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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.     

Bill Smith to Present at Audubon Photo Club

Bill Smith to Present at Audubon Photo Club

Bill Smith is a veteran photographer with decades of experience selling his striking images throughout the northeastern United States. 

At the Jamestown Audubon Photography Club meeting on Thursday, January 13, Smith will give a presentation on the image workflow he uses: a two-minute drug store print workflow and a longer one for a prized print you want to doll-up. The former features global effects only, while the prized print workflow adds additional steps using whole image and local image modification.

The program will be 7-9 pm at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary at 1600 Riverside Road, off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.

Smith will explain the “why” behind each step as well as the order of the steps.  He will hand out examples of each workflow, an illustrated guide and a tips sheet.   

Jan 1st, 1863 Pres. Lincoln issued the final Emancipation Proclamation but Slavery did not end.

Jan 1st, 1863 Pres. Lincoln issued the final Emancipation Proclamation but Slavery did not end.

Some of the headlines in the days following Jan 1st, 1863 would read. “President announces Emancipation Proclamation” President Lincoln was having practical political concerns about not just ending America’s Civil War and to prevent other nations from formal recognition of the Confederate States of America. Mr. Lincoln and his concern for that “particular institution” was not a true form of emancipation nor abolition. Rather his need was to save this nation. As he wrote Horace Greeley, Mr., Lincoln stated that if saving the nation meant freeing all the slaves, he would do so. If it meant free some of them, he would do so but if it meant keeping them in bondage, he would do that also.

Having read and studied this war for years. What you have learned in school is NOT always what really happened.

Jamestown Audubon Supports NYS Waterfowl Count

Jamestown Audubon Supports NYS Waterfowl Count

Each January, members of the New York State Ornithological Association visit lakes, rivers and shorelines to count waterfowl: ducks, geese, swans, loons, grebes, etc. 

This year’s count is scheduled for Sunday, January 16, 2011.

Except for a brief hiatus in 1968-1972, the NYS Ornithological Association has conducted this survey every year since 1955.  Results are usually published late in the year in its quarterly journal The Kingbird.

In most years, more than a quarter of a million birds are tallied.  In addition to being an enjoyable outing, the Department of Environmental Conservation has acknowledged this to be a useful survey for long-term monitoring of waterfowl populations wintering in New York. 

Trout Unlimited Youth Camp to be Topic at Audubon

Trout Unlimited Youth Camp to be Topic at Audubon

At the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s First Friday Lunch Bunch on January 7, 14 year old Taylor West will share his experience as a participant in last summer’s Trout Waters Youth Camp at Land of the Vikings near Hale Eddy, New York.

A program of the New York State Council of Trout Unlimited, the camp is an intense week of fly-fishing and conservation. To be accepted as one of the 12 participants, Taylor, a freshman at Southwestern Central School in Lakewood, had to write an essay about why he wanted to learn to fly fish and get a letter of recommendation from his school guidance counselor. Students were instructed in fly casting and tying, equipment care, reading water, etiquette and safety, as well as where trout live and why.