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Mr. and Mrs. Anthony (Catherine Spiritosanto) Granata

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony (Catherine Spiritosanto) Granata of Fredonia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. The couple was married on July 13, 1974, at the Annunciation Church in Buffalo, by Father Vincent Verostro. The maid of honor was Gail McKenna, and the best man was Richard ...

Joseph and Elizabeth Meyer

Joseph and Elizabeth (Pattie) Meyer celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Dec. 10, 2023, with a dinner at the Colony House, in Irving. The couple’s two sons, Jared (Amy) Meyer and Matthew (Ali) Meyer joined the couple, along with their five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Joseph, Alyssa, ...

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rozen

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Janet) Rozen recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Hyacinth’s Church, where they were married on June 23, 1973. The Mass was celebrated by Father Robert Owczarczak, assisted by Deacon Dan Tyler and altar server Tony ...

Bill and Judy Parks

Former Fredonia residents Bill and Judy (Barnes) Parks recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Married at St Hyacinth’s church in Dunkirk on July 4,1963, they have three children, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. They live in Hershey, Pa.

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TUESDAY, JULY 23 AARP Driver Safety class part 2 of 2 Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Franklin Ave., 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 716 366-7530 to register. Must attend both days July 22 and 23. $25 for AARP members, $30 non-members. Check or money order only, made out to AARP. No cash can be ...

Senior Center planning August events

The Dunkirk Senior Center will be celebrating "Happy Birthday Lucille Ball" on Tuesday, Aug. 6 with a cake and ice cream social. Doors open at noon. Cake and ice cream will be served at 12:30 p.m. The group will enjoy an episode of "I Love Lucy.” The cost is $2 per member. Tickets go on sale ...

‘Grape & Grain Trail’ launches this week

There’s a new Chautauqua County marketing effort launching this week, focusing on the county’s craft beverage and wine producers, with an additional focus on ecotourism opportunities. The “Chautauqua County Grape & Grain Trail” is a collaboration between the Chautauqua County ...

Community notebook

SOAR Chapter meets today SOAR Chapter 4-1 will meet today at the USW Local 2693 Union Hall on Fourth Street in Dunkirk. The meeting will commence at noon with lunch to follow. All SOAR members and retirees are invited to attend. For further information, contact Jim Bickhart at ...

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Pine Valley names honor, merit roll students

Dozens of students in fifth grade through 12th grade at Pine Valley Central School District earned honor roll or merit roll status for the fourth quarter marking period of the 2023-2024 academic year. 12th grade: Jeremy Adams, Arryanna Bardo, James Gleason, Ryan Jackson, William Jones, Caleb ...

Three win scholarships

The First Ward Falcon Club of Dunkirk recently awarded scholarships to the following students. Pictured are Cole Wisniewski, Fredonia High School; Lauren Jasinski (Joe Ryczko Memorial), Cassadaga High School; Simon Price, Fredonia High School.

How Nature Can Change Despite Its Resiliency

Mid-summer is typically the time of year that my family reunion occurs, and we come from Texas and Massachusetts and Virginia and closer to settle into Venango County for the weekend. It is where the now-elders grew up and where the childhoods of the cousins were bonded together. Their stories ...

Meals on wheels recognizes volunteers at luncheon

More than 90 volunteers and guests were in attendance as Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels held its Volunteer Recognition Luncheon in June at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Dunkirk. Each year agency volunteers are celebrated for the many hours they give to Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on ...

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St. Francis names area honor students

HAMBURG — St. Francis High School, a Roman Catholic, Franciscan, private, college preparatory school for young men in Western New York has announced its first and second honors for the third quarter of the 2022-23 school year. Area students who made the list are as follows: ANGOLA First ...

Full-time JCC students from region named to Dean’s List

The following students from Jamestown Community College were placed on the Dean’s List for academic excellence during the fall 2022 semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.50 during the semester while enrolled in at least 12 degree ...

NCCS lists honor recipients

Honor and merit roll students have been listed by Northern Chautauqua Catholic School for the second-marking period. First honors Fourth grade: Madeline Woelfle, Turner Morris, Cain Palmer, Kara Harrington, Avery Brown, Henry Congdon, Maddison Mackowiak, Violet Zappie, Avareigh Rivera, ...

