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Seeing beauty and art while visiting Russia

Editor’s note: in May, 2016, the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wickwire Lundquist of Fredonia had the privilege of visiting the nation of Russia. She travelled with a group organized by the Peacemaking Program of the Presbyterian Church USA. The purpose of the trip was to build stronger relationships ...

Finding something instead of ‘trouble’

When I was attending Dunkirk High School, I remember hearing students, from my district as well as others, comment to the media that kids needed a youth center or sport programs or a swimming pool so we wouldn’t get in trouble. Frankly, whenever I heard this I was embarrassed. I favored these ...

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Pictured is St. Basil’s on the Red Square in Moscow.

Local pastor shares story of trip to Russia

In May, 2016, the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wickwire Lundquist of Fredonia had the privilege of visiting the nation of Russia. She travelled with a group organized by the Peacemaking Program of the Presbyterian Church USA. The purpose of the trip was to build stronger relationships between Christians in ...

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Top: Emma doing her craft at the SUNY Fredonia Makers Faire this past October. Above: A display of Emma’s work for sale. A needle felted gnome, bird and owl made by Emma.

A common thread for miniatures

Needle felting is Emma Dubois’ passion. To see her work is to enter the realm where imagination rules. Emma has created miniature replicas of her friend’s pets, a fire breathing dragon, little fairy people and even a griffon. What catches your eye as you look at Emma’s work is the ...

Community Calendar

SUNDAY, FEB. 26 Blessed Mary Angela Youth Group pancake breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m., St. Hyacinth Lyceum, 15 N. Pangolin St., Dunkirk. Proceeds to benefit the ...

Bride and Groom section needs your vintage wedding photos

Vintage wedding photos of couples married at least 25 years are being accepted for our annual Bride and Groom edition, published in March. Photos may be of the couple, or the couple and their wedding party. Submit information about the wedding, including date and location, along with the names ...

JCC names December graduates

JAMESTOWN — James-town Community College has announced the names of 137 students who were awarded degrees or certificates from the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses in December 2016. Highest honors represents a 4.0 grade point average, high honors a 3.50 to 3.99 GPA, and honors a ...

Just Between Us

...Marissa Restivo, a nursing student from Irving; Leah DeCarlo, a nursing student from Gowanda; Cedrice Howard, a physician assistant student from Fredonia and Christine Siebert, an ESS/PT student from Cassadaga, have been named to the Dean’s List at D’Youville College in Buffalo. To ...

Fredonia High School Rotary Students of the Month for February

Jenna Vecchio is the daughter of Lisa and Eugene Vecchio. She has one older sister and two younger sisters, and is currently a senior at Fredonia High School. She has made the honor roll every quarter of high school, and has taken many AP and advanced classes. She will graduate with an ...

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Brocton Elementary Students of the Month

On Thursday, Feb. 16, Brocton Elementary School celebrated its character education assembly. Sixteen students were chosen as Students of the Month, representing grades K-5. These students demonstrated the trait of courage on a daily basis. The following students were chosen as Students of the ...

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School No. 7 Students Raise Money

Submitted Photo Each year at School 7 money is raised for the children of St. Jude’s Research Hospital. St. Jude’s never presents parents with a bill while they are there with their children seeking treatment. So, many schools raise money to help St. Jude’s. School 7 has many events as ...

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Students take part in Virtual Valentine’s Day

ANGOLA — Students from Jacki Preischel’s fifth-grade class at John T. Waugh Elementary participated in a Virtual Valentine’s Day project under the supervision of Technology Integrator Michael Drezek. The project was designed to teach students geographical awareness and cultural ...

Off the beaten track

“We are the best kept secret in northern Chautauqua — Cattaraugus Counties,” exclaimed Brad John, Director of the Cattaraugus Community Center on Route 438 in Irving. And according to some of the members with whom I spoke in the facility’s fitness center, that’s the way the ...

Kennel cough a concern

In the past few years, our clinic has seen sporadic outbreaks of Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (better known as kennel cough). We have seen these outbreaks once to twice yearly and these outbreaks have involved anywhere from 10 to 30 pets. The protocol at our clinic when we see a ...

DON’T FALL IN LOVE WITH SUGAR

Fancy red heart-shaped boxes of chocolates line store shelves and candy bars from Almond Joy to Zagnuts have been turned into heart shapes and packaged in red and white. Valentine’s Day is days away. You might show your love with flowers, a card, or something more creative, or you might ...

First job had one ‘Horrible’ memory

Orville “Horrible Orville” Hoover was my first boss. I didn’t give him that nickname and I feel sorry today even repeating it. I preferred calling him Mister Hoover, as he was Circulation Manager at the EVENING OBSERVER back when I started “pedaling papers” in 1962. I was the late ...

Glory Days

We live in an “instant” society. Do you want to talk to someone on the other side of the globe? Just pick up a phone. Better yet, you can use your computer or mobile device to talk face-to-face, free of charge. Need something from California? You can get it delivered in 24 hours. There’s ...

Poland felt sting of Hitler

The Hodorowicz family came to Dunkirk in 1954 when Sophie was six years old. I knew of Sophie when we were growing up. I knew she attended St. Hedwig’s elementary school and later Dunkirk High School where she was a grade ahead of me. I knew she spoke Polish, unlike many of us ...

Procrastinators can only wait so long

It has been a busy year since the Lifestyles Department has been my focus at the OBSERVER. In that time a learning process has taken place for this long-time resident. In that year I have found that there are more than enough opportunities in our local area for people to find something to do of ...

Let’s dance!

Ah, January — the month that tests New Year’s resolutions, the month that delivers such a let-down from the holiday hustle and bustle and good cheer, the month that brings snowy roads and cold temperatures. Yes, it’s January and time to get out, get some exercise, make new friends, and ...