Sunday Lifestyles

Almond Joy Granola Mix

Keeping with the theme of our (mostly) healthy DIY snack options, this week we will be talking about granola. I’ve shared a recipe for granola before, but it was quite some time ago and that recipe was just for your basic granola clusters. Similar to the ones that you might find in a box ...

Kale chips pack some crunch

It may not be January anymore, but a large percentage of us are still trying to eat healthier, and to be more mindful of the things that make the cut. While on the search to find some healthy snacks to munch on, I stumbled across these. Upon my first glance at the recipe, I had the thought ...

Robert J. Harris: Dedicated to proud past of Dunkirk

There are by now a set number of people who can remember Dunkirk in the 1940s through the ‘70s when radical transformations took place here due to business change, population change and Urban Renewal.   When local people reminisce about Dunkirk’s past, they think fondly of such ...

Local dance teams find success at National Championships

The Collage Performing Arts Center of Fredonia is proud to announce the results of our four competitive dance team’s performance at the 2019 National Dance Team Championships in Orlando, Florida. We are excited to have two National Champion Teams this year. Our Mini Majestic dance team ...

March is month to consider a more nutritional diet

Last month, Minneapolis Star-Tribune journalist Erica Pearson invited readers to join her in a 28-day Sugar-Free Challenge. Nearly 3,000 people took her up on the Challenge via a Facebook group devoted to going sugar-free in February, where they shared successes, barriers, research, recipes, ...

Forget something? Here’s a recipe helper

You’ve probably been there before. You have everything to make chocolate chip cookies, when suddenly you realize that you forgot to buy brown sugar, or maybe there just isn’t enough remaining in the bag that’s in your pantry. Maybe you just want to make some quick stir fry sauce, or a ...

Alfred State College announces their 2018-19 PAL students

ALFRED — Alfred State College is pleased to introduce this year’s class of academically talented student leaders who have been named to the Presidential Aspiring Leaders (PAL) Program for 2018-2019. The Presidential Aspiring Leaders (PAL) Program was created for students who possess a ...

School of Practical Nursing holds 19th Job Corps Graduation

Some students will stay local, many will return to their hometowns, but regardless of their decision the health care industry as a whole will benefit from their newly accrued knowledge. The Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES School of Practical Nursing recently celebrated its 19th Cassadaga ...

Jake Davis named Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Student of the Month

Jake Davis has been selected as Rotary Student of the Month for February. He would like to thank the members of Fredonia Rotary for selecting him for this honor. Jake is the oldest son of Jeffery and Heather Davis. He would like to credit his achievements and the honor to his parents as it is a ...

Instant pot becoming a wonder

Last week, I mentioned that I had recently gotten an Instant pot. There were some mixed feelings, and some anticipation to use that thing right away. Similar to other kitchen items, this was something that would require some testing, and a few trial recipes before figuring it out. We have ...

Dangers lurk outdoors, on your floors

The winter months at the Dunkirk Animal Clinic have brought us many pets that have been eating things they should not be eating. A foreign body is the term for an object that is swallowed by your pet resulting in and requiring some sort of medical or surgical intervention by a veterinarian. ...

Suzy right at home with family

“NO MORE PETS! You are not bringing that kitten into the house! It’s got to go to the shelter!” It was a conversation I had with my young teens one day 14 years ago when they brought home “Suzy”, a rather homely gray and white kitten, who they’d plucked from our busy roadside. I ...

Abandoned dogs fill void

These are the two dogs that I rescued from Lakeshore Humane Society in Dunkirk. I recently lost my dog in October and was missing him dearly. My husband and I decided to go to the Lakeshore Humane Society to visit with the dogs. We did not expect that we would get two dogs but, they were a ...

Dunkirk woman part of trip to Uganda

Several Daemen College students, including a Dunkirk resident, traveled thousands of miles to rural Uganda to partner on a project aimed at supporting the health and well-being of children and young adults in the region as part of a unique international service learning experience offered by ...

Casserole fits a family’s go-to list

One area that I am constantly trying to improve upon is my cooking. With three young kids, I had fallen into a cooking routine that would be better referred to as a “rut.” I made the quick and easy dishes that I knew they liked, rarely trying to introduce them to new types of foods. Our ...

Just between us

... Youngstown State University has recently announced its Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester. To be on the list, a student must have achieved at least a 3.4-grade point average while taking a minimum of 12 credit hours. Local students include: Megan Levan, a Theatre Studies major from ...

Gowanda celebrates National Honor Society inductees

GOWANDA — Ten new members joined the Gowanda Central School District’s chapter of the National Honor Society during an induction ceremony held in Panther pride in the high school auditorium Wednesday, Feb. 13. Family, friends and faculty – along with current NHS members inducted in ...

Ongoing Brocton library effort proves to be eye-opener

BROCTON — Beginning in 2012, the Ahira Hall Memorial Library has sponsored the Literacy in Art, Reading and Culture program, offering the community special arts activities designed to promote literacy in visual art, reading and culture. Since the program was first proposed by Lucy Andrus, ...