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Sunday Lifestyles

School 4 December Students of the Month announced

Submitted photo Front Left to Right: Dylan Neallard, Isabella Piede, Jayxander Borrero, Madison Baker, Ketzaly Medina-Montalvo, Jacob Kramer Back Left to Right: Kaden Hamon, Monica Casey, Kevin Lopez, Kiana Jessie, Illuminada Espinoza Gonzalez, Julian Gens

Murray Hose officers sworn in

Submitted photo The Dunkirk Hose Company No. 4, Murray Hose Fire Company swore in their officers Monday. Seated from left to right are: Louis Ziegler, Joseph Wisniewski, Vice President Robert Ryczko, Edgar Ziegler and Treasurer Peter J. Bienko. Standing from left to right are: Captain John ...

Andy Ferguson and Chelsey Duda

Michael and Dianne Ferguson of Fredonia are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Andrew Sam Ferguson to Chelsey Marie Duda. Andy, a 2005 graduate of Fredonia High School, earned a BA degree in Communication from Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH in 2009. He is the entertainment ...

Historic suffragist had ties to county, Dunkirk

COMPILED BY THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY In November, the League of Women Voters of New York held a centennial celebration at the Buffalo History Museum. One of the suffragists featured in the exhibition was Elnora Monroe Babcock, a local woman from Dunkirk. She is the ...

Chicken, vegetable dish is tasty, healthy

It’s the time of year where many of us have made resolutions, and we’re looking for ways to stick to them. Your resolution may include better health, which essentially comes down to nutrition and lifestyle. You may be trying to keep a cleaner house. Maybe your new lifestyle is about ...

Chautauqua Fallen Heroes Scholarships Awarded

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation recently assisted representatives of the Chautauqua Fallen Heroes Scholarship committee in presenting the Chautauqua Fallen Heroes Scholarship awards. This year the committee proudly awarded scholarships to Gabe Persch and Ty Pattyson. Gabe is a ...

Native American Heritage Month celebration at GCS

GOWANDA — A joyous Native American celebration featuring traditional foods, games of longball, art projects and an elder activity centered around gratitude was held Friday, Nov. 15, which is also National Rock Your Mocs or Crocs Day — at Gowanda Central School District. Students and staff ...

GHS trio recognized for poetry prowess

Submitted photo Gowanda High School students recently won top honors in the annual Healthy Choices Art & Poetry 2019 contest facilitated by WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Inc. Logan Forthman, Zanthia Luciano and Nevaeh Konwicki won first, second and third place, ...

Two Dunkirk residents receive 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 Police ...

Gowanda announces November Students of the Month

Five students from Gowanda High School were recognized as Students of the Month of November 2019 for emulating The 4 C's: creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication, which are integral to the district's mission. Cameron Williamson, a junior, was singled out for his ...

Embrace the lake effect

Special to the OBSERER Proximity to Lake Erie and lake effect storms mean snow for Chautauqua County, averaging more than 200 inches annually! For downhill and cross-country snow sports, head to Peek’n Peak Ski Resort and enjoy 27 slopes and trails, state-of-the-art snowmaking, eight ...

Experiences create memories for young and old

Christmas break is over and the kids are in, or heading back to school. Slowly but surely, we are working to get out house back into a routine that keeps everyone on a schedule. But what about all those great gifts the kids just got for Christmas? How do we keep them interested in it, so they ...

Area’s Bright Holiday Lights

Residents across the region have put plenty of time into making their homes a bit brighter during the holidays. Clockwise from top left are: 37 Division St., Silver Creek; 123 Old Main St., Silver Creek; 5 Robinson St., Silver Creek; 17 Robinson St.; 26 Burgess St., Silver Creek; and 10663 S. ...

Warm up with hot chocolate in crockpot

It’s sledding season! We’re finally experiencing snow with temperatures that don’t hurt your face to go outside. If you have little ones in your house or family, or if you just really like sledding, then you probably have plans to do this at least once this season. Or maybe you’ll ...

Brocton Elementary announces Students of the Month

Submitted photo On Wednesday, Dec. 18, Brocton Elementary School celebrated its character education assembly. The students were chosen as Students of the Month representing grades K-5. These students demonstrated the character trait of Kindness/Caring on a daily basis. The following students ...

School 5 Students of the Month

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

Forestville announces Students of the Month

Submitted photo These students were selected by their respective teachers for being model students, showing good citizenship, hard work, and respect. Back row: 4th Grader, Elizabeth Case; 6th Grader, McKenzie Burgess; and 5th Grader, Troy Muck. Middle row: 3rd Grader, Hunter France; ...

Davison given plaque from Westfield Rotary

Submitted photo Tracy Bennett (left), Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club Treasurer, presented David Davison (right), Westfield Academy and Central School Superintendent, with a plaque from the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club on Dec. 12 at Westfield Academy and Central School. Davison, who is ...

Fredonia students selected to All-State Ensembles

Sixteen Fredonia Middle and High School student musicians were selected for New York State School Music Association Area All-State Ensembles this fall. These groups draw their members from the best student musicians in Chautauqua, Erie, Cattaraugus, and Niagara Counties as determined ...