Observer Todayhttp://www.observertoday.comTop Headlinesen-usSat, 23 Aug 2014 11:03:27 EDTSat, 23 Aug 2014 11:03:27 EDT Briefs blessing St. John the Baptist (Episcopal) church on the corner of West Fourth and Lark streets in Dunkirk will celebrate the beginning of school with the "Blessing of the backpacks" on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 12:15 p.m.Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTArt Start at First UM Church in Fredonia Start is a new ministry offered at the First United Methodist Church in Fredonia. The program has a threefold purpose: creativity, therapy and mission. An open invitation is extended to anyone interested in exploring the visual and textural arts.Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTPancake breakfast today for Camp Gross Friends of Camp Gross invite the public to an Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast today from 8 to 10 a.m. Breakfast will be served by the Board of Directors led by its new president, Richard Whitve.Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTReligion Briefs opportunities - The Dunkirk High School Class of '64 will participate in a memorial service on Sunday at 11 a.m. at Blessed Mary Angela's St. Hedwig's Church, Townsend Street, Dunkirk. They will remember deceased classmates.Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTReligion briefs works -?The Apostolic House of Prayer #2 at 212 Park Ave, Dunkirk will have a clothes give-away on from noon until 3 p.m. today.Sat, 9 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT