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Sunday Lifestyles

An amazing show for the month

Wildflowers explode across the forest floor like a slow moving fireworks show. It starts with a trickle of hepatica, then bursts with thousands of pink and white Spring Beauties blooming en masse. Then, bright yellow Trout Lilies bloom in bursts scattered through the forest. Trilliums appear ...

Fredonia student art sales raise over $2,000 for Literacy Volunteers

Sales of artwork created by State University at Fredonia Department of Visual Arts and New Media students have provided a financial boost to Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County, a non-profit that provides tutoring services in reading, math, English language and other subjects. The spring ...

Auxiliary installs officers

Samuel Cimino VFW Post 6472 Auxiliary Silver Creek recently held its installation of officers. From left are: Terri Anderson Trustee 2 year; Joan Lisa Sr. Vice; Deanna Borrello President; Mary Jane Wasmund Jr. Vice; Natalie Pomichter Treasurer; Janet Tofani Trustee 3 year. Absent Melissa Shaw ...

WHALE of an effort

BARCELONA — Trash, tires and plastics were some of the debris that seven members of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville and four volunteers collected along the Lake Erie Barcelona Beach area in Barcelona recently. Rotary District 7090, which includes Rotary clubs throughout Western New ...

Silver Creek VFW celebrates 75 years

SILVER CREEK — The VFW Post 6472 recently celebrated its 75th anniversary with a certificate received from the national VFW Headquarters. Here is some history on the naming on the Samuel Cimino post: “At 03.13 hours on 19 April 1943, the German submarine U-108 in the North Atlantic ...

Photo contest efforts must happen naturally

Audubon Community Nature Center in Jamestown, is now accepting submissions for its 2021 Nature Photography Contest. Categories are: ¯ Fauna — any wild animal. No photos of animals in captivity, such as pets, zoos, or rehab animals. ¯ Flora — all plants, fungi, lichens, etc. ¯ ...

Road warriors

On April 26 Westfield-Mayville Rotarians, from left, Mike Harrington and Steve Stratton, and also Patty Benton (not shown), who was the photographer and project chair, collected five large bags of litter along several miles of Rt. 394 in Westfield. The Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville has ...

Virtual dog walk benefits autism research

SUNY Fredonia’s student record label, HAIL! Fredonia Records’, is holding their fifth annual Lend a Paw for Autism Dog Walk which will run from April 1st to May 15. The theme this year is PokePaws! Lend a Paw for Autism is dedicated to fundraising for the Institute for Autism Research at ...

NCCS announces honor roll for third marking period

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School has announced its honor and merit roll for the third quarter: ¯ First Honors Grade 8 — Luca Gullo, Elijah Greenough, Maximus Sturniolo. ¯ First Honors Grade 7 — Thomas Askar, Lila Drab, Olive Cole, Andrew Ellman, Michaela Mead, Carilene Sliwa, ...

Upcoming events discussed by Legion Auxiliary

The Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary Unit 1280 held their regular monthly meeting at the Legion Post, April with 17 senior members attending; seven officers were present. Guidelines were followed according to the governor’s protocol; masks were worn, social distancing was observed, and sanitizer ...

Murray Post in city looks ahead

The John T. Murray Post 1017 Auxiliary recently held their monthly meeting. The meeting opened according to ritual. Minutes of the previous meeting were read by Robin Richmond and approved. Treasurer Pat Kibbe read the treasurers report and was filed subject to audit. Election of officers ...

Both large and small, rocks litter our landscape

Every Friday for the last few weeks, a couple of the kids attending ACNC’s Outdoor Classroom program have spent part of the afternoon hike collecting rocks. Audubon sits on a wetland and as such does not have an overabundance of large rocks, so the rocks they find are mostly those that have ...

Shakespeare Club holds birthday bash on Zoom

The Fredonia Shakespeare Club held its annual Shakespeare Birthday Celebration with a Zoom meeting on April 22. Fourteen active members and two honorary members were present. Club treasurer Nicki Schoenl welcomed participants and proposed a toast: “Today we celebrate the birthday of ...

Just between us …

Anna Gullo, of Fredonia, was among several students to participate in Ignatian Scholarship Days at Canisius College, during the week of April 19. The academic tradition, held virtually this year, highlights the rich intellectual life on campus through examples of outsanding faculty-student ...

Dunkirk Seniors celebrate birthdays, plan events

The Dunkirk Senior Center will be starting craft classes on Monday, May 10, at 10:30 a.m. The first project will be a fabric wreath. Register for the class at the Senior Center and receive instructions on what you will need to bring to the class. Darlene Kawski and Bonnie Schneider will be ...

JCC plants five trees to celebrate Arbor Day

SUNY Jamestown Community College students and employees joined community members in celebrating Arbor Day on Friday, April 30, by planting five trees on its Jamestown Campus. Dr. Kirk Young, vice president of Student Affairs, delivered the Arbor Day proclamation and Chautauqua County ...

IN MEMORY: Falcon Club donates to Lakeshore

Dunkirk Falcons Club Director Jim Hofer presents Lakeshore Humane Society President Susan Styborski with a check while officers, club and Mikula family members look on. Pictured from left are: Dick Kern, Dee Dee Earle, Jim Sarzyniak, Styborski, Jim Hofer, Beth Hofer, John Bogulski, Linda ...

BLOOM project set to blossom again

Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF), like many other groups, is slowly seeing a return to “normal.” After 2020 saw the pause of many programs, 2021 promises their return. One of the programs to look forward to in the coming months is NCCF’s BLOOM Front Yard Garden ...

Area student earns Ohio State honors

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jacob Lesch of Fredonia has been named a 2021 distinguished senior at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). “The Distinguished Senior Award is the most prestigious undergraduate award in CFAES, recognizing the top ...

Finding support in lonely times

“Just because you are alone, doesn’t mean that you have to be lonely.” Over the past 13 years in the REBT program at Holy Trinity Parish Center, I must have repeated this hundreds of times to the people that took part in the program every week. The fact that people in treatment in ...