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Adventures of an amateur beekeeper: Catching the beekeeping bug

August 16, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part series about a particular amateur beekeeper, my nephew. I love him because he is willing to make people laugh, even at his own expense. more »»

World War II ends!

August 16, 2015 “Dunkirk Residents, Weather Man Go Wild Over Surrender” was one of the Dunkirk Evening OBSERVER’s headlines 70 years ago on Aug. 15, 1945. more »»

Tragedy on Lake Erie

August 9, 2015 “The tales of suffering as related by those of our citizens who escaped are truly heart rendering. But enough has already been said. The soul sickens at the thought. more »»

Summertime care for pets

August 9, 2015 Summer is a wonderful time of year to enjoy time outdoors with pets. But the warm weather can lead to some common conditions about which we often receive calls at our hospital. more »»

New edition of book tells about local fallen heroes

August 7, 2015 The newest and most up-to-date edition of “No One Forgets,” a compilation documenting Chautauqua County’s fallen heroes from our nation’s conflicts, is now available. more »»

Biking across America

August 2, 2015 An ancient Chinese proverb says that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, or beneath one’s feet. more »»

Willow Mission: From pew to pulpit

August 2, 2015 The current pastor at Dunkirk First United Methodist Church is one example of someone transformed by a mission that grew into ministry. more »»

Ukulele boom in our community

August 2, 2015 The summer after completing my undergraduate degree in music education (more than 15 years ago), I was excited to begin setting up the classroom for my first teaching job. more »»

Washington descendants gather for 98th family reunion

August 2, 2015 Descendants from the Washington family met recently for their annual family reunion at the Cassadaga American Legion Picnic Grounds in Cassadaga. more »»

Fredonia HS Class of 1985 holds reunion

August 2, 2015 Sixty-seven classmates from Fredonia High School’s class of 1985 celebrated their 30-year reunion on Friday, July 3. more »»

Gowanda native appointed dean at Roberts Wesleyan College

August 2, 2015 ROCHESTER — Gowanda native Julia Pecnik Grimm, daughter of Janet and the late Ivan Pecnik, was recently appointed the dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences at Roberts Wesleyan College. more »»

Dom Polski Club awards scholarship

August 2, 2015 The Dom Polski Club has awarded their annual scholarship to Brandon Perry, son of Charles and Judi Perry of Dunkirk. more »»

Fredonia Central School announces scholarship and award winners

August 2, 2015 Fredonia Central School held three separate awards ceremonies — academics awards night, a student awards assembly, and the annual sports award ceremony. more »»

Community Calendar

August 2, 2015 SUNDAY. AUG. 2 Audubon Nature Center at Panama Rocks, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., last admission at 4 p.m. Panama Rocks, 11 Rock Hill Road. Visit this natural playground any time this weekend. more »»

You are not alone

July 19, 2015 Watching a loved one face the challenges of progressive cognitive decline is heart-breaking. more »»

Top 10 reasons to adopt a shelter pet

July 19, 2015 Princess, a 10-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, was surrendered to the Lakeshore Humane Society January 2013. She was emaciated, infested with fleas, and was hairless on a the majority of her body. more »»

Remembering the ‘forgotten war’

July 19, 2015 Fifty-two years ago, delegates to peace negotiations in an area of the world few Americans knew much about, reached an agreement. more »»

Double the value; double the nutrition

July 19, 2015 Western New York’s prime produce season is upon us and local farms and low-income families are reaping rewards via a unique initiative aimed at promoting healthy eating and bolstering the... more »»

Local students awarded degrees from JCC

July 19, 2015 The following local students were awarded degrees or certificates from the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses of Jamestown Community College in May. Highest honors represents a . more »»



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