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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 ...

Stephen and Carol Waugh

Stephen and Carol (Ark) Waugh of Fredonia are celebrating their 50th anniversary. The couple was married Aug. 14, 1971, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Silver Creek. They are the parents of Tara Graham, Melanie Waugh and Mindy Lucas and grandparents of Tyler and Alexander. An anniversary ...

Daniel and Sharon Barlette

Daniel and Sharon Barlette of Dunkirk will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 26. They were married at Holy Trinity Church on June 26, 1971, with a reception following at the East Town of Dunkirk fire hall. After their honeymoon in Niagara Falls, they returned to ...

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Camp Gross golf tournament returns

CASSADAGA — After a year without a fundraising campaign, a golf tournament or campers, Camp Gross is looking to “get back in the game!” The third annual, recently renamed, “Dr. John R. & Alona Forbes Memorial Golf Tournament” will be held Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Cassadaga ...

Forestville to hold blood drive at American Legion

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 at the Forestville American Legion, 6 Cedar St., Forestville. To donate, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 800-733-2767 or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa ...

4-H youth beef project show takes place

On July 23, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Chautauqua County 4-H Beef Project held their beef steer and breeding show at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, Dunkirk. Judging the show were Bill and Walker Dunn from Cochranton, Pa. The 4-H Beef Program offers two options for participants. ...

Local 4-H youth receive awards at 4-H Dairy Show

The 4-H Dairy Show was held recently at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds with 33 4-H youth participating from Chautauqua County who received ribbons and other awards for their efforts showing five different breeds of dairy cattle. The official judge was Katie Coyne from Geneseo, N.Y. The ...

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‘PROUD’ SERVICE FOR A CENTURY

Chautauqua Blind Association Vision Rehabilitation Services recently remembered and celebrated a century of service to the visually impaired residents of the Southern Tier. About 100 supporters, current and former staff members and board members, volunteers and clients came together at the ...

FIRST-DAY PHOTOS

These youngsters show off on their first day of school in these submitted photos. Above is second-grader Avery Foster with sister, Haidyn, prekindergarten, at Forestville elementary. At right is second-grader Katelynn Hyde in Silver Creek.

Steps taken in city for Alzheimer’s Walk

The Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter is planning the annual Chautauqua County Walk to End Alzheimer’s to take place in Point Gratiot Park in Dunkirk this month. All in-person events will implement safety protocols including physical distancing, contactless registration, ...

Enjoying the sights of September

There is a day in September when everything is perfect. I don’t mean “perfect” in the unattainable sense. I mean it in the sense when every single sound and smell and happening and color and touch uniquely match the vacancies in your soul. For me, it is always September. There is a ...

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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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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. ...

Senior News | VIEW ALL

Silver Creek Senior Citizens meet

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Seniors met on Tuesday, Sept. 7 with 28 members present. Pauline Flitt read “Refresh Yourself” and offered a blessing on the members and food. Earl Sheeler and Harry Suski grilled hot dogs and we enjoyed many salads and desserts. President Ed Newman then ...

Seniors set upcoming events

The Dunkirk Senior Center will be having a potluck dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 21. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Dinner will start at 5 p.m. Those planning to attend should stop in the Center office to sign up and notify what dish they will be making. This event is limited to 75 members. The ...

Senior News

Sheridan Happy Seniors hold final meeting On Friday, Aug. 13, the “Sheridan Happy Seniors” gathered for the last time singing the “Happy Seniors Song.” President Eleanor Lemiszko opened the meeting with the Pledge to the Flag and everyone singing God Bless America. Chaplin and ...

Silver Creek Senior Citizens hold meeting

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Seniors met on Tuesday, Aug. 24 with 27 members and guests present. President Ed Newman opened with the pledge to the flag and everyone singing God Bless America. Pauline Flitt read “It Makes a Difference” and offered a prayer for those in Afghanistan, for ...

Entertainment | VIEW ALL

‘Swan Song’ up next at Opera House

The next film in the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center Cinema Series is the independent film “Swan Song.” It will be screened this Saturday, Sept. 4, and Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Opera House Executive Director Rick Davis notes that “due to the increase in COVID ...

Opera House Cinema Series presents film about life of Anthony Bourdain

The next film in the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center Cinema Series is the documentary “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain.” It will be screened Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Due to the increase in COVID cases in Chautauqua County and the change in designation ...

Reg Lenna to hold first live event in 17 months

JAMESTOWN — The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts welcomes audiences back to their theater for an Aug. 20 concert featuring Vancouver’s The Town Pants with special guests, The Probables. Doors open at 6 p.m. The Probables play at 7 p.m. and The Town Pants play at 8 p.m. Formed more than 20 ...

Local theaters, venues remain flexible throughout pandemic

Local theaters and entertainment venues continue to move forward into what has been called “the new normal,” despite the challenges they faced during the pandemic. The businesses and nonprofits survived the tumultuous season through changing guidelines, changing offerings and keeping ...

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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 ...

‘Lost Leonardo’ latest film find at Opera House

The next film in the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center Cinema Series is the documentary "The Lost Leonardo." It will be screened this Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Opera House Executive Director Rick Davis notes that "due to the increase in COVID cases in Chautauqua County ...

Marion Art Gallery opens with sculptor exhibit

John Buck: Prints and Sculptures from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation opens Aug. 31 at the Marion Art Gallery Explore the world of renowned printmaker and sculptor John Buck when the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at the State University of Fredonia ...

Opera House Cinema Series presents film about life of Anthony Bourdain

The next film in the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center Cinema Series is the documentary “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain.” It will be screened Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Due to the increase in COVID cases in Chautauqua County and the change in designation ...