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City tour happens Sept. 7

August 18, 2013 On September 7, 2013, the Dunkirk Historic Museum, Academy Heights and Washington PARC will preside over the first Dunkirk Historic House Tour. Six historic homes will be open for viewing. more »»

More than letter perfect

August 18, 2013 This painter has made a career out of keeping it real. Or, rather, keeping it “realist.” Robert Harrington Sr. more »»

Heroines of war often forgotten

August 18, 2013 “The Girl I Left Behind Me,” a popular fife melody as early as the American Revolutionary War and into the Civil War and beyond, was often played as men left town to fight for the cause. more »»

Drawing on the history of native’s artistic fame

August 18, 2013 By SKEETER TOWER George William Eggers, artist, museum director and art educator was an extraordinary man, one we dare not allow to slip away into local obscurity. more »»

Marching to the beat of a historic drum

August 11, 2013 “The battle of lighthouse point” “O ne’er shall I forget the night the stars were bright above me, And gently lent their silv’ry light when first she vowed to love me. more »»

Animals bring special ‘connection’

August 11, 2013 According to Wikipedia, the human–animal bond can be defined as “a connection between people and animals, domestic or wild. more »»


August 11, 2013 Longtime Dunkirk resident Josephine (Tremante) Valone marked her 100th birthday recentl. more »»

Think fresh in summer meal plans

August 4, 2013 The dog days of summer are upon us and, if you’re like most of us, you want to feed your family without heating up your whole hous. more »»

Historic lighthouse hosts battleground

August 4, 2013 All of the windows were shattered at the Dunkirk Lighthouse when the cannon was fired toward a likely enemy vessel sighted on Lake Erie. more »»

One last salute

August 4, 2013 It has been a long time coming for the family of PFC Allan John Bouquin of the U.S. more »»

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Willis Jr.

August 4, 2013 Jenny Colgan and Donald Willis Jr. were united in marriage on June 22, 2013 at 1 p.m. in a double-ring ceremony at St. Hedwig’s Roman Catholic Church in Dunkirk. The Rev. Matt M. more »»

Farewell, my friends

July 28, 2013 On Thursday evening, I decided to snap some extra photos of the Dunkirk Lighthouse for my Sunday Living cover. more »»

How to make an American family

July 28, 2013 By REBECCA SCHWAB OBSERVER Staff Writer Start with two people who love each other. Add more people. Shared DNA is optional. And if your kids speak Russian when you meet them, that’s fine, too. more »»

The hands of time

July 28, 2013 Turning back the hands of time is something nearly everyone has wished they could do at one moment or another. Perhaps it is to relive, change, or simply visit something in the past. more »»

Habitat for Humanity begins work on fourth Silver Creek home

July 21, 2013 SILVER CREEK — July 13 was workday number one at 24 Knight St. for the North County Satellite of Chautauqua Area Habitat for Humanity. more »»

The growing ‘Circle of Love’

July 21, 2013 The ripple created from a small pebble thrown into a pond expands ever onward. It is said that the gentle flap of a butterfly’s wings and the movement of air can affect weather across the world. more »»

A house reborn

July 21, 2013 By SKEETER TOWER Special to the OBSERVER In the aftermath of another county property auction, there is a bright and encouraging story to tell. more »»

With a little help from its Friends

July 14, 2013 The Dunkirk Free Library has no time for fair-weather friends. Fortunate, then, that these folks are wearing their galoshes. more »»

Gettysburg and its local connections

July 14, 2013 “Nothing like sunbathing in wool clothing” were the words I overheard as we were ordered to lie down in the grass last weekend at the Gettysburg 150th Civil War battle reenactment. more »»

Don’t let your pet miss out on summer fun

July 14, 2013 Summer vacation is officially here and for our family, this is one of the busiest times of the year. more »»



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