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Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 4:44 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Beaver Meadow, Java.
Event Date and Time: 
February 20, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
 
Celebrate President's Day at Beaver Meadow, 1610 Welch Road, Java Center, from 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 20, with our 26th president (also known as naturalist Mark Carra) and learn more about his great love for nature. He was a naturalist from early childhood and carried it through to the presidency.
Pre-registration is required. Cost: $5 non-members, $3 members.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 4:41 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Beaver Meadow, Java.
Event Date and Time: 
February 18, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Join Naturalist Tom Kerr and the Junior Audubon Club for its monthly birding adventure for kids 8 to 14 years old from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 18 at Beaver Meadow, 1610 Welch Road, Java Center. 
This month we’ll use empty Gatorade bottles to build a backyard birdfeeder. 
After our birdfeeders are finished, we’ll take a short walk around the Nature Center to visit with some of the birds that might use our recycled birdfeeders.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 4:36 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Beaver Meadow, Java.
Event Date and Time: 
February 18, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am
 
"Chickadee wears a wee black cap. Jay is loud and bold. Nuthatch perches upside-down. Finch is clothed in gold."
Join local author Amy Ludwig VanDerwater at Beaver Meadow, 1610 Welch Road, Java Center, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 18 for a reading of her book. "Every Day Birds" helps children identify and learn about common birds.
Afterward, take a short hike to look for birds, complete a craft and have a snack.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 4:27 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Beaver Meadow, Java.
Event Date and Time: 
February 17, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
 
Days are struggling to get longer in February and the wild weather we’ve had these past few years begs the question – what will we see?  Dress for the weather and explore parts of Beaver Meadow, 1610 Welch Road, Java Center, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17.
Hot cocoa will be served afterwards.  Pre-registration is required. Donations accepted.  
 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 4:24 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Beaver Meadow, Java.
Event Date and Time: 
February 11, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
 
Choose your favorite person to take a leisurely snowshoe walk with under the light of the full snow moon at Beaver Meadow, 1610 Welch Road, Java Center, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11.
If no snow, we will just be hiking under the moon.  Join staff members for hot cocoa and decorate cookies afterwards in the Nature Center.
Pre-registration is required. Sturdy winter boots are recommended. Cost is $7. The walk is geared to those 14 years old and older.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 4:16 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Beaver Meadow, Java.
Event Date and Time: 
February 9, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Join Naturalist Tom Kerr from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 11 at Beaver Meadow, 1610 Welch Road, Java Center, for a birdfeeder demonstration and learn about the common birds that frequent our backyards.
 
All participants will receive a coupon good for 30 percent off a birdfeeder or bag of birdseed in the Beaver Meadow Gift Shop.
Pre-registration required. Cost: $5.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 4:14 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Beaver Meadows, Java.
Event Date and Time: 
February 11, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
 
How do reptiles and amphibians survive in this wild world of ours? Join the staff at Beaver Meadow, 1610 Welch Road, Java Center, for this one-day event to explore how cold-blooded creatures survive in our difficult world.
 
We’ll play silly games, make art, spend time outside, and meet some of the Audubon Center’s animal residents up-close from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 11. 
Pre-registration is required. $5 non-members; $3 members.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 4:07 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Beaver Meadows, Java.

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Photo and information submitted by Beaver Meadow.

Beaver Meadow is seeking the public’s assistance with the next steps in planning its Nature Play area on the grounds.

A focus group led by Rusty Keeler, an artist, designer, and author of “Natural Playscapes” will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Nature Center, 1610 Welch Road, Java Center. 

For more information contact the center’s Director of Education Lauren Makeyenko at ljmak33@gmail.com or (585) 457-3228.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov

Friday, February 3, 2017 at 2:01 pm

Genesee Community College (GCC), including all seven campus locations in Warsaw, Arcade, Batavia, Albion, Dansville, Lima, and Medina, recently announced the dean’s list, provost’s list, and president’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

Dean's list honorees include:

    • Summer Beitz, Alicia Dylag, and Joelle Reiner, all of Attica;

    • Quinn Konfederath and Candace Bliss, both of Bliss;

    • Briona Terray, of Cowlesville;

    • Alyssa Witkowski, of Java Center;

    • Caitlin Pietron, of Pike;

    • Megan Gerde and Angela George, both of Strykersville;

    • Leanna Smith, Bethany Messe, Ciera Rinehart, Alicia Rast, Marissa Allard, and Caleb Miller, all of Perry;

    • Ashley Davis, of Portageville;

    • Heather Herrmann, of Silver Springs;

    • Shelagh Neeley, Makayla Irwin, Samantha Flint, Michael Cedrone, Manoj Rai, Allison Robb, and Sondra Lucas, all of Warsaw;

    • Kali Wright, Samantha Parsons, and Kaeleigh Bean, all of Wyoming;

    • Kaitlin Erb, Dylan Smoot, William Plume, Craig Fitzgerald, Amanda Fuller, and Tyler Marble, all of Arcade; and

    • Kory Debeau, of North Java.

