Sunday Lifestyles

Frank R. and Ardeene Lisa

The family of Frank R. and Ardeene Lisa held a 73rd anniversary party for the couple on Oct. 27. Friends, family and grandchildren attended. Pictured are front row from the left: Frank R. Lisa and his wife of 73 years, Ardeene Lisa and son, William Lisa. In the back row are son Frank Lisa Jr., ...

Nolan Frank Polichetti

A son, Nolan Frank Polichetti, was born at 3:28 p.m. Columbus Day, Oct. 8, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Warren, Ohio, to Michael and Roxanne (Herrington) Polichetti of Cortland, Ohio, formerly of Dunkirk. Weighing 7 lbs. 8 oz. and 20 in. long, he is the grandson of Mary Ann (Kolassa) ...

Educator Spotlight

The Kindergarten team is well-known throughout the Fredonia community for their wonderfully kind, nurturing classrooms and the amazing relationships they build with their students. At the head of this wonderful team, is their co-instructional leader, Ms. Linda Kaminski. As you enter the ...

P-TECH students volunteer at Humane Society

National Honor Society students from WNY P-TECH STEM College & Career Academy recently began community service at the Chautauqua County Humane Society on Strunk Road in Jamestown. After a brief orientation, students performed a variety of services, including the making of dog treats. During ...

Fredonia student wins Best Undergraduate Paper honor at NYSSA annual conference

Mikayla Fuller, a senior Sociology major at the State University of New York at Fredonia, had her research work, “How Latinos Experience Racism in Western New York,” chosen as the Best Undergraduate Paper at the 2018 conference of the New York State Sociological Association. The objective ...

Westfield High School to present annual dinner theatre Nov. 9-10

WESTFIELD — Westfield High School will be presenting its annual dinner theatre on Nov. 9 and 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Westfield district auditorium. They will be performing a new musical written by Charles Dickens and WACS music teacher Kent Knappenberger entitled “The Adventures of ...

Hillman Opera to present acclaimed ‘Don Giovanni’

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” one of the most widely produced operas, will be presented by the Hillman Memorial Music Association, in collaboration with the State University of New York at Fredonia’s School of Music and Department of Theatre and Dance, at the Robert W. ...

Gowanda shines spotlight on school board members

GOWANDA — The New York State School Boards Association recognizes October 22-26, 2018, as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members. The Gowanda Central School District joins all public school ...

Newell to receive Jessie Hillman Award for Excellence

State University of New York at Fredonia alumna and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Julie L. Newell of the School of Music has been selected to receive the Jessie Hillman Award for Excellence. “Her dedication to the teaching profession, including 29 years at Fredonia in the Voice ...

Karen Begier receives the Poummit Secretarial Award

Karen Begier, who has been instrumental in the growth of the division of Advancement, Engagement and Economic Development since its inception five years ago at the State University of New York at Fredonia, has received the Poummit Secretarial Award. Named in honor of Janet Marks, a former ...

Dunkirk Elks Lodge #922 holds appreciation dinner

The Dunkirk Elks Lodge #922 gathered with families and friends on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the lodge for an Appreciation Dinner. The Exalted Ruler, Myra Thomas, welcomed attendees by stating, “The officers and members would like to show our gratitude and appreciation to those who have kept ...

Area artists donate work to support Fredonia study abroad mission to Honduras

A raffle, featuring items by well-known Fredonia area artists, will be held to raise money to support a State University of New York at Fredonia student study abroad mission to Honduras. Students enrolled in the 2019 J-term course, Honduras Health Care, taught by Dr. Ted Lee of the Department ...

‘Johnny Gruesome’ available on Video on Demand

BUFFALO — The horror film “Johnny Gruesome,” filmed in and around Buffalo two years ago, is now available on Video-on-Demand platforms such as iTunes and Amazon Prime. Written and directed by Fredonia native Gregory Lamberson, the film stars Anthony De La Torre (Young Jack Sparrow in ...

Area students named to cast and crew for ‘Mayo’ at SUNY Potsdam

POTSDAM — SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music is preparing to host the world premiere of a groundbreaking new opera, “Mayo,” by acclaimed composer Tom Cipullo. The Crane Opera Ensemble and Orchestra will unveil its full production of the Pellicciotti Prize-winning work in a series of ...

Forestville Central takes second in Great Pumpkin Farm Trebuchet contest

Mr. Wisniewski’s and Mr. Dempsey’s technology and engineering students took second place in The Great Pumpkin Farm Trebuchet contest. The students (Macadam Gadewoltz, Zachery Roland, Travis Drozdziel, Phoenix Ferneza, Jordan Fores, Orlando Soto, Hunter Bailey, Carson Becker, Mike ...

Hanover Democratic Party honors Diane Hall

On Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Colony Restaurant, Diane Hall received an award for her 14 years of dedicated service to the Democratic Party in the Town of Hanover. Diane is planning on enjoying her retirement but still staying active in the Democratic Party.

Local fire departments emphasize fire safety

What happens if there’s a fire? Do you know what to do? These and many other questions were answered by local fire department volunteers as part of the community education endeavor during National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7-13). Fire safety doesn’t have to be a scary topic for ...

Pumpkin bars are perfect treat

A couple of years ago now, a good friend made these for her mom’s birthday. I’m not sure exactly how I ended up getting to eat them too, but boy am I glad I did. These are right up there on my, “Favorite Desserts of All Time” list. All thanks to Pinterest. Also, I don’t actually ...

Chautauqua Lake sixth graders tour Hewes Educational Center

ASHVILLE — A little metal, a little mousse and a whole lot of chocolate were just some of the “meals” served up during the first-ever Hewes Educational Center Taste of Tech. More than 50 Chautauqua Lake sixth-graders recently spent the morning at the center, touring the classrooms, ...