Bob Jeffrey showcases the parlor of his Miller home, The Faithful Remnant, with the air of a docent strolling through a museum of history. He proudly points out the upstairs floorboards that also serve as the living room ceiling, still covered in the original milk paint the house’s builder brushed on in 1879.
The Chautauqua Lake Association is a nonprofit that works 13 weeks a year to maintain the health and productivity of the lake. Monday night, members convened for the organization’s annual meeting.
In 1968, CBS Reports showed a documentary called “Hunger in America.” The film illustrated the face of late ’60s poverty: uneducated, unemployed men and women raising skinny-legged kids in run-down shacks. Senior citizens and children were the worst affected. One in 20 Americans at the time struggled with hunger, a figure just above the unemployment rate.
Hunger in the United States looks different than anywhere else in the world, according to National Geographic photographer Amy Toensing.
Most people have heard the talk on the birds and the bees. The birds, butterflies and botany speech is a little less common. Terry Mosher, former president of the Lake Erie Bird Club, will be speaking at 12:15 p.m. today in Smith Wilkes Hall on the subject of “Birds, Blooms, and Butterflies,” and how it is possible to set a natural calendar by the appearance of certain species.
In the National Geographic Society’s flagship year of 1888, eminent French economist and statistician Pierre Émile Levasseur estimated the global population to be 1.483 billion.
An airborne fighter crash-lands into the 49-acre Big Pond at the Jamestown Audubon Center. The black, spiked escape pod jettisoned from above sinks into the murky depths to settle in the thick sludge blanketing the pond’s floor.
Thousands of visitors each year flock to Chautauqua Lake to take in its beauty, but how many of these people actually see it? This is one of the questions conservationist and retired high school teacher Jane Conroe will address at her Bird, Tree & Garden Brown Bag lecture “Chautauqua Lake: Seeing Her with New Eyes,” at 12:15 p.m. today in Smith Wilkes Hall.
The 2014 season showcases a new host of initiatives aimed at generating interest in environmental issues affecting the local public.