Anniversaries

Louise and Michael Callahan

Michael and Louise Callahan are celebrating their 30th anniversary today.The couple was married in the Newman Center by the Rev. Patrick Keleher on Aug. 9, 1985. Louise is the daughter of the late Samuel and Annette Leone. Mike is the son of Esther Callahan and the late John Callahan.Mike ...

James and Beverly (Brown) Fisk

James and Beverly (Brown) Fisk of Fredonia celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 18. They were married June 18, 1955 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Brocton. They are the parents of James (Karen) Fisk Jr. of Pomfret, Ronald (Debra) Fisk of Fredonia, and Rosanne (John) Cole, of ...

Milton and Dorothy Schneider

Milton and Dorothy Schneider will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary at a party given by their children, to be held on Sunday, June 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Sheridan VFW. All family and friends are invited to attend. Gifts are gratefully declined.Milton and Dorothy were married ...

Janice and Jim Rundell

Jim and Janice (Schroeder) Rundell of Creek Road in Forestville, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cross country train trip to Oregon. They are the parents of Heidi (Matt) Forbes of Forestville and Brian (Arrow Lei) Rundell of Syracuse. They have three grandchildren ...

Jane and Anthony Sinare

Anthony and Jane Sinare of Brocton, married May 8, 1965, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. A small reception was held in their honor at 21 Brix Winery. They have two daughters: Lisa (Todd) Gugino and Laurie (Shawn) Gnadszinski. They enjoy spending the winters in ...

Robert and Lois Bialaszewski

Robert and Lois Bialaszewski of Silver Creek, married on May 21, 1965, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Both are retired and enjoy their time spent with their children and grandchildren.They have three children: Denise (Michael) DeLair, Dana (Mark) Myers and Rob (Christine) ...

Irene and Edward Waxham

Edward and Irene (Maxson) Waxham of Lexington, Ky., celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at a recent family gathering in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Ed and Irene, formerly of Whitaker Road, Fredonia were married on March 19, 1945 at the bride's parent's home in Hanover. They have four children: ...

Gary and Kimberly Collins

Mr. and Mrs. Gary (Kimberly Anderson) Collins of Dunkirk recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. The couple was married March 24, 1990 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Temple Street, Fredonia.The bride is the daughter Robert and Beth Anderson. The groom is the son of James and Clairice ...

Paul and Elizabeth Bulick

Paul "Buzz" and Elizabeth "Betty" Maggio Bulick recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Current residents of The Villages, Fla.; they met their children and grandchildren in Tampa, Fla., to board a cruise ship to celebrate. Their son, Robert Bulick, his wife, Annette, and three of ...

Stephen and Dawn (Kinney) Ubaney

Stephen and Dawn (Kinney) Ubaney celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently at a candlelight dinner party at the Dunkirk Moose Club. They were married at St. Joseph Church in Fredonia. Sylvia (Ubaney) Greco was the matron of honor and her husband, Joseph Greco, served as best man.The ...

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 ...