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Ironmen Visit Bemus Point Elementary

Ironmen Visit Bemus Point Elementary

The Jamestown Ironmen visited Bemus Point Elementary School all day Wednesday, December 14th. The players read to the students of eight different classrooms with their mascot, Dynamo, entertaining other students in the building. After the books were read, the Ironmen took a detour to the gymnasium of the school where they played floor hockey with the young students. The team and Dynamo demonstrated skills like stopping shots, shooting and passing. The children were able to play alongside the hockey players and have fun with Dynamo with dancing, high fives, and hugs. Autographs were signed by both players and Dynamo throughout the day.

“A lot of our guys read on the bus rides,” says goal tender Joe Ballmer, “the drives are really long and it takes our minds off being stuck in a bus for the long hours.”

Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course Named One of Golfweek's "Best Casino Courses"

Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course Named One of Golfweek's "Best Casino Courses"

In only its second season in existence, Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course has received another impressive honor: Golfweek magazine named it one of the “Best Casino Courses” in the U.S.  The news is featured in the magazine’s just-released January 2012 issue.

Seneca Hickory Stick is one of the newest courses listed among Golfweek’s top 50 casino courses and is one of four recognized from New York State.  The $25 million course, designed by world-renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones II and owned by Seneca Gaming Corporation, celebrated its first full season of golf this past year after initially opening on July 2, 2010.  Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course is located in Lewiston, NY, just minutes away from Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.

Ironmen Cap an Exciting Weekend with a 5-4 Shootout Victory

Ironmen Cap an Exciting Weekend with a 5-4 Shootout Victory

(Jamestown, NY) - Joey Ballmer had a memorable night for the Jamestown Ironmen on Saturday. He stopped 41 shots and stopped all four shootout attempts to help the Ironmen to a 5-4 shootout victory over the Michigan Warriors. It was the second time the Ironmen have swept the Warriors on home ice as they added dominating 8-2 victory on Friday.

See the Pacific Northwest at Audubon

See the Pacific Northwest at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – The Pacific Northwest in all its glory will be the subject at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary’s next First Friday Lunch Bunch.

On December 2, photographer Michael Weishan will present a “Photographic Tour of the Northwest.”

This past summer Weishan traveled the mountains and the coastline of the Pacific Northwest.  He will share his photos and experiences at Mount Ranier National Park, the variety of vegetation and physical features found at the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, and the features of the northern coastline of Oregon. 

An award-winning photographer, Weishan specializes in nature, fine art and location/lifestyle portrait photography. His work has been exhibited frequently and published in calendars, brochures, tourist guides and on corporate websites. He strives to create an awareness and appreciation of the beauty in nature and especially enjoys photographing the diversity of nature in and around Western New York.

Audubon Offering Two Journal Making Classes

Audubon Offering Two Journal Making Classes

Jamestown, NY – The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is offering two workshops where you can create a unique gift, for yourself or for someone special on your holiday list!

On Friday, November 25, artist Debra Eck is offering a morning class in making a recycled paperbound journal and an afternoon class in making a recycled fabric-covered journal.  

Eck is a British artist who lives and works in Western New York. She teaches at Jamestown Community College and Infinity Visual and Performing Arts and serves as a mentor to participants in the Cattaraugus County Arts Council SAVI (Seneca Arts Virtual Incubator) program.  Ms. Eck exhibits throughout the region and internationally with her own collage, installation, and book arts. In addition to art degrees from JCC and SUNY Buffalo, she has an MA in Visual Culture from Northumbria University in Newcastle, United Kingdom.

‘Workflow’ is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting

‘Workflow’ is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting

Jamestown, NY – A former Club president will be the main speaker at the November Audubon Photography Club meeting.

This Thursday, November 10, Dave Hecei will talk on “Workflow for the Digital Photographer.” Beginning with getting your images off the camera card and making backups so you don't ever lose them, he will continue with some basic processing to quickly improve a lot of images in the shortest amount of time.

“Square crop,” where the final image is shown as a square, is the subject for the image critique that begins at 6:30 at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary at 1600 Riverside Road, off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. This crop format presents the subject differently from a rectangular crop where the long dimension usually is how an image is “read.” 

The camera lesson that opens the 7-9 pm program will be on “Dodging and Burning,” a method to lighten and darken local areas of your image to bring more interest to the subject. 

Ironmen Host K-Wings this Weekend

Ironmen Host K-Wings this Weekend

The Jamestown Ironmen (6-11-0) will host the Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings (10-4-0) for a three-game set at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena this weekend.

Friday night's game is scheduled for 7:05 PM and the Ironmen invite all their fans to wear their Halloween costumes to the game. There will be prizes for the best costumes in attendance.

Saturday night's game will also begin at 7:05 PM and will represent the beginning of "Pink the Rink" as the Ironmen sport their new, limited edition pink jerseys. An auction will begin on Saturday night and run through February 3rd when the Ironmen will wear their pink jerseys for a second game and the bidding for auction items will come to a close. Items for auction include autographed Ironmen player and coach jerseys, other pink materials as well as jerseys autographed by current Buffalo Sabres players who played in the NAHL. That list includes Ryan Miller, Thomas Vanek, Nathan Gerbe and more!