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Amazing AMAZON

September 8, 2013 By CYNTHIA FLAHERTY Special to the OBSERVER The purpose of this article is threefold: as a travel log, to increase awareness of the Amazon and to encourage action. more »»

With post closed, what happens to legacy?

September 1, 2013 The yellowed papers on the wall echo old-time names of Dunkirk from nearly 70 years ago. They are among the many families that worked hard and made Dunkirk great back in its earlier day. more »»

An education on school lunches

September 1, 2013 It’s back to school time for many, and even if you’re way past that, I’ll bet September makes you stop and think just a little bit about your school experiences. more »»

Trees add to community fabric

September 1, 2013 OBSERVER Staff Writer Seeing colorful designs on trees throughout the city of Dunkirk? That’s because students in Associate Professor Leesa Rittelmann’s art class at SUNY Fredonia donated yarn bombs... more »»


September 1, 2013 By DIANE ANDRASIK Special to the OBSERVER “Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to,” said John Ed Pearce. more »»

Artist offers perspective on works

August 25, 2013 Editors note: Last week, the reader met Robert Harrington, a local artist whose painting was recently chosen for an exhibit in Cooperstown. more »»

Romance author has talent, ‘Heart’

August 25, 2013 Rachel Spangler, a Fredonia resident and prolific young author of lesbian romance novels, isn’t letting any grass grow under her feet. more »»

Labors for ‘Liberty’

August 25, 2013 The western cowboy of yesterday is an American icon that conjures up visions of freely traveling toward a wide open sky while taking in the sights and sounds of nature; sometimes with good friends... more »»

City tour happens Sept. 7

August 18, 2013 On September 7, 2013, the Dunkirk Historic Museum, Academy Heights and Washington PARC will preside over the first Dunkirk Historic House Tour. Six historic homes will be open for viewing. more »»

More than letter perfect

August 18, 2013 This painter has made a career out of keeping it real. Or, rather, keeping it “realist.” Robert Harrington Sr. more »»

Heroines of war often forgotten

August 18, 2013 “The Girl I Left Behind Me,” a popular fife melody as early as the American Revolutionary War and into the Civil War and beyond, was often played as men left town to fight for the cause. more »»

Drawing on the history of native’s artistic fame

August 18, 2013 By SKEETER TOWER George William Eggers, artist, museum director and art educator was an extraordinary man, one we dare not allow to slip away into local obscurity. more »»

Marching to the beat of a historic drum

August 11, 2013 “The battle of lighthouse point” “O ne’er shall I forget the night the stars were bright above me, And gently lent their silv’ry light when first she vowed to love me. more »»

Animals bring special ‘connection’

August 11, 2013 According to Wikipedia, the human–animal bond can be defined as “a connection between people and animals, domestic or wild. more »»


August 11, 2013 Longtime Dunkirk resident Josephine (Tremante) Valone marked her 100th birthday recentl. more »»

Think fresh in summer meal plans

August 4, 2013 The dog days of summer are upon us and, if you’re like most of us, you want to feed your family without heating up your whole hous. more »»

Historic lighthouse hosts battleground

August 4, 2013 All of the windows were shattered at the Dunkirk Lighthouse when the cannon was fired toward a likely enemy vessel sighted on Lake Erie. more »»

One last salute

August 4, 2013 It has been a long time coming for the family of PFC Allan John Bouquin of the U.S. more »»

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Willis Jr.

August 4, 2013 Jenny Colgan and Donald Willis Jr. were united in marriage on June 22, 2013 at 1 p.m. in a double-ring ceremony at St. Hedwig’s Roman Catholic Church in Dunkirk. The Rev. Matt M. more »»



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