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Sunday Lifestyles

Westfield tribute effort was ‘LABOR OF LOVE’

WESTFIELD — During a recent Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club Zoom meeting, Westfield resident Al Holbrook explained how the First Responders Tribute was established. This small park is located at 18-28 North Portage St. where the Portage Inn had been located. Holbrook’s program was ...

‘Necessity package’ offers daily dose of items

When it comes to community support, Chautauqua County Rural Ministry can claim that much of its success lies in those who give unconditionally. Northern Chautauqua County is rich in giving. People from every community have helped support and bring a better quality of life to our most ...

There’s a bushel of reasons to appreciate the apples

Wandering around, fruitlessly looking for elderberries that the birds had missed (I don’t really know what I was thinking other than I wanted an excuse to take a walk…), we started surveying the apple trees. There weren’t, of course, any elderberries. Many of the trees had no apples, some ...

Lakeshore Humane Society

These handsome fellows are both a bit shy. Cliff is a 5-year-old with a Siamese look. He will hide if he has the opportunity, but he adores being petted and will stay for more. Lucas is a beautiful gray who needed dental work. While his teeth hurt, he acted a little grouchy, but once you ...

Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue

Handsome Herc is hoping for a forever home. He is a neutered male, about 3-years-old, possibly a Beagle/Chow mix. Herc LOVES his ball! He walks well on a leash, is housetrained, would prefer a home without young children, and would love a fenced yard to play ball in. He is somewhat standoffish ...

Westfield Stray Cat Rescue

Lovely Audrey! Audrey is a super friendly and very social girl! Audrey wants to be the center of attention and is very vocal about letting you know it! She is affectionate and loves interacting with people. Audrey is 3-years-old, spayed and has her required vaccinations. Audrey would love to ...

PICTURE THIS: A perfect sunset

Ryan Champlin of Fredonia submitted this photo, taken within the last week, from Point Gratiot in Dunkirk of a recent sunset. Though the days are not as long as they were in July, there’s still plenty of picturesque views across the region to see as summer winds down.

Political spirit from ’76

I have always been a history buff. Here’s my story of how I stumbled into a bit of history 44 years ago. Here goes ... Both political parties were hosting their presidential nominating conventions this month. They will be very different from previous years. They will be virtual conventions ...

Recovery efforts depend on relationships

During this time of COVID-19, the field of chemical dependency has suffered, due to a lack of person to person contact, testing procedures, and trying to get appointments for counseling. The families that are also living through addiction are finding themselves “lost” as to where to go or ...

When it comes to nature, it’s worth taking the plunge

I watched as my kids eyed the drop to the water nervously. It was a good ten feett or more from the top of the rock they were standing on to the water below. Add in the extra five feet or so to their eyes and the fall looked dizzying. They walked to the edge and looked down, measuring not just ...

Lake Shore Humane Society — Nina

This pretty, sweet girl is about five years old and usually very calm and quiet, but she may have some issues with other cats, and becomes somewhat assertive. We recommend a home where she will be the only cat and get all the attention. We also suggest a home without small children. Please ...

Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue — MileyGirl

The Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue’s Dog of the Week is MileyGirl, a beautiful 4-year-old spayed rottweiler who arrived unsocialized from a puppy mill. As a result, she has a list of preferences for her future home. Due to her mill time, she now desires a pet-free, single-person home ...

Westfield Stray Cat Rescue — Stella

Sweet Stella! Stella is a very friendly, easy-going and playful cat who is looking for her forever home. Stella is 3-years-old and very well socialized — she enjoys people and other cats! Stella is spayed, has her required vaccinations and would like to meet you! Check out our Facebook page: ...

Garden Club brings beauty to region

The Silver Creek and Hanover Garden Club was formed in 2010 to promote the use, study, and enjoyment of flowers and plantings for members and the public. The organization is a non-profit, civic minded group that beautifies the Silver Creek village and Town of Hanover with plantings at ...

‘Flexibility’ has been lost

Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts. KENNEDY — Even though New York City is slowly reopening, it’s still a grim situation for individuals like Michael Valvo, a New York City-based actor who has returned home to Chautauqua County for the pandemic. With theaters closed and ...

Scholarship is in memory of SUNY Fredonia grad

OLEAN — Tim Bushnell may not have begun his professional life as an educator, but teaching became one of his real passions during his life. The Timothy Bushnell Memorial Scholarship has helped ensure Bushnell’s legacy for fostering learning in area students can continue since his passing ...

Smith-Schmidt-Krawiec 58th family reunion held

The Smith-Schmidt-Krawiec 58th family reunion was held Aug. 1 at the home of Joshua and Stephanie Woods, 911 Hurlbert Road in Forestville. Josha is the great-grandson of the George and Phyllis Smith family. George was the third son of Andrew “Schmidt” Smith and Angeline Krawiec Smith from ...

When nights are full of nature’s flashing lights

By CHELSEA JANDREAU Summer nights are full of little lights. Look up on a clear night and see a sky full of stars and the constellations humans have created from them. The Big Dipper and Cassiopeia never leave us, but by August, we have sent Orion well on his way and can look up to see the ...

Delaying the complications that come with diabetes

Diabetes is a serious condition that, if not controlled, can cause health problems such as heart disease, nerve damage, eye problems, kidney damage, and teeth and gum damage. Controlling diabetes is a lot of work – you have to work to maintain your weight, increase physical activity, make ...

Scholarships, donations set by women’s group

The Chadwick Bay Chapter held its July installation of officers at Shorewood Country Club recently. Sue Mager and Linda Przepasniak, past state presidents for New York State Women Inc., were the installing officers. Donnie Hover was installed as president, Christine Storer as first vice ...