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History and heritage

June 16, 2013 By REBECCA SCHWAB OBSERVER Staff Writer John McGlarry, an alumnus of SUNY Fredonia and a first generation Irish-American, has completed his first book, “The Leaving,” a historical romance that... more »»

Dedicated duo

June 16, 2013 By SKEETER TOWER Special to the OBSERVER Some remarkable people just fly beneath the radar, quietly and steadily doing a job and being there in service to others. more »»

Patriotism alive and well – a Flag Day tribute

June 9, 2013 Glitzy, flashy and extravagant in both dress and action describes many entertainers when singing the national anthem at various venues, particularly sporting events. more »»

Rescue a feline friend

June 9, 2013 According to the ASPCA and the American Humane Society, June is Adopt a Cat Month. more »»

Hosts with the most

June 9, 2013 By REBECCA SCHWAB OBSERVER Staff Writer The Kaminskis may never be empty-nesters. And that’s all right with them. more »»

Seniors aided by generous gift

June 9, 2013 By MARY ANN HERRINGTON OBSERVER Staff Writer Folks at the Dunkirk Senior Center can breathe a little easier now. more »»

Five generations

June 4, 2013 Submitted Photo Virginia VanPoortvliet (lower left) of Cassadaga celebrated her 90th birthday with friends and family at Sandy’s White Horse Inn. more »»

The crusade of liberation

June 2, 2013 “We must go unless there is a real and very serious deterioration in the weather” are words that echo down the corridors of time from nearly 70 years ago as of tomorrow, June 3. more »»

Avoid pouring on the pounds this summer

June 2, 2013 By PATTY HAMMOND Special to the OBSERVER Summer weather is finally here, and that means a lot of us, or those we love, would like to shed a few pounds before putting on our more revealing warm... more »»

Non-traditional success

June 2, 2013 By REBECCA SCHWAB OBSERVER Staff Writer Determination doesn’t have an age limit. more »»

Striders plan an active summer

May 26, 2013 Eighty degrees and sunny one minute then 30 degrees and snowing the next; it has been another wild and wooly spring in Western New Yor. more »»

A day of remembrance

May 26, 2013 At least 620,000 died from combat, accident, starvation, and disease. Some deaths were from lesser known battles. Some were from more well-known ones such as Gettysburg and Antietam. more »»

The author and his muse

May 26, 2013 By REBECCA SCHWAB OBSERVER Staff Writer Chautauqua County resident William Fleeman recently published “The Plot to Kill Susan B. more »»

A teacher and a role model

May 26, 2013 By APRIL DIODATO OBSERVER Lifestyles Editor On Lisa Roszyk’s last day teaching at the Samuel G. Love Elementary School in Jamestown, both childish exuberance and wistfulness permeated the classroom. more »»

Area woman is ...AMAZING

May 19, 2013 Usually I select the theme of this column myself by experiencing some wonderful person doing something positive in the community or discovering some new facet of my neighborhood or the northern part... more »»

Feathered friends flocking back to region

May 19, 2013 “Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark,” speaks of the unwavering confidence that even though yet unseen, the sun will come up. more »»

The important role of mothers

May 12, 2013 “Mom” may be a person, which is a noun, but a more accurate descriptor of her is a verb. Anyone who describes his or her mother tells what she does, and this list is nearly endless. more »»

Lost dogs no more

May 12, 2013 With the advancements in social media, never before have we seen so many posts about missing and lost or found dogs in our communit. more »»


May 12, 2013 By JENNA LOUGHLIN Special to the OBSERVER WESTFIELD — The story may be about children thousands of miles away, but the struggle of those children inspired one class of local students to make a... more »»

Play me an old-time tune

May 5, 2013 “Lilacs in bloom, rarest perfume, tells me that waiting is ended. Springtime is here, soon you’ll be near, when all our heartaches are mended. more »»



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