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Donald and Carolyn (Hart) Briggs

Donald and Carolyn (Hart) Briggs were married April 13, 1957. This photo was taken in 2010 while they were vacationing in South Dakota. “Dearest Mom and Dad, Your children would like to share with the community how proud of you we are to celebrate 62 years of marriage. You have given us ...

Frank and Mary Mirek

Frank and Mary Mirek of Dunkirk recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Feb. 13, 1954 at St Mary’s Church. This wonderful union began at the old Sweet Shop on Lake Shore Drive in Dunkirk. Frank is the son of the late Frank and Stella Mirek of Dunkirk. Mary ...

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 ...

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., ...

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United Arts Appeal announces 2019 grant recipients

JAMESTOWN – In addition to providing operating support for seven of the county's larger arts organizations, the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) also awards grants to individual artists and nonprofit organizations for artistic projects. This year eight organizations are ...

John T. Murray Post 1017 Auxiliary installs officers at lunch and meeting

The Auxiliary of the John T. Murray Post 1017 recently met with installation of officers by past county president/installing officer Robin Richmond. A luncheon was held before the meeting with buffet prepared by Brenda Drummond and Judi Perry. Members brought in desserts. Everything was ...

Community news

CIAO News Attention all CIAO members — we are still organized and working to provide you with activities you requested at our December meeting! We have officially added our membership to the many Italian organizations in Erie County! This is exciting news for our membership! As a member ...

Entries now being accepted for 2019 Southern Tier Biennial Art exhibition

The Tri-County Arts Council is announcing a call for artists for the Southern Tier Biennial (STB), a professionally juried exhibition of works by artists 18 years of age or older, who reside in one of the following New York State counties: Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, ...

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Dunkirk School 4 Students of the Month for April

Dunkirk School 4 recently named their Students of the Month for April. Back left to right: Anthony Rivera, Brendan Worczak, Ryder Yerico, Avery Krystofiak, Megan Nye, Elijah Martinez. Front row left to right: Zarnell Baldwin, Pedro Santana Reyes, William Roberts, Giovanni Roush, Sophia ...

Creek project ready for 14th year

The 14th Annual Canadaway Creek Conservation Project will be Saturday, June 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the pavilion behind the Fredonia Fire Hall which is located on Main Street. The event has traditionally been held the day before Father’s Day. The project will include an ...

Zonta Scholarship Awards announced

Zonta Club of Jamestown proudly announced the local 2019 scholarship award winners at a special dinner held April 17th at the Marvin House. The three scholarship awards presented were the Verna Nelson Scholarship, the Nell Newton Scholarship, and the Anne H. Crowe Scholarship. The Verna ...

Habitat for Humanity sets projects, fundraiser

Chautauqua Area Habitat for Humanity not only raises the roof on the houses it renovates and constructs, it will also “Raise the Roof” for its second annual fundraiser on Friday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Chautauqua Suites in Mayville. The locally famous duo T.J. North will play and sing music ...

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The United Way Literacy Box is back

United Way of Northern Chautauqua County held an art contest for area youth, have announced the winner, and installed the finished design in front of their Central Ave. office. The theme for the contest was Northern Chautauqua Landscapes, chosen to highlight our region and the beautiful ...

Dunkirk School 4 Students of the Month for April

Dunkirk School 4 recently named their Students of the Month for April. Back left to right: Anthony Rivera, Brendan Worczak, Ryder Yerico, Avery Krystofiak, Megan Nye, Elijah Martinez. Front row left to right: Zarnell Baldwin, Pedro Santana Reyes, William Roberts, Giovanni Roush, Sophia ...

Zonta Scholarship Awards announced

Zonta Club of Jamestown proudly announced the local 2019 scholarship award winners at a special dinner held April 17th at the Marvin House. The three scholarship awards presented were the Verna Nelson Scholarship, the Nell Newton Scholarship, and the Anne H. Crowe Scholarship. The Verna ...

