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Rural Outreach Center Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

Rural Outreach Center Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

The Rural Outreach Center (ROC), located at 730 Olean Road in East Aurora, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting, empowering and elevating the impoverished rural population in southern Erie County and surrounding areas, has made several new appointments to its board of directors.

Audubon and Watershed Conservancy Announce Collaboration

Audubon and Watershed Conservancy Announce Collaboration

Jamestown, NY – The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is pleased to announce the expansion of its sanctuaries to include the Bentley Sanctuary, a unique wildlife preserve off of Fluvanna Avenue Extension near Fluvanna that is known for its ephemeral spring wildflowers and winding trails.

The Sanctuary was the first property acquired by Jamestown Audubon Society when 40 acres were donated by Gustavus Bentley in December, 1960. It was a favorite birding site for the famous naturalist and Jamestown native Roger Tory Peterson.  In 1933 Peterson mapped 50 species of nesting birds on the property.  Bentley also surveyed the site between 1960 and 1965 and published a booklet listing the plant species he found.  Audubon Community Nature Center has continued to hold annual Mother’s Day Wildflower Walks at Bentley, but for many years it has been underutilized beyond this one event. 

Audubon Community Nature Center Recognizes Thousands of Volunteer Hours

Audubon Community Nature Center Recognizes Thousands of Volunteer Hours

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Community Nature Center began its 60th anniversary year with the celebration of its Volunteer Appreciation Night and Annual Dinner and the announcement of its new name. 

The event began with a social time followed by a dinner featuring locally produced food prepared by Miley’s Old Inn of Jamestown.

In calling to order the annual meeting, Board Chair John Beard acknowledged Bob Crowley of the Community Foundation of Warren County and Randy Sweeney of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for helping to make the evening possible.

  President Ruth Lundin installed all the board members for 2016-2017. New board member Wendy Bale, an artist and photographer who works at Blair and lives in Kiantone, joined returning members John Beard, Pierre Chagnon, Bob Klebacha, Penny Lester, Pete Lombardi, Steve Maggio, Jim Murphy, Ellen Paquette, Bob Sokolski, Rose Stark, Nate Welker, and Carolyn Yurick.

New Release From No Frills Buffalo Follows Author’s Rocky Road to Redemption

New Release From No Frills Buffalo Follows Author’s Rocky Road to Redemption

“The Lost Son: A Rock 'n' Roll Road to Redemption” by Peter McNeela, M.D., M.P.H., is the latest release from No Frills Buffalo publishing company.

Moslow Brothers Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Introduction of Buffalo-themed and Custom Products

Moslow Brothers Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Introduction of Buffalo-themed and Custom Products

Moslow Brothers, manufacturers of quality custom-crafted products for the award, recognition, engraving and gift industries, will celebrate 100 years of doing business in Buffalo in 2017. To celebrate their century long achievement, they are introducing a new line of Buffalo-themed items to their product list!

Located at 375 Norfolk Ave. in Buffalo, M.A. Moslow & Bro. Inc. was founded in Buffalo in 1917 by Martin Anthony Moslow, great-grandfather of current owner David Moslow. The business got its start manufacturing wood products for the U.S. Army during World War I. In 1930, David’s grandfather, Joseph Moslow, took over the company and began manufacturing wood furniture frames for another Buffalo-based business, the Kittinger Furniture Company. David’s father, Neal, guided the company into the awards and recognition industry in 1960.

Audubon Nature Center Awards Scholarship to Taylor West

Audubon Nature Center Awards Scholarship to Taylor West

Jamestown, NY – Every spring since 2003 the Audubon Nature Center Education Staff has raised scholarship funds through their Fledgling Birdathon. Participants look for as many species as possible over a 24-hour period, and generous supporters pledge an amount, either per species or in total. The end result is a $500 scholarship. 

The 2016 Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Taylor West of Lakewood, New York.

The Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship is named the in memory of one of its early recipients, a volunteer, intern, and nature-lover who donated countless hours of time and expertise to the Audubon Nature Center. A resident of Russell, Pennsylvania, Exline died in 2008 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Scholarship applicants must be local residents pursuing a degree in the natural sciences. Recipients must be passionate about the natural world.

Infinity Seeks Volunteers & Sound Engineers for 13th Annual Local Music Showcase

Infinity Seeks Volunteers & Sound Engineers for 13th Annual Local Music Showcase

Infinity Seeks Volunteers & Sound Engineers for 13th Annual Local Music Showcase

Jamestown, N.Y. -----  Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. is calling all volunteers and Sound Engineers to assist in the 13th Annual Local Music Showcase.

Local Music Showcase is an annual event hosted to raise much needed funding for music and arts instruction at the Infinity Center. The fundraiser, which is held throughout Downtown Jamestown, will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Over 50 local bands and musicians donate their time each year to help Infinity and 13 local venues will donate their space for the cause!

To apply for a volunteer position please visit http://infinityperformingarts.org/about/donate/local-music-showcase