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August 12, 2010 Is it possible for the disastrousness of Friday the 13th to permeate the entire week? Circumstantial evidence alone leads me to affirm that it is indeed. more »»

Shaw Festival, performances peak in August

August 7, 2010 NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONT. — Theater at the Shaw Festival is among the finest theater in the world, performing theater pieces written during the long life of its patron, George Bernard Shaw. more »»

Glimpses of India visits Dunkirk

July 31, 2010 A rope is never stronger than when every thread in its makeup is at its strongest. more »»

“The Spoon River Project” comes to Lake View Cemetery

July 24, 2010 There is an old story — possibly true — about a wireless telegram which was sent by a passenger aboard the steamship Titanic, during its only voyage, during which it sank in the North Atlantic. more »»

'The Stickyplex' no more

July 22, 2010 Say the words “Dunkirk Movieplex” and everyone has an opinion. Let’s face it: the horror stories about the old theater are as common around here as chicken wings. more »»

With a twist

July 15, 2010 Let’s get right into it this week! TALKING WITH THE STARS “Dancing With the Stars” professional dancers Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya are coming to... more »»

Chautauqua hosts Phil Donahue

July 10, 2010 CHAUTAUQUA — My uncle once told me that he had never really understood the Holocaust until he read the Diary of Anne Frank. more »»

Heat wave

July 8, 2010 It is fantastically, gloriously blazing hot and sunny, and this is what summer should be all about – floating in the pool, drinking pina coladas and mojitos, and frying your pasty white skin into... more »»

Fireworking it

July 1, 2010 It’s suddenly July. There is a whole lot going on this Independence Day weekend and I don’t have the time or space to pontificate further on this. Let’s just get into it. more »»

Don’t forget Canada’s talents

June 26, 2010 STRATFORD, ONT. — I recently took a quick trip across the border, into our good neighbor Canada. more »»

Chautauqua will host “Jersey Boys”

June 19, 2010 CHAUTAUQUA — A week from tonight, the Chautauqua Amphitheater will resound to the music of what is sure to be one of the favorite performances of the season: the original Broadway cast of the hit... more »»

Lily Dale draws visitors from all over world

June 12, 2010 LILY DALE — Just outside Cassadaga is found one of the most remarkable and unusual communities in our entire stat. more »»

Ladies’ night

June 3, 2010 I generally write the first paragraph of my column last after surveying it and searching for an encompassing theme. more »»

Appreciating Lucille Ball

May 21, 2010 Today’s column is dedicated especially to two groups of people: Those who love our community’s most famous native, Lucille Ball, and those who came late to this world, and who have never really had... more »»

Clear your schedule for finale week

May 20, 2010 There is no better feeling than taking a stroll through the college campus and not seeing a single soul. more »»

Good music, TV and boozy Gummi Bears — what else do you need?

May 13, 2010 The president of the United States is coming to Buffalo today and a few of us from the OBSERVER are lucky enough to go. more »»

Some food for your thought in TV land

May 8, 2010 I rarely watch television these days, because I find that the majority of the things they broadcast are dangerous. As food for the mind, they tend to please rather than to nourish. more »»

Mommie Dearest

May 6, 2010 In last week’s column, I previewed Fred Fest. Although I have lived in Fredonia for the vast majority of my life, I had never actually been an active participant in the phenomenon that is Fred Fes. more »»

Prepare thyself for Fred Fest revelry!

April 29, 2010 Let me tell you what you need to know about this weekend: a) It’s Fred Fest. b) It’s going to be 76 degrees and sunny on Friday (the forecast as of press time). more »»

Let’s snuggle the Earth today

April 21, 2010 Today, April 22, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Try as many might to deny that the Earth is in some serious trouble, it’s ridiculous to dismiss climate change completely. more »»



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