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Sunday Lifestyles

Donations add warmth, adventure

At Campus and Community Children’s Center, the staff knows that children are natural explorers and discoverers who love to challenge themselves. They understand the significance of young learners having chances to learn in various settings. One of the best ways to allow for opportunities ...

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 ...

Historian keeps making his mark in Cassadaga

CASSADAGA — John Sipos has served as the Cassadaga Village Historian for 16 years, being appointed in 2005. Sipos keeps historical records of the village which include research, sharing history, and maintaining records for the future. At a recent village board meeting, Sipos presented ...

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 ...

Shakespeare Club holds final meeting

President Mary Croxton opened the seventeenth and final meeting of the Fredonia Shakespeare Club’s 2020-2021 program year, which focused on “Humor and Humorists.” The topic for the 2021-22 year will be “Scandalous Women,” with specific subject matter to be finalized at the ...

JCC student earns USA honors

JACKSON, Miss. — Bagul Mammedova, a sophomore global studies major at SUNY Jamestown Community College, is one of 20 college students named to the prestigious All-USA Academic Team and will receive a $5,000 scholarship. More than 2,000 students were nominated for this award. The All-USA ...

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 ...

Senior Center offers update

The Dunkirk Senior Center is now on Facebook. All events, trips and senior information will be posted as soon as it is scheduled. Those interested can join the Facebook Group at Dunkirk Senior Center. The ice cream social is scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. The event will ...

Dr. Xin Fan speaks at 2 global webinars

State University of New York at Fredonia Department of History Associate Professor Xin Fan delivered an address at Semi Colonialism and International Law, a webinar series sponsored by O.P. Jindal Global University in India and Addis Ababa University IHL Clinic in Ethiopia, and also discussed ...

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 ...

Area DAR chapter hears history tied to One-Cent Day

The regular monthly meeting of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held at the YWCA in Westfield on April 1. There were 11 members present. The meeting was called to order at 1:05 p.m. by Regent Brenda Johnson. The opening ...

Worldwide nursing career started at home

An atlas. It’s one of Cheri Foti’s most prized possessions — a visual memory of a career dedicated to serving her country and others across the globe. “I’ve highlighted each of the countries and continents I’ve been to,” Foti says. “I’ve been to over 21 countries and four ...

Troop’s fundraising supports Silver Creek learning

SILVER CREEK – Two diligent and industrious local Girl Scouts — Emily Bowers and Stephanie VanCheri of Troop 20069 and freshmen at Silver Creek High School — were recently presented the Silver Award, the second highest award of the Girl Scouts of the USA. The concept of this award is ...

New Westfield library director ready to ‘serve’

WESTFIELD — On Monday, March 1, 2021, the Patterson Library welcomed a new director, Megan M.H. Hegna. With a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa, she also carries a New York State Public Librarian Certificate. Studies for her Master’s focused on ...

Area educator is recipient of Chancellor’s award

Linda (Ferry) Prechtl, an adjunct faculty member in the State University of New York at Fredonia College of Education, was recently recognized by President Stephen Kolison Jr., as the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching. Since 2010, Mrs. Prechtl has ...

Gowanda announces Girls State reps

GOWANDA — Gowanda Central School District is again participating in the annual American Legion Auxiliary Empire Girls State Program. The Gowanda American Legion Auxiliary and the Gowanda Sons of the American Legion Units 409 are the sponsors for the 2021 Girls State citizens. Only 360 ...

Irish treat

Doc Hamels, a singer, songwriter and well known regional musician, discussed the various themes of Celtic music and performed three representative songs during the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club’s March 23 Zoom meeting. Hamels has twice served this Rotary club as its president and has held ...

Decomposing and rebuilding

By CHELSEA JANDREAU At the junction of summer and fall, there is a month or so when the mucky fields of skunk cabbage that flourished and made the wetland floors verdant and lush seem to disappear entirely. However, if you look closely, you will begin to notice tiny purple-striped sprouts ...

JCC announces December graduates

Dr. Kirk Young, vice president of student affairs, and Dr. Marilyn Zagora, vice president of academic affairs, have announced the names of students who were awarded degrees or certificates from the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses of Jamestown Community College in December 2020. ...

Brrrr-tual Plunge raises funds for Rosie’s Run

Family Health Medical Services and event sponsor Bentley Tree Care LLC have presented a $4,027.47 check from the proceeds of the 2021 Brrrr-tual Plunge to Rosie’s Run. The check was made possible due to individuals who took the plunge on February 6 and the donations from the ...