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Tipline: Chautauqua County Digs Ditch on Private Property


BUSTI, NY - A homeowner is frustrated with Chautauqua County after a work crew dug a ditch on his property this summer, and have yet to come back and fill it in.

Lou Galondo owns 23 acres surrounding his home. He is upset there's a ditch -- 900 feet long and 17 feet wide at the top -- on his property.

Golando said, "The most frustrating thing is how the county has handled it. Their attitude towards it, is almost like it's too bad it's there, you're going to have to live with it."

Back in June, Lou came home to find crews and equipment digging what looked like a giant hole. He says at first the county thought they had the right of away to fix a water drainage issue on the roadway bordering his property.

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Forestville Area Family Left High And Dry


FORESTVILLE, NY - A Chautauqua County family has been left high and dry by an unfortunate set of circumstances, and say the village is not doing enough to help them.

The Miller family, which includes a mother, father, and their three children, has been without water for three weeks.

They live just outside the village line, and more than a year ago were advised by the village that it was decommissioning a water line that served their home and approximately a dozen others located on Creek Road in the town of Hanover.

It was up to those residents to decide if they were willing to pay the significant cost of a new water line, or have wells dug.

Wells were successful at all homes except the Millers, who are having a third well dug, after two others failed after they were removed from the old water line.

Learn “Contemplative Photography” at Audubon

Learn “Contemplative Photography” at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is offering a workshop in photography that takes a very different approach from the usual.

From 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, Jennifer Schlick will instruct you not in how your camera works, but in an approach to photography that helps you develop your ability to see.

Entitled “Contemplative Photography,” the workshop will be is less about subject matter and more about flashes of perception – those colors, textures, and plays of light that grab your attention.

Bring your favorite camera: any type will do.

Exercises will include being open to perceptions of color, texture, and light.

Sports Collectors Corner to Host Sammy Watkins for Signing Event

Sports Collectors Corner to Host Sammy Watkins for Signing Event

 

Sports Collectors Corner, located at Fashion Outlets Niagara, 1690 Military Road, Niagara Falls, N.Y., will host an autograph signing event with Sammy Watkins from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Watkins was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. The talented rookie wide receiver was a standout at Clemson before turning pro.

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WNY Charities Highlighted at 30th Annual Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market

WNY Charities Highlighted at 30th Annual Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market

 

A favorite Western New York tradition, the Christmas in the Country Holiday Artisan Market will celebrate its 30th season when it returns to the Hamburg Fairgrounds Nov. 6-9. And as it has done every year since its very first year of existence, Christmas in the Country will provide a grand platform for local charities to raise money.  

Throughout the 30-year history of Christmas in the Country, giving back to the community has always been an integral part of the event. This year, participating non-profit groups will include Gerard Place, Churches in Action, Hamburg Eden Animal Rescue Team (H.E.A.R.T.), Variety — The Children’s Charity of Buffalo, and the Hamburg Presbyterian Church.

Nature Center’s Winter Hours Begin November 1

Nature Center’s Winter Hours Begin November 1

Jamestown, NY – Staff at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary want to remind folks that even with the beginning of winter hours on November 1, there is still much to do there any time.

“While cold weather and the need to conserve heat and electricity forces us to limit the hours for the Nature Center, there are always things to see and do outdoors!” said Program Director Jennifer Schlick.

The Sanctuary, which includes more than five miles of beautifully maintained trails on a 600-acre wetland preserve, is located at 1600 Riverside Road, off Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. When the ground is snow covered, it offers wonderful snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

Audubon Celebrating Owl Day Saturday, November 1

Audubon Celebrating Owl Day Saturday, November 1

Jamestown, NY – Owls are fascinating creatures, and it is a rare opportunity to be able to get close to one.

Live owls will be the highlight of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s Owl Day on Saturday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mark Baker is a licensed raptor (bird of prey) rehabilitator. He will be at Owl Day with several of his owls that are unable to be released back into the wild. Visitors can see Baker and his owls and learn more during his presentations at 10:30 a.m., noon, and 1:30 p.m.

Visitors can also learn about these silent hunters of the night with hands-on activities that demonstrate their unique hunting techniques. You can find out what they eat by dissecting an owl pellet and make an owl craft to take home.

You can take a behind-the-scenes tour of the nature center’s non-releasable Bald Eagle, Liberty, and discover how she is different from owls.