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Judy and Anthony Marino

Anthony and Judy Marino celebrated 50th wedding anniversary. Anthony and Judy (Mangus) Marino were married Aug. 19, 1967 at St. Joseph Church, Fredonia. The couple celebrated their anniversary in Florida at Disney World for 10 days with their daughters and families: Leslie (Toby) Wille and ...

Earl and Irene Blakely

Earl and Irene Blakely

Earl and Irene Blakely Earl and Irene Blakely celebrated their 60th anniversary Aug. 17 with a family dinner at the Colony House Restaurant. In attendance were the couple’s best man, Donald Blakely, and bridesmaid Anna Frederickson.

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Mr. and Mrs. Frost celebrate 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Frost celebrate 50th anniversary Lester and Florence Frost of Cassadaga celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a vow renewal. Pastor Sandi Ball of Fellowship Church in Brocton officiated. They were married on July 15, 1967. The original bridal party stood as witnesses ...

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Fall quilting class to be held in Leon

LEON — Fall Quilting Class will be presented by the Leon Historical Society at the Old 1836 Church in Leon on Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn Applique’ Techniques with an Autumn Table Runner. Spiders, pumpkins and great fun. All supplies and materials are included. $35 includes lunch. ...

Upcoming events at the Darwin R. Barker Library

The Darwin R. Barker Library of Fredonia has announced the following upcoming events: NATIVE GARDEN PLANTING EVENT Join us on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, as we make an exciting addition to YOUR public library! Community members Dr. Jon and Priscilla Titus will give a ...

Community News Briefs

Sheridan Historical Society to meet Monday Sheridan Historical Society will meet Monday at 7 p.m. The society is located on the corner of Route 20 and Center Road. All are welcome. For more information, call 672-2201. Lake Erie Bird Club to meet Monday The Lake Erie Bird Club will meet ...

Community news briefs

Lakeshore Humane Society holds Pet Adoption Day/Open House The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold a Pet Adoption Day/Open House at its Adoption Center on Saturday, Sept. 23 from noon to 4 p.m. The center is located at 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk. Come to see the facility, and meet some of ...

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Submitted Photo: David Bargar (president of TLC) is pictured congratulating Bill Locke.

The Lawson Center thanks Bill Locke

BEMUS POINT — Bill Locke, of Dewittville, N.Y. and Charlotte, N.C.. has completed his current term as a Trustee of The Lawson Center in Bemus Point. Bill was one of the founders of The Lawson Center and has worked tirelessly to make it a success. Bill originally served the Center as ...

Submitted Photo: Front row left to right: David Sek, Sally (Dengler) Smith, Beverly (Falco) Bennett, Karen (Centanni) Corsi. Back row: Larry Mead, Tom Haynes, Henry DiLorenzo, David Marsh, Roy Hawk.

DHS Class 1960 celebrates 75th birthdays

The Dunkirk High School Class of 1960 gathered Aug. 11 and 12 to celebrate their collective 75th birthdays. The two-day event kicked off Friday evening when classmates met for an informal gathering at the Clarion Dockside Bar. The Saturday pizza and wing party was held at the American ...

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Dazzlers Dance Team is pictured. First Row: Lacey Genovese, Alex Halstrom, Gigi Ferro, Mya Carmona, Alaina Incitto. Second Row: Ashley Foringer, Ella Duliba, Kassidy Incitto, Jaryaniz Vazquez, Mackenna Incitto, Lilly Snyder. Third Row: Taylor Thompson, Kaitlin Hayes, Abby Roth, Kara Vecchio, Denali Lockett.

Collage has three teams qualify for nationals

The Collage Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the recent accomplishments of its three competitive dance teams. The New York Majestic Senior competitive dance team, The Dazzlers and Junior Dazzler’s dance teams have qualified for the 2018 National Dance Team Championships. The dance ...

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Bottom  row: Carmella Kuehn, great-great-great aunt to Raelyn Korzeniewski, great-great-great grand niece; middle row: Karly Schwertfager, mother of Raelyn; top row: (left) Joanne Haase: great-grandmother of Raelyn, grandmother of Karly, mother of Kathleen and (right) Kathleen Schwertfager, Karly's mother, grandmother of Raelyn.

Kuehn-Haase generations

Submitted Photo Bottom row: Carmella Kuehn, great-great-great aunt to Raelyn Korzeniewski, great-great-great grand niece; middle row: Karly Schwertfager, mother of Raelyn; top row: (left) Joanne Haase: great-grandmother of Raelyn, grandmother of Karly, mother of Kathleen and (right) Kathleen ...

Dorothy Mangano celebrated her 97th birthday with her daughters on Thursday at St. Columban’s on the Lake in Silver Creek. Pictured from left are: Linda Mendola of North Carolina, Jill Conley of Lakewood, Dorothy Mangano, Roberta Belote of Florida and Suzanne Burst of Rochester.

Dorothy Mangano celebrates 97th birthday

Dorothy Mangano celebrated her 97th birthday with her daughters on Thursday at St. Columban’s on the Lake in Silver Creek. Pictured from left are: Linda Mendola of North Carolina, Jill Conley of Lakewood, Dorothy Mangano, Roberta Belote of Florida and Suzanne Burst of Rochester.

Fredonia faculty, staff receive SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

Five faculty and staff members whose collective service at the State University of New York at Fredonia extends to virtually all parts of the campus have received the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, a SUNY-wide honor that celebrates consistently superior ...

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Just between us — Sept. 17

... A girl, Madelyn Rose Wolfe, was born on Saturday, August, 19, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. She was born at 34 weeks and six days. She is the daughter of Samantha Verhague and Allan Wolfe of Sheridan. She is the granddaughter of Lisa and Darryl Verhague of Fredonia and Jim and Gail ...

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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Christopher Yochim and Patricia Layman

Christopher Yochim and Patricia Layman

Patricia Layman of Brocton and Christopher Yochim of Findley Lake happily announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of deceased Fredrick Eggleston and Aloma Majkowski. She is a retired restaurant manager. The groom-to-be is the son of Barrie and Alice Yochim of Findley Lake. ...

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Lauren Elizabeth Drozdiel and Joseph Edwin Cirrincione

Daniel and Shirley Drozdiel of Silver Creek are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth to Joseph Edwin Cirrincione, son of Joseph and Deborah Cirrincione of Meadville, Pennsylvania. The bride-to-be, a graduate of Duquense University, ...

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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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Area church service listings

ANGOLA Angola Wesleyan Church, 636 Herr Road, Mike Trippett, pastor; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., worship. 432-3489. First Baptist Church of Evans, 985 Church Road, Angola, Pastor Kryger, interim; 9:45 a.m., Sunday school (nursery through age 3); 11 a.m., worship, nursery care ...

Sharing thoughts from the garden of life

Here is another classic Margaret Valone column If only teachers realized the respect they have from the community because of the impact they have on their students’ lives! My son Dan thought Dr. Stanley hung the moon. My son Rusty was sure it was Jim O’Brien. I had contact with both of ...

Marriage and family continued

Last month I shared some of Luther’s teachings in respect to marriage and the family. Today I write more about that and I want to emphasize that his ideas were not just his invention. He based them on God’s Word. His ideas did not merely influence church members, but also communities and ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Gilmour

Michelle R. Poweski and Christopher L. Gilmour were united in marriage on Aug. 12, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Queen of Heaven Church in West Seneca. The Mass was celebrated by Rev. Daniel Walsh and Rev. Dave Richards. The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Kim Poweski of Fredonia. The groom is the son ...

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Mr. & Mrs. Ralph & Abbey Jackson

Abby Graves and Ralph E. Jackson Jr. were united in marriage on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 4 p.m. at the Banach residence in Dunkirk. Steve Helwig officiated at the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Diane Graves and Leonard Graves, both of Dunkirk. The groom is the son of ...

Cpl. Lucy M. Anderson Warmbrodt and Sgt. Mitchem Anderson

Wedding — Sept. 17

Cpl. Lucy M. Warmbrodt, USMC and Sgt. Mitchem Anderson, USMC were married on May 11, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The bride is the daughter of Kurt and Lisa Warmbrodt of Dunkirk. She is a 2008 graduate of Dunkirk High School, 2012 graduate of SUNY Fredonia, and a 2015 graduate of the Naval ...

