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Lincoln School to hold open house
Lincoln School will hold its 100th Open House from noon to 3 p.m. June 10.

The school invites members of the community to tour the building. The school will have displays and activities prepared for the afternoon. The school's parent-teacher association will host a chicken barbeque outside from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The school invites alumni to help decorate the school's halls with memorabilia such as pictures, stories, report cards or even games. Bring them to the school or call 315-332-3342 prior to June 1.

Lincoln School is located at 1014 N. Main St., in Newark.

Montezuma Audubon Center honors Driscoll & Seneca Meadows
The 8th Annual Montezuma Audubon Center Benefit will honor Mr. Matthew J. Driscoll, President and CEO of NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation, and Mr. Donald R. Gentilcore on behalf of Seneca Meadows for their outstanding service and continuing vigilance in the preservation and enhancement of the environment. 

In addition, Mr. John Sammut will present a Community Action Grant to the Center on behalf of the Royal Bank of Canada. RBC has chosen the Montezuma Audubon Center as a 2012 grant recipient and partner for a shared commitment to water stewardship, protection and the enhancement of natural resources. The Benefit is held from 5:30-7:30 and will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction.

This year’s benefit will highlight an amazing national and local success story: The Bald Eagle.  Recovered from near extinction, the success of the reintroduction of this iconic species to New York and specifically to Montezuma proves that the hard work of dedicated citizens can make a significant difference in protecting species and restoring habitat. To celebrate this success, Liberty, a non-releasable, female bald eagle and her handler, Paul Schnell from the Institute of Environmental Learning, will be on hand to mingle with honorees and attendees of the event.

The Montezuma Audubon Center is one of 46 centers nationwide with the mission of protecting and enhancing habitat for birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity. Located in Savannah, NY, the Center has hosted nearly 50,000 visitors since its inception. A popular destination for hikers, bird watchers and nature lovers; the Center focuses on restoration of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex which holds the distinction of Audubon’s First Globally Significant Important Bird Area.  The Center delivers high quality education programs that focus on connecting communities, families and schools in “hands on” programs that support conservation and encourage stewardship of the environment.

Nozzolio to take part in Memorial Day ceremony
Honoring our Nation’s greatest heroes as well as our region’s historic significance as the birthplace of Memorial Day, State Senator Mike Nozzolio will be participating in Memorial Day events throughout his Senate District including the Macedon ceremony.

“We have no greater obligation than to honor and thank our veterans for their service to our nation, whether in times of peace or in times of war,” said Nozzolio. “Just as our veterans recognized their duty to honor and serve their Country, we too must recognize our duty as Americans to honor the profound sacrifices they made so that we could live our lives in freedom.”

Monday, May 28
Macedon - Senator Nozzolio will honor the individuals who fought to defend our freedom at the Annual Memorial Day parade coordinated by the American Legion of Macedon, Post 494. The ceremonies will begin at 11 a.m. at the Macedon Center Historical Society Academy building on Route 31F (Macedon Center Road).

“Memorial Day is a powerful reminder that the freedom we enjoy as Americans is not free, but paid for with the courage, valor and sadly, the lives of thousands of our fellow Americans. I look forward to joining veterans throughout our region as we commemorate the sacrifices of our Nation’s greatest heroes,” said Senator Nozzolio.

“On Memorial Day, we remember those heroes who never returned and are grateful for those that did,” Senator Nozzolio concluded. “We honor and thank all of our veterans and our soldiers currently serving our Country for their dedication and service to our great nation.”