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The grand lady of Lord Street

May 10, 2015 My mother, Josephine Rzepkowski, would be the last person to consider herself extraordinary. However, while going through some old clippings recently, my sister found a clipping from the Nov. more »»

JCC holds annual Scholar’s Day

May 10, 2015 JAMESTOWN — Jamestown Commun-ity College’s experiential learning program held its annual Scholars’ Day recently to celebrate academic research and creative activity among faculty and students. more »»

From Diane’s Desk ...

May 3, 2015 Spring brings more than April showers and May flowers; it signals the beginning of a busy season for Vicki Notaro and me (aka the lifestyles department at the OBSERVER). more »»

Making a difference for children

May 3, 2015 Stories of abused and neglected children seem to surface every day. An individual might wonder if there is anything one person can do. more »»

Do you remember?

May 3, 2015 OBSERVER File Photo The interior of Sacred Heart Church in Dunkirk is pictured. The church was built in 1858 and closed following a final Mass on Sept. 7, 1975. more »»

‘Oh, the places you’ll go’ during Children’s Book Week

May 1, 2015 “Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to great places! You’re off and away!” The rhyming and rhythmic words of author Theo Seuss Geisel, known as D. more »»

Volunteers are ‘souper’

April 26, 2015 How can you share your talents, your time, your energy, and your resources for a worthy cause right in your community? Ask one of the Sinclairville Free Library’s dedicated volunteers. more »»

Book and paper show returns to Westfield

April 26, 2015 WESTFIELD — Westfield’s Eason Hall will be overflowing with books and paper collectibles the first weekend of May. The 2015 Antiquarian Book and Paper Show & Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. more »»

True stories are stranger than fiction

April 26, 2015 “Tell a Story Day” is celebrated every year on April 27. Even though the stories told can be fiction, true stories are often even more interesting. more »»

April flowers

April 26, 2015 OBSERVER?Photos by Diane R. Chodan Area flowers were doing well (above) until they were covered by snow. (below). more »»

Do you Remember?

April 26, 2015 Submitted by Pete Reininga The old St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church on Fourth Street at Lark Street. more »»

Local connections to Appomattox

April 20, 2015 The last four years have flown by as our nation has observed numerous sesquicentennial dates. more »»

Going to collage

April 20, 2015 By VICKI NOTARO OBSERVER?Staff Writer The Chadwick Bay Chapter of New York State Women, Inc. recently held their 16th annual getaway weekend at the Clarion Hotel in Dunkir. more »»

Fredonia’s brother, sister inns

April 20, 2015 A letter surviving from 1840 reveals that two inns in today’s Fredonia were once homes that belonged to a sister and a brother. more »»

Do you remember?

April 20, 2015 OBSERVER? File Photo Members of the Dunkirk-Fredonia Community Chorus met for a concert May 5, 1962. Director Dick Webb is seated in fron. more »»

More than a classroom teacher

April 12, 2015 With all of the recent controversy regarding the public school system, I feel compelled to tell the following personal story. more »»

Local hero granted a place of honor at Naval Academy

April 12, 2015 The massive doors ceremoniously close every summer as the last future midshipman marches through them on Induction Day at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. more »»

Fredonia theatre students have strong showing at national competition

April 12, 2015 Theatre students from the State University of New York at Fredonia fared well at a recent national competition designed to highlight theatre production skill. more »»

Do you Remember?

April 12, 2015 Submitted by Tim Donnelly Although the date is not certain, this is a picture of the well-known area band with Tubby Wallace. Each band member signed under his picture. more »»

The importance of veterinary care for our feline friends

April 11, 2015 It’s a Monday morning. My family’s 15-year-old kitty Breezy is due for her annual blood work at the clinic. I head out to the garage to find one of our many pet carriers. more »»



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