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Discounted Secret Gardens Tour Tickets on Sale Memorial Day Weekend

Discounted Secret Gardens Tour Tickets on Sale Memorial Day Weekend

Jamestown, NY – A highlight of your summer can be Audubon Community Nature Center’s Secret Gardens Tour. And you can save 20% by purchasing a presale ticket.

The 12th presentation of this welcome summertime treat will be from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 1.

The six gardens for 2017 are in Lakewood, Sinclairville, and Jamestown, New York, and showcase both new locations and oft-requested repeats. A novelty for this year is a featured vegetable garden.

Whether you garden in feet or acres, you will take home ideas for your very own patch.

Hours for this self-guided tour have been extended, as several of the plots are huge. Plan to wear comfortable walking shoes and be inspired by beautiful and unique gardens.

Presale tickets for $12 go on sale starting Memorial Day weekend at these locations:

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You Can Harvest Spring Crops at Audubon Workshop, Sunday Afternoon, June 11

You Can Harvest Spring Crops at Audubon Workshop, Sunday Afternoon, June 11

Jamestown, NY – “Early Spring Harvests and More Planting” is the theme of the second in a series of workshops on organic gardening presented by Audubon Community Nature Center.

You are invited to a hands-on, taste-buds-on workshop at the home of organic gardeners Scott and Pam Stoleson in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania. At the 1-3 p.m. event on Sunday afternoon, June 11, you can sample various greens and berries and help plant major crops.

The first crops of the year should harvestable by this date. Sure, there’s lettuce, but have you ever tried Minutina? Or Mizuna? Sorrel? Wrinkled Crinkled Cress? Or Osaka Purple mustard?

Everyone knows strawberries, but how about Honeyberries? Weather and groundhogs willing, you’ll sample these and other early harvests. This is also the time to plant heat-loving, frost-sensitive crops such as tomatoes, tomatillos, eggplants, and melons. You’ll learn how to use plastic mulch to help keep these tender veggies’ roots warm.

Audubon’s June 2 First Friday: “Furbearers in Western New York”

Audubon’s June 2 First Friday: “Furbearers in Western New York”

Jamestown, NY – You can learn about some interesting mammals in our area at the Audubon Community Nature Center’s next First Friday Lunch Bunch.

At 11 a.m. on Friday, June 2, Jennifer Kurilovitch, a wildlife biologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will present “Furbearers in Western New York.”

Kurilovitch’s program will include discussion of recent research and populations status of River Otters and Fishers in New York State’s Region 9, records of furbearer observations, and guidance for coexisting with furbearers. Region 9 includes Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, and Wyoming Counties.

You could learn some unexpected things about these appealing creatures: like that Fishers – sometimes called Fisher Cats – seldom, if ever, hunt for fish.

A BYO brown bag lunch and conversation follows the program, with coffee and tea provided.

Secure IT : Financial Safety Tips

Secure IT : Financial Safety Tips


Introduction
Online banking continues to present challenges to your financial security and personal privacy. Millions of people have had their checking accounts compromised, mainly as a result of online banking. If you are going to use online banking to conduct financial transactions, you should make yourself aware of the risks and take precautions to minimize them. The following practices, which are discussed further in this paper, can help you avoid common security problems associated with online banking:

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Beckett Card Grading Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Beckett Card Grading Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host Charles Stabile, Northeast Regional Sales Manager from Beckett Grading Services, for a card and memorabilia grading event from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, June 9, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 10, in the store, located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Beckett Grading Services provides collectors with the most thorough, consistent and accurate grading efforts available in the industry. Your BGS-graded cards will be returned in a unique, protective cardholder. Beckett uses an easy-to-understand one- to 10-point grading scale to rate sports cards, which are graded on four key categories: Centering, corners, edges and surface. Grades from each of these key categories will be considered in determining your card's final overall grade. Beckett also grades non-sports cards, magazines, pocket schedules and gaming cards. The cost is $15 per item, with 10-day service.

United Arts Appeal Announces 2017 Grant Winners

United Arts Appeal Announces 2017 Grant Winners

Jamestown, NY – The United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) is awarding grants to artistic projects of five Chautauqua County non-profit organizations and two local artists.

“It’s hard to imagine Chautauqua County without all of the wonderful cultural opportunities and talented artists that reside here,” UAA President Shane Hawkins said, in announcing the recipients of the 2017 Projects Pool Grants Program. “The United Arts Appeal is happy to be able to support local artists and arts programming through our Projects Pool grants.”

Annual Roycroft Summer Festival to Feature Juried Artisans, Music and Demonstrations

Annual Roycroft Summer Festival to Feature Juried Artisans, Music and Demonstrations

Art and music will dazzle the senses at the 41st annual Roycroft Summer Festival taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24 and 25 on the grounds of Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora.

The show will feature dozens of juried artisans, including three newly accepted Roycroft Artisans — Leslie Green Guilbault, ceramics; Patricia McDermott, beadwork; and Kathy Cairns-Hendershott, fiber arts. Providing musical entertainment will be Creek Bend on Saturday and the Old Hippies on Sunday.

Roycroft Artisans and Master Artisans will offer free demonstrations of their crafts on both Saturday and Sunday. The demonstration schedule includes the following: