Achievement

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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Ella Ames

Ella Ames named NYSAEYC 2017 Champions for Children Member of the Year

Ella Ames is the NYSAEYC Member of the Year. This award is given to an individual who has dedicated time, energy, and support to her local AEYC chapter, local projects, and NYSAEYC in addition to actively promoting best practices for children and families in the local community. Ames has ...

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Seated: Lucy Giambra Hurley, Rebecca Dikeman Lauto’o, Peggy Marshall Scott, Stacy Fisk Stalter, Tami Shoemaker Foti, Valerie Johnson Lindholm, Kim Kawski Ryan. Second row: Carrie Barnes (Wayde’s Daughter), Dave Bertrando, Dave Rhodes, Paula Palillo, Ann Carr Bartkowiak, Barb Heeder Musso, Linda La Voice Shields, Nathan Wright, John Snyder, Judy Gregory Haskin, Tammy Panek Winder, Patty Kawski Porteus. Back row: Wayde Barnes, Merle Simpson, Jeff Cranston, Marci Peting Miles, Joe Austin, Dale Ransom, Ken Crooks, Natalie Johnson Bellando, John Farver, Kathy Abram Veith, Ed King. Pictured on the mantle are deceased classmates Clarence Town and Jefferson Barnes.

Brocton Central School Class of 1977 holds reunion

BROCTON — The Brocton Central School Class of 1977 held its 40th Class Reunion on Friday, July 7 at the beautiful College Lodge on Route 380 in Brocton. The tables had white linen tablecloths and forest green napkins and were decorated with green and white balloon bouquets and peperomia ...

Valedictorian Brandon Birner

Silver Creek valedictorian, salutatorian Class of 2017

SILVER CREEK — The two top-ranking seniors in the Class of 2017 at Silver Creek Central School District were as follows: Valedictorian Brandon Birner, who graduated with a 106.85 average, is the son of Gregory and Elizabeth Birner and the brother of Brooke Birner. Throughout high school, ...

Fredonia native to head New Hampshire School Boards Association

Barrett M. Christina was recently appointed Executive Director of the New Hampshire School Boards Association. He is a Fredonia native. He is the son of Andrew and Patricia Christina of Fredonia and is a 1991 graduate of Fredonia High School. Barrett Christina is a 2004 graduate of Franklin ...

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Lakeshore Humane Society

“Gucci” This beautiful cat needs a low-stress, quiet home. She is a short-haired tabby with a beautiful golden face. Gucci has had some digestive issues and is on a special diet. When she is feeling well, she is pleasant and friendly; however, if she gets the wrong food and upset stomach, ...

NCCR-Gabbey

Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue

“Gabbey” Gabbey is a spayed female senior Jack Russell Terrier who recently arrived with two younger neutered male JRTs. All three are looking for homes of their own. They are all cute little dogs who seem to have great kennel manners and are friendly and outgoing. The shelter is located ...

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Westfield Stray Cat Rescue

“Nathaniel and Sid” Double trouble!! Need some excitement in your life? Looking for companions that will love you unconditionally? Then consider these two guys for additions to your family! Nathaniel on the left and Sid on the right. Both of these kits are about four months old, have had ...

golf-kids

Do you remember?

Fifty years ago, four young men set of determined to break an unofficial Chautauqua County record of the most holes of golf played walking in one day. They accomplished their mission by playing 108 consecutive holes of golf at Shorewood Country Club in Dunkirk. To commemorate the feat, the ...

‘House of Cards’ creator among highlights of Chautauqua Week Seven

Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week Seven of its 2017 season.The week, which begins August 6 and concludes August 12, features presentations by renowned guests such as writer Shaun King, former MI5 director general Stella Rimington and “House of Cards” ...

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Nine members of the Silver Creek Key Club traveled to Albany for a leadership training convention in the spring. Seated: Senior Claire Castiglia, junior Alexis Murawski,– senior Savannah Karcz, junior Kennedy Parks, junior Ryan Rocque, and junior Allison Karcz. Standing: Junior Zach Rybak, senior Dariann Russo and junior Lauren Grover.

Silver Creek Key Club members attend convention in state capital

ALBANY – Members of the Silver Creek Central School’s Key Club recently attended the New York State Key Club’s spring conference and one student from the district was installed as lieutenant governor for Division 26. It has been many years since there has been a lieutenant governor from ...

SUNY Fredonia Scholarships

The State University of New York at Fredonia recently announced scholarship recipients for the 2017-18 academic year. Scholarships are made possible by private donors and foundations, most of whom made gifts to the Fredonia College Foundation. Among the new scholarship recipients are the ...

Polly L. Hall

Forestville graduate appointed Circuit Court Judge State of New Hampshire

Polly L. Hall, a graduate of Forestville Central School, was unanimously confirmed by the New Hampshire Executive Council to serve as a judge on the Circuit Court of New Hampshire on July 14. Hall was nominated to the lifetime position by Governor Chris Sununu in June. The Circuit Court hears ...

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Brandon Katta receives the Frank Acquavia Memorial Scholarship from Post 62 Commander James Lemanski.

Brandon Katta recipient of Frank Acquavia Memorial Scholarship

Brandon Katta is the recipient of this year’s Frank Acquavia Memorial Scholarship, presented by Post 62 Commander James Lemanski. Brandon was selected based on wide-ranging criteria, including an essay he wrote entitled “How to Improve the Community that I Reside In.” Brandon Katta is ...

Mckenna Keraghen Taylor

Fredonia teen wins national title

Danza! Performing Arts Academy is proud to announce Mckenna Keraghen Taylor was crowned the National Teen Miss Star Quest at the World Finals held in Sandusky, Ohio July 3 through 8. Mckenna qualified by winning the regional title in March at Shea’s’ Theatre. Thousands of soloists ...