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International Interest in Audubon Photo Contest

International Interest in Audubon Photo Contest

Jamestown, NY – A recent inquiry from Central America has convinced Program Director Jennifer Schlick that the Jamestown Audubon Society’s 2011 Photography Contest will surely be the most far-reaching to date.

“We had good participation in our first two Art in the Woods photo contests,” Schlick noted, “but we’re extending our reach this year, and it seems to be paying off.”

While the intention of announcing the contest in national publications was to give it broader exposure and participation, the international response was most encouraging.

“A 13-year-old from Guatemala has contacted us, asking for clarification on the submission requirements,” Schlick said. “Now we’re eager to receive those entries!”

The competition is part of the July 16-17 Art in the Woods art show and sale at the beautiful Audubon Center and Sanctuary in the southwest corner of New York State.

Seneca Casinos Unveil 'Summer Rush' for 2011

Seneca Casinos Unveil 'Summer Rush' for 2011

NIAGARA FALLS, NY – Seneca Casinos will deliver an unprecedented level of excitement this summer to the Western New York, Southern Ontario, and Northern Pennsylvania and Ohio regions with “Summer Rush” – a package of world-class entertainment, promotions and special events during June through August.

Summer Rush takes place at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo and the new Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston.  Just some of the many offerings include blockbuster concerts by Daughtry, Steve Miller Band, Melissa Etheridge, Martina McBride and more; expanded hours at the casino restaurants; and eye-opening promotions such as a cruise-a-day giveaway in August.

Cummins Run Winners Announced

Cummins Run Winners Announced

JAMESTOWN – Prendergast Library has announced winners of the fifth annual 5K Cummins Run for Literacy held on May 7.

The overall male first place runner was Adam Rowe with a time of 17:58, followed by Seth Lynch, whose time was 18:32.

Overall female first place winner was Melinda Lawson-Crabtree with a time of 22:50. Judy Porpiglia was second with a time of 23:27.

The event was sponsored by Cummins Inc., Jamestown Engine Plant, to raise money for the Library Literacy Center. T-shirts were designed by Ray Flagg of Jamestown and Lucio Casas of Falconer, students in the Library Literacy Center, with support from their tutors, Richard Rose and Regina Gonzalez.  

First place finishers in age categories for male runners were:

14 and under: Jared Yaggie.    

15-19: Richard Strickland.

20-24: Ryan Walker.  

25-29: Alan Moss.  

30-34: Dan Kreamer.

35-39: Andrew Penca.  

NAHL Approves Move of Motor City Team to Jamestown, NY

NAHL Approves Move of Motor City Team to Jamestown, NY

FRISCO, TX- The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced that its Board of Governors has approved the relocation of the Motor City Metal Jackets' membership to Jamestown, N.Y., for the 2011-12 season.
 
The team, which is owned by a group headed by Kenji Yamada, will be renamed the Jamestown NY Ironmen and play its home games out of the 2,685-seat Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena in Jamestown, which is located 75 miles southwest of Buffalo.

 
"The Lake Chautauqua and Jamestown areas give the team the opportunity to be the premier hockey program in the region," said Ironmen Vice President David Cole.

Audubon Photo Club Welcomes Erie Nature Photographer

Audubon Photo Club Welcomes Erie Nature Photographer

Jamestown, NY – Erie, Pennsylvania, photographer Bob Grubbs will be the presenter at the Jamestown Audubon Photography Club's monthly meeting on Thursday, May 12 at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary. 

Grubbs takes frequent trips into the wild to photograph birds, animals, and reptiles in their natural environment. His presentation, “Mother Earth – Father Sky,” will present a musically accompanied selection of photos from these trips and describe the methods and gear he uses to capture them photographically. 

An award-winning and published nature photographer, naturalist, lecturer and exhibitor, Grubbs has been photographing nature’s beauty for more than 20 years.  He has received awards for his photography in Pennsylvania, New York, Arizona and Canada as well as an International award for the Nikon Corporation in Japan. 

A Winning Design

A Winning Design

Ray Flagg of Jamestown, right, and Lucio Casas of Falconer, left, show the final version of the T-shirt design they created for this year’s Cummins Run for Literacy to Regina Gonzalez, seated, Casas’ tutor, and librarian Bobbie Caswell, race director. Richard Rose, Flagg’s tutor, was unavailable for the photo.

For their entries in the T-shirt contest, Flagg and Casas wrote sentences about what literacy means to them. The fifth annual Cummins Run sponsored by Cummins, Inc., Jamestown Engine Plant, is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7, to benefit the Prendergast Library Literacy Center. For more information, call 484-7135, Ext. 225.