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William and Frances Sayers

William and Frances Sayers of Fredonia celebrated their 70th wedding anniversay on March 31, 2021. They have resided in Fredonia all their lives. He is retired from Fredonia State College maintenance department. The couple has five sons: Robert of Fredonia, Michael (Donna) of Lakewood, ...

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 ...

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LWV tackles topic of fair housing at meeting

The League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County tackled the topic of fair housing at a recent virtual meeting. Mary Croxton, league president, introduced three speakers, addressing a wide range of housing issues. Jessica Mallon, director of fair housing and policy for the Chicago Housing ...

HOPE Chautauqua announces virtual 5K run or walk event

HOPE Chautauqua, an initiative of Prevention Works, is announcing its inaugural virtual 5K Run. Run or walk the 5K (3.1 miles) any time in May, with organizers encouraging use of the free It’s Your Race virtual app. It will automatically track and map a route and then enter the results ...

Man pleads guilty to cocaine charge

A Jamestown man has pleaded guilty to attempting to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute. U.S. Attorney James Kennedy Jr. announced Wednesday that Jeffrey Guzman Suarez, 30, entered the plea, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Assistant ...

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Legion Auxiliary Unit 1280 discusses spring plans

CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary Unit 1280 held its regular monthly meeting at the legion post recently with 14 senior members attending and all officers were present. President Lauren Sharp opened the meeting in regular fashion with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Preamble, a ...

Gowanda High School announces Boys State reps

GOWANDA — The Gowanda Central School District’s delegates for the 2021 American Legion Boys State are juniors Timothy Ackley Jr., Zachary Hammond and Gavin Phillips. Boys State Delegates are sponsored by the American Legion Gowanda Post 409. Boys State is a weeklong program that ...

SOMEWHERE ABOVE THE RAINBOW: An angelic sight

This rainbow photo taken from the back yard of Rosanne Cole of Dunkirk on March 26 came just before the rain. Cole noted at the peak of the colors there “looks like an angel figure in the clouds. ... Perfect as we entered Holy Week!” She also included this verse: “And God raised the Lord ...

Getting the dirt on mud

There are only a few things more indicative of early spring than mud. As the ground melts from its winter freeze, mud abounds. In more northern regions of New England and the Great Lakes, this time is unofficially called “Mud Season” as we make that sometimes sloppy transition between ...

Achievement | VIEW ALL

Gowanda Elementary Honor rolls

GOWANDA — Gowanda Elementary School officials recently released the school’s fourth-grade high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first half of the 2020-21 school year. They are: FIRST QUARTER HIGH HONOR ROLL AVERAGE OF 95 TO 100 Alexandra Barnes, Colton Gernatt, Kaitlyn Kelly, ...

Westfield Middle, High schools announce second quarter honor rolls

Westfield Middle School has announced its merit and honor rolls for the second marking period. 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 for the ...

Silver Creek Middle/High School announce honor, credit rolls

SILVER CREEK — Silver Creek Middle/High School officials recently released the school’s honor and credit rolls for the second quarter of the 2020-21 school year. They are: HONOR ROLL Sixth Grade: Andrew Arnold Jr, Emily Bain, Madison Blair, Kiele Boedo, Lillian DeNisco, Gabriella Dudek, ...

Gowanda High School releases high honor, honor, merit rolls

GOWANDA — Gowanda Central School officials recently released the school’s high honor, honor and merit rolls for the second quarter of the 2020-21 school year. They are: HIGH HONOR ROLL AVERAGE OF 95 OR HIGHER 12th Grade: Emma Bouch, Joshua Covert-Freeman, Hailey Fisher, Elise Forbes, ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Religion | VIEW ALL

The victory over fear and death

We are moving quickly to the celebration of Holy Week and Easter. What a perfect time that we are celebrating this. Why? First, because last year we had to celebrate these events at home and separate from others. Secondly, our lives have been surrounded by fear. Jesus’ death and resurrection ...

Religion briefs

St. John the Baptist to resume in-church services Easter After an absence of in-church worship services, St. John the Baptist (Episcopal) Church will resume services on Easter Sunday, April 4. The Easter liturgy and the celebration of the Eucharist, including Holy Communion, will take ...

