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Joseph and Sallie Muscato

Joseph and Sallie (Densmore) Muscato of Dunkirk celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday. They were wed on Oct. 21, 1961, at St. Mary’s (Elizabeth Ann Seton) Church in Dunkirk. They had their reception at the bride’s home in Brocton. They were blessed with two daughters, ...

Joan and Harry Suski

An iconic Silver Creek couple celebrated 70 years of wedded bliss. Married Oct. 20, 1951 at our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Joan and Harry Suski chose to settle in Silver Creek to raise their thee daughters among family and friends. They continue to be active participants in their community, ...

Harold and Lois (Ognibene) Smith

Harold and Lois (Ognibene) Smith were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 14. They were married at St. Anthony’s Church on Cushing Street in Fredonia. They had their reception at the Elks Club in Dunkirk. Harold is a retired mathematics and physics teacher with 34 ...

John and Darlene Fedyszyn

John and Darlene (Wolfe) Fedyszyn of The Villages, Fla., formerly of Fredonia, were recently honored at a dinner party in Van Buren Bay celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. The couple was married at St. Mary’s Church in Dunkirk on August 6, 1971. The celebration continued in Lake ...

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New location for chicken barbecue

A chicken barbecue to benefit Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care will take place Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3780 Eagle St., Fredonia, the corner of Eagle Street and Route 60. This location is a change from what was previously announced. The chicken barbecue is sponsored by ...

Coming Up …

TODAY Peaceful Soul Farmers’ Market The Peaceful Soul Farmers’ Market is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 11359 Southwestern Blvd., Irving. It features a variety of vendors. Ahira Hall Memorial Library autumn book sale The library, 37 W. Main St., Brocton, offers books for sale: ...

Community notebook

Library planning musical jam SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Free Library invites the public to participate in a musical jam session led by Bill Frost on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. Bring your voices and/or instruments and come together to make music in our community. Audience members ...

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Westfield Fund acknowledges donations, grants

During a recent meeting, members of The Westfield Fund approved two grants and recognized a generous donation. Centaur Stride Therapeutic Riding Center was approved for a grant for trail maintenance and development. Lake Shore Center For the Arts will receive a grant for website development. ...

Joseph and Sallie Muscato

Joseph and Sallie (Densmore) Muscato of Dunkirk celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday. They were wed on Oct. 21, 1961, at St. Mary’s (Elizabeth Ann Seton) Church in Dunkirk. They had their reception at the bride’s home in Brocton. They were blessed with two daughters, ...

Rotary Club cleans up highway

Members of the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club recently conducted the club’s Fall Highway Cleanup along Route 394. Pictured are Steve Stratton and Patty Benton. Not pictured is Mike Harrington.

Unit 1280 Auxiliary holds first 2021-22 meeting

CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary Unit 1280 held their first meeting of the 2021-2022 year at the Legion Post, Sept. 14 with nine senior members attending; four officers were present. Guidelines were followed according to protocol. President Vicki Yonkers opened the meeting in ...

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DMS announces honor, merit rolls

HONOR ROLL Sixth grade: Celeste Batista, Noah Brandt, Michael Brzozowski, Jiana Cave, Aries Cheverez, Grace Cicelske, Zaira Cooper, Suhliana Costa, Carmelo Davis, Anahi DeJesus, Brady Dobek, Lucas Felt, Anderson Francisco Felipe, Brayden Jaquith, Liana Jimenez, Selena Johnson, Sean Kelly, ...

WACS middle school honor roll announced

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Academy and Central Schools have announced the middle school honor rolls. MERIT ROLL: Students earning an average of 85.00-89.499% are awarded recognition by having their names placed on the Merit Roll. The following middle school students make up the Merit Roll ...

Fredonia Middle School honors announced

Fredonia Middle School officials have released the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2020-21 school year. They are: Fifth Grade: Mikayla Ambrose, Delaney Artrip, Hayden Babar, Alexia Baez, Gracey Brundage, Alessandra Bugaj, Annabelle Caraballo, Jethduan Cordova-Olmo, McKenna Crawford, ...

