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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., ...

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 ...

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Organization encouarges public to take Community Needs Assessment

Chautauqua County Residents Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. is conducting a 2018 Community Needs Assessment to help with program evaluation, planning and development to better meet the needs of our community. The organization asks the community to take the time to complete the Community Member ...

E2CCB students volunteer at the Lakeshore Humane Society

Students enrolled in the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Small Animal Science program at the LoGuidice Educational Center are preparing for careers that require an understanding and compassion for animals of all shapes, sizes and circumstance. Recently, juniors and seniors in Holly ...

BOCES lends a hand

Students and staff of Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, The Academy at Maple Avenue, are working to keep their fellow community members warm again this year. Students in Mr. VanKoughnett’s technology class assisted the Warm Hands, Kind Hearts Initiative building portable clotheslines. ...

CIAO meets to discuss restructuring and joining Buffalo’s Italian Club

CIAO Board of Directors met on Feb. 5 at the home of Laurie Detenbeck to discuss the restructuring of the club. As voted during the December meeting and Christmas party, members decided to limit the number of activities to the annual picnic and the Christmas party and join the Italian Club in ...

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Gowanda celebrates National Honor Society inductees

GOWANDA — Ten new members joined the Gowanda Central School District’s chapter of the National Honor Society during an induction ceremony held in Panther pride in the high school auditorium Wednesday, Feb. 13. Family, friends and faculty – along with current NHS members inducted in ...

Dunkirk woman part of trip to Uganda

Several Daemen College students, including a Dunkirk resident, traveled thousands of miles to rural Uganda to partner on a project aimed at supporting the health and well-being of children and young adults in the region as part of a unique international service learning experience offered by ...

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Gowanda celebrates National Honor Society inductees

GOWANDA — Ten new members joined the Gowanda Central School District’s chapter of the National Honor Society during an induction ceremony held in Panther pride in the high school auditorium Wednesday, Feb. 13. Family, friends and faculty – along with current NHS members inducted in ...

Westfield-Mayville Rotary names Scholars of the Month

WESTFIELD — On Feb. 12 at the Lakeshore Assembly of God Church in Westfield, the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville gave recognition to four local high school seniors as “Scholars of the Month” for February. The honorees included Riley Rivera, Brocton Central School; Noah Knappenberger, ...

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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.

Nolan Frank Polichetti

A son, Nolan Frank Polichetti, was born at 3:28 p.m. Columbus Day, Oct. 8, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Warren, Ohio, to Michael and Roxanne (Herrington) Polichetti of Cortland, Ohio, formerly of Dunkirk. Weighing 7 lbs. 8 oz. and 20 in. long, he is the grandson of Mary Ann (Kolassa) ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Daniel Piccoli and Michelle Regan

Michelle Regan and Daniel Piccoli, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kevin and Carol Regan of Gowanda. She is a 2006 graduate of Gowanda High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2010 and a Master of Business ...

Kelsey Mikayla Orr and Ethan Richard Mosier

Kelsey Mikayla Orr and Ethan Richard Mosier, together with their families, wish to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robert and Suzanne Orr of Silver Creek. The prospective groom is the son of the late Richard (Butch) Mosier and Patty and Jason Victor of Dunkirk. ...

Kyle Gawronski and Kelsey Drummond

Kelsey Drummond and Kyle Gawronski, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride to be is the daughter of Kenneth and Gina Drummond of Dunkirk. She received a bachelor of science degree in childhood education at SUNY Fredonia. She finishes her last classes for her ...

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Religion News

Ripley United Methodist Church to host Lenten services Lent is just around the corner, beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 6. Throughout the season of Lent, Ripley United Methodist Church invites the community to take part in the weekly Lenten services at Meeder’s Restaurant in Ripley. ...

Reverend Ron Skowronski to speak to Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua is pleased to announce that Reverend Ron Skowronski will speak on Sunday, Feb, 17. Skowronski’s sermon, “Lost Little Boy,” will reflect on the healing power ever present in the Universe. Skowronski will connect the dots of ...

What we believe — The literal six day creation

One of the most foundational yet debated Christian concepts is that of the creation of the world. Evolutionists and others who have diluted God’s Word in the Book of Genesis point to a gap in time between the first and second verses: “In the beginning God created the heavens and earth. The ...

Singer/songwriter Jim Giatas supports the Right to Life in song

Contemporary Orthodox Christian singer-songwriter, Jim Giatas has recently updated his strongly pro-life song, “The Right To Life” in response to the legalization of late-term abortion legislation in New York State and elsewhere. Jim’s passionate pro-life song is now available for ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

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 ...

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 ...

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Senior News Briefs

Collins 50 Plus Seniors Activities for the week of Feb. 17 through Feb. 23 Monday, Feb. 18: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., L.K. Painter Center gym. Tuesday, Feb. 19: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim, 9 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee. Soup & Sandwich Lunch, noon, Painter Center ...

Volunteers needed to oversee Mayville caregiver support group

Providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be stressful and isolating, but support groups can provide coping tools and a welcoming embrace from others in the same position. The Alzheimer’s Association Western New York chapter sponsors a number of caregiver support groups ...

Senior News Briefs

Collins 50 Plus Seniors Activities for the week of Feb. 10 to Feb. 16 Monday, Feb.11: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., L.K. Painter Center gym. Tuesday, Feb. 12: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim, 9 a.m., Painter Center gym, small fee. Wednesday, Feb. 13: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., Painter ...

Meals on Wheels

Heatable Lunch Menu 4 Macaroni and cheese, broccoli, pears, muffin 5 Pot roast w/gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, bread, chiffon gelatin 6 Two cheese manicotti w/Marinara sauce, Italian vegetable medley, garlic roll, grape juice, cookie 7 Meatloaf w/gravy, mashed potatoes, ...

Entertainment | VIEW ALL

Opera House presents National Theatre Live’s ‘Allelujah!’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a captivating new production of Alan Bennett’s new play, Allelujah!. Captured live via satellite from the stage of London’s Bridge Theatre, it will be presented this Thurday at 7 p.m. Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is “just what ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Stan & Ollie’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Stan & Ollie,” a warm biopic focusing on the late career and personal relationship of the legendary comedy duo. It will be screened this Saturday and Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Laurel & Hardy, one of the world’s great comedy ...

Opera House Met Live Season continues with ‘Adriana Lecouvreur’

Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2018-19 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Sat., Feb. 16, at 1 p.m., with Francesco Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur. The opera is ...

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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 ...