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Learning on job

By BEVERLY KEHE-ROWLAND Special to the OBSERVER GOWANDA — The saying “if you want something done, ask a busy person to do it,” applies to Sarah Gabel of Gowanda. The pastor’s wife, home-schooling mom of five boys and entrepreneur, has a gift of making it all work. After their ...

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Beware spring’s dangers

Spring is officially here! With the welcome change in the weather, there are some spring dangers to be aware of with our pets. Below I will discuss how to protect your pets in the upcoming months. 1. Beware of what lies beneath — As the snow is melting, things are surfacing that could pose ...

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Tricia Kent and Ricky Laurito

Tricia Kent and Ricky Laurito, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Chris and Jim Kent of Hanford Bay. The prospective groom is the son of MaryLou Laurito of Fredonia and Rick and Sandy Laurito, also of Fredonia. Kent graduated from ...

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Pictured are the Dunkirk School 4 students who raised money during the recent Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser sponsored by the American Heart Association.

School 4 students learn about keeping hearts healthy

February is heart health month and students at Dunkirk School 4 learned just that. Students learned about their hearts and the importance of keeping their hearts healthy by diet and exercise. Students also participated in a Jump Rope for Heart fund-raiser event sponsored by the American Heart ...

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Just between us

United States Marine Corps Second Lieutenant Nicholas D. Caccamise graduated from a rigorous 18 week Military Police Officers Basic Course in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He is a 2010 graduate of Forestville Central School; after high school graduation he completed Marine Corps Recruit ...

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First day of the journey

Tony and Gloria (Espina) Popielarz were married on June 30, 1973 at St. Joseph’s Church, Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls, New York. Pictured with the bride and groom are the wedding party. Top down stairs: Joseph Dobek, Don Michalak, Ron Zurawski, Tom Mozgawa, Raymond Espina Jr. and William ...

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Time flies when you’re having fun with spouse

Again, it is time to thank everyone who contributed their pictures and information for this vintage weddings effort — and to Vicki Notaro, the chief organizer in the Lifestyles department. Where did the last year go? At our house, my better half is the chief organizer, if it was up to me ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Peter (Josephine) Notaro

Peter Robert Notaro and Josephine Elizabeth Barone were married in April of 1944 at Holy Trinity Church in Dunkirk. They lived in Fredonia throughout their married lives. Peter worked at the Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation until his retirement. Josephine worked at Bell Aircraft in Buffalo ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Walter (Lottie) Strek

Walter and Lottie Strek were married in 1933. They were the parents of Robert Strek, Sylvia Bosquet, Celia Quinn and Wally Strek. Lottie was the mother of Butch, Henry and Joseph Hochstine and also the mother of Nancy Velzy and Mary Nichols.

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Mr. and Mrs. Norman (Maureen) Glowniak

Miss Maureen McCarthy and Mr. Norman Glowniak exchanged nuptial vows on Saturday, Aug. 13, 1977 at Holy Trinity Church in Dunkirk. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Alan (Marie) Stuhlmiller of Dunkirk and Mr. Thomas McCarthy of Albany. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter (Jane) Glowniak ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Raymond (MaryJane) Rutkowski

MaryJane Sobota and Raymond Rutkowski were married in Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church in Buffalo, New York, on June 10, 1967. Attendants were Rich Kardach, Adrienne Dados Kerr, Dennis Rutkowski, Marge Picciano, Lorraine Rutkowski Golden, Robert Skurzewski, Janice Perruzini and Ron ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Elbert (Elizabeth) Phillips

On Sept. 3, 1955, Elbert Warner Phillips of South Dayton and Elizabeth Jane Clark of Syracuse were married at Our Lady of Solace Church in Syracuse. The couple honeymooned at Black Lake in Saint Lawrence County. They enjoyed 49 years of marriage together, raising six children, a legacy of 13 ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Justin (Nancy) Niebel

Justin H. “Judd” and Nancy (Loguidice Bunge) Niebel were married June 27, 1992 at the Sheridan United Methodist Church. The bride’s daughter Judi Bunge was maid of honor. Her daughter Susanne Valentine was bridesmaid. Terry Niebel was best man and Douglas T. Bunge was the groomsman. ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Shirley) Erbsmehl

Charles and Shirley (nee Miller) Erbsmehl of Fredonia were married Jan. 26, 1957 in St. Andrew’s Evangelical and Reformed Church in Buffalo. Chuck retired from work as a self-employed piano technician in Western New York. Shirley is a retired Lancaster Central Schools elementary teacher. ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (Patricia) Taylor

May 6 will mark the 50th wedding anniversary of Thomas and Patricia Taylor of Dunkirk. She is the daughter of Barbara Szocki of Dunkirk and the late Richard Szocki. Thomas is the son of the late Walter (Catherine) Taylor. The couple were married in St. Mary’s Church by the Rev. Godfrey ...

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Mr. and Mrs. David (Sandra) Ball

David Ball and Sandra Dingman were married Aug. 15, 1964 at the Gowanda Methodist Church. The maid of honor was Carol Kearbeline (Davis), college roommate of Rochester. Bridesmaids were Collee Hall and Janice Hall of Perrysburg. The best man was Craig McFarland. He and the ushers, Jack ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Edward (Marion) Orcutt

While home on furlough from the US Army, PFC Edward Mertin Orcutt married Marion Frances Woelfle on July 21, 1945 at St. Mary’s Church on Washington Avenue in Dunkirk. Parents of the bride were Mathias and Blanche Woelfle and of the bridegroom were Walter and Mabel (Morrissey) Orcutt. Mr. ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Bernard (Rosalind) Barris

Rosalind and Bernie Barris have been married for 43 years. Both were residents of Dunkirk and graduates of Dunkirk High School. The couple currently resides in San Antonio, Texas. They were married May 19, 1973 at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Washington Avenue, Dunkirk. The bride is ...

Mr. and Mrs. William (Patricia) Hammond

Patricia Palmerton and William Hammond were married Friday, July 11, 1975 in the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 132 N. Main St., Angola, New York with the Rev. Raymond Morris and Rev. Joseph Dowdell performing the ceremony. The reception was held at the Masonic Hall on North Main ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Roxanne) Ellis

Rozanne Metzler and Richard Ellis were married on Nov. 20, 1976 at the home of the bride’s late parents, Mr. and Mrs. Merle (Loda) Metzler in Laona. The groom’s parents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Mabel) Ellis of Westfield. Rozanne is retired from M&T Bank in ...