North Java

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:43 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, fire, Arcade, Bliss, Strykersville, North Java, Sheldon, Pike.

Sparks from a cutting torch ignited bedding materials in the cow barn of a Cattaraugus County farm, causing $150,000 in damages.

Several Wyoming County fire departments responded to the fire at 10826 Osmun Road, Freedom, shortly after noon Monday.

Arcade, Bliss, Strykersville, North Java, Chaffee/Sardinia, Yorkshire, Delevan, Farmersville, Centerville, and Rushford fire departments responded to the barn fire at Edelweiss Farm Inc. Assisting Fire Chief in Charge Arcade Fire Chief Tom Beiersdorf included Wyoming County Emergency Management, Arcade Electric, and Cattaraugus County Fire Investigators. Standing by at empty fire stations included Sheldon, Bliss, and Pike fire departments.

Firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading to other nearby barns on the complex. Crews were on the scene for three-and-one-half hours with no reported injuries.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 9:21 am

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A passing motorist first noticed the fire at 5905 Curriers Road, Java, around 7:45 p.m. Monday. The driver checked to see if anyone was home and called 9-1-1.

Fire crews from Strykersville, Arcade, North Java, and Sheldon fire departments responded to the blaze under Fire Chief in Charge Strykersville Fire Chief Brian Ash. Assisting at the scene included Wyoming County Emergency Management, the Sheriff’s Department, and Strykersville Squad 10. Standing by at empty stations were Harris Corners, Varysburg, and Yorkshire fire departments.

Firefighters were on the scene for four-and-one-half hours battling the flames, which caused $200,000 in damages. The house was a total loss.

While no injuries were reported, three people lived in the home and are being assisted by family and friends.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 11:37 am
Event Date and Time: 
April 8, 2017 - 12:00pm

Harris Corners Gun Raffle will be held April 8, at North Java Fire Hall, 4274 Route 98, North Java.

Grand prize is a 2016 Honda TRX 420, 4x4

Tickets cost $20 and are limited. Call (585) 591-8132 for ticket information.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 5:16 pm

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The above photos were taken in the Village of Perry early this afternoon. 

Trees were reported to have fallen across power lines, and power lines were reported down at the "Five Corners" near the Arrowmart at Leichester and Lake roads.

Responding to the scene included Perry and Perry Center fire departments, and Perry Police.

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The above photos were taken earlier this afternoon at the corner of routes 77 and 20A. 

Officials say the winds were reported to have peaked at 102 mph, causing three tractor-trailers to get blown over. 

No injuries were reported in these three incidents.

Responding to the scene included the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department, and Harris Corners, Varysburg, Bennington, Sheldon, Strykersville, and North Java fire departments.

Route 77 was closed for a short time while crews removed the vehicles from the road.

UPDATE 6:25 p.m.: Authorities report Route 77 has been reopened to traffic, the scene has been cleared. However, the light at routes 20A and 77 is still not functioning.

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The two photos above are from Route 354 in Bennington. 

One of the trees blocked the eastbound lane of traffic for a short time.

Responding to the scene was the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department and a county highway worker.

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The three photos above were taken in Attica, in which the Village is reported to have a widespread power outage, along with closed roads due to fallen trees and power lines across roadways.

Responding to the scenes was the Attica Police Department.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 9:59 am

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The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism announces that Merle Maple Farm of Attica, has been named the 2017 Agribusiness of the year. The annual award was presented at the 10th Annual Pride of Agriculture dinner Saturday at the North Java Fire Department, Java.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we were very pleased to present the Agribusiness award to Lyle and Dottie Merle and Merle Maple Farm for their commitment to Wyoming County’s agriculture industry and their support of the community,” said Chamber President Scott Gardner. “The Merle’s are a strong voice for the maple industry, dedicated to education and their craft, and are outstanding agricultural ambassadors for Wyoming County.”

In his opening remarks, Gardner touched upon the legacy those in agriculture leave.

“In that word are meanings like family, tradition, commitment, passion, and an eye to the future. The legacy is borne out of the blood, sweat and tears of our pasts, the hard decisions and the growing pains, achievements of innovation, and knowing that you’re doing this for posterity.

“To leave a legacy you have to love what you do and instill that in your children and grandchildren by fostering pride, purpose, and ownership, through dedication and a belief in the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ agriculture is important.”

The annual agribusiness award is given to a business that exemplifies the following criteria: contributions to the economic vitality and quality of life of Wyoming County, capital investments, business expansions, job growth, community involvement, and their contributions that strengthen their industry sector.

The Pride of Agriculture dinner also featured the annual presentation of the coveted Pride of Agriculture -- Good Neighbor Award, given to Charles and Velma Seewaldt, of Varysburg, and the new Friend of Wyoming County Agriculture award given to Jodi Smith, of Arcade. Both awards are given by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County, the Wyoming County Farm Bureau, and the Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism offices. 

