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15 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – For runners and walkers of any age and experience, Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) Wild 5K Run/Walk is an opportunity not to be missed. You can walk or run through five kilometers of Audubon’s trails, enjoying the ponds, fields, and forests as you go. Then stay after your run/walk to enjoy snacks, visit with Liberty, the Bald Eagle, and explore the exhibits inside the Nature Center. All funds raised through this race help Audubon maintain the grounds to keep the trails in good condition and restore habitats. While the race is held on Saturday, July...

13 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – At the July Little Explorers you and the three to eight year old child(ren) in your life can investigate the wonderful world of butterflies and moths. “Floats Like a Butterfly” is the theme for this Audubon Community Nature Center program on Saturday, July 14, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m. In order to survive and grow, moths and butterflies make some pretty big changes to their bodies and the way they act. After a lesson, you will head outside to catch some of these incredible insects and learn all about how they change as they move through life. The lesson inside...

13 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Opportunities remain to observe Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) participation in the continent-wide MAPS bird banding program, now in its eighth year there. Bird scientists will be working at ACNC on Saturdays, July 14 and 21 and August 4. While you are likely to see more the earlier you come when it is cooler, 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 ornithologists to learn how they capture birds in mist nets, weigh, measure, and identify them, fit them with a...

13 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Summer in Chautauqua County means Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) must again attack the European Water Chestnut that first appeared in 2013. Audubon will be hosting a major Water Chestnut pull to remove it from ACNC’s Big Pond on Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. until noon. Lunch will be served afterward. The European Water Chestnut can cover a water body so densely it chokes out other plants and animal life. A different species from the water chestnut that can be purchased in cans, in its native habitat in Europe, Asia and Africa, the plant is kept in...

11 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Jamestown Public Schools – The American Heart Association recently presented a donation of $250 worth of recess equipment to Bush and Lincoln Elementary Schools for their participation in the Jump Rope for Heart. The donation was made through the generosity of Cummins Engine Co. “We donated to Bush and Lincoln Elementary Schools because of their amazing participation Jump Rope for Heart,” said Katie Kroe, Youth Market Director Buffalo/Niagara Region American Heart Association. “This year both schools did an amazing job with Bush raising $3,773 (over $1,500 more than last year) and Lincoln raising $6,272...

9 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Jamestown Public Schools – Persell Middle School’s Produce Patch was recently filled with potential gardeners at their first Community Garden Event. Persell’s Family & Community Engagement Committee partnered up with the Persell Produce Patch to hold the event in the school garden. Teachers, Lina Scoma, Devyn Agett and Annika Putney helped spearhead the Produce Patch Garden. “This is the third summer with our Produce Patch and each year we keep expanding and adding more things. It is completely run by Persell students including a Garden Club that meets once a week,” said Mrs. Putney. “We will be...

8 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Penn-York Section of the American Chemical Society Jamestown, N.Y. – The Penn-York Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) honored area chemistry students recently at their annual Awards Night at the Moon Brook Country Club in Jamestown, N.Y. The American Chemical Society is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization that represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry. It is the largest scientific society by membership, and the Penn-York is one of the largest geographical sections of the ACS, covering the western...

8 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Jamestown Public Schools – Jefferson Middle School students recently organized a Summer Toy Drive for kids and families working with GA Family Services. They collected toys for two weeks to donate with the help of Sue Cunningham, Jamestown Community Learning Council’s EASE (Educational Advocacy & Scholastic Enrichment) Program Coordinator. “The students who organized this drive learned that no matter what life is like at home, at school or on the streets, they can make a positive difference in the lives of others and in their own lives,” said Mrs. Cunningham. “Through this project, the kids are...

7 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Whether weeds, insects, or fungi, there are bound to be pests affecting your apple trees. On Saturday, July 14, 1-3 p.m. Audubon Community Nature Center is presenting a workshop on Apples All Year Long: Pest Management. Orchardist Al Yelvington will teach you about the common pests that frequently bother apple trees and ways to control them. Beginning with a general approach, you will learn how to identify pests, effective ways to survey your trees, and about integrated pest management for apples. While many pests already have a foothold by this time of the...

6 Jul 20180 Contributed Article The Garden Walk Committee The Maple Springs Community is proud to host their 6th Garden Walk on July 14 from 10am to 2pm with the theme of “Porches and Posies”. Garden Walk Committee member, Marilyn Martin noticed on her daily walk that Maple Springs not only boasts beautiful gardens and landscaping but also the most welcoming porches. Many of the homes in Maple Springs were built when the front porch was the connection to your neighbors and that tradition condition continues. Over 20 flower-filled gardens and cozy porches are included on the tour for the viewing pleasure of participants. The Garden Walk also...
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