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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 »»

A fascination with family history

September 14, 2014 Do you ever wonder when your grandparents or great-grandparents came to America? Or how they got here? Your family’s story is important and should be preserved for future generations. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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