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Snow contest set in South Dayton

SOUTH DAYTON — Residents are encouraged to have some winter fun by entering the snowperson contest. The snowperson can be made from real snow, wood, metal, plastic, but cannot be a purchased snowperson. Be creative and have fun! The snowperson must be visible from the street. The three ...

‘Danish Collector’ set for Opera House

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “The Danish Collector: Delacriox to Gauguin,” a special cinematic examination of Impressionist artists, on Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series. Opera House Executive Director Rick Davis notes that “due to ...

Works by artists with disabilities featured at business

Works made by artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities at The Resource Center are on display at RydersCup Coffee in Lakewood through the end of December. The exhibit includes paintings, ceramics, memory bracelets and ornaments. The works were made by artists who participate ...

Theater department offers timely take on ‘Normal Heart’

While it was written almost four decades ago, Professor Paul W. Mockovak thinks Larry Kramer’s 1985 play “The Normal Heart” still carries a very relevant message. Mockovak, who directs the Department of Theatre and Dance production at the State University of New York at Fredonia as ...

Breaking it down

OBSERVER Photo by M.J. Stafford Demolition has begun on the north end of the Coburn Block on Central Avenue in Dunkirk, as seen in this photo. The section getting removed used to house Biker Bob’s Motorcycle Shop, and was condemned after the section next to it collapsed in recent years.

Hillman Opera offers whimsical take on a Cimarosa classic

The 18th century will meet the 1980s when the Hillman Opera presents its “whimsical take” on Italian composer Domenico Cimarosa’s masterpiece “Il Matrimonio Segreto” (“The Secret Marriage”) this November. Performance dates and times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and ...