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Sunday Lifestyles

‘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 ...

Feser receives doctorate from University of Chicago

Dr. Ali Feser, daughter of Al and Melony Feser of Dunkirk, graduated from the University of Chicago with a doctorate of anthropology in June 2020. Her dissertation, “Reproducing Photochemical Life in the Imaging Capital of the World,” is an ethnography of American visual culture, ...

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 ...