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Spaghetti dinner in honor of Carol Kozlowski planned for Feb. 19

A spaghetti dinner in honor of the late Carol Kozlowski will be held Sunday, Feb. 19 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, Dunkirk. Doors open at 11:15 a.m., with dinner served at noon. The cost is $8 per member. The menu will feature spaghetti and meatballs, ...

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Lake Shore Seniors The Lake Shore Seniors met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. President Stella Michalak opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of “God Bless America.” Secretary Josephine Wierczynski read a poem before the minutes of the last ...

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Silver Creek Senior Citizens The Silver Creek Seniors met on Tuesday, Jan. 10 with 19 members present. After Chaplain Dorothy Miniri offered a prayer, the group said the Pledge to the Flag and sang “God Bless America.”  Several varieties of sandwiches and ice cream were enjoyed, ...

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The Lake Shore Seniors met Jan. 4 at the Dunkirk Senior Center. Installation of officers followed the meeting. Pictured from left are: Treasurer Betty Korzeniewski, Secretary Josie Wierczynski and President Stella Michalak. Vice President Sophia Kubasik was not present.

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Lake Shore Seniors The Lake Shore Seniors met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Jan. 4 at 1 p.m. President Stella Michalak opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of “God Bless America.” Secretary Josephine Wierczynski read a poem entitled, “God’s Blessing is ...

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Grape Belt Seniors Please note regarding Aerobics and Weights with Catherine: Monday, Jan. 2, 2017:  NO Class (Wednesday and Friday classes will be held as usual at 9 a.m.). Readers’ Theater will not be meeting in January, February, or March. All trips, extended as well as day ...

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Each May, as part of national Older Americans Month, New York State Office of the Aging celebrates older New Yorkers at a Senior Day event in Albany. Chautauqua County’s shining star was Louise Long. Long is pictured with her husband, Donald Long (left) and Greg Olsen, New York State Office for the Aging Acting Director.

Chautauqua County’s Senior Volunteer of the Year honored

By Chautauqua County Office of the Aging MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Senior Volunteer of the Year was honored for her efforts at an event Albany. Each May, as part of national Older Americans Month, New York State Office of the Aging  celebrates older New Yorkers at a Senior Day ...

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Grape Belt Seniors Please note regarding Aerobics and Weights with Catherine: Monday, Dec. 26:  NO Class  (Wednesday and Friday classes will be held as usual at 9 a.m.). Monday, Jan. 2, 2017:  NO Class (Wednesday and Friday classes will be held as usual at 9 a.m.). All trips, ...

Raymond Angelo Belliotti

Belliotti’s 20th book explores Nietzsche’s will to power

In his newest book, Distinguished Teaching Professor Raymond Angelo Belliotti of the Department of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Fredonia interprets Friedrich Nietzsche's fundamental concept and evaluates the extent to which the desire for power and its exercise motivates ...

Write Now Writers Group donates to Ahira Hall Library

BROCTON — Write Now Writers Group’s mission is to foster ambition, talent, and pursuit of the art of writing. In this effort, they have published an anthology, “Here, In This Time or Place.” Six contributing authors share stories, some fiction, non-fiction, poems, and more. All Write ...

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The Valley Minstrels from the Cassadaga Valley Central School were the musical performers for the Sinclairville Senior Citizens at the annual Christmas luncheon and program. The Minstrel group is led by Mrs. E. Beichner.

Valley Minstrels sing at Sinclairville Senior Citizens’ Christmas party

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Valley Minstrels from the Cassadaga Valley Central School performed for the Sinclairville Senior Citizens at its annual Christmas dinner and program. The group of 23 young singers range  from grades 9 through 12, and meet after school to practice their singing. The ...

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Brocton Portland Seniors The Christmas party on Dec. 27 at Brocton Legion will be catered by Brocton Green Arch. Members are to sign up for beef or turkey with all the trimmings by calling Stonefoot at 792-4565 by Dec. 20. Robin Carr, Rita Bennett, Kate Cranston, Lena Elliott, Giambra, and ...

Celebrating 90 years

Submitted Photo Nancy St. George from Fredonia was honored recently on her 90th birthday. A buffet dinner was held at Harvest Chapel in Fredonia for approximately 50 guests. The honoree, who turned 90 on Nov. 25, was greeted by family and friends attending from South Carolina, North Carolina, ...

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Brocton Portland Seniors The Christmas party on Dec. 27 at Brocton Legion will be catered by Brocton Green Arch. Members are to sign up for beef or turkey with all the trimmings by calling Stonefoot at 792-4565 by Dec. 20. Robin Carr, Rita Bennett, Kate Cranston, Lena Elliott, Giambra, and ...

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Brocton Portland Seniors Brocton Portland Seniors met Tuesday, Nov. 29 with President Margaret Jagoda opening the meeting with 45 members and two guests. June Woollett led the Pledge of Allegiance and Patricia Zanghi gave the prayer of thanks and moment of silence. The tables were ...

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The Chautauqua County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program recently honored volunteers at a “Tribute Luncheon.” From left: Joan Houck and Rev. Rodney Houck, Chautauqua County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Council members, Stella Michalak, 30-year honoree and Brenda Weiler, RSVP Project Coordinator.

RSVP volunteers the thread that weaves community together

By DEBBIE BASILE Project Director,                 Chautauqua County RSVP What would Chautauqua County do without volunteers? I fear to imagine what life would be like without all the kind, generous and wonderful souls called “volunteers.” These souls are persons who ...

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Collins 50 Plus Seniors Activities for the week of Nov. 13 to 19 Sunday: Pickleball with Lois at 6:30 p.m. Painter Center gym. (free). Monday: Exercises with Pat  at 9 am. Painter Center gym. (free). Tuesday: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim at 9 a.m., Painter Center gym. (fee for ...

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Enjoying a new pool table Ronald Lyman (center) recently donated to the Dunkirk Adult Day Care Center are Maria Martinez (left) and Salvador Torres.

Racking them up at Adult Day Care

The Dunkirk Adult Day Care Center would like to give a big “thank you” to Ronald Lyman, who was so kind and donated a pool table to have at the Dunkirk site. When the participants were asked what new activities they would like to do, several had stated that they would like to get a pool ...

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Stockton, Cassadaga, Lily Dale Senior Citizens Stockton, Cassadaga, Lily Dale Senior Citizens are having a Thanksgiving dinner on Monday, Nov. 14 at the Cassadaga Country Club, 55 Frisbee Road, at noon. All members will have their dinners paid by the SCL Senior Citizens Club. It’s just a ...