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Viviana Genevieve Monacelli

Bradley “B.J.” Jordan Monacelli and Genevieve Elizabeth Barbara Monacelli (Beichner) of Cassadaga are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Viviana Genevieve Monacelli. Vivi, as she is fondly called, was born on January 22, 2019 at the Buffalo Birthing Center in Buffalo. ...

Noah Michael Farnsworth

A son, Noah Michael Farnsworth, was born Monday, February 11, 2019 to Jeremy and Jenna Farnsworth of Stockton.

Daxin Cole Rammelt

A son, Daxin Cole Rammelt, was born Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 to Westfield residents Ashley Bronson and Darin Rammelt in UPMC Magee Women's Hospital, Erie, Pennsylvania. Grandparents are Joan Rammelt and John and Suzanne Bronson.

Vaeda Gail Marie

A daughter, Vaeda Gail Marie, was born Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 at UPMC Chautauqua WCA to Bryan and Amanda Catanese of Sinclairville. She is the granddaughter of Dave and Mindy Mosier, Larissa and Randy Catanese and Melissa Catanese.

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Benjamin Crane and Alissa Odrzywolski

James and Janice Odrzywolski of Jamestown, NY announce the engagement of their daughter, Alissa Marie, to Benjamin Edward Crane, son of David and Jean Crane of Dunkirk, NY. Miss Odrzywolski is a graduate of Jamestown High School, Jamestown Community College and the University of Buffalo with ...

Katherine and Michael Tampio

Michael and Katherine Tampio were married May 5, 1979. Their family sent the following message: “Dear Mom and Dad, as you celebrate 40 years of marriage, your love and dedication remain an inspiration to all of us. You have been the biggest support and love for all of those close to you. ...

Joshua Richir and Allison Wojcinski

Together with their families Allison Wojcinski and Joshua Richir are excited to announce their engagement. Allison, the bride-to-be, a resident of Fredonia is the daughter of Robert and Connie Wojcinski of Dunkirk. She works for NYSDOCCS. Joshua, the groom-to-be, also a resident of Fredonia ...

Jennifer Arnold and Colby Garza

Jennifer Arnold and Colby Garza, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be, a resident of Dallas, Texas, is the daughter of Steve and Patty Arnold of Fredonia. She graduated from Monroe Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She is a Registered ...

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Event to examine prayer ban at Clymer graduation

JAMESTOWN — “Bullying Clymer to Gag Graduation Prayers” will be held Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Prendergast Library. Recent pressure from an outside political interest group called the Freedom From Religion Foundation forced the Clymer school district to remove ...

Unitarian church giving away books, holding voter registration

JAMESTOWN — The Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) is taking advantage of the church’s location along the route of the Memorial Day Parade. At 1255 Prendergast Avenue, the church is near Lakeview Cemetery, the parade’s ...

Corporal and spiritual works with NCCS and St. Columban’s

SILVER CREEK — The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy are actions that extend God’s compassion and mercy to those in need. A long-standing tradition at Northern Chautauqua Catholic School has been to visit residents at the former St. Vincent’s Nursing Home and St. Columban’s on the ...

Religion briefs

Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Lucinda Wilson. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. Service time is 10:30 a.m. to noon and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands-on healing, a message demonstration, music, ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Lewis LaCook

Lindsay Morrison and Lewis LaCook were united in holy matrimony on April 20, 2019 in a ceremony at the sweetly festooned home of the bride’s parents, Bill and Janet Morrison, in the village of Fredonia. The officiant for the ceremony was sister-of-the-bride, Brittany Ransom. The bride is a ...

WEDDINGS: Mr. Gleb Losev and Mrs. Rachel Losev

Steve and Karen Allen of Westfield, New York are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Rachel Allen to Gleb Losev, of Daytona Beach, Florida. Gleb is the son of Dmitry Losev of Moscow, Russia and Yulia Loseva of Benidorm, Spain. The wedding took place April 5 at the Central Park ...

