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Sunday Lifestyles

African American traditions are focus of CREATE project

Special to the OBSERVER The second session of an outstanding monthly series on cultural traditions and positive child-rearing practices will take place Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Dunkirk Public Library’s new CREATE Project Room. “African American Traditions” will be presented by the ...

Westfield Middle School December Students of the Month

On a monthly basis, Westfield Middle School honors one student at each grade level as the Student of the Month. Teachers and staff had the opportunity to nominate one student who they believed met the following criteria: 1. Follows Westfield's Rules of Respect for staff and peers 2. Shows ...

Dunkirk School 7 December Students of the Month

Submitted Photo First Row: Saniyah Jackson, Tyler Kuras, Cora Hennessey, Madison Pacos. Second Row: Aneyssa Orazio, Camryn Krzanowicz, Corey LaDue, Charles Sutherland, Mariusz Dobek, Trevin Wdowiasz. Third Row: Noah Brandt, Alivia Damon, Timya Brown, Shaun'Trea Boyd (School 7 Board of ...

Dunkirk Middle School Students of the Month

Submitted photo Dunkirk Middle School proudly announces January Students of the Month. Front Row: Isabella Bongiovanni, Kailee Pagan, and Gustavo Olavarria-Cruz. Second Row: Zakary Clark, Mariangelys Morales, and Riana Barnard. Third Row: Alyss Vazquez and Devin Farrington. Fourth ...

Cpt. Jennifer Zanghi recognized for service

CPT Zanghi was born in Cassadaga, New York to Thomas and Susan Zanghi. CPT Zanghi graduated from Clarkson University in 2012 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Her significant military schooling includes: Medical Service Officer Basic Course, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course ...

SUNY Oneonta awards scholarships

More than 700 students have been awarded scholarships at SUNY Oneonta. The college's scholarship funds total over $60 million and are the result of contributions from donors, corporations and foundations. It is the largest endowment among SUNY comprehensive four-year colleges. Local recipients ...

E2CCB Practical Nursing Program at Job Corps Graduates 16

CASSADAGA - Sixteen Practical Nursing students recently celebrated the successful completion of the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES program at Job Corps in Cassadaga. Friends and family, many from out-of-state, attended the celebratory event held Jan. 10 at Park Church in Cassadaga. "One ...

Dunkirk School 4 Students of the Month

Submitted photo Here is School #4's January Student of the Month. Front Row Left to Right: Acadia Cheverez, Andrea Nye, Yamari Devers, Evan Dirnberger, Presley Joiner, Adelaide Allen Back Row Left to Right: Oriona Maldonado, Anniel Medina Vega, Nahomi Villanueva Oquendo, Nayeila Young, Kira ...

Forestville Elementary announces Students of the Month

Submitted photo The January Students of the Month from Forestville Elementary were recently announced. They were selected by their teachers because they are positive role models for their peers in the classroom, follow school rules, are polite and friendly, and are hard workers that never ...

Brocton Elementary School releases academic honors

Honor and merit roll students for the second quarter have been announced by Sandra Kopiczak, Brocton Elementary School Principal. They are as follows: 3rd Grade Honor Roll MaryJane Green, Sophia Hamlet, Nathen Lindstrom, Johnathan Lundin, Owen Maddox, Rylee Perry, Rylee Peterson, Tyler ...

Jacob Patterson awarded Excellence in Education Scholarship

ALFRED — A Chautauqua County resident has been awarded a $80,080 "Excellence in Education Scholarship" to attend Alfred State. Jacob Patterson of Fredonia is slated to graduate in 2020 from Fredonia High School and has been accepted into the cyber security (Btech) program. The "Excellence ...

Creativity in children needs to be encouraged

Art and crafts has always been one of my very favorite things to do since I was a small child. Even before we had children, I would often imagine spending time coloring and finger painting with my future kids. Little kids especially, need time to sit down and put their concentration into ...

Foundation proves FAITH in education

Special to the OBSERVER The Tramuto Foundation, founded in 2001 by Donato J. Tramuto, global healthcare activist, chairman and founder of Health eVillages, and CEO of Tivity Health, a leading provider of health and wellness programs, has awarded its third annual Tramuto Foundation Bulldozer ...

Local Student Named to Dean’s List at ACPHS

ALBANY – Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is pleased to announce that Ashley Ganey from Dunkirk earned a place on the school's Dean's List for the fall 2019 semester. Dean's List status is awarded to students who have successfully completed their coursework with a semester ...

GCS chooses 2020 Girls State delegate, alternate

Submitted photo Gowanda Central School District has been selected to participate in the 2020 session of the American Legion Auxiliary Empire Girls State Program. Haley Stang has been selected as the 2020 delegate and Kayla Forthman is the alternate. The Gowanda American Legion Auxiliary ...

Solid as a rock

This year marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. The League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County has compiled a series of articles commemorating the brave suffragists who fought for this right. The following article highlights Lucy Stone, the “Heart and ...

Area women artists part of regional exhibit

Special to the OBSERVER LEWISTON — The public is invited to the opening of 2020 Vision: Women Artists in Western New York on Feb. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. This free event will be the first comprehensive regional art exhibition focused on all women artists living in Western New York’s five ...

Gowanda Elementary announces December Students of the Month

Submitted photos To promote a positive school community, Gowanda Elementary School highlights students who display good character traits. December's "paws-itive" Students of the Month for December 2019 are: Fourth-graders Bella Maines, Addisyn Phair, Dresden Spire, Noah Wilkins, Kaylin Lee, ...

Just between us

...Audrey Hamernik (wife of late Harry Hamernik) formerly of Dunkirk, sister of Dunkirk residents, Jerry and Janice Kozlowski was one of 12 recipients awarded Community Awards at Salvatore's Jan. 31. Hamernik is currently Village of Depew Trustee and Community Champion of Tops. She received ...

Kenneth Mosier re-enlists for service in New York Army National Guard

LATHAM — Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General, announces the recent reenlistment of members of the State National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard. Sergeant Kenneth Mosier from Portland ...