See related: Merle Maple Farm awarded Agribusiness of the Year

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Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:18 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Beaver Meadow, North Java.
Event Date and Time: 
March 22, 2017 -
9:30am to 12:00pm
Learn how to participate in an Audubon Day at Beaver Meadow, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. We’ll demonstrate three of our most popular programs taught at an Audubon Day. You’ll receive printouts for each program and learn how to teach them with an emphasis on hands-on activities and how learning can be fun. The next step will be to shadow others at your convenience to see how you can personalize your contribution.
 
Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:15 am
Event Date and Time: 
March 8, 2017 -
9:30am to 12:00pm
How to Lead a Tour: Building a Culture of Curiosity. Join staff at Beaver Meadow, 1610 Welch Road, North Java, and discover how to dive deeper into guided inquiry. Learn tips and tricks to lead a tour that is both engaging and also helps to set up a culture in which students feel comfortable discussing science ideas in nature. 
Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:10 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Beaver Meadow, North Java.
Event Date and Time: 
March 4, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Naturalist Tom Kerr at Beaver Meadow, 1610 Welch Road, North Java, as we take a nocturnal hike in search of the Owls that call Beaver Meadow their home. We'll be looking and listening for Eastern Screech-owls and Barred Owls.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.  $5.

Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:07 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, birds, Beaver Meadow, North Java.
Event Date and Time: 
March 4, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join Naturalist Tom Kerr at Beaver Meadow, 1610 Welch Road, North Java, for a short talk inside and birding walk outside to introduce you to the hobby of bird watching.

We’ll go over binoculars, field guides, mobile apps, and some of the common birds you are likely to find at Beaver Meadow. 

Pre-registration is required. Binoculars and field guides are provided. $5.

Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:04 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, mAPLE, North Java.
Event Date and Time: 
March 25, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
The Buffalo Audubon Society Sugar Shanty at Beaver Meadow, 1610 Welch Road, North Java, will be open for public viewing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays during the month of March. 
Stop in and see the staff in action as they turn maple sap into sweet syrup.  Free.
Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:02 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Maple Syrup, North Java.
Event Date and Time: 
March 11, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
The Buffalo Audubon Society Sugar Shanty at Beaver Meadow, 1610 Welch Road, North Java, will be open for public viewing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays during the month of March. 
Stop in and see the staff in action as they turn maple sap into sweet syrup.  Free.
Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:01 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Maple Syrup, North Java.
Event Date and Time: 
March 4, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
The Buffalo Audubon Society Sugar Shanty at Beaver Meadow, 1610 Welch Road, North Java, will be open for public viewing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays during the month of March. 
Stop in and see the staff in action as they turn maple sap into sweet syrup.  Free.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 3:57 pm

The State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo has announced its dean's list for the fall 2016 semester. To be on the list, a student must have achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average while taking a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Students named to the dean’s list include:

    • Maura Cupicha, of Wyoming;

    • Elijah Buck, of Warsaw;

    • Jamie Irwin, of Perry;

    • Samantha Pawlicki, of North Java;

    • Spencer Head and Kassandra Johnston, both of Attica; and

    • Ryan Madden, of Arcade.

Monday, January 30, 2017 at 6:19 pm

News from Sheldon:

Tax Bills Due

The Town Tax Collector, Donna Almeter, will be at the Sheldon Town Hall, 1380 Centerline Road, Strykersville, from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31. 

The last day to pay without penalty is Jan. 31.

Varysburg Fire Department Chicken Barbecue

Don’t want to cook on Super Bowl Sunday and support your local fire department? Stop by the Varysburg Fire Hall between 1 and 4 p.m. Feb. 5 and pick up a chicken barbecue.

Advance sale tickets only. The cost is $10 and can be purchased at C&G Prallers Inc. Citgo, 2600 Route 20A, Varysburg, or by calling (585) 535-7321.

2017 anti-rabies vaccination clinics will be held: 
    • March 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Wyoming County Highway Department, 4328 Route 19, Silver Springs (Rock Glen);
    • June 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Perry Village Highway Department, S. Federal St., Perry;
    • June 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Arcade Town Highway Department, Route 98, Arcade;
    • July 19th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Attica Town Highway Department, Route 98, Attica; and
    • Oct. 14 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Wyoming County Highway Department.
Dogs, cats and ferrets three months old or older will be vaccinated at these clinics. 

The initial vaccination is good for one year only; for dogs and cats each vaccination thereafter will be effective for three years. Ferrets must be vaccinated yearly. 

Animals must be accompanied by someone able to control them. 

This is a free clinic for Wyoming County residents – donations accepted. Out of county residents will be charged $10 per animal. 

For more information call the Wyoming County Health Department at (585) 786-8894.

Sheldon Youth Cross-country Ski Day

Youth Recreation Cross-country Ski Day at Byrncliff Resort will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 (weather permitting).

The cost is $10 for adults and Sheldon youth 18 years old and under are free. 

Sign up Feb. 20 in the pro shop at Byrncliff.

Along with cross-country skiing, patrons can also try the tubing sledding hill. Bring your own tubes or sleds if you have them (no sharp metal edges or runners).

