Sunday Lifestyles

Second book released by Sinclairville author

For readers looking for a locally written, sci-fi tale, “The Gene Rift,” is coming out right on time. The second book in the “Destiny By Design” series, “The Gene Rift” was officially released Sept. 1, and is the third published book written by author and area resident Jessie ...

‘Settled in for a new life’

Editor’s note: This is the first portion of Chapter Three of the book “My Dear Jen,” written by Rosamond Gillespie Burns and George H. Burns III. This is another of a continuing series, which takes readers back to the struggles of World War I. The meeting with my family turned out better ...

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Jeffrey Plaister awarded Airman of the Quarter

Jeffrey Maloney Plaister was recently awarded Airman of the Quarter by the 107th Attack Wing, Air National Guard, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Airman 1st Class Plaister completed Basic Military Training during summer 2016 at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas, and in early 2017 ...

JCC adds names to deans lists

Additional students have been named to the fall 2016 and spring 2017 student dean’s list at Jamestown Community College. Students must earn at least a 3.50 average while enrolled in at least 12 degree credits to be named to the list. FULL TIME Area full-time students added to the list ...

41st annual Pacos and third annual Burlett family reunions

The 41st annual Pacos and the third annual Burlett family reunions were held on Saturday, July 8. The “Happy Hour” at the Pacos Farm on Friday night was cancelled due to rain. On Saturday morning, July 8, 13 family members gathered at the Hillview Golf Course on Berry Road in Fredonia for ...

Jamestown Business College summer deans lists

JAMESTOWN — Jamestown Business College has announced the President’s and Dean’s lists for the summer 2017 term. To qualify for the President’s List a student must earn a 3.90 - 4.00 grade point average for a term. To qualify for the Dean’s List a student must earn a 3.60 - 3.89 grade ...

Just between us

... A boy, Logan Daniel Utegg, was born Thursday, August 31, 2017, at Magee Women’s Hospital UPMC — Hamot in Erie, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Ryan and Annette (Kellogg) Utegg of Findley Lake. ... ... A girl, Olivia Gabriella Castellanos, was born on Aug. 11, 2017 at Morgan Stanley ...

“Suzie”

Lakeshore Humane Society

Black Cats on Special: the adoption fee for black cats will be reduced by 60% for the month of September. We have many very handsome and friendly cats that are black or black tuxedo. This is Suzie, who is about two years old. Suzie's owner passed away when she was a year old, and her life ...

Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue

“Frankey” This adorable looking boy is a middle aged Jack Russell Terrier who has a great smile. He prefers a cat free home, seems house trained and walks well on a leash. He's probably good with other dogs as he currently shares a kennel with Guru, another JRT who is also available. ...

Westfield Stray Cat Rescue

“Dust Bunny” Dust Bunny looks surprised because you haven't visited her! She is our resident Senior Citizen at 10 years of age! But don't let that fool you — Dust Bunny runs around the shelter socializing with the other cats & just loves to be brushed! Dust Bunny has been ...

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Well Fest overflows in North Collins

OBSERVER Photos by Andrew David Kuczkowski Well Fest on Aug. 26 turned to be a success as the community backed The Well that never runs dry to make it all happen. From Winter’s Rigging supplying the stage with two flat beds to food from Save-a-Lot and Three Star Restaurant, Well Fest ...

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Anniversary

Norma and Charles St. George Recently, Charles and Norma St. George of Fredonia were acknowledged for their 67 years of marriage. The St. Georges were married on Sept. 2, 1950 at St. Peter & Paul Church in Williamsville. Charles worked for 32 years at Al Tech steel corporation and Norma ...

Photo by Dave Valvo
Front row (left to right): David Valvo, Diana Kane, Nancy Reynolds Hancock, Beatrice Price, Robert Skrzyniarz, Sally Apthorp Braun, Peggy Guay O’Neil, Marjorie Bienko Novelli (Hassel), Janice Armstrong Martivez, Mary Trippi Dunbar, Paul O’Brocta
Back row: Michael Rosing, Richard Titus, Peter Smith, John Schade, Edwin Schmidt, Robert Ryczko, Donald Puder, Ted Patterson, Peter Bienko

Dunkirk High School Class of 1957 holds reunion

The Dunkirk High School Class of 1957 held its 60th year class reunion. On Friday morning, Aug. 11, the members met at the Dunkirk Middle School (their high school) for a tour of the school. At 10:30, Dr. James Tracy, Superintendent of the Dunkirk Schools, met them at the Eagle Street entrance. ...

Dunkirk High School Class of 1962 recently held its reunion.

Dunkirk High School Class of 1962 holds reunion

The Dunkirk High School Class of 1962 gathered on Aug. 4 and 5 to celebrate its 55th class reunion. The weekend started on Friday evening with a get-together at Sam and JoAnn Mancuso’s residence. On Saturday, classmates attended the 4 p.m. Mass at Holy Trinity Church to honor present and ...

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Front Row (left to right): Donna Corzett Zuchowski, Jeanette Smith, Judy Mancuso Piwowarski, Jinny Ormsby Kopp, Kathy Murphy Maliszewski, Nancy Sinclair Crandall, Barbara Ann Seminatore Mawhir, Marian Wood Meyer
Second Row: Carolyn Harp Tillack, Cheryl Anderson Jolley, Karen Emmott Meyers, Ken Johnson, Joanne Scaccia Valentine, Barb Young Arensen, Peggy Penharlow Card, Jim Sprague
Third Row: Carl Schrader, Ann Fote Scanio, Phil Schrader, Tommy Calcaterra, Dave Cronk, Rosemary Watrous, Rich DeJohn, Paul Carr, Frank Ubaney, Fiore Conti, Joe Keyser, Ed Zielinski, Bob (Warren) Skinner, Chuck Sawyer.

Fredonia High School Class of 1962 holds reunion

The Fredonia High School Class of 1962 held its 55th reunion on Aug. 11 and 12. On Friday, class members and guests gathered at Rookies on the Lake for an informal evening. On Saturday, class members and guests met for cocktails and dinner at The Clarion. Bob Jolley, husband of classmate ...

, David Briska of the Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse and John M. Kuzdale, right, stand by the War of 1812 sign.

WHEN THE BRITISH WERE  COMING!

The recent movie, “Dunkirk,” which recreates the Allied evacuation from Dunkerque, France in World War II, gives the impetus to look back on Dunkirk, N.Y.’s own role as the backdrop to military history. Like Dunkerque France in World War II, Dunkirk, N.Y., was once a key wartime ...