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Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rozen

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Janet) Rozen recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Hyacinth’s Church, where they were married on June 23, 1973. The Mass was celebrated by Father Robert Owczarczak, assisted by Deacon Dan Tyler and altar server Tony ...

Bill and Judy Parks

Former Fredonia residents Bill and Judy (Barnes) Parks recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Married at St Hyacinth’s church in Dunkirk on July 4,1963, they have three children, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. They live in Hershey, Pa.

Kay and William Rickard

Kay and William Rickard were married on June 15, 1963, in Butler, Pa. Their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren gathered together on Saturday, June 17 to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The day started out with a family photo and later followed with a dinner ...

Anniversary: Eric and Gerry Eklum

Eric and Gerry Eklum recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner at the Landmark Restaurant in Jamestown. The couple met and fell in love in Dunkirk, where they eventually married on March 28, 1963. They enjoy socializing with their family and friends, playing cards, and ...

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Dairy Month celebrated in South Dayton

Submitted Photo During the South Dayton Farmers’ Market, Austin Milling Inc. sponsored Dairy in the Park for Dairy Month. The Cattaraugus County Dairy Ambassadors were invited to South Dayton to promote dairy farming. They greeted visitors with string cheese, recipes, and coloring pages ...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 25 Darwin R. Library book sale 7 Day St., Fredonia, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prices are $1 for hardcovers, $.50 for paperbacks. All proceeds benefit the Darwin R. Barker Library and Museum Association. Darwin R. Library presents: Preschool storytime 7 Day St., Fredonia, 10:30 a.m. ...

Legion celebrates Clymer Boys State student

CLYMER — Benjamin David Cooke, son of Pastor David and Heather Cooke of Findley Lake, was selected as a junior at Clymer Central School to attend Boys State at SUNY Morrisville as one of 600 students throughout New York state this past summer. Cooke was recognized at the September meeting ...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 22 Studebaker Swap Meet Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, 1089 Central Ave., Dunkirk, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free, open to the public. A variety of vendors selling car parts, vehicles, literature, memorabilia, toys, Studebaker catalogs and more. JJ’s Backyard BBQ and catering will ...

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Westfield author plans signings

Trenton Lutes, local artist turned author of Westfield, is at it again having recently published “Beyond The Wasted Lands: Book Two of The Terra-Healers.” To celebrate, he will be on-hand for three book signing/meet the author events across Chautauqua County over the next few months. His ...

Milliman family holds 37th reunion in Brocton

The 37th annual Milliman Family Reunion for all descendants of Lewis and Ettie Peters Milliman was held recently at the Brocton American Legion with Leigh and John Milliman hosting. There were 59 family members atteding for a beef on weck and smoked pork dinner along with sides and desserts. ...

Dunkirk Art in Recovery Exhibit is Friday

On the last work day of National Recovery Month, the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County is hosting the inaugural North County MHA Art in Recovery Group Show. According to Steven Cobb, MHA executive director, the exhibit at the MHA’s Dunkirk recovery center in Grace Lutheran ...

Auxiliary elects officers

The Cassadaga American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1280 met recently and held its first meeting of the year. It was reported that the Cruise Night bake sales went well over the summer; as well as the Legion, Auxiliary and Sons Chicken barbecue. It sold out in 45 minutes! The chaplain reported that ...

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St. Francis names area honor students

HAMBURG — St. Francis High School, a Roman Catholic, Franciscan, private, college preparatory school for young men in Western New York has announced its first and second honors for the third quarter of the 2022-23 school year. Area students who made the list are as follows: ANGOLA First ...

Full-time JCC students from region named to Dean’s List

The following students from Jamestown Community College were placed on the Dean’s List for academic excellence during the fall 2022 semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.50 during the semester while enrolled in at least 12 degree ...

NCCS lists honor recipients

Honor and merit roll students have been listed by Northern Chautauqua Catholic School for the second-marking period. First honors Fourth grade: Madeline Woelfle, Turner Morris, Cain Palmer, Kara Harrington, Avery Brown, Henry Congdon, Maddison Mackowiak, Violet Zappie, Avareigh Rivera, ...