Just between us …

Taylor Smith of Gowanda graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in chemical engineering. ... Rochester Institute of Technology announced its spring 2021 Dean’s List. Included were: Benjamin Kyte of Fredonia, who is in the business administration-management program. Jared ...

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Connor Brooks Kies

Philip and Shelby Kies welcomed an infant son, Connor Brooks Kies, on Dec. 14, 2020, at Magee Womens UPMC Hamot, in Erie, Pa. Grandparents are Tore and Beverly Arvidson of Bemus Point, Monika (Howard) Miller-Kies of Groveland, Fl, and John (Ahmed) Kies of Erie, Pa.

Zander Ives Golem

Zander Ives Golem was born in his Dunkirk home at home on November 14, 2020. Zander was born into his mother Evan Golem’s arms, while being supported by her husband Eric Golem and her mother, Lynn Hoth. Zander weighed 8lbs 13oz and was 21.5 inches long. The home birth was attended by Jennifer ...

Rowan Jay-Scott Stoll

A son, Rowan Jay-Scott Stoll weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces and 20 ½ inches tall was born at 4:22 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2020, to Alicia Colvenback and Ron Stoll of Fredonia born at Mercy Hospital. Proud grandparents are Brian and Jen Colvenback of Fredonia and Ron and Pat Stoll of Little Valley.

Birth: Radnor Elias Manzella

Radnor Elias Manzella was born Monday, March 23 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the son of Elias and Amanda (Wojcinski) Manzella of Nashville. Happy Grandparents are John and Kim Wojcinski of Kenmore and Tom and Deanne Manzella of Westfield. Surviving ...

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Laura Woods and Jeffrey Mulkin

Together with their families, Laura Woods and Jeffrey Mulkin are happy to announce their engagement. Laura is the daughter of Colleen Vanderzyden and Steven Woods of Fredonia. She is a 2013 graduate of Fredonia High School, 2016 graduate of Susquehanna University with a bachelor’s in ...

Sierra Cross and Kevin Rocque

Ralph and Margaret Cross of Leon announce the engagement of their daughter, Sierra Harleigh, to Kevin Michael Rocque, the son of Timothy and Ruthann Rocque of Silver Creek. Miss Cross is a graduate of Pine Valley Central School, St. Bonaventure University, and the State University of ...

T.J. Harrie and Suzanne Teta

David and Renee Teta of St. Augustine, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter Suzanne Teta to T.J.Harris, both of Jacksonville, Fla., and originally from Dunkirk. T.J. is the son of Tony and Patti Harris of Jacksonville, Fla. Teta is a graduate of the University of North Florida and ...

Gwen Stokes and Matthew Gostomski

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Jennifer Stokes of Fredonia are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Gwen Katherine. The prospective groom, Matthew Scott Gostomski, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott and Tracy Gostomski of Cattaraugus. Stokes is a 2020 cum laude graduate of Houghton ...

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V. Gene Robinson to retire from Chautauqua Institution

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution has announced the retirement of the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson as vice president of religion and senior pastor, effective Dec. 31. Details of a national search for his successors in both roles will be shared shortly. Robinson joined the institution ...

Religion briefs

UCC to hold Ingathering service Sunday The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua is pleased to announce their service for Sunday Sept. 12. Members will worship live on the Zoom platform at 11 a.m., using a streamlined format similar to the in-person worship. We encourage ...

Area Catholic Daughters chapter makes donation to Hospice House campaign

Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care has received a gift toward the Our House campaign to build the first hospice residence in Chautauqua County from the local chapter of Catholic Daughters of Americas, which made a $1,500 contribution on June 29. Members, officers and many supportive ...

