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Pictured are some of the participants in the thirteenth annual MDA Bike Run sponsored by the Moniuszko Club in Dunkirk. From left are: Terry Frazier, Angelo Rivera, Diane Elliott, Erik Robbins, Jen Acevedo, Devin Robbins, MaryAnn Sell, Tina Wallace, Edziu Wallace, Naomi Torres and Bill Vacanti.

Annual MDA Bike Run raises $7,000

STOCKTON — The Thirteenth Annual MDA Bike Run and Campout was held on Sept. 1-3 at Chautauqua County Fireman’s Fraternity Campgrounds in Stockton. The event was sponsored by Dunkirk Moniuszko Club, and co-sponsored by The Red Knights M.C. and Big Guns, M.C. The weekend was in honor of ...

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Dunkirk Middle School Students of the Month

Submitted Photo The following students were selected as Students of the Month for October at Dunkirk Middle School: First row: Cameron Goodwin, Hazel Bache and Marencia Bohn. Second row: Andrea Negron Figueroa. Third row: Risel Alfaro, Principal Rebecca Farwell and Amarion Tell. Fourth row: ...

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Brocton Elementary Students of the Month

Submitted Photo On Wednesday, Oct. 25, Brocton Elementary School celebrated its character education assembly. Twelve students were chosen as Students of the Month representing grades K-5. These students demonstrated the character trait of Respect on a daily basis. The following students were ...

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Westfield Middle School Students of the Month for October announced

WESTFIELD — On a monthly basis, Westfield Middle School honors one student at each grade level as the Student of the Month. Teachers and staff had the opportunity to nominate one student who they believed met the following criteria: 1. Follows Westfield’s Rules of Respect for staff and ...

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Pictured from left are the Lake Shore October Freshman Academy Stunning Students: Jacob Alvira, Abbey Haines, Layla Senca, Jazelle Abdulla and Julian Martin.

Lake Shore Freshman Academy names its Stunning Students

ANGOLA — The Freshman Academy is proud to announce its Stunning Students for the month of October. These students were selected by their Academy teachers for displaying the six “Cs” of the Academy: compassion, character, consistency, cooperation, critical thinking, and capability. The ...

Local students get Alfred State scholarships

ALFRED — Three Chautauqua County residents have each been awarded scholarships to attend Alfred State. Claire Stokes of Fredonia was awarded a $30,000 “Presidential Scholarship.” Stokes is slated to graduate in 2018 from Fredonia High School and intends to enroll in the nursing (BS/AAS) ...

Just between us

...U.S. Air Force Airman Matthew D. Carpenter graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...

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Eighteen upperclassmen from the Silver Creek Central School District were inducted into the National Honor Society on Thursday, Oct. 26.

Silver Creek upperclassmen join National Honor Society

Candlelight ceremony shines spotlight on academic achievements SILVER CREEK - The cream of the crop. The best and the brightest. There are many ways to describe the highest-ranking upperclassmen in the Silver Creek Central School District. The academic achievements, extracurricular activities ...

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Celebrating 100 wonderful years of life today is Mary C. (Militello) Vendette

Mary C. (Militello) Vendette was born Nov. 12, 1917 in the quaint village of Westfield to Antony and Jeni Militello, along with her sisters Josephine (deceased), Julia, and brothers Joseph (deceased), Anthony and Daniel. She was raised in Westfield during the war. She graduated from Westfield ...

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Briget Whipple, Krystle Schwab and Lauren Grover, all members of the Silver Creek High School’s Class of 2018, are recipients of the 2018 Series Scholarship for Academic Excellence.

Scholarly reward for Silver Creek trio

SILVER CREEK — Three seniors in the Class of 2018 at Silver Creek High School are receiving the 2018 Series Scholarship for Academic Excellence from the New York State Education Department. Recipients are determined based on Regents test scores. Briget Whipple is the recipient of a $1,500 ...

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Silver Creek High School has named Sophomore Casmir Kowal, senior Cassandra Pillard, junior Lily League, and freshman Adriana Rosati as Students of the Month for October 2017 for demonstrating perseverance or grit.

