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Trees add to community fabric

September 1, 2013 OBSERVER Staff Writer Seeing colorful designs on trees throughout the city of Dunkirk? That’s because students in Associate Professor Leesa Rittelmann’s art class at SUNY Fredonia donated yarn bombs... more »»

History RIGHT AT HOME

September 1, 2013 By DIANE ANDRASIK Special to the OBSERVER “Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to,” said John Ed Pearce. more »»

Artist offers perspective on works

August 25, 2013 Editors note: Last week, the reader met Robert Harrington, a local artist whose painting was recently chosen for an exhibit in Cooperstown. more »»

Romance author has talent, ‘Heart’

August 25, 2013 Rachel Spangler, a Fredonia resident and prolific young author of lesbian romance novels, isn’t letting any grass grow under her feet. more »»

Labors for ‘Liberty’

August 25, 2013 The western cowboy of yesterday is an American icon that conjures up visions of freely traveling toward a wide open sky while taking in the sights and sounds of nature; sometimes with good friends... more »»

City tour happens Sept. 7

August 18, 2013 On September 7, 2013, the Dunkirk Historic Museum, Academy Heights and Washington PARC will preside over the first Dunkirk Historic House Tour. Six historic homes will be open for viewing. more »»

More than letter perfect

August 18, 2013 This painter has made a career out of keeping it real. Or, rather, keeping it “realist.” Robert Harrington Sr. more »»

Heroines of war often forgotten

August 18, 2013 “The Girl I Left Behind Me,” a popular fife melody as early as the American Revolutionary War and into the Civil War and beyond, was often played as men left town to fight for the cause. more »»

Drawing on the history of native’s artistic fame

August 18, 2013 By SKEETER TOWER George William Eggers, artist, museum director and art educator was an extraordinary man, one we dare not allow to slip away into local obscurity. more »»

Marching to the beat of a historic drum

August 11, 2013 “The battle of lighthouse point” “O ne’er shall I forget the night the stars were bright above me, And gently lent their silv’ry light when first she vowed to love me. more »»

Animals bring special ‘connection’

August 11, 2013 According to Wikipedia, the human–animal bond can be defined as “a connection between people and animals, domestic or wild. more »»

100!

August 11, 2013 Longtime Dunkirk resident Josephine (Tremante) Valone marked her 100th birthday recentl. more »»

Think fresh in summer meal plans

August 4, 2013 The dog days of summer are upon us and, if you’re like most of us, you want to feed your family without heating up your whole hous. more »»

Historic lighthouse hosts battleground

August 4, 2013 All of the windows were shattered at the Dunkirk Lighthouse when the cannon was fired toward a likely enemy vessel sighted on Lake Erie. more »»

One last salute

August 4, 2013 It has been a long time coming for the family of PFC Allan John Bouquin of the U.S. more »»

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Willis Jr.

August 4, 2013 Jenny Colgan and Donald Willis Jr. were united in marriage on June 22, 2013 at 1 p.m. in a double-ring ceremony at St. Hedwig’s Roman Catholic Church in Dunkirk. The Rev. Matt M. more »»

Farewell, my friends

July 28, 2013 On Thursday evening, I decided to snap some extra photos of the Dunkirk Lighthouse for my Sunday Living cover. more »»

How to make an American family

July 28, 2013 By REBECCA SCHWAB OBSERVER Staff Writer Start with two people who love each other. Add more people. Shared DNA is optional. And if your kids speak Russian when you meet them, that’s fine, too. more »»

The hands of time

July 28, 2013 Turning back the hands of time is something nearly everyone has wished they could do at one moment or another. Perhaps it is to relive, change, or simply visit something in the past. more »»

 
 

 

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