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Sunday Lifestyles

Cultivating pride: BLOOM project brings color, beautifies Forestville

This past spring, the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation announced a new community project geared to “acknowledge those who make our community BLOOM with vibrancy, beauty and color!” That project was logically called BLOOM, Two local groups, Fredonia Garden Club and Imagine ...

Pumpkin cake is cozy option as dessert

If you’re looking for a fall flavored dessert that tastes cozy and warm but doesn’t make you feel like you’ve just eaten a feast, this here is your dessert. This is a cake that tastes like being curled up by a fire but won’t weigh you down. It’s light and fluffy, and actually tastes ...

Benjamin Prescott Chapter NSDAR met Sept. 5

The monthly meeting of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held at the Fireside Manor on Route 5 in Dunkirk. There were 21 ladies present. The meeting was called to order at 5:03 by Regent Brenda Johnson. Regent Johnson ...

15th Walk 4 Paws set for Oct. 5

JAMESTOWN – Team and individual registrations are open for the Chautauqua County Humane Society’s 15th annual Walk 4 Paws. The walk is Saturday, Oct. 5 at Chautauqua Institution. Director of Community Relations Brian Papalia said, “This is a fun, family friendly walk where participants ...

Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Stevens

Mary Kate Bongiovanni and Tyler Stevens exchanged wedding vows and rings on July 27, 2019, at 2 p.m. at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Williamsville. The Rev. Daniel P. Walsh officiated the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of John and Janet Bongiovanni of Fredonia. The groom ...

Free admission to RTPI today with a downloadable Museum Day ticket

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI) will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders today, Sept. 21 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy ...

Fredonia State faculty member receives award

Szu-Han Kay Chen, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at the State University of New York at Fredonia, received the 2019 Advancing Academic-Research Careers (AARC) Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The award is intended to ...

Cowan, Pinitore named JCC’s College Connection’s Teachers of the year

Tim Cowan of Chautauqua Lake Central School and Andrew Pingitore of Fredonia High School were recently named the 2018-19 College Connections Teachers of the Year. Each year College Connections — Jamestown Community College’s concurrent enrollment program — recognizes a teacher who best ...

Former scout works with current troop to improve welcome signs

Growing up Justin O’Brien was a member of Cassadaga Boy Scout Troop 219. For his Eagle Scout project, he decided to purchase, install and landscape two “Welcome to Cassadaga” signs, one on each side of the village. He raised the money needed and worked hard to make this a reality and the ...

Fantastic fall flavor is back in season

It’s pumpkin season! OK, some of you may be rolling your eyes at me right now. If you’re one of those people who thinks it’s too early for fall, then move along. If you allow that kind of negativity into your life, then I have nothing to offer you. I’m just kidding! Although I am very ...

Lions Club installs new officers for the year

The Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club recently held its initiation of officers at the Clarion Hotel Marina & Conference Center in Dunkirk. The new officers for 2019-2020 are: President Virginia Harper; Vice President Tom Panasci; Secretary Sally Olow and Treasurer Marty Klemann. Also, the Club ...

1954 Class of Fredonia High School marks 65th reunion

Members of the Fredonia High School class of 1954 met for a two day reunion at Manning’s Fireside Manor at the end of August. On Friday evening, 14 classmates and their spouses gathered for a fish fry. On Saturday evening, the group was joined by more people at 6 p.m. for a sit-down dinner, ...

VFW announces kick-off of annual scholarship competition

Department of New York Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander Thomas Todaro and Youth Recognition & Scholarship Chairman Wally Zincio announced the kickoff of this year’s VFW-sponsored Voice of Democracy Essay Competition. All New York State high school students have the opportunity to ...

Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club donates to Westfield Elementary

Submitted Photo Patty Benton, center, Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club Community Service chair, presented a $350 donation check from the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville to Westfield Elementary School STAR (Sharing The Art of Reading) Program Committee Members Daneille Boughton, left, and Emily ...

Press family holds 74th family reunion

Sunday, Aug. 18 looked like a bad picnic day with morning rain but by noon the sun popped out and soon it was over 80 degrees. Perfect weather by the 1 p.m. reunion time when 31 folks showed up at the Sager Picnic Grounds, Perrysburg. Following prayer and during the usual delicious pot-luck, ...

DOWN ON THE FARM

Special to the OBSERVER CONEWANGO VALLEY — Have you ever wondered where your milk really comes from? Would you like to tour a modern dairy farm and see how cows are milked? Would you like to pet baby calves? Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County invites you and your family to ...

CREATE Project announces fall programs

With a trumpet blast of excitement, The CREATE Project is proud to announce their Fall 2019 Community Music and Community Arts Programs! Enjoy and make wonderful music! Create fun arts and cultural crafts! Savor tasty refreshments! All while spending a relaxing time connecting with your family ...

43rd annual Pacos and fifth annual Burlett family reunions take place

The 43rd Annual Pacos and the 5th Annual Burlett Family reunions were held on Friday night, July 12 and Saturday, July 13. On Friday night, family members gathered at the Pacos Farm, Concord Drive, Fredonia, hosted by Roberta and Peter Pacos. On Saturday morning, July 13, 14 family members ...

Cardinal Mindszenty Class of 1956 holds mini reunion at Clarion Hotel

Submitted photo Picture seated, left to right: Arlene Makuch Buckley, Nicholas Schmitz, Bill Wise, John Randazzo, Thomas Zacharias. Standing, left to right,: Judy Brand Domanski, Jean Bleck, Peter Pagano, Judy Nowak Baer, Alice Dougherty Tschopp, Patricia Damian Kokocinski, Shelia Dougherty ...

Nashville New York area reunion

Submitted photo It was a lovely summer day in the neighborhood as 19 residents and former residents of Nashville, New York gathered to celebrate their 49th annual reunion and picnic. Pastor Fred and Joanne Holdridge warmly welcomed everyone to their Route 39 home in Nashville. Guests attended ...