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David and Rena Finko

David and Rena Finko’s 60th wedding Anniversary was celebrated at Concord Estates. The Office For The Aging put on a lavish celebration with white linens, flowers, sparkling juice and a special cake. Concord Estates have been a luncheon site for the Office For The Aging for six years now ...

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 ...

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State looks to limit sale and use of tannerite in New York

Despite opposition from two local state legislators, New York state is poised to more heavily regulate the sale of tannerite. Legislation passed by the state Assembly on the final day of the legislative session would make it illegal to buy tannerite in New York state without a certificate ...

Chautauqua County American Legion Boys State attendees

The Chautauqua County American Legion sent 29 students to SUNY Morrisville State College to attend Boys State of New York which ran from June 27 to July 2. Boys State is a week-long intensive program focusing on local and state government, a week that shapes a lifetime for many.

Forestville Middle/High School releases fourth quarter honor roll

The following students have been commended for academic achievement at the Forestville Middle/High School for the fourth quarter of the 2018-2019 school year: Twelfth Grade High Honor Roll: Rachael Goodrich, Rene Leone, Madison Miller, Rhianna Nasal, Haley Wawrzyniak Twelfth Grade Honor ...

Club 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 of ...

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Brocton Central School announces Quarter 4 Honor Roll

High Honor Roll Grade 12: Madeline Brogan. Grade 11: Danielle Broughton, Mary Conklin, Laura Johnston and Gregory Lapp. Grade 10: EmmaLee Abbey, Brianna Johnson, Heather Johnston, Evelyn Lopez, Nathanial Tresler, Jadniel Varela and Christine Wdowiasz. Grade 9: Paige Lacki, Lorin Rizzo, ...

Community calendar

SUNDAY, JULY 14 Dunkirk Flea Market, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., corner of Washington Avenue, Lake Shore Drive. Matthew Hazelton Memorial 5K Run/walk, registration race day 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., race at 9. Pavilion behind Clarion Hotel, 30 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Pre-registration $20, day of ...

Westfield Middle School Students of the Month

On a monthly basis, Westfield Middle School honors one student at each grade level as the Student of the Month. Teachers and staff had the opportunity to nominate one student who they believed met the following criteria: 1. Follows Westfield’s Rules of Respect for staff and peers. 2. Shows ...

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Irene Bautista studies cities, architecture in China

ONEONTA — Irene Bautista of Westfield was one of 26 SUNY Oneonta students who traveled to Guilin, China at the end of May to learn all about cities and architecture in the region and study the history of urbanization and modernization in China and the impact of tourism on ...

Dunkirk Police honor local students with breakfast

Last Spring, the Dunkirk Police Department launched a community program where a student is picked up at their school by a City Police Officer and taken for breakfast in a marked patrol car to Tim Hortons on Lakeshore Drive East. Dave and Gina Kron from Tim Hortons reserve a special table for ...

Births | VIEW ALL

Macy Lorraine

A daughter, Macy Cassandra Lorraine, was born to Ashley and Tyler Dotson of Marietta, Georgia on June 1, 2019. Ashley is the daughter of Barbara (Rusch) and Kevin Kane of Marietta, Georgia. Macy is the great-granddaughter of Barbara Kane of Dunkirk and Lorraine and David Rusch of Ocala, Florida.

Benjamin “Benji” Zachary Travis

Benjamin “Benji” Zachary Travis was born April 26, 2019 at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. His weight was 7 pounds, 10 ounces and he was 20.5 inches long at birth. His parents are Brooks and Tiffany Travis of Westfield. His siblings are Big Brother Harper and Big Sister Georgianna.

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.

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Edward Gallivan Jr. and Kendra Catalano

Edward Gallivan Jr. and Kendra Catalano, together with their families, announce their engagement. Edward, of Silver Creek, is a 2013 graduate of Silver Creek High School and a 2017 graduate of SUNY Fredonia, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation/Illustration. Kendra, of Forestville, is a ...

Lisa Dunbar and Tyler Shoulders

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Dunbar from Dunkirk, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Lisa to Tyler Shoulders, son of Bill and Trish Shoulders, of Edinboro, PA. Ms. Dunbar is a graduate of Mercyhurst University class of 2017 with a B.S. in Public Health and a recent grad from ...