Top School 3 students named

The November Students of the Month were named at Dunkirk School 3. In row one, from left, are: Owen Ni, Natalie Wise, represented School 3 at the December Board of Education meeting; Charlotte Trippy and Vivianna Lockett. In row two are: Kisun Peters, principal, School 3, Ishtar Gautier ...

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Atlee Steven Roam Golem

On the morning of June 5, 2023, Evan and Eric Golem of Dunkirk welcomed their fifth child into the world. Atlee Steven Roam Golem was born at home, weighing 9 pounds and measuring 21.5 inches. Atlee has four older siblings: Lily, Ellis, Ayda and Zander Golem. The proud grandparents are Steven ...

Naomi Ray Steinhoff

Naomi Ray Steinhoff was born at 6:53 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2022. She weighed 2 pounds, one ounce and is 15 inches long. The parents are Quintina Steinhoff and Jacob Steinhoff of Stockton. Grandparents are LaVonne Carpenter and Michael Carpenter of Brocton and Alan Steinhoff and Valerie Higgs of ...

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.

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Cabrina Rae Gorges and Kevin Aaron Rogers

Mathias (Matt) and Diane Gorges from Boswell, Okla., announce the engagement of their daughter Cabrina Rae Gorges to Kevin Aaron Rogers of Forestville. The bride-to-be is granddaughter of the late William "Will" and Rita Gorges of Witchita, Kan., and the late Lawrence and Edna Mae Girrens ...

Karen Siragusa and Steven Brandenburg

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Siragusa of Fredonia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Siragusa, to Steven Brandenburg, son of the late Alfred and Esther Brandenburg of Catawba Island, Ohio. An October 2024 wedding is being planned.

Darcy Fisher and Simeon Schauman

Rick and Diane Fisher of Kane, Pa., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Darcy Fisher, to Simeon Schauman, son of Gary and Deborah Schauman of Cassadaga. A June 2024 wedding is being planned.

Nathan Delcamp and Alyssa Crandall

Dean and Jerri Crandall announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Crandall, to Nathan Delcamp, the son of Kevin Delcamp and the late Janice Delcamp. Delcamp is a 2015 graduate of Silver Creek Central School and currently works as an equipment operator for Falcone Farms in Forestville. ...

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Church names new director

Kingsley Woods is the new assistant youth pastor and ministry director at Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church in Silver Creek. She studied Youth Ministry and Music at Houghton University. She continues to teach voice and piano lessons to school-aged children. She is passionate about youth ministry ...

‘Back to Church’ event is Sunday

“Back to Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at First Baptist Church in Dunkirk at 10 a.m. Sunday. All are welcome to join us. Since it started as a call to action and invitation for the church in 2009, the National Back to Church Sunday ...

State council warning of Medicare card scam

In the past Medicare beneficiaries used their Social Security number as their Medicare number. In 2018, as a result of some changes instituted by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) each Medicare beneficiary received a new card with a uniquely assigned combination of letters ...

Chautauqua Institution names religious life leaders

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution has appointed two new religious leaders. Melissa Spas, acting director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, has been named the institution’s new vice president of religion. The ...

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Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. John Quinn John M. Quinn and Lisa M. Halas were married on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023, in the city of Buffalo after a nine-month engagement. The bride is the daughter of Dennis Halas and Kim Seibert of Dunkirk. The groom is the son of Michael Quinn of Irvington and Emilia Lamme of ...

Mr. and Mrs. Jose Medina

Ashley Dimmer and Jose Medina were united in marriage on June 17, 2023, in a Catholic Mass and ceremony at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Dunkirk. The wedding was officiated by Father Robert J. Owczarczak. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Mirna Dimmer of Maryland. The groom is the son ...

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Gould

Darra Kubera and Brian Gould were married at 4:30 p.m. on June 24, 2023, in the courtyard at The Mansion on Delaware, Buffalo, in a ceremony officiated by Colin Peterson, cousin of the groom. Guests gathered inside The Mansion for a reception. The bride, daughter of Tracey Kubera of Dunkirk ...

