Sunday Lifestyles

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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, ...

Seeing beauty and art while visiting Russia

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 ...

Finding something instead of ‘trouble’

When I was attending Dunkirk High School, I remember hearing students, from my district as well as others, comment to the media that kids needed a youth center or sport programs or a swimming pool so we wouldn’t get in trouble. Frankly, whenever I heard this I was embarrassed. I favored these ...

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Pictured is St. Basil’s on the Red Square in Moscow.

Local pastor shares story of trip to Russia

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 between Christians in ...

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Top: Emma doing her craft at the SUNY Fredonia Makers Faire this past October. Above: A display of Emma’s work for sale. A needle felted gnome, bird and owl made by Emma.

A common thread for miniatures

Needle felting is Emma Dubois’ passion. To see her work is to enter the realm where imagination rules. Emma has created miniature replicas of her friend’s pets, a fire breathing dragon, little fairy people and even a griffon. What catches your eye as you look at Emma’s work is the ...

Community Calendar

SUNDAY, FEB. 26 Blessed Mary Angela Youth Group pancake breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m., St. Hyacinth Lyceum, 15 N. Pangolin St., Dunkirk. Proceeds to benefit the ...