Achievement

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 ...

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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 ...

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Forestville students attend Boys State

Submitted Photo The Forestville American Legion Post 953 sponsored two junior boys from Forestville High School to attend Boys State. Boys State was held June 25 through July 1 at SUNY Morrisville. Representing Post 953 are, left to right, Cathy Kaicher (Luke’s mother), Luke Kaicher, Randy ...

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Post 62 sends two to Boys State

Submitted Photo Dunkirk Memorial Post 62 sent two deserving Dunkirk High School juniors to Boys State. Pictured from left are: Nathan Bowers, son of Paul and Lynn Bowers of Urban Road and Walter Casey Jr., son of Walter Sr. and Kimberly Casey of Ruggles Street. The young men are participating ...

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Pine Valley graduate Emily Raiport received a $500 scholarship from the Chautauqua Fallen Heroes Scholarship Committee. Pictured in front is retired Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputy Tina Holt presenting the check to Raiport. In back from left are Fredonia Fire Department Chief Kurt Maytum, NYS Corrections Department retiree Bill Makuch and Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano.

Chautauqua Fallen Heroes Scholarship awarded

Representatives of the Chautauqua Fallen Heroes Scholarship Committee recently presented the Chautauqua Fallen Heroes Scholarship. Emily Raiport was awarded a $500 scholarship to further her education in Forensic Science/Crime Scene Investigation. Emily, daughter of Stephen and Stacey ...

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Silver Creek High School May Knights of the Month

Submitted Photo Four upperclassmen at the Silver Creek Central High School were named Knights of the Month for May 2017 for embodying the character trait of honor. As defined by the Character Council of Western New York, the May honorees respect their leaders, treat others with dignity, use ...

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The Class of 2017 awaits presentation of diplomas at the Hewes Educational Center in Ashville on June 12.

Special Education program at BOCES Hewes Educational Center held

ASHVILLE — A recognition ceremony for graduating seniors in the Special Education program of the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES at the Hewes Educational Center in Ashville was held Monday, June 12. The event was attended by family and friends of the nine members of the Class of ...

Trent Hartloff

Forestville student wins credit union scholarship

Western Division Federal Credit Union has announced that Trent Hartloff of Forestville is a 2017 Scholarship Award winner. Scholarships are awarded to Western Division members that are high school seniors planning to further their education at a two-or-four year college or university. In ...

SUNY at Fredonia releases Dean’s List for spring 2017 semester

State University of New York at Fredonia President Virginia S. Horvath announced that approximately 1,608 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester. Dean’s List students have earned a grade point average of at least 3.30 or higher for that semester out of a ...