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Learning Choices Network Plans Three-day Alternative Learning Workshop in Buffalo

Learning Choices Network Plans Three-day Alternative Learning Workshop in Buffalo

 

Learning Choices Network (LCN), a community partnership that provides alternative educational opportunities for local youth, will host its second annual Regional Gathering Nov. 8-10 in the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo. The event will offer a wide variety of topics and workshops of interest to families, homeschoolers and educators who value rich learning experiences. Distinguished speakers will include progressive educators from New York, Washington, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Vermont.

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Exceptional Menu & Distinctive Auction Items Planned for Audubon Event

Exceptional Menu & Distinctive Auction Items Planned for Audubon Event

Jamestown, NY – Great fun, great food, great cause – all are promised to participants in the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s annual Falling for Nature Dinner & Auction on Friday, October 24, 2014.

“We’re working closely with Miley’s Old Inn and CHQ Local Food to provide the freshest, most delectable, and truly Farm to Table dinner possible,” said Audubon President Ruth Lundin, “and our staff and volunteers have secured an exciting collection of both silent and live auction items.”

With this year’s event set for Jamestown’s Gateway Train Station, Audubon is looking forward to continuing its tradition of providing an entertaining evening that supports their environmental education programs.

Mike Peterson returns as the dynamic auctioneer for the gala affair that begins at 5:30 p.m. with the viewing of live auction items and bidding on the silent auction.

De-Mystify Your Camera Manual at the Audubon Photo Club Meeting

De-Mystify Your Camera Manual at the Audubon Photo Club Meeting

Jamestown, NY – The goal of the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting is to de-mystify the camera manual. The topic will be “Camera Guide Basics.”

On Thursday, October 9, at 6:15 p.m. members meet, show off monthly project photos, present a 15-minute tech talk and have a speaker or demo presentation with social time rounding out the night.

Camera user guides/manuals are often imposing and 120-300 pages long. Members, Laurel Austin-Smith and Bill Smith will highlight what you need to know, what is nice to know, and what you can pretty much ignore in your camera user’s manual.

Laurel Austin-Smith is a long-time enthusiast of nature and enjoys sharing that passion with others through photography. Bill Smith can often be found out and about and has exhibited his photos at outdoor street fairs for the past 31 years.

“Photograph something orange” and “Unusual Element” are the topics for the image review that

Warren Photographer’s Exhibit at Audubon

Warren Photographer’s Exhibit at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – Through November, a visit to the Audubon Center & Sanctuary will feature an added attraction: a display of photographs by Dr. Sandra Rothenberg.

Rothenberg is a nature photographer from Warren, Pennsylvania. With the exception of the Burrowing Owl from Florida, all the bird photographs on display were taken last spring in her own backyard or near her sister’s pond, also in Warren. 

Describing taking these photographs, Rothenberg says, “I was hoping to capture local birds standing on beautiful perches with berries or blossoms as they approached the feeders to dine. Often the Indigo Buntings arrived with the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. The Baltimore Orioles always announced their arrival with their raucous, joyful songs.  I was able to take the photographs while sitting in a small pop-up camouflage tent.  The green backgrounds are the hillsides of grass.”

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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 4 Highlights

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists Oct. 4 Highlights

 

The popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, featuring nearly 40 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local produce and products, continues its 15th season on Oct. 4. A program of the Elmwood Village Association, the market is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine, through Nov. 29. 

Providing musical entertainment on Oct. 4 (weather permitting) will be singer/guitarist Don Z. from 9:30 to 11 a.m, followed by the Nickel City String Band from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Occupying the market’s community table this Saturday will be Liberty Mutual.

Purple Heart County sign unveiled in Southern Tier


A new initiative in Cattaraugus County took a step forward Wednesday with the unveiling of the first of eight "Purple Heart County" signs.

The signs will be installed at main entrances all over the county to recognize recipients of this distinguished award and serve as a reminder of the devotion and sacrifice of all Veterans.

"It brings recognition to all our veterans that are here, not only in our county but in New York State and the whole country," Norman Marsh, Chairman of Cattaraugus County Legislature said.

In addition, new "Welcome to Cattaraugus County" signs will also be installed next to the purple heart signs.


The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

The WNY Land Conservancy Seeks New Members

 

Our members are the heart and soul of the Western New York Land Conservancy (www.wnylc.org). Their dedication to protecting our region's most important streams, forests, meadows, and farms has made our many achievements possible. With their support, we have protected more than 6,000 acres of spectacular land since 1991. Yet there is much more work to be done to save the region's transformative places. By becoming a new member now, you will help ensure our success.