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Sunday Lifestyles

NCCS student gets Natalie Mattimore Lewis Award

Chautauqua Catholic School is pleased to announce that seventh grader Olivia Cole is the 2021 recipient of the Fifth Annual Natalie Mattimore Lewis Kindness Counts Character Award. This award is given by the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo to a faculty-nominated seventh ...

Brooks-TLC recognizes registered nursing scholarship winners

Brooks-TLC Hospital System (BTLC) staff members, Laura Braxton and Sydney Swan, have been selected as recipients of the 2020 Dr. Raja S. Gopalan Registered Nursing Scholarship through the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation. The $500 scholarship was generously endowed by Dr. Gopalan ...

JCC announces Deans List

The following students were named to the fall 2020 part-time student’s dean’s list for academic excellence at Jamestown Community College. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must have earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in 6-11 degree hours. Listed below ...

NCCF offers service learning grants

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is accepting Service Learning Mini-Grants Program applications for the 2021-22 school year. Local middle and high school teachers are encouraged to apply for projects that combine community service and classroom learning. Five school districts ...

Brocton announces Students of the Month

BROCTON — The Brocton Central School District has announced its Middle/High School students of the month for January. Carson Warlikowski was selected by the Brocton Middle School faculty and staff as Student of the Month for January 2021. Carson is currently a seventh-grader at Brocton ...

Just Between Us

… Dr. Kristin Poppo, provost at Alfred State College, has announced the dean’s list of academically impressive students for fall 2020. To be listed, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours for the semester and earned a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) out of a possible 4.0. Local ...

Westfield-Mayville Rotary tees up golf simulator as program topic

Did you ever wish that you could play rounds of golf at famous courses like Pebble Beach, Oakmont or St. Andrews? What about being able to practice your golf skills indoors during Chautauqua County winters? Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club members learned about how the two new golf simulators at ...

Surviving the cold

By CHELSEA JANDREAU Audubon Community Nature Center nature educator As I pass deer and hawks while driving, watch the birds at the feeders and see the tracks of squirrels, foxes, and rabbits in the snow, I always wonder how warm they really are. I know animals have ways to keep somewhat ...

Winners announced from virtual Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge

This year’s disruption in the high school learning environment did not prevent the annual Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge from happening, with Jaidel Johnson from Jamestown High School taking first place. The volunteers and staff at Junior Achievement of Western New York quickly ...

Union Relief thanks Community Foundation, community for assistance

When COVID-19 struck the world, many organizations were forced to cancel their fundraising events. To the Union Relief Association of Westfield, this was devastating. Union Relief typically holds several fundraisers during the year to raise money to support their mission of giving temporary ...

GIFT OF WARMTH: Area second-graders project gives others

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School second-grader Halie Troche has always been a “news watcher,” according to her mom. After seeing a local news story about how nursing home visits would be limited during the holidays, Halie grew concerned. “They’re not going to have a Santa,” she ...

‘High level of success’ celebrated in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — Following nearly two months of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Silver Creek Central School was finally able to hold the 2020-2021 induction for its chapter of the National Honor Society on Jan. 12. “Getting here has not been easy,” acknowledged co-adviser Carolyn ...

Trip as teen opened eyes to true U.S. divide

Although I was only 13, I guess you could say I had a pretty high opinion of myself when it came to being independent. My parents, whom were the greatest, worked in retailing and were seldom home during the day, leaving me pretty much to fend for myself. Given that we lived in a large city ...

The Fan Connection virtual premiere with Fredonia Opera House planned

After winning the Audience Award at the 2019 Buffalo International Film Festival and moving audiences to laughter and tears in both Buffalo and Pittsburgh, The Fan Connection launches its virtual run with the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center from Feb. 12-25. The Fan ...

Brocton National Guard soldier receives new rank, responsibilities

LATHAM — Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Evan Topliffe from Brocton, N.Y., and assigned to ...

Five generations

Seated are great-grandfather Barry Clark, behind him his daughter, June Abbey, with her son, Aaron Clark holding his granddaughter, Korra Edwards. In front of Aaron is his daughter, Brianna Clark. All are from the Dunkirk-Fredonia area.

Shakespeare Club performs McQuiston’s play

In 2019, the Fredonia Shakespeare Club lost a beloved member with the passing of Patricia McQuiston. Throughout her 50 years with the club, McQuiston offered her talents and skills, and she left behind an array of papers and notes. These included a play which McQuiston wrote and directed ...

Snow can often be a flurry of activity

Snow and cover are two words that often go hand in hand. Weathermen produce snow cover maps. Cities with lots of snow take a perverse pride in having more snow falling on them than anywhere else, while bemoaning the huge amount of snow at the same time. Snow and cover go together for other ...

SUNY Fredonia Music Education students go the virtual mile for young musicians

During the fall 2020 semester at the State University at Fredonia, Music Education majors enrolled in MUED 340: Introduction to Early Childhood Music Pedagogy and MUED 440: Applications of Early Childhood Music Pedagogy supported local preschools, daycares and homeschool groups by providing ...