Sunday Lifestyles

Jamestown Business College summer deans lists

JAMESTOWN — Jamestown Business College has announced the President’s and Dean’s lists for the summer 2017 term. To qualify for the President’s List a student must earn a 3.90 - 4.00 grade point average for a term. To qualify for the Dean’s List a student must earn a 3.60 - 3.89 grade ...

Just between us

... A boy, Logan Daniel Utegg, was born Thursday, August 31, 2017, at Magee Women’s Hospital UPMC — Hamot in Erie, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Ryan and Annette (Kellogg) Utegg of Findley Lake. ... ... A girl, Olivia Gabriella Castellanos, was born on Aug. 11, 2017 at Morgan Stanley ...


Lakeshore Humane Society

Black Cats on Special: the adoption fee for black cats will be reduced by 60% for the month of September. We have many very handsome and friendly cats that are black or black tuxedo. This is Suzie, who is about two years old. Suzie's owner passed away when she was a year old, and her life ...

Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue

“Frankey” This adorable looking boy is a middle aged Jack Russell Terrier who has a great smile. He prefers a cat free home, seems house trained and walks well on a leash. He's probably good with other dogs as he currently shares a kennel with Guru, another JRT who is also available. ...

Westfield Stray Cat Rescue

“Dust Bunny” Dust Bunny looks surprised because you haven't visited her! She is our resident Senior Citizen at 10 years of age! But don't let that fool you — Dust Bunny runs around the shelter socializing with the other cats & just loves to be brushed! Dust Bunny has been ...


Well Fest overflows in North Collins

OBSERVER Photos by Andrew David Kuczkowski Well Fest on Aug. 26 turned to be a success as the community backed The Well that never runs dry to make it all happen. From Winter’s Rigging supplying the stage with two flat beds to food from Save-a-Lot and Three Star Restaurant, Well Fest ...



Norma and Charles St. George Recently, Charles and Norma St. George of Fredonia were acknowledged for their 67 years of marriage. The St. Georges were married on Sept. 2, 1950 at St. Peter & Paul Church in Williamsville. Charles worked for 32 years at Al Tech steel corporation and Norma ...

Photo by Dave Valvo
Front row (left to right): David Valvo, Diana Kane, Nancy Reynolds Hancock, Beatrice Price, Robert Skrzyniarz, Sally Apthorp Braun, Peggy Guay O’Neil, Marjorie Bienko Novelli (Hassel), Janice Armstrong Martivez, Mary Trippi Dunbar, Paul O’Brocta
Back row: Michael Rosing, Richard Titus, Peter Smith, John Schade, Edwin Schmidt, Robert Ryczko, Donald Puder, Ted Patterson, Peter Bienko

Dunkirk High School Class of 1957 holds reunion

The Dunkirk High School Class of 1957 held its 60th year class reunion. On Friday morning, Aug. 11, the members met at the Dunkirk Middle School (their high school) for a tour of the school. At 10:30, Dr. James Tracy, Superintendent of the Dunkirk Schools, met them at the Eagle Street entrance. ...

Dunkirk High School Class of 1962 recently held its reunion.

Dunkirk High School Class of 1962 holds reunion

The Dunkirk High School Class of 1962 gathered on Aug. 4 and 5 to celebrate its 55th class reunion. The weekend started on Friday evening with a get-together at Sam and JoAnn Mancuso’s residence. On Saturday, classmates attended the 4 p.m. Mass at Holy Trinity Church to honor present and ...

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Front Row (left to right): Donna Corzett Zuchowski, Jeanette Smith, Judy Mancuso Piwowarski, Jinny Ormsby Kopp, Kathy Murphy Maliszewski, Nancy Sinclair Crandall, Barbara Ann Seminatore Mawhir, Marian Wood Meyer
Second Row: Carolyn Harp Tillack, Cheryl Anderson Jolley, Karen Emmott Meyers, Ken Johnson, Joanne Scaccia Valentine, Barb Young Arensen, Peggy Penharlow Card, Jim Sprague
Third Row: Carl Schrader, Ann Fote Scanio, Phil Schrader, Tommy Calcaterra, Dave Cronk, Rosemary Watrous, Rich DeJohn, Paul Carr, Frank Ubaney, Fiore Conti, Joe Keyser, Ed Zielinski, Bob (Warren) Skinner, Chuck Sawyer.

