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Mr. and Mrs. John Kohler

John (Jack) and Phyllis Kohler celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 29. They were married at Zion Lutheran Church in Silver Creek. Loving parents to John T. (Beth) Kohler, Andrew (Genesis) Kohler, and Melinda (Mike) Johnson, they have also been blessed with three beautiful ...

Kenneth and Elsie Lee

The children of Kenneth and Elsie (Pratt) Lee, Kim (Donald); Connie (Michael); Kenneth II; and Kristin (Dennis) are pleased to announce the 65th wedding anniversary of their parents on December 10, 2020. Kenneth and Elsie were married December 10, 1955 at Kidder Church in Jamestown. In ...

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Tabaczka

Dan and Becky Tabaczka Lake Shore Drive celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 22, 2020, in Laconia, N.H., at the 97th annual motorcycle week held at Weirs Beach. They are the parents of Tami (Eric) Johnson of Fredonia, N.Y., and Lindsay (Vince) Fagart of South Carolina. They are ...

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Hernandez

Ivan and Librada “Libby” Hernandez of Dunkirk are celebrating today, Nov. 7. They were married in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. They have four children: Rosa, Carmen, Ivan and Antonia, who send this message: “You are the parents that all kids hope to have, the couple that all lovers hope to ...

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Community notebook

Active Parenting of Teens meets in February Active Parenting of Teens will be held in three two-hour sessions via Zoom from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 4, 11 and 18. To register, call 780-2721 or 664-3608, ext. 226 or email Kathleen J. Colby, director of parenting, at kjcolby@preventionworks.us. The ...

Stockton begins 200th year

STOCKTON — The final meeting of the year of the Town Board was recently held at the end of December, which concluded 199 years of service residents. The first meeting on Jan. 12 marked the beginning of the 200th year for the town board, which first met in April 1821. At the time of the ...

Audubon breaks ground for new wildlife habitat

The Audubon Community Nature Center celebrated National Bird Day on Jan. 5 with an informal groundbreaking ceremony for the Pamela A. Westrom Wildlife Habitat. For almost two decades, Audubon has been home to Liberty, a non-releasable Bald Eagle that was rescued in Washington state. Every ...

Drive-up spaghetti dinner fundraiser set

The Audubon Community Nature Center is presenting a drive-up spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 23. The meal includes a plentiful helping of spaghetti with red sauce and meatballs, a side salad, sliced bread, and a homemade cookie. A vegetarian option is also available that does ...

Sunday Lifestyles | VIEW ALL

Fredonia art gallery presents ‘Dos Mundos: (Re)constructing Narratives’

The Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at the State University at Fredonia will host the traveling exhibition “Dos Mundos: (Re)constructing Narratives,” organized by En Foco Inc. and curated by Juanita Lanzo and Stephanie Lindquist, through Feb. 28. The exhibition includes 37 photographs ...

Collins 50 Plus Seniors sets events

COLLINS — The Jan. 24 to 29 activity schedule for the Collins 50 Plus Seniors includes: Sunday, Jan. 24: Pickle Ball at 6:30 p.m. at the L.K. Painter Center gym. Monday, Jan. 25: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m. in the L.K. Painter Center gym. Tuesday, Jan. 26: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim ...

Going solo does not have to be lonely

In an age where there are all sorts of cure-alls on the Internet, Facebook, Twitter and other social media communications topics, one thought goes unaddressed: loneliness. During my 36 years in chemical dependency counseling and mental health work, loneliness goes unaddressed. There is no ...

Nature’s big picture is one of perspective

Perspective. It is often what gives an excellent image the edge in a photo contest. It is a way to solve a problem, bridge a gap, or accept a difference. It gives rise to hindsight. Or it simply gives you a different way to see the world. Perspective is about seeing and understanding, it is ...

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National Guard announces promotions

Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Sarinah Ecker from Brocton, assigned to the Company A, 642nd ...

