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Sunday Lifestyles

Rust In Peace: It’s the end of the road for toll booths

Travelers in the state of New York report a sudden mass die-off of hundreds of members of the species Telonium exactionum nummi — or toll booth — along the New York State Thruway. Researchers suspect that the booths suffered from an acute technological infection known as gantrification. ...

Delivery of gratitude: Sinclairville 76ers salute service of volunteer

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville 76ers is the Meals on Wheels program for the Cassadaga Valley area. Hot meals are delivered three days a week in three vans on three different routes. The routes included Villenova, Cherry Creek, Conewanago Valley, Ellington, Sinclairville, Gerry, ...

Silver Creek library plans book give-away

Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main Street in Silver Creek, has a wide variety of new books to give away to local children this holiday season. The books are suitable for ages birth to 20, are pre-wrapped, and have a removable note indicating the subject of the book. Anyone who would ...

‘Impulse control’ issues begin in the teenage years

Before we get into this article on chemical dependency with adolescents between 13 to 19, I would like to give a “warm fuzzy” to a special friend. Every once in awhile, God sends out certain angels to help us in our mission as we go through our trials and tribulations. These people are ...

Shakespeare Club continues focus on humor

The fifth meeting of the 2020-2021 Fredonia Shakespeare Club year was held virtually on Nov. 5. President Mary Croxton welcomed fifteen members. Mrs. Lucille Richardson presented her paper “Commedia dell’arte,” in keeping with this year’s theme of “Humor and Humorists.” ...

Prescott chapter meets

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 Thursday, Nov. 5. There were 12 members present. Regent Brenda Johnson welcomed associate members Deborah Stauring and Mary ...

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 ...

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 ...

Creating gifts that offer a connection to nature

The holidays are different this year — for many reasons — but the end result is that I am doing different activities than normal, some old traditions are on hold, and it is an opportunity to try out some new things. I’ve always made a holiday wreath out of greens and some natural ...

American dream ends in nightmare

My grandfather, Matthew Radkowski, was born on Jan. 1, 1939, in Bogoria, Poland. From an early life that put him to the test very few living beings can possibly fathom, he eventually made his way to the United States of America where he lived the American Dream, but the past nine months he ...

McGraw’s latest songs honor veterans

Nashville singer, songwriter, and Dunkirk native Sean Patrick McGraw, has recorded two new songs to honor veterans. These songs are a collaboration involving the local “No One Forgets” project headed by George H Burns II of Fredonia and Richard Titus of Dunkirk, and the book “My Dear ...

Girl Scout trio working to raise $5,000 to assist Lakeshore Humane Society

Three 14-year old Girl Scouts, members of Troop 20069, have been pursuing their Silver Award, the highest honor a Cadette Girl Scout can achieve. Cadettes are girls who are in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade. They work hard together to tackle a problem and figure out how to solve it, this ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club studies humor in tragedies

Mary Croxton, Fredonia Shakespeare Club president, welcomed 15 members to the fourth meeting of the club’s 2020-21 year. Karin Seager Cockram provided a virtual tour of the Lake Shore Arts Alliance facility prior to start of the meeting. Dr. Irene Strychalski presented her paper on ...

Brocton names top October students

Lillian Zappie was selected by the Brocton Middle School faculty and staff as Student of the Month for October 2020. Lillian is currently a seventh-grader at Brocton and resides in Brocton with her parents, James and Kristin Zappie. Lillian is a student of many talents. She is a ...

Share some laughs with Toastmaster club

At a recent Dunkirk-Fredonia Toastmaster club meeting Rosemarie Eskes, from Rochester, received constructive feedback on her Humorous speech, Title: “Really Good Cole Slaw: A Humorous Tall Tale.” Eskes delivered unexpected and humorous content within the parameters of her message. This ...

Literacy Volunteers Holiday Basket Raffle is underway

The Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County has more than 25 baskets and gift certificates in its 2020 Holiday Basket Raffle. Through Saturday, Dec. 12, the non-profit will sell tickets to give the baskets away. Tickets are available at the book store and cost $10 for a sheet of 20 tickets ...

The outdoors remain great

I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that the natural world has never been more important than in 2020. For so many of us, nature has been the break from the increased screen time in our work, learning, and connection with others. A hike, or even a step outside relieves stress brought on by ...

‘A way to honor them’: Memorial Tree Lane takes root at Greystone

A tree can be a symbol of a person’s lifetime and Greystone Nature Preserve believes that an individual’s legacy should not end after they have passed. Losing loved ones during these harsh times makes it especially hard to honor the transition and give them the goodbye they deserve. ...

Foundation aims to improve ‘quality of life’ in our region

Celebrating the impact of philanthropy and advancing its work is the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation’s focus for this year’s Community Foundation Week. The purpose of the week is to recognize the important work of community foundations and their collaborative and innovative ...

Bicycles, ribbons are part of Oktoberfest

School 3 in Dunkirk ended October in celebration of many events including Red Ribbon Week, Say No to Drugs, Color the school Pink in honor of Breast Awareness month, Hispanic Heritage Month, celebration of 200 participants on our morning announcements and Halloween. School 3 faculty and ...