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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 ...

Thomas and Janice (Zielinski) Kuznicki

A blind date set up by a mutual friend has turned into 50 years of sharing their lives together. Thomas and Janice (Zielinski) Kuznicki are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary this month. Tom was serving in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War when he proposed, sending the ring in a ...

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Audubon Nature Play Day to feature new attraction

JAMESTOWN — Audubon Community Nature Center's Nature Play Days are always fun, but this month will be special. On the third Saturday morning of every month, children ages two to eight and their favorite adults can drop in Audubon's Nature Play Area anytime between 10 a.m. and noon. Children ...

Forestville OES #247 installs officers

On Nov. 20, the Forestville OES #247 held Installation of Officers, conducted by RW John Olszewski Jr. Officers are: Worthy Matron-W. Lori Petersen; Worthy Patron RW Francis Petersen; Associate Matron- RW Beth Benchley; Associate Patron W. Lance Parker; Secretary-RW Peg Heiden; Treasurer- S ...

Collins Public Library monthly events for December

COLLINS — The Collins Public Library, located at 23241 Main St., Collins, has announced its programming for December. When reservations are needed, the library can be reached at 532-5129. Quilting with Florence: Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come join these knowledgeable ladies as ...

St. Rose of Lima Christmas cookie sale nears

FORESTVILLE — Now that the holidays are beginning, the ladies of the St. Rose Society have their plans made to gather and bake your favorite Christmas cookies. Members of both churches of the community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish come together for a little fun along with a lot of work to ...

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Gowanda Elementary releases honor rolls for the first quarter

GOWANDA — Gowanda Elementary School has released its High Honor, Honor and Merit rolls for the first-quarter marking period of the 2018-2019 academic year. Congratulations to all the students who ranked. HIGH HONOR ROLL (95-100 average) Isabella Degolier and Cree Vogtli. HONOR ROLL ...

Dunkirk School 7 Students of the Month

Pictured are the Dunkirk School 7 students of the month. They are, from left, first row: Ondreyin Robinson, DaniRae Odebralski, Luke Dobek, Diego Paz Hernandez, Matthew Alvalle, Kayla Vazquez. Second row: Riley Hayes, Rocco Muscarella, Jordan Roberto, Allyianna Taft, Alivia Damon, Brandon ...

Four generations of Fellinger’s

Phyllis Fellinger of Dunkirk, center, is pictured with her daughter (right), Sandy Samuelson, her granddaughter (left) Teresa Diaz and her five-month old great-granddaughter Aurora Diaz.

SHOP  LOCAL For History

Are you looking for a unique gift for the holiday season? The Dunkirk Historical Museum is offering special items for sale especially designed for those interested in local history. These items would make an interesting addition to the wall of your home or for an office. The first item is a ...

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Gowanda Elementary releases honor rolls for the first quarter

GOWANDA — Gowanda Elementary School has released its High Honor, Honor and Merit rolls for the first-quarter marking period of the 2018-2019 academic year. Congratulations to all the students who ranked. HIGH HONOR ROLL (95-100 average) Isabella Degolier and Cree Vogtli. HONOR ROLL ...

Dunkirk School 7 Students of the Month

Pictured are the Dunkirk School 7 students of the month. They are, from left, first row: Ondreyin Robinson, DaniRae Odebralski, Luke Dobek, Diego Paz Hernandez, Matthew Alvalle, Kayla Vazquez. Second row: Riley Hayes, Rocco Muscarella, Jordan Roberto, Allyianna Taft, Alivia Damon, Brandon ...

Dunkirk/Fredonia Rotary announces Student of the Month for November

Maggie Mignoli is a senior at Fredonia High School. She lives with her parents, Steve and Kelly Mignoli, and her two siblings, Steven and Isabella Mignoli. Maggie has attended Fredonia her entire academic career, beginning in preschool up through her senior year. In her time at the high ...

Silver Creek Bus Riders of the Month

Silver Creek Elementary School lauded its November 2018 Bus Riders of the Month winners. These Black Knights were selected by their appreciative bus drivers because they are dependable, trustworthy and caring. Their bus environments are improved because they are on it! These bus riders received ...