Silver Creek Central High School names Knights of the Month

SILVER CREEK — Four upperclassmen at the Silver Creek Central School District have been selected as Knights of the Month for October 2017 for demonstrating perseverance or grit. The October honorees — senior Cassandra Pillard, junior Lily League, sophomore Casmir Kowal, and freshman ...

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Forestville Elementary Students of the Month

Submitted Photo These are the Forestville Elementary School’s October Students of the Month. They are positive role models for their peers in the classroom, follow school rules, are polite and friendly, and are hard workers that never give up — even when the work is difficult. Pictured in ...

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WACS recently expanded its Student of the Month program to include grades 9-12. Pictured from left to right are: Senior of the Month Madyson Abbey; Junior of the Month Grace Bodenmiller; Sophomore of the Month Katie Bodenmiller; Freshman of the Month Owen Bates.

WACS expands its Student of the Month awards

By DAVID PRENATT editorial@observertoday.com WESTFIELD — The Westfield Academy and Central School District has expanded its Student of the Month award to extend to all of the high school grades. Until now, the middle school would honor one student at each grade level. Secondary ...

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Dunkirk School 3 Students of the Month

Submitted Photo The following Dunkirk School Three students were selected by their teachers as the October Students of the Month. These students showed professionalism in their daily work and actions. Front row: Idalis Rosado, Janessa Arroyo, Cristopher Oquendo Vazquez, Ramon Robles Rojas, ...

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Scot W. Stutzman (holding award) and James Mills (center) accept the recognition for Cassadaga Valley from Michelle Kavanaugh, WNY STEM Hub president and board member Mark Casell, Operations Manager for Siemens, Inc. (left).

Area schools honored for excellence at WNY STEM recognition event

BUFFALO — WNY STEM Hub, this region’s leading convener of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) initiatives, honored 26 “Schools on the Move” for excellence in STEM and STEAM programming at the fourth annual Celebrate STEM recognition event, held at Daemen College. Among ...

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Recipients of Outstanding Administrative Service Awards are (from left): Nicholas Valentine, Nelson White, Becky Siragusa, David Lewis and Ann Aldrich.

Fredonia recognizes employees for outstanding serviceice

Five State University of New York at Fredonia employees, whose collective service to the campus spans more than 110 years and all major departments within the Finance and Administration division, have received 2017 Outstanding Administrative Service awards in recognition of exemplary service to ...

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Pictured in the front row are: Nancy Miller, Eagle mother; Eagle Scout Christopher Miller; Kirk Miller, Eagle father. Back row: Elizabeth Rankin (for Andrew Goodell); Steve Cybart, Eagle Scout mentor; Dan Kell, commander Falconer American Legion; Curtis Zdunski, scout master Troop 129.

Fredonia resident achieves Eagle Scout rank

JAMESTOWN — On Oct. 8, Christopher Miller of Troop 129 of Falconer, received the rank of Eagle Scout within the Boy Scouts of America. A court of honor was held at the Girl Scouts Service Center in Jamestown. Chris received recognition from many notable dignitaries to include his scout ...

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Dunkirk School 5 Students of the Month

Submitted Photo September Students of the Month at Dunkirk Elementary School 5 were recently recognized at an assembly for professionalism. Elementary Principal David Boyda presented the students with certificates for their accomplishments. Pictured in Row 1 are: Emma Bennett, Desmond Torres, ...

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WACS Middle School names Students of the Month

WESTFIELD — On a monthly basis, Westfield Middle School honors one student at each grade level as the Student of the Month. Teachers and staff had the opportunity to nominate one student who they believed met the following criteria: 1. Follows Westfield’s Rules of Respect for staff and ...

Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio?

By J. PAUL LOMBARDO Special to the OBSERVER It was the summer of 1998, (No, I’m not bursting into a remake of Bryan Adams, Summer of ’69) when Sally, Jon and I were about three miles from our destination of Cooperstown New York. We were heading for a week’s vacation which was to ...