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Seneca Casinos Unveils Spring 2014 Issue of Seneca Today Magazine

Seneca Casinos Unveils Spring 2014 Issue of Seneca Today Magazine

Seneca Casinos recently unveiled the Spring 2014 issue of Seneca Today, a magazine dedicated to spreading the word about all that is exciting, new and interesting about the three Seneca Casino locations, as well as news on the Seneca Nation of Indians and tourism locations in Western New York. Issues are primarily distributed throughout Seneca Casinos’ 1,000 hotel rooms in its two resort properties, as well as select locations across Western New York and Southern Ontario.

ConAgra Closing Chautauqua County Plants


FREDONIA, NY - Hundreds of people at two plants in the Southern Tier were told Wednesday that they would soon be out of a job. The factories are both owned by the food company: ConAgra.

425 jobs will be cut at Carriage House plants in Fredonia and Dunkirk. This includes management and union employees -- many of whom have worked here most of their lives. The layoffs will happen in phases, beginning in September and ending in February 2015. Eventually ConAgra wants to sell their facilities.

"I will be looking into moving out of here, I lived here my whole life, so this affects me because I've known everybody, it's going to be a life changer," said Andrew Diaz, a fork lift driver with the company, who's worked in Fredonia for three years.

Carriage House makes products that are sold in grocery stores -- from jellies and jam to peanut butter and bottled juices. But, demand has been decreasing.

“Revisiting Peru: One Generation of Changes” at Audubon

“Revisiting Peru: One Generation of Changes” at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – For good or ill, a country can be transformed in a remarkably short time.

On April 4 at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s First Friday, Deb Lanni will discuss “Revisiting Peru: One Generation of Changes.”

Beginning at 11 a.m., Lanni will look at how global economics, ecotourism and resource extraction have changed Peru for better and for worse over a period of less than one generation.

Ms. Lanni will discuss how world demand for inexpensive fruit has led to deforestation of riparian land, how ecotourism has enabled some protection of endangered ecosystems, and how the global demand for gold has put these same critical ecosystems in jeopardy. 

The talk will be illustrated with photographs and video, including footage of four species of macaws using clay licks along the Tambopata River.

It’s Trail Guide Training Time at Audubon

It’s Trail Guide Training Time at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – If you ask any of the Education Staff at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary to name some of their personal heroes, certainly Audubon trail guides will be on their lists.

“These folks are so generous in sharing their time and themselves for the important work of connecting children to nature,” says Audubon 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!”

Audubon’s Education Staff invites you to be one of these vitally needed trail guides who assist with Discovery Walks during this busy season. While you take a walk in the woods, notice the flowers, watch a frog by the pond, and listen to the birds, you will be offering a wonderful service and earning the staff’s great appreciation.

Jamestown Celebrates SWAN Day

Jamestown Celebrates SWAN Day

Jamestown, NY – On Saturday, March 29, Jamestown, New York, will be join the international celebration of SWAN Day.

Standing for Support Women Artists Now, SWAN Day is an annual event held on the last Saturday in March, Women’s History Month. First celebrated in 2008, it is an international holiday designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity.  

Events in Jamestown will be an Art Market, a workshop featuring two British artists, and the last chance to visit the Women Create art exhibit. 

The Art Market will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center, 115 East Third Street in downtown Jamestown. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase items made by women artists and crafters working with a variety of mediums. There will be the opportunity to meet the artists, view local handcrafted work, and discover new art for your home.

Three Additional Acts Added to May Entertainment Lineup at Seneca Casinos

Three Additional Acts Added to May Entertainment Lineup at Seneca Casinos

Seneca Casinos announces even more superstar performances this May on top of an already impressive lineup. Joining the schedule is Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band at Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca as well as Spirit of the West and a double-billing of Glass Tiger & Platinum Blonde at the Bear’s Den Showroom in Niagara Falls.

Man Rips Faucet From Sink at Lake Shore Hospital


HANOVER, N.Y.- A man was arrested by Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies Sunday night after he allegedly ripped a faucet from a sink at Lake Shore Hospital.

Sheriff's deputies were called to the hospital just after 8:30 p.m. Sunday night after a report of a disorderly subject in the emergency room.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, David Blodgett became disorderly and ripped a faucet from a sink in one of the patient rooms in the ER.

Blodgett was charged with criminal mischief and is scheduled to appear in court the town of Hanover at a later date.