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Army National Guardsman dies in Yorkshire crash


YORKSHIRE, NY – A two-vehicle collision on Route 16 early Saturday morning claimed the life of Specialist Brenden A. DeCarlo, 21, of Olean, a member of the Army National Guard, HHC BSTB, based in Buffalo.

According to a statement released by New York State Police, DeCarlo, was traveling northbound and failed to navigate a curve in the road. His vehicle crossed into the opposite lane and crashed head-on into a Trans-Am ambulance.

The accident happened at about 6:10 a.m

DeCarlo suffered a traumatic blunt force injury, troopers say. Rescuers tried saving his life all the way to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville, but he was declared dead in the emergency room there.

Everett E. Retzel, a Trans-Am employee, suffered a minor wrist injury in the accident. He was treated at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and released.


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“Digital Darkroom Demos” is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting

“Digital Darkroom Demos” is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting

Jamestown, NY – “Digital Darkroom Demos” is the topic at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, April 9, at 6 p.m. member Bill Smith will demonstrate creating a panorama from several shots and explain why combining shots can be better than just using a wide-angle lens.

Smith will also demonstrate creating a greater depth macro flower picture by combining shots of a single flower where the focus point changes from shot to shot.

People warned to stay off the ice in Dunkirk


DUNKIRK, NY- Dunkirk Police are warning people to stay off the ice near Lake Erie as temperatures begin to warm up.

Police say the ice has become unstable and isn't safe to stand on.

Already, police say they had to talk a man off the ice near Wright Park. The man was standing on an ice dune several hundred feet from the shore, apparently taking pictures.


Explore Buffalo unveils April events schedule

Explore Buffalo unveils April events schedule

 

Explore Buffalo, a nonprofit organization providing tours and other opportunities where guests can discover Buffalo’s great architecture, history and neighborhoods, has announced an extensive lineup of spring events. 

Frank Lloyd Wright Fontana Boathouse
Join Explore Buffalo for a tour of the only boathouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright! Originally designed by Wright in 1905 for the University of Wisconsin, the Boathouse was never built until its construction in 2007 in Buffalo along the shore of the Black Rock Channel. This was one of Wright’s favorite designs, as evidenced by his inclusion of the Boathouse in his now famous Wasmuth Portfolio.

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It’s Trail Guide Training Time at Audubon

It’s Trail Guide Training Time at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Nature Center is looking for volunteers with a love of nature to lead Discovery Walks with students from local schools.

“Our trail guides are so generous in sharing their time and themselves for the important work of connecting children to nature,” said Nature Center Program Director Jennifer Schlick. “Without these critically important volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to accommodate the more than 3,000 schoolchildren who visit every spring. And their impact lasts a LONG time!”

On four Thursday mornings in April, the Nature Center’s education staff is presenting a training series for seasoned and new trail guides to learn what the Audubon Nature Center does, how to lead Discovery Walks, and some natural history. Experience with children is helpful, but natural history knowledge is not.

Dog Ears Bookstore to host ‘Bread Time Stories’

Dog Ears Bookstore to host ‘Bread Time Stories’

 

Chet Fery, also known as the Bread Man, is bringing his “Bread Time Stories and More” presentation to Dog Ears Bookstore & Café from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7. Dog Ears is located at 688 Abbott Road in Buffalo.

Fery has conducted hundreds of presentations that center on the power of kindness for audiences of all ages. His presentations include storytelling, making and baking bread, a bread tasting and a sharing of bread literature. Children will learn of the power of kindness and acquire a unique life experience!

Catholic Charities Appeal Week 2015 Opens with $7.43 Million Raised Toward $10.9 Million Goal

Catholic Charities Appeal Week 2015 Opens with $7.43 Million Raised  Toward $10.9 Million Goal

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, announced Tuesday, March 24, Catholic Charities’ 91st annual Appeal has raised $7,432,587.16 to date, representing 68 percent of the $10.9 million goal. The total includes monies collected and reported by parish volunteers during the opening weekend (March 21-22) of Appeal Week 2015, the period which marks the strongest push for parish donations.

The total reported is more than $500,000 short of where Catholic Charities’ officials and the Appeal leadership team hoped to be after the first Sunday.

Funds raised for Appeal 2015 support Catholic Charities’ 70 programs and services offered across 61 sites throughout the eight counties of Western New York, and the Bishop’s Fund for the Faith, which supports related ministries of the Diocese of Buffalo.