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Audubon’s Secret Gardens Tour Tickets on Sale

Audubon’s Secret Gardens Tour Tickets on Sale

Jamestown, NY – Tickets are now on sale for the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s Secret Gardens Tour on Saturday, June 18.

The five hidden gardens on the tour are located in Jamestown, Sinclairville, Kennedy and Frewsburg, New York. Rain or shine, hours are 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Distinguishing this year’s tour is the size of the gardens. As tour chair Merle Szydlo says, “Some of them are HUGE!” Szydlo noted that all gardens are handicapped accessible in that there are no barriers or steps, but all are large and may have uphill grades that would present a challenge to a wheelchair.

This eighth Audubon garden tour will be the first to have a printed program, thanks to sponsorship by The Dinner Bell Restaurant, Bob Evans, Tim Hortons, The Pad, and the shops at The Emporium: The Creative Mind, Faded Elegance, Filomena’s Bakery & Café, Flea Market, Glarner Group Productions, and Kit N’ Kaboodle.

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Barbecue Season is Upon Us! Remember to Play it Safe at the Grill

Lifesaving Tips from the Firemen’s Association of the State of NY…

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, many people will be hosting backyard barbecues. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is reminding residents to follow important fire safety tips so that they can enjoy a safe summer season. 

“The outdoor cookout season will soon be in full swing.  Unfortunately, a barbecue grill could start a fire if certain safety rules are ignored,” said Firemen’s Association of the State of New York President David Jacobowitz.  “It’s important to position the grill far away from siding, deck railings, trees and other flammables. When gatherings involve children, it’s critical that a child-free zone of at least three feet is established around the grill.”

Audubon Event Can Help Beautify Your Garden

Audubon Event Can Help Beautify Your Garden

Jamestown, NY – Want to make your garden even more beautiful? Come to the Audubon Center and Sanctuary on Saturday, May 21, for some plant exchanging and purchasing!

From 11 am to 3 pm at Audubon’s Plant Sale and Exchange, you can bring a plant and take a plant.  Or you can bring money and buy a plant if you don’t have the time to dig things up.

Bring in your extras, your volunteers, and seedlings or plants you don’t have room for. Everything you bring must be in a pot (no plastic bags, please). Labels must be present and include the name of the plant, color (if known), and sun/shade preference. More information is up to you, and very helpful. Audubon reserves the right to refuse plants, especially invasive species.

Hands-On Gardening Classes

Hands-On Gardening Classes

Two hands-on gardening classes with instructor Adrienne Ploss of Garden Works will meet in May at Chautauqua Lake Central School. Discount prices are offered for those who register for both classes. Children ages 8 and up are welcome to register and attend with a parent, grandparent or guardian.

Veggies in a Bucket meets the evening of Wed. May 4. Harvest fresh vegetables, such as spinach and tomatoes, by growing them in a bucket. Bring one clean five gallon bucket with a handle. Potting soil, a choice of three potted vegetables, and cucumber seeds will be provided.

Audubon Birdseed Sale Time!

It’s not easy for wild birds to find food this time of year. Putting out a feeder and keeping it filled brightens their lives as well as their feeder’s: watching these beautiful creatures from the comfort of our homes can bring optimism to our days and introduce young people to the natural world.

Friday, January 14, 2011 is the last day to place an order for bird seed from the Audubon Center and Sanctuary.  

There are a variety of seed choices, with the most popular being Audubon’s exclusively formulated Conewango Blend.  Specialty seeds, “cakes,” and peanut butter bells are also available.  All the choices are on the order form that can be obtained by calling the Audubon Center (716-569-2345) or clicking on the order form on the home page of Audubon’s web site at jamestownaudubon.org. 

As Winter Storm Season Approaches, Be Ready for Emergency Situations

As Winter Storm Season Approaches, Be Ready for  Emergency Situations


Safety is Top Priority in All Emergencies; National Grid Follows Well-Tested Plans for Restoration

  

National Grid crews prepare for winter storms all year round by taking part in drills and familiarizing themselves with time-tested emergency restoration plans. As the season approaches, the company urges its customers to also prepare for possible storms and power outages,  as well as learning important safety tips in case of an unexpected event.

As Winter Storm Season Approaches, Be Ready for Emergency Situations

As Winter Storm Season Approaches, Be Ready for  Emergency Situations


Safety is Top Priority in All Emergencies; National Grid Follows Well-Tested Plans for Restoration

  

National Grid crews prepare for winter storms all year round by taking part in drills and familiarizing themselves with time-tested emergency restoration plans. As the season approaches, the company urges its customers to also prepare for possible storms and power outages,  as well as learning important safety tips in case of an unexpected event.