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Sunday Lifestyles

A ‘Demand’ for equality

I love the United States of America because of the promise and hope of equality and freedom. I love America so much that I laid my life on the line as I enlisted and served in the USMC during the Vietnam War. Ironically, members of my family fought and died in every war dating back to the ...

Local team identities are due for overhaul

In case you were wondering if they still exist, they do. There are still honest and caring people in the world. I just met two of them. Randy Penharlow and Doug Prince. If not for them, you may not be reading this prize-winning column today and what a loss that would be. Through a series of ...

When the show doesn’t go on

Although New York City entered the final phase of reopening on Monday, many New Yorkers’ lives are still on hold, as the city’s restaurants, bars and entertainment venues remain closed indefinitely. Thirty-one-year-old Michael Valvo is one of thousands of “New York City expatriates” ...

John T. Murray Post Auxiliary sets agenda

The John T. Murray Post 1017 Auxiliary met recently with social distancing. Installation of officers took place with Robin Richmond, past county president, being the installing officer. A short meeting was held with the reading of the minutes by Robin Richmond, and treasurers report by Pat ...

Silver Creek Senior Citizens hold first meeting since March

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Citizens met on Tuesday, Aug. 4, their first meeting since March 10. The meeting was called to order by President Ed Newman with 17 in attendance. The Pledge of Allegiance was followed by singing God Bless America. President Newman gave the blessing before ...

POWER of the flowers

Gary Miller has been gardening for years, but this is the first time he's grown hybrid sunflowers. Reaching heights at a monstrous 10 feet tall, the sunflowers are just about to bloom. The bloomed sunflowers can grow to be the size of a human head. Miller stands proudly with his sunflower ...

Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels wins ‘Love’ grant

Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels has received a $4,175 grant from Meals on Wheels America for its participation in Subaru of America’s twelfth annual “Share the Love” campaign. During the event from Nov. 14, 2019, through Jan. 2, 2020, Subaru of America Inc. donated $250 for every new ...

Tips on identifying contract tracers vs. scam artists

Have you been receiving all those annoying phone calls from scam artists stating they are contact tracers? Are they asking you for your personal identifying information? Have you received emails or text messages about contact tracing that want you to click on links for more information? More ...

Getting on their feet for creativity

SILVER CREEK — If you thought a worldwide pandemic could hamper creativity in Silver Creek, some resourceful students would like to invite you to take a seat. A group of fifth-graders at Silver Creek Elementary School, with the encouragement of their families and support of the district, ...

Commentary: Making room for the big questions

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles. In Part One of my series describing methods I’m employing to stay healthy in the age of COVID-19, I shared my reasons for why I decided to quit using Facebook and Twitter. It’s been nearly two months, and not only do I not regret ...

‘Amazing’ collections from COVID-19 front lines

Michael Tuccio likes to stay active. Between his work as a teacher in the Jamestown Public Schools district and constantly supporting his kids in their various activities, the Fredonia resident is rarely dormant — an attribute that posed a challenge in the wake of a statewide shutdown and ...

Area graduates receive scholarships to pursue business-related degrees

Two area graduates recently received awards from scholarship funds that support students pursuing business-related degrees and are managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation. Erica Rojas and Dylan Scriven received the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Board of Realtors Scholarship. The board ...

Czekanski graduates from Army War College

Lt. Col. Adam J. Czekanski, United States Army, graduated from the United States Army War College at Carlisle, Pennsylvania with a master’s degree in Strategic Studies on Friday The son of Michael and Diane Czekanski and a native of the Town of Sheridan, Adam is a 1994 graduate of Silver ...

Career successes bring LaGrow regional honor

Christopher LaGrow, associate director of the Career Development Office at the State University at Fredonia, has received the Building Bridges Award from the Western New York Association of College Career Centers. The award, presented annually, highlights collaboration within the career ...

With clinic, no more ‘looking the other way’

In this segment of REBT, we will be looking at the “clinic,” treatment coming into Dunkirk, the nature of the field of chemical dependency in 2020 and the dedicated counselors that remain in the trenches without much of a voice to help set policy, even though they deal with the disease ...

Finally fixing an historical accident

The great wave of Italian immigration to the Americas occurred from the 1870s through the 1930s. As is well known, the overwhelming majority of these immigrants originated from Southern Italy and Sicily, the region designated as the Mezzogiorno. These typically uneducated, typically ...

Practical nursing program holds curbside ceremonies

Students enrolled in the E2CCB Practical Nursing Program commit to a 12-month-long, rigorous program that prepares them to become Licensed Practical Nurses. It’s no wonder when New York Pause went into effect that they were determined to see their journey through to the end. The final ...

Fredonia resident returning to largest port in U.S.

Thais Howard, Fredonia resident, has been selected to assume the post of Director of Engineering for the Port of Tacoma in the state of Washington. Howard will be returning to the Port after four years of working in Western New York. Howard’s first tenure with the Port of Tacoma was from ...

‘Banner county’ came from push

Editor’s note: This is the second of three parts. The first appeared May 30-31. Elnora Monroe Babcock was perhaps the most monumental figure of the Political Equality Movement in Chautauqua County. Babcock moved to the Dunkirk area from Pennsylvania with her husband, Professor John ...

Pacos Memorial Scholarship recipient named

The Southern Tier Group of the New York State Nurse Practitioner Association Region 1 has selected Amy Jo Caldwell for the 2020 Jackie Pacos Memorial Scholarship. Caldwell completed her education at Gannon University in Erie in May and will be working with Southern Tier Pediatrics. The ...