Sunday Lifestyles

More teens turning to discreet, dangerous form of vaping

Traditional vaping is old news — at least among high school students. The new best thing is called “Juul” and it is dramatically increasing in popularity among high school students. The JUUL device, with a sleek design that resembles a flash drive, is a special hit with teens. Because ...

Artist’s book, exhibits focus on Extinct Birds Project

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI) presents a new exhibition by artist Alberto Rey this fall. The Extinct Birds Project will be featured at RTPI from Aug. 17 to Dec. 14 and will include 18 original works by the artist. The project also includes a new book by Rey, ...

Pagano family celebrates 64 years at reunion

The Pagano Family celebrated 64 years at Willow Creek among the grape vineyards where some of them were born years ago. The event was started with a welcome speech by Masters of Ceremony, Michael T. Pagano and Joseph Bowers A short business meeting was held after dinner. A moment of ...

21 guests attend 48th annual Nashville reunion

NASHVILLE — On a lovely summer day, 21 guests recently celebrated the 48th annual Nashville, NY reunion. Pastor Fred and Joanne Holdridge warmly welcomed everyone to their Route 39 home in Nashville. Nashville residents and former residents attended from all around Western New York. ...

Committee helps restore historic, important monument in Fredonia

Cemeteries contain all types of history. While my wife Karen and I were meandering through Forest Hill Cemetery, we were looking at the gravestones of some of the original settlers of Fredonia, especially the supporters of the Fredonia Fire Department, John S. Lambert, Milton M. Fenner and ...

Tempe group making stop this week in Silver Creek

As a prelude to the Aug. 5 Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions competition taking place at New Era Field in Orchard Park, The Academy Drum & Bugle Corps from Tempe, Ariz., will be making a tour stop in Silver Creek on Tuesday and Wednesday. Arriving in preparation for a competition ...

Seven inducted into Pine Valley School District Wall of Fame

On Sunday, June 24, 2018, the seventh Pine Valley Central School District Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held at the Pine Valley Central Jr./Sr. High School Library at 11 a.m. This year’s inductees were Michelle (Colvin) Foster (Class of 1982), Roy Luksch (Class of 1968), Donald ...

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 Marx ...

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. ...