Sunday Lifestyles

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 ...

Chautauqua Lake Central School names their Students of the Month

Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School, honored for March achievements, are Jewel Middleton, Liam Thompson, Danielle Lanphere, Kaitlyn Ranney, Hannah Group, and Jakob Parker. The student recognition program honors students in grades 7 through 12 whose classroom performance, ...

Dunkirk High School names their NYS Business and Marketing Honor Society

Pictured are 20 students (four juniors and 16 seniors) from Dunkirk High School and are the proud members of the NYS Business and Marketing Honor Society for 2019. To be accepted into the NYS Business and Marketing Honor Society, students must earn two or more credits in business courses and ...

Lemon cheesecake perfect for lemon dessert lovers

Recently, we had a friend over who shares my love for lemon desserts. There’s just something about them: The way that the slight tang of the lemon counteracts any excess of sweetness and balances it out just perfectly. Lemon cheesecake, lemon bread, lemon bars, lemon cake, anything with ...

The Kokomo Time Band to celebrate 20 years

The Kokomo Time Band was initiated in 1999 by Jim Steffan with the concept of playing a mix of tropical/pop “feel good tunes” and a fun, colorful look with Hawaiian shirts and light khakis. For about the first year the band was actually called The Kokomo Joe Band. Members included: Tommy ...

Biscuits bring a bit of versatility

Easter Sunday is right around the corner, folks. With Easter Sunday comes Easter Dinner, which means it’s time to start figuring out a menu. No matter what you might decide on for a main course, one thing is for sure - you can never go wrong with bread! Unless of course you need something ...

Age, disease catching up with longtime companion

It was a cold February day and the end of a long work week. My husband and I both had just come home from work. In our garage sat a dark red golden retriever female dog about a year of age jumping up and down and very excited to see us. I searched up and down the road to see if there was a ...

Resource Center projects displayed

LAKEWOOD — Works made by artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities in The Resource Center’s Creations Art Program are on display at RydersCup Coffee until May 4. The exhibit features about 20 pieces, including paintings, photographs and ceramics. The works, which are ...

Learn about the joys of backpacking

As a naturalist at Audubon, I work with kids often. And I hear them say some pretty cool things. I enjoy hearing comments about how cool nature is or about learning something new. But a child saying “I didn’t think I could do that” is my most favorite by far. In that one comment, I ...

1960 Buick: Visions of America’s jet age

Greg Cockerill didn’t buy just any Buick — he purchased a pristine 1960 Buick LeSabre convertible. He learned that when the Buick’s original owner purchased this convertible as a replacement for his wife’s aging 1947 Mercury convertible, it had a base price of $3,145. “She cherished ...

Sinclairville Elementary pupils mark nutrition month

March is National Nutrition Month which is an event sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It is a time dietetic professionals get out and spread the word about good nutrition. This year, Julie VanValkenburg, dietetic technician, registered from the Chautauqua Nursing and ...

Thinking outside of the basket

Much like any holiday, along with Easter comes a vast array of chocolates, candies, and toys. There are also books, plastic eggs and elaborate baskets. OK, so the eggs and baskets are fairly specific to this holiday. There are so many things marketed just for this holiday that one could ...

Susan Honeychurch recognized as an outstanding educator at Fredonia CSD

Fredonia Central School District takes the needs of all of our students very seriously. We are also aware that early intervention with children leads to improved academic, behavioral, and social outcomes and is critical to the prevention of a multitude of difficulties they may encounter later ...

Annual Dining in the Dark event planned for April 12

Special to the OBSERVER The Chautauqua Blind Association will present its ninth annual Dining in the Dark fundraising and awareness event on Friday, April 12, at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in Celoron. Dining in the Dark is a unique experience of eating without seeing. Starting at 6 p.m., ...

Local dancers have tremendous success at the National Dance Competition

Danza! Performing Arts Academy is pleased to announce their Danzaco Dance Company dancers have just returned from National Dance Competition with not one but seven national titles. Dancers competed at the Contest of Champions held at the ESPN Center located at the Walt Disney Resorts in ...

Dunkirk School 3 names Students of the Month

The following Dunkirk School Three students were selected by their teachers as Student of the Month for February. Pictured from left to right, starting in row 1- Samairah Robles, Kenlianny Figueroa Norat, Christopher Pierce, Yelishka Roldan Row 2- Genesis Oquendo, Yeisymarie Salome Morales, ...