Sunday Lifestyles

Just between us

... On the evening of Thursday, November 29, 2018, Ayda Joann Golem was born to her parents Evan and Eric Golem in their Dunkirk home. The birth was attended by homebirth midwife Jennifer Bozza — CNM of Caring for Women Midwifery and her apprentice, Rachel. Ayda came two weeks past her “due ...

Cookies offer a taste of Christmas

We’re just going to keep on going with our cookie theme for this Christmas season. Last week I shared one of the newer classics, and this week we have one that has been around for a bit longer. Neither is better than the other, except for when it comes down to personal preference. Everyone ...

Assist our area shelters with time, donations

“For it is in giving that we receive.” — Francis of Assisi “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” — Proverbs 11:25 The Christmas season has ...

Cookies have flair for holidays

‘Tis the season for baking cookies. Cookies for cookie exchanges, Christmas productions, parties, friends, family and neighbors. There’s a reason that the local grocery stores start featuring flour, sugar and sprinkles this time of year. There’s just something about baking when it’s ...

SHOP  LOCAL For History

Are you looking for a unique gift for the holiday season? The Dunkirk Historical Museum is offering special items for sale especially designed for those interested in local history. These items would make an interesting addition to the wall of your home or for an office. The first item is a ...

Four generations of Fellinger’s

Phyllis Fellinger of Dunkirk, center, is pictured with her daughter (right), Sandy Samuelson, her granddaughter (left) Teresa Diaz and her five-month old great-granddaughter Aurora Diaz.

Dunkirk/Fredonia Rotary announces Student of the Month for November

Maggie Mignoli is a senior at Fredonia High School. She lives with her parents, Steve and Kelly Mignoli, and her two siblings, Steven and Isabella Mignoli. Maggie has attended Fredonia her entire academic career, beginning in preschool up through her senior year. In her time at the high ...

Westfield Students of the Month

Westfield High School announced their November students of the month. Pictured from left to right, Senior of the Month Garrett Zimmer, 11th grader Dhananjay Patel, 10th grader Darren Morse, 9th grader Lena Zimmer. Requirements are as follows: 1. Follows Westfield’s Rules of respect for staff ...

Silver Creek Bus Riders of the Month

Silver Creek Elementary School lauded its November 2018 Bus Riders of the Month winners. These Black Knights were selected by their appreciative bus drivers because they are dependable, trustworthy and caring. Their bus environments are improved because they are on it! These bus riders received ...

Silver Creek lauds NHS inductees

SILVER CREEK – Seventeen top juniors and seniors at Silver Creek High School were inducted into the district’s National Honor Society chapter during an evening ceremony held on Nov. 29 in the auditorium. These outstanding Black Knights have not only high grade point averages, but also ...

Gowanda Elementary releases honor rolls for the first quarter

GOWANDA — Gowanda Elementary School has released its High Honor, Honor and Merit rolls for the first-quarter marking period of the 2018-2019 academic year. Congratulations to all the students who ranked. HIGH HONOR ROLL (95-100 average) Isabella Degolier and Cree Vogtli. HONOR ROLL ...

Dunkirk School 7 Students of the Month

Pictured are the Dunkirk School 7 students of the month. They are, from left, first row: Ondreyin Robinson, DaniRae Odebralski, Luke Dobek, Diego Paz Hernandez, Matthew Alvalle, Kayla Vazquez. Second row: Riley Hayes, Rocco Muscarella, Jordan Roberto, Allyianna Taft, Alivia Damon, Brandon ...

Dunkirk Middle School announces their Students of the Month

Pictured from left to right, starting in the back row: Ms. Farwell, Neveah Carter and Mr. Peters. In the 3rd row: Tadyn Drewniak, Johnathan Rivera, Briana Casey, Riley Smith Mallon, Andrea Negron Figureoa. In the 2nd row: Rylin Pencek, Emma Alstrom, Stacey Tireado, Matthew Helwig, ...

Dunkirk School 5 names Students of the Month

Recently several students at Dunkirk Elementary School 5 were honored with Student of the Month certificates. Mr. David Boyda, building principal, presented these certificates to the students. Also, Jaevion Buchanan was recognized as the overall Student of the Month. He was honored at a recent ...

Angela Pucciarelli and Kyle Rice

Angela Pucciarelli and Kyle Rice, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride to be is the daughter of Joe and Donna Pucciarelli of Fredonia and the granddaughter of Gioconda and the late Fortunato Pucciarelli and Don and Arlene Williams of Dunkirk. She is a ...

Professor Ron Sievert and Marcia (Gibbs) Sievert

Professor Ron Sievert and Marcia (Gibbs) Sievert are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They were married November 23rd, 1968 at St. Mary’s Church in Dunkirk, NY. Marcia, a graduate of SUNY at Brockport, worked at the University of Texas, the Texas Department of Health and Human ...

Rockefeller Christmas concert to get the big band treatment

Rockefeller Arts Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia continues its holiday pops tradition with “The 2018 Big Band Christmas Spectacular” on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in King Concert Hall. This is the third edition of the popular big band holiday showcase, ...

Forestville Elementary Students of the Month

They were selected by their teachers because they are positive role models for their peers in the classroom, follow school rules, are polite and friendly, and are hard workers that never give up — even when the work is difficult.

Chautauqua Lake Students attend Boys’, Girls’ State

After attending Boys’ and Girls’ State leadership programs over the summer, five seniors returned to school with new leadership skills. Alex Gleason and Kyler Majka attended the 82nd annual Boys’ State at Morrisville State College in Morrisville, New York. Olivia Anderson, Shannon McKee ...

Caramel is a hot choice for toppings

It’s caramel week here at the great Wise bake off. Just kidding. There’s no bake off here, just one baker who has really been enjoying the Great British Bake-Off. Anyone else out there who can relate? It’s a beautiful culmination of some of my very favorite areas of interest; baking, ...