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Fredonia's Cheerful Giver

December 4, 2015 My neighbor, Deb Porpiglia, asked me if I would be interested in doing a story about a member of her church, Sandy Pilgrim of Fredoni. more »»

Life on the trail

November 29, 2015 Editor’s note: Last week, readers were introduced to Rob Sweeney who hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. In the second and last part of the story, writer Jessica Boice focuses on Rob’s life on the tra. more »»

Buffalo’s rebirth is illuminating

November 29, 2015 Special to the OBSERVER On Buffalo’s waterfront, a towering monument to the city’s industrial heritage has been repurposed as its largest public art installation. more »»

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

November 29, 2015 “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Everywhere you go;” This Christmas carol, written in 1951 by Meredith Willson (best known for writing the book, music and lyrics for “The Music Man”)... more »»

Silver Creek Christmas in the Park to be held Saturday, Dec. 5

November 29, 2015 Silver Creek’s Christmas in the Park, organized and sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Silver Creek, will be held Saturday, Dec. 5 from noon to 3 p.m. in the village square. Santa and Mrs. more »»

Fredonia’s ‘Miracle on Main Street’ set for Dec. 5

November 29, 2015 A longtime favorite holiday event, “Miracle on Main Street” is coordinated by Festivals Fredonia and this year will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5. more »»

A fun-filled weekend in Gowanda

November 29, 2015 This year’s Christmas in Gowanda celebration begins Friday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. Guests can visit with Santa at the Hollywood Theater from 4 to 6 p.m., and then after the parade until 9 p.m. more »»

Available for adoption

November 27, 2015 There's still time to find your new family member before the holidays. Plus, these guys won't let that leftover gravy go to waste. more »»

A 2,663-mile ‘walk in the park’

November 22, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts about Rob Sweeney’s hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. “Just a walk in the par. more »»

Available for adoption

November 22, 2015 Call these area shelters to bring your new family member home for the holidays! ... more »»

The sudoku master

November 22, 2015 Seventy-eight-year-old Chet Wilcox is a very busy man. A lifelong resident of Forestville, Chet spent 31 years working in construction, starting that career on the Thruway. more »»

Remembering a dark day

November 22, 2015 When I was looking for a book to read this week, I found a paperback copy of “Profiles in Courage,” for which John F. Kennedy received the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1957. more »»

Just between us

November 22, 2015 ..... A son, Vincent James Plucinski, was born at Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 to Johnny and Kelly Plucinski of Sheridan. more »»

A wonderful Westfield weekend

November 15, 2015 The village of Westfield invites the public to celebrate the season during Christmas in the Village the weekend of Nov. 20, 21 and 22. An overview of the events can be found at www.westfieldny. more »»

Do You Remember?

November 15, 2015 In September 1997, Coach Marv Levy of the Buffalo Bills and Margaret Sengbustt of the Dunkirk Adult Day Care Center share a moment of conversation during a visit at training camp at Fredonia State... more »»

Available for adoption

November 15, 2015 Call these area shelters to find your new family member, just in time for the holidays. What better present could you find? They're love covered in fur. more »»

A holly, jolly ‘Holly Tour’ sponsored by Westfield Women’s Organization

November 15, 2015 The Westfield Women’s Organization is a service organization that has been active in the Westfield Community for over 40 years. This year the organization will hold its 29th Holly Tour. more »»

Future problem-solvers ‘STEM’ from Gowanda program

November 15, 2015 GOWANDA — Legos and robots: what more could one ask for in a high school class? Not much, according to the 14 enthusiastic students in Gowanda Central School’s STEM Academy Lego Robotics class. more »»

Preserving our past

November 8, 2015 On Nov. 11, the United States will celebrate Veterans Day, a federal holiday which, according to the U.S. more »»

RV trip through the Rockies continues Fredonia travel film series

November 8, 2015 The Rocky Mountains are the backbone of North America and include some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. more »»



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