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Peoples column

Wife lives earthly life extraordinarily well

Hilary and Randy Elf were married (#KurtzElfWedding) on Dec. 28, 2019, and she died on April 11, 2021, the third anniversary of their engagement. In thankfulness for their marriage, excerpts from his eulogy for her are his column. Once when you, My HilaryLove, came to visit, you shared ...

The Constitution and abortion

This Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization concerning Mississippi’s abortion law. Mississippi banned abortions performed after the first 15 weeks of pregnancy. The law does not permit abortion in the case of rape or incest but permits it when ...

Pennsylvania has income advantage

Editor, OBSERVER: John D’Agostino notes that Warren County, Pa., “has a minimum wage that is 42% less than New York state, has higher median household income at $50,250 and its poverty rate is 13.5%, which is 3% less than here at home” in his Editor’s corner on Nov. 19. Home is ...

Watching the maples

He’s become an erstwhile partner and revered friend and the best travel companion I’d ever encountered. The memories piled up as high as the photographs from our trips to Maine and thereabouts and then the cruise to Alaska with stops in Washington along the way. Unbelievably easy to get ...

Have Cranberry sauce, will travel

Thanksgiving hasn’t been at our house for a few years since we changed the family holiday rotation. I do miss it, but then again, I don’t have to do it … a blessing all by itself. But when it comes to making the cranberry sauce, that easy task is always on my “Take to ...

People’s column

Community supports bingo at Legion Editor, OBSERVER: The Sons of the American Legion, Squad 59 held their Turkey Bingo fundraiser Nov. 13 at the post at 156 E Main St., Fredonia. Winners of the rounds of turkey bingo had an enjoyable evening, especially with SAL Squad 59 Commander Rod ...