Students named to the dean's list have earned a quality point index of 3.50 to 3.74.

Provost's list honorees include:

    • Abigail Skillman, of Arcade;

    • Casey Callahan, Nathaniel Washington, Shirl Clark, Marilyn-Lacy Leto, Lisa Deahn, and Julie Slepinski, all of Attica;

    • Stephanie Kehr, of Java Center;

    • Julia Chojnacki and Rachel Werner, of Varysburg;

    • Andrea Harter, Andrea Prince, and Hillary Shaffer, all of Perry;

    • Kristen Stephany, Zachary Brewer, Ashley Carney, and Delores Cedrone, all of Warsaw; and

    • Christopher Herrmann, of Wyoming.

Students named to the provost's list have maintained part-time enrollment and earned a quality point index of 3.75.

President's list honorees include:

    • Zachary Harrigan, Steven Boje, Katie Simar, Andrew Hyman, Zachary Wiedemann, Courtney Westberg, Ashley Miller, and Meghan Potter, all of Arcade;

    • Brittany Anderson, Nicholas Shadbolt, Gina Glor, Sydney Breton, Ryan Napieralski, John Burek, Rachel Beck, Courtney Schaller, Savannah Bartosik, Matthew Langerman, Samantha Long, and Brandon Storch, all of Attica;

    • Padraic Brazeau, of Cowlesville;

    • Barbara Brown and Brooke Tisdale, both of Gainesville;

    • Holly Benkleman and Adrian McMahon, both of North Java;

    • Anthony Wolowiec, Madeleine Weisenburg, and Olivia Herrmann, all of Strykersville;

    • Jeffrey Mincer, of Varysburg;

    • Patrick Rice and Adam DeLaVergne, both of Perry; 

    • Paul Torrey, of Silver Springs; and

    • Megan Hollister, Michelle LaBelle, Collyn Frank, Jennifer Cummins, Sarah Ushurova, Aaron Almeter, Micaela Van Buren, Amanda Pahuta, and Tracy Stevenson, all of Warsaw.

Those on the president's list comprised of full-time students who earned a quality point index of 3.75.

GCC offers over 65 academic programs and certificates, including the new Marketing and Social Media concentration within the Business Administration program. Additionally, the new Nanotechnology degree with ECC focus’s on the microscopic scale for jobs in biology, chemistry, electrical engineering, medicine, and photovoltaics.

The college has seven campus locations throughout Western New York, as well as through its online learning program. College housing is available at College Village, Batavia. 

For further information about all of GCC's opportunities, go to www.genesee.edu.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 10:17 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Warsaw, Silver Springs, Pike, Castile, news, Java.

Dutch L. Bryndle, 23, of West Falls, was charged Jan. 14 with uninspected motor vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, unlawful possession of marijuana, and driving while ability impaired by drugs. Bryndle was stopped on Route 78, Java, after a registration check allegedly showed his vehicle’s inspection had expired in December. Additionally, Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say he was in possession of marijuana and subsequently failed field sobriety testing. He was taken to the Sheriff’s Office where a Drug Recognition Expert evaluated him and determined him to be impaired by cannabis and unable to operated a vehicle safely. He is due in the Town of Java Court at a later date. Additionally, while at the Sheriff’s Office, Bryndle allegedly tampered with evidence pertaining to the DWAI case and was subsequently charged with tampering with physical evidence, a Class E felony. He is due in the Village of Warsaw Court for this charge Feb. 13.

Daina C. Snyder, 30, of Warsaw, was charged Jan. 9 with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a property damage accident on Woodruff Street, Silver Springs, involving Snyder’s car. According to the report, Snyder parked her car on the road and shortly thereafter it was struck by a vehicle backing out of a driveway. During the investigation it was allegedly found that she drove to the scene while her driver’s license was suspended for failure to pay child support. She is due in the Village of Silver Springs Court Feb. 13.

