American veterans honored in Warsaw’s Memorial Day parade

“You’re citizenship is in Heaven” The proud residents of Warsaw gathered on their town’s Main Street this Memorial Day, as did people all across Wyoming County and the nation, to honor those who have served and often fallen in service to their country. Apparently, according to the U.S Department of Veteran’s Affairs, the day was originally observed on May 5 […]

Memorial Day in Eagle

Eagle Memorial Legion Post 1720 conducted Memorial Day services with rifles and the playing of “Taps” at a number of cemeteries on Monday, May 29, 2023. The day began at Eagle Cemetery on Genesee Road at 9 a.m. and continued at (approximate) 20-minute intervals at Cadwell, Lyonsburg, Smith’s Corners, Bug Road (Hermitage), and Union Park (Wethersfield) cemeteries. At noon, the […]

Memorial Day with Six Star American Legion Post 637

Six Star American Legion Post 637 of Strykersville held a number of Memorial Day services on Monday, May 29, 2023. Annually, Six Star conducts nearly a dozen Memorial Day observances at the following locations (times are approximate): St. Patrick’s Church Cemetery in Java Center (9 a.m.); the cemetery on Centerline Road in Johnsonburg (9:40 a.m.); the cemetery on Route 98 […]

Warsaw Youth fight back against tobacco giant Altria

Last week, Samantha Werner, Patrick Langdon and Addison Gay, Reality Check leaders from Warsaw High School, joined more than 125 youth and advocates from 15 different states to protest Altria Group, Inc.’s 2023 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. These advocates held a demonstration outside Altria’s Washington, D.C. office, while several youth activists had proxy tickets to directly address Altria’s executives and […]

Service held in Pike for Memorial Day

Elmwood Cemetery on Telegraph Road in Pike was the location for a Memorial Day service on Sunday, May 28, 2023, which was conducted by Hunt Stout American Legion Post 1670. Wyoming County Veterans’ Service Director Anthony Solina was the guest speaker. The ceremony included rifle firing, the playing of “Taps,” reading of the Roll Call (of deceased veterans including the […]

YMCA Senior Prom

Age is just a number and the spirit of youth knows no bounds. In a heartwarming and uplifting event, the Wyoming County YMCA‘s very own Silver Sneaker’s instructor, Randy Kirsch, organized a “senior prom“ for her Silver Sneaker participants and their friends. Proving that the joy of dance, laughter, and celebration is for the young and young at heart. The […]

YMCA Prom 2023

Boy Scout cleans up local cemetery

GAINESVILLE, N.Y. – In a journey into rising through the Boy Scout ranks, 16-year-old Gavin VanOcker of Gainesville, has invested in a month-long community service Eagle Scout project. VanOcker belongs to Boy Scout Troop 4054 out of Castile, and his current rank is Life Scout. Belonging in the scouts since 2012, he explained that this is his last project to […]

Celebrating the minds and abilities of everyone at Perry Village Park

A little on-and-off rain did not stop anyone from going to the Walk for Inclusion in Perry’s Village Park on Saturday, April 29, 2023. There was more than walking to do there though, as there was a bounce house, food trucks, face painting, games, music, a basket raffle, and a lot of people having fun. The proceeds from this event […]

Showing support by raising funds for autism awareness this April

In a heartwarming display of community spirit, the Vertical Café has launched a campaign for the second consecutive year to collect donations for teachers who work with autistic children at Warsaw Central School. This campaign was initiated by the owners of the Café, Rodd and Roseanne Proefrock. They have twin sons, Jacob and Judah, who were diagnosed with autism at […]

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