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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...

9 Jun 20180 Maple Grove High School won the 2017-2018 High School Bowl championship, defeating Falconer Central School 80-42 in the final match. The championship was recorded at Jamestown Community College and broadcast on WJTN and SE-93 radio. Falconer took the tournament to a decisive second championship match by defeating Maple Grove 59-56 in the first championship round. As a result of winning the competition, a Maple Grove senior will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship for each of two years at JCC. The scholarship is provided by the JCC Alumni Association. The Maple Grove team will compete in the National Academic Championship in...

8 Jun 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Saturday, June 9, not only marks the opening of the Jamestown Public Market, it is also World Wide Knit in Public Day. To celebrate both these events, the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County's (MHA) Knitting for Wellbeing group will be part of the Market's Opening Day festivities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its location between Second and Third Streets in downtown Jamestown. Group members will share their love of knitting and its therapeutic value, while staff and board members showcase all the services and collaborations. In February, community volunteers Janet Forbes and Jeanette Moore started the...

7 Jun 20180 – Jefferson Middle School fifth graders in Gina Hess’ classroom are celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month this May by raising money for the Mental Health Association at The Gateway Center. This is the second year for the activity. “We are trying to raise money for invisible illnesses,” said Jefferson Middle School fifth grader Kaylee Keppel. “We are trying to help those people who need our help and we just want them to get better. It’s important to do something like this because you are trying to help people get better.” Students are selling slime and squishies to raise money. In addition, students are encouraging...

6 Jun 20180 – Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) Prevention Educator, Leslie Bianco, presented the Elementary Life Skills Training to Lincoln Elementary school fourth grade classes. The eight-week lessons are being taught to third and fourth graders at Lincoln, Love, Bush and Ring Elementary Schools. Lessons include: self-esteem, decision-making, avoiding the effects of smoking information, dealing with stress, media literacy, communication and social skills and assertiveness. CASAC is also presenting this program with all of the fifth grade classes at Jefferson Middle School. “We are so lucky to have this wonderful...

4 Jun 20180 – Bush Elementary School second graders have the opportunity to experience reading in a castle thanks to teachers Laurel Schwartz, Jill Anderson and Katie Darling, with a special thanks to Steve Schwartz for his skills in turning cardboard into a magical setting from long, long ago. The castle was a component of the book, Sir Gus, used in class. The book is an engaging text in the ELA curriculum that follows the serendipitous undertakings of Sir Gus, one of King Alfred’s twelve knights. The enduring main character motivates the students to meet the challenges of more complex text. The students learn strategies to decode...

2 Jun 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) invites the community to join them at a reception honoring retiring president Ruth Lundin. "Ruth's Retirement Party" will be at the Nature Center on Friday, June 8. Appetizers and beverages will be served 4-5 p.m. Anyone who would like to say a few words may do so at the 5-6 p.m. speaking session. The 6-7 p.m. hour is open to mingling, chatting, and visiting with the honoree. Walk-ins are welcome. Reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or online through the Programs page at auduboncnc.org. During her 19 years at ACNC...
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