Sunday Lifestyles

Hospice lets family ‘breathe’ in caregiving

“Why wouldn’t you call in the best for your loved one?” The answer came without hesitation, all of two words comprising a total of two syllables and delivered over the din of lunchtime diners at Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop in Jamestown’s Brooklyn Square. “Don’t wait,” ...

Structure built after Civil War

Editor’s note: This information was submitted after a story in the OBSERVER regarding the possible demolition of the Fenner House. The Wolfers/Fenner/Kasling house at today’s 178 Central Avenue was built after the Civil War by the Fredonia carpenter Robert Wolfers (1816-1897), who is also ...

Chautauqua Adult Day Services honor 35 years of day care services

There's no place like home! These are words that have been a driving force and the mission for Chautauqua Adult Day Services, an agency that provides day programs for frail older adults. Having Adult Day Care available to help seniors in the community maintain their independence and remain at ...

ACC Fund for Women names grant recipients

The Allegany-Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Fund for Women (ACC FFW) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fund's 2018 individual grants — the first two grants in fund history. The recipients are: Caitlin Brown (Allegany County), and Debra Eck (Chautauqua County). Grants are awarded based ...

All-County Festival returns to Chautauqua Institution in June

CHAUTAUQUA — Every Spring since 1949 (with a notable exception of 1978), the Chautauqua Institution has come alive with the sights and sounds of nearly 1,000 music students from around Chautauqua County who assemble for the Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association's annual Spring ...

Fredonia native to travel abroad to study for Belmont University

NASHVILLE – As the spring semester ended and final exams came to a close, students across campus began packing up for the summer. For 700 Belmont students, including Fredonia native Emily Bartholomew, preparations to pack looked a bit different as they prepared to participate in one of 43 ...

Chautauqua Lake Central School students of the month

Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School, honored for March and April achievements, are Sara Corwin, Abigail Henry, McKenna Dorman, Kira Erickson, Ian Riedesel, and Owen Reyda. The student recognition program honors students in grades 7 through 12 whose classroom performance, ...

Hlifka to receive Lanford Presidential Prize at SUNY Fredonia commencement

State University of New York at Fredonia graduating senior Nicholas W. Hlifka will receive the 2018 Lanford Presidential Prize from the Oscar and Esther Lanford Endowment of the Fredonia College Foundation. The award will be presented at the morning Commencement ceremony on May 19. Generously ...

Forestville resident lands on Dean’s List

Amanda D. Weaver, a resident of Forestville, was named to the Dean's List for the spring 2018 semester at Alfred University (AU). She is a senior in the College Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average to qualify for Dean's List. Weaver is a Spanish major.

Educator spotlight: Mrs. Putnam

As you enter the Fredonia Elementary School grounds, you notice that spring has sprung! Part of the beauty of this season is the blossoming of life and the renewal of student activity around the campus. As you drive toward the Elementary School, you may also notice the raised garden beds ...

Area 4-H shines in district contests

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program sent eight youths to the Western District Public Presentation Contest at the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg on April 14. Rachel Comstock, Jack Fortna, Katherine Fortna, Adam Lesch, Braden Lesch, ...

Area schools attend Western New York Media Day

On April 11, students from eight schools participated in the Western New York School Press Association’s (WNYSPA) 37th annual Media Day hosted by the State University of New York at Fredonia. Schools entered articles into 19 categories such as best sports news, best feature and best prose as ...

Evans takes on National Volunteer Month at The Resource Center

April is National Volunteer Month. Volunteerism takes several forms at The Resource Center — families and community members give their time to serve on boards and committees, assist with special events and help out in programs and homes; self-advocates and staff volunteer in support of ...

Westfield Girl Scout Troop 20249 is helping the community

WESTFIELD — Westfield Girl Scout Troop 20249 can be described as uplifting with a can-do attitude. All the girls are kind, smart, independent and embody the G.I.R.L. Spirit!! The one thing these girls always choose over anything else is to do for others,wether it be for their friends, ...

Cut the chemicals; weed removal can be natural

As long expected, products on the market labeled pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, etc. have proven harmful to not only their intended objects but to beneficial plants, insects and animals, including humans. Ingredients in these products can cause rashes, sores, boils, respiratory ...

High honors for founding HOPE member

HOPE — Hispanics Organized for Progress in Education — held its “Spring for HOPE” fundraiser at the Moose Club last month. Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas, bestowed an award to Irma E. Lopez, for her decades of service as the founding member of the 503c non-profit group HOPE. Lopez is a ...

1898 Jamestown High School football book found

WESTFIELD — A rare hardcover book documenting Jamestown High School’s 1898 football team has recently been discovered. The fragile 120-year-old book features photographs of the entire Jamestown High School football team from 1898: George Relf (left tackle), Clarence Wilcox (left half ...

BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD: Sun sets on winter

This photo, taken by Matt Stafford, shows the sun setting behind the NRG Energy Inc. plant in Dunkirk. In the coming months, summer activities will be heating up in the city and around the region making Lake Erie an even more attractive destination for tourists and current residents.