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Sunday Lifestyles

SPLASH of color

JAMESTOWN — The Roger Tory Peterson Institute announces two new complimentary exhibitions featuring watercolor paintings inspired and created at RTPI. Local artist Robin Zefers Clark spent 30 days in the RTPI preserve this fall creating a painting a day inspired by the beauty she ...

Shakespeare Club features humor

Mary Croxton, Fredonia Shakespeare Club president, welcomed 15 members to the third virtual meeting of the Fredonia Shakespeare Club’s 2020-21 year. Following a brief business meeting, Croxton introduced Dr. Lisa Mertz’ multi-media presentation on Anita Loos, an American screenwriter, ...

Support goes to dogs

Girl Scout Troop 20237 recently celebrated the birthday of their founder, Juliette Gordon Low, at Point Gratiot in Dunkirk. The troop invited Denise Zentz, Dunkirk dog control officer, and volunteers from the Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue to the meeting where they learned about the job of ...

Honduras Medical Brigades art raffle slated for Nov. 12; tickets available now

For the past two years, a State University at Fredonia group has traveled to Honduras to conduct medical brigades. An art raffle is being held to raise money for future trips. The program, including students, faculty, alumni, and emeriti has conducted an art raffle fundraiser each year to ...

Quilt Guild announces changes

WESTFIELD — Changes have been announced by the Westfield Quilt Guild. The guild will now meet at the Westfield YWCA on the second Saturday of the month — except for December, weather-permitting. Join us at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and visitation, then stay for our monthly meeting at 10 a.m. If ...

Silent predators are majestic in skies

As I was driving into work I passed a red-tailed hawk on the side of the road eating, well, something dead. If you are paying attention, you can see fleeting glimpses of large predatory birds everywhere. Look up and you may see a group of vultures with massive wing spans seeming to effortlessly ...

Rosa Parks scholarships are awarded at Fredonia ceremony

Scholarships valued at $350 each were awarded to State University at Fredonia students at the Rosa Parks Scholarship Competition awards ceremony on Oct. 28. The annual competition welcomes student entries, in the form of writing, speaking, drawing, photography and dancing, that express views ...

Getting CRAFTY: North Shore Arts Alliance sets shopping hours for the holiday

Christmas is coming! Many gift shows that usually take place around the holiday season have been canceled due to the inability to provide safe environments. North Shore Arts Alliance is sponsoring a Holiday Shopping Event that is unique. This is a great opportunity to get those artistic, ...

Somber ceremony held in Cassadaga

The Cassadaga American Legion Post 1280 held the annual disposable of the unserviceable American Flags in a recent ceremony. Nearly 800 unserviceable American flags were burned recently. Past legion commander Bruce Kaus led the ceremony with a history and meaning of the American flag. Legion ...

Recovery needs ‘common sense’

In undertaking the philosophy of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, “common sense” plays an integral part of a client changing their irrational thinking and behavior and leading a more productive life. Unfortunately in this society, “common sense” is at a premium, especially in the ...

Group talks ‘Dorothy Parker and Algonquin Round Table’

The second meeting of the 2020-21 Fredonia Shakespeare Club was held virtually on Oct. 15. President Mary Croxton welcomed 13 members. After a short business meeting, Gail Crowe read her paper on “Dorothy Parker and the Algonquin Round Table,” exemplifying this year’s theme of ...

Two Fredonia High musicians selected for NYSSMA

Trevor Napoli, a Fredonia High School student musician, has been selected for a NYSSMA All-State Honor Ensemble. In addition, Amelia Harper was selected as an alternate. This year the normal NYSSMA festival activities are being replaced by virtual experiences leading up to a digital concert ...

Tree project grows

Photo by Mel Swanson Four Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club members assisted some Sherman residents with planting 18 trees in Sherman recently. The Rotarians were, from left, Tom Berkhouse, Jan Berkhouse, Mary Swanson, project chair, and Pete Bills.

Pinochle scores are announced

Recent pinochle scores include: October 13, 2020 Tuesday Bidders 1st Lucy Saeli 671 2nd Jeanne Houser 626 3rd Molly Hamernick 536 Peanuts James Sinclair October 15, 2020 Thursday Bidders 1st Nancy Mosier 673 2nd Donna Nickerson 655 Double ...

Keeping plants under cover

Maybe it is COVID, maybe it is winter, maybe it is a combination or something else entirely; but this year I have increased the number of plants in my house tenfold. Some houseplants, some culinary herbs, some succulents, some attempts to overwinter garden plants, but the house is full. ...

‘Impressive’ display for youth

A little rain didn’t dampen Black Knights’ spirits at the annual Fire Prevention Week observance at Silver Creek Elementary School, which was held earlier this month. Fire trucks, emergency vehicles and first-responders from Silver Creek, Irving, Sunset Bay, Sheridan, and the Seneca ...

Still hitting the right notes: 3 Dunkirk seniors earn honors

Special to the OBSERVER In a year like no other, 2020 has proven that the music students of Dunkirk High School can and will rise above the adversity and gain the highest New York state honors in music. Three DHS students will be participating in Conference All-State Honors Ensembles this ...

Gamblers risk more than just money

Problem gambling may not be a common topic discussed during Domestic Violence Awareness Month; however, the link between domestic violence and problem gambling makes it important to bring awareness to this volatile relationship. Domestic violence is defined as violent or aggressive behavior ...

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Frommer

Mrs. Shannon (Livergood) Frommer and Mr. Christopher Frommer were married on Oct. 2, 2020 at Harvest Chapel Church in Fredonia. Shannon is the daughter of Steven and Sally Livergood of Depew. Christopher is the son of Ronald and Robin Frommer of Fredonia. Chris and Shannon went on a nice ...