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Building homes, communities and hope

July 8, 2015 An introduction: Chautauqua Area Habitat for Humanity is one group, but there are three different satellite sub-groups — North County which serves Silver Creek, Sheridan, Fredonia, Dunkirk and the... more »»

Knight Street Habitat house dedicated in Silver Creek

July 8, 2015 Special to the OBSERVER SILVER CREEK — Holly Salisbury and her daughters Kayla, Madison and Haleigh, the newest family partner of Chautauqua Area Habitat for Humanity recently took possession of... more »»

Project completion in sight in Mayville

July 8, 2015 Special to the OBSERVER MAYVILLE — Volunteers building a home on Patterson Street in Mayville – Chautauqua County’s Mid-County Habitat for Humanity — were delayed due to the deep freeze during the... more »»

Amazing stargazing

June 29, 2015 Have you ever gazed into the night sky with a sense of curiosity? Have you felt drawn to the heavens, overtaken by a sense of wonder and the desire to know more? Well, thank your lucky stars! People... more »»

Summer fun in Chautauqua County

June 29, 2015 Time seems to fly by more quickly in the summer. Perhaps it is because the gray and gloomy days of the past seasons make us prize the sunshine when it finally arrives. more »»

Little libraries can make a big impact

June 29, 2015 How many of you are purging your closets and preparing for yard sale season? Have you found that you, your children or your grandchildren have stockpiled books that haven’t had the pages turned in a... more »»

Do you remember?

June 29, 2015 Photo submitted by Mary Ann Herrington The eighth-grade graduation ceremony for the St. Hedwig School Class of 1965 was held 50 years ago on June 27. more »»

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

June 29, 2015 Chapter 34 Editor’s note: “The Plot to Kill Susan B. Anthony” is a novel written by William Fleeman, a Cassadaga-area resident. This is the start of Chapter 3. more »»

A wonderful life, a musical life

June 21, 2015 GOWANDA — Many teachers forge a special bond with their students. In the case of local resident Sylvia (Gabel) Grapes, who taught for 50 years, that bond has been long-standing and far-reachin. more »»

Four generations of Ricker family

June 21, 2015 Submitted Photo On May 17, the Re. more »»

Honoring fathers

June 21, 2015 Holding my newborn baby in my arms for the first time, helping my daughter take her first steps, teaching my son how to play ball, sitting in the passenger side of the car as my daughter takes over... more »»

Loving Dad teaches love for animals

June 21, 2015 During the fall of 1972, my parents met in the registration line at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. more »»

A happy 100-year-old enjoys rural life

June 21, 2015 Raymond Bingeman is a contented man. He enjoys his home on 140 acres in rural Chautauqua County, where he has lived permanently since 1979. more »»

Cause for celebration

June 21, 2015 Submitted Photo Elizabeth Horlacher turned 100 years old on Saturday, June 20. more »»

Do you Remember?

June 21, 2015 OBSERVER?File Photo In the old Brooks Hospital in 1900, Dr. Blackham and Miss Katherine Jones, hospital superintendent, prepare a patient for a mastoid operation. more »»

History of Flag Day includes connection to Erie County

June 14, 2015 Leave it to teachers and students to come up with good ideas that can make an impact for years. more »»

Still finding love, fifty years later!

June 14, 2015 Thomas Lee and Barbara (Wilson) Servatius, of Fredonia, may have thought not much could surprise them after 50 years of marriag. more »»

All about Buffalo

June 14, 2015 BUFFALO — Just a short drive up Route 5 and the Skyway into the city of Buffalo is a hidden gem along Michigan Avenue that is all about Buffal. more »»

Training citizens

June 7, 2015 Twenty-four local high school juniors will be traveling to Morrisville in late June to attend Boys’ State, a citizenship training program designed to give the young men an insight into the United... more »»

Heart warming result

June 7, 2015 Imagine going for a doctor’s appointment only to be admitted into the hospital and coming home nine months later with a brand new heart. more »»



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