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Mr. and Mrs. William A. Page of Cheektowaga celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering. Mr. Page and the former Earlie M. Terrell were married Aug. 29, 1953, in the bride’s home in Buffalo. He is a retired construction worker for Local 210. She is retired from Buffalo China. They have five children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

LancasterThe start of the Lancaster School Board’s meeting last week resembled a mini-graduation ceremony, as the board individually acknowledged students who received their diplomas after completing necessary requirements through the district’s summer school program.In all, eleven high school students received diplomas.Superintendent Michael J. Vallely lauded the stud…

CheektowagaA German-language Catholic Mass at 10:30 a.m. today, presented by Canisius College, kicks off the second day of the Western New York German-American Heritage Festival in Cheektowaga Town Park on Harlem Road.Gates officially open at noon, as does the Marktplatz vendor and heritage midway. The Weinstube (wine garden) and Grimm’s Fairytale Kinder Park open at 1 p…

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Herzbrun of Cheektowaga, formerly of Getzville and Sunrise, Fla., celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with special events. A Simchat Shabbat celebration was held in August at Temple Beth Tzedek in Amherst, followed by a party with live entertainment for all residents at Village at Maplewood. A family dinner is planned in Salvatore’s Italian Garden…

DepewThe Depew Volunteer Fire Department is officially sponsoring the American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb: Buffalo, next March.About 500 climbers are expected to take to the stairs of One HSBC Center, located in the heart of downtown Buffalo, as part of the fourth annual Fight for Air Climb: Buffalo, to be held March 8.The event hopes to raise $120,000 to directl…

Mr. and Mrs. David Harm of West Seneca celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of marriage vows and papal blessing in Fourteen Holy Helpers Catholic Church, West Seneca, followed by a dinner reception at the home of one of their children. Mr. Harm and Linda Adams were married Aug. 24, 1963, in St. William Catholic Church, West Seneca. He is a retired sprin…

Mr. and Mrs. Ethan L. Peters of Lancaster celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of marriage vows by the Rev. Joseph Klos in Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Bowmansville, followed by a family dinner in Red Mill Inn, Clarence. A Caribbean cruise is planned in the fall. Mr. Peters and Rosemarie Pillittere were married Aug. 24, 1963, in Holy Cross Cat…

Town of TonawandaResidents of the Town of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda and Kenmore are invited to sign up for a free series of classes that teaches emergency preparedness skills and how to deal with natural or manmade disasters. The Town of Tonawanda Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will hold its next nine-week training session beginning Sept. 9. The group will mee…

City of TonawandaA Labor Day Car Show will be held Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Niawanda Park on Niagara Street.Sponsored by the local Vietnam Veterans and American Legion chapters, the event will also include arts and crafts, basket raffles and food and drink concessions.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Doster of Cheektowaga celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering in Red Osier Landmark Restaurant, Stafford. Mr. Doster and Brenda Stearns were married Aug. 24, 1963, in Arcade United Methodist Church. He is a retired director of information services at Erie 1 BOCES. They have three children and four grandchildren.

ClarenceClarence’s concerned constituents will have an opportunity to eat with and greet their locally elected public representatives Saturday at a continental style breakfast meeting sponsored by the Clarence Chamber of Commerce.The event, billed as a legislative breakfast, is scheduled for 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the WBBZ-TV Studio in the Eastern Hills Mall, Transit Road, C…

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Schnitter of Clarence Center celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Mr. Schnitter and Geraldine T. Shea were married Aug. 22, 1953, in Holy Family Catholic Church, Buffalo. He is a retired Town of Tonawanda building inspector and former owner of North Town Tile, Town of Tonawanda, for 35 years; she is retired from the Erie Coun…

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kohler of Fredonia, formerly of Clarence, celebrated their 50th anniversary with a small family dinner. Mr. Kohler and Nancy Pruner were married Aug. 17, 1963, in Williamsville United Methodist Church. He is a retired high school teacher in the Ken-Ton district; she is a retired elementary school teacher at Clarence Central. They have two sons and two …

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bratton of East Aurora celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party hosted by their children for family and friends. Mr. Bratton and Marjorie Siperek were married Aug. 24, 1963, in St. William Catholic Church, West Seneca. He is a retired science teacher at JFK High School in the Cheektowaga Sloan School District; she is retired from Westingho…

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley C. Starkweather of Amherst celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering and a trip to Toronto. Mr. Starkweather and the former Joy A. Kesler were married Aug. 29, 1953, in Free Methodist Church, Watertown. He is a retired high school principal and assistant superintendent in the Maryvale School District. She is a receptionist at Sch…