Sunday Lifestyles

United Way announces change in leadership

The United Way of Northern Chautauqua County recently underwent a change in leadership. Adam Dolce, a lifelong resident of the area, has been selected as the successor to long time Executive Director Deborah Tederous. In his new capacity Dolce will be responsible for day to day ...

Freedonia Marxonia committee seeks artwork for SUNY fest

Looking ahead to the annual Freedonia Marxonia festival to be held in the fall at The State University of New York at Fredonia, community members and students are invited to participate in the Freedonia Marxonia art contest. The art contest is intended as a fun activity to acknowledge the ...

A focus on Flag Day during assembly at elementary school in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK – There was a ceremonial display of the flag, music, an art-based donation to the troops, a proclamation to the district, heartfelt words and numerous awards packed in to the annual Flag Day observance at Silver Creek Elementary School Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the ...

Washington descendants gather for 101st annual reunion

Descendants from the Washington family of Dunkirk gathered together for their 101st annual family reunion at the Lake Erie State Park. Shane Washington of Washington, D.C. served as the president of the event and welcomed all. A special thanks was extended to all who helped to organize the ...

South Dayton teen advocates for Tourette awareness

The Tourette Association of America announced this year’s Youth Ambassador Program inductees — a group of teens that have been selected to participate in the Association’s Ambassador training program in San Antonio, Texas, this weekend. These teens, both with and without Tourette ...

A family embarked on a journey away from their homeland of Ireland in 1922

“Aon Sceal?” — Got a story to tell? Most Irish people love to tell stories, and I bet the O’Mahony clan is no different. Arriving in the United States The first of the O’Mahony family to arrive was Bridget Mahony arriving aboard the SS Baltic into the Port of NY. She sailed from ...

Brown wins Post 59 scholarship

Fredonia Memorial American Legion Post #59 and its Auxiliary are proud to announce that Ian Brown from Fredonia High School is the recipient of the annual scholarship that Post 59 presents. Congratulations from all of the members and hopes are offered that all of Ian’s plans for the future ...

WM Rotary gives scholarships

During the month of June, the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville proudly presented eight local high school graduating seniors each with $300 scholarship awards for a total of $2,400. The two recipients from each of the four schools were selected by school district officials. Throughout their ...

U.S. Army retirement held for Dunkirk local

A U.S. Army Retirement Ceremony was held for Sergeant First Class Edwin Ruiz on July 2 at Fort Buchanan Chapel in Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. Following welcoming remarks and the National Anthems, the Invocation was offered. Remarks were shared by Maj. Wanda I. Acevedo, U.S. Army Garrison ...

Fredonia’s connection to work, school

During the second semester of this school year, Fredonia High School had 17 students involved in the internship program giving them a small taste of what a future career may look like. Juniors and seniors can participate in this program and receive a half-credit upon successful completion. ...

CCAEOP holds spring dinner to award students

The Annual Spring Bosses’ Night and Dinner Meeting of the Chautauqua County Association of Educational Office Professionals (CCAEOP) was held on May 10 at the Cassadaga Legion in Cassadaga, hosted by members from the Cassadaga Valley Central School. Approximately 65 members, bosses, ...

Dunkirk Democratic Committee awards scholarship to local student

The Dunkirk Democratic Committee announced that it awarded Leyxsli Bautista a $350 scholarship from the Dunkirk Democratic Committee scholarship fund. Bob Bankoski, the driving force behind the Scholarship Fund, met with and presented to Leyxsli, at the Dunkirk High School Tuesday, June 12, ...

Tranum named 2018 Friend of Education

Todd Tranum, executive director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier and President/CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, is the recipient of this year’s Chautauqua County School Boards Association Friend of Education Award. He received this award at CCSBA’s ...

Dunkirk robotics team wins first place

BUFFALO — The Dunkirk Robotics team placed first place with McQuaid Jesuit in the InfoTech WNY event at Buffalo's Riverworks. The team, officially named FTC 13945 Marauder Robotics, competed in early May and participated in the off-season scrimmage. The event paired teams together and ...

Getting FRESH: Locally grown foods in abundance at markets, stands

One of the best things you can do to make sure you live a longer, healthier life is to feed yourself well. A less well-known fact is that being engaged in your community also leads to longer, healthier lives. We are fortunate to have more local farms in Chautauqua County than anywhere else ...

UPMC Chautauqua WCA holds School of Radiology graduation

JAMESTOWN — Five students of the UPMC Chautauqua WCA School of Radiology celebrated with family and friends during the 49th commencement exercises held on June 8. Anna Dibble, board of directors, UPMC Chautauqua WCA; and Amanda Bender, MS RT(R), lead clinical instructor presented ...

Patterson Library in Westfield preparing summer events

WESTFIELD — The Patterson Library is preparing for several events over the course of the next few weeks, including two book sales, its summer reading program and programs for adults. On Monday, July 2, the library will host a Flash Book Sale, which will operate during library hours. Prices ...

Exhibit opening at the Leon Historical Society Museum

LEON — In 1818 Leon’s first settler, James Franklin came to Leon. To commemorate this bicentennial event, the Leon Historical Society Museum, located on Route 62 in Leon, opened a new exhibit entitled “Pioneer Life.” The exhibit’s theme is the journey and homestead life of pioneers ...