Observer Todayhttp://www.observertoday.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 28 Aug 2014 04:53:17 EDTThu, 28 Aug 2014 04:53:17 EDT seasoned camper 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. ("Avoiding Nature Deficit Disorder" published July 24, 2011).Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTBlowing off steam's landscape is nothing short of spectacular with its beauty and diversity from "sea to shining sea.Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTIn a pickle; having a ball has nothing to do with the green garnish served with your sandwich from the deli. Instead it has to do with a game that players of all ages are hooked on and that is considered to be the fastest growing game in America. The game is picklebal.Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTLocal woman honored by the Girl Scouts of Western New York 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.Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTHomes with heart Saturday Sept. 13, the date of Dunkirk's second annual house tour, on your calendars. A part of Dunkirk Heritage Days and a fundraiser for the Dunkirk Historical Society, the house tour will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT