Sunday Lifestyles

Rick Marable, Frank Koletar, Dave Kurzawa and Mark Halter moving a piano out of the house at 29 Monroe St.

Making progress one at a time

Habitat for Humanity repairs Silver Creek home SILVER CREEK — The Chautauqua Area Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is working hard toward the ultimate goal of HfHI, which is to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live. After the recent ...

Claire

Pets we are thankful for

By DR. REBEKAH FROST “Stella” was a starved calico- and white-spotted young female kitty that was found wandering on one of our employee’s porches. She was skin and bones and desperate for love and attention. She was brought to the clinic and immediately took a liking to Miranda, one ...

CC FB champs

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Submitted Photo Pictured is the undefeated 1987 Dunkirk Tough Football League championship Columbus Club team. Pictured in the front row from left are: Buddy Battaglia, Alex Don, Vin Manzella, John Taddio, Gib Snyder, Robert Calph and Dan Nalepa. In the middle row are: Rick Kozlowski, Steve ...

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Col. Thomas J. Parker the civilian.

Gowanda resident served well

Col. Thomas Jefferson Parker: A leader and Civil War hero and leader By PHIL PALEN Special to the OBSERVER GOWANDA — After more than a century since his death, a Civil War officer from Gowanda finally has a monument honoring his life and military service. In October, the Village of ...

CHQ.250

Why so high?

“Why are our rates of heart attack and stroke so high in Chautauqua County?” CHQ250 partners continue to hear this question almost every time we are out talking about cardiovascular disease and prevention. It’s a good question, because our heart attack and stroke rates ARE very high ...

Iwo Jima

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Submitted Photo Pictured are members of the Second Battalion, Twenty-third Marines taking shelter on the first terrace above the beach at Iwo Jima in February, 1945 as they form their battle plan after landing.

From left are Jerilyn Hickey, Chief Development Officer of the Girl Scouts of Western New York; Joanne E. Nelson, former president of the Chautauqua Area Girl Scout Council Board of Directors and chairwoman of the original building committee; and Jina Costa, Director of Retail and Customer Care for Girl Scouts of Western New York; discuss final details for the 25th anniversary celebration of the Jamestown Service Center Building. The event will be Nov. 11, beginning with a formal program at 11 a.m. Interactive displays and exhibits, which include samples of Girl Scout cookies baked from the original recipe, will be available until 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend and learn more about the building, its history, as well as the history of Girl Scouting.

Marking a milestone in progress

Girl Scouts invite community to celebrate past, present and future By DIANE R.CHODAN OBSERVER Lifestyles Contributor JAMESTOWN — Girl Scouts of Western New York are planning a fun-filled day of activities, and the public is invited. Scheduled for Nov. 11, the celebration marks the 25th ...

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Pictured are the author’s husband’s grandparents with their son. Below is a flyer for the FamilySearch website, www.familysearch.org.

Knowing and keeping family history is important

By KATHERINE RIVERA editorial@observertoday.com Have you ever wondered what the culprit is for a dying paper genealogy era? Technology is the reason why it is getting harder and harder to find quality photo albums and scrap booking materials. Even big national craft chains have begun to ...

Pictured above are the author’s husband’s grandparents with their son. Below is a flyer for the FamilySearch website, www.familysearch.org.

Knowing and keeping family history is important

Have you ever wondered what the culprit is for a dying paper genealogy era? Technology is the reason why it is getting harder and harder to find quality photo albums and scrap booking materials. Even big national craft chains have begun to close because of this lack of interest. Family history ...

Members of the planning committee for the 25th anniversary celebration pose for a picture at the Service Center after their September meeting. Left to right: Nichole Miller, Kimberly Scott, Lisa Campbell, Haylee Burdick, Jina Costa, Paula Pickett, Joanne Zdrojewski, Joanne E. Nelson and Michele Smith.

Marking a milestone in progress

JAMESTOWN — Girl Scouts of Western New York are planning a fun-filled day of activities, and the public is invited. Scheduled for Nov. 11, the celebration marks the 25th anniversary of the dedication of its Program and Service Center located at 6221 Horton Road in Jamestown. At 11 p.m., a ...

DHS Pep Rally 1959

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Submitted Photo Pictured is a pep rally at the Dunkirk High School gym in 1959. The gym was located in the current Dunkirk Middle School gym, minus the balcony.

Raymond Rosas and his band are set to play at the Tradition Fest on Saturday.

Tradition Fest set at DHS

Boys & Girls Club teams with Dunkirk Public Schools for Saturday event TRADITION FEST features folk and traditional music, dance, ritual, storytelling, language, games, arts, and food to sample. Tradition-bearers will demonstrate, interpret and present folk beliefs, practices and history ...

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 ...

Third st east

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Submitted Photo Pictured is Third Street in the city of Dunkirk looking east from Central Avenue prior to the elevation of the railroad tracks in the late 1930s.

Artist Melissa Dorzweiler exhibits attention to detail.

Celebrating the heart and soul of a small town: Donation to Dayton

By VICKI NOTARO Lifestyles Assistant DAYTON — Some people paint with art materials, others with words. Melissa Byrk Dorzweiler does both. Dorzweiler captured the essence of small towns in a fascinating mural that she donated to the Master’s Plan Cafe in Dayton. She currently resides in ...

Dr. Rebekah Frost

Technicians are the unsung heroes of veterinary medicine

The week of Oct. 15-21 in the veterinary profession was dedicated to the hardworking veterinary technicians (veterinary nurses) that are truly the “unsung heroes” in the field of veterinary medicine. Celebrate with us National Veterinary Technician Week by thanking the men and women who ...

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Standing up for peace are Cassadaga Job Corps Academy students Stacey Clark, Wendy Newton, Keyon Brown-Cox, Shaimel Steadwell, and Daniel Fichter with Academy at Maple Avenue students Mitchell Harris (left of grizzly), Hector Navarro, Issaic Burnett, Justina Donner, Mercedez Hunzinger, Haven Donahue, and Kevin Cyga.

Partnering for peace: Students collaborate to spread good vibes

Special to the OBSERVER CASSADAGA — Side by side, they strolled up Main Street on the last day of summer and cast their stones to sprinkle positivity in the community. Peace broke out Sept. 21 when a group of students from two local schools – the Academy at Maple Avenue and the Cassadaga ...

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Pictured are some of the participants in the anniversary tea held Oct. 15 at Langford House in Fredonia. The event, hosted by SUNY Fredonia President Virginia Horvath, celebrated 125 years of existence for the WCA Home on Temple Street in Fredonia.

Charity lives on for WCA Home

A special tea was held in honor of WCA’s 125-year anniversary for their Home for Aged Women at the SUNY Fredonia President Virginia Horvath’s home Sunday afternoon Oct. 15. A little over 100 ladies and gentlemen gathered to commemorate the event that coincided with the centennial of ...

Brooks first

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Submitted Photo Pictured is the mansion of Horatio Brooks and family. Brooks was the city of Dunkirk’s first mayor and the founder of Brooks Locomotive Works and the family donated the mansion in Brooks’ honor to serve as the first hospital in Dunkirk.

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Brothers of the Road President Mike Murray presents Chris Kreiger, President and Co-Founder of WNYHeroes, Inc. with a check for $1700. Those who attended the presentation are pictured left to right. Front: Joe Mallaber, Road Captain; Murray; Kreiger; Sam Gerace, Secretary; Jay Epolito, Treasurer; and Lou Delmonte. Second row: Jeannie Browning, Kelly Murray, Sam Restivo, past president and oldest member; David Kelly, Michelle Kelly, and Keith Newman, Chaplain. Third row: Don Richards, Life member; Lynn Magistrale, Program Coordinator WNYHeroes; Larry Borkowski, Sharon Borkowski, Kathy and Woody Woodward. Last row: Representative from WNYHeroes Joe Mather, Brian Sugden, Todd and Marlene Orr, and Ken Youngberg.

Brothers of the Road help others through donations

By DIANE R. CHODAN OBSERVER Correspondent SHERIDAN—Brothers of the Road, a motorcycle riding and social club, now has a new home at the former Marine Corps Club on the corner of Route 5 and Center Road. But its new home has not eclipsed one of its original missions, giving back to the ...