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Sunday Lifestyles

Spreading some sunshine: During pandemic, Cassadaga made events happen

CASSADAGA —At the beginning of the pandemic, the village was facing some of the same problems that many other localities in Chautauqua County did. They watched the rising numbers in the spring, the hospitalizations and the deaths that were so vividly portrayed in newspapers and on ...

Lakeview Correctional Facility staff donates boots to Westfield Union Relief

In December, the Lakeview Correctional Facility in Brocton donated 74 pair of winter boots to the Union Relief Association of Westfield which were then distributed to children in Westfield during Union Relief’s annual Christmas program. This is the second year that Lakeview has offered to ...

Going solo does not have to be lonely

In an age where there are all sorts of cure-alls on the Internet, Facebook, Twitter and other social media communications topics, one thought goes unaddressed: loneliness. During my 36 years in chemical dependency counseling and mental health work, loneliness goes unaddressed. There is no ...

Shakespeare Club focuses on Ben Franklin’s funnies

Fourteen members attended the 12th virtual meeting of the Club’s 2020-21 year. President Mary Croxton introduced Judi Lutz Woods, presenting her paper on Benjamin Franklin: Although most of us are fairly well acquainted with Benjamin Franklin’s many contributions as a scientist, inventor, ...

Collins 50 Plus Seniors sets events

COLLINS — The Jan. 24 to 29 activity schedule for the Collins 50 Plus Seniors includes: Sunday, Jan. 24: Pickle Ball at 6:30 p.m. at the L.K. Painter Center gym. Monday, Jan. 25: Exercises with Pat at 10 a.m. in the L.K. Painter Center gym. Tuesday, Jan. 26: Active Senior Aerobics with Kim ...

Just between us …

… Buffalo State College recognizes the following local students who have been named to the fall 2020 Dean’s List: from Cassadaga: Colleen Schroek; from Dunkirk: Brisa Garcia and Brianna Gawronski; from Fredonia: Alexis Brignoni and Morrigan Waller; from Gowanda: Andie Baco and Abigail ...

Silver Creek honors elementary students

Silver Creek Elementary School is recognizing its citizenship award winners for winter 2020-21. Congratulations to first-grader Lucy Pecoraro, third-grader Madelyn Buczkowski, fourth-grader Samantha Timmerman, fourth-grader Karianne Zeller (bus citizenship), and fifth-grader Leah Mays. These ...

Fredonia art gallery presents ‘Dos Mundos: (Re)constructing Narratives’

The Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at the State University at Fredonia will host the traveling exhibition “Dos Mundos: (Re)constructing Narratives,” organized by En Foco Inc. and curated by Juanita Lanzo and Stephanie Lindquist, through Feb. 28. The exhibition includes 37 photographs ...

Nature’s big picture is one of perspective

Perspective. It is often what gives an excellent image the edge in a photo contest. It is a way to solve a problem, bridge a gap, or accept a difference. It gives rise to hindsight. Or it simply gives you a different way to see the world. Perspective is about seeing and understanding, it is ...

Westfield students honored as Scholars of the Month

Three Westfield Academy and Central School District high school students were named as Scholars of the Month by the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville. They were Matthew Schumaker for the month of September, Madeline Lancaster for October, and Elber Lopez Hernandez for November. Though the ...

County’s connection to run for president

Horace Greeley is the only person with Chautauqua County roots ever to run for president of the United States. His family lived in Clymer, or more succinctly, Wayne Township, Pa., on a road south of Clymer that delineates New York from Pennsylvania — the state line road. Greeley’s ...

‘Giving Tree’ leaves special memories at holidays

The past year, which has amounted to the worst of circumstances for some, has also brought out the best in others. People like Brooks-TLC Hospital System employees are among those who understand just how fortunate they are to have jobs and access to resources – especially now. And they ...

Troop 267 scouting honors revealed

Fredonia’s Scout Troop 267, sponsored by American Legion Post 59 in Fredonia, held a virtual Court of Honor last month. The Court of Honor ceremony began with Master of Ceremonies, Matthew Brown, Life Scout, leading the Pledge of Allegiance. The Scout Oath and Scout Law were recited and ...

Events continue at Anderson-Lee Library

SILVER CREEK — Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main Street in Silver Creek, is open to the public Monday and Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m., Thursday 10 am to 8 p.m., Friday noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 pm. The library is closed Wednesday and Sunday. In addition, the library ...

Top students are named at Brocton

Brianna Barry was selected by the Brocton Middle School faculty and staff as Student of the Month for December. Brianna is currently an eighth-grader at Brocton and resides in Portland and Sheridan with her parents, Laura Barry-Lindquist and Patrick Lahnen. Brianna is a remarkable student. ...

Senior Center names board

The 2021 Dunkirk Senior Center Board of Directors has been announced. It includes, front row: Patricia Kibbe, president; Lorrie Pitts, secretary and Mary Edwards. In back are: Carol Ahlstrom, vice president; Cindy Weaver; and Molly Ganey, treasurer. Absent was Brenda Drummond.

Just Between Us …

Hosanna Snell of Stockton was recently named to the President’s List at The State University of New York at Potsdam. Snell, whose major is Music Performance, was among 1,046 SUNY Potsdam students who were honored for academic excellence in the Fall semester. ... Geneva College announces the ...

Despite life’s stresses, consultant relied on humor

The 11th meeting of the Shakespeare Club’s 2020-21 year was held earlier this month with 15 members attending via Zoom. Following a brief business meeting, President Mary Croxton introduced Mary Jane Covley-Walker, who presented a paper on acclaimed speaker, author, and international stress ...

At the Audubon: Discovering bird personalities

Like so many others, I’ve spent more time this past year watching birds than I may ever have. Watching birds, whether in the wild or from your windows is the perfect socially distanced, stay-close-to-home activity. One of my favorite bird-watching spots is the Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina) ...

7 year old honored by Rails to Trails

MAYVILLE — On one of his recent trail runs, Bill Ward, Chautauqua Rails to Trails board member and Chautauqua County legislator, came upon a boy and his mom walking the Webb trail with their dog. Charlie had an armful of various cans, bottles and refuse while his mom, Jessi Swanson, was ...