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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.

Kay and William Rickard

Kay and William Rickard were married on June 15, 1963, in Butler, Pa. Their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren gathered together on Saturday, June 17 to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The day started out with a family photo and later followed with a dinner ...

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MONDAY, APRIL 22 Darwin R. Library presents: Preschool storytime 7 Day St., Fredonia, 10:30 a.m. Stories, movies, crafts, play. All children welcome. No registration necessary. Dunkirk Days of Doing 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Check in at the Revitalize Dunkirk tent at the City Pier to sign a ...

Comedy Center Director’s Name Pops Up On Sitcom Finale

If you are a fan of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” then you know that recently, the show ended its run on HBO. The sitcom, created by Larry David, who also co-created “Seinfeld,” gave a nod to the National Comedy Center in its final episode. Specifically, NCC Director Journey Gunderson was ...

Leon Historical Society holds 1st business meeting of 2024

Leon Historical Society held its first business meeting of the year. The meeting was called to order by Klayton Peterson, President March 25. The Secretary’s Report from October, 2023 given by Secretary Lynnette McElmurray. The Treasurer’s Report was given by Treasurer John ...

Guitar duo plays Friday at Opera House

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center presents the acclaimed guitar duo Smallwood & Fath in concert on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Gary Smallwood and Michael Fath have been two of the most prominent and critically acclaimed guitarists in the mid-Atlantic region for decades. With a ...

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School 5 names top students

Submitted Photo Recently several students at Dunkirk Primary School 5 were honored as February students of the month. Danielle Russell, building principal, presented certificates to the students. Isla Andin was selected as overall student of the month and was honored at a recent Board of ...

Canine Rescue receives donation

The Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue recently received a $500 donation from Community Bank of Westfield to contribute to improving the lives of the dogs the Rescue cares for. Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue was selected as the recipient of the donation due to the involvement of Ashlee ...

Cathy Young speaks at Rural Urban Day

The Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club recently held its annual Rural Urban Day where local farmers, business owners, students and community members are invited to hear and discuss a topic relevant to the local, regional and global aspects of the agricultural industry. The event has been held by ...

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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 ...

Births | VIEW ALL

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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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. ...

Kelsey George and Nicholas Spratt

Together with their families, Kelsey George and Nicholas Spratt have announced their engagement. Kelsey is the daughter of Karen George and the late Jeffery George of Fredonia. She is a graduate of Fredonia High School class of 2013, and Alfred State with a degree in interior design in 2015. ...

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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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Silver Creek Senior Citizens meet

SILVER CREEK – The Silver Creek Seniors met on Tuesday, April 9 with 19 members present. President Janice Snyder opened the meeting with the Pledge to the flag and all singing God Bless America. Chaplain Pauline Flitt read “The Comforter” and gave a blessing on the members and food. ...

Silver Creek senior celebrate birthdays

SILVER CREEK – The Silver Creek Seniors met on Tuesday, March 26 with 19 members and guests Debbie and Brooks Truitt present. President Janice Snyder opened the meeting with the Pledge to the flag and all singing God Bless America. Chaplain Pauline Flitt read “A Prayer for Spring” and ...

Silver Creek Seniors meet

SILVER CREEK – The Silver Creek Seniors met on Tuesday, March 19 with 21 members present. President Janice Snyder opened the meeting with the Pledge to the flag and all singing God Bless America. Chaplain Pauline Flitt read “Grateful to God” and offered a prayer for the members and ...

The Dunkirk Senior Center planning for spring

The Dunkirk Senior Center will be holding a potluck dinner on Saturday, April 20. Doors open at 4 p.m. with dinner starting at 4:30 p.m. Sign up in the Center office starting Thursday, April 4. The Senior Center will also be having a Cinco DeMayo party on Sunday, May 5. Watch for further ...

Entertainment | VIEW ALL

Comedy Center Director’s Name Pops Up On Sitcom Finale

If you are a fan of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” then you know that recently, the show ended its run on HBO. The sitcom, created by Larry David, who also co-created “Seinfeld,” gave a nod to the National Comedy Center in its final episode. Specifically, NCC Director Journey Gunderson was ...

Guitar duo plays Friday at Opera House

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center presents the acclaimed guitar duo Smallwood & Fath in concert on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Gary Smallwood and Michael Fath have been two of the most prominent and critically acclaimed guitarists in the mid-Atlantic region for decades. With a ...

New Horizons to perform Wednesday at SUNY

The 50-member New Horizons Band of Western New York will present their Spring Concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The free concert will be in the Harry A. King Concert Hall on the SUNY Fredonia Campus. After opening the concert with Jack Stamp’s arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner as a ...

Coming up…

MONDAY, APRIL 15 Darwin R. Library presents: Preschool storytime 7 Day St., Fredonia, 10:30 a.m. Stories, movies, crafts, play. All children welcome. No registration necessary. United Seniors luncheon Kosciuszko Club, 252 Nevins St., Dunkirk, 11 a.m. Send $15 to Linda Riley 264 King St., ...

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Theatre department offers productions of ‘Crucible,’ ‘Abigail/1702’

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the State University of New York at Fredonia has under-taken an ambitious project to close out its 2023-24 Walter Gloor Mainstage Series. The Department will present rotating productions of “The Crucible” and “Abigail/1702: A Twice-told Tale” ...

Silver Creek High School presents ‘Tuck Everlasting’

SILVER CREEK — Silver Creek High School presents the student musical “Tuck Everlasting,” Saturday and Sunday. Based on the American children’s novel, “Tuck Everlasting” by Natalie Babbitt, the musical features notable songs like “Top of the World,” the cast favorite “Partner ...

Brocton golf tourney planning beginning

BROCTON — Plans are underway for the Brocton Central School Alumni Association Golf Tournament and Chicken & Rib BBQ for July 13. These events are always held the second Saturday in July to raise money for student scholarships. All proceeds from these events along with donations have ...

‘Mary Poppins Jr.’ being performed in South Dayton

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins Jr. is playing at the Free Methodist Church on Saturday, April 20 at 7 p.m. The “practically perfect” 70-minute musical, designed for middle school-aged performers, is based on the classic P.L. Travers stories and the Walt Disney film. The Miss ...