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Sunday Lifestyles

Silver Creek’s girl behind the MASKS

Emily Bowers is used to keeping a busy schedule. The eighth-grader at Silver Creek Middle School knew she was going to have a lot of time on her hands when the COVID-19 closure hit pause on her jam-packed academic, extra-curricular, and social schedules. In mid-March, on the first day of the ...

Forestville announces Valedictorian, Salutatorian

Jake Alan Smith, son of Sharon and Richard Smith, has been named the Valedictorian of the 2020 senior class at Forestville Central School. He was a safety on the football team, a forward on the basketball team, and a sprinter on the track team. He plays alto saxophone in marching and concert ...

Dunham reaches for the stars and receives Hagan Young Scholar/Artist Award

State University of New York at Fredonia Department of Physics Assistant Professor Michael Dunham, whose research and scholarship interests are in observational studies of star and planet formation, is the recipient of the 2020 William T. and Charlotte N. Hagan Young Scholar/Artist Award. In ...

Weddings, births and more

The OBSERVER wants to run your engagement, wedding, birth and anniversary announcements. There is no charge for anniversary (25 years and higher), engagement, birth or wedding announcements with a black and white photograph. There is a $20 processing charge for publishing engagement, wedding ...

Suffragist pioneers had connections to county

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of monthly articles. On Nov. 6, 1917, the women of New York State finally won the right to vote in political elections. Women had fought a long battle for this privilege nationally, and major strides for suffrage were also made on local scale. In ...

Scholars Day at JCC goes virtual

Jamestown Community College’s annual Scholars Day, conducted virtually this year, is celebrating academic research and creative activity among students. Video entries representing honors program coursework, capstone courses, field placements and internships, research, and applied learning ...

Just Between Us

... The University of Northwestern Ohio is proud to acknowledge that Connor M. Lynden of Fredonia has made the Dean’s List for the February 2020 session in the College of Applied Technologies. Full-time students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or better to be named to the Dean’s ...

Former Fredonia resident graduates from Fordham

Elizabeth Sawka, daughter of Rosemarie Sawka of Lancaster, formerly of Fredonia, and the late Vincent Sawka, earned a Masters of Social Work from the Graduate School of Social Services at Fordham University during their 2020 commencement. Elizabeth is the Creative Arts Specialist for ...

Brocton resident named to national honor society in education

Senior Matthew Woleben of Brocton was named to the Zeta Upsilon Chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi national honor society in education at the State University of New York at Fredonia. An Earth Science Adolescence Education major, he is the son of Bruce Woleben of Brocton and the late Wendy ...

Kayla Suchanick graduates from The Ohio State University

Kayla R Suchanick, 22, of Fredonia graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. A virtual ceremony took place on May 3. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Human Ecology for Fashion Retail Studies. Suchanick was in two honor societies as well. She ...

Dunkirk student receives scholarship

Olivia C. Michalak, a junior majoring in Adolescence Education: Social Studies at the State University at Fredonia, received the Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Kenneth E. Cutler, valued at $850, and the Ruth Meda Curtis Wheeler Scholarship, valued at $650. Both scholarships are endowed through ...

CVCS graduate receives Phi Alpha Theta Award at Fredonia

Emily K. Roberts, a sophomore history major at the State University at Fredonia, has received the Phi Alpha Theta Award. The Department of History created the award to recognize and encourage outstanding students who exemplify the spirit of Phi Alpha Theta and outstanding academic achievement ...

Lakewood grad receives Phi Alpha Theta Award at Fredonia

Heidi A. Hoden, a senior majoring in Early Childhood/Childhood Education at the State University at Fredonia, was chosen as a recipient of the Phi Alpha Theta Award in recognition of outstanding achievement. The Department of History at Fredonia presents the award, which was created to ...

Mr. and Mrs. Noah Allen Cosme

Noah Allen Cosme and Raven Skylar Chandler of Franklinton, North Carolina together with Mrs. Debbie Rodriguez of South Dayton are pleased to announce their marriage. The couple exchanged vows on Dec. 11, 2019 in North Carolina. The former Ms. Chandler is the daughter of the late Dewey and ...

Chautauqua Lake announces Top 10 students for 2020

MAYVILLE — Senior recognition traditions continue at Chautauqua Lake Central School to honor the Class of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Secondary Principal, Dr. Joshua Liddell, and Guidance Counselor, Jessica Cowan, announced the Top 10 Students for the Class on 2020 on Friday, May 15. ...

Gianni and Kristine (Beatty) Martinez

Kristine Elizabeth Beatty and Gianni Alfredo Martinez were married on Friday, March 20, 2020 in a small wedding ceremony at the Davidson, NC, home of her mother and stepfather, Janie and Mark Hurley. Escorted by her father, Edward H. Beatty, the bride wore an Enchanting sleeveless and tulle ...

James Connor Buesink

A boy, James Connor Buesink, was born at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo on April 1, 2020 to Kelly Imhoff and James Buesink of Fredonia.

Blake Paul Kenneth Gilbert-Coleman

Blake Paul Kenneth Gilbert-Coleman was born on Dec. 30, 2019 in UPMC-Chautauqua in Jamestown to Nigeria Josee Emma Coleman of Dunkirk and Robert Gerald Gilbert of Jamestown.

Fredonia High School Student Receives National Scholarship

Cedric Howard II, senior at Fredonia High School, receives the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) National Scholarship awarded by the Naval Service Training Command. A NROTC scholarship recipient receives full tuition, room and board, books stipend, educational fees, and other ...