Births | VIEW ALL

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 ...

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 ...

Engagements | VIEW ALL

Angela Pucciarelli and Kyle Rice

Angela Pucciarelli and Kyle Rice, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride to be is the daughter of Joe and Donna Pucciarelli of Fredonia and the granddaughter of Gioconda and the late Fortunato Pucciarelli and Don and Arlene Williams of Dunkirk. She is a ...

Laura Poweski and Michael Blakely

Laura Poweski and Michael Blakely of Erie, Pennsylvania, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Thomas and Kim Poweski of Fredonia. She is a 2010 graduate of Fredonia High School and a 2014 graduate of Mercyhurst University. She is employed ...

Engagement

Diane Logsdon and Christopher Lee, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be, from Brocton, is the daughter of John and Bobbie Logsdon. She earned her master’s of business administration from Niagara University and is currently working on a doctorate degree in ...

Kourtney Ames and Andrew Bird

Tom and Kathi Ames of Falconer, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kourtney Candace, to Andrew James Bird, the son of Jim and Natalie Bird of Cassadaga. Miss Ames is a graduate of Falconer Central School and Edinboro University. She is employed by Jamestown Public Schools. Her ...

Religion | VIEW ALL

What We Believe — the incarnation of Jesus

As we continue our “What We Believe” monthly articles, December becomes most timely to talk about Jesus’ incarnation, His coming to earth as human, the real reason we celebrate Christmas. Gospel writer Luke creates a simple, yet most poetic description of Jesus’ birth, capturing the ...

Religion Briefs

Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Mark Thomas. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. Service time is 10:30 a.m. to noon and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands-on healing, a message demonstration, music, meditation ...

Religion Briefs

Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Rev. Jessie Furst. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. Service time is 10:30 a.m. to noon and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands-on healing, a message demonstration, music, ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

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 ...

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua M. Braymiller

Felicia L. (Steger) Braymiller and Joshua M. Braymiller were united in marriage at an outdoor, double ring ceremony in Portland, New York at 3 p.m. on July 21, 2018. The groom also presented vows and necklaces to the bride's daughters during the ceremony. The officiant was the Reverend Sandra ...

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Senior News

Collins 50 Plus Seniors Activities for the week of December 9 - 15, 2018. Monday, Dec. 10: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym. Tuesday, Dec. 11: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim 9 a.m., L.K. Painter Center gym. Small fee. Wednesday, Dec. 12: Exercises with Pat at 10 ...

Senior News

Brocton Portland Seniors Brocton Portland Seniors met Nov. 27 at the Brocton Legion with Tom DeJoe opening the meeting, with George Travis leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Bill Norris giving a prayer of thanks. New member Floyd Carpenter was introduced. Committee members Judy and George ...

Pinochle scores

Dunkirk Senior Center pinochle scores Nov. 16 1. George Stephan 487 2. Kathy Falco 486 3. Joe Nocek 469 4. Rita Gestwicki 465 double pinochle: Joe Nocek Nov. 19 1. Arlene Griswold 547 tie 2. Joe Nocek and Ed Long 516 3.Kathy Kamery 512 doube pinochle: Gene ...

Senior news

Collins 50 Plus Seniors Activities for the week of Nov. 25 to Dec. 1 Monday, Nov. 26: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., Painter Center gym. Tuesday, Nov. 27: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim at 9 a.m., L.K. Painter Center gym, small fee; AARP Defensive Driving Class from 9 a.m. to 3:45 ...

Entertainment | VIEW ALL

Collage performing at Opera House

The Collage Performing Arts Center proudly presents the 15th annual “Christmas in Our Hometown,” Dec. 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Tickets for the show are $15. For additional information please call 716-679-1891.

JCC concerts Tuesday, Thursday

JAMESTOWN — Jamestown Community College’s music ensembles will perform seasonal concerts on Tuesday, Dec. 11 and Thursday, Dec. 13. Both concerts begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre. Admission to each concert is $4, general public; $3, area students and senior citizens; and $2, JCC ...

Opera House presents Broadway’s acclaimed ‘The King and I’

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” comes to the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Thursday at 7 p.m., in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium Theatre. Making ...

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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 ...