Sunday Lifestyles

Sun, hot temperatures can take toll on mind, body

Keeping your cool means staying calm through tense, angry, or chaotic situations, and it’s one key to a healthy heart. But what if it’s 90 degrees outside? Summer heat and humidity might make you feel a little cranky, but what does the hot weather mean for your heart? It turns out that ...

Local 4-H holds annual Fashion Revue

CLYMER — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program held the annual 4-H Fashion Revue at Abbe Reformed Church in Clymer, on May 10. The Clymer Eager Beavers 4-H club hosted the event, and their musician for the evening was Sandy Westley. Photographer ...

Get On A Train Day is an engine for excitement

Get On A Train Day, sponsored by the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Women’s Action Group and the Dunkirk Historical Society, exceeded expectations, highlighting public interest in trains. More than 250 people toured the historic ALCO-Brooks Engine 444 on the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds. Under ...

Bushels of options available for berries

The season for fresh fruit is already upon us here in Western New York, and there are so many different things to do with all these berries! While a lot of us may be perfectly content with just eating them fresh, sometimes the activity of picking your own berries provides you with so many ...

JCC announces full-time, part-time dean’s list

Students named to the full-time student dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester at Jamestown Community College earned at least a 3.50 average while enrolled in at least 12 degree credits. Named to the list were: Dunkirk: Jaime Alvarado, Melissa Boehm, Ebony Crawford, Genesis Diaz, ...

Brocton Central School announces Quarter 4 Honor Roll

High Honor Roll Grade 12: Madeline Brogan. Grade 11: Danielle Broughton, Mary Conklin, Laura Johnston and Gregory Lapp. Grade 10: EmmaLee Abbey, Brianna Johnson, Heather Johnston, Evelyn Lopez, Nathanial Tresler, Jadniel Varela and Christine Wdowiasz. Grade 9: Paige Lacki, Lorin Rizzo, ...

Just between us

.... Dr. Jennifer Lutz Ph.D/Sociology has completed her degree from North Carolina State University. She defended her thesis “Condemning the Criminal Corporation: Corporate Sentencing, Focal Concerns, and the Effects of Dodds-Frank on Sentencing Outcomes.” She is a graduate of Fredonia ...

Irene Bautista studies cities, architecture in China

ONEONTA — Irene Bautista of Westfield was one of 26 SUNY Oneonta students who traveled to Guilin, China at the end of May to learn all about cities and architecture in the region and study the history of urbanization and modernization in China and the impact of tourism on ...

Four generations

The Tabak family of South Dayton recently celebrated four generations. Seated is Gerdi Tabak, great grandfather, holding Memphis Tabak. Standing are Heath Tabak, grandfather, and Richard Tabak, father of Memphis.

Westfield Middle School 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 ...

Dominik Csont wins Perfect Attendance Award at School 3

Mr. Genovese, Elementary Principal at Dunkirk School Three awarded First Grader Dominik Csont with a Perfect Attendance Award for this past school year. Dominik was the only student at School Three this year who came to school every day. Dominik chose to go to McDonald’s for lunch with ...

Wild America: Connecting to nature with wild animals

Roger Tory Peterson’s Wild America Nature Festival (July 28 and 29 at Panama Rocks) was created to help strengthen our emotional connection to the natural world and to facilitate understanding and respect for the many fascinating creatures with which we share our planet. At a time when ever ...

Community calendar

SUNDAY, JULY 14 Dunkirk Flea Market, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., corner of Washington Avenue, Lake Shore Drive. Matthew Hazelton Memorial 5K Run/walk, registration race day 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., race at 9. Pavilion behind Clarion Hotel, 30 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk. Pre-registration $20, day of ...

4-H holds Market Poultry Show

Chautauqua County’s 4-H Poultry Program includes a Market Class for the youth to enter and learn about and show their skill at raising Market Poultry. The 4-H Market Poultry Show was held on June 23 at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds. Art Lundgren from Jamestown was the judge for the day. ...

For all ages

Special to the OBSERVER It has been said “Time (or thyme!) begins in a garden …” Participants in Lake Shore Family Center’s Intergenerational Program might argue that gardening across the generations makes “time stand still”! Gardening is just one of the many ways children ...

Band honors music to Westfield’s ears

WESTFIELD — Sometimes one can come home from a trip with a lot more than one started with. The Westfield Academy and Central School band certainly knows this to be true. As part of the four-day trip, the band took part in the Fiesta-val competition in Washington, D.C., and came home with a ...

A day at the beach with bears, fish

If you happened to catch last week’s recipe, then you probably read that my son’s birthday party ended up with two desserts. This is what happens when you combine an indecisive 6-year-old and a large extended family. I knew there was a large chance that we would need more than one ...

Fredonia announces New York State Business & Marketing Honor Society

Twelve students from Fredonia High School were accepted into the New York State Business & Marketing Honor Society for the 2018-2019 school year. Students pictured are (front row): Keith Piper, Ally Walton-Bald, Taylor Lemiszko, Hannah Christy, and Bryson Pacos. (back row) Ryan Schulenberg, ...