Fredonia undergraduate honored with EOP award for excellence

State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras Monday celebrated the achievements of 45 students in SUNY’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), including a State University of New York at Fredonia undergraduate, who were honored with the Norman R. McConney, Jr., Award for Student ...

Sinclairville Elementary School honored by state

Sinclairville Elementary School has been named a National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators Distinguished School by the state Education Department. Sinclairville Elementary is one of up to 100 schools throughout the country that is being nationally recognized for exceptional ...

WACS officials name first period middle school honor rolls

WESTFIELD — Westfield Academy & Central Schools has announced its honor rolls for the middle school. 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 ...

Births | VIEW ALL

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 ...

Engagements | VIEW ALL

Stephanie F. Rogers and Daniel J. Buehler

John and Aimee Rogers of Forestville, N.Y., and Phil and April Buehler of Rapid City, S.D., announce the engagement of their children, Stephanie F. Rogers to Daniel J. Buehler. Stephanie, a 2017 graduate of Children of Mary Homeschooling, attended Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., for ...

Andrew Carreras and Diane Miller-Lloyd

Andrew Carreras and Diana Miller-Lloyd announce their engagement from Nov. 15. Carreras’ parents are Jessica Carreras and the late Felix Carreras Jr. He has a 12-year-old daughter, Jayla Carreras, who currently lives in East Aurora. Miller-Lloyd’s family are her mother, Lyudmila Noble and ...

Katy Schwalbe and Michael Orbach

Katy Schwalbe and Michael Orbach, together with their families, announce their engagement. Katy is the daughter of Ted Schwalbe and Joanne Kelley of Fredonia. She is a graduate of Fredonia High School, Columbia University, and the City University of New York. She is a union organizer and ...

Jennifer Moch and Kyle Steele

Jennifer Moch and Kyle Steele, together with their families, announce their engagement. Miss Moch is the daughter of James and Lisa Moch of Fredonia, N.Y. Her fiance is the son of Craig and Tonya Steele of Columbia, Ill. Miss Moch is a graduate of the State University at Fredonia with a ...

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St. Francis Honor roll

Below are area students who made the First Quarter Honor Roll for St. Francis High School in Hamburg. Angola 1st Honors — Devon Shepherd, Sophomore 2nd Honors — Samuel Chiavetta, Junior; Gavin Herman, Junior Collins 1st Honors — Shande Giesser, Freshman Cherry Creek 2nd Honors ...

Church services canceled

GOWANDA — Sunday services at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Gowanda have been canceled indefinitely.

Holy Trinity Church Confirmation 2020

The Sacrament of Confirmation was celebrated by 16 people and their families at Holy Trinity Church in Dunkirk recently during a 2 p.m. Mass with Father Daniel Walsh and Deacon Daniel Tyler. Pictured, starting bottom left and going clockwise, are: Giacinte Laurito, Gabriel Hellwig, Flynn ...

St. Francis Honor roll

Below are area students who made the First Quarter Honor Roll for St. Francis High School in Hamburg. Angola 1st Honors — Devon Shepherd Sophomore 2nd Honors — Samuel Chiavetta Junior; Gavin Herman Junior Collins 1st Honors — Shande Giesser Freshman Cherry Creek 2nd Honors ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Schober

Alicia Harrington and Andrew Schober were united in marriage on December 18, 2020, at 4 p.m., in a Catholic Mass and double-ring ceremony, at Holy Trinity Church in Dunkirk. The wedding was officiated by the Rev. Daniel Walsh. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Kelley Harrington of ...

Mr. and Mrs. Marc Anthony Nel Pappas

Michele Christine Ebert and Marc Anthony Nel Pappas of Pineville, North Carolina were united in marriage on October 10, 2020 at Glassmine Falls, North Carolina. The bride is the daughter of David A and Tammy L Ebert of Dunkirk, New York. The groom is the son of Dennis and Henriette Pappas of ...

