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Paczki Day: today or Tuesday?

In the United States, Paczki Day is mostly celebrated on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. This is in line with celebrations originating with other immigrant groups who celebrate Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) or Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day).In Poland, the pastries are eaten ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club discusses J. K. Rowling

The Fredonia Shakespeare Club met recently for its twelfth regular meeting of the 2014-2015 season, hosted by Harriet Tower. President Florence McClelland presided at the meeting.In accordance with the general theme for the year, "Women of Achievement," Nicki Schoenl's paper about J. K. ...

Girl Scouts of WNY seeking nominations for Women of Distinction Awards

The Western New York community at large has an opportunity to appreciate distinguished women through the 2015 Women of Distinction Awards sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Western New York. Nominations are being accepted now through April 15.Previous Women of Distinction Award recipients have ...

Thomas and Barbara Servatius

Thomas and Barbara Servatius recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Their daughters, Jennifer Snider of Charlotte, N.C. and Susan Yatteau of Newark, N.Y., orchestrated a weekend full of surprises, including a family dinner on Jan. 16 at the White Inn. The next day, the couple's ...

William and Miriam (Fairbanks) Dankert

On Dec. 22, 2014, William and Miriam (Fairbanks) Dankert celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. A family dinner was enjoyed at Zollinger's in South Dayton. In attendance were the couple's children, Kris (Kathy) Dankert, Dan (Lori) Dankert, and Julie (Dean) DuBois; granddaughters Ashley and ...

James and Barbara Jean Dewey

James and Barbara Jean (Lawton) Dewey of Silver Creek celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving with their family and friends.They were married in St. Alban's Church in Silver Creek in a candlelight service by the Rev. Alexander Corti on Nov. 23, 1949.Prior to her retirement, ...

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Cecala

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Cecala celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with renewal of their vows by the Rev. Raymond Donohue at Holy Trinity Church in Dunkirk. A reception for family and friends, hosted by their four children, followed at Katerina's.Dennis and Marie (Griffo) were married Aug. ...

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Woodward

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Woodward celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 16 at a dinner hosted by their children in the home of their daughter, Janice Dolce. Ray and Lois met in Perrysburg and were married in Gowanda in 1949.The couple raised three sons and three daughters on The Dozen ...

Bob and Joan Aron

Bob and Joan Aron, of Dewittville, formerly of Erie, Pa. celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at home with good wishes from family and friends.They were married at the Ripley Methodist Church in Ripley by the late Rev. Jolly on Oct. 24, 1954.Joan is the former Joan Cross of Ripley and is a ...

Clair and Paulette Bajdo Sr.

Clair P. and Paulette K. (Brown) Bajdo Sr. of Mayville recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.Mrs. Bajdo is the daughter of Arden and Mary Brown. Mr. Bajdo is the son of Henry and Edna Bajdo. The couple were united in marriage August 23, 1964 at Westfield Baptist Church by Rev. ...

Larry and Sylvia Perry

Larry 'Hap' and Sylvia Perry of Forestville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 9. The couple recently had their marriage blessed by the Rev. Daniel Fiebelkorn at a Mass at St. Rose of Lima in Forestville.They were married at Our Lady of Sacred Heart Church in Orchard Park on ...

Robert and Alice Rich

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rich celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 25, 2014. Bob and Alice (Sobkowski) were married September 25, 1954 in Dunkirk at the former St. Mary's Parish, now St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.They celebrated with their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and ...

Mr. and Mrs. John O. Metzger

Mr. and Mrs. John O. Metzger of Dunkirk celebrated 60 years of marriage. The couple was surrounded by all their children for a celebration at the Cassadaga Country Club on July 12, 2014.John and the former Geneva "Genny" Sexton were married on July 12, 1956 at Mount Sterling, Kentucky.

Joan and Robert Zielinski

Robert and Joan Zielinski of Dunkirk recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple renewed their wedding vows at a Mass at Blessed Mary Angela Parish, St. Hedwig site and received a blessing from the Rev. Matthew Nycz, pastor. A brunch at the First Ward Falcon Club ...

Joe and Tessie Russo

Joe and Tessie Russo of Silver Creek celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 4. They exchanged their vows on a late summer day in 1954 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, surrounded by family and friends. The former football star from Forestville Central High School first saw the ...

Sandra and David Ball

David and Sandra (Dingman) Ball celebrated their 50th anniversary with a chicken barbecue for 40 family members and their wedding attendants on Aug. 1 at the Fellowship Church in Brocton. On Aug. 2, an open house was held at the church for friends and well-wishers. Both events were hosted by ...

James and Mary Ann Sell

James and Mary Ann (Munson) Sell, of Fredonia, recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Aug. 15 with a party at Luensman Overview Park in Portland. Family and friends spent a beautiful day with the couple reminiscing and looking at photo books. Jim and Mary Ann had three children, ...

Kenneth and JoAnn (Polechetti) Belcher

Kenneth and JoAnn (Polechetti) Belcher celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Monday, Aug. 11.The couple was married at the Jamestown Seventh Day Adventist Church by Pastor Martin Feldbush in a ceremony filled with family and friends. Kenneth is the son of the late Clifford H. and Alma ...

Roy and Jean Pulvino

Roy and Jean (DePasquale) Pulvino celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 3, 2014.Roy and Jean were married in 1954 in Mt. Carmel Church in Silver Creek.They now reside in Dunkirk.They are the parents of Roy Pulvino Jr. of Arizona, David Pulvino of Dunkirk, Stephanie Pulvino of ...

David A. and Kathleen M. SanGeorge

David A. and Kathleen M. (Christy) SanGeorge, formerly of Silver Creek, and now of Franklin, Tenn., recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family cruise to the Caribbean.The couple was married on April 4, 1964 at the former St. Mary's Church in Dunkirk.The couple has three ...