Sunday Lifestyles

Do you remember?

OBSERVER File Photo Pictured in this photo that ran Aug. 1, 1980 are the new officers of the Cardinal Mindszenty Association. Seated from left are Corresponding Secretary Teresa Schober and Recording Secretary Lisa Speziale. Standing from left are Treasurer Joan Zielinski, Vice President ...

Fifty years later friendship is just as strong

Fredonia man reunited with fellow Peace Corps volunteer By GERSHON GURIN-PODISH Special to the OBSERVER A library, raised from the ruins of an old abandoned warehouse in this small, timeless, and remote village of Seeyapoondi, brought together, through a confluence of history, two former ...

The Stockton Cane: A town treasure found

Special to the OBSERVER STOCKTON — Stockton is known for holding annual gatherings such as the Stockton Town Picnic, the Gala Days, the Harvest Days and the Old Fashioned Days. In 1898, a group of citizens met and formed what was later known as “The Stockton Idea.” At the time, ...

April is the Month of the Young Child

Special to the OBSERVER During the month of April, the Campus and Community Children’s Center will be celebrating the Month of the Young Child. The Month of the Young Child, celebrated annually in the month of April, is sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young ...

Just between us

...Among the 6,000 proud members of the crew on the USS Aircraft Carrier Carl Vinson is local Airman E3 Eric Anders. He is the son of Julie and Joel Anders of Forestville and the grandson of Bill and Marge Henry from the Town of Evans and a former employee of Signals prior to joining the Navy. ...

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OBSERVER File Photo Pictured is the Dunkirk harbor in 1932 with activity involving several modes of transportation — ship, rail and automobile.

More than a century of living

Mother’s early supervision and eating healthy provided keys to a long and productive life Researched and written by Dorothy Grant, condensed and submitted by Doranne Damore Special to the OBSERVER Lucybelle (Bennett) Johnson was born to Cora and Hiram Bennett on March 11, 1917 in ...

Common nutrition misconceptions

One of the most common questions I get from owners in the field of veterinary medicine is, “What should I be feeding my pet?” Owners are inundated with a constant flow of commercials and online advice regarding what they should be feeding their pet. One look in our local pet stores and ...

Just between us

...Skylar Salim, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2018, has earned the fall 2017 Dean’s Award with Distinction. Salim is a graduate of Fredonia High School. Salim’s current major is peace and conflict studies. Students who receive a term grade point average of 3.6 or higher while ...

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Submitted Photo Pictured is the Hotel Dunkirk prior to its demolition in 1971. Originally known as the Hotel Gratiot and then the Hotel Francis, the building was begun in 1886 with construction completed in 1892. The hotel had 100 rooms, 40 with baths and had a view of Lake Erie until the ...

Mr. and Mrs. William (Diane) Berek

William Berek and Diane Lemiszko were married Dec. 29, 1973 in St. Hedwig Church by the Reverend John Hrycyna. Following the ceremony, a reception for 450 was held at the Kosciuszko Club. Pictured left to right are Cindy (Kubera) Uhlendorf, Phyllis Crino, Nancy (Lemiszko) Tarnowski, Donna ...

Michael J. and Susan (Karin) Matesevac

The wedding of Susan E. Karin and Michael J. Matesevac took place Feb. 3, 1968 in Dunkirk. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Matesevac were married for 30 years. Mike passed away Jan. 31, 1998 and was buried on Feb. 3, 1998, the couple’s 30th wedding anniversary. Susan, who resides in Silver Creek, is ...

Mr. and Mrs. Norman (Anne) Willebrandt

Norman and Anne (Haugh) Willebrandt will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on June 27, 2018. St. Joseph’s New Cathedral in Buffalo was the setting for their marriage on June 27, 1953, with a reception following at the Forty and Eight Club on Delaware Avenue. The bride’s cousin, the ...

Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Dianne (St. George) Ferguson

Michael and Dianne (St. George) Ferguson were married on June 8, 1991 in a ceremony officiated by Justice David Prince and Reverend Daniel Walsh. The ceremony and reception took place in a cherry orchard on the farm of the bride’s parents, Sam and Nancy St. George of West Sheridan, attended ...

Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Nancy (Lozada) York

Robert and Nancy (Lozada) York were married June 23, 1984 at the First Methodist Church of Dunkirk. Their attendants were maid of honor Sandy Fellinger (Samuelson) and best man John Ferrugia. Mr. and Mrs. York are Fredonia residents. They have two sons in the military: Staff Sergeant Matthew J. ...

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey (Margaret) Griffin

On Aug. 12, 1978, Margaret Sysol married Jeffrey Griffin. The bride is the daughter of Chester and Jean (Majka) Sysol. The groom is the son of Bonnie and the late James Griffin. The couple was married at Gage Chapel in Smith Mills by Reverend Lycett. The reception was held at the Gowanda ...

Mr. and Mrs. Ross (Elaine) Conti

The wedding of Mr. Ross Conti Jr. and Mrs. Elaine S. Peters took place in the Fredonia Methodist Church in an evening service on Aug. 27, 1976. It was so nice, the church doors were wide open, and we could hear the music (Mozart) playing in the new gazebo in our twin parks on a very warm summer ...

Mr. and Mrs. David and Ann Cochran

Ann (Raynor) Cochran and David Cochran were married Aug. 23, 1958 in the First United Methodist Church of Westfield. They are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year.