Office of the Assessor

The Town of Sheldon has contracted with the Wyoming County Office of Real Property, 143 N. Main St., Warsaw, for assessment services. 

For more information, contact Mary Kern at (585) 786-8828 or via email at mkern@wyomingco.net. Additionally, she will be at the Sheldon Town Hall from noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 15.

Facebook Page

The Town of Sheldon's Facebook page is an easy and quick way to post town notices and events, “like” its page to stay up to date on the goings on in the community. Have an event to share? Send the town clerk notices to help spread the word.

Harris Corners Fire Department gun raffle

The Harris Corners Fire Department is hosting a gun raffle April 8 at the North Java Fire Hall, 4274 Route 98, North Java.

Tickets are $20. To buy a chance, call (585) 591-8132. A limited number of tickets are available.

Town clerk new cell number

The town clerk’s new cell phone number is  (716) 598-0378. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 11:00 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, North Java, Santa.
Event Date and Time: 
December 18, 2016 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Children from the community are invited to come see Santa at the North Java Fire Department from noot to 2 p.m. Dec. 18. Free refreshments served and the Java Town Recreation will be there doing crafts with the kids. Presents donated by the Varysburg Lions Club and North Java Fire Department.

Monday, November 28, 2016 at 3:03 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, nature, North Java, Beaver Meadow.
Event Date and Time: 
December 10, 2016 -
1:45pm to 5:00pm

The Beaver Meadow Audubon Center is a place where people can connect with nature and learn about the habitats, ecosystems and wildlife of Western New York. Beaver Meadow is a 384 acre preserve with 8 miles of trails and a nature center with displays and classrooms. Towering forests, diverse wetlands and scenic meadows can be found at Beaver Meadow.

Monday, November 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Beaver Meadow, North Java, nature.

Press release:

The Beaver Meadow Audubon Center is a place where people can connect with nature and learn about the habitats, ecosystems and wildlife of Western New York. Beaver Meadow is a 384-acre preserve with eight miles of trails and a nature center with displays and classrooms. Towering forests, diverse wetlands and scenic meadows can be found at Beaver Meadow.

Community members are invited to participate in two focus group sessions at the Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, Welch Road, North Java, on Dec. 10. The purpose of the focus groups is to identify major thematic areas or topics that will be woven through our plans for the center’s exhibits, activities and interpretive displays, both indoors and outdoors. 

The two sessions will be conducted by David Catlin of David Catlin Consulting LLC. Catlin has been instrumental in the design of Nature Centers across the country. He will lead two interactive discussions that will identify what visitors to the center hope to learn or experience. 

The first group  – meeting from 1:45 to 3 p.m. for adults –  is designed to identify the type of experience they hope to have when they visit Beaver Meadow, and the type of information they would like to learn at the Center. 

The second group – meeting from 3:45 to 5 p.m. for children 8 to 10 years old – centers on their individual and collective ideas and perspectives about nature.

During each session, snacks and refreshments will be provided. Children and adults who attend will be able to experience the trails, exhibits and facilities of Beaver Meadow before or after their session. If you are interested in participating in one of these focus groups and guiding the future of the Center, contact Director of Education Lauren Makeyenko, at (585) 457-3228 or at info@buffaloaudubon.org

Buffalo Audubon Society promotes the appreciation and enjoyment of the natural world through education and stewardship. The Beaver Meadow Audubon Center was started by Buffalo Audubon in 1952, and is the site of many of our programs and activities. More information can be found at www.buffaloaudubon.org.

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

Monday, November 7, 2016 at 9:50 am

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Seven fire departments responded to a shop fire at 4463 Wethersfield Road, Gainesville, early Sunday evening.

Crews from Gainesville, Silver Springs, Pike, Bliss, Warsaw, North Java, and Alexander fire departments were on the scene for four-and-one-half hours battling the blaze. Fire Chief in Charge was Gainesville Fire Chief Greg Lockwood, Assisting at the scene included Wyoming County Emergency Services and Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies. Standing by at empty stations were Arcade, Perry, Castile, Varysburg, Nunda and Fillmore fire departments.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Damages from the fire are estimated at $50,000.

The shop was being used to make craft items for sale at craft shows. 

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Monday, October 24, 2016 at 11:24 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, fire, Arcade, Bliss, Strykersville, North Java, Sheldon.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, the house at 1247 Route 39, Arcade, was already completely consumed by fire.

Crews from Arcade, Bliss, Strykersville, North Java, Sheldon, Chaffee/Sardinia, and Yorkshire fire departments were on the scene for five hours Sunday morning battling the blaze.

Arcade Fire Chief Tom Beiersdorf was the fire chief in charge with Wyoming County Emergency Services, Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department, the Red Cross, Arcade Electric, National Fuel, and Arcade Police Department assisting at the scene. Standing by at empty fire stations included Strykersville and Sheldon fire departments.

No one was home at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported. The estimated loss is $75,000, with the house and contents deemed a total loss.

The investigation is continuing.

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