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Cancellations

Editor's note: The OBSERVER is not running the community calendar without confirmation of events. Organizations that are still meeting are invited to contact the OBSERVER and we will again run the calendar as events are confirmed. Closed until further notice The 1891 Fredonia Opera House ...

Bysiek Memorial Fund provides $1,000 in grants during first year

The recently established Mike and Laura Bysiek Memorial Fund, managed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, made possible a total of $1,000 in grants to six organizations in the fund's inaugural year. This year's grants included a $500 grant to Joyful Rescues to be utilized for ...

WNY P-TECH announces second quarter honor/merit roll

WNY P-TECH STEM College and Career Academy, a multi-year program that prepares students for careers in advanced manufacturing, is proud to announce its second quarter honor/merit roll. High Honor Chase Cooper, Gowanda; Erik Mettler, Jamestown; Iann Ramirez, Dunkirk; and Hope Smith, ...

Cancellations

Editor's note: The OBSERVER is not running the Community Calendar without confirmation of events. Organizations that are still meeting are invited to contact the OBSERVER and we will again run the calendar as events are confirmed. Closed until further notice All Collins 50 Plus Senior ...

Water plant operation training planned

Jamestown Community College plans to conduct drinking water certification training at its Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean and North County Center in Dunkirk later this year. “The Cattaraugus County Department of Health approached JCC recently about conducting wastewater and drinking ...

Cancellations

Editor's note: The OBSERVER is not running the community calendar without confirmation of events. Organizations that are still meeting are invited to contact the OBSERVER and we will again run the calendar as events are confirmed. The week of March 17 until further notice Dunkirk Senior ...

Westfield school officials hear about music program

WESTFIELD — Westfield Academy and Central School District Board of Education members received a special and unanticipated presentation from the music department at their regular meeting last month. Music instructor Kent Knappenberger led nearly two dozen high school students, members of ...

Cancellations

Editor’s note: The OBSERVER is not running the community calendar without confirmation of events. Organizations that are still meeting are invited to contact the OBSERVER and we will again run the calendar as events are confirmed. The week of March 17 until further notice Dunkirk Senior ...

Access Chautauqua programming for March 21-27 announced

Chautauqua Sunrise, hosted by Doc Hamels, will have guest Katherine Lenda discussing forest bathing. The program airs live at 9 a.m. on Saturday only, then repeats at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Repeat programming is typically re-aired throughout the week at other various time slots. All programming ...

Cancellations

Editor’s note: The OBSERVER is not running the community calendar without confirmation of events. Organizations that are still meeting are invited to contact the OBSERVER and we will again run the calendar as events are confirmed. The week of March 17 until further notice Dunkirk Senior ...

Busy fall, winter for Fredonia Garden Club

The Fredonia Garden Club members had a busy fall and winter season with many enriching events. In October, members visited the Turnbull Nursery & Garden Center in North Collins and were treated to a pruning lecture by Ken Lawton, followed by a tour of the tree grove. The members found ...

Rotary cancels pancake breakfast

The Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville’s Pancake Breakfast that was scheduled for the morning of April 4 at the Brocton Central School cafeteria is cancelled. It will not be rescheduled. This is due to the COVID-19 outbreak, related mandates, the temporary closing of Brocton Central School, ...

Cancellations

Editor’s note: The OBSERVER is not running the community calendar without confirmation of events. Organizations that are still meeting are invited to contact the OBSERVER and we will again run the calendar as events are confirmed. The week of March 17 until further ...

Cherry Creek VFW Post honored

Congratulations Commander Cynthia Mullen and Quarter Master David Sheldon on your post achieving 100% in membership. The Cherry Creek VFW Post is a recipient of this significant achievement two years in a row. The post is very near in achieving All-American status, based on participation in VFW ...

Cancellations related to coronavirus listed

Editor’s note: The OBSERVER is not running the community calendar without confirmation of events. Organizations that are still meeting are invited to contact the OBSERVER and we will again run the calendar as events are confirmed. The week of March 17 until further notice Dunkirk Senior ...

Fredonia, Frewsburg lose High School Bowl matches

JAMESTOWN — Maple Grove High School defeated Fredonia Central School 76-31 in a recent Media One High School Bowl match at Jamestown Community College. In another match, Ellicottville Central School defeated Frewsburg Central School 64-34. Will Allen of Maple Grove and Adam Silvernail and ...

Dunkirk Auxiliary Unit 62 names Girls State delegates

Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Auxiliary Unit 62 is proud to announce Dunkirk High School Juniors, Lydia Lokietek and Jessica Oquendo Vazquez on being selected as their 2020 Empire Girls State delegates. Lydia is a member of the Junior class at Dunkirk High School. She is an honor student ...

Vintage Wedding: Raymond and Judith Szymczak

Editor’s note: this vintage wedding, which ran in Monday’s OBSERVER is being re-run due to an error in the original. Raymond Szymczak, son of the late Bernard and Helen Szymczak married Judith (Stelmack) Szymczak, daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy Stelmack on June 25, 1960 at St. ...

Retired teacher writes books for musicals

When he is not busy writing, he is busy rewriting. For John Keating, revision is what he does when writing books for new musicals. “For me, I’m always, always rewriting. That discipline comes from my education in Journalism at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pa.,” he ...