Ernest D. Lane, 58, no address provided, was charged Jan. 14 with menacing in the second degree, a Class A misdemeanor, and criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a Class D felony. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic dispute in Castile where Lane reportedly threatened another household member with a baseball bat. He was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. He is due in the Village of Castile Court at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23.

Derek Parke, 30, of Pike, was charged Jan. 15 with failing to keep right and aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree. Parke was arrested following a traffic stop on Route 19, Warsaw. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Parke crossed over the centerline into the opposite lane, crossed back over and then stopped on the shoulder of the road. When deputies stopped to check on the man, it was allegedly found that he was driving with a suspended license. He is due in the Town of Warsaw Court Feb. 6.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 12:16 pm

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Grand Prize Winner, Bonnie Block​

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Professional Winner, Dick Dickinson​

Photos submitted by the National Audubon Society.

The Beaver Meadow Audubon Center will be showing winning photos in this year’s National Audubon Photography Awards at 1610 Welch Road, North Java, between Dec. 29 and Jan. 19.

The photos were selected from more than 7,000 entries submitted from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Canada. The winning photos were published in the May-June 2016 issue of "Audubon" magazine. 

A panel of five judges had the daunting task of sifting through the stunning images and grading them based on technical quality, originality and artistic merit.

Judges were:

    • Kenn Kaufmann: Bird-guide author, "Audubon" field editor;

    • Melissa Groo: Professional photographer and 2015 Grand Prize winner;

    • Steve Freligh: Co-publisher of "Nature’s Best Photography";

    • Kevin Fisher: "Audubon" creative director; and

    • Sabine Meyer: "Audubon" photography director.

On a somber note, half of the species in the winning and honored photos are birds identified as threatened or endangered by climate change in "Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change Report." The report shows that 314 bird species in North America face an uncertain future due to shifting climatic suitability. The situation is indeed dire but there are reasons for hope.

The National Audubon Society saves birds and their habitats throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon’s vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive.

Learn more at www.audubon.org and @audubonsociety.

The exhibit is open during regular business hours – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, contact Beaver Meadow at (585) 457- 3228 or email info@buffaloaudubon.org

The Buffalo Audubon Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that promotes appreciation and enjoyment of the natural world through education and stewardship.

Read more about the 2016 Audubon Photography Awards here.

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Amateur Winner, Steve Torna

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Youth Winner, Carolina Anne Fraser

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Fine Art Winner, Barbara Driscoll

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Amateur Honorable Mention, Artur Stankiewicz

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Amateur Honorable Mention, Colleen Gara

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Fine Art Honorable Mention, Blake Shaw

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Amateur Honorable Mention, Martin V. Sneary

Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 2:49 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Beaver Meadow, Java, holiday.
Event Date and Time: 
December 10, 2016 -
2:00pm to 5:20pm
Join volunteer Roy Maguire at Beaver Meadow from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 10 and learn the tools of the trade to make a decorative tabletop wooden box.
Learn about the tools through a hands-on demonstration, then assemble your own box to take home. All materials provided. 
To register call (585) 457-3228. The cost is $10 for adults. 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 2:46 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Beaver Meadow, Java, holiday.
Event Date and Time: 
December 14, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
 
Simplify your holiday baking by joining Beaver Meadow staff from 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 14 for a holiday cookie exchange at the nature center.
Each person brings two dozen homemade cookies to swap with other bakers for the same amount of cookies and leave with a lovely assorted platter.
Pre-registration is required, call (585) 457-3228. Coffee and Tea will be served.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 2:42 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Beaver Meadow, Java, holiday.
Event Date and Time: 
December 17, 2016 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
 
Join other birdwatchers from all over Western New York from 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 17 in the oldest running citizen science project in the world – the 117th annual Christmas Bird Count.
Spend the morning counting birds in and around Beaver Meadow, Welch Road, North Java, to help scientists understand changes in our local and worldwide bird populations. 
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 2:38 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Beaver Meadow, Java, holiday.
Event Date and Time: 
December 21, 2016 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
 
Celebrate the return of longer days and create a simple rustic starburst wreath as a symbol of the longest night of the year from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at Beaver Meadow, Welch Road, North Java. A short night stroll along Beaver Meadow’s trails will also take place.
Pre-registration required by calling (585) 457-3228. Cost: $5.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 11:12 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Beaver Meadow, Java.
Event Date and Time: 
December 3, 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us after Breakfast with Santa for our holiday gift tag workshop at Beaver Meadow, Welch Road, North Java, from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 3. 

