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Sunday Lifestyles

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 ...

Westfield Middle School September Students of the Month announced

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. ...

Scholars of the Month Announced by the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club

During its Oct. 15 meeting at the Lakeshore Assembly of God Church in Westfield, the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville proudly honored three high school seniors as being “Scholars of the Month.” The outstanding honorees and their respective schools were Phillip Maas of Chautauqua Lake ...

99th Whipple Family Reunion held in August

The 99th annual reunion of the Emmett R. Whipple family was held on Sunday, Aug. 18 2019. The gathering took place at Midway State Park Bemus Point. It was a windy but sunny day. Debbie, Rick and Corey Stearns along with their family greeted 51 family members and guests. A blessing was given ...

Shawn Patterson and Berenice Martinez

Robert and Patricia Patterson of Dunkirk are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Shawn Patterson to Berenice Martinez, daughter of Ubaldo and Guadalupe Martinez of Sunland, California. Shawn graduated from Dunkirk High School and Gainesville Community College in Gainesville, ...

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lack

On Aug. 31, 2019, Michael Lack and Laura Parks were united in marriage at Shorewood Country Club. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Sandra Ball. Michael is the son of the late Michael Lack Sr. and Nicholene Bosworth of Ellington. Laura is the daughter of Kenneth and Diane Parks of ...

Dunkirk Middle School September Students of the Month announced

Submitted Photo These are the September students of the month for the Dunkirk Middle School Back Row: Lily Kibbe, Rebbecca Farwell, KIsun Peters. Next Row Down: Thomas Shaffer, Frank Wilson. Next: Johnathan Galarza, Yenesis Lopez, Amilcar Centeno. Next: Naliah Hooten, Josh Lemanski, Kayden ...

Staying the course: 15th MDA Bike Run crosses county, raises $8,100

Special to the OBSERVER STOCKTON — The 15th annual MDA Bike Run and Campout was held on Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1 at Chautauqua County Fireman’s Fraternity Campgrounds. The event was sponsored by Dunkirk Moniuszko Club, and co-sponsored by The American Legion Riders of WNY. The weekend was ...

Sellstroms, Foti honored by JCC Foundation

The Jamestown Community College Foundation honored John and Carole Sellstrom and Cheryl Foti during its annual recognition event on October 8 at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel. The Sellstroms were the recipients of the foundation's John D. Hamilton Award, which was established in 1995 to ...

Gowanda nursing Class of 1969 holds reunion

Submitted photo The Gowanda State Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1969 held a 50 year class reunion Oct. 3-4. Dinner was at Manning’s Fireside Inn in Portland and lunch the next day at Liberty’s in Fredonia. The group’s academic classes were held at SUNY Fredonia. Attendees were Row ...

94th Glasier Family Reunion held Aug. 4

The 94th annual Glasier reunion was held on Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Stockton Firemen’s grounds. It was opened with prayer by Pastor Cliff Cliver before a tureen luncheon. There were 64 individuals that attended. President Jason Trippe presided over the meeting. Sandy Cliver, ...