Fredonia High School Class of 1962 holds reunion

The Fredonia High School Class of 1962 held its 55th reunion on Aug. 11 and 12. On Friday, class members and guests gathered at Rookies on the Lake for an informal evening. On Saturday, class members and guests met for cocktails and dinner at The Clarion. Bob Jolley, husband of classmate ...

, David Briska of the Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse and John M. Kuzdale, right, stand by the War of 1812 sign.


The recent movie, “Dunkirk,” which recreates the Allied evacuation from Dunkerque, France in World War II, gives the impetus to look back on Dunkirk, N.Y.’s own role as the backdrop to military history. Like Dunkerque France in World War II, Dunkirk, N.Y., was once a key wartime ...

Donald Kennedy Gillespie

Then the music played

Editor’s note: This is the second portion of Chapter Two of the book “My Dear Jen,” written by Rosamond Gillespie Burns and George H. Burns III. This is another of a continuing series, which takes readers back to the struggles of World War I. Soon the band resumed with the haunting love ...

Nature’s stress relief

Editor’s note: This article was written in September 2015 and is being reprinted. There is really no way to get around stress in your life. Truthfully, there should not be. Stress is what helps us grow and change and learn new things. Sometimes it pushes us to function in ways that we never ...

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SCHS Class of 1948 classmates, front row: Marion J. Pagano, Mary Lou Pelletter Pagano, Nancy Westover Kent, Bob Sutehall, Ted Welch, Irene Cross (guest); back row: Mary Lou Connell Ragusa, Lucille Purdy MacCubbin, Marge Brennan Foxton, and Ray Dunkel.

SCHS Class of 1948 celebrates 69 years

The Silver Creek High School Class of ‘48 celebrated 69 years with a mini reunion at the Colony Restaurant on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 6. The event was organized by Ted Welch and Mary Lou Pagano. The meeting was opened by Ted Welch, with a welcome to all. A prayer at the beginning and end of ...

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Sitting left to right: Stan Fedyszyn, Ed Eaker, Marie Kulpa Ganey, Deanne Renckens, Sue Macklem Hilger, Pat Fagan.
Standing left to right: John Sullivan, Jim Strychalski, Sam Sasso, Stan Ozga, Stan Kolassa, David Barthold, Joe Benenati, Peter Komada and Mike Baer.

Cardinal Mindszenty High School holds 60th reunion

The Cardinal Mindszenty High School recently held its 60th reunion. Classmates and the Dunkirk High School Class of ‘57 gathered at Point Gratiot on Friday for a mixer. On Saturday evening, classmates from Mindszenty attended an informal dinner at the Knights of Columbus. Bob ...

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Standing top row: Susanna Strong Lawson, Sue Anderson Tolman, Cheryl Runge Person, Robert Taylor, Robert Crowell, John Gilbert, Arthur “Doc” Horton, Charles Johnson, Howard Roberts III, and Duane “Hap” Terrill. 
Seated front row: Linda Lampman Vanderwark, Carolyn Haskell Hendrickson, Viola Schroeder Dorman, Eleanor Donaldson Nopper, Kathleen Korwin Wilcox, Susan Washington Sipos, Anna May Storer Tanner, and Peggy Skinner Hassinger.

CVCS Class of 1962 holds 55th Reunion

CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga Valley Central School class of 1962 recently held its 55th class reunion in the Cassadaga American Legion Hall Post 1280. The committee of Vi Schroeder Dorman, Susanna Strong Lawson, Connie Cady Josephson and Susan Washington Sipos met in the winter to begin ...

Karen Brown

Karen Brown earns nursing pin

Karen M. Brown, daughter of David and Deborah Burgun of Brocton, received her nursing pin on Aug. 6 in recognition of completing a Master’s of Science in nursing degree from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee. She is specializing in adult-gerontology primary ...

Jada Neal

Jada Neal awarded memorial scholarship

Jada Neal, the daughter of Starr Waller and granddaughter of Betty J. Waller and the late George Waller, has been an active member of the Friendship Baptist Church youth choir and has participated in various community outreach programs sponsored by the church. Jada was in the top 34 of her ...