina is the first grandchild of Charles and LuAnn Civiletto of the town of Pomfret and Peter and Vicki Notaro of Fredonia.

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Jennifer Arnold and Colby Garza

Jennifer Arnold and Colby Garza, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be, a resident of Dallas, Texas, is the daughter of Steve and Patty Arnold of Fredonia. She graduated from Monroe Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She is a Registered ...

Lindsey Ferguson and Michael Hanson

Lindsey Ferguson and Michael Hanson, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michael and Dianne Ferguson of Fredonia and Ron Palmer of Buffalo. Lindsey Anne is a 2005 graduate of Fredonia Central School and earned a Bachelor of Arts in ...

John Griffin Morgante and Kelsey Anne Kyser

Scott and Sheila Kyser of Westfield, NY announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey Anne Kyser to John Griffin Morgante, son of Peter and Maura Morgante of Jamestown, NY. Miss Kyser is a graduate of Westfield High School, JCC and Fredonia State, with a degree in Communications, and a ...

Ryan Eggleston and Rebecca Catalano

Rebecca Catalano and Ryan Eggleston, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride-to be is the daughter of Gregory and Joan Catalano of Dunkirk. She is a 2010 graduate of Dunkirk High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Psychology and English from SUNY ...

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Area church services listings

ANGOLA Angola Wesleyan Church, 636 Herr Road, Mike Trippett, pastor; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., worship. 432-3489. Hilltop Baptist Church, 985 Church Rd. Pastors Art Kohl and Travis Lewis. Services Sunday 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Children’s Church Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday ...

Honor Roll

St. Francis High School Third Quarter Honor Roll Angola First Honors Gavin M. Herman Freshman Kyle R. English Junior Timothy D. Maciejewski, Jr. Senior Second Honors Nathan Eschberger Freshman Tyler Braeuner Junior Joshua Wright Junior Cherry Creek Second Honors: Tyler ...

Religion news

First Baptist Church offers free brunch Easter Sunday morning The First Baptist Church of Dunkirk will offer a free brunch Easter Sunday morning at 9 a.m. The Easter worship service will be at 10 a.m., featuring special music from a brass ensemble, Voices of Praise, and familiar Easter ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

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, ...

Mr. And Mrs. Klisiewicz

On December 13, 2018, barefoot, on the beaches of Jamaica, Ms. Autumn Sanden of Hanover and Mr. Rick J. Klisiewicz, also of Hanover, entered in to wedded bliss. The Bride wore a white lace dress with a tulle train, as the religious double ring ceremony was performed. A brief reception was held ...

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Howard

Denise D. Lilley and Tracy J. Howard were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2018, at Tri County Country Club in Forestville. The ceremony was officiated by Jill Anderson. The bride is the daughter of Sandra Lilley of Fredonia and Richard and Susan Lilley of Silver Creek. The groom is ...

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 ...

Senior News | VIEW ALL

Pinochle Scores

Share & Care Seniors pinochle scores Tuesday’s Best April 9 Double pinochle: Heather Sinclair 1. Barb Smith 632 2. Lucy Saeli 613 3. Heather Sinclair 573 4. Joe Nocek 563 Peanuts: Fran Sullivan Birdie’s Bidders April 11 Double pinochle: Phyllis Laurito 1. Phyllis ...

Seniors Keeping Active

What ever happened to the oldest senior active group in the area? It went by the name of Share & Care Seniors and had hundreds and hundreds of members for years and years. The scrap books, pictures and newspaper articles are still around to prove it. Well, this senior group continues to get ...

Meals on Wheels

Daily main entree 22 Cottage cheese w/pineapple ring, sliced peaches, muffin, baby carrots and ranch dressing, lemon pudding 23 Chicken drumsticks, potato salad, broccoli, cornbread, seasonal fruit 24 Spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, 24 hour fruit dessert 25 ...

Senior News Briefs

Collins 50 Plus Seniors Activities for the week of April 21-27: Sunday, April 21: Pickle Ball, 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym. Monday, April 22: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., L.K. Painter Center gym. Tuesday, April 23: Soup and sandwich lunch, noon, Painter Center Yellow Room. Come ...

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100 Days of Birds opens on Earth Day in 3rd on 3rd Gallery

JAMESTOWN — Hannah Burnworth’s art show “100 Days of Birds” will open Monday, April 22 at 3rd on 3rd Gallery. The show is free and open to the public. It will run through May 25. “100 Days of Birds” exhibits a selection of Ms. Burnworth’s art. Over 100 consecutive days, she ...

Opera House presents “Rembrandt” as part of Art & Architecture series

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “Rembrandt,” a special cinematic exploration of the masterful 2014 exhibition of the revered artist’s work, this Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series. Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly ...

Art Song Project to showcase new works for voice, piano

The State University of New York at Fredonia Art Song Project, an evening showcase of new works for voice and piano, will be presented by students, faculty and alumni on Wednesday, April 17, at 8 p.m. Special guest artist, soprano Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, will perform at the concert in Rosch ...

Fredonia Theatre students shine at USITT national conference

Students in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the State University of New York at Fredonia collected first and second place awards, as well as a third place team award, at the 2019 USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) Conference and Stage Expo, held March 20-23, in ...

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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 ...