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Haulin’ out the holidays

January 4, 2015 For many, the holidays mean friends, family, gifts and good food. And they also mean clutter, debris, overflowing garbage bins and bulging closets. more »»

Onward and upward

January 4, 2015 Editor’s note: Last week, “Mancuso Misadventures” dealt with the travel misadventures of JoAnn and Sam Mancuso, ending with JoAnn’s latest — being airlifted from a cruise ship. more »»

Looking back in the future — what will 2015 become?

January 4, 2015 The beginning of a new year is a great time to look back at the old one while looking forward to the new one. People have done this since ancient times. more »»

Do you Remember?

January 4, 2015 Lois V. Harp was a tireless volunteer for at least eight different nursing homes and adult care facilities throughout northern Chautauqua County, including St. more »»

Mancuso Misadventures

December 28, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the first of a two part story about a travel misadventure. more »»

A ‘Touch of Love’

December 28, 2014 The residents of St. Columban’s on the Lake Retirement Home are committed to staying active in the community through service to those in nee. more »»

‘Auld Lang Syne’

December 28, 2014 “Should old acquaintance be forgot ... ?” Yes, this is part of the traditional song “Auld Lang Syne” sung at the end of an old year to ring in the new, which is just three days away from today. more »»

Holiday lights on Green Street

December 28, 2014 We have been publishing a list of Holiday Homes during the season, created from the emails and phone calls received in the lifestyles departmen. more »»

Rules for holiday lighting displays

December 28, 2014 Editor’s note: My nephew Ray Rzepkowski, who lives in Columbia, S.C., sent this to me the other day. I don’t think I told him I was taking pictures of holiday displays. more »»

Do you Remember?

December 28, 2014 OBSERVER?File Photo This photo is from June 30, 1987. The Chautauqua County Home Auxiliary elected its new officers Monday morning. more »»

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

December 28, 2014 Editor’s note: “The Plot to Kill Susan B. Anthony” is a novel written by William Fleeman, a Cassadaga-area resident. Just then, Billy Bergin came through the dining room doors. more »»

Holiday happenings

December 21, 2014 Editor’s note: Students in the third and fourth grades at NCCS were asked to write about a favorite Christmas memory. Two memories from fourth-grade students are pictured belo. more »»

Come and adore him

December 21, 2014 Holding a newborn baby in your arms is a little bit of heaven on earth. So innocent and pure, you know she or he had to recently have been in the presence of God and angels. more »»

Christmas in 1944

December 21, 2014 When you’re 23, nothing is impossible. The year is 1944. more »»

Santa skeptic

December 21, 2014 This is the story about how I learned there was no Santa Claus. Let us travel back to the mid-1990s when I was around the age of 7 when I finally discovered the truth. more »»

Three memories from a Christian missionary

December 21, 2014 Number 1 “We have not had any snow for Christmas for several years,” we were told when we moved to Silva, Missouri. This was not good news to our ears and even less so to the ears of our children. more »»

A Christmas Journey

December 14, 2014 The semester had just ended. more »»

Heirloom Christmas Decorations

December 14, 2014 It’s a wonderful time of the year! Christmas music is filling the airways and my home. Villages and stores are decorated for the holidays. more »»

The best Christmas ever

December 14, 2014 Christmas morning 1980, my family awoke to gifts under a decorated hemlock tree and overflowing stockings hanging on the bar between the kitchen and living room. more »»

Diane R. Chodan's Christmas memory

December 14, 2014 In the 1950s and ‘60s when I was growing up, a good number of small businesses were located in Dunkirk’s Fourth Ward. more »»



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