Sunday Lifestyles

Keeping blood pressure under control is important, particularly when a person has other medical issues such as diabetes.

Be careful with diabetes

A diagnosis of diabetes brings with it many changes in how people with the disease live their lives. Suddenly you are monitoring blood glucose, adopting different eating habits, and adjusting to additional medications. With so much new information to process, it’s no wonder that people with ...

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Top: Officer Douglas Switzer reads to students. Above right: Pictured are the student ambassadors that escorted the police officers to the classrooms. Front row: Charlie Sutherland, Hans Lemiszko, Zaira Cooper, Jessica Maines, Jayden Kenner, Janaya Nazario and Mariusz Dobek. Back row: Officer Brian Dietzen, Sgt. Chris Witkowski, Officer Douglas Switzer, Officer Joseph Carruth, Sgt. Mark Gruber, Chief David Ortolano. This was the third Annual Dunkirk Police Department Reader Day at School 7. Above left: A thank you from a student.

Reading leads to knowledge

The Dunkirk Police Department again this year will be involved with the Police Department Reader Day Program. The program started at School 7 on Dec. 1 and will continue with one elementary school each month through March. Research shows that there is a direct correlation between the ...

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TRUE HOLIDAY COLORS

OBSERVER Photos by Gib Snyder Christmas decorating was done by more than a few homeowners in the local area. Pictured are some of the results. Clockwise from top are 625 McKinley Ave., 317 Dove St., 43 Kosciuszko Ave., 21 Bradish St. and 20 Bradish St.

Magic of Christmas in a village and a tree

By Linda (Kuzara) Siragusa If ever there was a magical village, it was under our Christmas tree each holiday season. Boxes and boxes were brought down from the attic, along with bags and bags of fluffy white snow. The entire room was cleared. It would make way for the huge Christmas ...

Mr. and Mrs. Jake Richards

Mr. and Mrs. Jake Richards Kathryn Ann Bartkowiak and Jake Orion Richards exchanged wedding vows and rings on Oct. 15, 2016, at Kings Chapel in Arrington, Tennessee. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Robert Wilson of Oklahoma. The pianist was Lucy Hurley of Fredonia. The bride is the ...

Christine (Butcher) Charles and Brian Wojcinski

Christine (Butcher) Charles and Brian Wojcinski Christine (Butcher) Charles and Brian Wojcinski, both of Dunkirk, together with their families, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Donald and Peggy Butcher of Perrysburg and Deborah and Steve Szymanski of South ...

Dunkirk School 5 Students of the Month

Submitted Photo Dunkirk Elementary School 5 recently honored its November Students of the Month at a morning assembly. Building Administrator David Boyda presented certificates to the following students for their outstanding behavior and caring attitude. Michael Brzozowski was represented at ...

Forestville Elementary Students of the Month

Submitted Photo The following students have been selected as Forestville Elementary School Students of the Week for the month of December. They were chosen because of their exemplary student/role-model qualities: respect, friendship, hard work and citizenship. Back row: Madison Christian, ...

Elementary school students and staff walk and read to help Haiti

SILVER CREEK — Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti in October 2016 and inspired acts of kindness and charity at Silver Creek Central Elementary School. Fifth-grader Jorge Hasbun led the charge in the “Helping Haiti” fundraiser by inviting students in pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade, ...

Chautauqua Leadership Network inducts 24 members

MAYVILLE — Members of the Chautauqua Leadership Network  Class of 2016 capped off their orientation year with an induction ceremony at Webb’s Captain’s Table in Mayville. Following CLN tradition, each new inductee received a CLN lapel pin and certificate after being introduced by a ...

Fredonia senior is one of 4-H Youth Superheroes of the Future

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program connects youth to hands-on learning opportunities that help them grow into competent, caring, contributing members of society. In an effort to recognize the great things that 4-H youth accomplish. ...

Fredonia High School Rotary Students of the Month

Fredonia High School Rotary Students of the Month are Will Schrantz and Destiny Draggett. Will is the son of Ed and Kelly Schrantz. He has one brother and one sister (AJ and Erin). He is currently a senior at Fredonia High School, and has received the Principal’s award every quarter of each ...

BTA announces its December outstanding students

BROCTON — Tim Skinner was selected by the Brocton High School faculty and staff as Brocton High School’s Student of the Month for December 2016. Tim is a Junior at Brocton High School and resides in Brocton. He is the son of Allyn and Laurie Skinner. Tim is an outstanding honor roll ...

Don’t forget a gift for companions at holidays

The holidays are upon us and it is that time of year to give the perfect gift to your loved ones. In our family, this includes our many pets and family members that are pet lovers like me. Every year at this time, I purchase a stocking of toys for our four dogs. As we unwrap our gifts on ...

Dawn  Bliss (eventually Ingham), left, and sister Vicki Bliss (eventually Notaro), right,  are enchanted by Santa in the mid ‘50s.

Hometown school put emphasis on ho-ho-holiday

I was raised on a fruit farm in Orleans County, about 100 miles from here. The county is rural, and has only five school systems. Our home was a good half hour away from the city of Rochester. Christmastime was a peaceful, simple, beautiful time for me. There were classic carols on the record ...

From left, Gregory Sek, new director of Dunkirk Senior Citizens; Karen Sek, project volunteer; Patty Pleszewski, secretary of Dunkirk Senior Citizens; Carol Kozlowski, co-president of Dunkirk Senior Citizens. Gary Haase, co-president of Dunkirk High Sports Boosters Club; Joanne Michalski, co-president of Dunkirk High Sports Boosters Club; Carol Ahlstrom, secretary of Dunkirk High Sports Boosters; and Lori Haase, Dunkirk High Sports Boosters Club committee worker.

WINNING SPIRIT

Editor’s note: This article was submitted by Carol Kozlowski, Dunkirk Senior Citizens Coordinator on Tuesday, Dec. 6. She passed away on Saturday, Dec. 10. This story is about a gift that keeps on giving. Barbara Bajdas and Carol Kozlowski, co-coordinators of the Dunkirk Senior Center, ...

Chautauqua Lake Students of the Month

Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School, honored for October achievements, are Brittany Fardink, Josephine Simora, Grace Bukowski, Peyton D’Anthony, Grace Seekings, and David Gard. The student recognition program honors students in grades 7 through 12 whose classroom ...

Westfield Middle School Students of the Month

On a monthly basis, Westfield Middle School honors one student at each grade level as the Student of the Month. Teachers and staff had the opportunity to nominate one student who they believed met the following criteria: 1.   Follows Westfield’s Rules of Respect for staff and ...

Silver Creek High lauds Knights of the Month

SILVER CREEK – Four upperclassmen and one staff member of the Silver Creek Central School District were selected as Knights of the Month for November for embodying the character trait of gratefulness. As defined by the Character Council of Western New York, the November Knights of the ...

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School 4 Students of the Month

School 4’s Students of the Month for September are as follows: Front Row: Aubriana Biscaro, Genesis Reyes, Laci Delcamp, Ryan McFarland, Shawn Piglowski, Brendan Worczak, and Parker Sheehan. Back Row: Madelynn Waite, Peter Felt, Theodore Roberts, Jaylen McMichael, Sarah Howard, Antonella Segura