Month: May 2017

Teacher stories 12: Huth Road’s Art Rock Star

Today’s teacher story is about Dana Allen, who teaches art at Huth Road Elementary School. Her students’ creative works add color and excitement to the school’s corridors. Occasionally, the works of the student artists can be seen at the Grand Island Memorial Library, in the conference room.    Did you have any other career dreams …

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“Nobody falls in love with an abuser”

No one ever expects to become a victim of domestic violence, said Mary Travers Murphy, executive director of the Family Justice Center, who spoke at a community gathering at the Buffalo Launch Club in Grand Island on Wednesday, May 24th. The purpose of the gathering was to discuss the possibility of building a new Family …

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The 52-week photography project: the world near by

The theme for week nineteen of the 52-week photography project is “back yard” (story). Dogwood Studios suggests: “Give us a glimpse into your daily life.” Well, sure. It has been a week since I posted my week eighteen photographs, which were all about purple. Here are the images and stories of the week. Tuesday, May …

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The wetlands of Buckhorn Island State Park

On Saturday, May 20th, I participated in a guided hike through Buckhorn Island State Park. The  guide was Dave, who works for New York State Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. The focus of this walk was wetlands. Dave said that there are four different types of wetlands, three of which can be found in Buckhorn …

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Teacher stories 11: Zumba instructor Nichole Becker

For today’s post, I interviewed Nichole Becker, who teaches Zumba classes at the Radisson in Grand Island, as well as various other places. The Zumbathon that Nichole organized will be held tomorrow at the Radisson. It will feature two hours of Zumba, a basket raffle, demonstration of different types of Zumba classes, and much more. …

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The continuing emerald ash story: A tree’s death

Today’s blog post is a photo essay, which documents the removal of a dead ash tree from Town Commons, just outside of Grand Island’s Town Hall. On Wednesday, I witnessed the loss of trees in town commons.  The loss, however, had already occurred. The trees that were removed had already passed away. The area was …

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The 52-week photography project: purple magic

The theme for week eighteen of the 52-week photography project was “purple.” The Dogwood Photography Studio describes purple as the color of royalty, magic, and mystery. When I was a little kid, one of my favorite stories was Harold and the Purple Crayon, written and illustrated by Crockett Johnson. It was about a little boy …

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