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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 »»

Do you Remember?

August 31, 2014 Submitted by Jon Brunecz This picture from the summer of 1981 shows Shorewood Country Club Junior Golfers at the Bobby Steele Tournament The golfers are pictured left to right. more »»

DHS, St. Mary’s, Cardinal Mindszenty join together in 60th reunion

August 31, 2014 Dunkirk, St. Mary’s, and Cardinal Mindszenty High School Class of 1954 joined together to celebrate their 60th class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Clarion Hotel on Lake Shore Drive in Dunkir. more »»

15th annual Kachermeyer-Dorler reunion held

August 31, 2014 Henry DiLorenzo would like to thank his daughter and son-in-law for providing a last minute place to hold the reunion this year after the scheduler for the Firemen’s Grounds at Point Gratiot rented... more »»

Press family holds 69th reunion at Sager Picnic Grounds, Perrysburg

August 31, 2014 Lots of sun and a temperature of 69 degrees greeted the 27 family members present at the 69th Press Family Reunion on Sunday, Aug. 17. more »»

Silver Creek Class 1952 reunites

August 31, 2014 The Silver Creek High School Class of 1952 recently celebrated their 62nd reunion at the White Inn. There were 9 class members present with James (Jim) Smith coming the farthest from Canton, Texas. more »»



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