Sunday Lifestyles

Destination: Maine; with a brief stop Friday in Dunkirk

Sometime in the afternoon of Friday, a team of cyclists from South Bend, Ind., will arrive in Dunkirk as a part of a 12-day, 1,000-mile ride from Monroe, Mich., to Kennebunkport, Maine. Dunkirk First United Methodist Church and Fredonia Methodist Church will be hosting the group after they ...

Forestville High School holds Class of 1968 reunion

FORESTVILLE — The Forestville High School Class of 1968 held its 50th reunion on June 16, at the J. Carter Knapp American Legion Hall in Forestville. The Legion had been the site of numerous activities for that class during their school years, from baseball games to sock hops. Classmates, who ...

Tree planting takes root in town

Labyrinthine Ways Peace Park put out a tree-mendous effort. The first two weeks of May witnessed several volunteers digging holes and planting trees and shrubs from the park entrance at 3829 Franklin Ave. to the Park headquarters at 3884 Williams St. Besides a beautification project in the ...

Garden Club event aims to Spruce Up Silver Creek!

SILVER CREEK — Calling all gardeners and flower lovers: let’s Spruce Up Silver Creek!   The Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club is excited to announce our second annual front yard garden recognition program — Spruce Up Silver Creek! This program is our way to say thank you to ...

Chautauqua County dairy industry celebrates Dairy Month

A lakeside view at Carlson Community Center in Mayville set the stage for the coronation of the 2018-2019 Chautauqua County Dairy Princess and Dairy of Distinction Awards Program. Ashley Haskins of Kennedy has earned the Dairy Princess title, with Sophia Woodis of Mayville chosen to serve as ...

Garden project takes root in Westfield

WESTFIELD — Not since the Pet Rocks of the 1960s has there been such a buzz over rocks! In the village, as in so many small communities around the country, folks are enjoying a stony game of Hide and Seek. The painting and hiding rock craze hit new heights recently when it expanded to its ...

Historic church windows a tall order

Built in 1834-35, Trinity Episcopal Church is the only surviving Gothic Revival public building in Fredonia. Consecrated in 1836, it is now the oldest Episcopal church in Chautauqua County. The first stained glass windows were installed in 1925. The windows were based on a 13th century ...

4-Her’s ‘stepped into fashion’ at annual revue

JAMESTOWN — The annual 4-H Fashion Revue was held at Hurlbut United Methodist Church in Chautauqua on May 11 with the Stow- A- Way Kids 4-H Club hosting the event. This year’s theme was “4-H-ers are Stepping into Fashion.” 4-H members were evaluated on sewing as well as their ...

Students, educators honored

The Chautauqua County School Boards Association held its Annual Meeting and Honors Night at the Williams Center on the SUNY Fredonia Campus in May. Raymond J. Fashano, executive director welcomed the honored students, their families and friends, administrators, staff and school board members ...

Local produce benefits your health, area economy

JAMESTOWN — Chautauqua County is home to over 1,500 farms and more than 200 of those farms sell their products directly to consumers through farm stands, farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture Shares, and more! Our local farmers work hard 365 days a year to produce high quality, ...

Westfield-Mayville Rotarian Linda Dunn receives an award

Linda Dunn, a Westfield resident and a 31-year member of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville, was honored with her Paul Harris Fellow +1 (Level 2) Award during this Rotary Club's May 19 BBQ & Auction fundraiser at Eason Hall in Westfield. Jim Wakeman, this Rotary Club's Foundation Chair, ...

Hospice lets family ‘breathe’ in caregiving

“Why wouldn’t you call in the best for your loved one?” The answer came without hesitation, all of two words comprising a total of two syllables and delivered over the din of lunchtime diners at Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop in Jamestown’s Brooklyn Square. “Don’t wait,” ...

Structure built after Civil War

Editor’s note: This information was submitted after a story in the OBSERVER regarding the possible demolition of the Fenner House. The Wolfers/Fenner/Kasling house at today’s 178 Central Avenue was built after the Civil War by the Fredonia carpenter Robert Wolfers (1816-1897), who is also ...

Chautauqua Adult Day Services honor 35 years of day care services

There's no place like home! These are words that have been a driving force and the mission for Chautauqua Adult Day Services, an agency that provides day programs for frail older adults. Having Adult Day Care available to help seniors in the community maintain their independence and remain at ...

ACC Fund for Women names grant recipients

The Allegany-Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Fund for Women (ACC FFW) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fund's 2018 individual grants — the first two grants in fund history. The recipients are: Caitlin Brown (Allegany County), and Debra Eck (Chautauqua County). Grants are awarded based ...

All-County Festival returns to Chautauqua Institution in June

CHAUTAUQUA — Every Spring since 1949 (with a notable exception of 1978), the Chautauqua Institution has come alive with the sights and sounds of nearly 1,000 music students from around Chautauqua County who assemble for the Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association's annual Spring ...

Fredonia native to travel abroad to study for Belmont University

NASHVILLE – As the spring semester ended and final exams came to a close, students across campus began packing up for the summer. For 700 Belmont students, including Fredonia native Emily Bartholomew, preparations to pack looked a bit different as they prepared to participate in one of 43 ...