Sunday Lifestyles

Gowanda announces Class of 2019 Valedictorian, Salutatorian

The Gowanda Central School District has announced its top two members of the Class of 2019. Valedictorian Samantha Kinnaird is ranked No. 1 in the Class of 2019 at Gowanda High School. Throughout her high school career, she was in the National Honor Society and was an AP Art student. She ...

Gowanda Elementary names top first-graders for May

To promote a positive school community, Gowanda Elementary School emphasizes core values each month. The following first-graders “got caught” displaying these traits during the month of May 2019. Mrs. Julie Gellerson’s first-grade class Scarlett John got caught showing Determination ...

School 3 assembly promotes creativity, science

Earlier this month, Dr. Mike Jabot from the State University of New York at Fredonia and Amanda Kulig, Dunkirk City Schools district elementary STEM coach, hosted at School 3 the first STEM-tastic Afternoon. From 12:30 until the end of the day, all grade levels K-5 participated in STEM ...

Brothers bike for four months across U.S.

WESTFIELD — Jonathan Herr of Buffalo and Judah Herr of Westfield are two brothers who are 10 years apart in age and had a common vision to bicycle across the U.S. to the West Coast and back. Their journey of 7,713 miles lasted four months and one week, from June 1 to Oct. 6, 2018. During the ...

Salad options perfect for home, on go

Summer is here, friends. The calendar officially says that it’s summertime, and the kids finished filtering out of schools. Along with the seasons changing, comes a slightly different menu. A menu consisting of lighter fare, and for this family, things that can be taken on the go. Things ...

‘Cool, kind’ benches bring upbeat messages

Last month, Partners in Kind celebrated “It’s Cool to Be Kind Day” by installing 10 colorfully painted wooden benches throughout communities in Chautauqua County. “It’s Cool to Be Kind Day” is a yearly event Partners In Kind celebrates in order to encourage and celebrate kindness ...

Summer concert slate set for Cassadaga

CASSADAGA — The village and the Citizens for a Better Cassadaga proudly announce the “Cassadaga Lakes Summer Concert Series.” Since its inception three years ago, the concert series has grown, the audience has grown, and enthusiasm has skyrocketed. All the concerts — except for one ...

Scoring brownie points with dad on his day

Father’s Day is here, and whether you’re celebrating at some time this week, or in just a couple of hours, then here’s an idea for you. Many people say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and while I can’t speak for every man on this planet, I can say that every ...

Fredonia students selected for CCMTA All-County Honor Ensembles

Fifty Six Fredonia Middle and High School student musicians were selected to participate in the Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association All-County Senior Band, Junior Band, Senior Chorus, Junior Chorus and Elementary Chorus at the CCMTA Spring Festival on June 1. Students were selected ...

JCC announce SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

Jamestown Community College students Kendyl Austin of Lakewood and JoElla Lane of Dunkirk were among 210 State University of New York students honored recently with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence for their academic achievement, leadership, and community service. “This ...

Fredonia student places second in money skills competition

BUFFALO — Trevor Kedge, a student at Hamburg High School, bested a record number of participants to win this year’s MoneySKILL Mania financial literacy competition, sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Management and M&T Bank in high schools across Western New York. More ...

Miss Burnett helps make Fredonia great

One of the departments at Fredonia Central School District that has expanded and grown over the last ten years is the English as a New Language Department (otherwise known as ENL). A major reason for the development and outreach of this department is Miss Bonnie Burnett. Miss Burnett can often ...

Cassadaga Valley inducts Tri-M Music Honor Society

The Cassadaga Valley chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society inducted new members, recognized continuing members, and awarded honor cords to graduating seniors at the 2nd Annual Tri-M Pride of the Valley Showcase on June 5. Pictured from left to right is chapter advisor and HS Band Director ...

JCC holds a signing day for recipients of Workforce Readiness Scholarship

Jamestown Community College held a signing day for the first recipients of the Workforce Readiness Scholarship at the Jamestown Campus. The students, who will graduate from high school this month, signed a letter of intent to enroll in Manufacturing Technology Institute programs at JCC, ...

D-F Rotary names Student of the Month for May

Hannah Ellman of Dunkirk High School was named Student of the Month for May by the Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club. The senior was a member of the state champion Dunkirk High School bowling team and is the vice president of the National Honor Society. She plans to attend Jamestown Community ...

4-H youth speak up at public presentation day

CASSADAGA — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program recently held a Public Presentation contest at Cassadaga Valley Middle School on March 9, 2019. Over 50 youth ages 5-18 stepped up to the challenge and gave presentations on topics ranging from ...

2019 AAUW Scholarship Award recipients announced

The Jamestown branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) has given over 490,000 dollars in scholarship money to over 500 area women pursuing their degree in higher education. The money for our local scholarship program is raised through the hard work of many AAUW members that ...

Just between us

... Emily Archer, daughter of Kathy and David Archer of Westfield, has earned a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Penn State University, Behrend ... ... Ally Sell, daughter of Jim and Sherry Sell of Mattawan, Michigan, granddaughter of Mary Ann Sell and the late ...