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WANTED..........Ultimate Fairgoer 2015!!!!! It Could Be YOU!!!!

WANTED..........Ultimate Fairgoer 2015!!!!!  It Could Be YOU!!!!

Do you or someone you know, REALLY love the Fair???  Do they take vacation time from work to come to the Fair every single day??  Do they just roam the grounds every day of the run of the Fair just to “BE THERE”???  Do they ride the rides and eat all kinds of Fair foods??  Did they take in all the sights and sounds of the Fair every single day of every single Fair??

Well if you can answer YES to those questions, YOU or someone you know might just be the person that the folks at the Fairgrounds are looking for this year!!!  Yes, YOU might even be the next Ultimate Fairgoer!!

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‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

‘Double Up Food Bucks’ Returns to Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on July 4

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues on Saturday, July 4. Hours at the open-air market, a program of the Elmwood Village Association, are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, through November. 

The “Double Up Food Bucks” program is back for a second season and will be available at the market from July 4 through the end of October. The program provides low-income individuals who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with a $1 for $1 match (up to $20) to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Please visit the Elmwood Village Association table at the market for details. 

Nature Center Reports on Water Chestnut Removal: Volunteers Still Needed

Nature Center Reports on Water Chestnut Removal: Volunteers Still Needed

Jamestown, NY – In the Audubon Nature Center’s just-published July-August newsletter, President Ruth Lundin reported on the progress that has been made in controlling the Water Chestnut invasion on the Nature Center property.

“Great progress has been made,” Lundin said, “but we are still looking for volunteers willing to wade or use kayaks to help with removal.”

Water Chestnut is an invasive plant that floats on the water with a single root to the bottom. If left alone, plants grow to cover an entire water body so densely that nothing can easily navigate through them, reducing the light to the bottom and significantly impacting populations of other plants and animals in the pond.

Nature Center Teaching How to Raise Monarch Butterflies

Nature Center Teaching How to Raise Monarch Butterflies

Jamestown, NY – It is a sad fact that Monarch Butterflies are disappearing. Few Monarch caterpillars even survive to become butterflies.

At the Audubon Nature Center on Thursday evening, July 16, 2015, you can learn how to raise Monarch caterpillars and release the butterflies to help increase their numbers.

At the 6-8 p.m. “Raising Monarchs” workshop, you will also learn how to find Monarch eggs and caterpillars and how to avoid butterfly diseases and parasites that infect the caterpillars.

Depending on the local Monarch Butterfly population and the success of Audubon’s breeding program, you may be able to take a caterpillar home to care for.

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Train cuts off Sunset Bay for more than 6 hours


SUNSET BAY - A CSX train broke down on the tracks adjacent to Sunset Bay, blocking access to the beachfront community for more than six hours until crews could move it.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said the train was blocking both Hanover Road and Allegany Road -- the only two access points to Sunset Bay -- from about 2:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The train was eventually moved without incident. CSX officials were unavailable for comment Sunday evening.

Learn About Volunteering at the Nature Center

Learn About Volunteering at the Nature Center

Jamestown, NY – With programs reaching nearly 19,000 students and a similar number of visitors each year, the Audubon Nature Center could not survive without the dedication and commitment of a strong volunteer crew.

In 2014, almost 300 active volunteers worked more than 12,000 hours to support the Nature Center’s mission to connect people to nature and promote environmentally responsible behaviors through education. On any given day, volunteers can be seen working on the trails, leading school groups, managing the membership program, feeding animals, and more.

From 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, July 13, Nature Center naturalist and volunteer coordinator Katie Finch will present “Intro to Volunteering at the Nature Center.”

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

 

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions is excited to bring the top eight drum corps in the world to Western New York. The event will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, and all of the corps will be staying at local high schools as they prepare for the big event.