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Remembering a mother and grandmother

May 31, 2015 Editor’s note: My mom died on May 17 at age 99. I gave the following eulogy at her funeral and changed it only slightly for print publicatio. more »»

Remembering a mother and grandmother

May 31, 2015 I lost my grandmother on Sunday, May 17. Sometimes I deplore euphemisms. I lost my grandmother. more »»

Do you Remember?

May 31, 2015 Photo Submitted by Diane R. Chodan In 1958, this picture of the Boy Scouts of America Explorer Post 10 appeared in the Dunkirk Evening OBSERVER. The picture was taken at the John T. more »»

Keeping us in suspense

May 24, 2015 Editor’s note: Last week writer Rebecca Cuthbert reported about local writer Wendy Corsi Staub’s newest accomplishment, having a Wendy Markham chick-lit book adapted for the Hallmark Channel. more »»

Climbing Kilimanjaro

May 24, 2015 The daughter-in-law and grandson of Pomfret residents, Doris and Leon Thompson, recently achieved a dream. Kristine Thompson, 46, and Ben, 17, of Honeoye Falls, N.Y., summited Mt. more »»

Remembering the fallen and their families

May 24, 2015 Losing one son in a war is tragic. Imagine the heartache of a mother and father losing four sons. more »»

Hometown author hits the Hallmark screen

May 17, 2015 Editor’s Note: This is a first of a three-part series highlighting the work of Dunkirk native Wendy Corsi Staub. more »»

Do you remember?

May 17, 2015 Photo from 1967 Ivy Tower The Dunkirk High School senior class officers in 1967 are pictured left to right: Susan Haynes, recording secretary, Pierra Bonora, vice-president, James Douglas,... more »»

One last opportunity to be in the spotlight

May 10, 2015 It had to be a couple weeks ago. more »»

Grandma’s girl

May 10, 2015 I would have been four. I can say this with assurance, because the summer that I was five, cancer took her from our family. My grandmother and I were sitting in the yard in front of our house. more »»

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 »»



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