Sunday Lifestyles

Laura Poweski and Michael Blakely

Laura Poweski and Michael Blakely of Erie, Pennsylvania, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Thomas and Kim Poweski of Fredonia. She is a 2010 graduate of Fredonia High School and a 2014 graduate of Mercyhurst University. She is employed ...

Opera House to screen ‘The Polar Express’ for free

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House and Festivals Fredonia will present the animated feature film “The Polar Express” on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Beaver Club as part of the Miracle on Main Street celebration in Fredonia, admission to the film is free. In “The Polar ...

WORLD  BEATERS

At the 66th Annual Gannon University Model United Nations Conference in Erie, Pa., Fredonia High School represented two countries – India and Kuwait. This conference is one of the longest running and most prestigious Model United Nations in the country. Schools attend from New York, Ohio, and ...

Turkey, bacon combination had no sizzle

Every year, families across the country get together and prepare a large meal to share. This often includes a turkey on the dinner menu. I can’t speak for every family, but many families, ours included, have designated dishes for each person to bring. Each person has something to bring to ...

Fredonia’s Deemer receives ASCAP Foundation award

The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Poets (ASCAP) has awarded the Deems Taylor/Virgil Thompson Media/Internet Award to Rob Deemer, director and founder of the Composer Diversity Project. Dr. Deemer, a faculty member in the State University of New York at Fredonia’s School of ...

Lake Shore Freshman Academy announces their Stunning Students for October

Angola – The Freshman Academy is proud to announce its Stunning Students for the month of October. These students were selected by their Academy teachers for displaying the six “Cs” of the Academy: compassion, character, consistency, cooperation, critical thinking, and ...

Brocton Elementary names Students of the Month

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, Brocton Elementary School celebrated its character education assembly. Eleven students were chosen as Student of the Month representing grades K-5. These students demonstrated the character trait of Respect on a daily basis. The following students were chosen as Students ...

Fredonia music students are selected to NYSSMA Honor Groups

Thirteen Fredonia Middle and High School student musicians were selected for New York State School Music Association Area All-State Ensembles this Fall. These groups draw their members from the best student musicians in Chautauqua, Erie, Cattaraugus, and Niagara Counties as determined through ...

Just between us

... Buffalo State welcomes the Class of 2022 to campus. The new Bengals started class on Aug. 27. Students from this area include Brooke Blakely of Forestville, Katie Igielinski of Perrysburg, Abigail Phillips of Gowanda and Leann Sodaro of Perrysburg ... ...The Cassadaga Legion and Auxiliary ...

CASAC teaches Brocton students about good vs. risky behaviors

CASAC is currently presenting its “Too Good for Drugs” program to Brocton Elementary School’s 5th grade students. This is an evidence-based alcohol and other drug prevention program presented for 40 minutes for 10 weeks. Lessons focus on healthy life habits that are correlated with ...

NY Army National Guard announces soldier reenlistments and promotions

LATHAM — Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General, announces the recent reenlistment of members of the State National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard. Staff Sergeant Brian Lucas from ...

Scholarship recipients announced at State University of New York at Fredonia

The State University of New York at Fredonia recently announced scholarship recipients for the 2018-19 academic year. Scholarships are made possible by private donors and foundations, most of whom made gifts to the Fredonia College Foundation. Among the new scholarship recipients are the ...

JBC announces President’s and Dean’s list for fall term

Jamestown Business College has announced the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the Fall 2018 term. To qualify for the President’s List a student must earn a 3.90-4.0 grade point average for a term. To qualify for the Dean’s List a student must earn a 3.60-3.89 grade point average for ...

Dunkirk Police resumes ‘take a student to breakfast’ program

City Of Dunkirk Police Chief, David Ortolano, is happy to announce that the Police Department's "take a student to breakfast" program has begun early for this school year. Due to the excitement and outstanding response from the last school year, the Police Department decided to start this fall ...

A vet’s prayer of thanks

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for all that we have been blessed with! I am thankful every day that I have been placed in the position I am in. To help God’s creatures is a blessing beyond what words can describe. To be able to have thousands of patients that I treat as if they were my ...

YOU’LL FLIP FOR THIS

If you know any kids, or if you like food, you probably know someone who likes pancakes. I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who openly stated a dislike for this food. It’s one of those kid options that’s akin to macaroni and cheese. They might not like a bunch of other things, but ...

Gowanda Elementary lauds top students for October

GOWANDA – Students at Gowanda Elementary School focused on the core values of Responsibility, Self-Control, Respect and Caring and Kindness during October 2018 and several are being lauded as Students of the Month after being caught demonstrating these traits. Several first-graders in Mrs. ...

Dunkirk Elementary School 5 names their Students of the Month

Students at Dunkirk Elementary School 5 started their day with a morning assembly talking about their character trait for the month of October. Mr. David Boyda, principal, explained to the students what being a professional at school includes. Students of the month for September were honored ...

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Howard

Denise D. Lilley and Tracy J. Howard were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2018, at Tri County Country Club in Forestville. The ceremony was officiated by Jill Anderson. The bride is the daughter of Sandra Lilley of Fredonia and Richard and Susan Lilley of Silver Creek. The groom is ...

Just between us

... A daughter, Margo Evelyn, was born Sept. 21, 2018, to Brian and Kristen (Zielinski) Watson at Ellis Women’s Hospital in Schenectady, New York. The Watson family lives in Scotia, New York. Proud grandparents are Thomas and Barbara Zielinski of Dunkirk and Ed and Sylvia Watson of Saratoga ...