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Sunday Lifestyles

Charity begins at home

Special to the OBSERVER FORESTVILLE — The Fredonia Star Riders, a 4-H Club with their home base in Forestville and members from all around the Northern Chautauqua County area, held their fourth annual community service project: collecting money for the Forestville Food Pantry. The youth, ...

With 1831 Bible, Stockton meeting has signficance

Special to the OBSERVER STOCKTON – Plenty of history was happening earlier this month here. The Stockton Town Board holds a meeting once a month on the second Tuesday of the month. The January meeting was the organizational meeting and the installation of elected officers. The Town Board ...

Lots to love about snack mix

Although it may not seem possible, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Usually, this part of the year goes very slow until it gets warm, as in actually warm, outside, but for some reason, this January already seems to be going faster. Maybe it has something to do with that day that ...

Alfred State announces scholarships

ALFRED — Five Chautauqua County residents have each been awarded scholarships to attend Alfred State. Jake Smith of Forestville has been awarded an $80,080 "Excellence in Education Scholarship". Smith is slated to graduate in 2020 from Forestville Central School and has been accepted into ...

Westfield-Mayville Rotary Honors Five Sherman Central School Seniors

Five high school senior students were given the distinction of being “Scholars of the Month,” one for each month of Sept. through Dec. 2019 and also for Jan. 2020, by the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville. The five scholars were Margaret Myers, Carrie Sands, Cheyanne Tapp, Rachel Applebee ...

Colton Kuzdzal named Rotary Student of the Month

Colton Kuzdzal is the December Rotary Student of the Month from Fredonia High School. He is currently in his senior year at Fredonia High School. “It is a tremendous honor to be selected as the Rotary Student of the Month. First and foremost I would like to thank my parents Mike and ...

Mr. and Mrs. Arash and Ashley Yazdani

Mr. and Mrs. Arash and Ashley Yazdani Dr. Ashley Julian and Dr. Arash Yazdani were united in marriage Sept. 7, 2019 at 4 p.m. The double ring ceremony took place at Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center, 444 Forest Ave., Buffalo, outdoors in the garden. Reverend Sue Olson, retired ...

Silver Creek Middle School announces November Students of the Month

Silver Creek Middle School's Knights of the Month for November 2019 were singled out for their commitment to kindness. Eighth-grader Cassidy Haskins has a positive attitude, willingness to work and help her peers while eighth-grader Mason Maybee has a positive attitude, willingness to work ...

Boy Scouts receive awards at Court of Honor

Fredonia's Boy Scout Troop 267, sponsored by American Legion Post #59 in Fredonia, held a Court of Honor on Dec. 16. The Court of Honor ceremony began with the Advancement of Colors and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Master of Ceremonies, Matt Brown, Life Scout. Chaplain Walt Sedlmayer said ...

Just between us

... Geneva College announces the Dean’s List of undergraduate students for the fall 2019 semester. To be eligible for this recognition, students in traditional programs must earn a GPA of at least 3.6 while passing 12 credit hours or more. Students from Chautauqua County who earned this ...

Special salute: Never forgetting those who served

Special to the OBSERVER The Dunkirk Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol participated in Wreaths Across America for the third year at Forest Hill Cemetery. The service started exactly at noon Dec. 14 as the local church bells sounded. More than 1,400 locations across 50 states ...

School 4 December Students of the Month announced

Submitted photo Front Left to Right: Dylan Neallard, Isabella Piede, Jayxander Borrero, Madison Baker, Ketzaly Medina-Montalvo, Jacob Kramer Back Left to Right: Kaden Hamon, Monica Casey, Kevin Lopez, Kiana Jessie, Illuminada Espinoza Gonzalez, Julian Gens

Murray Hose officers sworn in

Submitted photo The Dunkirk Hose Company No. 4, Murray Hose Fire Company swore in their officers Monday. Seated from left to right are: Louis Ziegler, Joseph Wisniewski, Vice President Robert Ryczko, Edgar Ziegler and Treasurer Peter J. Bienko. Standing from left to right are: Captain John ...

Andy Ferguson and Chelsey Duda

Michael and Dianne Ferguson of Fredonia are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Andrew Sam Ferguson to Chelsey Marie Duda. Andy, a 2005 graduate of Fredonia High School, earned a BA degree in Communication from Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH in 2009. He is the entertainment ...

Historic suffragist had ties to county, Dunkirk

COMPILED BY THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY In November, the League of Women Voters of New York held a centennial celebration at the Buffalo History Museum. One of the suffragists featured in the exhibition was Elnora Monroe Babcock, a local woman from Dunkirk. She is the ...

Chicken, vegetable dish is tasty, healthy

It’s the time of year where many of us have made resolutions, and we’re looking for ways to stick to them. Your resolution may include better health, which essentially comes down to nutrition and lifestyle. You may be trying to keep a cleaner house. Maybe your new lifestyle is about ...

Chautauqua Fallen Heroes Scholarships Awarded

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation recently assisted representatives of the Chautauqua Fallen Heroes Scholarship committee in presenting the Chautauqua Fallen Heroes Scholarship awards. This year the committee proudly awarded scholarships to Gabe Persch and Ty Pattyson. Gabe is a ...

Native American Heritage Month celebration at GCS

GOWANDA — A joyous Native American celebration featuring traditional foods, games of longball, art projects and an elder activity centered around gratitude was held Friday, Nov. 15, which is also National Rock Your Mocs or Crocs Day — at Gowanda Central School District. Students and staff ...

GHS trio recognized for poetry prowess

Submitted photo Gowanda High School students recently won top honors in the annual Healthy Choices Art & Poetry 2019 contest facilitated by WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Inc. Logan Forthman, Zanthia Luciano and Nevaeh Konwicki won first, second and third place, ...