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January 3, 2016 Dear friends and family: I liked Facebook because I could see pictures of my grandkids and others of you important in my life. Sometimes I could message you. more »»

Historical honors

January 3, 2016 The Historical Society of Dunkirk recently recognized Lois Barris and her late husband Norwood at a ceremony at the museum for their important contributions to the genealogical information of city... more »»

Dunkirk Historical Society embraces the past

January 3, 2016 There are few places in our area where the past is ever-present and elevated to a high status, but at 513 Washington Avenue in the Dunkirk Historical Museum you can take a walk back in time and... more »»

Bright Lights

December 27, 2015 Area homes are decked out for the holiday season. more »»

Brocton native’s wait for transplant has plenty of support

December 27, 2015 GEORGETOWN, Mass. – It’s the holiday season. A time when families gather together, give gifts to their loved ones and celebrate the joys and blessings of life no matter how large or small. more »»

Christmas present very different from past

December 27, 2015 Our extended stretch of warm weather this year seems to have had a positive impact on Christmas decoratin. more »»

Murder at the Poet Tree

December 19, 2015 Editor’s note: William Fleeman is a resident of Lily Dale. Art MacDuff and I, Millicent Davies, of MacDuff and Davies Private Investigators closed the book on our last big case several months ago. more »»


December 19, 2015 Bessed Mary Angela’s social center on Townsend Street in Dunkirk was the site of a recent Polish Wigilia dinner. more »»

National honor is high note for Fredonia schools

December 19, 2015 Special to the OBSERVER The GRAMMY foundation has nominated the Fredonia Central School District as a 2016 GRAMMY Signature Schools Semifinalist. more »»

Grange honors WWII veteran

December 19, 2015 Fredonia Grange member Nancy Jager’s father WWII Pacific Theater veteran John Caranovicz recently celebrated his 90th birthday during a special Thanksgiving holiday potluck dinner with cake and ice... more »»

Santa ready with his flamingos in Ripley

December 13, 2015 RIPLEY — Jolly Old St. Nick made a stop at the Bob and Robyn Albright household in Ripley, where a flock of flamingos are ready for Santa. more »»

Christmas Memories

December 13, 2015 In my 27 years of life I can remember several years where Christmas turned out green and brown rather than white. more »»

An alternative Christmas

December 13, 2015 The Fredonia Presbyterian Church held its Alternative Christmas Festival and Nativity Display recently. Over 600 Nativities of different materials, sizes and cultures could be viewed. more »»

Lake Shore Street Rods play Santa

December 13, 2015 The Lake Shore Street Rods recently donated about $1,000 worth of toys to Rural Ministries. more »»

Trottin’ for Big Brothers

December 13, 2015 The New York Iota chapter of Fredonia’s Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity members carried a Christmas tree from the State University of New York at Fredonia campus all the way to Lafayette Square in... more »»

Christmas’ meaning changes with age

December 13, 2015 I have a confession to make — if individuals can be blamed for “Christmas Creep,” I am guilty as charged. more »»

How Well Do You Know...?

December 13, 2015 Christmas is fast approaching and you can’t wait to “deck the halls” and “ride in a one-horse open sleigh. more »»

Cookies prepared with love

December 13, 2015 Every Christmas, you spend hours in the kitchen baking cookies to give to your family and friends. more »»

REALTORS donate to Salvation Army

December 13, 2015 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Board of REALTORS organized a collection of gifts by local real estate agents for the Salvation Army. more »»

Unique ideas for wrapping presents

December 13, 2015 There is nothing more exciting to kids than a Christmas tree loaded with presents. more »»



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