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Sunday Lifestyles

Meghan Gallivan and Ryan Scott

Meghan E. Gallivan and Ryan M. Scott, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Edward and Lisa Gallivan of Silver Creek. She is a 2016 graduate of Silver Creek High School, and a 2019 graduate of SUNY Fredonia earning a Bachelor of Science ...

Murray Post 1017 Auxiliary talks audit, donations

The John T. Murray Post 1017 Auxiliary recently met at the post. The meeting was called to order by the president. Jill Kenny, past 6th District President, was introduced. She inspected the Auxiliary. After roll call of the officers, minutes were read by secretary Robin Richmond. The ...

Dunkirk native earns honors as doctor

On Sept. 23, Dr. Frederick L. Conti was awarded a Life Achievement Award in Akron, Ohio for his 42 years of service to his Podiatric profession. Dr. Conti was brought up in Dunkirk by his parents Dr. Anthony and Laura Conti. He attended School 4, where he was president of his sixth grade ...

SCOPE donates to Sheriff Santa program

Earlier this month at the Little Valley American Legion Post 531, the Cattaraugus County Chapter of S.C.O.P.E. through their chairman, Mike Wesley, made a donation to the Cattaraugus County Santa Sheriff’s Program. The check for $300 was presented to Lt. Melanie Churakos of the Cattaraugus ...

Top students announced at city middle school

Dunkirk Middle School has announced the September Students of the Month. They include: Grade six — Jianna Cave and Keneth Velazquez-Rivera and Lucas Stern and Kayleigh Lancaster. In grade seven — Issiah Ruiz, Joel Gonzalez and Isabella Gustafson. In grade eight, Brian Lopez Salazar, ...

Awareness program starts Monday

Karate Educational partners, The Family Martial Arts Center and The Karate Kidz Zone of Chautauqua County will sponsor a free “safety and awareness” program for all county residence ages 2 to 18 years of age from Monday to Oct. 31. The seminars will be hosted at 355 Central Ave. Fredonia, ...

Picturing this: the sly, extraordinary of area nature

Audubon Community Nature Center recently announced the winners of the 2020 photo contest. More than 700 photos were submitted from all over the world. The winners can be viewed at www.acncphotocontest.com/2020-winners.html and soon will be on display at the nature center. They are remarkable ...

Brooks employee organizes walk

Submitted Photo In her role as team captain, Michele Hallmark led the Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc. Chautauqua County Walk to End Alzheimer’s and fundraising effort. In lieu of a large gathering this year, team members were encouraged to form small intimate groups and walk in their own ...

Collins Center Seniors gives update

COLLINS — The Collins Center Seniors doesn’t expect to have meetings until the restrictions for the number of people allowed to attend is changed. Center officials sent vouchers out in April for St. Patrick’s Day Show and Cartwright’s Maple Inn. Members are asked to return the ...

Rails to Trails celebrates trail reopening

MAYVILLE — The board of directors of Chautauqua Rails to Trails hosted a grand reopening of the Nadine and Paul Webb Trail in Mayville. Refreshments and a hike ensued. The more than 60 attendees heard from several of the people who helped to make the trail resurfacing with crushed ...

Irving woman serves with Army medical task force

A family medicine physician from Irving, Maj. Vivien Redeye is preparing to return home as she completes her mission as a member of an Army Reserve Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force. She is one of more than 1,000 skilled Army Reserve medical Soldiers that have mobilized since March to ...

Scarecrow contest a friendly Gowanda sight

GOWANDA — In what has been a very distracted year, the Gowanda Scarecrow Contest went on in a somewhat muted form in 2020. Notably absent from the entries were Little Einstein’s Preschool and Auto Wrench Connection, two perennial favorites. In both of the previous two years, Little ...

Area Meals on Wheels upgrades options

Now in its 50th year, Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels will soon launch a new service meant to help seniors who wish to limit their interactions with those outside their immediate contacts in order to minimize risk of severe illness. Debra Pacos, Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels executive ...

Legion Auxiliary holds September meeting

The Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary Unit 1280 held its regular monthly meeting at the Legion Post on Sept. 8 with 11 senior members at the meeting and eight officers present. Guidelines were followed according to the governor’s protocol; masks were worn, social distancing was observed, and ...

Clean sweep near lake

Greystone Nature Preserve participated in the Great Lakes Beach Sweep for the 19th year. The Ocean Conservatory sponsors the event each year to create awareness of beaches and waterfronts everywhere. Participants gather litter from a section of beach or waterfront and report it via data cards ...

Sons of Legion discusses 2021

Squadron 59 Sons of the American Legion Committee met in August. It was attended by Commander Rod Dziduch, Larry Fiorella, Jim Wright, Dave Winchell, Doug McPherson, Rick Holly and David Dengler, Tom Muldowney was excused. Adjutant Larry Fiorella read minutes from June to the committee. ...

Grange elects delegates, hears reports

Chautauqua County Pomona Grange met at the Falcon’s Nest with Ross Grange as our hosts. Lois Kesby was elected as the county’s Delegate-at-Large to this year’s abbreviated State Grange meeting to be held this month at Cortland. Acting Chaplain, Linda Kesby, shared an article about ...

Ripley student is named to President’s List

Trinadee Bunce of Ripley has been named to the President’s List at Berkeley College for the spring 2020 semester. “The work ethic and talent of these students will serve them well as they prepare to graduate and progress toward their future success,” said Michael J. Smith, President of ...

Rewarding reading

During a recent meeting of the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club at the Grape Discovery Center in Westfield and via Zoom, Rotarians learned more about the Westfield Academy and Central School’s Sharing the Art of Reading (STAR) program. The Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club then gave a $350 ...

Nature’s colors, smells are best at autumn

My wife and I went for a hike this past weekend and, as soon as we got out of the car, we turned to each other and said “It smells like fall.” It’s hard to describe it, that musty sweet smell of leaves as they start to break down and decompose, but it fills the air in October. Autumns ...