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28 Mar 20180 You can enjoy an audio tour of bird song that is sure to get you outside experiencing the native birds around us. The topic for Audubon Community Nature Center’s First Friday Lunch Bunch, 11 a.m.on April 6, 2018, is “Interpreting the Songs, Calls and Vocalizations of the Wild Birds of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania.” The vocalizations are presented by the recordist Jim Berry, who has been honing his birding skills in the fields and forests of the region for the past 20 years. The program will be of interest to those who have a curiosity about how birds communicate, to those who are beginning to learn natural...

28 Mar 20180 Women from the Levant Wesleyan Church in Falconer recently began a small group called, “These Hands - Caring Through Crafting.” The group donated handmade handbags, wheelchair and walker bags, tactile activity mats, shawls, wall hangings, handmade cards, and woven necklaces to the residents at the Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center. Several of the items were created using recycled fabrics, neckties, and other textured materials. Residents are able to enjoy the items throughout the facility, in activities, and more. During delivery, the group expressed their willingness to volunteer, desire to give back, and encouraged others to do...

28 Mar 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – If you have a favorite apple, you could learn how to graft it onto your existing tree. Orchardist Al Yelvington will lead Audubon Community Nature Center’s workshop “Apples All Year Long: Planting and Grafting” on Friday, April 6, 2018, 2 to 4 p.m. You can gain a hands-on introduction to grafting techniques for apple trees to replicate favorites or known varieties as well as learn the best way to plant your new apple tree. If you collected scion wood in the spring while pruning, this is the time to graft it onto your rootstock. For those starting their home orchard, April is the best time regionally to plant...

28 Mar 20180 Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center (R-AHEC) announces receipt of a generous award for the organizations upcoming renovation of the William F. Thiel Hospitality House. R-AHEC submitted an application to the William F. Thiel Trust, a fund held by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, requesting a capital support grant for renovations and repairs to the house located in Warsaw, NY. In February, R-AHEC received notification that $84,150 in grant funds were awarded for this project. R-AHEC’s Chief Executive Officer, Catherine P. Huff said, “R-AHEC is very grateful for the continued support of the William F. Thiel...

28 Mar 20180   Fredonia observatory again opening its doors to the public Public viewings at the State University of New York at Fredonia observatory will be starting up again on Wednesday, April 11, and running through the end of October.   Located in the Science Center on the Fredonia campus, the observatory first opened its doors in the spring of 2017. As a way of informing and connecting the Fredonia campus and community, assistant professor in the Department of Physics, Dr. Michael Dunham, decided to host free viewings through the observatory’s 17” PlaneWave reflecting telescope. Because of the success of the viewings,...

26 Mar 20180 Theatre students from the State University of New York at Fredonia chalked up their best performance in recent memory in Tech Olympics competition at the national conference of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) capturing three first places and a pair of second and third places. The contingent – all seniors and members of the student USITT chapter – also returned to campus with second-best overall team honors. More than 125 students from over 20 schools from across the country typically attend the conference, held March 14-17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this year, to compete in different skills...

26 Mar 20180 The Robert H. Jackson Center, a non-profit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and his legacy’s relevance to current events and issues welcomes Jackson Center board member David M. Crane to speak on Monday, April 2, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. at the Robert H. Jackson Center, 305 East 4th Street, Jamestown. The program is free and open to the public. Robert H. Jackson Center President Susan Moran Murphy made the announcement. Crane will discuss, “The Founders: Four Pioneering Individuals Who Launched the First Modern-Era International Criminal...

26 Mar 20180 Internationally recognized jazz vibraphonist Christos Rafalides will visit the State University of New York at School of Music on Wednesday, April 4, to participate in an afternoon rehearsal of the Fredonia Student Association Percussion Guild, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Mason Hall Room 1080, and perform in concert with the same ensemble at 8 p.m. at Rosch Recital Hall. Both events are free and open to the public. After earning a B.A. from Berklee College of Music, Mr. Rafalides, who was born in Greece, relocated to New York City to study with acclaimed jazz vibraphonist Joe Locke at the Manhattan School of Music and immersed himself in the...
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