Sunday Lifestyles

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin M. and Michelle A. (Miller) Czarnecki

Kevin M. and Michelle A. (Miller) Czarnecki of Silver Creek will be married for 30 years on Sept. 3. The couple married on Sept. 3, 1988 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Silver Creek with Reverend Richard Gill officiating, and a reception followed at The Colony House in Irving. Ushers were ...

Mr. and Mrs. Peter (Diane) Chodan

Diane Rzepkowski and Peter Chodan, currently of Dunkirk, convalidated their marriage at Saint Joseph’s Church in Fredonia on Sept. 4, 1971. The Rev. Donald Measer from the Newman Center at SUNY Fredonia officiated at the Mass, and the Rev. Steven Kutney, cousin of the groom, concelebrated.

Mr. and Mrs. James Crolle

Celebrating their Golden Anniversary this summer are James and Carol Crolle of Westfield. Married June 22, 1968 at St. Mary’s Church in Dunkirk, James is the son of the late James and Kathleen Crolle of Forestville, and Carol is the daughter of the late Thomas and Rita Ivory of ...

Dayton ministry is making a difference

DAYTON — A return visit to The Master’s Plan Cafe in Dayton has revealed much growth and many positive changes since they were featured on July 2, 2011. “There have been so many lives changed and so many lives surrendered to Christ,” says Angie Mardino-Miller, founder and executive ...

Educator looks to encourage others as he was

GOWANDA — Most high school students are just on the verge of becoming young adults, ready to go out into the “real world,” attend college, get a job and produce for their families. Even though they are so close to being adults, these students are still looked at as kids. A majority, if ...

Collage Performing Arts Center dancers do well at nationals

The Collage Performing Arts Center of Fredonia is proud to announce the results of its four competitive dance teams performance at the 2018 National Dance Team Championships. The NY Majestic Junior Dance Team earned its second consecutive title of National Dance Team Champions! The junior ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘The Greatest Showman’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the popular musical “The Greatest Showman,” starring Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams. It will be screened on Saturday, March 17, and Tuesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum (Jackman), the film ...

Community calendar — March 10

SUNDAY, MARCH 11 Chapter 459 Vietnam Veterans of America, 11 a.m., John T. Murray VFW Post 1017, 113 Deer St., Dunkirk. With questions, call Danny at 366-2287. Knights of Columbus Council 5356 Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., take out only. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, ...

Gowanda High School Boys State representatives announced

GOWANDA — Congratulations to the 2018 American Legion Boys' State delegates, Ryan Gernatt, Justin Kohn, Pierce Lukonaitis, Devin Mesch, Andrew Musacchio and Adam Sisti. This year’s alternate is Michael Bentley. Boys' State Delegates are sponsored by the American Legion Gowanda Post 409. ...

At the Audubon: The first flowers of spring have a battle

Looking out my window this morning it’s hard to believe that just a few days ago I was walking around Audubon looking for fiddleheads and spring buds. Just last weekend I found my first crocuses and snowdrops of the year. Today, those flowers are under a foot of snow. Finding flowers in ...

Never losing heart

Dunkirk-Fredonia’s miracle of determination, true grit and true love Special to the OBSERVER On a typical January Monday one year ago, 53-year old Linda Nieldbalski, vice president, business development officer at M&T Bank, headed to meet a client for a morning appointment. Shortly ...

DASH-ing your way to better health

Did you happen to see recent headlines linking the DASH diet to a lower risk for depression? Or the U.S. News and World Report rankings DASH and the Mediterranean diets as tied for the “best diet overall?” Research conducted at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found that people ...

Just between us

...Laura Freise of Fredonia has been named to Purchase College’s Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester. She is studying psychology. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs. They must take a ...

Do you remember?

OBSERVER File Photo Junior Miss 1975 Pat McCune (seated) was crowned Saturday evening at the eighth annual Junior Miss Pageant held at the Fredonia High School auditorium. Other members of the royal court included, row two, left to right, Susan Green, first runner-up; Mary Colvin, Junior Miss ...