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Silver Creek author will sign books during Grape Festival

September 14, 2014 Estelle Crino will be on hand at the Grape Festival headquarters next Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. more »»

Preserving summer’s bounty

September 7, 2014 The flavor of seasonal fruits and vegetables is at its peak right now. Who doesn’t want to eat this well all year round? There’s no reason why you can’t. more »»

Sliding on sand

September 7, 2014 Who said you have to wait for snow to go sledding or boarding? One amazing fact I discovered on my recent trip to Idaho is people can actually go sand sledding and sand boarding on the huge sand... more »»

Going back in time

September 7, 2014 On a warm August day in 2013 a few DHS classmates talked about a 50-year class reunion for the summer of 2014. A classmate placed an ad in the OBSERVER for a committee meeting on Au. more »»

Nature’s gift

August 31, 2014 Standing at the brink of Niagara Falls is a wondrous experience with the roar in your ears and mist on your face from the mighty torrent of water rushing over the edge. more »»

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

August 31, 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 8. MacDuff poked his head out into the foyer. more »»

Rotary donation puts wheels in motion to assist disabled youth

August 31, 2014 The Dunkirk Rotary recently awarded the Greater Chautauqua Area AMBUCS a $4,000 grant. The amount was made possible through a matching district grant to the city Rotary club. more »»

Book recalls when furniture had Jamestown sitting pretty

August 31, 2014 By DENNIS PHILLIPS Special to the OBSERVER JAMESTOWN — It was a cold winter day in 2001 when Clarence C. Carlson started flipping through a couple history books on Chautauqua County. more »»

Do you Remember?

August 31, 2014 Submitted by Jon Brunecz This picture from the summer of 1981 shows Shorewood Country Club Junior Golfers at the Bobby Steele Tournament The golfers are pictured left to right. more »»

DHS, St. Mary’s, Cardinal Mindszenty join together in 60th reunion

August 31, 2014 Dunkirk, St. Mary’s, and Cardinal Mindszenty High School Class of 1954 joined together to celebrate their 60th class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Clarion Hotel on Lake Shore Drive in Dunkir. more »»

15th annual Kachermeyer-Dorler reunion held

August 31, 2014 Henry DiLorenzo would like to thank his daughter and son-in-law for providing a last minute place to hold the reunion this year after the scheduler for the Firemen’s Grounds at Point Gratiot rented... more »»

Press family holds 69th reunion at Sager Picnic Grounds, Perrysburg

August 31, 2014 Lots of sun and a temperature of 69 degrees greeted the 27 family members present at the 69th Press Family Reunion on Sunday, Aug. 17. more »»

Silver Creek Class 1952 reunites

August 31, 2014 The Silver Creek High School Class of 1952 recently celebrated their 62nd reunion at the White Inn. There were 9 class members present with James (Jim) Smith coming the farthest from Canton, Texas. more »»

A seasoned camper

August 24, 2014 I first met Samantha Hemenger on her 13th birthday — July 13, 2011. I was writing a feature story about the city of Dunkirk’s day camp held at Camp Gross in Cassadaga. more »»

Blowing off steam

August 24, 2014 America’s landscape is nothing short of spectacular with its beauty and diversity from “sea to shining sea. more »»

In a pickle; having a ball

August 24, 2014 It has nothing to do with the green garnish served with your sandwich from the del. more »»

Homes with heart

August 17, 2014 Mark Saturday Sept. 13, the date of Dunkirk’s second annual house tour, on your calendar. more »»

Local woman honored by the Girl Scouts of Western New York

August 17, 2014 The Girls Scouts of Western New York have named Marcia Merrins of Fredonia as one of seven 2014 women of distinction. The group is considered role models for all girls. more »»

Befriending a local library

August 17, 2014 The Friends of the Dunkirk Free Library thanks the community for another successful year. more »»

Where the buffalo roam

August 17, 2014 Greetings from Yellowstone National Park, where steam rises from hundreds of large and small hot springs and bubbling pools of mud. Geysers erupt frequently and wildlife abound. more »»



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