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Build a Bird Feeder at the Nature Center on Father’s Day

Build a Bird Feeder at the Nature Center on Father’s Day

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Nature Center is offering a very special activity on Father’s Day this year.

On Sunday, June 19, there will be two afternoon times when you can learn about birds that visit feeders, different types of feeders, and spend time with family while you build a wooden birdfeeder. The one and a half hour sessions will be at 1:30 and 3 p.m.

The program is open to all, but this is a great opportunity for dads and granddads to spend time with their family.

Feeding and watching birds can be an enjoyable activity that different generations can do together. The session will open inside for a short, family-friendly program about birds, specifically the species that visit birdfeeders. Then the group will head out to the maintenance shop to put together a small wooden birdfeeder.

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40th Annual Summer Festival to Feature Demonstrations by Roycroft Artisans

40th Annual Summer Festival to Feature Demonstrations by Roycroft Artisans

Approximately 80 juried artists and demonstrations by Roycroft Artisans and Master Artisans will highlight the 40th annual Roycroft Summer Festival presented by the Roycrofters-At-Large Association. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 25-26 on the grounds of Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora. 

Another highlight of the Summer Festival, the Roycroft Goodie Box will be raffled off on Sunday. Tickets for this unique wood bowl with copper top, handcrafted by Roycroft Artisans Brian Newton and David Tundo, will be available for purchase during the Summer Festival. The box, filled with handcrafted items generously donated by Roycroft Artisans, is valued at nearly $6,000.

The free demonstration schedule will feature the following presentations: 

Catholic Charities 2016 Appeal Goal is Within Reach at $10.5 Million

Catholic Charities 2016 Appeal Goal is Within Reach at $10.5 Million

With about four weeks remaining before the close of the 2016 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, the annual campaign has raised $10,550,794.76 in cash and pledges, representing almost 96 percent of its $11 million goal. Appeal leaders are asking the community for their help in raising the remaining $449,205.24 still needed to reach the final goal by June 30.
       
The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, expressed his gratitude on behalf of the Appeal leadership team for all of the support the Western New York community has shown so far. He also stressed the urgency of contributing now to those who have not yet donated, or are in a position to consider an additional gift, to help ensure a successful conclusion.

Audubon Photo Contest Deadline is June 30

Audubon Photo Contest Deadline is June 30

Jamestown, NY – The Jamestown Audubon Nature Center’s 2016 Nature Photography Contest is drawing to a close.

However, as Program Director Jennifer Schlick pointed out, “Whether you choose photographs from your collection or decide to shoot new ones, there is still time to submit entries by the June 30 deadline.” 

Schlick said that the Nature Photography Contest, now in its eighth year, helps fulfill Audubon’s mission of connecting people with nature, since a beautiful nature photograph truly inspires appreciation for the natural world.

Photographers with any level of experience are encouraged to submit their favorite images. Entry is simple, as all submissions are made online. Deadline for entry is Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Prizes for the contest are awarded in two divisions with four categories each, for a total of eight winners.

The Youth Division is for ages 8-18 or still in high school; Adult is 18 and over or post-high school.

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Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery Lists Upcoming Creative Events

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery Lists Upcoming Creative Events

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery in West Seneca will host the opening reception of its members’ exhibit, “Reflections,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 10. Guests are invited to stop by and meet the participating artists and enjoy the music of Dana Eric Misenheimer. The event is free and open to the public.

A Lighthouse Keeper Dinner Basket class with Maureen Quale will be offered from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 and 14, with participants creating a lovely dinner basket. The techniques learned in the creation of the basket are a woven base with wooden handle, triple twining, stop start weaving, applying a rim and double lashing. The handle is a wooden swing handle style. A variety of colors will also be available to customize your basket. The cost for this two-night class is $60.

Audubon Nature Center Lunch Bunch at Fredonia Grange

Audubon Nature Center Lunch Bunch at Fredonia Grange

Jamestown, NY – Thanks to the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF), the Audubon Nature Center is offering another free program that is sure to be as popular as the previous ones have been.

At the Nature Center Lunch Bunch on Friday, June 10, 2016, hydrogologist and photographer Kim Sherwood will share his fascination with birds: their beauty, their behavior and their habitat.

The 11 a.m. event at the Fredonia Grange #1 is the third of six free programs to be presented in the northern part of Chautauqua County to introduce residents to the types of programs offered at the Nature Center. Modeled after the monthly First Friday Lunch Bunch in Jamestown, it will be followed by a BYO brown bag lunch and conversation. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Sherwood is calling his presentation “From Analysis Paralysis to Creative License: How I Wandered Into Bird Photography.”

Dunkin’ Donuts Adds Iconic WNY Flavor to Customer Experience

Dunkin’ Donuts Adds Iconic WNY Flavor to Customer Experience

BUFFALO, NY Dunkin’ Donuts is launching the unofficial start of summer with the new Loganberry Coolatta. The hometown flavor will be served exclusively in Buffalo Dunkin’ Donuts locations beginning today, May 30.

The new menu item will treat taste buds to a frozen version of the unique Buffalo staple. The tangy, fresh-tasting flavor of the loganberry, a real berry that is a cross between a ripe and tasty blackberry and a red raspberry, is combined with Dunkin’s signature Coolatta, creating an icy drink perfect for Buffalo summers.