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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 ...

Donna and Gerald Rocque

Gerard and Donna Rocque of Fredonia celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married May 26, 1956 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Silver Creek. The Rev. Monsignor Edmund J. O’Connor was the celebrant. Mr. Rocque is the son of the late Rosalie and Leo Rocque of Whitehall, ...

Louis and Janet Nalbone

Louis and Janet Nalbone recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Cocoa Beach, Florida with their adult children and grandson: Jennifer (Chris Warner) Nalbone, Leonard (Kara) Nalbone, and Jessica (Tim Kiernan) Nalbone and grandson, Emmett Louis Kiernan. Louis and Janet were ...

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Peterson

Robert and Jeannine Peterson celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 17. Robert E. Peterson and the former Jeannine M. Fuller were wed Saturday, April 17, 1971 in St. Mary’s Church in Dunkirk. The Rev. Godfrey Kasper, CP Pastor, officiated the ceremony and Mass. ...

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Family reunions planned for Sunday

The 147th Blodgett and 134rd Pierce/Landas Reunion will be a socially distanced event this year at noon Sunday at the Chautauqua County Firemen’s Picnic Grounds, 4641 Railroad Ave, Stockton. Please bring a dish to pass and your own beverage. Also bring what you know about your personal ...

United Arts Appeal 2021 fund drive closes Aug. 31

Julie Newell, United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County president, is encouraging local businesses and individuals to support the UAA’s 2021 fund drive before it closes at the end of the month. “Our members are eagerly planning to fully resume the in-person classes, rehearsals, and ...

4-H rabbit project winners announced at recent ‘Unfair’

The Chautauqua County 4-H Rabbit Project held their show as a part of the 4-H “UnFair” on July 18 at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds. This year Paula Murdock from Sherman judged the breed classes and Cale Kunick from Centerville, Pa., evaluated showmanship classes. The top placings in ...

Wendel announces appointment of new executive assistant

MAYVILLE — County Executive PJ Wendel has appointed James Feldmann as his executive assistant effective July 27. Feldmann served as a field director for Tom Reed for Congress in 2018, 2019, and 2020, where he managed the campaign offices in Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties. He ...

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Fredonia grads earn Democratic scholarship

The Fredonia-Pomfret Democratic Association awards annual scholarships to deserving high school seniors each academic year. This year, the two graduating seniors received scholarships in the amount of $500 each. Jack Forster is the recipient of the 2021 Joe Sweeny Scholarship. The ...

‘Unfair’ gets ‘fabulous’ response from attendees, participants

Despite the lack of a county fair this year, Chautauqua residents still clamored to the fairgrounds on what would have been the week of the fair for some good eats. Nancy’s Gyros and Pitas, Fain’s Sugar Waffles, Hick’s Steak Hoagies, Taylor’s Lemonade and Popcorn, Goode’s Beef on ...

Classmates from 11 states gather for Fredonia reunion

The Fredonia High School Class of 1975 held their 45th + 1 reunion on July 9 and 10. The organizing committee for the reunion was: JoAnne Brown, Carol Kaminski Gotowka, Nancy Urban Napieralski, Joe Coughlin, Ross Sorci, Carol Broad Greetham, Janet Brown Harmon, Jim DeGolyer, Mary Beth ...

Literacy Volunteers working to promote local artisans

In keeping with Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County’s policy of “engaging with the community,” the agency is promoting local artisans at The Next Chapter Bookstore. Local artisans will be able to display and sell their wares in the bookstore. Photographer Lisa Schultz is the ...

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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 ...

Fredonia High School releases fourth quarter honor, merit rolls

Fredonia High School officials have released the school’s honor and merit rolls for the fourth quarter of the 2020-21 school year. They are: HONOR ROLL 12th Grade: Joshua Arch, Michael Berg, Charleigh Blair, Abbigail Cady, Marissa Cash, Tess Corell, Max Corsi, Grace Crino, Timothy Davis, ...