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Frommer

Mrs. Shannon (Livergood) Frommer and Mr. Christopher Frommer were married on Oct. 2, 2020 at Harvest Chapel Church in Fredonia. Shannon is the daughter of Steven and Sally Livergood of Depew. Christopher is the son of Ronald and Robin Frommer of Fredonia. Chris and Shannon went on a nice ...

Mr. and Mrs. Nickolas Coggins

Nickolas Coggins and Amanda Hanley of Forestville were married on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. in the town of Arkwright. They dated for five years and were engaged for a year.

Senior News | VIEW ALL

There’s ways to eat right when the money is tight

Eating healthy is fundamental to your overall wellness, including both your mental and physical health. Eating healthy affects your mood, how you think, your risk of chronic diseases, control over your diabetes and heart disease, as well as your energy level. Most of us have had hard times in ...

Isolation a growing problem during pandemic

At this time, we are challenged in so many ways. We need to be able to shop and get the things we need to stay healthy – food, and cleaning items. We need to exercise and move our bodies to combat soreness and weight gain from our limitations in moving about with this pandemic. We also ...

With vaccinations underway, remain ‘patient’

Happy New Year! It has been a very crazy year and 2021 is starting out a little crazy too but I am hopeful that we will see better days as 2021 progresses. I know everyone is anxious to see an end to the COVID pandemic. When they announced the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, many people ...

Dunkirk Senior Center changes

There are some changes for exercise due to the holidays at Dunkirk Senior Center. On Monday, exercise will be at 10:15. Exercise is canceled on Friday. There will be exercise on Wednesday at 9 a.m. and Monday, Dec. 21 and Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 9 a.m. Tai Chi classes will be over after Dec. ...

Entertainment | VIEW ALL

Opera House screening room debuts

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center this week launches a new program to provide movies and other digital programming to its patrons in the wake of the continued COVID restrictions which prevent the theater from opening. The Opera House Screening Room will offer patrons ...

Fredonia percussionists win international prizes

The State University of New York at Fredonia Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Kay Stonefelt, won First Place in the Open Small Ensemble category at The Education Africa Virtual International Marimba and Steelpan Festival held Dec. 5 through 13. Fredonia School of Music ...

Audubon schedules Holiday Kids Camps

JAMESTOWN — Children ages 4 to 12 are invited to take a break from the holiday busyness and come to Audubon Community Nature Center for a day or exploration, fun, and learning. Audubon is offering two Holiday Camp opportunities, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, and Thursday, Dec. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 ...

Holiday concert available for viewing through end of month

Rockefeller Arts Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia is making its 2020 virtual Christmas pops concert available for viewing online through the end of December. The “Virtual Alumni Christmas Pops Concert” made its debut online on Tuesday, Dec. 15 with the free event ...

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Opera House screening room debuts

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center this week launches a new program to provide movies and other digital programming to its patrons in the wake of the continued COVID restrictions which prevent the theater from opening. The Opera House Screening Room will offer patrons ...

Fredonia percussionists win international prizes

The State University of New York at Fredonia Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Kay Stonefelt, won First Place in the Open Small Ensemble category at The Education Africa Virtual International Marimba and Steelpan Festival held Dec. 5 through 13. Fredonia School of Music ...

Audubon schedules Holiday Kids Camps

JAMESTOWN — Children ages 4 to 12 are invited to take a break from the holiday busyness and come to Audubon Community Nature Center for a day or exploration, fun, and learning. Audubon is offering two Holiday Camp opportunities, on Tuesday, Dec. 29, and Thursday, Dec. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 ...

2019 Hillman Opera a winner in NOA national competition

The National Opera Association announced that the State University of New York at Fredonia’s 2019 Hillman Opera production of “Centrillion” by Jules Massenet, with the libretto by Henri Cain, has earned First Place in Division III of the association’s annual opera production ...