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Stinking feet

September 28, 2014 “Stinking feet” is how it is described and believe it or not, it is a great thing. The discerning nose can pick up the odor several feet from the source and it is a welcome sign that all is well. more »»

Getting the whole picture

September 21, 2014 It is unclear exactly when the ceremony to posthumously honor Alonzo H. Cushing with the Medal of Honor will take place or to whom that medal will be give. more »»

Meeting the writer who muses on the hill

September 21, 2014 My personal spiritual and philosophical underpinnings belong under the moniker of Transcendentalism, with a lifelong admiration for Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. more »»

The ‘write stuff’

September 21, 2014 How I spent my summer vacation” was the proverbial essay topic in countless classrooms of “yesterday” times at the beginning of the school year. more »»

A fascination with family history

September 14, 2014 Do you ever wonder when your grandparents or great-grandparents came to America? Or how they got here? Your family’s story is important and should be preserved for future generations. more »»

Filling in the background

September 14, 2014 Fall…a time of promise. The excitement of going back to school. Reconnecting. Meeting new friends. Susan Dietzen can help you experience all of this. more »»

Is it an emergency?

September 14, 2014 Summer is in full swing and fall is just around the corner. This is the busiest time of year for emergencies at my clinic. more »»

Peeling back the layers

September 14, 2014 When are watery eyes and uncontrollable tears a good thing? When peeling and slicing an onion of course, but not just any onion. more »»

Whipple Family holds 94th reunion

September 14, 2014 The 94th annual Whipple Reunion was recently held on Sunday Aug. 17 at Midway State Park. It was a breezy sunny day on the shores of Chautauqua Lake at Bemus Point. more »»

65 years later: 1949 classes from Dunkirk High School, St. Mary’s High School and Industrial High reunite

September 14, 2014 Mother Nature served up one of the best summer weekends for the Dunkirk High School, St. Mary’s, Industrial High School classes of 1949. The classes held their 65-year reunion Aug. more »»

Do you Remember?

September 14, 2014 A post card of Central Avenue, Dunkirk, from the early 1900’s. Note the arch. See Susan Dietzen’s article “Preserving your story. more »»

Five generations

September 14, 2014 Left to right: Front: Great-great-grandmother Betty Crowell of Fredonia holding Marshal Nieze of Kenosha Wisc. and Kristin Waligora Nieze. Back: grandfather Jim Waligora of Union Grove, Wisc. more »»

Silver Creek author will sign books during Grape Festival

September 14, 2014 Estelle Crino will be on hand at the Grape Festival headquarters next Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. more »»

Preserving summer’s bounty

September 7, 2014 The flavor of seasonal fruits and vegetables is at its peak right now. Who doesn’t want to eat this well all year round? There’s no reason why you can’t. more »»

Sliding on sand

September 7, 2014 Who said you have to wait for snow to go sledding or boarding? One amazing fact I discovered on my recent trip to Idaho is people can actually go sand sledding and sand boarding on the huge sand... more »»

Going back in time

September 7, 2014 On a warm August day in 2013 a few DHS classmates talked about a 50-year class reunion for the summer of 2014. A classmate placed an ad in the OBSERVER for a committee meeting on Au. more »»

Nature’s gift

August 31, 2014 Standing at the brink of Niagara Falls is a wondrous experience with the roar in your ears and mist on your face from the mighty torrent of water rushing over the edge. more »»

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

August 31, 2014 Editor’s note: “The Plot to Kill Susan B. Anthony” is a novel written by William Fleeman, a Cassadaga-area resident. This is the conclusion of Chapter 8. MacDuff poked his head out into the foyer. more »»

Rotary donation puts wheels in motion to assist disabled youth

August 31, 2014 The Dunkirk Rotary recently awarded the Greater Chautauqua Area AMBUCS a $4,000 grant. The amount was made possible through a matching district grant to the city Rotary club. more »»

Book recalls when furniture had Jamestown sitting pretty

August 31, 2014 By DENNIS PHILLIPS Special to the OBSERVER JAMESTOWN — It was a cold winter day in 2001 when Clarence C. Carlson started flipping through a couple history books on Chautauqua County. more »»



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