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Sunday Lifestyles

ITALY TAKES PRIDE IN PAST

Ciao! I have been in Italy as an exchange student for two months now. During this time, I have been to the sea, the mountains, the big city, and the small towns. In Bordighera, we bathed in the seaside sun and swam in the salty waters. We visited Fortezza (meaning fortress) del Priamar in ...

CLCS names Students of the Month

Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School, honored for September achievements are Taylor Mantsch, Nathan Engdahl, Jessica Wiemer, Emma Gleason, Breaunna Smith, and Grayson Shaffer. The student recognition program honors students in grades 7 through 12 whose classroom performance, ...

Nicholas Caccamise promoted to Captain in the Marine Corps

Submitted photo On Nov. 1, 2019, Nicholas Caccamise was promoted to the rank of captain in the United States Marine Corps. Capt. Caccamise currently serves as the assistant operations officer at 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, 1 Marine Expeditionary Force aboard Camp Pendleton, California. He ...

Daniel Siracuse and Victoria Howell

Daniel Siracuse and Victoria Howell are excited to announce their engagement. Victoria is the daughter of Lloyd and Donna Howell of Ocala, Florida and is a 2013 graduate of Sachem North High School in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York. In 2017 she graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a bachelor’s ...

Brocton Central School Students of the Month

Brocton Middle/High School has announced their students of the month for September and October. Keara Brady was selected by the Brocton Middle School faculty and staff as Student of the Month for September 2019. Keara is currently a seventh grader and resides in Brocton with her parents, ...

Preddie receives Fredonia’s first EOP student excellence award

Titanya Preddie, a senior Communication: Video Production major from Brooklyn, has etched her name in State University of New York at Fredonia history as its first recipient of the Norman R. McConney Jr. Award for EOP Student Excellence. The new SUNY-wide award recognizes outstanding ...

With chill in the air, soup season has arrived

It’s soup season! Unless you’re like me and you enjoy soup year-round, of course. There’s just something about hot soup that’s been cooking all day, or if you have an instant pot, all hour, that pairs perfectly with fall weather. The kind of fall weather that’s a bit drizzly and ...

United Way kicks off campaign, thanks supporters

The United Way has officially launched its 2019 fundraising campaign, and took the opportunity to recognize some very special organizations and individuals making a difference in our community while doing it. The United Way Fall Celebration took place in the recently completed pavilion at ...

MEMORY LANE

Special to the OBSERVER Nelda Shaffer Crumps’ family moved from Buffalo to Brocton when she was in the second grade until eighth grade, but because Brocton school only offered the basic classes, the family moved to Portland. She and her classmates had to take a Greyhound bus to Westfield ...

High blood pressure can be controlled

When it comes to preventing a stroke or other cardiovascular emergencies there are risk factors we can’t control, like our age or family history. Fortunately, there are other risks — smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, lack of exercise, poor diet, overweight, high cholesterol, atrial ...

Fredonia High School Class of ‘79 celebrated 40 year reunion

The Fredonia High School Class of 1979 recently celebrated its 40th class reunion. About 70 classmates and 30 spouses and friends got together over two days. On Friday, July 12, Perry Antolini hosted the group at an ice-breaker event at the Old Main Inn. On Saturday morning, Principal ...

New York Army National Guard Promotions

Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. James Corbin from Dunkirk and assigned to the 105th Military ...

School 5 announces September Students of the Month

At a recent morning assembly, Dunkirk Elementary School 5 honored its Students of the Month for September. Principal Mr. Dave Boyda, presented certificates to the students. A special recognition was given to Oliver Laurie, who was honored at a recent Board of Education meeting for being the ...

Nicholas Berdyck and Emily Means

Nicholas Berdyck and Emily Means announce their engagement. Nick is the son of Keith and Debbie Panek of Dunkirk. He is a graduate of Fredonia High School and earned his Bachelors in Business Administration from Jamestown Business College in 2017. He currently works in Quality Assurance ...

SCMS names top students of September

Submitted photo Silver Creek Middle School recognizes sixth-graders Anthony Ryan and Gessairy Jimez (left), seventh-graders Ryan Borrello and Gianna Grabias (middle) and eighth-graders Ray Cortes and Vayda Stevens (right) for being selected as Knights of the Month for September 2019. Anthony ...

John and Melinda Bell

John and Melinda Bell of Fredonia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday Oct. 26. The couple along with their children threw a Halloween Bash to celebrate this milestone. Melinda also celebrated her 70th birthday. Great food and dancing were enjoyed by all. Family and friends ...

Silver Creek fetes first slate of Jr. National Honor Society inductees

SILVER CREEK — Nineteen students from Silver Creek Middle School were recently recognized for their academic accomplishments during the inaugural induction ceremony for the Junior National Honor Society in the campus auditorium. District staff and loved ones of the inductees gathered to ...

Neptune benefit raises glass to days of prohibition

Celebrating memories of the many “mom-and-pop” taverns which once operated throughout the city, the Dunkirk Historical Society will host a tasting at its museum of a uniquely rare, nearly century-old bottle of Prohibition-era “medicinal” whiskey at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 – the 86th ...

Apple Crisp proves to be the perfect October treat

If you happened to catch last week’s article, we were talking about warm and cozy recipes. Which is especially appropriate during this cold and drizzly weather that we have been having. It’s time for fall flavors, which means; chili, apple crisp, pumpkin bread, hot cocoa, cider, and the ...