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The Rayzor’s edge

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A typical, mundane trip to Wal-Mart on a Monday morning was anything but yesterday, as Sabres legend Rob Ray made his annual visit to Frednia. Yesterday, the Fredonia Wal-Mart was visited by former Buffalo Sabres’ forward Ray in recognition for the hard work in raising nearly $28,000 for ...

For the Record

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Adult golf Vineyards Golf Course Wednesday Night League — Top Scores: A Flight - Bob Golubski 36. Scott Hazelton, Joe Kulig, Chuck Allessi 37. John Lakas, Mike Korzeniewski, John Chabuel 38. B Flight - Charles Reinhardt 39. Tony Antolini 40. Brian Manning, Terry Mahoney 42. Joe Pencek 45. ...

Gustafsons prepare for long days serving barbecue in Gerry

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GERRY — For most people summer means a time for rest and relaxation, but for Gerry residents Bruce and Paula Gustafson, part of their summer for the past 13 years is spent working 14-16 hours days preparing and serving the approximately 3,000 barbecue beef dinners that are part of the ...

Go big or go home

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GOWANDA – RJ Bastito is just a normal assistant coach under Gowanda football coach Sean Gabel. Despite being born with Down Syndrome, Bastito has been a coach’s right-hand man. The assistant coach’s role will change come Aug. 5 when Bastito will lead New York’s Big 30 team, which ...

Bright future for local golf

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OBSERVER Photo by Jared Hill Pictured above are local youths gathered for the 2017 OBSERVER Open. The tournament is held yearly at Shorewood Country Club and features youths from ages 5 to 18.

Cuomo announces free fishing days in NYS

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Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced new free fishing days and the 2017-18 hunting and trapping licenses will go on sale starting Aug. 1. Governor Cuomo announced that the new free fishing days will include the weekend preceding President’s Day, National Hunting Day and National Fishing ...

For the Record — July 30

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Announcements NCSA/Concord FC 2017 Fall Travel Soccer The Fall travel soccer season begins at the end of August and runs through October. Teams of 10-15 players each will be in the following levels: Third/fourth graders and fourth, fifth and sixth graders — both co-ed. Practices will be ...

Greg Simas to emcee Gerry Rodeo for eighth time

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One of rodeo’s most experienced announcers is making his eighth appearance as the master of ceremonies on horseback in the arena for the Gerry Fire Department’s 73rd annual PRCA rodeo, which opens on Wednesday, Aug. 2, and continues nightly at 8 p.m. through Saturday, Aug. 5. Greg Simas, ...

For the Record — July 29

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Announcements Sunset Bay Experience SUNSET BAY — The Sunset Bay Experience — Reach the Beach 5K Run will be held Saturday, Aug. 19 at Sunset Bay, Iola Drive, Irving. Registration is at 8:30 a.m., with a 5K run and walk starting at 9:30 a.m. The entry fee is $25 the day of the race, $20 ...

‘Don’t ask,’ when it comes to yellow perch

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The walleye fishing on Lake Erie and Chautauqua Lake remains good for those able to find the time to go angling during Fair week. Rick Miller in Irving reports that anglers have been successful fishing for walleye around the 65-foot depth west of the mouth of the “Cat,” toward St. ...

For the Record

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Announcements Sunset Bay Experience SUNSET BAY — The Sunset Bay Experience — Reach the Beach 5K Run will be held Saturday, Aug. 19 at Sunset Bay, Iola Drive, Irving. Registration is at 8:30 a.m., with a 5K run and walk starting at 9:30 a.m. The entry fee is $25 the day of the race, $20 ...

The next challenge

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Elon DeJesus and his Impact Boxing team traveled over 900 miles from Dunkirk to Independence, Missouri to compete in the 17th Annual Ringside World Championship held at Silverstein Eye Center Arena, arriving at approximately 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. The tournament will prove to be a big step ...

Entries still being accepted for Olean Gus Macker Tournament

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OLEAN — Entries are still being accepted for the Olean Gus Macker Basketball Tournament. The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is calling for visitors, students and community members to sign up for the August 18-20 Gus Macker three-on-three basketball tournament. Entry deadline for ...

For the Record — July 26

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Adult golf Gowanda Country Club Ladies League (July 12) — First low gross: Lynn Gotsch 46. Second low gross: Tina Weber 47. First low net: Lois Piscitelli 33. Second low net: Diane Meli, Dawn Cordaro 35. Ladies League (July 19) — First low gross: Kim Gier 43. Second low gross: ...

Closing ceremonies

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SILVER CREEK – Hanover Little League’s season has come and gone, but there was much that was done in between the first pitch and the final out. At the closing ceremonies on Sunday, Hanover Little League Coordinator Keith VanVlack announced the awards, donations and results of the summer’s ...

The Graham family legacy and the Gerry Rodeo

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GERRY — For Shawn and Shana Graham, owners of Painted Pony Championship Rodeo and contractors for the Gerry Fire Department’s 73rd annual rodeo, rodeo has been a passion for their entire lives. Shana was raised on a thoroughbred horse farm near Warrensburg, NY, where she was active in 4H. ...