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Sunday Lifestyles

CHALK IT UP: NCCF effort aims to bring sun, smiles

Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is campaigning to uplift the northern Chautauqua community through #upliftchq! The foundation started with Facebook contests aimed to make everyone smile and have something fun to do. Winning posts received gift cards from local restaurants. One week ...

Even at a distance, gardens can look great

The year 2020 references vision, but no one saw the COVID-19 coming. As most of us were making plans for this unique year number, the virus was making its plan to make this year one that no one will ever forget! Along with all the cancellations nationally and locally, the NCCF yard and garden ...

Gardens, baskets help in beautifying city Housing Authority properties

The city of Dunkirk Housing Authority tenants have united and planted new gardens. Tenants and the Housing Authority purchased soil, flowers, baskets, and made standing garden beds. The tenants planted flowers, fruit and vegetables. They enjoy seeing their work blossom and share ...

Stokes commissioned as second lieutenant

Gwen Stokes was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army on Tuesday in Buffalo. She is the recipient of the Army’s Health Professions Scholarship for Dental Medicine and will be attending Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (L.E.C.O.M.) School of Dental Medicine in ...

Inner Lakes announces scholarship winners

The Inner Lakes Federal Credit Union has recently announced their scholarship winners for the 2019-2020 school year. They are: ¯ First – Alec Schrader (Fredonia), $1,500 ¯ Second – Dylan Scriven (Westfield), $1,500 ¯ Third – Kaitlyn Dahl (Cassadaga Valley), $1,000 ¯ Third ...

McNamara joins Enactus Hall of Fame

State University of New York at Fredonia Associate Professor Susan McNamara, a member of the School of Business faculty, has been inducted into the Enactus Hall of Fame for Sam Walton Fellows. The designation honors Sam Walton Fellows based on years of service with Enactus, mentoring and ...

SUNY Fredonia FCU scholarship winners named

The SUNY Fredonia Federal Credit Union has awarded three scholarships. The recipient of the 21st annual Frances C. Granata Scholarship is Megan Kyte. Granata was the first president of the Credit Union in 1974. Megan, daughter of Russell Kyte and Bridget Russell of Fredonia, is a senior ...

Ripley Central School holds sixth-grade graduation ceremony

RIPLEY — The air was filled with “Pomp and Circumstance” and the people were applauding wildly, but no students walked down the aisle at Ripley Central School District’s sixth-grade graduation. Rather, a procession of decorated vehicles made their way along Main Street, escorted front ...

Two are named winners of Van Miller scholarship

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Lake Shore Savings Bank is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Van Miller Hometown Hero Scholarship. Selected to receive the Van Miller Hometown Hero Scholarships are Dunkirk High School 2020 graduates, Malaquia Nieves and ...

JCC holds signing day, ceremony

Jamestown Community College held a signing day for recipients of the Workforce Readiness Scholarship at the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses recently. During a virtual ceremony that featured comments on regional workforce and employer perspectives by Mark Geise, chief executive ...

DAV awards scholarships

Three Dunkirk High School JROTC cadets received scholarships from the Charles Tinley Disabled American Veterans Post 142 in Dunkirk. Owen John-Smith, received the DAV Espirite de corps scholarship for showing great citizenship, courtesy and enthusiasm for his local community and for the U.S. ...

NATURAL SETTING IN OUR BACK YARD

With our region slowly reopening, Western New Yorkers are hungry to get outside. For those who are searching for the serenity of a spectacular forest off the beaten path, where they can practice social distancing and enjoy nature, what better place is there than the College Lodge Forest near ...

Revitalize planting seeds of hope in city

Most of the community knows that Dunkirk’s brightly colored, downtown hanging flowers are a project initiated by Revitalize Dunkirk and paid for by hundreds of generous donors through the fundraising efforts of its Beautification Committee. Few may realize that the committee’s 20 active ...

Brocton Central School: Valedictorian, salutatorian

BROCTON — Jadniel Varela is valedictorian of the Brocton Central School Class of 2020. Gregory Lapp is the class salutatorian. Jadniel is the son of Glory and Hector Aponte. He has been on the High Honor Roll throughout his high school career. He is a past member of the Junior ...

Pine Valley Central School: Valedictorian, salutatorian

SOUTH DAYTON — Pine Valley Central School is proud to announce this year’s valedictorian is Jared Nobles and the salutatorian is Delanie Tunstall. Jared is the son of Tim and Teresa Nobles of South Dayton. His current extracurricular involvement includes the National Honor Society, ...

Dunkirk High School: Valedictorian, salutatorian

Dunkirk High School has announced its Class of 2020 valedictorian and salutatorian. Julia DeLand, daughter of Raymond and Cathryn DeLand, is valedicatorian. She is graduating with an overall weighted grade point average of 101.45. She is described as a very kind, hardworking and honest young ...

Cassadaga Valley Central School: Valedicatorian, salutatorian

Sophia Ekstrom, daughter of Jeffrey and Christine Ekstrom, will be graduating as the valedictorian of the Cassadaga Valley Central School Class of 2020. She will continue her education at Liberty University with a major in pre-law and potential minor in ministry. During her time at ...

Silver Creek Central School: Valedictorian, co-salutatorian

Bridgette Ewing has been named valedictorian of Silver Creek Central School’s Class of 2020, with two students earning co-salutatorian status — Liberty Lawton and Olivia Zybtek. Bridgette Ewing will study criminal and forensic sciences at the University at Albany. She wants to pursue a ...

Rotary spotlights youth services

Shining the spotlight on 41 outstanding area high school students and offering a total of $2,400 in scholarships to eight graduating seniors were part of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville’s Youth Services Committee’s actions during the 2019-2020 club year. Dan Smith is the ...

Commentary: ‘Absurd’ actions delaying treatment

For those of you in the Dunkirk-Fredonia-Jamestown area who have read this column for two and a half years, I’m pretty positive that you’ve read my opinion on Methadone treatment and the clinic that we still don’t have. Three and a half years ago, OASAS (Office of Alcohol and Substance ...