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Sunday Lifestyles

Birth: Radnor Elias Manzella

Radnor Elias Manzella was born Monday, March 23 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the son of Elias and Amanda (Wojcinski) Manzella of Nashville. Happy Grandparents are John and Kim Wojcinski of Kenmore and Tom and Deanne Manzella of Westfield. Surviving ...

West Point grad has ties to Dunkirk

WEST POINT — Cadet Kevin J. Dupuis, son of Mary and Michael Dupuis of Friendswood, Texas, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, June 13. Kevin is the grandson of Natalie and Jerome Gavin of Dunkirk, New York. 2LT Dupuis graduated from Friendswood High School in 2016. While ...

Engagement: Kevin Fischer and Roxy Crowell

Kevin Fischer and Roxy Crowell of Fredonia proudly announce their engagement. Kevin is the son of Kerry Fischer of Cheektowaga and the late Michael Fischer. Roxy is the daughter of Betty Crowell of Brocton and her chosen father the late Dale White. A 2021 wedding is planned, with ...

Birdhouses take flight in Forestville

Imagine Forestville is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the richy historic hamlet of Forestville. Currently the group is participating in a unique fundraiser of selling homemade wooden birdhouses of various sizes and styles that can be ...

Lighthouse spins story of care, spirit at Westfield hospital

WESTFIELD — Amid the darkness of civil unrest and the coronavirus pandemic gripping our nation and the world, stands a beautiful lighthouse as a beacon of hope for those who need it most. Seen in front of Westfield Memorial Hospital, the lighthouse features the initials WMH along with the ...

SCOUT’S HONOR

While Boy Scout camps and other scouting activities are canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local Boy Scout Troop 267 is making the most of their time at home during quarantine. The troop is staying connected through Zoom. Weekly Patrol Leader Council meetings and Troop Meetings, merit ...

Time outdoors can help mental health

“Life is all about you and not at all about you. Now, that’s two opposing thoughts and yet both of them are true. How can you experience everything you choose to do while observing the experience you’re having from a higher view?” – Zhu These past few months have allowed time for ...

Do You Remember?

This photo shows the Chautauqua and Erie Grape Juice Stand on the left and Shireys on the right. This was one of many grape juice stands. Shireys sold Sinclair H-C Gasoline. The buildings appear to be on the north side of Rt. 20 in the Sheridan/West Sheridan area. The photo was taken around ...

Available for adoption

Lakeshore Humane Society “Snookie” The Lakeshore Humane Society’s Pet of the Week is Snookie, a very attractive and friendly cat. She is a tuxedo cat with white feet, estimated to be about 3 years old, and very sweet. If you have room in your home and heart for two cats, you might ...

OUR LAST MAJOR PANDEMIC

By Oct. 12, 1918, more than 600 residents of Dunkirk were already infected with the influenza virus, often referred to as Spanish Influenza or the grippe. Cases in nearby Fredonia numbered in the hundreds, as well. Brooks Memorial Hospital, in the former Horatio G. Brooks mansion on Central ...

Dairy farms bring boost to area economies

The Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program is excited to celebrate June Dairy Month by sharing information about the economic importance and conscientious management of dairy farms in the region. There are more than 680 dairy farms in the Southwest New York Region, ...

What goes up, must be mowed down

There’s quite interesting news from East Main St., Fredonia. A landscape crew with, no doubt, nuclear-powered mowers and trimmers cut down the rainforest that took over the White Inn lawn. While reducing the tropical growth to a traditional length, a fantastic discovery was made. They found ...

Nature has a place for everyone

A week or two ago, as I was on the phone with a friend, I began narrating the battle between starling, sparrow, and woodpecker for control over the suet feeder. It lasted only a minute before a blue jay came in to claim their prize, sending the others scattering. As I finished up this tale, ...

Do you remember?

Do You Remember? submissions are accepted via email at editorial@observertoday.com or call 366-3000.

Available for adoption

Lakeshore Humane Society “Lacy” The Lakeshore Humane Society Pet of the Week is Lacy, a 3-year-old black lab mix who came to the shelter as a stray and who was heartworm positive. She is being treated and will need to continue with follow-up appointments once adopted. She has a ...

Silver Creek nurse receives state honors

Silver Creek Central School District has announced that one of its staff has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 Excellence in School Nursing Award from the New York State Association of School Nurses. NYSASN recognizes school nurses in the empire state who excel in their practice of ...

Culinary students place first, second in virtual competition

ANGOLA — Students enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at the Carrier Educational Center thought for sure their chances to compete in the New York State ProStart Invitational were erased after schools closed their doors on March 15. Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES students on the ...

Needing to relax? Distance from social media

In 2016, at the peak of the Trump vs. Clinton presidential race, I lost one of my best friends. No, he did not die, fortunately; he “unfriended” me on Facebook. Why did he unfriend me? I can’t say for sure, but the conflict began after I posted something about how I wish we could care for ...

Virtual ensemble strikes right note

Students at the State University of New York at Fredonia came together, while apart, to make music while social distancing. The treasurer of the Fredonia chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Katie Dessert, put together a video of the ensemble performing “We’re ...