Just between us

…A daughter, Avery Gloria, was born Dec. 21, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo to Katie and Tommy Brown of Fredonia. She weighed 7 lbs, 15.9 oz, and measured 19.75 inches long. Grandparents are Anthony and the late Gloria Popielarz of Dunkirk, Tom and Cindy Brown of Dunkirk, and Bruce and Dane Wilger of Fredonia….

…A son, Andrew Michael, was born March 6 at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo to Michael and Ann (Stafford) Kempster of Hamburg. Andrew, who weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 1/4″ long, joins 3 year-old brother Mark. Andrew is the grandson of George and Carol Stafford of Fredonia and the great-grandson of Mary Pencek of Dunkirk….

…..Thomas M. and Cassandra A. Ott, formerly of Dunkirk and Westfield, respectively, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Greyson Harper, on March 21, 2013. Greyson joins his big sister Addison Avery, age 2 and 1/2 years, at their home in San Antonio, Texas. Maternal grandparents are Jill Evangelist of Westfield and Michael Bernet of Bemus Point. Paternal grandparents include Cindy Ott of San Antonio and David Ott Sr. of Dunkirk…..

….The following local residents made the dean’s list for the winter 2013 quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology: Carly Backus of Westfield, second-year student in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences; Aaron Zurawski of Dunkirk, a fifth-year student in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences; Donald Nash of Fredonia, a first-year student in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences; Zachary Samuelson of Gowanda, a first-year student in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences; Joshua Schmidt of Fredonia, a fourth-year student in RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology; Ryan Vazquez of Portland, a fourth-year student in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences; Kaylee Mathews of South Dayton, a second-year student in RIT’s College of Science; Alec Freyn of Westfield, a first-year student in RIT’s College of Science; Avis Lyons of Forestville, a fourth-year student in RIT’s E. Philip Saunders College of Business; Ryan McLaughlin of Cassadaga, a third-year student in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering; and Ian Prechtl of Dunkirk, a first-year student in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering…..

…..Border Patrol, a Seniors Barbershop Quartet from the Toronto and Western New York areas, won the gold medal recently at the Annual Barbershop Harmony Society Midwinter Convention, held in Orlando, Fla. The group, consisting of Ron Mason, Bob Fuest, Al Baker and Bobby Gibson triumphed over 27 other quartets from all over the world. Al Baker is the son of Colleen Baker of Sheridan. This convention marks the kickoff for the 75th anniversary of the Barbershop Harmony Society, a milestone that will be celebrated by barbershop singers and fans all over the world…..