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Fredonia film series offers look at the power of volcanoes

October 26, 2014 Volcanoes are the most extreme, dramatic and explosive forces of nature on the planet. They have produced many of the most valuable minerals and arable soil on Earth. more »»

Do you Remember?

October 26, 2014 OBSERVER?File Photo On July 13, 2009, Melinda Waag, right, of Cassadaga is shown with Anne Hebner of Hebner’s Towne Styling after making her second donation for Locks of Love. more »»

5 generations

October 26, 2014 Submitted Photo The Potter/Merrill family celebrate five generations. Seated in center and holding Nolan Potter is great-great grandmother, Helen Merrill of Fredonia. more »»

Age-defying Art Asquith

October 19, 2014 Art Asquith, teacher/coach/mentor /friend to untold numbers spanning decades, has been retired from Cassadaga Valley Central School since 1992. more »»

Dunkirk Historical Museum will celebrate donation of art work

October 19, 2014 A number of Dunkirk natives have risen to a place of prominence. more »»

Run for your life

October 19, 2014 Goblins, ghouls, ghosts, witches, mummies, vampires, skeletons, werewolves, devils, grim reapers, and all kinds of other creatures are supposedly lurking around every corner during the month of... more »»

Getting a headstart on Halloween

October 12, 2014 “One of the most beautiful cemeteries in Western New York is Forest Hill...” So begins a history of the cemetery located in Fredonia, New York. more »»

Fall fun with your pets

October 12, 2014 The air is filled with the smell of crisp dried leaves and the days are becoming shorter. more »»

Why do we say that?

October 12, 2014 Some phrases we still use today have interesting historical backgrounds. more »»

MARCHING... to a record enrollment

October 5, 2014 This year the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at Dunkirk High School has a record number of 95 students enrolled. more »»

Native American wisdom is a-maize-ing

October 5, 2014 Corn soup, corn bread, corn hominy, corn meal mush, corn pone, cornbread wheels, and succotash are some of the favorite traditional dishes made from Native American white corn. more »»

Cutting the bottom line

October 5, 2014 If you read the Farmer’s Almanac or listen to local weather forecasters, you’ve already heard this is an El Nino year and that we’re likely to see some interesting weather this fall and winter. more »»

Cattaraugus County Tourism hosts teams of travel writers

October 5, 2014 LITTLE VALLEY — The Cattaraugus County Economic Development, Planning and Tourism hosted two teams of travel writers for a Tour of Cattaraugus County, along with the Publicity Manager for Seneca... more »»

Happy Hundredth!

October 5, 2014 Submitted Photo At a recent party at the County Home in Dunkirk, Frances Gifford was honored on reaching her 100th birthday. Flowers and cards were presented to Mrs. more »»

Mothers of Twins and Triplets

September 28, 2014 So many interesting things cross our desks in the OBSERVER’s Lifestyles Department. more »»

Van Buren Bay author takes a “swing” at success

September 28, 2014 Prose this polished needs little introduction: “(T)he man next to me seems to have grown out of the sidewalk, with only his torso having emerged so far. more »»

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 »»



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