What are the odds?


We’ve all had it happen – that coincidence that is so uncanny it makes us believers in … what? Pre-destination? Chance? Luck? God’s Plan? Hard to say, but I’ve had a few that made me stand up and take notice. For example: the chance that I would be born in the same hospital, the ...

Thanksgiving stuffed with memories


Thanksgiving stuffed with memories Today we gather to celebrate what I think is both a great family celebration and our greatest national holiday. In a few hours we will sit down together to share a traditional meal that will make us forget all the hand wringing over this being the most ...



Thirty years ago — 1992 Daniel Berggren, professor of communication at Fredonia State University College, recently received the Art and Literary Award from the New York State Outdoor Education Association at its annual convention in October. He was honored for his commitment to the ...

WINTER Donations make for a warmer season


If this weekend was any indication, winter has arrived. While many are worrying about potentially high heating and electric bills, others have some simpler, but greater, needs. Over the weekend, the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County in collaboration with Partners in Kind announced its ...

Be thankful and take precautions


The city of Dunkirk Police Department is issuing the following safety reminders to everyone during the Thanksgiving holiday. 1. Please plan properly for trips by checking the weather and road conditions. 2. Allow plenty of time to reach your destination, take frequent breaks while driving. ...

Something is bugging me about dinner


I can remember coming home from school and being welcomed by the essence of my mom’s freshly baked bread. Then she would treat me to a well-buttered slice of heaven. That will never be a treat again if guys like Bill Gates, Yuval Noah Harari, and Klaus Schwab get their way. That ...