Wedding: Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Wise

Ryan Wise and Eileen Rodriquez exchanged wedding vows on April 3, 2023 at the Tropicana Resort Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas with their parents present. Eileen, daughter of Ivan and Tausha Rodriquez of Fredonia, is a 2015 Dunkirk High School graduate. She is currently employed at DaVita in ...

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Fredonia Place embraces Older Americans Month

When you think of the month of May what comes to mind? Flowers? Easter, bike rides, spring cleaning? The hope of sunny days ahead. The month of May observes Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Cinco de Mayo and The Kentucky Derby. Did you know that the month of May was Older Americans Month. ...

Silver Creek Seniors meet

SILVER CREEK – The Silver Creek Seniors met on May 21 with 26 members present. Vice President Janice Snyder opened the meeting with the Pledge to the flag and all singing God Bless America. Chaplain Pauline Flitt read “We Need” and gave a blessing on the members and the hot dog lunch. ...

Dunkirk Senior Center lists coming dinner, events

The Dunkirk Senior Center will be having a ‘50s Dinner and Dance on Thursday, June 27. Dinner will be subs, chips, dessert and root beer floats. Doors open at 4 p.m. Music provided by DJ Joe Gould. Cost is $5 per member. Dust off your poodle skirt, slick back your hair — prizes awarded ...

Silver Creek Seniors meet

SILVER CREEK – The Silver Creek Seniors met on Tuesday, May 14 with 21 members present. President Janice Snyder opened the meeting with the Pledge to the flag and all singing God Bless America. The group welcomed Randy Nurmi as a new member. Chaplain Pauline Flitt read “A Prayer for ...

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MONDAY, JULY 22 AARP Driver Safety class part 1 of 2 Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Franklin Ave., 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 716 366-7530 to register. Must attend both days July 22 and 23. $25 for AARP members, $30 non-members. Check or money order only, made out to AARP. No cash can be ...

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FRIDAY, JULY 19 Laurel Memorial Relay Run The Resource Center, 75 Jones & Gifford Avenue, Jamestown. Opening ceremony at 8 a.m., walk begins to Dunkirk at 8:30 a.m. Victory celebration at The Resource Center, 186 Lake Shore Drive W., Dunkirk from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Chautauqua County ...

Midlife Crisis, Appetite For Voltage slated in Memorial Park

The City of Dunkirk’s Music on the Pier Summer Concert Series continues this Thursday with Hard Rock Night in Memorial Park. The concerts are presented by DFT Communications with stage sponsor National Grid and production company Advanced Production Group (APG). Midlife Crisis will start at ...

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MONDAY, JULY 15 Audubon Green Play Days Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., open house style. Children ages 2 to 6 with their parents. Mud kitchen, water wall and more in the outdoor play space. Wear clothes and footwear that can get wet and ...

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The Trend takes the stage at Point Gratiot

The City of Dunkirk’s Music at the Point Sunset Concert Series continues this Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. with The Trend. The event, held at Point Gratiot Park, is sponsored by Southern Tier Environments for Living, Inc. (STEL), Lawley Insurance and DFT Communications. The Trend, covering ...

Music on the Pier continues with Hintz, Uncle Ben’s

Hintz of Thunder and Uncle Ben’s Remedy will hit the pier stage this Thursday for Dunkirk’s Music on the Pier Summer Concert Series for Country Rock Night. The concerts are presented by DFT Communications with stage sponsor National Grid and production company Advanced Production Group ...

Rustic Ramblers to perform on Cassadaga’s Floating Stage Sunday

CASSADAGA – On Sunday, July 21, from 5-7 P.M., the Rustic Ramblers will be performing on Cassadaga’s Floating Stage. The Rustic Ramblers is a group of musicians who joined together in 2004. They perform and truly appreciate traditional country music that America has always loved. Jim ...

Music at the Point begins Wednesday

The City of Dunkirk is excited to announce the return of Music at the Point Sunset Concert Series every Wednesday starting July 17 through Sept. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Point Gratiot. The event is sponsored by Southern Tier Environments for Living, Inc. (STEL), Lawley Insurance and DFT ...