Top School 3 students named

The November Students of the Month were named at Dunkirk School 3. In row one, from left, are: Owen Ni, Natalie Wise, represented School 3 at the December Board of Education meeting; Charlotte Trippy and Vivianna Lockett. In row two are: Kisun Peters, principal, School 3, Ishtar Gautier ...

Births | VIEW ALL

Atlee Steven Roam Golem

On the morning of June 5, 2023, Evan and Eric Golem of Dunkirk welcomed their fifth child into the world. Atlee Steven Roam Golem was born at home, weighing 9 pounds and measuring 21.5 inches. Atlee has four older siblings: Lily, Ellis, Ayda and Zander Golem. The proud grandparents are Steven ...

Naomi Ray Steinhoff

Naomi Ray Steinhoff was born at 6:53 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2022. She weighed 2 pounds, one ounce and is 15 inches long. The parents are Quintina Steinhoff and Jacob Steinhoff of Stockton. Grandparents are LaVonne Carpenter and Michael Carpenter of Brocton and Alan Steinhoff and Valerie Higgs of ...

Birth: Bodhi Robert Adamowicz

Bodhi Robert Adamowicz was born on Nov. 10, 2021, in Oishei Childrens Hospital to Colby and Nicole Adamowicz. He weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce at 19 3/4 inches. Proud sister Harper Adamowicz. Grandparents are Brad Pachol, Amy Ricotta, Aaron Ricotta, Marv Cummings, Vicki Cummings and Cathy Cummings.

Connor Brooks Kies

Philip and Shelby Kies welcomed an infant son, Connor Brooks Kies, on Dec. 14, 2020, at Magee Womens UPMC Hamot, in Erie, Pa. Grandparents are Tore and Beverly Arvidson of Bemus Point, Monika (Howard) Miller-Kies of Groveland, Fl, and John (Ahmed) Kies of Erie, Pa.

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Kelsey George and Nicholas Spratt

Together with their families, Kelsey George and Nicholas Spratt have announced their engagement. Kelsey is the daughter of Karen George and the late Jeffery George of Fredonia. She is a graduate of Fredonia High School class of 2013, and Alfred State with a degree in interior design in 2015. ...

Denae O’Connor and David Bobik

Together with their families, Denae O’Connor and David Bobik are happy to announce their engagement. O’Connor is the daughter of James and Julie O’Connor of Silver Creek. She is a graduate of Silver Creek Central School and Jamestown Community College. David is the son of David Bobik ...

Julie Elizabeth Arnold and Zachary Raymond Sanders

Julie Elizabeth Arnold and Zachary Raymond Sanders, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of John and Carol Arnold of Fredonia. She is a 2010 graduate of Fredonia High School, and 2014 graduate of The College at Brockport. She earned her ...

Laura Woods and Jeffrey Mulkin

Together with their families, Laura Woods and Jeffrey Mulkin are happy to announce their engagement. Laura is the daughter of Colleen Vanderzyden and Steven Woods of Fredonia. She is a 2013 graduate of Fredonia High School, 2016 graduate of Susquehanna University with a bachelor’s in ...

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Church names new director

Kingsley Woods is the new assistant youth pastor and ministry director at Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church in Silver Creek. She studied Youth Ministry and Music at Houghton University. She continues to teach voice and piano lessons to school-aged children. She is passionate about youth ministry ...

‘Back to Church’ event is Sunday

“Back to Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at First Baptist Church in Dunkirk at 10 a.m. Sunday. All are welcome to join us. Since it started as a call to action and invitation for the church in 2009, the National Back to Church Sunday ...

State council warning of Medicare card scam

In the past Medicare beneficiaries used their Social Security number as their Medicare number. In 2018, as a result of some changes instituted by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) each Medicare beneficiary received a new card with a uniquely assigned combination of letters ...

Chautauqua Institution names religious life leaders

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution has appointed two new religious leaders. Melissa Spas, acting director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, has been named the institution’s new vice president of religion. The ...

Weddings | VIEW ALL

Mr. and Mrs. Jose Medina

Ashley Dimmer and Jose Medina were united in marriage on June 17, 2023, in a Catholic Mass and ceremony at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Dunkirk. The wedding was officiated by Father Robert J. Owczarczak. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Mirna Dimmer of Maryland. The groom is the son ...

