Sunday Lifestyles

Ellery Center History Told

SINCLAIRVILLE – The Valley Historical Society of Sinclairville met for their monthly meeting at the Sinclairville Library for a special history on Ellery Center. Gretchen E. Palmieri, assisted by Suzanne R. Bentley, presented the history dating back to 1815, when the house at the corner was ...

WORTH THE SHOT

The push is on early this year for Americans to get their annual flu shot. It’s an important topic, but what does the flu vaccine have to do with CHQ250’s mission of improving heart health? There are plenty of misconceptions out there about the flu shot. The reality is this: over 80,000 ...

Apple crisp is perfect dessert for the fall

If you happened to catch last week’s article, we were talking about warm and cozy recipes — which is especially appropriate during this cold and drizzly weather that we have been having. It’s time for fall flavors, which means chili, apple crisp, pumpkin bread, hot cocoa, cider and the ...

Library receives Fantasy Table

BROCTON — Ahira Memorial Library, a town of Portland library located in Brocton, recently received generous donations from two different patrons. Thank you to John Hanmann of Westfield for donating a much-needed picnic table. Thank you to artist Mackenzie R. Sheldon of Fredonia for giving her ...

Riding in Cassadaga parade

CASSADAGA – During the annual Cassadaga Labor Day weekend parade, village historian John Sipos rode his bright green scooter, and handed out candy to parade spectators. Sipos said it is “one foot power and going downhill is a lot easier.” Sipos has been a part of the parades since ...

Infinity celebrates National Gymnastics Day

Infinity Gymnastics celebrated National Gymnastics Day on Sept. 15, by inviting the community to join in the fun. Owner Taryn Austin offered open gym for all ages with many of her coaches available to assist participants. There was also face painting, tie dying, and lots of fun! National ...

Smith collects third award for artist documentary

State University of New York at Fredonia Department of Communication Assistant Professor Roslin Smith will receive the Award of Creative Excellence, a highly competitive honor bestowed by the Broadcast Education Association, for “Moods, Mountains and Masterpieces. A Portrait of an Artist: ...

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Halas, Jr.

Ashley M. Waters & Robert J. Halas, Jr. said “I do!” on August 25, 2018 at Rotunda Grapevine Railroad Farm in Fredonia. The bride is the daughter of Donald Waters of West Seneca and Dawn Pawlak of Dunkirk. She is the granddaughter of Bruno and Loretta DelSorbo of Irving and Ed and ...

Mr. and Mrs. Shawn P. Pfleuger

Sarah A. Skubis and Shawn P. Pfleuger were united in marriage at an outdoor, double-ring ceremony in the Gazebo at St. Columban’s on the Lake in Sheridan, New York at 2 p.m. on Aug. 18, 2018. Officiant was Lillian Williams, aunt of the groom. A reception followed at the Moose Lodge in ...

Dunkirk native’s culinary training journey leads to Animal Kingdom at Disney

When Brenda Smith heard her daughter was using a chainsaw in school she couldn’t believe her ears. “I’m like, oh my God, Carrie, they gave you a chainsaw!?” Mrs. Smith said. “I still have pictures of her carving ice. I was pretty impressed.” It’s a good thing Brenda trusted ...

Quick cookies a perfect treat

Every-one needs at least one of those quick-to-make cookies that don’t require elusive ingredients. Something that can be made when you have just found out that you have unexpected company on the way and would like to have something special for them. Something that is also perfect for ...

98th Whipple Reunion held

Descendants of the Emmett R.Whipple family met on Sunday, Aug. 19 to celebrate 98 years. The gathering took place under mostly cloudy but warm weather at Midway State Park, Bemus Point. Corey and Kali Stearns, hosts, welcomed 71 family members and guests. A blessing was given and a moment ...

Fredonia recognizes employees for outstanding service

The 2018 Outstanding Administrative Service Awards have been presented to five State University of New York at Fredonia employees, whose collective service spans more than 60 years and all major departments within the Finance and Administration division. The awards highlight exemplary service ...

Lakeview Shock Incarceration Facility partners with Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club

The Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility Vocational Building Maintenance Class built 15 eyeglasses donation boxes for the Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club, and the Vocational Painting and Decorating Class painted the boxes. The donation boxes can be found at the office of Attorney ...

4-H Dog Project announces end of year awards, welcomes new members

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Dog project finished up the 4-H year at the Chautauqua County Fair with a fun show and award ceremony. Youth competed in six shows at 4-H Acres in Stockton, NY. Placings are as follows: Obedience Beginner Novice A: 1) ...

Collins Public Library announces October programs

COLLINS — The Collins Public Library, located at 2341 Main St., Collins has announced its October schedule. When reservations are required, stop by or call 532-5129. Programs are as follows: Lap Sit with Miss Abbie: Mondays: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10:30 a.m. Come to this fun program ...

Students perform in annual talent show

The smiles were as bright as the sun as E2CCB LoGuidice Educational Center E Building Summer School Program held its talent showcase. The annual event on the Erie-2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES campus was held in the newly constructed outdoor pavilion. Completed earlier this year in tandem ...

Students to perform in Philadelphia parade

Local dancers Taylor Thompson and Ella Duliba, of The Collage Performing Arts Center in Fredonia, have been selected along with more than 500 junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S. to perform in the 99th Annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the oldest ...

Bringing back THE FLOW

Within 47 acres of the Greystone Bat Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary lies a countryside of beautiful woods, deep ravines and many small creeks. All of the creeks in this area flow into the Brocton reservoir and eventually drain into Lake Erie. The water is pure and uncontaminated. Thus it ...

Column brings new menu of options

Hello! Although some of you may have caught this column in the past, we have found a new newspaper home! Please allow to me introduce myself and what this weekly column will be featuring. For the past five years, we have been featured in the Chautauqua Star, which has now changed its ...