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Pictured are attendees at the 97th Whipple family reunion held Aug. 20.

97th Whipple family reunion draws 52 attendees

MAPLE SPRINGS — It was another beautiful day when 52 descendants of the Emmett R Whipple family gathered on Sunday Aug. 20 to celebrate the 97th reunion. The event was held at Midway State Park in Maple Springs, N.Y. Hosts Daniel and Bonnie Bromsted welcomed family and guests. A blessing ...

Gowanda 1957 reunion

Gowanda Central Class of 1957 holds reunion

Submitted Photo The Gowanda Central School Class of 1957 held its 60 year reunion at the Gowanda Moose Lodge on Sept. 15 and 16 with 28 members attending. A moment of silence honored the 14 deceased members before festivities began. The attendees are pictured. Row 1: Mary Lou Matteson Gugino; ...

Harvesting with wildlife

I turned up my chin, inhaled deeply, and was transported. Though I’ve now lived out of my hometown longer than I lived in it, the smell of September is unmistakable. Grapes, wafting from the vineyards, into town, and permeating the buildings. It is the scent of harvest, and soon grapes will ...

4-H celebrates end of fair with Herdsman Award Ceremony

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development program celebrates the closing of each county fair with the Herdsman Awards Ceremony recognizing outstanding youth. This year the ceremony was held on Saturday, July 29 at 4:30 p.m. at the Warren K. Brown Show Arena on ...

Celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 1-7

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Program begins their new year on Oct. 1. Communities nationwide celebrate National 4-H Week the first week of October. This year, National 4-H Week takes place Oct. 1-7. 4-H kicks off the new year by holding a window display ...

Ripley Library Players return with successful show

WESTFIELD — No one knew who the killer was, not even the actors. Nearly 100 people took a ride on the Petulant Express and did their best to ferret out a killer as the Ripley Library Players returned to Noble Winery after a three-year hiatus to produce an evening of laughs, good food ...

Senior Master Sergeant Regina Tell

Senior Master Sergeant Regina Tell honored at military retirement ceremony

On Friday, Sept. 22, a Defense Information Systems Agency Retirement Ceremony was held for Senior Master Sergeant Regina Tell. Chief Master Sergeant Francenia Reed-McKnight, USAF, a Buffalo, New York native, was the guest speaker. Lieutenant Colonel Marie McElroy, USAF hosted the ceremony. The ...

August 2017 graduates announced by JCC

Several students were awarded degrees or certificates from the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses of Jamestown Community College in August 2017. Area students include: Angola: Jessica Kondrick (A.A.S.-Occupational Therapy) Cassadaga: Joshua Welch (A.S.-Criminal ...

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Timothy Skinner (left), a Brocton Central School senior, and Madison Lin Schroeder (right), a Westfield Academy & Central School senior, were recognized as "Scholars of the Month" for September by the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville at its Sept. 26 meeting.

Westfield-Mayville Rotary honors its Scholars of the Month

Academic excellence, leadership and commitment to volunteer service are some of the attributes that describe two area high school seniors who were honored as “Scholars of the Month” by the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville during its Sept. 26 dinner meeting, which was held at The Parkview ...

Just between us

Juan Hernandez Vazquez from Dunkirk and assigned to the Company D (Forward Support Company Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition), 427th Brigade Support Battalion received a promotion to the rank of Specialist. Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, ...

Registration under way for evening healthcare program in Fredonia

Are you a compassionate person who enjoys working with and caring for people? The Adult Education & Workforce Development Division of the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES is kicking off a 140-hour Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide course at the LoGuidice Educational Center on ...

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 ...