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Playing with the weeds

May 6, 2016 Two idyllic days last year in early May gave me time for a novel experience. I weeded the hosta bed. more »»

Area radio icon in select company

May 6, 2016 Believe it or not, legendary WDOE wake-up host Dan Palmer is not a morning person. Arising at 4 a.m. more »»

Community Notebook

May 6, 2016 The community notebook is compiled by the OBSERVER staff. To send in an event or item, email us at or mail the information to Community notebook, OBSERVER, 10 E. more »»

Rudolph E. (Rudy) Aynardi

May 6, 2016 Rudolph E. (Rudy) Aynardi, age 87, of Portland, NY died Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk. more »»

Christine K. Capella

May 6, 2016 Christine K. Capella, of South Quaker Road, passed away early Sunday morning, April 24, 2016 at the TLC Health Network/ Lakeshore Nursing Facility in the town of Hanover. She was 95 years old. more »»

Rita M. Lombardo

May 6, 2016 Rita M. Lombardo, age 92, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Dunkirk died peacefully Tuesday morning (May 3, 2016) at home. more »»

Sharon L. Snyder

May 6, 2016 Sharon L. (Thies) Snyder, 65, of Dunkirk died Thursday afternoon (May 5, 2016) at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkir. more »»

Angel Ortiz

May 6, 2016 Angel Ortiz, 84, of Dunkirk died Wednesday morning (May 4, 2016) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. Arrangements are in-complete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. more »»

Republicans need more Ike

May 5, 2016 What’s in a name? Or a slogan, for that matter? In the Reagan era, “morning in America” signified the neo-conservative hope that a new economic ethos and an impetus to push the self-imploding Sovie... more »»

It’s about leadership, not gender

May 4, 2016 When I worked for a global manufacturing concern, I was one of five local executive staff members, and the only woman. more »»

Our loss of tolerance

May 3, 2016 Society today is under more of an avalanche of information than at any time in history, and it’s not likely to subside. This magnifies the problem of what to believe. more »»

Taking our freedoms for granted

May 2, 2016 Last year, a parade committee in Silver Creek caused a major problem with the local veterans. The committee would not allow those veterans to lead the parade during the Festival of Grapes. more »»

Dog control position is worthless in Forestville

May 1, 2016 Much discussion has centered around Steve Purol’s inability to fully execute his job as Forestville’s dog control officer. more »»

Praising those who teach our children

May 1, 2016 May 2 to 6 is National Teacher Appreciation Week, with Tuesday being designated as Teacher Appreciation Day. more »»

Area makes it tough on newcomers

May 1, 2016 As a relatively new resident of Chautauqua County living in the Bemus Point area, I have been stunned to find out how hostile it can be living in a declining community. more »»

Occupations formula in to pay gap

May 1, 2016 Everyone knows about the gender pay gap. On an aggregate basis, women earn only seventy eight percent of what men do. The reasons, however, are less-well understood. more »»

What you can learn from trollers

May 1, 2016 The SyFy channel has an interesting program titled “The Internet Ruined My Life. more »»

Going with the flow in Houston

May 1, 2016 One would think that jump-starting my husband Frank’s cancer treatments on the other side of the country would have provided more than enough drama for the two of us. more »»

Finding people from one’s past a benefit of column writing

April 30, 2016 I have many wonderful surprises through writing this column! I received this letter on Thursday, but I have to have my copy ready by Tuesday. It takes a few days to get the paper organized. more »»

Fascinating Equisetum

April 29, 2016 Imagine a woolly caterpillar standing upright. more »»



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