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Leonard and Alberta Catalano

Leonard and Alberta Catalano

Leonard and Alberta Catalano Recently, Leonard and Alberta (Bert) Catalano celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 14, 1947 at Sacred Heart Church. They have five children – Joseph (Kathy) Catalano, Lenore Fiebelkorn, Georgian (Richard) DeForest, Fran Catalano ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Long

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Long Mr. and Mrs. Frederick and Mary Ann (Schwerk) Long of Dunkirk recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Married on June 22, 1957, they have resided in this city the entire time. They are the parents of Frederick Jr., Leslie and Mitchell Long; ...

Mr. and Mrs. Marion (Mary Lou) Pagano

Mr. and Mrs. Marion (Mary Lou) Pagano

Mr. and Mrs. Marion (Mary Lou) Pagano Marion and Mary Lou Pagano recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Family and friends gathered at St. John Bosco Chapel at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel for a special blessing and vow renewal by the Reverend Daniel Fiebelkorn. This was followed by a ...

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dietzen

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dietzen

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dietzen Larry and Susan (Eberhardt) Dietzen celebrated their 50th anniversary on May 6, 2017. Their sons and families, Michael and Cindi; Mark and Cindy and grandson Joshua hosted a surprise party for the couple at the home of Patrick and Roberta Deering home with a few ...

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Waterman reunion Aug. 6

COLLINS — The Waterman family reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 6 at noon at the home of Pete and Carol Waterman, 13629 Jennings Road in Collins, 1/2 mile north of Route 39. Hosts are Ruth Hager, Ginny Yaworsky and Rose Leveque. Family members are invited to join the annual family reunion. ...

DHS summer swimming change

There is one change to the Dunkirk High School summer swim program. The Family Open Swim sessions are being adjusted from: Session 1 - 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Session 2 - 2:30 to 4 p.m. to just one session. The new Family Open Swim session is: Monday through Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost stays ...

Community Picnic on Sunday at Wright Park

A “Living Out Loud” Community Picnic is planned for 3 p.m. at Wright Park in Dunkirk this summer. Everyone is welcome. Come enjoy food and fun. The event is sponsored by Community Works. For details about donating or becoming a volunteer, contact Jeremy Soto at 467-8289, Jeanette Delgado ...

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The love of her life gone forever

Editor’s note: This is the prologue of the book “My Dear Jen,” written by Rosamond Gillespie Burns and George H. Burns III. This is the second of a continuing series, which takes readers back to the struggles of World War I. Reluctantly, I followed my mother Jennie, my older brother Don ...

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Audubon part of July 29 to 30 nature festival at Panama Rocks

PANAMA — With the opportunity to celebrate nature and all things inspired by it, plus fun and activities for all ages, the staff and volunteers at Audubon Community Nature Center are looking forward to being part of the inaugural Wild America Nature Festival. The two-day event on Saturday ...

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Rebekah Lodge celebrates new, longest-serving members of organization

Stockton Star Rebekah Lodge 395 participated in the Fredonia History Days Parade earlier this month. Five long-standing members including Helen Piersons, a 74-year member, were joined by two new members for the event. With a combined total of 179 years of community service the ladies were very ...

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Kathy Fox takes her last swing with Fredonia Contra Dancers

Kathy Fox started the Fredonia First Friday Contra Dances in 1995, as a way for locals to regularly enjoy the traditional Celtic dance she grew up with in New England. Her hope was to create something that was fun, family-friendly, easily accessible, affordable, and welcomed all regardless of ...

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Infinity’s competition season a success

Infinity’s Elite cheer teams attended several competitions this season. They traveled to Pennsylvania, Ohio and several local competitions. The Mini Team received top honors and came home with 1st place trophies at several competitions as well as Level 1 Champions. The Senior Level 2 team ...

Fredonia Central School announces scholarship and award winners

Parents and students gathered in June for the Fredonia Central School annual Academic Awards Night program. Students were recognized for their outstanding achievements in citizenry, scholarship, vocational studies and service. Also in June, Fredonia High School held its annual Student Awards ...

Just Between Us

...A daughter, Quinn Elizabeth-Lynn, was born in Mercy Hospital June 25, 2017 to Eric and Kathleen (Smith) Murtaugh of Fredonia. Grandparents are Harold and Lois Smith of Brocton and Patrick and Vicky Murtaugh of Buffalo... ...The University at Albany congratulates Olivia Barone of ...