Your gifts will stand out with these natural creations made from materials collected in nature. Each participant will leave with 10 gift tags and an ornament designed exclusively by them.

 Pre-registration is required by calling (585) 457-3228. Cost is $10. Parent and child can work together for the $10 fee. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 11:09 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Beaver Meadow, Java.
Event Date and Time: 
December 3, 2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Come meet Santa and his Elf at Beaver Meadow, Welch Road, North Java, from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 3. 

Activities include holiday crafts, storytelling, face painting and live animals. 

Admission: $7 for adults and $5 for children, includes a homemade French toast breakfast with local maple syrup. Children three and under are free. No pre-registration required. 

Monday, November 28, 2016 at 3:22 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, Perry, Java, Eagle, Warsaw, Wyoming.

Press release:

More than $14,000 in grant funding from the Wyoming Foundation has been awarded to 12 Wyoming County nonprofit organizations. The foundation is a geographic division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. Grants were awarded to programs in Wyoming County that increase job readiness and connect local youth to the county’s arts and cultural gems. 

“The Wyoming Foundation Council is committed to addressing the needs of the county and its residents,” said Wyoming Foundation Council Chair, Scott Gardner. “We are honored to support specific programs that benefit the quality of life for the residents of Wyoming County and continue to honor the generosity and commitment of our clients and volunteers.”

The 2016 grant recipients include: 

    • Arts Council for Wyoming County

    • Beaver Meadow Audubon Center

    • Cattaraugus and Wyoming Counties Project Head Start

    • Eagle Free Library

    • Perry Central School District

    • Perry Rotary Foundation/Read Around Perry

    • Project Read of Wyoming County

    • Stevens Memorial Community Library

    • Wild Spirit Education 

    • Wyoming County Business Education Council

    • Wyoming County Community Action 

    • Wyoming County Free Circulating Library Association

The Wyoming Foundation was established in 1974 by Dr. James MacCallum as a way to strengthen the quality of life in Wyoming County by encouraging charitable giving, assessing and responding to the community’s changing needs and serving as a springboard for local charitable activities. Since then, the foundation has actively supported cultural, educational and human services programs throughout the county. For more information about the Wyoming Foundation’s granting process, visit www.wyomingfoundation.org. 

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. The foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. For over 95 years, it has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to the Community Foundation’s care. www.cfgb.org.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 3:05 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Perry, Silver Springs, Java, Warsaw.

Dorothy H. Prail, 53, of Silver Springs, was charged Nov. 15 with criminal contempt in the second degree. Prail is accused of having communicated with a victim through a third party when an active order of protection was in place. She was jailed in Wyoming County Jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. She is due in the Village of Silver Springs Court Dec. 12.

Connie Kilfoyle, 71, of Warsaw, was arrested Nov. 16 on an active bench warrant, for issuing a bad check, out of Perry Village Court. She was released on her own recognizance. No further information was provided.

Eugene Matteson Sr., 49, of Perry, was charged Nov. 19 with trespassing and criminal contempt in the second degree. He is accused of going onto the property of a person who has an active order of protection against him. He was released on his own recognizance and due in Perry Village Court Dec. 6.

Paul M. Segrest, 35, of West Seneca, was charged Nov. 9 with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. He is accused of having unprescribed pills in his possession when deputies responded to a call about a “suspicious acting male in a vehicle” on a farm in Java. He was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail. He is due in the Town of Java Court at a later date. His vehicle was towed from the scene.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 11:57 am

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The Little Free Library in the Arcade Village Park.

Press release:

Wild Spirit Education recently placed a Little Free Library (LFL) in the Attica Memorial Park to promote literacy and reading outdoors. The LFL was funded in part by the Wyoming Foundation. 

The LFL was one of four placed throughout Wyoming County as part of the Stories In the Woods program presented by Wild Spirit Education. Other libraries are located at Beaver Meadow Audubon, Letchworth State Park and Arcade Village Park.

The idea behind the Little Free Library is to borrow a book or to leave a book. When you take a book out, either leave a new one behind or return the book you borrowed at a later date. Although the premise of this library is a nature theme, any topic book is welcome in the library. You can also just sit at the bench nearby and enjoy reading while being outdoors in nature.

For more information about Wild Spirit Education go to www.wildspirit.org or www.facebook.com/wildspiriteducation.

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