Sunday Lifestyles

Old 501(C)3 hurts Chadwick Bay

Times have changed since the Chadwick Bay Regional Development Corporation was formed decades ago. According the officials, back then a 501(C)3 nonprofit status was required to obtain grants from New York state. Now, more and more, the state is moving away from giving grants to nonprofits ...

Manufacturing Technology & Innovation featured in October

The Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier and Dream It Do It Western New York are proud to participate again this year in National Manufacturing Month during October. There are a number of events planned in observance, beginning with a professional development day on Friday, Oct. ...

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MUSIC … and a legacy

Family has connection to military, concert hallOBSERVER Staff Report The Harry A. King Concert Hall at the Rockefeller Arts Center will be the location of a very special performance of the “President’s Own” Marine Corps Band on Friday. The daughter of the namesake of this venue is ...

All tickets distributed; get to event by 7:15 p.m.

"The President's Own" United States Marine Band will perform a free concert on Friday, Oct. 6 in King Concert Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia. All tickets for the event have been distributed. It should be noted that a ticket does not guarantee a seat. Per the policy of ...

Heather Lesch, leader of the Canadaway 4-H Club, is seated on the bench her son Jacob made for his woodworking project.

4-H sets high bar

A family tradition, commitment and affair. This is what 4-H has been for the John Lesch family for several generations in Chautauqua County. In about 1935, John’s grandmother started the Canadaway 4-H Club, and the family has been involved ever since. Ten years ago, Heather Lesch ...

Owners are best caregivers for animals

With social media readily available, many times things get blown out of proportion as more and more people comment and very easily share their opinions on certain matters. Sometimes these opinions are very emotionally driven especially when it comes to animals. As a veterinarian I try to see ...

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Smith-Schmidt-Krawiec 55th reunion held

Back in 1903, Andrew Smith and Angeline Krawiec Smith immigrated to the United States with their son Michael on July 3 and settled in the Dunkirk area. Over the years, they had eight more children. The additions to their family were Paul Smith, George Smith, Peter Schmidt, Catherine Smith, John ...

2017 Milliman Family Reunion held

The 33rd Milliman reunion was held at the home of Tom and Margie Andrews of Pine Hill, Randolph on Saturday, Aug. 12. Approximately 55 descendants of Lewis and Ettie Peters Milliman attended with a luncheon of roast beef on wick served. In addition, a number of delicious dishes were shared. ...

Disability Awareness Awards to be presented

The achievements of people with disabilities and the efforts of those who support them will be showcased when The Resource Center holds its 29th annual Disability Awareness Awards Celebration on Monday, Oct. 16. The event will be held at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, 433 E. Terrace Ave. in ...

Ahira Memorial Hall Library awards winning writers

OBSERVER Staff Report PORTLAND — The first Ahira Memorial Hall Library Writing Contest will most assuredly not be the last, as organizers expressed their excitement for the quantity and quality of the writing submitted for the summer competition. “Not only did we have such a great ...

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Accomplished Scoutmaster of Troop 267 passes baton

Fredonia’s Boy Scout Troop 267 recently held a farewell Court of Honor and Picnic to honor Scoutmaster Chris Eichmann as he passed the baton to new Scoutmaster Thomas Annear. A Navy veteran and airline pilot, Eichmann first served as Troop 267 Scoutmaster from 1993-2000, during which time ...

Submitted Photo: David Bargar (president of TLC) is pictured congratulating Bill Locke.

The Lawson Center thanks Bill Locke

BEMUS POINT — Bill Locke, of Dewittville, N.Y. and Charlotte, N.C.. has completed his current term as a Trustee of The Lawson Center in Bemus Point. Bill was one of the founders of The Lawson Center and has worked tirelessly to make it a success. Bill originally served the Center as ...

Submitted Photo: Front row left to right: David Sek, Sally (Dengler) Smith, Beverly (Falco) Bennett, Karen (Centanni) Corsi. Back row: Larry Mead, Tom Haynes, Henry DiLorenzo, David Marsh, Roy Hawk.

DHS Class 1960 celebrates 75th birthdays

The Dunkirk High School Class of 1960 gathered Aug. 11 and 12 to celebrate their collective 75th birthdays. The two-day event kicked off Friday evening when classmates met for an informal gathering at the Clarion Dockside Bar. The Saturday pizza and wing party was held at the American ...