Sunday Lifestyles

Just between us

... Lydia Snell of Stockton graduated from Cedarville University with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree during the 123rd annual commencement held May 4 ... ... Katie Warren, D.O. (Ketcham), who is a Neurologist on the Medical Staff at Meadville Medical Center in Meadville, Pennsylvania, ...

Zonta Scholarship Awards announced

Zonta Club of Jamestown proudly announced the local 2019 scholarship award winners at a special dinner held April 17th at the Marvin House. The three scholarship awards presented were the Verna Nelson Scholarship, the Nell Newton Scholarship, and the Anne H. Crowe Scholarship. The Verna ...

Dunkirk School 4 Students of the Month for April

Dunkirk School 4 recently named their Students of the Month for April. Back left to right: Anthony Rivera, Brendan Worczak, Ryder Yerico, Avery Krystofiak, Megan Nye, Elijah Martinez. Front row left to right: Zarnell Baldwin, Pedro Santana Reyes, William Roberts, Giovanni Roush, Sophia ...

Birthday cake is a marshmallow treat

Recently, I had the perfect opportunity to try out a recipe that I have been wanting to try for quite some time. That recipe is marshmallow fondant. I’ve used regular fondant before, and while I liked the clean, smooth texture and backdrop that it provides, I didn’t particularly care for ...

Habitat for Humanity sets projects, fundraiser

Chautauqua Area Habitat for Humanity not only raises the roof on the houses it renovates and constructs, it will also “Raise the Roof” for its second annual fundraiser on Friday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Chautauqua Suites in Mayville. The locally famous duo T.J. North will play and sing music ...

Creek project ready for 14th year

The 14th Annual Canadaway Creek Conservation Project will be Saturday, June 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the pavilion behind the Fredonia Fire Hall which is located on Main Street. The event has traditionally been held the day before Father’s Day. The project will include an ...

Zonta Women in Leadership award winners announced

At a special awards dinner at the Marvin House on April 17, Zonta club of Jamestown named Sheila McCarthy Webster, Tara Lamont Eastman and Margaret “Peg” Cornell as the Women in Leadership for 2019. Each woman was presented with a plaque in appreciation for their contributions to improving ...

New Dairy Princess crowned, local farmers recognized

JAMESTOWN — A new year of dairy promotions has begun in Chautauqua County! On Friday, May 3, at the Bemus Point United Methodist Church, Sophie Woodis, 17, of Dewittville, was crowned the 2019-2020 Chautauqua County Dairy Princess. Tesika Kilmer, 16, of Kennedy, was crowned First Alternate ...

Fredonia high school alum graduates basic training

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Kelsey L. Martinez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, ...

Pleasing colors sure to make the cake

If ever there was a perfect time to make a pink, strawberry cake, it’s Mother’s Day. Or a little girl’s fourth birthday, which also just so happens to be this week for our household. Our daughter is a fan of anything pink or purple. So much so, that when you ask what ice cream flavor ...

Daughter reflects on ‘gifts’ of a great woman

I was working on an article and some memorials to submit to the OBSERVER a couple of weeks ago when I wondered if the Mother’s Day articles would be in this year. I received a response last week and then I thought, “Gee, maybe it’ll be too difficult emotionally this year for me to write ...

Spice up your Cinco de Mayo with guacamole

Cinco de Mayo is today — and it’s an excellent reason to eat Mexican food. Personally, I think any reason is an excellent reason to eat Mexican food, but this one is an actual day devoted to such a thing. If you want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, I first recommend doing some research for ...

‘Off-rhythm’ heart often a warning sign

You’ve probably read somewhere or seen in the movies that “her heart skipped a beat” or “heart pounding, he crept into the room.” Did it sound romantic? Exciting? For people suffering from heart rhythm disorders, these sensations are anything but romantic or exciting. Fluttering, ...

Westfield Fire Department honors volunteers

Submitted Photo On April 6 the Fire Department of Westfield held its Annual Firefighters Banquet recognizing the outstanding work done by the departments volunteers during the previous year. Pictured from the left are Nick Chasse, Rookie of the Year, Jamie Jaynes, EMS of the Year, David ...

Strange combination is love at first bite

This next recipe is derived from a menu item from a restaurant that’s mostly about cheesecake. Without stating the name, I’ll give you a couple more clues and you can piece it together from there. The restaurant has an extensive menu with a large variety of options, and the second word of ...

Fredonia High School newspaper takes top honors in state event

Fredonia High School’s student newspaper, Spectator, was named the “Best High School Newspaper in New York State” at the New York Press Association conference in Albany earlier this month. Six student editors traveled to Albany with co-adviser Lisa Reinhardt and principal Darrin Paschke ...

Brocton Review rated as excellent

The Brocton Review won first place in the New York Press Association’s General Excellence category for high school newspapers. The judges commented, “Brocton High School’s students’ lives are certainly depicted well in this fine publication. Attention to details throughout. Pull ...

Manney to receive Lanford Presidential Prize at Fredonia

State University of New York at Fredonia graduating senior Monica A. Manney was selected to receive the 2019 Lanford Presidential Prize, to be awarded at Commencement on May 18. The award, generously created and endowed by President Emeritus Oscar E. Lanford and Mrs. Esther Lanford through ...

WEDDINGS: Mr. Gleb Losev and Mrs. Rachel Losev

Steve and Karen Allen of Westfield, New York are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Rachel Allen to Gleb Losev, of Daytona Beach, Florida. Gleb is the son of Dmitry Losev of Moscow, Russia and Yulia Loseva of Benidorm, Spain. The wedding took place April 5 at the Central Park ...