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School second quarter academic honors

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School Principal Andrew Ludwig has announced the students who have achieved academic honors for the second quarter of the 2020-2021 academic year. First Honors: Eighth grade: Elijah Greenough, Luca Gullo, Maximus Sturniolo Seventh grade: Thomas Askar, Olivia ...

St. Francis High School releases academic honors

St. Francis High School has announced academic honors for the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Local students named include: Angola: First honors: Junior Gavin Herman; Sophomore Devon Shepherd. Second honors: Junior Samuel Chiavetta. Collins: First honors: Freshman Shane ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

Dr. and Mrs. Randy Elf

Hilary Anne Kurtz and Dr. Randolph Scott Elf were united in marriage Dec. 28, 2019, in First Lutheran Church in Jamestown. The Rev. Daniel K. Nagle, pastor, and the Rev. Paul R. Messner, former vicar of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Jamestown, performed the 3 p.m. ceremony. The reception was at ...

Mr. and Mrs. Marc Anthony Pappas

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

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 ...

Senior News | VIEW ALL

Fredonia Beaver Club Senior Pinochle results

March 9 1st Kathy Kamery 823 2nd Barbara Smith 797 Peanuts Lucy Saeli March 11 1st Lucy Saeli 593 2nd Kathy Kamery 574 Double Pinochle Kathy Kamery Peanuts Barbara Smith March 16 1st Philip Cornell 567 2nd Lucy Saeli 564 Double Pinochle Philip ...

Collins 50 Plus Seniors sets events

The Feb. 21 through 26 activity schedule for the Collins 50 Plus Seniors includes: Sunday, Feb. 21: Pickle Ball at 6:30 p.m. in the L.K. Painter Center gym. Monday, Feb. 22: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m. in the Painter Center gym. Tuesday, Feb. 23: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim at 9 ...

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 ...

Entertainment | VIEW ALL

Piano festival at Fredonia to recognize underrepresented composers

A series of virtual experiences celebrating the lives and works of underrepresented composers will be showcased at the State University at Fredonia School of Music’s second annual Robert Jordan Piano Festival during April. Named in the memory of Professor Emeritus Robert Jordan, who taught ...

Poet to give virtual craft talk, poetry reading

Meg Day, a poet and author of the award-winning “Last Psalm at Sea Level,” will present a craft talk on Wednesday, April 7, and a poetry reading on Thursday, April 8, both at 7 p.m., via Zoom, as part of the Mary Louise White Visiting Writers Series at the State University of New York at ...

Opera House to stream internationally recognized bluegrass band

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center will present the internationally acclaimed bluegrass band Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road in concert on Saturday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be streamed live from the mountains of North Carolina, home of the band. “We’re ...

Chautauqua Symphony, Institution reach agreement

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution has reached a new agreement with the musicians of the resident Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. The agreement extends the current Collective Bargaining Agreement through September 2021, but makes some important adjustments that provide for flexibility and ...

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Sign-ups now underway for virtual Harp Day at Fredonia

The State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music will host an online Harp Day, a free event, on Sunday, May 2, beginning at 10:30 a.m., for harpists of all ages and levels. “Fredonia Harp Day has always been an exciting time to fill Mason Hall with harps of every size and ...

Fredonia faculty recital to feature works by female composers

Music by female composers that spans the 19th century to the present will be performed by three State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music faculty members – Assistant Professor Leonidas Lagrimas (piano), Adjunct Lecturer Laurie Tramuta (mezzo soprano) and Adjunct ...

Classic country music film presented by Opera House

Country music fans are in for a treat as the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center presents a remastered version of the classic country music documentary Heartworn Highways, streaming through March 4 in the Opera House Screening Room. In the mid-1970s, filmmaker James Szalapski ...

Fozzie Bear exhibit on display at National Comedy Center

JAMESTOWN — As the original “Muppet Show” has made its debut on Disney+, the show’s resident stand-up comedian and beloved Muppet, Fozzie Bear, makes his debut at the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York and is on exhibit for visitors to enjoy during their museum experience. ...