Universal Unity guest speaker set

CASSADAGA — Sunday, July 25, at the 11 a.m. service, the guest speaker is Rev. Aloma Cason, the pastor of The Church of Divine Inspiration in Rochester. In addition to her church responsibilities, Rev. Cason’s range of community involvement has been wide and varied. She established a ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Hiller

Haley Starr Halas of Fredonia and Caleb Clark Hiller of Frewsburg were united in marriage at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the Den Adelsman’s Klub in Gerry, NY. The wedding was officiated by Kory Hiller. The bride is the daughter of William Halas and Danielle Yuengert of Fredonia. ...

Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Steele

Jennifer Moch and Kyle Steele were united in marriage on Friday, March 12, 2021 during an outdoor ceremony at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa, Fla. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Lisa Moch of Fredonia. The groom is the son of Craig and Tonya Steele of Columbia, Ill. The bride ...

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Gostomski

Gwen K. Stokes and Matthew S. Gostomski were united in marriage on May 23, 2021 at the home of the bride’s grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Josef Powell in Conewango Valley. The double-ring ceremony was performed by Reverend James LaBarr and Pastor Will Lowry. The bride is the daughter of Thomas ...

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan M. Scott

Meghan E. Gallivan and Ryan M. Scott were united in marriage on April 24, 2021, at the home of the bride’s parents with the father of the bride officiating. The bride is the daughter of Edward and Lisa Gallivan of Silver Creek. The groom is the son of Michael and Karen Scott of Rochester. ...

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Senior news

Silver Creek Senior Citizens hold meeting SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Seniors met on Oct. 19 with 28 members present. President Ed Newman opened the meeting with the Pledge to the Flag and everyone singing America the Beautiful. Carm Tampio offered a prayer and blessing of the food. ...

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month: Are you aware of the benefits?

By CAREY SKELTON, MS MPH RDN CDN Consulting Registered Dietitian October is Vegetarian Awareness Month, a national celebration of reducing meat intake and putting fruits and vegetables front and center of your plate! There is much to be gained from eating a more plant-centric diet ...

Medicare Open Enrollment starting soon

Once you’ve been enrolled into Medicare, you’ll have various opportunities to change your coverage. Here is a brief overview: During the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7), you can make a variety of changes to your current Medicare plan for the following year, ...

Caregivers provide a tremendous service

October is National Family Caregiver’s Month, the time to recognize caregivers and the tremendous service they provide to their loved ones and society. Many people do not recognize themselves as a caregiver. Instead, they just see themselves as helping out a friend, neighbor or family ...

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Bluegrass band coming to Fredonia on Friday

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present five-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award winner and two-time Grammy nominee The Special Consensus in concert as part of the Folk in Fredonia Music Series on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Opera House Executive Director Rick Davis notes ...

What is Jazz? event set for tonight

What is jazz? It’s the original American popular music! It’s art and improvisation! It’s energetic and dance-able! Yes, jazz is all of these things, but it’s also so much more! Bring the whole family to learn all about the creation and evolution of this distinctly American musical genre ...

Opera House to show Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov

Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition opera transmissions to theaters around the world, returns for the 2021-22 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center on Saturday at 1 p.m. with Modest Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov. ...

Opera House launches podcast on the arts

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is creating a new podcast, Notes from the Aisle Seat! The biweekly podcast is produced and hosted by Tom Loughlin, a Western New York actor, director and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor and chair emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the ...

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Opera House to present ‘23 Walks’

The next film in the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center Cinema Series is the dramedy, “23 Walks.” It will be screened today and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. In accordance with CDC and state guidelines, the opera house is requiring all patrons to wear masks before, during and ...

Opera House to show historic opera

Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s series of live, high definition opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center at 1 p.m. today with the transmission of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones. It marks ...

Opera House Cinema Series presents ‘Respect’

The next film in the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center Cinema Series is the high energy biopic “Respect,” starring Jennifer Hudson It will be screened Saturday, Sept. 18, and Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Opera House Executive Director Rick Davis notes that “due to ...