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AAUW presents four scholarships, recognizes members

June 22, 2014 ­The Dunkirk-Fredonia Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) recently presented four scholarships — two to Empire State students and two to SUNY Fredonia students. more »»

Do you Remember?

June 22, 2014 Photo submitted by Bill Parks This photo was taken at the White Eagle Bakery, Dunkirk, in November 1968. more »»

Oh, brother!

June 22, 2014 Emily VanDette, Fredonia resident and assistant professor at SUNY Fredonia, knows that the title of her book — “Sibling Romance in American Fiction, 1835-1900”— might raise some eyebrows. more »»

Getting down and dirty

June 22, 2014 A few years ago a fierce storm sent a large chunk of a breakwall into Lake Erie. The erosion caused by relentless waves eventually revealed more than natural rock and soil. more »»

My dad, my hero

June 15, 2014 So many little girls think of their dad as their hero. In my case, he literally was my hero. He saved my life. I grew up a country girl in the 1950s. more »»

Visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff this summer

June 15, 2014 DERBY — Graycliff has a very active tour schedule this summe. more »»

Fishing in Dunkirk: historical information

June 15, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts about the importance of fishing to Dunkirk. Thirty-five tons of blue pike were once shipped on a banner day in 1905 out of the Port of Dunkir. more »»

Patriotism is alive and well

June 15, 2014 “When I look at you, I think of my great-grandpa” are the words of one 10-year-old youngster. Another said, “When I see it, I remember my dad. more »»

Four generations of the Ramos family

June 15, 2014 The Ramos Family recently celebrated a holiday gathering. Four generations were represented. more »»

Josh Thompson to visit Downhome Country Weekend

June 15, 2014 LANGFORD — This year’s Downhome Country Weekend Jamboree and Concert will take place Aug. 2-3 at the Langford Tractor Pull Grounds, Routes 75 & 249 in Langford, N.Y.. On Aug. more »»

Do you Remember?

June 8, 2014 Submitted by Joan Dean Pictured is the last ninth-grade class at the Campus School in Fredonia. The class had 16 students and graduated in June 1964. more »»

A much-loved teacher

June 8, 2014 A very special lady will celebrate her 105th birthday on June 13. Lorena (Schumacher) Schmidt taught elementary school in the Dunkirk Public Schools. more »»

Animal Anxieties

June 8, 2014 “Jake” my 2-year-old Border Collie was born with anxiety. Certain breeds of dogs may have a genetic predisposition for fear, despite their upbringing. Jake’s fears being left alone. more »»

Remembering D-Day: June 6, 1944

June 8, 2014 Walking with canes and traveling in wheelchairs, the elderly “stormed” the barricades during the government shutdown last fall. How ridiculous and insulting to even try to deny these men access. more »»

Serial novel: “The Plot to Kill Susan B. Anthony”

June 7, 2014 Editor’s note: “The Plot to Kill Susan B. Anthony” is a novel written by William Fleeman, a Cassadaga-area resident. Each week the OBSERVER is publishing a different chapter of the book. more »»

Westfield goes historical

June 1, 2014 Special to the OBSERVER WESTFIELD — The annual tradition of the 9th NY Cavalry encampment in Westfield will again take place the first full weekend of June. more »»

Summer gala at the McClurg Mansion

June 1, 2014 Special to the OBSERVER WESTFIELD — The Chautauqua County Historical Society is inviting residents and supporters of local history to attend its annual fundraiser and gala on June 7 in Westfield. more »»

Eat better for less

June 1, 2014 Michelle Obama has been in the news a lot recently as she continues her fight to reduce childhood obesity through her “Let’s Move” campaign. more »»

Honoring the fallen – part 2

June 1, 2014 From Arkwright and Ashville to Villenova and Westfield, every Chautauqua County town suffered tragic losses of their husbands, fathers, and brothers during the Civil War from 1861 to 1865. more »»

Do you Remember?

May 31, 2014 OBSERVER?File Photo Members of the Dunkirk Firemen’s Association dedicate the Volunteer Firemen’s Memorial Monument on Saturday Aug. 15, 2009. more »»



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