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Youth Symphony Board Welcomes New Members, Manager

Youth Symphony Board Welcomes New Members, Manager

Jamestown, NY – The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) board welcomed three new members and their new manager at their September meeting.

Joining the board were Julia Herman, Nancy Larson, and Tim Pryzbelinski. Tammy Lachner is CRYS’s new manager.

“It’s exciting to begin our 30th season with these great additions,” said President Katie Derrenbacher, “and we’re looking forward to some of the changes we are making!”

With degrees from Jamestown Community College, the University at Buffalo, and a Masters of Science in Adolescence Education from St. Bonaventure University, Julie Herman served as CRYS manager for the past four seasons and is now joining the board. A resident of Conewango, New York, she is employed by Gowanda Central School District as a teaching assistant.

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ROC Plans Parenting Workshops at East Aurora Preschools

ROC Plans Parenting Workshops at East Aurora Preschools

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC) is excited to offer East Aurora preschools a chance to experience the benefits of EPIC parenting workshop. All classes will take place from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.

At Nativity Preschool, 970 Main St.:
• Oct. 12, Helping your child to cope (infants and toddlers workshop)
• Oct. 19, Establishing routine (infants and toddlers workshop) 
Contact Person: Michelle Potter

At First Presbyterian Preschool, 9 Paine St.:
• Oct. 26, Tuning into your child (infants and toddlers workshop) 
• Nov. 2, Setting structure and limits (young children workshop)  
Contact person: Sharon Norton

Jazz at Infinity Featuring David Golando

Jazz at Infinity Featuring David Golando

 

 

Infinity Jazz Concert

On Friday, September 30, 2016 the Infinity Jazz Concert Series at 301 East 3rd Street in Jamestown, NY will feature “An Evening Of Jazz with A Tribute To Benny Goodman”, at 7:00 pm.

The evening will feature clarinetist, David Golando, interpreting the musical compositions of “The King of Swing”. Joining David Golando will be Tom Gestwicki on guitar, Harry Jacobson on bass, and jazz series host, John Cross, on clarinet.

Carl Alanakian from in Baku, Azerbaijan will play drums for the performance. He has played with national stars like Buddy DeFranko , Buster Williams , Sonny Fortune, Dave McKenna , Don Menza, Cal Collins, and Lou Tabakin.

Sponsored by Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. Free and open to the public.

The Infinity Arts Café performance entrance is located at 300 East 3rd Street, through the doors to the old post office.

Jackson Falls Becomes Owens Falls Sanctuary After Fundraising Goal is Surpassed

Jackson Falls Becomes Owens Falls Sanctuary After Fundraising Goal is Surpassed

The Western New York Land Conservancy made a big announcement at their 25th Anniversary Gala on Sept. 21 – the Jackson Falls Preserve fundraising goal of $600,000 has been surpassed! The Golden Ballroom at Statler City was filled with thunderous applause and cheers as more than 270 guests celebrated this milestone in the journey to create the new 57-acre nature preserve on Hubbard Road in the Town of Aurora.

The property features two magnificent waterfalls that were formed by a 2,000-foot long stretch of Mann’s Creek that flows through a 100-foot deep ravine. Its mature hemlock and beech woods, vernal pools and forested wetlands are home to migrating birds, breeding frogs and salamanders, and dense patches of rare wildflowers. The property also includes mature headwater forests, which, along with the wetlands, are vital to maintaining water quality in the Buffalo River and Niagara River watersheds.

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Rural Outreach Center to Offer Five-week Diabetes Program

Rural Outreach Center to Offer Five-week Diabetes Program

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC) is inviting individuals who have diabetes, and their caregivers, to learn more about this medical condition through discussion and activity. During five sessions beginning Oct. 4 and running through Nov. 1, conversations and activities will focus on diet, exercise and medication, all of which impact this condition. 

Additionally, handouts will be provided to help individuals with diabetes live and manage their life successfully. Classes will be taught by Don Birdd, a retired science professor from Buffalo State College who has lived with diabetes for over 18 years.

Classes will be held at the Rural Outreach Center, 730 Olean Road, East Aurora, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Please register in advance by calling Don at 652-8197 or Ruthie at 220-4834.

Audubon Nature Center Supports Fall Regional Bird Count

Audubon Nature Center Supports Fall Regional Bird Count

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Nature Center supports the Buffalo Ornithological Society’s (BOS) ambitious effort every fall to count birds in Western New York.

Whether watching on their own property or committing to a larger area, it takes many people -- beginning to advanced birders -- to cover the four-county territory that is counted. 

If you have experience in bird counting, you can be part of this important work by volunteering on Saturday October 8.  If you’re interested but inexperienced, you could observe others and learn for future counts.   

The BOS count has been held every second Saturday in October since 1939.  The date was chosen to coincide with the end of the fall migration. 

Environmental Summit to Focus on Solar-Powered Energy

Environmental Summit to Focus on Solar-Powered Energy

AMHERST, N.Y. – The benefits of solar power as a renewable energy and Canalside Buffalo’s unique solar-powered carousel project will be explored by industry experts at the 12th annual Western New York Environmental Summit scheduled for Sept. 24 at Daemen College.

The summit, “The Power is You: Sustainable Communities Are Here,” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the college’s Wick Campus Center. The environmental-focused event is free and open to the public, and breakfast will be provided to attendees.

“We are pleased to bring together professionals from the solar energy industry who will offer valuable perspective on this renewable energy source and how it is paving the way to a cleaner, more sustainable future,” said Cheryl Bird, executive director of the Daemen Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement.