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Who needs Christmas presents?

December 14, 2014 Florida for Christmas, with no snow, no tree, no decorations, and NO presents? Wouldn’t that be unbearable, especially for a child? Well, no. more »»

Traditions and change

December 14, 2014 One of my favorite musicals is “Fiddler on the Roof” and my favorite song from that musical is “Tradition,” which carries the theme of change throughout the musical. more »»

The ‘Intrepid’

December 7, 2014 Someone who displays no fear can be described as brave, courageous, fearless, daring, valiant, or dauntless. Another synonym is intrepid. more »»

Writing in the palm of your hand

December 7, 2014 This is a story about life stories. It is the introduction to a series of verbal snapshots of people’s lives, created by them. The members of the featured group responded to a notice in the OBSERVE. more »»

Writing in the palm of your hand

December 7, 2014 There she was, staring back at me from the pile of pictures I had been looking through. more »»

Writing in the palm of your hand

December 7, 2014 My father’s name was Roy Bliss. His sisters were Fay, Lois, and Nina. His brothers were Lee and Richard. Dad liked the simplicity of a name without a lot of letters. more »»

Making the smart choice the easy choice

December 7, 2014 Most of us know what we need to do to stay healthy, but do we always do it? Life gets hectic. Everyone is busy. more »»

Special delivery

November 30, 2014 “Because I have been given much, I too must give; I cannot see another’s lack and I not share” is a compassionate sentiment at any time of the time of the year, but is especially thoughtful during... more »»

Bringing an enthusiasm about energy

November 30, 2014 Former Arkwright resident, SUNY Fredonia grad and well-published author Douglas Houck wants to make sure that one of our most important local legacies does not fade: It is largely here that modern... more »»

Evans Lions Club quietly makes its mark

November 30, 2014 The Evans Township Lions Club, has been helping Evans and Brant residents since its founding in 1946. more »»

The Fredonia Opera House

November 23, 2014 Last week’s Fredonia Opera House article looked back at the long process of restoration, leading to a gala reopenin. more »»

Thankful for family and pierogi

November 23, 2014 I feel fortunate that I still have my mom with me. She turned 98 in February. She was a “stay-at-home” mom during most of my childhood; she now proclaims that she is “retire. more »»

Come thankful people come

November 23, 2014 Come, ye thankful people come; raise the song of harvest home. All is safely gathered in ere the winter storms begin. God, our Maker, doth provide for our wants to be supplied. more »»

Forestville Central High School Class of 1964 holds 50-year reunion

November 23, 2014 Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, ever-present cell phones, 3 D printers. Students had none of these 50 years ago, but they did have the opportunity to develop warm, long-lasting relationships. more »»

Do you Remember?

November 23, 2014 OBSERVER File Photo The Fredonia Preservation Society installed new officers during their annual meeting on October 9, 1995 at the Fredonia Opera House. From left to right: Daniel D. more »»

Serial novel: “The Plot to Kill Susan B. Anthony”

November 23, 2014 Editor’s note: “The Plot to Kill Susan B. Anthony” is a novel written by William Fleeman, a Cassadaga-area resident. This is the conclusion of Chapter 14. “Where’s Dixon?” MacDuff said. more »»

The Fredonia Opera House ‘sparkles’

November 16, 2014 Nov. 12, 1994 was a special day for the village of Fredonia. more »»

‘Monnies’ celebrate 100 years

November 16, 2014 Did you ever wonder why some clubs thrive in our area? In the case of Dunkirk’s Moniuszko Social Club, Inc. more »»

Echoes of the past

November 16, 2014 The echoes of active children playing, talking, singing, studying, and just walking to and from school still clearly resound in some of today’s quiet neighborhoods, at least in the minds of those wh... more »»

Do you Remember?

November 16, 2014 OBSERVER File Photo Printed in the May 8, 1987 Evening OBSERVER, this picture shows some of the volunteers in the Special Gifts Division of the Fredonia Preservation Society’s campaign and the... more »»



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