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2019 Botticello Family Reunion

The Botticello Family reunion was held at Evangola State Park. A chicken barbecue dinner by Weidner’s was severed along with many appetizers, salads, and desserts family members provided. A cake featuring last year’s attendees served as dessert. The highlight of the reunion was a water ...

New York Army National Guard Promotions

LATHAM – 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. Branden Libby from South Dayton and assigned to the ...

Gary Tripp Memorial Scholarship awarded

The Gary Tripp Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Monica Pokoj of Dunkirk High School. Monica will be attending SUNY Fredonia in the fall. The scholarship has been established using funds from the Gary Tripp Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament was originally started to assist Gary with ...

Forestville American Legion Post 953 sponsors boy to attend Boys State

The Forestville American Legion Post 953 sponsored one boy from Forestville High School Class of 2020 to attend Boys State. Boys State was held June 27 through July 2 at SUNY Morrisville. Representing Post 953 was Lucas Young on the left and on the right is post commander Thomas Halicki ...

Carrier Educational Center holds Senior recognition ceremony

ANGOLA — Students enrolled in Career and Technical Education programming at the Carrier Educational Center celebrated hard work and perseverance during the 2019 senior recognition ceremony held at Lake Shore High School. More than 80 students from Eden, Forestville, Gowanda, Lake Shore, ...

E2CCB Job Corps LPN Program graduates 13

CASSADAGA — The Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Cassadaga Job Corps School of Practical Nursing recently held its 20th graduation ceremony. Family and friends from as far away as California filled Park United Methodist Church in Cassadaga to celebrate the 13 graduates. Cassadaga Job ...

CMHS Class of 1969 celebrates their 50 year reunion

Submitted Photos. Gala event for the 50th reunion involving a school tour of. the old Mindszenty building, Sunday Mass at old St. Mary's (now St. Elizabeth Ann Seton), and dinner and dance at the Clarion, tastings at two wineries, and meet and greet at Rookies.

Westfield Academy Central School announces their 2019 Award winners

Listed below are the WACS 2019 award and scholarship recipients. Jennie Lisa Vandevelde Memorial Scholarship: Hailey Cruz. Westfield Firemen’s Award: Bethany Schaaf and Colby Bills. Wallace-Holbrook Scholarship: Noah Knappenberger. American Legion Post 327 Initiative and Awareness ...

Dom Polski Club announces their scholarship awardees

Mackenzie Gugino, daughter of Michael and Cathy Gugino, who will attend JCC to major in Liberal Arts — Math and Science. Zac Cooper, son of Rick and Tami Cooper, who will attend Penn State — York to study Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science. Taylor Gotowka, daughter of Tim ...

Jackie Pacos Memorial Scholarship awarded

The New York State Nurse Practitioner Association Southern Tier Group presented the 2019 Jackie Pacos Memorial Scholarship to two area student nurse practitioners on June 11. The recipients were Alexis DiPalma BSN, RN from Dunkirk and Jerezem Fegley BSN, RN from Frewsburg. A $500 award ...

Heritage Resident Council Awards Scholarships

The Village Resident Council at The Village, a Heritage skilled rehabilitation and nursing community in Gerry, NY, recently presented $500 scholarships to four local high school graduates, Brittyn LeBaron, Spencer Blake, Rachel Ward and Janie Swanson. The members of the Resident Council ...

Brocton scholarship winner announced

Nancy and Mike Manzella presented the $1,000 Staff Sgt. Darren Manzella-Lapeira scholarship award to Madeline Brogan. Madeline was a graduating senior and valedictorian of the 2019 graduating class at Brocton Central School. She is the daughter of Dustin and Vicki Ackendorf of Brocton and will ...

Fredonia Memorial American Legion Post 59 presents scholarship

On June 3, Fredonia Memorial American Legion Post 59 presented a scholarship to an outstanding student to further his or her education. Commander Walter Sedlmayer presented Dyresse Batten, a senior at Fredonia High School, a $1,000 scholarship to help him achieve his goal. Dyresse is ...

The Dunkirk Police Department receives donation

The Dunkirk Exempt Fireman’s Association recently made a donation to the Dunkirk Police Department Equipment Fund. With those funds the Department was able to purchase two new Alco-Sensor units that will be a valuable tool for Investigating Driving Under the Influence incidents. The Dunkirk ...

J.T. Waugh celebrates 4th and 5th grader accomplishments

ANGOLA — John T. Waugh Elementary School celebrated the accomplishments of their 4th and 5th graders with an awards and moving up ceremony. Among the honorees were: ¯ Lily Guest: Announcer Certificate ¯ Nicholas Capitummino: Most Improved in his 4th Grade Class ¯ Wyatt Thompson: ...

GES announces fourth-grade honor rolls

The following fourth-graders at Gowanda Elementary School earned spots on the high honor, honor and merit rolls for the fourth quarter marking period of the 2018-2019 academic year.

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 ...