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Sunday Lifestyles

Dunkirk JROTC group improves park

The Dunkirk High School JROTC recently cleaned and prepared Washington Park for the local community to enjoy while learning the park’s history. The Junior Reserve Officer Training Course has an annual requirement for the students to create a service-learning project that involves students ...

Getting crafty in late May: Hub Crawl event showcases works, artists

Editor’s note: This is the second of a series. OBSERVER Staff Report North Shore Arts Alliance works on behalf of artists in Chautauqua County. The organization is home to artists representing painting, photography, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, wood, and mixed media. The ...

Foundation awards $119,091 in grants

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is pleased to announce grant awards from their 2021 Spring Community Benefit Grants Program. The program awards grants biannually to organizations seeking funds to improve and strengthen the northern Chautauqua County region. NCCF’s Board of ...

Old friends make seasonal return

Springtime is like a reunion with longtime friends. Friends that have you haven’t seen in awhile. But when you meet up again it brings joy to see their faces, hear their voices. It doesn’t matter how much time has passed. You can pick up where you left off. These spring friends are the ...

Louis and Janet Nalbone

Louis and Janet Nalbone recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Cocoa Beach, Florida with their adult children and grandson: Jennifer (Chris Warner) Nalbone, Leonard (Kara) Nalbone, and Jessica (Tim Kiernan) Nalbone and grandson, Emmett Louis Kiernan. Louis and Janet were ...

St. Francis High names top students from area

The following local students have been named to the First and Second Honors list at St. Francis High School for the third quarter: Senior First Honors: Theodore Charlap, Derby; Jason Lowry, Derby; Evan Prizel, Derby; Zachary Jaworski, North Collins Senior Second Honors: Mahlik Thompson, ...

SUNY Credit Union announces scholarships

The SUNY Fredonia Federal Credit Union is proud to announce two scholarships were awarded to two deserving high school students. Jack Forster, a Fredonia High School senior, is the proud recipient of the 22nd annual Frances C. Granata Scholarship. She was the first President of the Credit ...

Silver Creek seniors hold gatherings

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Seniors held their first meeting of 2021 on Tuesday, May 4 with 16 members present. President Ed Newman opened with the pledge to the flag and everyone singing God Bless America. He then offered a short prayer, followed by a lunch of pizza and chocolate ...

Two Westfield seniors honored by Rotary

WESTFIELD — Two Westfield Academy and Central School District seniors have been honored as Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville Scholars of the Month. The honorees were James Northrop for March and McKenzie Wolfe for April. Each received a framed certificate as a token of ...

Forestville participating in BLOOM 2021

FORESTVILLE — Imagine Forestville and the Fredonia Garden Club are working together to bring BLOOM 2021, a Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation event, to the residents of Forestville. This is the foundation’s second annual BLOOM Event geared to promote front yard gardening for the ...

Cassadaga selected for NCCF’s garden project

CASSADAGA — The Citizens for a Better Cassadaga has been selected to participate in the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation’s “BLOOM Front Yard Garden Recognition Project.” The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation sponsors the annual event to publicly acknowledge homeowners ...

Area resident’s art part of ‘Made in NY’ exhibit

AUBURN — Audrey Dowling of Westfield will have her mixed media piece, “Transitioning,” featured as part of the Schweinfurth Art Center’s “Made in NY” exhibition. The exhibition opens June 12 with 73 pieces by 69 artists who represent 44 percent of the counties in New York state. ...

Spotting a bald eagle

Submitted Photo Jeffrey Good took this photo recently Route 5 between Dunkirk and Silver Creek.

Brocton first-graders go all-out for Arbor Day

The first-graders at Brocton Central School celebrated Arbor Day on April 30. Mrs. Zambotti’s class participated in the New York State Seeding Program and all of the students in her class received a free White Spruce tree to be planted at home. The students also planted a White Spruce tree in ...

Come to the Table virtual auction reveals diverse menu of options

MAYVILLE — Court Appointed Special Advocates of Chautauqua County will hold its 13th annual Come to the Table virtual auction from Friday through Thursday, May 20, at www.betterunite.com/CASAofChautauquaCounty. Locally designed tablescapes will be auctioned to the highest bidder along with ...

New books announced at city library

The Dunkirk Public Library has listed its new May honor, memorial books: IN HONOR In honor of MEGAN & MATTHEW LARIVEY- Stutzman, Santa baby. In honor of AMY SHEPHERD - Shepherd, Keeper of the stars. MEMORIALS In memory of MICHAEL D. ADDINGTON - Road trip cooking; Yogerst, 100 ...

Fredonia Middle School lists honor roll for third period

Fredonia Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third marking period. Grade 5 — Mikayla Ambrose, Delaney Artip, Hayden Babar, Alessandra Bugaj, Jeniel Colon Nunez, Jethduan Cordova Olmo, McKenna Crawford, Maxwell Cuthbert, Keely Dougherty, Brianna Dougherty, Addison Douglas, ...

Westfield-Mayville Rotary seeks Christmas cards

Do you have new, unsigned Christmas greeting cards with their envelopes that were uncovered during spring cleaning? The Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville is in need of donations of such cards as it prepares for its 2021 holiday cards project. Last year this organization led a campaign to ...

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan M. Scott

Meghan E. Gallivan and Ryan M. Scott were united in marriage on April 24, 2021, at the home of the bride’s parents with the father of the bride officiating. The bride is the daughter of Edward and Lisa Gallivan of Silver Creek. The groom is the son of Michael and Karen Scott of Rochester. ...