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Gould

Darra Kubera and Brian Gould were married at 4:30 p.m. on June 24, 2023, in the courtyard at The Mansion on Delaware, Buffalo, in a ceremony officiated by Colin Peterson, cousin of the groom. Guests gathered inside The Mansion for a reception. The bride, daughter of Tracey Kubera of Dunkirk ...

Wedding: Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Wise

Ryan Wise and Eileen Rodriquez exchanged wedding vows on April 3, 2023 at the Tropicana Resort Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas with their parents present. Eileen, daughter of Ivan and Tausha Rodriquez of Fredonia, is a 2015 Dunkirk High School graduate. She is currently employed at DaVita in ...

Ronald Walter and Judith Anne Gabalski

Judith Anne Bacon and Ronald Walter Gabalski exchanged vows on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022 in a sunlight ceremony on the island at the Den Adelsman’s Klub in Gerry. Family and friends gathered after the ceremony for a reception on the grounds. The wedding was officiated by Pastor Brandon ...

Senior News | VIEW ALL

County joins Dementia Friendly America act

Americans are living longer than ever before. While longer life brings great opportunities, older adults also face an increased risk of developing a chronic health condition or a cognitive disorder. Since September is Alzheimer’s awareness month, we want people to recognize the differences ...

Healthy choices contribute to Total Wellness

Total Wellness. This is a big concept. The definition of wellness is the active pursuit of activities, choices, and lifestyles that lead to better health outcomes. There are two important concepts in this definition. First, health is not a passive or reactive state of being. Second, it is ...

Silver Creek Seniors celebrate birthdays

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Seniors met on Aug. 30 with 31 members present. President Sally Conover opened the meeting with everyone saying the pledge to the flag and singing “God Bless America.” Chaplain Pauline Flitt read the passage “I try not to ask why.” Sally welcomed new ...

Funding formula for county services is complicated

There is an often lot of confusion about how the Office for Aging Services are funded and who is eligible to receive services. So, this month I thought I would explain a little history of our programs and services and how it is supposed to help all people over the age of 60 and caregivers of ...

Entertainment | VIEW ALL

SUNY Fredonia and JCC to show ‘Suicide: The Ripple Effect’

The State University at Fredonia and Jamestown Community College will screen the film, “Suicide: The Ripple Effect.” September is National Suicide Prevention Month, where mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide ...

Opera House Cinema Series to present Oppenheimer

The next film in the Cinema Series at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is the drama “Oppenheimer.” It will be screened on Saturday, Sept. 23, and Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. During World War II, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer ...

Opera House presents Broadway star Eden Espinosa

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is thrilled to present Broadway Star Eden Espinosa live in concert on Friday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in a very special concert of music from Broadway, the Great American Songbook, and some of her own original works. “This is an exciting ...

‘Theater Camp’ to be shown at Opera House

The next film in the Cinema Series at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is the mockumentary comedy, “Theater Camp.” It will be screened on Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Tony Award winner Ben Platt and Molly Gordon star in this new original comedy as Amos and ...

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Area documentary to be part of film fest

The CREATE Project has announced that its feature documentary, “Tradition, Trauma & Tenderness” has been selected for the 2023 Buffalo International Film Festival. The premiere will take place at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, on Friday, Oct. 6, from ...

Annual Busti Apple Festival expanded to two days

BUSTI — The Busti Apple Festival will once again fill the Busti Historical Society’s 1850 campus. “We are excited to expand the festival to two days, both Saturday, Sept. 23, noon to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The times are different for each day because of the ...

Fredonia Opera House series to feature exploration of undertaking

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center continues the fall installment of its Chautauqua County History Lecture Series on Thursdasy at 7 p.m., with An Evening with the Undertakers, presented in partnership with the Darwin R. Barker Historical Museum. The program’s speaker, Dr. ...

1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series to present ‘Jules’

The next film in the Cinema Series at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is the quirky comedy “Jules,” starring Ben Kingsley and Jane Curtin. It will be screened on Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. “Jules” follows Milton (Kingsley) who lives a quiet life of routine ...