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Live Hawks and Owls at Audubon's Talking Phone Book Snowflake Festival

Live Hawks and Owls at Audubon's Talking Phone Book Snowflake Festival

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – Paul Fehringer’s return guarantees that live hawks and owls will be a major attraction of this year’s Talking Phone Book Snowflake Festival! 

The naturalist and licensed wildlife rehabilitator will make two presentations at the Saturday, February 5, event at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary. At 11:30 am he will show and talk about general Birds of Prey. An Owl Ecology program will follow at 1 pm. There will be a meet-and-greet for about a half hour after each program where visitors can take pictures, ask questions, and get a close view of the beautiful birds.   

A variety of activities, both indoors and out, is planned for the 10 am to 4:30 pm winter celebration. 

Public Sleigh Rides Offered at the Chautauqua Institution

Public Sleigh Rides Offered at the  Chautauqua Institution

Here are two more pictures of Sunday’s Sleigh Rally at the Chautauqua Institution.

Members of the Stateline Draft Horse Club offer rides around the Institute every Saturday and Sunday in January and February from 1 to 3 p.m.  The ride is about 45 minutes long.  The price is $4 for adults and $2 for children.

Rides begin at the Bookstore, which is located in the center of the Institute. For more information, send an email.

Currier and Ives Sleigh Rally Comes to Chautauqua Institution

Currier and Ives Sleigh Rally Comes to Chautauqua Institution

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - The Nationwide Currier and Ives Sleigh Rally held its annual show at the Chautauqua Institution on Sunday.

The show was sponsored by the Lou Eibl Corral and the Cattaraugus-Chautauqua Chapter of the New York State Horse Council.

The day began at 11 a.m. with the 20 entries doing a pleasure drive, with drivers showing their horses walking, collected trotting and a working trotting.

Read the entire article in the Jamestown Post-Journal.

Flurrious! 2011

Flurrious! 2011

Enjoy some winter fun today (Jan. 16) at Delaware Park for the 1st annual Flurrious! winter event. Here is a link to the schedule:



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Friday Night Hockey - The Best Show in Town

Friday Night Hockey - The Best Show in Town

The Jamestown Jets have five home games remaining on their schedule before the playoffs, and it seems like the season has just flew by for the staff at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena.

"It feels like just last weekend was opening night," explains Matt Hanson, the events coordinator for the Jamestown Arena. "We have so much fun with the Jets' games that it barely feels like work when we are out there."

The Arena has done something special with Jets' home games this season, creating an amazing atmosphere for families to experience hockey. They prepare an entire lineup of on and off ice promotions for each game including a kissing spotlight, an on ice slap shots and the most popular with the younger crowd; the guest Zamboni riders of the night.

Talking Phone Book ‘Snowflake Festival’ at Audubon, Saturday, Feb. 5

Talking Phone Book ‘Snowflake Festival’ at Audubon, Saturday, Feb. 5

Jamestown, NY – Planning is underway for the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s annual Talking Phone Book Snowflake Festival on Saturday, February 5, 2011. 

“The weather looks to be cooperating for great outdoor events this year,” said Dee Marlinski, Audubon’s Special Events Manager. “Outside, festival-goers can snowshoe, cross-country ski, see Siberian Huskies perform kick sled demos, take sleigh rides, watch camping and cooking demonstrations, bring their own equipment for sledding, and learn about Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle.” 

Inside there will be exhibits, children’s crafts, bluebird houses to build, a Chinese auction, programs on owl ecology and birds of prey, face painting, and demonstrations of tapestry weaving and yarn spinning, weaving and dying. 

Legal Movies To Entertain Local Viewers

Legal Movies To Entertain Local Viewers

JAMESTOWN – The Robert H. Jackson Center will host a series of films about lawyers this winter starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, with a showing of “My Cousin Vinny.”

This 1992 movie stars Joe Pesci as a brash Brooklyn lawyer who recently passed the bar exam on his sixth try. He is now representing his cousin and a friend, who have been arrested for capital murder. Fred Gwynne plays Judge Chamberlain Haller, and Marisa Tomei won an Oscar for best supporting actress.

The comedy runs 119 minutes and is rated R.

The seven titles to be shown at the Jackson Center were chosen from a list of the top 25 legal movies put together by the American Bar Association.

“In each one, the action, issues and characters are explored in the context of a legal trial,” said Gregory L. Peterson, president and former chairman of the board for the Robert H. Jackson Center.