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Bailen

Shelby Bram and Nicholas Bailen were united in marriage on May 19, 2018 at an outdoor wedding at the Club at the Strand in Naples, Florida. The officiant for the double ring ceremony was the groom’s brother, Matthew Bailen. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Bonnie Bram of Ste. Anne, ...

Mr. And Mrs. Klisiewicz

On December 13, 2018, barefoot, on the beaches of Jamaica, Ms. Autumn Sanden of Hanover and Mr. Rick J. Klisiewicz, also of Hanover, entered in to wedded bliss. The Bride wore a white lace dress with a tulle train, as the religious double ring ceremony was performed. A brief reception was held ...

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Senior News Briefs

Brocton Portland Seniors News Brocton Portland Seniors met at the Brocton Legion with Tom DeJoe opening the meeting with 42 members and three guests. The committee members Robin Carr, Genevieve Ludemann, Debbie Messere, Linda Riley, Elaine Fredrickson and Tom DeJoe had favors, daffodils, ...

Scheduled trips for the Collins Center Seniors

The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be Tuesday, May 28, at the Gowanda American Legion with a potluck lunch at noon followed by a short meeting. SEATS AVAILABLE. Tuesday, June 18, we will head to the Seneca Niagara Casino for “BROADWAY TONIGHT LIVE! – MUSICAL REVUE.” ...

Senior News Briefs

Collins 50 Plus Seniors Activities for the week of May 19 to 25 Sunday, May 19: Pickle Ball at 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym. Monday, May 20: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m., L.K. Painter Center gym. Tuesday, May 21: AARP defensive Driving Class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the L.K. ...

Meals on Wheels

May daily main entree 20 Pot roast w/gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, wheat bread, fruited gelatin 21 Cottage cheese w/pineapple ring, sliced peaches, muffin, baby carrots and ranch dressing, lemon pudding 22 Chicken drumsticks, potato salad, broccoli, cornbread, seasonal fruit 23 ...

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Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art trail opens today

The North Shore Arts Alliance has announced that the 11th annual Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail Open Studio and Gallery Tour will run today and Sunday. One of the artists participating in this year’s art trail is Dale Anderson for sculpture. His art will be on display at 8879 Prospect ...

Empty Bowl artist participating in art trail

The North Shore Arts Alliance announces that the 11th annual Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail Open Studio and Gallery Tour will take place over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-26. One of the artists participating in this year’s art trail is Marvin Bjurlin for ceramics and sculpture. Bjurlin ...

James Hoggard participating in art trail

The North Shore Arts Alliance announces that the 11th annual Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail Open Studio and Gallery Tour will take place over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-26. One of the artists participating in this year’s art trail is photographer James Hoggard. He is inspired by wild ...

Annear, Janik taking part in art trail this weekend

The North Shore Arts Alliance announces that the 11th annual Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail Open Studio and Gallery Tour will take place over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-26. Among the artists participating in this year’s art trail are Thomas Annear for plein air painting and Tom Janik for ...

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Opera House to present acclaimed comedian Tammy Pescatelli

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present acclaimed comedian Tammy Pescatelli on Friday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Arguably one of the hardest working women in comedy today, Tammy Pescatelli brings brassy sexiness with a female voice of witty sarcasm to her audiences, holding her own on topics ...

Fredonia concert to feature French chamber music

French chamber music, featuring contemporary violinist Yuki Numata Resnick and two State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music faculty — pianist Eliran Avni, assistant professor, and cellist Natasha Farny, associate professor — will be presented on Saturday at 8 p.m., in Rosch ...

Music Showcase Saturday

JAMESTOWN — The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center is looking forward to a night full of music and fun in downtown Jamestown during the 15th Annual Local Music Showcase! Local Music Showcase will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. in downtown Jamestown. For only ...

Collage Performance Arts Center announces accomplishments

The Collage Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the recent accomplishments of their three competitive dance teams. The New York Majestic Junior/Senior competitive dance team, The Youth Dazzler’s and Mini Dazzler’s dance teams have qualified for the 2019 National Dance Team ...