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fisher

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fisher

Bobbi Peck and Michael Fisher were united in marriage on July 4, 2017, by Minister Jose Vega. The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Laurie Passet of Jamestown. The groom is the son of Penny Dilt of Dunkirk and the late Lyman “Bud” Fisher. The bride was escorted by Richard Tabak, son of the ...

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Shown is Brenda Cavallaro, Falconer Historian, giving a presentation of the history of Falconer at the Valley Historical Society in Sinclairville.

Falconer Historian Speaks to Valley Historical Society

SINCLAIRVILLE – The Falconer historian, Brenda Cavallaro, was the recent guest speaker at the Valley Historical Society. She has been a resident of Falconer for many years and now serves as the historian. Her presentation included an introduction of herself, her schooling, her teaching years, ...

Senior News

Collins 50 Plus Seniors Activities for the week of Sept. 24 to 30: Sunday: Pickle Ball with Lois at Collins Town Park or L.K. Painter Center Gym. Monday: Exercises with Pat at 9 a.m., Painter Center Gym. Tuesday: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim at 9 a.m., Painter Center Gym, small ...

Pinochle Score

Share & Care Seniors pinochle Tuesday’s Best Sept. 12 1. Lucy Saeli 684 2. Jeanne Hauser 680 3. Emily Wilcox 619 4. tie: Ed Long and Fran Sullivan 609 double pinochle: Betty Donovan peanuts: Mary Lou Goldberg Birdie’s Bidders Sept. 14 1. Jeanne Hauser ...

Meals on Wheels

September hot noon meal 25 Breaded fish sandwich, mixed vegetables, coleslaw, apple slices 26 Italian lasagna, broccoli, grape juice, garlic roll, cookie 27 Chicken fingers, sweet potato nuggets, green beans, bread, strawberry shortcake 28 Stuffed cabbage, carrots, biscuit, 24 hour fruit ...

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Forestville native Carol Adams

Author to discuss feminist social justice, animal rights activism

Feminist social justice activism and animal rights advocacy will be examined by Chautauqua County native Carol J. Adams, author of the pioneering book on feminist animal rights theory, “The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory,” as part of the Convocation Series of ...

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Silver Creek man writes science fiction book

Scott Downey of Silver Creek is the new author of the science fiction adventure called Project 49. This is his first novel and it is available on Amazon, both in E-book and paperback. Downey was born and raised in Western New York. Once in sixth grade, he read the book, “Not Quite Human: ...

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The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will screen “Baby Driver” as part of the Opera House Cinema Series. It will be shown Saturday, Sept. 23, and Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m.

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Baby Driver’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Baby Driver,” one of the summer’s biggest blockbuster action films. It stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx, and will be screened on Saturday, Sept. 23, and Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. In “Baby ...

Winged Ox Players to present ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

JAMESTOWN — The Winged Ox Players will present their fall production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” on Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Willow Bay Theatre, 21 East Third St., Jamestown. The Winged Ox Players is a ministry ...

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Above, ten finalists with judges at Inaugural Claudette Sorel Piano Competition in the Juliet J. Rosch Recital Hall, State University of New York at Fredonia

Attention young pianists

The Fredonia School of Music has extended the deadline to register for the Second Annual Claudette Sorel Piano Competition. The deadline is now Monday, Sept. 25. There is NO registration fee! The Claudette Sorel Piano Competition is open to talented young pianists (ages 15-18) on Saturday, ...

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“Despicable Me 3”  will show Friday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts

‘Despicable Me 3’ to show at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts

The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts continues its fall movie season with the animated family film “Despicable Me 3”, which will show Friday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. as a sensory-friendly screening. “Despicable Me 3,” continues the story of Gru (voiced by ...

Historical event

JAMESTOWN — The Robert H. Jackson Center, a non-profit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and its relevance to current events and issues, invites the public to “Meet Bob Jackson” through a ...

Talk by Latino culinary scholar to open Latino Heritage Month

Latino food and culture will explored by Dr. Zilkia Janer, a Duke University professor and author, in a talk, “Latinx Food and Culture: More than Heritage,” at the opening ceremony of the State University of New York at Fredonia’s Latino Heritage Month on Friday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m., in ...