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Learn about Early Chautauqua County Forests at Audubon Nature Center

Jamestown, NY – If you have ever wondered what our area was like before European-Americans found their way here, now is your chance to find out.

On Saturday morning, August 15, Western New York native and SUNY Geneseo Adjunct Lecturer of Geography Dr. Stephen J. Tulowiecki will give a presentation on the original forest conditions of Chautauqua County (New York).

From 10-11 a.m. attendees will learn about the forest conditions of Chautauqua County that existed prior to European-American settlement, with a focus on the geographic distributions of tree species found throughout the region.

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Chautauqua County Fair open again after fight


DUNKIRK, N.Y. - A fight involving juveniles at the Chautauqua County Fair led to an early closure Saturday night and increased patrols for the fair's final day on Sunday, according to Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace.

Gerace said a 12-year-old girl was knocked to the ground during the fight, which involved multiple scuffles. At one point, an estimated 200 people were either engaged in the fight or watched from a distance, and when the crowd did not disperse, officials decided to close the fair.

Fair Board President Dave Wilson said the disturbance simply escalated too far, leading to the precautionary closure. The fair re-opened without incident on Sunday.

Dunkirk Police, Fredonia Police and the New York State Police assisted with the response on Saturday night.

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Ultimate Fairgoer Contest

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Ultimate Fairgoer Contest

As my countdown to the 176th Erie County Fair continues on, this year brings special Fair memories for me.  This year marks the 10th anniversary of me being selected as the Ultimate Fairgoer.  The folks over at the Fairgrounds began the search for the person who loves the Fair, who breathes the Fair, and who simply put, cannot get enough of the Fair way back in 2005!  And that is where my story begins!

Yes, the search for the person for the new contest at the Fair begins.  The ad says that they are looking for someone that you think is deserving of the new title of “Ultimate Fairgoer”.  It has to be someone that really loves the Fair.  They were looking for that one “outstanding” Fairgoer.  And along with the prestigious title of “Ultimate”, they were also awarding a ton of pretty nice prizes. 

Groundbreaking for National Comedy Center


JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Some legendary comedy names - Rivers, Carlin and Berle - were on hand to break ground for the National Comedy Center coming soon to Jamestown.

Melissa Rivers and Kelly Carlin, the daughters of Joan Rivers and George Carlin, along with Milton Berle's nephew, Marshall Berle, and Harold Ramis's son, Julian, were among those celebrating Saturday's start of construction.

The groundbreaking coincides with the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in the late comedienne's hometown.

Plans for the National Comedy Center include a hologram comedy club that will put visitors in the audience for classic routines of comedic legends.

Also on the drawing board is a comedy "boot camp" offering how-to instruction on joke delivery.

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Dog Ears Bookstore Offering Free Camp for Middle School Students

Dog Ears Bookstore Offering Free Camp for Middle School Students

 

A free and fun Summer Reading & Writing Camp for children in grades six through eight will be held Aug. 17-21 at Dog Ears Bookstore, located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo.

Sponsored by the Erie County Youth Bureau, the camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and will feature reading and writing activities, games, outdoor activities and much more. All activities align with Common Core and New York State Standards in education. The camp is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Nature Center’s Wild 5K Race Results

Nature Center’s Wild 5K Race Results

Jamestown, NY – Under clear blue skies, a record number of almost 150 runners and walkers enjoyed the Audubon Nature Center trails on Saturday, July 25, for the second annual Wild 5K Run/Walk. 

Crin Fredrickson, co-chair of the event, expressed her appreciation to all who participated and the wonderful crew of volunteers for making the event such a success.

Proceeds from the race will support the Nature Center’s continuing work to protect its more than 600 acres of unique habitat that decreases flooding in the surrounding communities, purifies drinking water, and provides sanctuary to plants and animals of all shapes and sizes.

Get Ready For The Erie County Fair NEW FOOD Showdown!!!

Get Ready For The Erie County Fair NEW FOOD Showdown!!!

Love to try the new Fair foods each year?  I know I do, and this year there is a fun little twist to that food sampling.  This year you have a chance to take part in the New Fair Food Showdown!  This is where the new best of the new foods go head to head to determine which one is the best!  And YOU will have the honor of casting your vote for your food favorites! 

Eat your way through the Fair and cast your vote for the BEST NEW FOOD on the Fairgrounds.  Just go to the Fairgrounds Mobile app and vote anytime from August 12-18.  Voting will close on August 18th and the winner will be announced on August 20th!!!