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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Erbsmehl

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Erbsmehl of Fredonia recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a dinner for family and close friends at their home. Mr. Erbsmehl and the former Shirley Miller were married Jan. 26, 1957, at St. Andrews Evangelical and Reformed Church in Buffalo. He served ...

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Penkaty

Robert and Marian Penkaty met in Silver Creek where a young, Navy sailor caught Marian’s eye. She said, “He wasn’t cocky like the rest of his friends he was with.” Not long after that, he left the Navy to settle down and be with her. They were married on Jan. 20, 1962, at St. ...

Anniversary

Rick and Sheila Mazurek Rick and Sheila Mazurek recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary at the Kosciuszko Polish Home. The celebration was hosted by their two children, Casey Hennessey and Amanda Mazurek. The couple was married on Sept. 26, 1981. at St. Anthony’s Church in ...

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, ...

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Community calendar: May 26

Lighthouse sets 35th Memorial Day service The Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum, will be celebrating its 35th annual Memorial Day Service on Monday. The service will be co-sponsored by The Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum and the Knights of ...

Coming up …

TODAY Mayville Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Village Park at the traffic light. Lunchtime music from noon to 1 p.m., food trucks, weekly events. Community Wildlife Habitat Project kick-off event Noon to 1 p.m. near the native plant gardens along the Jamestown ...

Coming up …

TODAY WEDNESDAY, MAY 26 Blessed Mary Angela Holy Name Society Weidner’s barbecue ribs and chicken dinner Parish Social Center, 324 Townsend St., Dunkirk, 4 to 6 p.m., drive-through only. $15 donation for three-bone section of barbecue spare ribs, ™ barbecue chicken, mashed ...

Correction

Graduation photo A photo of “Shiloh” Sendy Rivera Martinez that included a message board was in honor of her late grandparents goes down the ramp after receiving her diploma in Monday’s edition. She is a first generation college graduate. Workers compensation According to Chautauqua ...

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Evening has focus on inspiration: Dining in the Dark highlights successes

CBA Vision Rehabilitation Services held its signature event, Dining in the Dark, recently at the Harbor Hotel in Celoron. “After a two-year hiatus, we were able to gather again to raise funds for our important youth vision screening program,” said Joni Blackman, CBA Vision Rehabilitation ...

Putting passion on display for May 28, 29

Editor’s note: This is the fourth and final in a series regarding the Art Trail Hub Crawl, which takes place May 28 and 29. As artists, we do work that is personal. The annual Chautauqua Lake Erie Art Trail Open Studio and Gallery Tour is an opportunity to visit places where we live and ...

There’s an importance to vultures

This time of year, spring comes alive with an array of sounds and colors. I have to smile when I step outside and hear a returning bird call for the first time. I marvel at the fresh green leaves and blooming flowers. So much of what awakens in spring is full of beauty and color. Like old ...

Students of month named at School 7

Dunkirk School 7 announced its Students of the Month for April. In front are Giuliana Grann, Chance Colon, Debanhi Soto. In middle, Jan Maldonado Colon, Hunter Capps, Bentley Cortes. At top row are Markus Cardona, Xiang Xhang, Diego Rivera Lugo. Missing from Photo were Jovanny Morales-Centner, ...

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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 ...

Births | VIEW ALL

Birth: Bodhi Robert Adamowicz

Bodhi Robert Adamowicz was born on Nov. 10, 2021, in Oishei Childrens Hospital to Colby and Nicole Adamowicz. He weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce at 19 3/4 inches. Proud sister Harper Adamowicz. Grandparents are Brad Pachol, Amy Ricotta, Aaron Ricotta, Marv Cummings, Vicki Cummings and Cathy Cummings.

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.

Engagements | VIEW ALL

Julie Elizabeth Arnold and Zachary Raymond Sanders

Julie Elizabeth Arnold and Zachary Raymond Sanders, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of John and Carol Arnold of Fredonia. She is a 2010 graduate of Fredonia High School, and 2014 graduate of The College at Brockport. She earned her ...

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 ...

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Trinity UCC Gowanda welcomes Pastor Jess Kacalski

Pastor Jess Kacalski has been named Trinity UCC’s transitional part time pastor. She started at the church at the end of January and has office hours Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kacalski has been coming to Trinity for many years, first as vacation pulpit supply then as pulpit supply ...

The Advent of our Lord – do not reject this great gift

Many Christian denominations (although not all) observe the Season of Advent during the four Sundays before Christmas. Advent means arrival, appearance or coming. During Advent the Christian focus is on the coming of Christ. Specifically, how Christ came to us in the past, how Christ ...

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 ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

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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Adult Day Care adapts with seasons

How can you tell when spring is here — aside from looking at the calendar? The longer days? Rainy nights? Snow melting? Chautauqua Adult Day Services officials know spring is here around this time of year when clients start to brainstorm ideas for the annual Easter Cake Contest. ...

Warmer weather means it’s time to move more

With the weather turning, I have started to see the faces in my neighborhood that I have missed all winter long. Starting to prepare their garden spaces, walking the dogs, and just enjoying the sun. What I am really seeing is movement! This movement makes your daily life better. When you ...

Dunkirk Seniors list events

The May birthday lunch will be on Wednesday, May 25. Any member with a May birthday is asked to call the Senior Center to register. The birthday person may bring a guest at a cost of $7. The Dunkirk Senior Center will be sponsoring a bus trip to Seneca Allegany on June 28. Cost is $30 per ...

Age My Way filled with diversity

Older adults play vital, positive roles in our communities — as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. Just as every person is unique, so too is how they age and how they choose to do it — and there is no “right” way. That’s ...

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Met returns to Fredonia Saturday

Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center on Saturday at 1 p.m., with Gaetano Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor.” In ...

Acoustic Trio makes way to Opera House

The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio – three musicians from three very different backgrounds – makes a return to the Opera House stage this Friday at 7:30 p.m. Part of the Folk In Fredonia Music Series, the trio last appeared here in 2016. Bringing their musical skills, quiet charm and ...

Concerto competition winners announced

Three students in the School of Music – reflecting a wide geographic area – have been chosen as the 2022 Concerto Competition winners following performances held in King Concert Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia on May 8. The winners, selected from among 12 students ...

Ballet event canceled at 1891 Opera House

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center announces that the previously scheduled presentation of Bolshoi Ballet Live’s “The Pharaoh’s Daughter” on Saturday has been canceled. Opera House Executive Director Rick Davis notes that the production’s high definition satellite ...

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Former students invited to participate in Dr. David Evans tribute concert

Former Vocal and Choral students of the late State University of New York at Fredonia Emeritus Professor David Evans are invited and encouraged to join the Chamber and College Choirs in a tribute concert to Dr. Evans on Thursday, May 5, at 8 p.m., in King Concert Hall. The final selection, ...

Acclaimed pianist to premiere student compositions in Rosch concert

New works by eight State University of New York at Fredonia student composers will be premiered by pianist Clare Longendyke at a concert that serves as the capstone event to a year-long creative entrepreneurship residency with the ETHOS New Music Society in Rosch Recital Hall on Saturday, March ...

Opera House presents buddy comedy ‘Dog’

The next film in the Cinema Series at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is “Dog,” co-directed by and starring Channing Tatum. It will be screened on Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. “Dog” is a buddy comedy that follows the misadventures of two former Army rangers ...

Opera House no longer requiring masks

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center has lifted its masking requirement in response to changes in state and CDC guidelines and the County’s declining COVID positivity rate. Opera House Executive Director Rick Davis notes that “effective immediately, masks are no longer ...