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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.

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East Aurora Native Launches New Lifestyle Website for Men

East Aurora Native Launches New Lifestyle Website for Men

 

Steven Helmicki, an anti-concussion advocate and president of Primordial Strength Inc., a private gym located in Elma, announces the launch of his latest project, a lifestyle website for men — primordialman.com.  

Primordialman.com is an affiliate of Schott NYC, a premier USA-based manufacturer of leather goods. The website also features high-quality products such as Chanel Platinum, Omega Watches, Boston Whaler, Gustin Jeans and others.  

SUNY Fredonia debuts new science center


FREDONIA, NY - SUNY at Fredonia is calling its new college science center a real "game-changer." The $60 million, four-story facility officially opened its doors on Friday.

School officials say that since construction began back in 2011 they have seen a huge jump in students enrolling for science programs.


Open House and Cardboard Box City Event

Open House and Cardboard Box City Event

Family Promise of Western New York To Hold Cardboard Box City Event

Invites Community Groups and Individuals To Get Involved

Family Promise of Western New York will hold a Cardboard Box City and Open House Event on November 14th, 2014, at 5:00 pm at 149 French Rd. in Cheektowaga.
Cardboard Box City is a fundraiser in which people spend the night in a cardboard box to increase awareness about homelessness and raise money to support Family Promise, a local agency that helps homeless families with children remain intact while they transition to self-sufficiency.

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Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Mystery Writers’ Workshop

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Mystery Writers’ Workshop

 

A special Mystery Writers’ Workshop will be offered at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café on Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2. The cost is $10 for individual sessions, $15 for two sessions, $25 for a single day and $50 for an entire weekend of activities. Registration is required; please contact the bookstore for details.

Aspiring mystery writers will have the opportunity to hear from and question experts from the criminal justice system as well as published authors in the genre. Presenters and workshops include:

Saturday, Nov. 1

Woman dead after being hit by train in Chautauqua County


PORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a 68-year-old western New York woman has died after her sport utility vehicle was hit by a freight train and dragged for more than a mile.

Authorities tell local media that an SUV driven by Phyllis Poloncarz of Portland was stopped around 5 p.m. Tuesday on railroad tracks in her Chautauqua County hometown, on Lake Erie 45 miles southwest of Buffalo.

Police say the vehicle was hit by a train and dragged for about a mile and a half down the tracks before the locomotive could stop.

Poloncarz, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities were planning to view tape from the video camera attached to the front of the train to see exactly what caused the accident.

Primordial Strength’s Steven Helmicki Increases Anti-concussion Efforts

Primordial Strength’s Steven Helmicki Increases Anti-concussion Efforts

 

East Aurora resident Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc., a top-level private gym located in Elma, has launched www.anticoncussion.com and developed two USA-manufactured neck training machines and two field manuals that teach progressive, safe neck training. Helmicki has also developed a coaching certification program to reduce the number of concussions among athletes.