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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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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 ...

More than $9M raised for Catholic Charities

BUFFALO – Catholic Charities of Buffalo announced this week that Appeal 2021 in support of Catholic Charities and the Fund for the Faith achieved a total of $9,037,185.95, in cash and pledges, representing 90.3% of its $10 million goal. “While the last year and a half has taken 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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Silver Creek Senior Citizens meet

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Seniors met on Tuesday, July 13 with 33 members and guests present. President Ed Newman opened with the pledge to the flag and everyone singing God Bless America. Carm Tampio offered a prayer for the meal, and the chance to be together. President Newman then ...

HEAP can help with cooling costs

There is help for people in Chautauqua dealing with heating and cooling energy costs! Do you know what HEAP can do for you? HEAP has several types of assistance: Regular, Emergency, Heating Equipment Repair and Replacement, and Cooling Assistance. Right now, we are getting HOT here in ...

It’s important for seniors to find ways to stay cool

As a large part of the United States has been experiencing extreme heat conditions (high heat and humidity with the temperatures above 90 degrees for several days), older adults need to be especially careful to avoid heat related illness. During extreme heat, the body works extra hard to ...

Silver Creek Senior Citizens meet

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Seniors Citizens met on Tuesday, July 6 with 30 members and guests present. Lorrie Newman (filling in for President Ed) opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag and everyone singing God Bless America. Pauline Flitt then gave a reading of “Butterflies ...

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Entry deadline nears for MHA/St. Luke’s Art of Recovery exhibit

JAMESTOWN — Sunday, August 15, is the deadline to submit entries for the “Art of Recovery” exhibit St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County are hosting on August 28 at St. Luke’s. Local artists are invited to share how they celebrate their ...

Art exhibit for Judith Rowley starts on Friday

WESTFIELD — An art exhibit opening for Judith Rowley will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Living Glass Gallery, 71 E. Main St., Westfield. Rowley, a Pittsburgh-born landscape artist, will be exhibiting her work for the first time in Chautauqua County. Rowley studied art and painting ...

Opera House cinema series presents The Truffle Hunters

The next film in the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center Cinema Series is the documentary “The Truffle Hunters.” It will be screened Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. In accordance with state guidelines, all COVID restrictions have been lifted for the Opera House, except ...

Ruthie Collins to perform in Cassadaga

CASSADAGA — On Sunday, July 25 from 5-7 p.m., Ruthie Collins is coming home be perform on stage at Cassadaga Beach (Park Avenue, Cassadaga). Ruthie grew up on a grape farm in Fredonia, went off to Berkeley School of Music and eventually made her way to Nashville. After years of writing ...

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Bill Ward Trio to play in Cherry Creek

CHERRY CREEK — An appearance by the very well known Bill Ward Trio will continue the 2021 edition of the Gazebo Concert Series Thursday evening. The concert will be held in the Cherry Creek Main Street Ballpark pavilion, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. The concert will be held rain or ...

Ruthie Collins to perform in Cassadaga

CASSADAGA — On Sunday, July 25 from 5-7 p.m., Ruthie Collins is coming home be perform on stage at Cassadaga Beach (Park Avenue, Cassadaga). Ruthie grew up on a grape farm in Fredonia, went off to Berkeley School of Music and eventually made her way to Nashville. After years of writing ...

Old Dawg Bluegrass set to perform Saturday in Lily Dale

LILY DALE — Old Dawg Bluegrass is set to perform in Lily Dale this Saturday at 8 p.m. This Jamestown-area band brings to Lily Dale the energy of bluegrass music that expresses the exuberance of the American spirit. “You have to hear this band,” said Norman Carlson, bluegrass record ...

Free concert set for Thursday

SILVER CREEK — Local folk musician Nan Hoffman from Grand Island will perform a free concert Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the pavilion in the ball park behind the Anderson-Lee Library. The concert will be held rain or shine. Those attending should bring a chair and a lunch to enjoy in the ...