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. ...

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CCA welcomes new principal

The Central Christian Academy School Committee is pleased to announce they have a new school principal, Cynthia “Cindi” Massaro. Massaro has a Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics with a minor in Education from Rutgers University. Her educational experience includes public school, home ...

Lily Dale to host Spiritualist History & Symposium

LILY DALE — Thursday and Friday, July 25 and 26 at the Assembly Hall in Lily Dale, The Science of Things Spiritual will present special lectures by Paul Gaunt and presentations by noted spiritual scholars. On Thursday, July 25 at 10 a.m., Paul Gaunt, Curator of Britten Museum and Library, ...

Catholic Charities express gratitude as Appeal achieves $9.3 million

Catholic Charities officials announced this week that the 2019 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities and the Fund for the Faith achieved a total of $9,308,843 in cash and pledges, representing 85% of its $11 million goal. Catholic Charities President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis C. ...

Blessed Mary Angela R.C. Parish announces Polka Fest

All are invited to Blessed Mary Angela’s Polka Fest 2019 on Sunday, Aug. 11. Festivities begin with a polka mass outside under the Big Top at noon with music by Special Delivery. Music will continue outside after mass until 3 p.m. Enjoy a fun-filled day as Lenny Gomulka and the Chicago Push ...

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Mr. Gregory Kowal and Mrs. Jenna Marie Smith

Miss Jenna Marie Smith and Mr. Gregory Kowal were united in marriage on Saturday, July 21, 2018 in an outdoor ceremony on the grounds of Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, with a reception immediately following at the Holiday Valley Lodge. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Lauren Smith of ...

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, ...

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Senior News

Dunkirk Senior Center News Big Bingo is CANCELLED for AUGUST. It will resume in September. There will be an ice cream social and beverages on Thursday, Aug. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. for $1 per member. There will also be raffles. The event is for members only. Sign-up has begun. Tai Chi is ...

Senior News

Collins 50 Plus Seniors Activities for the week of July 14-20: Sunday, July 14: Pickle Ball, 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym. Wednesday, July 17: Exercises with Pat, 10 a.m., Painter Center gym. Games & Crafts with Pat, 1 p.m., Painter Center Rose Room. Please use the front ...

Senior News Briefs

Mayville Seniors The Mayville Seniors gathered on June 20 for their second meeting of the month. A choice of many dishes donated by the member was enjoyed. Dianne Goodrich gave the invocation and later devotions. President Janet Loomis led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Bonnie Johnson ...

Meals on Wheels

July daily main entree 1 Stuffed cabbage, carrots, pineapple juice, cornbread, fruited gelatin 2 Barbecued pork on bun, green beans, potato salad, pudding 3 Seafood salad on croissant, pasta salad, coleslaw, seasonal fruit 4 Happy Fourth of July 5 Hot dog on bun, baked beans, carrots, ...

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Highly rated drum corps to visit Dunkirk, Gowanda and Brocton

Six of the top drum corps in Drum Corps International’s Open Class division will soon descend upon Western New York for Rhythm at the Rapids, a prelude to the annual Drums Along the Waterfront — Tour of Champions event, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Niagara Falls ...

‘Blue Mind’ exhibit to close with reception

JAMESTOWN — The “Blue Mind” art exhibit currently showing at 3rd on 3rd Gallery in Reg Lenna Center for The Arts will end its run with a closing artists reception and two lectures Sat., July 20 at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Chautauqua County artist Karen Glosser, who ...

Fredonia Jazz Society announces 2019 student competition

The Fredonia Jazz Society is pleased to host the 2019 Student Jazz Competition. It is open to any and all students ages 15 to 22 years old (inclusively) as of Oct. 1, and whose current residence is within approximately a 100-mile radius of Fredonia as of that same date. “We want to hear ...

Whirlybird Music and Arts Festival expanding to three days

JAMESTOWN – Whirlybird is back! Jamestown’s Music & Arts Festival returns July 18-20. The second annual Whirlybird Music & Arts Festival experience is expanding to be a three-day music and arts extravaganza! Whirly will feature over 60 artists, celebrating local, regional and ...

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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 ...