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Dr. Charles Stoddart receives CCSBA ‘Friend of Education’ award

Longtime Western New York educator Charles Stoddart, associate professor of School Building Leadership in the College of Education at the State University of New York at Fredonia, has received the Chautauqua County School Boards Association’s 2017 Friend of Education award. “It’s truly ...

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Births

Brooks Memorial Hospital A daughter, Savannah Ione, was born Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 to Bradley R. and Autumn (Schimek) Comstock II of Cherry Creek. A son, Gabriel Michael, was born Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 to Michael and Laura (Crino) Braxton of Dunkirk. A daughter, RyLee Eleanor ...

Births

Brooks Memorial Hospital A daughter, Breanna Grace, was born Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 to David and Melinda (Cole) Heath of Gerry. A son, Benjamin Michael, was born Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 to Jesse and Carrie (Strong) Schafer of Stockton. A son, Landon Joseph Kalfas, was born Saturday, Nov. ...

Births

Brooks Memorial Hospital A son, Sullivan Arthur, was born Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 to Brian P. and Hannah B. (Anderson) Hayes of Frewsburg. A daughter, Avery Vella McKotch was born Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 to Shaniece Neal and Andrew McKotch of Jamestown. A son, Shawn Jr., was born ...

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Phillip James and Ashley Willebrandt

Ashley Marie Willebrandt and Phillip Julian James, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of David and Jena Willebrandt of Brocton. She is a 2002 graduate of Brocton Central High School. She is employed with the Northwoods Corp Insurance ...

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Megan Lynn Butts and Craig Dorler

Megan Lynn Butts and Craig Dorler, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride- to-be is the daughter of Randall and Valerie Butts of Fredonia. She graduated from Fredonia High School in 2008 and received an MBA from Niagara University in 2013. She is employed by ...

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Michele Christine Ebert and Marc Pappas

Michele Christine Ebert and Marc Anthony Nel Pappas, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David (Tammy) Ebert of Stockton. She graduated from Cassadaga Valley Central School in 2006 and is a graduate of Mercyhurst College ...

Katie J. Ball, DVM and Alexander L. Rawls

Katie J. Ball, DVM and Alexander L. Rawls

Katie J. Ball, DVM and Alexander L. Rawls Katie J. Ball, DVM and Alexander L. Rawls happily announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Larry and Natalie Ball of Arkwright. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from SUNY Fredonia in 2002 and earned her Doctorate of ...

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Understanding Christianity

The Reformation gives us help to understand Christianity. In the past nine months we have discussed many different topics in relation to our celebrating, during 2017, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Most importantly we have focused on He who is at the center of Christianity — Jesus ...

Knights of Columbus to hold Priest Appreciation Dinner

The Knights of Columbus 19th Annual Priest Appreciation Dinner will be held on Sunday, Sept. 17 to honor the important ministry of our priests, deacons, religious sisters and seminarians. The Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Cardinal Mindszenty Assembly 727, together with councils Dunkirk ...

Music for People improvisational performance set

The Fredonia First United Methodist Church and the Hannah Hasbrouck Petersen Memorial Series invites the community to a very special concert featuring faculty from Fredonia School of Music’s upcoming weeklong workshop entitled “The Art of Improvisation.” The ensemble is comprised of ...

Ripley United Methodist plans pig roast

RIPLEY — The Ripley United Methodist Church will hold a pig roast Saturday, Aug. 5 at 4 p.m. until gone at 84 W. Main St. in Ripley. The menu includes pork, baked beans, buttered new potatoes, watermelon, beverage and dessert. Carry outs will be available. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Masten

Kelley Lynn Fisher and Robert Dale Masten were united in marriage on Nov. 12, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. on Venice Beach in Venice, Florida. The double ring ceremony was performed by Pastor Randy Walchle. Music was provided by Karen Tuttle, violinist. The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Barbara ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Justin Harmon

Mr. and Mrs. Justin Harmon Carrie Louise Notaro and Justin Keith Harmon were united in marriage on May 27, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the courtyard of Race and Religious in New Orleans, Louisiana. The double ring ceremony was performed by the bride’s godfather, Sam Mancuso of Dunkirk. The couple ...

Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Nichols

Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Nichols

Felicia M. Galardo and Robert M. Nichols were united in marriage on Oct. 15, 2016 at 2 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 328 Washington Ave., Dunkirk. The Reverend Dennis Riter was the officiant for the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Connie Galardo of ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Aaron M. Town

Mr. and Mrs. Aaron M. Town Melissa M. Rensel and Aaron M. Town exchanged marriage vows on Oct. 22, 2016 at St. James R.C. Church in Jamestown. The Reverend Daryl Duffy performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Cathy Gagliano, organist/pianist/soloist. Readers were James Rensel, uncle of ...

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Submitted Photo: “Happy Birthday” was heard through the room with all members of the Mayville Tuesday Club singing the birthday song when Rose Marie Maudling celebrated her 90th birthday in June with a special photo/recognition presented by club president, Dianne Goodrich.

Tuesday Club to meet

MAYVILLE — Alzheimer’s — a chronic neurodegenerative disease — will be the subject at the Mayville Tuesday Club beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 1, in the Mayville Library on South Erie Street. Conducting business before the program starts, President Dianne Goodrich will remind members ...

Meals on Wheels — July 28

July hot noon meal 31 Chicken fingers, sweet potato nuggets, green beans, juice, bread, pound cake Evening cold meal menu 31 Salami and cheese sandwich, macaroni salad, Mandarin oranges August hot noon meal 1 Stuffed cabbage roll, carrots, biscuit, 24-hour fruit dessert 2 Meatloaf ...

Pinochle — July 28

Share & Care Seniors Tuesday’s Best July 18 1. Betty Donovan 651 2. Barb Smith 629 3. Birdie L. Walczak 624 4. James Sinclair 615 5. Duane Peterson 608 6. Emily Wilcox 591 7. Phil Cornell 590 Double pinochle: Barb Smith Peanuts: Nora ...

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Submitted Photo: Nathan Lane and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett perform. The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present Angels in America: Perestroika, the second half of National Theatre Live’s new production of Tony Kushner’s multi-award-winning, two-part play, “Angels in America,” on Saturday, July 29 at noon.

Opera House to present second half of ‘Angels in America’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “Angels in America: Perestroika,” the second half of National Theatre Live’s new production of Tony Kushner’s multi-award-winning, two-part play, “Angels in America,” on Saturday, July 29, at noon. The event is captured live via satellite ...

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Lucyfest

The National Comedy Center presents Week of Comedy July 31 - Aug 6The National Comedy Center is presenting a week of comedy performances and dialogues during its annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, and partnering with world-renowned Chautauqua Institution on a week titled “Comedy and the ...

Lost film

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a new documentary in a special one-night-only screening on Thursday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m. “Dawson City: Frozen Time” is the story of the incredible discovery of more than 500 silent films thought to be lost forever. “Dawson City: Frozen ...

Pittsburgh band to perform in Mayville

MAYVILLE — The Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Pittsburgh blues band Mahajibee Blues will be back to perform at the Thursday, July 27 concert performance of the 2017 Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series at Lakeside Park. The performance will ...

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Above: Wild Spirit Education is an environmental educational facility and rehabilitation center which rehabilitates injured birds. At left, a Prothonotary Warbler receives a leg band.

Wild America: Skies are filled with entertainment

It was a young Roger Tory Peterson’s close encounter with a Northern Flicker in Jamestown which ignited his love for birds. The wild birds of North America were at the heart of his passion for nature and were the impetus for the actions he took to preserve our living world. Venerated for ...

Construction of Amphitheater moves All-County to SUNY Fredonia

Every spring since 1949 (with a notable exception of 1978), the Chautauqua Institution has come alive with sights and sounds of nearly 1000 music students from around Chautauqua County who assemble for the Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association’s annual Spring All-County Concert. Due to ...

Fredonia Wind Ensemble to showcase acclaimed artists at April 22 concert

Three international artists - Gail Williams, retired associate principal horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Dan Perantoni, tubist with Summit Brass and a legendary artist; and noted composer Jim Stephenson — will be in the spotlight when the State University of New York at Fredonia hosts ...

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A singing ogre

Pine Valley High School will present “Shrek the Musical Jr.” today and Saturday at 7 p.m. “Shrek The Musical Jr.” follows an ogre named Shrek (John Lombaro) who has learned the hard way that “people hate the things they cannot understand.” For many years, he has protected himself ...