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17 Jun 20180 Congratulations Madison DeKoning our senior high Student of the Quarter. Madison is the daughter of Tom and Brenda DeKoning. JCC English 1530 and JCC Biochemistry are Madison’s favorite classes. Madison also enjoys playing with her dogs, going on walks and ice cream. In the fall Madison will attend Jamestown Community College’s Nursing Program. Madison would like to thank her parents for always pushing her to do her best at all times.   Congratulations to Brayden Hayes our junior high Student of the Quarter. Brayden is the son of Leah Hayes and Trevor Hayes. English and Math are Brayden’s favorite classes. Brayden also...

16 Jun 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Audubon Community Nature Center’s next Nature Play Day is Sunday, June 17, when adults and children can explore unstructured outdoor play in a safe environment and learn how to continue the nature play experience at home. On the third Sunday of the month, children two to eight years old and their favorite adults can drop in anytime from 1 to 4 p.m. to Nature Play Area. On these special Nature Play Days young children are free to be creative with what nature provides – plus a few additional supplies from Audubon. Extra materials that change with the weather and season are placed in the play area, and a naturalist...

15 Jun 20180 FREDONIA – The Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival celebrates its 23rd year when it returns to the 1891 Fredonia Opera House June 15-17. Under Artistic Director Grant Cooper, the series of three concerts explores both the masterworks and lesser-known orchestral music of 17th and 18th century Baroque composers. While the music of J.S. Bach is the foundation of the Festival, performances also often feature music by familiar composers such as Vivaldi and Handel. The “Beyond” in the Festival’s name refers to the inclusion of works of other lesser-known (and some present-day) composers who are artistically linked to the more...

15 Jun 20180 Sherman’s graduation is on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 6:30PM in the John Butler Auditorium at Sherman Central School Michaela Barringer is the daughter of Jeanni Wright and Michael Barringer and the granddaughter of Gary and Sue Barringer. Michaela will be attending Jamestown Community College to study Music and the Fine Arts. Hunter Bittinger is the son of Steven and Jan Bittinger. Hunter will be attending Jamestown Community College to study Welding Technology. Caleb Burick is the son of Michael and Karissa Burick. Caleb will be attending Jamestown Community College. Jessica Cady is the daughter of Christopher Cady and Kristine...

15 Jun 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Bird banding is an established technique used to discover details about the behaviors of birds. Ornithologists will be working at Audubon Community Nature Center on Saturdays, June 16 and 23. You can drop in any time between 6 a.m. and noon to learn how bird banding is conducted and why. You can walk side-by-side with these bird scientists to learn how they capture birds in mist nets, weigh, measure, and identify them, fit them with a uniquely numbered band, and then set them free. If the weather is too harsh for the safety of the birds, the nets will not be open and an alternate date will be chosen. Come on your...

14 Jun 20180 – The Washington Middle School “Northside Knows” recently placed second in Chautauqua Institution’s Battle of the Books. JHS teacher and parent, Betsy Rowe-Baehr, coached the fifth grade team of Mathis Baehr, Belle Johnson, Kate Kathman, Jackson Kresge and David Zampogna. They will receive a trophy and medallions for their win. As part of the Battle of the Books competition, the teams received 12 selected texts to read over the last few months. The “Northside Knows” put in place a rotating schedule and goals, as each student finished; they passed the book on to another reader. The team met five times throughout the experience...

13 Jun 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – "Close up" and "Weather" are the topics for the image review that opens the Audubon Nature Photography Club's regular meeting on Thursday, June 14, at 6:15 p.m. You are invited to come and see how participants interpret and portray these subjects. There will also be a show-and-tell time when members can share some of their best pictures. The featured speaker will be announced at the meeting. A social time follows the program. First-time visitors are welcome to participate free of charge. The annual membership is $30. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, field trips,...

12 Jun 20180 – Jamestown High School held its annual Induction Ceremony for the Jamestown Chapter of the National Honor Society this week with 55 new inductees. The new inductees were: Seniors: Alyson Edwards and Hanny Qadri Juniors: Beck Anderson, Drew Boggs, Anna Burt, Natalie Carlson, Micaela Cleveland, Ryan Corey, Emily Crasti, Ellen Cross, JonMichael DeAngelo, Asha DeHarder, Corin Derby, Christian Dolce, Brianna Dorman, Hannah Frederick, Olivia Gates, Karleigh Haines, Finley Holt, Grayson Holt, Hannah Hornyak, Elyse Jones, Tiffany Kilburn, Isabelle Knapp, Taylor Lee, Jena Luce, Macey Lundmark, Mei Maxwell, Kaitlyn McDowell, Joshua...
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