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Sunday Lifestyles

Until we cross paths again …

Two years ago, around the same time of year, a publication that was close to my heart shut its doors and I was drafting up a farewell article. Just minutes after I finished writing, I received a call asking me to change that piece and include that another paper was going to pick up my ...

Fund-raiser provides appetite for dinner theater

Special to the OBSERVER On Saturday, Feb. 29, a dinner theater fund-raising evening will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua meeting house at 222 Temple St. in Fredonia. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will start the evening at 4:30 p.m., followed by a hearty ...

Recipe spices up traditional rice

One of our favorite things to eat in this house is tacos. A favorite of the young, and a favorite of the old. Something that is guaranteed to be eaten when I make it, which as a mom, that makes for an easy dinner decision. I’m all for getting our kids to branch out and try new things, but ...

Quilt boosts efforts of Imagine Forestville

Special to the OBSERVER One of the most difficult challenges for any organization is fund-raising. As a newly established nogt-for-profit community group dedicated to the preservation, prosperity and well-being of the community of Forestville, Imagine Forestville faced that difficult challenge ...

Waugh teacher receives Teacher of the Year award

January 30th was proclaimed Nikki Wegrzynowski Day in the State of New York when Assemblyman David DiPietro presented the 4th grade teacher an award for "Teacher of the Year" in his 147th Assembly District. During a surprise assembly at J.T. Waugh Elementary School, Mr. DiPietro, a former ...

Lake Shore Senior is selected to Students Inside Albany Conference

Lake Shore Central Schools senior Colin O'Neill is one of a select few students across New York State chosen to represent our region at the Students Inside Albany Conference this spring.   He was selected by the League of Women Voters Buffalo/Niagara region and his Participation in ...

School 7 January Students of the Month

Submitted Photo The students shown were named School 7’s Students of the Month for the Month of January. First Row: Erick Burgos Rivera, Dereck Ortiz-Morales, Aubrey Kuras, Emersyn Krzanowicz, Chloe Snader, Isaac Ibach. Second Row: Ismael Santiago, Eriel Burgos, Aalana Tate, Nevaeh Jusino, ...

Brocton Elementary names Students of the Month

Submitted photo On Wednesday, Jan. 29, Brocton Elementary School celebrated its character education assembly. Students were chosen as Students of the Month representing grades K-5. These students demonstrated the traits of Responsibility on a daily basis. The following students were chosen as ...

School 7 announces Students of the Month

Submitted photo First Row: Joniel Davila, Kendall Wise, Cora Hennessey, Riley Ganey, Dianel Fernandez-Gonzalez, Tyler Kuras. Second Row: Jaydeen Pabon, Anna Amidon, Roan Porpiglia, Karter Keppel, Onix Pabon, Luke Dobek, Ayden Hamernick. Third Row: Xavier Jusino, Heydi Mateo-Lorenzo, Ben ...

Just between us

...The following students were names to the Dean's list for the Fall 2019 semester at Grove City College. Josue Rosario, a sophomore Mechanical Engineering major, was named to the Dean's List with High Distinction. Josue is a 2018 graduate of Dunkirk High School and is the son of Sixto and ...

Gowanda High School announces January Students of the Month

Several students from Gowanda High School were recognized as Students of the Month of January 2020 for emulating The 4 C's: creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication, which are integral to the district's mission. Aurora Bartlett, a freshman, was lauded for her critical ...

Five Generations

Submitted photo Pictured are Dolores Browning, Robert Browning Jr., Robert Browning III, Zachary Browning, and McKenna Browning who was born on Jan. 21, 2020.

Adult Day Services celebrates Super Bowl

Chautauqua Adult Day Services (Dunkirk location) geared up for Super Bowl 54. The participants made a bunch of homemade snacks for their super bowl party., including homemade pizza, brownies, Chex Mix, root beer floats, chicken wing dip, taco dip, salsa and cheese dip. They made their ...

African American traditions are focus of CREATE project

Special to the OBSERVER The second session of an outstanding monthly series on cultural traditions and positive child-rearing practices will take place Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Dunkirk Public Library’s new CREATE Project Room. “African American Traditions” will be presented by the ...

Westfield Middle School December 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 ...

Dunkirk School 7 December Students of the Month

Submitted Photo First Row: Saniyah Jackson, Tyler Kuras, Cora Hennessey, Madison Pacos. Second Row: Aneyssa Orazio, Camryn Krzanowicz, Corey LaDue, Charles Sutherland, Mariusz Dobek, Trevin Wdowiasz. Third Row: Noah Brandt, Alivia Damon, Timya Brown, Shaun'Trea Boyd (School 7 Board of ...

Dunkirk Middle School Students of the Month

Submitted photo Dunkirk Middle School proudly announces January Students of the Month. Front Row: Isabella Bongiovanni, Kailee Pagan, and Gustavo Olavarria-Cruz. Second Row: Zakary Clark, Mariangelys Morales, and Riana Barnard. Third Row: Alyss Vazquez and Devin Farrington. Fourth ...

Cpt. Jennifer Zanghi recognized for service

CPT Zanghi was born in Cassadaga, New York to Thomas and Susan Zanghi. CPT Zanghi graduated from Clarkson University in 2012 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Her significant military schooling includes: Medical Service Officer Basic Course, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course ...

SUNY Oneonta awards scholarships

More than 700 students have been awarded scholarships at SUNY Oneonta. The college's scholarship funds total over $60 million and are the result of contributions from donors, corporations and foundations. It is the largest endowment among SUNY comprehensive four-year colleges. Local recipients ...

E2CCB Practical Nursing Program at Job Corps Graduates 16

CASSADAGA - Sixteen Practical Nursing students recently celebrated the successful completion of the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES program at Job Corps in Cassadaga. Friends and family, many from out-of-state, attended the celebratory event held Jan. 10 at Park Church in Cassadaga. "One ...