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Twenty years ago — 1994 A photo on the front page of the OBSERVER features a giant Christmas tree that is in the home of Jon Vickers and Nancy Botticelli of Allegany Road in Silver Creek. The tree is 16 feet high and 11 feet wide — so tall that they have

Twenty years ago - 1994A photo on the front page of the OBSERVER features a giant Christmas tree that is in the home of Jon Vickers and Nancy Botticelli of Allegany Road in Silver Creek. The tree is 16 feet high and 11 feet wide - so tall that they have to use a fishing pole to hang ornaments ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Civiletto's Greenhouse, in continuing its 77-year-old family tradition of quality and service, recently opened their new gift and garden shop, "In a Nutshell." The grand opening of the shop, located at Routes 60 & 20, Fredonia, was held in early December complete ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Frederick "Fritz" Dillenburg of Sheridan recently left his position as a "do" person to become a "pew" person. He has centered much of his life around St. John Bosco Church, tending to the grounds and the church regularly and was the recipient of the St. Joseph the Worker ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The varsity cheerleading squad at Westfield Academy and Central School is a repeat qualifier for the National Dance and Cheerleading Championships scheduled for March 9-13, 1995 in Orlando, Fla. The squad recently won the 11th annual Festival of Lights Cheerleading ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994An expiring lease and a dropoff in business has forced the McCrory store in the D& F Plaza to go out of business. Located in the plaza since March 1980, the variety retail store has begun its closing sale. In addition to the lease expiration, the drastic increase ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994At a special service, the congregation of the First Presbyterian Church of Westfield recognized the Rev. and Mrs. Paul Denise for their long and enduring friendship to the church and its members. Upon the recommendation of the session and by congregational vote, Rev. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The Paper Factory, Routes 60 and 20, Fredonia has earned the status of Distinguished Service Retailer for 1995 from the ENESCO Corp. The DSR Program annually rewards those retailers who have exhibited an outstanding level of commitment to the Precious Moments Collection ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994An OBSERVER photo shows Fredonia residents Doris and Howard Ferry enjoying a hearty chuckle from the reaction by Jason Plyler at Wendy's this afternoon. Plyler, from Brocton, was quite surprised when the Ferrys arrived at his drive-in window drawn by a horse and ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Members of Dunkirk Hose Co. No. 1 recently gathered to dedicate a plaque to recognize a firefighter who was killed at the age of 23 while returning from a fire 90 years ago. Frank W. Miller died Nov. 26, 1904 as a result of an accident while he was riding in a horse-drawn ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Carla Waclawski was recently honored at the Chautauqua County 50th Anniversary Soil and Water Conservation District joint meeting and banquet held at Vullo's Restaurant in Jamestown, where she read her first place essay from the Conservation Field Days Essay Contest and ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Increased competition from private sector landfill operations is threatening the rosy financial forecast of the Chautauqua County landfill. Unless something is done to offset this financially wounding situation, the county could find itself trying to stem a cash-flow ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Mike Heary, a standout basketball player at Fredonia High School and now a Navy freshman, scored 12 points in the Middies' season-opening 85-76 loss at Air Force. It was the first college game for Heary, who holds Fredonia and Chautauqua County scoring records. He was ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994A public hearing is being held for a proposed community residence on Birchwood Drive in Fredonia. A spokesman for The Resource Center stated that much time has been devoted to the project of possibly purchasing a home at 40 Birchwood Drive to be made into a group home. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Former Fredonia resident Russell G. Joy has opened a new winery, The Joys Wine Company, in Napa Valley, Calif., a grape-growing area. Joys wines are available in California and are also now in Western New York at various stores and restaurants. The winery is currently ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Jan Callan of Fredonia has received the Religious Educator of the Year award. Bishop Edward Head presented this award to her at a banquet that concluded the Western New York Conference on Catholic Education held at the Buffalo Convention Center. Jan has been involved as a ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994A former grocery store is in the process of being converted into a factory to produce restaurant ovens. The former Super Duper store at the intersection of Routes 5 and 20 in Silver Creek will be the manufacturing site for the rotary oven division of Cornerstone Inc. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. plans to capture the wind off Lake Erie and put it to work. The Syracuse-based utility is searching for two sites for a wind farm in either Chautauqua, Cattaraugus or Wyoming counties. About 20 variable speed turbines will be built on a ridge to ...

Drive to help area food banks today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Salvation Army of Dunkirk, along with Client Solutions Group of Fredonia announced a joint effort to help feed the areas most needy during the upcoming holiday season. They have teamed up with The Food Bank of WNY and Chadwick Bay Broadcasting of Dunkirk to "Fill the Truck and Feed the ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994A group of volunteers is again organizing First Night Dunkirk, hailed as the "ultimate drug- and alcohol-free New Year's Eve Party." Initiated last year, First Night is a night of entertainment and fun for all age groups culminating with the welcoming in of the new year. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994A daily average of 23 crews of inmates from the Lakeview Shock Correctional Facility assists the communities of Brocton and Portland. Inmates assist in cleaning up highways, clearing brush from power lines and other activities not completed by state work crews. According ...