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M&T Free Farmstead Thursdays Coming to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

M&T Free Farmstead Thursdays Coming to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, is honored to announce Free Farmstead Thursdays made possible through funding by M&T Bank. Free Farmstead Thursdays will begin in May of 2017. 

Admission is free for all to enjoy and offers visitors access to:
• Family-friendly educational programming
• Demonstrations by costumed historic interpreters
• Guided tours of the historic village and farmstead 
• 20,000 square feet of curated exhibit space

M&T Bank’s financial support of Free Farmstead Thursdays has made this initiative the first of its kind at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village. It will ensure that quality, immersive history is accessible to visitors of all ages.   

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Some Audubon Summer Day Camps Already Full

Some Audubon Summer Day Camps Already Full

Jamestown, NY – Maybe it’s because registration is simpler.

Maybe it’s because you have to register early to be able to buy a t-shirt.

Or maybe it’s because they’re just so much fun that some Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) Day Camps for next summer are already full.

Forest Adventures, Furballs, Art of Nature, Wanderers, Wild Things, Teen Treks and Tween Treks are a few of the opportunities still open for preschoolers through 12th graders.

Audubon camps have one basic rule: Respect. Respect nature. Respect yourself. Respect others and their things. ACNC believes that all children benefit from having great experiences outdoors, learning more about the natural world and more about themselves.

Daemen Establishes Historic Partnership With The Park School

Daemen Establishes Historic Partnership With The Park School

Daemen College has established an historic new partnership with The Park School of Buffalo designed to develop collaborative initiatives that will enhance academic, athletic, and community outreach programs at both institutions. This is the first agreement of its kind established between Daemen and a private school in the Buffalo Niagara region in recent history.

A memorandum of understanding for the collaborative agreement was formally signed Feb. 8 by Daemen President Gary A. Olson, Head of School Christopher J. Lauricella of The Park School, and Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college.

Reservation Deadline for Leatherworking Workshop at Audubon

Reservation Deadline for Leatherworking Workshop at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – Learning a skill from an instructor is often much more rewarding than trying to teach yourself.

On Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to noon, the Audubon Community Nature Center is presenting the workshop “Leatherworking – An Introduction,” when you can learn to shape, stamp, and finish leather items.

Instructor Chuck Dole has decades of experience working with leather. He creates works of art with practical purpose.

All natural, leather is a versatile and sustainable material that can be used for numerous projects.

In this workshop Dole will teach you how to master the basic leatherworking skills to get you started in this craft. Then you will take home the tools to help you continue your work.

The materials fee includes a kit that contains stamps, leather finish, leather cut-outs, a hammer, and other materials.

Tuition is $32 per person with a $30 fee for materials. Members receive 25% discount on tuition at checkout.

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Daemen Athletic Training Program Granted Continued Accreditation

Daemen Athletic Training Program Granted Continued Accreditation

Daemen College’s Professional Master’s Athletic Training Program, one of only two accredited programs in New York State, has received continuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The 10-year accreditation is the maximum term available to institutions.

Established in 2008, Daemen’s athletic training program previously received an initial five-year accreditation, which is also the maximum granted for a first-time accredited program.

“Receiving this national accreditation is a testament to our program’s level of excellence and our commitment to the high standards that CAATE represents,” said Dr. Michael Brogan, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “Our committed faculty provide students an exceptional education and advanced professional preparation that is essential to pursuing a career in the athletic training field.”

United Arts Appeal Fund Drive Publicizes Local Businesses

United Arts Appeal Fund Drive Publicizes Local Businesses

Jamestown, NY – February marks the kick-off of the 2017 fund drive for the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA).

At their meeting this month, board members sent letters primarily to businesses, asking for support for the hundreds of concerts, performances, classes, and exhibits their organizations present that are enjoyed by thousands of people each year.

“The contributions we receive from local businesses are so important,” said UAA president Shane Hawkins, “and in return we give them a lot of recognition.”

Both individual and business donors to the United Arts Appeal receive a range of benefits for their generosity. Regardless of the amount of their contribution, they are listed on the UAA’s website and in the printed programs of the United Arts Appeal member organizations, giving them exposure to thousands of audience members.

Audubon Offering Snow Camp for Kids 4-14 on Presidents’ Day

Audubon Offering Snow Camp for Kids 4-14 on Presidents’ Day

Jamestown, NY – It’s Day Camp in the winter, and a great way to celebrate Presidents’ Day.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, February 20, kids ages four to 14 can experience the fun of the Audubon Community Nature Center’s summer Day Camp with a winter twist.

Time will be spent outside, with camp games and songs inside.

Campers are asked to dress for the weather and pack a complete change of clothes, winter gear, a snack, and a lunch.

Cost for the day is $30 or $25 for members. Siblings receive a $5 discount.

Enrollment is limited. Paid reservations are required by Thursday, February 16. To register, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or click through Plan Your Visit/Attend a Program at auduboncnc.org.

Audubon education programs are funded with support from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, Holmberg Foundation, Hultquist Foundation, and Lenna Foundation.