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27 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Jamestown Public Schools – Jefferson Middle School fifth graders in Gina Hess’ class raised $725 for the Mental Health Association (MHA) at The Gateway Center in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month in May. Students sold green slime and squishies after school hours. In addition, students held a Walk-a-Thon at Strider Field to raise money. Students also created posters promoting Mental Health Awareness and provided wellness tips during the morning announcements. “We are appreciative of the hard work and dedication it took to put this together,” said Ken Yergens from the Mental Health Association at The...

26 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Staff and volunteers from Audubon Community Nature Center are looking forward to being part of Roger Tory Peterson’s Wild America Nature Festival. The two-day event is Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29, at Panama Rocks Scenic Park, the amazing natural wonder in Panama, N.Y. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Headlining the Festival are well-known animal expert Jeff Musial with his animals, best-selling science and nature author Jennifer Ackerman, and Roger Tory Peterson’s son, gastronomic botanist Lee Peterson. The event features a...

24 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Jamestown Public Schools – Nine Fletcher Elementary School third and fourth graders were recently honored with awards through Chautauqua Institution’s Young Playwrights Project. Jessi Hunter, Brynn Ribbing and Giovannie Jackson’s plays won the project and were performed by the Chautauqua Theater Company. Camren Randolph, Gina Delgado, Isabella Smith, Luke Hansen, Veronica Short and Ava Lanphere’s plays were honorable mentions and received a medal and ribbon. Chautauqua Institution partners with Florida Studio Theatre to present an interactive, three-part playwriting project for area third and fourth grade...

23 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Jamestown Public Schools –The Association of Jamestown Paraprofessionals (AJP) along with Paul Hessney are both pleased and proud to announce Ellen Merchant as this year’s winner of the Karen Hessney Scholarship. Ellen is the daughter of Christina Michos and Chris Merchant. Christina is a member of the Association of Jamestown Paraprofessionals (AJP). Ellen is a JHS graduate who attends Daemen College working towards a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. The Association of Jamestown Paraprofessionals (AJP) and Mr. Hessney hope that the $1,000 scholarship will help her with her educational pursuits. “I...

23 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Whatever your age and whether you like to run or walk, there’s a spot for you at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Wild 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, July 28. Race day schedule is 8-8:45 a.m.: Same-day registration 9 a.m.: Race begins 10:30 a.m.: Award ceremony begins for those who have completed the race Prizes will be awarded to the first three overall male and female walker and runner finishers. Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers in each for runners and top finisher in each for walkers. Age groups are 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29,...

21 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Northwest Arena (Jamestown, NY) - The first annual Canoe & Kayak Poker Run presented by the Northwest Arena and Evergreen Outfitters is coming to Jamestown on Saturday, July 28 from 9am-3pm. The event is sponsored by Smith Boys of Chautauqua, Media One Group, Landmark Chevrolet, and the Jamestown Cycle Shop. The Canoe & Kayak Poker Run will feature a day full of paddling, snacks, prizes, and more. The adventure begins at McCrae Point, with sign-ins available between 9-11am. Participants will collect cards as they make their way up to Celeron’s Lucille Ball Memorial Park and back to McCrae Point for a 12pm...

19 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Local cyclists are invited to take part in the 16th annual ‘Loop the Lake’ bicycle ride on Saturday, July 21st. The charity event – believed to be the longest-running group ride around the circumference of Chautauqua Lake – is coordinated annually by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown. All proceeds from the ride will benefit local youth programs, including the Children of the Book Summer Reading Program, a five-week day camp for children who will be entering grade 4 through 6 in the fall who need assistance with literary skills. The emphasis of the program is to help maintain reading levels over the...

17 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Jamestown Public Schools – JHS AP Biology students in Jennifer Lumia’s classes channeled their end-of-the-school year excitement to create promotional materials for the Jefferson Arboretum on Martin Road. The students created two brochures, a website and a rap video about trees to help let the community know about this wonderful resource for walking and viewing nature. “Every year after the AP exams, I ask my students to do a community project. I feel very strongly that our best and brightest should give back to their community. This year, they chose the Jefferson Arboretum,” said Mrs. Lumia. “ I am very...

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...
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