Achievement

Ted Schwalbe

Schwalbe receives fifth Fulbright award

SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Ted Schwalbe of the Department of Communication at the State University of New York at Fredonia has received a Fulbright Specialist Award to work with A. Xhuvani University in Elbasan, Albania, during May and June. Dr. Schwalbe has previously received ...

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Pictured are the Fredonia Middle School winners in the Climate Education Initiative. From left are Maria Maytum, Principal Andrew Ludwig and Emerson Bramer.

Climate Education Initiative produces winning ideas

The Climate Education Initiative is pleased to announce the winners of its contest for middle school science students. The contest was to invent ways to use items that would otherwise be thrown into landfills, and was endorsed by the mayors of Dunkirk and Fredonia, and developed with the help ...

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Elizabeth Franchina (left) of Westfield Academy and Central School and Johnethen Spicer of Brocton Central School were honored as “Scholars of the Month” at the April 25 meeting of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville.

Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club honors scholars of the month

WESTFIELD — At the April 25 meeting of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville, held at The Parkview in Westfield, this service organization recognized Elizabeth Franchina, a senior at Westfield Academy and Central School, and Johnethen Spicer, a senior at Brocton Central School, as May ...

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From left: Collin Gregory, Dayne Jantzi and Trent Ivett placed first in the Novice Team Division of the Western District 4-H Dairy Bowl Contest.

4-H youth excel in Dairy Quiz Bowl

JAMESTOWN — Five outstanding 4-H dairy members represented Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program by participating in the Western District Dairy Quiz Bowl competition at Pioneer Middle School in Delevan on Saturday, March 11. Dairy Bowl is a ...

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Westfield Middle School names students of the month

WESTFIELD — On a monthly basis, Westfield Middle School honors one student at each grade level as the Student of the Month. Teachers and staff had the opportunity to nominate one student who they believed met the following criteria: 1. Follows Westfield’s Rules of Respect for staff and ...

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On April 24, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Valley of Jamestown celebrated its fifth annual “Stanley Weeks Masonic Law Day” at the Robert H. Jackson Center. The Hon. Lynn L. Hartley (33rd Degree Mason) and Clyde W. Card (32nd Degree Mason) were honored. Pictured are: William Winchester, Hon. Lynn L. Hartley, Clyde W. Card and William Nelson.

Masons celebrate ‘Law Day’

Submitted Photo On April 24, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Valley of Jamestown celebrated its fifth annual “Stanley Weeks Masonic Law Day” at the Robert H. Jackson Center. The Hon. Lynn L. Hartley (33rd Degree Mason) and Clyde W. Card (32nd Degree Mason) were honored. Pictured are: ...

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Lanford Presidential Prize recipient at Fredonia Sarah Chamberlain in a physics lab in the Science Center at SUNY Fredonia.

Lanford Presidential Prize recipient named

Sarah Rose Chamberlain has been named the recipient of the 2017 Lanford Presidential Prize from the Oscar and Esther Lanford Endowment in the Fredonia College Foundation at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The award will be presented at Fredonia’s Commencement on Saturday, May 13 ...

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From left: SUNY Fredonia seniors Rebecca Hartling, Maria Gordon and Zachary Eklum were among 256 SUNY students from across the state to receive the 2017 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

Fredonia trio receive SUNY Chancellor’s Award

ALBANY — Three State University of New York at Fredonia seniors, two from Chautauqua County, who collectively have five majors, two minors and GPAs of 3.9 or higher were among 256 SUNY students from across the state to receive the 2017 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student ...

Christian Barone

Brocton names April Students of the Month

BROCTON — Christian Barone is Brocton’s Middle School Student of the Month for April. Christian was selected by the Brocton Middle School faculty and staff as Student of the Month for April 2017. An eighth grade student at Brocton Middle School, Christian is the son of Brocton residents ...

Guy Burdick

Turning 90, Odd Fellow member has belonged to organization 60 years

Guy Burdick Sr. was born April 27, 1927 on Potter Road in Mayville to Wilbur and Irene Burdick. He has lived most of his life in Mayville. He went to Chautauqua Central School, then joined the Navy in December 1943. He was on the USS610 LST landing ship and served in the Pacific Theatre. He ...

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Pictured are Julie LaGrow, director of the LVCC; Ana Julia Carrion, 2017 Volunteer of the Year; and Martha Wiser, LVCC president.

LVCC honors volunteer of the year

On March 26, Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County recognized Ana Julia Carrion as the 2017 Volunteer of the Year. The recognition event was held in the Lanford House on the campus of the State University of New York at Fredonia. Carrion’s efforts as a tutor for Literacy Volunteers were ...

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School Seven March Students of the Month

Submitted Photo Student of the Month certificates were awarded to the following School Seven Students for March: First row from left: Jeymiliz Velazquez, Karter Keppel and Kami McWillson. Second row: Haiden Deane, Zachary Sheffield, Keiysha Colon, Noah DelValle, Liana Colon and Luis Galarza. ...

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Boy Scout Council presents Highest Honor

Submitted Photo The Allegheny Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America, which serves Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties in New York, and McKean and Potter counties in Pennsylvania, recently held its annual Leader Recognition dinner with over 100 in attendance. At the affair, the ...

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A way with words

Submitted Photo Silver Creek Central School District eighth-grader Gabe Metzger won the Western New York American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics competition for his essay, “The Challenge of the Radiation Belt.” Gabe was awarded with $100 and $250 for the Silver Creek Middle ...

Dr. Sherri Mason

Mason receives award from the Earth Month Network

The Earth Month Network, in honor of the 47th Anniversary of Earth Month®, has bestowed upon Dr. Sherri A. Mason, chair of the Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences and professor of chemistry at the State University of New York at Fredonia, the Environmental Excellence in Research ...

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Fredonia Enactus presentation team members.

Fredonia Enactus places at regionals, nationals next

Fredonia Enactus took home a regional competition trophy from Washington D.C. on March 31. The team was one of four winners from League 7, joining the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Coker College of Hartsville, S.C., and Canisius College. The State University of New York at Fredonia team ...

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Pinewood Derby draws more than 25 contestants

Submitted Photo Silver Creek Cub Scout Pack 252 held its annual Pinewood Derby recently. More than 25 scouts raced in this event with Daniel Thies, Gage Riley, Colin Shumaker and Mason Cole winning the top prize in their dens. Mason Cole was the overall Grand Champion for the day.

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From left: Sophomore Makenzie Pagano, Junior Grace Restivo, senior Graham Logan and freshman Justin Mays let their Black Knight Pride shine after being selected as Knights of the Month for March 2017. SCCS employee Joe Mullen, not pictured, was selected as staff member of the month.

Silver Creek High lauds Knights of the Month for March

SILVER CREEK — Four upperclassmen and one staff member of the Silver Creek Central School District were selected as Knights of the Month for March 2017 for embodying the character trait of sincerity. As defined by the Character Council of Western New York, the March Knights of the Month ...