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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 ...

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Mr. and Mrs. William (Jane) Ploetz

Jane and Bill Ploetz were married on March 4, 1972 at the Presbyterian Church in Gowanda. Jane Bobseine is the daughter of Chub and Beatrice Goulding Bobseine of Gowanda, descendant of some of the earliest settlers of Dunkirk, Solomon Chadwick and Timothy Goulding. William Ploetz is the son ...

Mr. and Mrs. Frank (Mary Ann) Herrington

Top: Frank Herrington of Dunkirk places a wedding ring on the finger of his bride, the former Mary Ann Kolassa, also of Dunkirk, during their Aug. 6, 1988 marriage ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church in Fredonia. The Rev. Rodney Houck officiated. Sherry Travis served as matron of honor ...

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Finding something to do

CHERRY CREEK—An Italianate house constructed about 1860 by George N. Frost, an early settler in the Cherry Creek area, dominates the landscape on West Road in this rural town in Chautauqua County. Known as the Cherry Creek Inn Bed and Breakfast and owned by Sharon Howe Sweeting, the inn ...

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Want to cook vegan? Gowanda woman’s book can help

"I'm a foodie. I love good food," says Sylvie Cote-Nace, author of "The Pure Pleasure of Eating Vegan," a cookbook she has put together with recipes she has developed or tweaked and converted to be vegan-friendly. "I entertain a lot. I like nothing better than to share a recipe with ...

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Birthday party draws five generations of family

Submitted Photo This five generations picture was taken after celebrating Irene Kniese’s 99th birthday on Jan. 18. Pictured in the back row from left are: Carole Meadows, Irene’s daughter and Lisa Pasinski, Carole’s daughter (Irene’s granddaughter). Front row: Brayden Ellison, ...

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Gracious hospitality from small town living

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 ...

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Do you remember?

Submitted Photo Pictured are members of the cast, band and chorus of the Cardinal Mindszenty High School musical in 1967, directed by Fr. Robert Nesslin, pictured in the center.

Where are you? I want to go for a walk!

By GIB SNYDER OBSERVER Lifestyles Editor There comes a time in one's life when reality sets in, and apparently my reality is being owned by a dog. I say it that way because being a dog owner who cares for and treats their four-legged friend or friends properly takes time and effort. Now ...

Watch what you eat

Eating well is one of the most essential things you can do to protect your heart. It’s easy. Simply eat a healthy balanced diet that includes plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean protein, low-fat dairy and healthy fats. If you’re selecting these kinds of foods most of the ...

Dunkirk School 3 February Students of the Month

Submitted Photo The following Dunkirk School Three students were selected by their teachers as February Students of the Month. Front row from left: Lluvia Diaz, Valeria Alicea Santiago, Bernice Salazar, Marcus Santiago and Miguel Santos Vega. Row 2: Jeliel Navarro Robles, Fabian Burgos, ...