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Great Blue Heron Chainsaw Sculpture at Audubon till Saturday, November 4

Great Blue Heron Chainsaw Sculpture at Audubon till Saturday, November 4

Jamestown, NY – You only have a brief opportunity to view the amazing chainsaw sculpture of a Great Blue Heron now residing in the lobby of Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC).

Artist Vince Liuzzo started the carving during the Monarch Butterfly Festival in August with the intention that it would be used as a fundraiser for Audubon.

The Great Blue Heron has long been associated with ACNC, making it an easy choice for the sculpture that was completed earlier this month. It will be on display in the Nature Center lobby until Saturday, November 4 – Birds of Prey Day – when a drawing will determine its new owner. 

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Audubon Celebrating Birds of Prey Saturday, November 4

Audubon Celebrating Birds of Prey Saturday, November 4

Jamestown, NY – Live owls and hawks will be the highlight of Birds of Prey Day at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) on Saturday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mark Baker, a licensed raptor rehabilitator at Eagle Dream Rehabilitation Center, will be at the Nature Center with several of his birds that are unable to be released back into the wild. You can visit with Baker and his birds during his programs at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Birds of prey are also known as raptors and are divided into two main groups. Those that fly during the day are called diurnal birds of prey and include hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures. Those that fly at night are nocturnal and include owls.

Learn About Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy at Audubon’s November 3 First Friday

Learn About Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy at Audubon’s November 3 First Friday

Jamestown, N.Y. – Did you know that the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy (CWC) currently owns and manages more than 20 nature preserves with more than 1,000 acres of land throughout Chautauqua County?

You can learn more about the CWC at Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday Lunch Bunch on November 3, 2017, at 11 a.m.

Through a talk and slide show, Conservation Lands Manager Jonathan Townsend will share the work of his organization that established these nature preserves to protect vital habitats for native plants and wildlife and to preserve the ecological functions of our watershed.

With a focus on land conservation and watershed education, the not-for-profit has been dedicated to preserving and enhancing the water quality, scenic beauty and ecological health of the lakes, streams and watersheds of the Chautauqua region since 1990.

Infinity's 19th Birthday Party!

Infinity's 19th Birthday Party!

Celebrate Infinity's 19th Birthday at the Infinity Arts Café! 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

7:00PM-8:30PM

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Rural Outreach Center Wins SOPHi Award for Community Impact

Rural Outreach Center Wins SOPHi Award for Community Impact

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC) in East Aurora, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting, empowering and elevating the impoverished rural population in southern Erie County and surrounding areas, received a SOPHi Award for Community Impact on Oct. 13 from the Population Health Collaborative. The awards ceremony was held at Buffalo RiverWorks.

The Spotlight on Population Health (SOPHi) event is an annual celebration of organizations across the eight counties of Western New York that focus on population health. Through the awards ceremony, Population Health Collaborative hopes to educate the local community about the great work being done around the region and possibly create new collaborations.

‘The Last Descent’ Screening to Include Discussion With Lead Actor

‘The Last Descent’ Screening to Include Discussion With Lead Actor

AMHERST, N.Y. – “The Last Descent,” starring Daemen College alumnus Chadwick Hopson, ’10, will be screened at a campus premiere scheduled for 5 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Research and Information Commons Room 120.

A question and answer session with Hopson will be held at 7 p.m. following the special film screening. Daniel Shanahan, assistant professor and coordinator of the entrepreneurism program, will serve as moderator.

The critically acclaimed “The Last Descent” is inspired by the 2009 rescue attempt of John Jones, a medical student who became trapped in Nutty Putty Cave in Utah. For his role, Hopson earned his first major award as best leading actor in a feature film at the 2017 Utah Film Awards.

Coping with Grief During the Holiday Season

Coping with Grief During the Holiday Season

We all cope with grief in different ways, but with the holiday season quickly approaching, it can set off emotions that can be extremely difficult to deal with alone.

“For many individuals, intense grieving is often centered around those times of year — birthdays, anniversaries, holidays — when we miss our loved ones even more,” said Monica Farrar, a licensed mental health counselor and private clinician in Williamsville. “When you lose someone close to you, it’s not uncommon to lose interest in celebrating holidays and special occasions because these events magnify your loss.

“While these times may be sad, it is OK to smile and have moments of peace and even laughter. It is OK to remember and honor your love and loss, accept the reality of the situation and allow yourself to feel all emotions, including both joy and sadness.”