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Sunday Lifestyles

FULL OF HEART: Adult care program celebrates Valentine’s Day

Dunkirk Adult Day Services Celebrated Valentine’s Day with some homemade treats. The participants and staff baked s’more brownies, double chocolate cupcakes, chocolate covered strawberries, and ham and cheese sliders along with a fruit punch float. They participated in special activities ...

Biochemistry student builds strong foundation for geriatric medicine career

Christina Witters of Webster is getting an early start on pursuing a career in geriatric medicine by working as a nursing aide while progressing through the Early Acceptance program that the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) offers in conjunction with the State University at ...

NCCF announces BLOOM garden project

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is excited to announce the 2021 BLOOM Garden Recognition Project for northern Chautauqua County. Bloom’s mission is to acknowledge and celebrate the work of residents who contribute vibrancy and beauty to the northern Chautauqua County region ...

SUNY announces fall Dean’s List

State University of New York at Fredonia President Stephen H. Kolison, Jr., Ph.D. announced that approximately 1,750 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2020 semester. Dean’s List students have earned a grade point average of at least 3.30 or higher for that semester ...

Post Auxiliary talks plans for take-out dinner

The John T. Murray Post 1017 Auxiliary met recently. The meeting was called to order by Pat Rabb, president. COVID restrictions were in place. Robin Richmond read the minutes from the last meeting and were approved. Pat Kibbe read the treasurer’s report and was filed subject to audit. It ...

Dunkirk graduate celebrated

Dunkirk High School celebrated the January 2021 graduation of Mark Allen Milliman Jr. Pictured are Michael Mansfield, district superintendent; Mark Allen Milliman Jr. and JulieAnn Hoerner, Dunkirk High School principal.

Westfield a finalist in We The People competition

WESTFIELD — Greg Birner, Westfield Academy and Central School’s Social Studies teacher, and his We the People Team have experienced unprecedented success this year by placing second at states with an invitation to nationals. Birner has been coaching We the People teams since 2007. To ...

Sounds of winter are more than a crunch

Something beneath my feet is stirring. If I stand still, and tilt my face toward the sun, there is a sensation of movement, of an ancient force awakening that triggers reactions by the thousands. I can feel it within myself as well, this unnamed presence that stirs souls in mid-February. I ...

‘The Little Hospital That Could’ is a success

WESTFIELD — Donors to the Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation donated close to $280,000 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to support the foundation’s mission. With its partner, Allegheny Health Network, AHN-Westfield Memorial Hospital worked to be among the first in the area ...

Rotarians in area earn high honors

With great pride the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville announced that three of its members have recently earned their next levels of Rotary International’s Paul Harris Fellow recognition. The members and their levels are Tracy Bennett, PH +1; Dan Smith, PH +2; and Sue Hammond, PH +4. A Paul ...

A PATH FOR FITNESS: With more taking to outdoors, a call for safety

With COVID-19 causing all the gyms to close up for a majority of 2020, people have had to find different ways to maintain their physical health. One thing the pandemic didn’t close was the ability to go outdoors. Tonia Wilson of Wilson Endurance Sports in Cassadaga has been an impactful ...

Tracking down animals in winter

Animal tracking is a such a popular winter nature topic, I feel unoriginal writing about it. But as snow provides a blank slate for animals to record their comings and goings, it is hard to resist. I love the puzzles presented in the snow. I get satisfaction figuring out the mystery of who was ...

Writer notes importance of family histories

Patricia Pihl, a personal historian who resides in Mayville, was the guest speaker during the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville’s Zoom meeting last week. Rotarian Doc Hamels sponsored Pihl’s interesting “Writing Legacies” program. Pihl stated, “We love stories. They are what ...

Students of month named in Dunkirk

By grade level, here are the Dunkirk Middle School students of the month: sixth — Jaryel Vazquez, Stephanie Moore, Armani Mercado, Lucas Felt; seventh — Julian Anderson, Leoneris Fernandez Torres, Lelia Mills, Daniel Hoth; eighth — Audrey McCourt, Hailee Spencer, Gaberiel Valentine, ...

4-H scholarships are now available

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it is taking scholarship applications for the Terence J. Centner Agricultural and Environmental 4-H Scholarship. Terence (Terry) J. Centner established this fund to honor his parents Harry E. and Mary Ellen Centner, in ...

Just between us …

Houghton College would like to recognize Kamaron Rose Hillman of Dunkirk for the achievement of academic excellence and earning a place on the President’s List at Houghton College for the fall semester of 2020. Kamaron Rose is currently a freshman double majoring in international development ...

Nursing scholarship applicants being taken

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation now accepting applications for the Fonda Sanford Kawski Scholarship. The Fonda Sanford Kawski Scholarship Fund encourages Central Christian Academy, Dunkirk High School and Fredonia High School students to consider finding purpose in their future ...

SUNY Fredonia names December grads

State University of New York at Fredonia December graduates The State University of New York at Fredonia is proud to announce its December 2020 graduates. Local area graduates include: Angola: Rosemarie Ricki Carrig, Earth Science, Bachelor of Arts; Shelby Angel Kittinger, Vis Arts New Med: ...

Club hears about comedian Pryor’s history

Fourteen members attended the fourteenth virtual meeting of the Club’s 2020-2021 year. President Mary Croxton introduced Mrs. Nicki Schoenl, presenting her paper on Richard Pryor. Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential standup ...

Wheeling meals for man’s best friend

For many seniors, a pet is a beloved family member, but stretching a limited income to provide food and other necessities for an animal can be an overwhelming burden. Throughout its 50 years in operation, Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels volunteers have often reported concerns that many ...