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20 Jun 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – When you were growing up, did you enjoy wading in the creek catching critters? Do you know what a hellbender is? Would you like to hold one? Then Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) has an Audubon Exclusive experience for you. On Monday, July 2, you can be part of a Hellbender Survey. After meeting at 8:30 a.m., you will spend until 4:30 p.m. assisting fisheries professionals as they work to capture, process, and then return hellbenders -- a species of giant aquatic salamander -- to streams of the Allegheny National Forest. (Rain date is Monday, July 16.) ACNC board member Nate Welker, a fisheries biologist...

19 Jun 20180 – Fletcher Elementary School special needs teachers, Lisa Campbell, Becky McGrath and Alison Burt, recently held a Family Luau to celebrate the culmination of their animals unit. During the unit, students learned about farm, zoo and ocean animals. Families and their children participated in educational and fun games in the gym with the help of physical education teacher, Ardelle Rambacher. “Sea Animal Fishing” had students practicing their ocean animal vocabulary while “fishing” for sea animals. This game encouraged counting/number skills, recognition/labeling of colors, turn-taking skills, listening skills, and reading words....

18 Jun 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – On Friday, June 22, you have the rare opportunity to explore Audubon Community Nature Center at night. At “Audubon After Dark,” you can enjoy the campfire and numerous activities to help you learn more about the night. You will be able to choose between going on an owl prowl to find resident owls or searching for elusive, local bats. Local experts as well as Audubon naturalists and interns will lead the programs. The world changes in the dark, and many things happen at Audubon after the trails close at sunset. Different animals emerge from holes, under leaves, and other hiding places. The forest looks...

18 Jun 20180 – Bush Elementary School held it Annual Talent Show with 38 third and fourth graders showing off their unique talents. The show included everything from jugglers to a ventriloquist act. The students also displayed drumming, jokes, piano, dancing and even solving a Rubik’s Cube to “Eye of the Tiger!” The talent show was the culminating activity as part of the school wide “Camp Read S’More” where students read for two weeks with an adult outside of the school day to encourage reading. Bush Elementary School teacher, Nichole Mason, who organized the show, has had a passion for the stage from a young age. She has helped put on...

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 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...

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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