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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 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 ...


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 ...

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Four generations of the Woloszyns

Submitted Photo Four generations of the Woloszyn family recently got together in Taylor, South Carolina when Delphine Woloszyn was on vacation. Pictured in the back row from left are: Thomas Woloszyn and Delphine Woloszyn (Tom’s mom). Front row from left: Stephen Woloszyn and his son Alex; ...

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Dunkirk School Seven Students of the Month

Submitted Photo Student of the Month certificates were awarded to the following School Seven students for September: front row from left: Tiana Hough, Icesys Brooks, Charles Sutherland, Kayden Pinkoski and Julian Aponte. Middle row: Keenan Cruz, Aries Cheverez, Victoria Leverenz, Evan ...

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Brocton Elementary School Students of the Month

Submitted Photo On Sept. 27, Brocton Elementary School celebrated its character education assembly. Sixteen students were chosen as Students of the Month representing grades Kindergarten through 5. These students demonstrated the character trait of Responsibility on a daily basis. The ...

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Dunkirk Middle School Students of the Month

Submitted Photo The following students were chosen as Dunkirk Middle School Students of the Month for September. Front: Ella Purol, Megan Lancaster, Ian Schulenberg, Robert Kozlowski, Edgar Jael Soto, Megan Soto and Kira Kuhlman. Back: Principal Rebecca Farwell, Evan Morales, Justin Waller ...

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Top photo: Skyline by Derek Kin is on display at RydersCup. Above: Iris by Joann Wilson is on display at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Artists with disabilities featured in two current exhibits

LAKEWOOD — Works made by artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities in The Resource Center’s Creations Art Program are on display this month at two exhibits. RydersCup Coffee, located at 28 Chautauqua Ave. in Lakewood, is exhibiting a number of paintings made by Creations ...

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CHRIC employees pictured from left to right are: Staci Bemis, Mayra Alvarado, Cindy Rockey, Rob Runge, Gavin Emery, Debora Grien, Phil Dunn, Roberta Peckham, Eileen Powers, Christine Olrogg and Josh Freifeld, CHRIC executive director.

CHRIC receives award from Chautauqua Community Foundation

Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation has been awarded a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation — Axel W. Carlson Fund for Field of Interest, in order to purchase a sign to be used at outreach events to commemorate their broad scope of services in the ...

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Pictured are Heather C. Brown, Toys for Tots drive organizer; Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher Bruns; Evelyn Wright-Kegelmyer, Toys for Tots Volunteer of the Year; and Toys for Tots drive organizers Patrick Smeraldo and Terri Johnson.

Toys for Tots annual awards presented

JAMESTOWN — Mike Roberts and Evelyn Wright-Kegelmyer recently were honored for their efforts on behalf of the local U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots drive. Roberts, the owner of Allied Alarm Systems in Falconer, received the Supporter of the Year Award. This marks the third ...


Local nurse practitioner honored at dinner

Submitted Photo Mary McKenna, nurse practitioner, (retired) was honored by active and retired local nurse practitioners at a dinner at Fresco’s Restaurant on Sept. 21 for her leadership and unwavering dedication to the Nurse Practitioner Association of the Southern Tier. She has served the ...

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The Lake Shore Freshman Academy kicked off the new school year with a team building event to help students get acclimated to high school life.

Lake Shore Freshman Academy kicks off year right

ANGOLA — The Lake Shore Freshman Academy welcomed and embraced 185 new freshmen this September using team building to help them become acclimated to high school life. It’s a great way for freshmen to understand that they are part of one team — the class of 2021. On this team, everyone ...

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Dunkirk School 3 Students of the Month

Submitted Photo The following students have been selected by their teachers as Students of the Month for September at School 3 in Dunkirk for showing good character by being responsible, as responsibility was the character trait of the month at School 3. First row from left: Yamixelis ...