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Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Set to Welcome Snowmobilers

Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Set to Welcome Snowmobilers

Seneca Gaming sponsorship provides $66,850 to develop, maintain new trail

SALAMANCA, N.Y. – Snowmobile enthusiasts in the Southern Tier will have a new destination to head for this season – Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel.

Officials from Seneca Gaming Corporation and the Seneca Nation of Indians announced this morning that the company is providing a $66,850 sponsorship to Snow Bounders, Inc., a local snowmobile association, for the construction and maintenance of a new snowmobile trail that will connect the casino to existing trails in nearby Allegany State Park. Under the sponsorship agreement, Snow Bounders will use the funds to develop and maintain the new trail.

Learn Basket Weaving at Audubon

Learn Basket Weaving at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – Great satisfaction comes from making something with one’s hands.

On Saturday, November 5, you can experience this satisfaction when the Audubon Center and Sanctuary offers a workshop in Basket Weaving.

From 9 am to noon, basket maker Laurie Ennis will direct participants in creating a small square market basket. All supplies will be provided.

Baskets take us back to the times and traditions when we handmade objects out of necessity.  Baskets were used to gather eggs and the harvest, store potatoes, or shop at the farmer’s market.

Today, basket weaving is a creative and fun craft that produces baskets that are both practical and charming, involving various levels of skill and techniques.

This class will give participants the opportunity to learn a new skill, while creating a unique and practical object for their home. Class members will make a small market basket using reed and a wooden handle. 

Experience Audubon’s 'Foliage and Full Moon Paddle'

Experience Audubon’s 'Foliage and Full Moon Paddle'

Jamestown, NY – With the trees putting on a spectacular show, October is a beautiful time to explore the outdoors.  

For a unique view during this special season, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary is offering a “Foliage and Full Moon Paddle.”

The first 15 people who register can enjoy the Wednesday, October 12 trip up the Conewango Creek led by river guide and area native Tom Osborne and Audubon naturalist Katie Finch.

During the 5:30-8 pm outing, Osborne, the owner of Conewango Kayak and Canoe Rental, will take the group on a kayak paddle upstream as he shares stories about life in and around the creek, both past and present. Returning downstream, there will be a good view of the full moon rising over the trees. 

Pamplin (Civil War) Historical Park Offers You a Chance to Go Back in Time

Pamplin (Civil War) Historical Park Offers You a Chance to Go Back in Time

http://www.civilwaradventurecamp.org/

Travel back in time to the 1860s and enter the world of a Civil War soldier. As a newly enlisted private, you will don your uniform, shoulder your musket, and march off to a new adventure!

Your Civil War Adventure Camp experience offers an authentic and unique hands-on adventure for groups, families, and individuals alike! Supported by a variety of programming venues, Camps are customized based on the skills and knowledge levels of each group.

Audubon Offering Nature Photography for Beginners

Audubon Offering Nature Photography for Beginners

Jamestown, NY – If you have a new camera and are wondering why your nature photos don’t look like those you see in magazines, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary has just the thing for you!

On Saturday morning, October 1, veteran photographer Dave Cooney will teach a class in “Point & Snap Nature Photography for Beginners” at Audubon.

Cooney has assisted the Audubon Center and Sanctuary many times, including being the photographer for the annual Secret Gardens Tour. In this class, he will review the basics of nature photography: the tried and true rules that will help you get those million dollar shots. Time of day, angle of light, and exposure can all make or break a photo. In this class, you’ll learn those tips, tricks, and rules.

A naturalist will be on hand to teach you about the nature you are photographing. Knowing, for example, which flowers bloom in the morning and which in the afternoon will help you take better pictures..

Swimming Pool To Re-open At Chautauqua Lake Central School

 Swimming Pool To Re-open At Chautauqua Lake Central School

The swimming pool at Chautauqua Lake Central School is slated to open to the public on Monday, September 12. The pool had been closed for the summer due to construction. All pool programs must now be pre-paid through the District Office. No payments will be accepted at the pool.

The Family Swim Program (all ages) will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 12-2 p.m. Children ages 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult, who must stay to supervise them but need not swim.

The Adult Pool Program (ages 18 & up) will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., but with a later start on days of home swimming meets. Aquatic Exercise class will be taught during the first hour of the Adult Pool Program each Tuesday or Thursday. Lap Swim will be available for the full time the pool is open each Tuesday or Thursday.