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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 »»

A battle for freedom

July 7, 2013 Brother against brother” was as true last weekend as it was 150 years ago. more »»

Get grilling

July 7, 2013 With all the rain we’ve had recently, and now that the summer sun is shining down upon the abundant fields in our area, fabulous fruits and vegetables are sprouting up all over Western New Yor. more »»

A profile in positivity

July 7, 2013 SILVER CREEK — Kathy Jones is proof that life is what you make of it. Jones, a resident of Silver Creek who had never been a smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 2002. more »»

Five generations

July 7, 2013 Five generations of the Nowak family gathered in Dunkirk recently to celebrate the 97th birthday of Louise V. Nowak of the Chautauqua County Home. more »»

Military news

July 7, 2013 Nathen S. Novelli Air National Guard Airman First Class Nathen S. Novelli graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. more »»

Do you remember?

July 7, 2013 The movie was filmed during late August 1983 in the village and took place where the current fire department is now located. more »»

Available for adoption

July 7, 2013 Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue “Alondra” This easygoing girl is ready for some peace and quiet after having all her pups adopted out. more »»

Just between us

July 7, 2013 .....Benjamin Holt of Westfield earned a bachelor’s degree from Wells College in Aurora, N.Y. Holt majored in philosophy, graduating with distinction. more »»

Bella Danzaco of Danza! Performing Arts Academy achieves first-place wins

July 7, 2013 Bella Danzaco, one of the student Dance companies at Danza! Performing Arts Academy has recently returned from National Dance Competitio. more »»

History comes alive

June 30, 2013 “Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite” comes to mind along with “Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold, pease porridge in the pot, nine days old. more »»

School’s out for summer

June 30, 2013 By JULIE DUDGEON Striders Academic Coordinator  September to June — time has flown. more »»



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