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Therapy Dogs

My Great Pyrenees, Willow, got certified as a therapy dog in May of 2018. He surprises people sometimes if they’re not expecting him – he’s a 100-pound mass of white fur, but with the cutest teddy ...
By Candace Hawkins
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

National cemetery opening expected for 2019/2020 in Pembroke NY.

After many years of delays and setbacks The Western New York National Cemetery, located in the Town of Pembroke in Genesee County, is expected to be open and available to serve veterans no later th...
By Mark Janik
Friday, May 10, 2019

I've Got Nerd In My Genes

Here’s a holiday that I’m sure you weren’t planning on celebrating this year: Embrace Your Geekness Day! This day was created by Wellcat Holidays, a source for fun holidays that has been used in Ch...
By Aurora Castiglia
Friday, July 13, 2018

The Lakeside Family: Joanne Rudnicki

Joanne Rudnicki worked with Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home as a part of the concierge staff for almost 17 years. I interviewed her about a month ago about this experience, when I wrote up this...
By Aurora Castiglia
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Who Tells Your Story

My father, Charles Castiglia, is an incredible story teller. He attracts attention easily, and commands it gently, like he’s inviting you to sit in front of a fire with him. Growing up, he was...
By Aurora Castiglia
Friday, June 1, 2018

The Isolation of Grief

Grief comes in a thousand different ways. The grief of a painful diagnosis, the grief of an ended relationship, the grief of mental illness, the grief of natural disasters, the grief of war, the gr...
By Aurora Castiglia
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Happiness and Healthiness

My father, Charles A. Castiglia, has a favorite verse, John 11:35. It is the shortest in the Bible, with only two words. “Jesus wept”. Jesus, who was spreading the word of eternal life in heaven, w...
By Aurora Castiglia
Sunday, April 29, 2018

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Retire the Flag Program: Honoring Our Heroes

At Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, we have a service very near to our hearts called the Retire the Flag program. Through this program, we accept worn US Flags from the community and use them to hon...