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$200,000 available for Great Lakes Basin projects: March 19 webinar for applicants

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New York Sea Grant and DEC announce funding to enhance community and ecosystem resiliency and capitalize on NY's water-based recreation and tourism

March 19 Webinar to Help Applicants

Ithaca, N.Y.; March 6, 2018.  New York Sea Grant and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced $200,000 is available for Great Lakes ecosystem-based management projects through the New York Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program, which is administered by New York Sea Grant in partnership with DEC. Up to $25,000 is available for each project.

“These grants support eco-based recreation and tourism projects and reinforce Governor Cuomo’s statewide efforts to connect more New Yorkers with the outdoors,” said
DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. “Not only do these grants protect our environment, they support recreation and tourism, major drivers of New York’s Great Lakes Basin economy.”

“These small grants create opportunities for stakeholders to build upon the unique natural strengths of their communities to enhance environmental quality, resiliency, and the economic benefits intrinsically tied to New York’s Great Lakes coastal resources,” said New York Sea Grant Associate Director and Cornell University Cooperative Extension Assistant Director Katherine Bunting-Howarth, Ithaca, N.Y.

Application instructions are online at www.nyseagrant.org/proposals. Proposals must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. EST on May 1, 2018. A webinar to help applicants will be held March 19 at 10 a.m. For more information, contact New York Sea Grant at 315-312-3042.

Proposed projects must use a complete ecosystem-based approach rather than a single issue or single species focus, incorporate stakeholder participation, and address key priorities in the New York Great Lakes Action Agenda. Those priorities include enhancing community resiliency and ecosystem integrity through restoration, protection, and improved resource management; and enhancing recreation and tourism opportunities that capitalize on the rivers and lakes, scenic beauty, and natural and cultural resources that define the character of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region.

Eligible projects may include planning, design, implementation, information management tool development, demonstration projects, and targeted educational outreach.

Not-for-profit organizations, county and local government or public agencies, municipalities, regional planning and environmental commissions, and educational institutions, including, but not limited to, public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities are eligible to apply.

The New York Great Lakes Basin Small Grants Program is funded through the New York State Environmental Protection Fund and Article 14 of Environmental Conservation Law.



Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society March Event

Dutch Dinner 
March 7, 2018 
6:30 PM 
Pultneyville Reformed Church
7784 Hamilton St, Williamson, NY 14589
Bring a dish to pass (Dutch or other) and a table service. Dutch activity to follow.


Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society 2018 Programs

2018 W-PHS Programs - All programs are free and open to the public.

March 7     
Dutch Dinner.
6:30 PM
Pultneyville Reformed Church
Bring a dish to pass (Dutch or other) and a table service
Dutch activity to follow

April 4         
Brief history of Williamson Grange, the Grange Movement and Women's Suffrage, presented by Carol Bailey
7 PM at the Grange Hall, West Main St. (next to  Candy Kitchen)             
May 2         
 "The Heart of the Bennett's"
An original drama of the Bennett family
7 PM at Gates Hall, Pultneyville
June 6       
History of the Williamson Hardware, presented by Jim Hartsen
7 PM at the Williamson Hardware, Main St.
August 1     
Annual picnic.  Bring a dish to pass and table service
6:30 PM at the Pultneyville Reformed Church pavilion
November 7 
Harvest Dinner and Annual Meeting
6:30 PM at the Pultneyville Reformed Church
Bring a dish to pass and table service
December 5 
Christmas Potpourri II. 
An evening of community members presenting stories, musical selections and memories. Gifts collected for the Come-Unity Center
7 PM at Gates Hall, Pultneyville


Here's to Your Health Product Party at Books, ETC.

Feb 6 – Here’s to Your Health Product Party and Auction: On Tuesday, February 6, at 6:30 PM, Here’s to Your Health Product Party and Auction at Books, ETC. Come and enjoy the party and the fun. Learn about the great products from Shop.com. Free snacks and beverages will be offered. Plus, each guest will be given $1,000 in free “auction money.” This paper money can be used to bid on all the products being offered. This event is free and open to the public at Books, ETC., 78 W. Main St., Macedon NY. For more information call John at 585-474-4116 or email books_etc@yahoo.com


CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER - Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society February Event

The Heart of the Bennetts will be revealed Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Gates Hall, 4107 Lake Road, Pultneyville, NY.

This dramatic program has been prepared for the Williamson-Pultneyville Historical Society by Irene Bierer in recognition on the 2017 gift of portraits of three Bennett family members. Eleanor French bequeathed to the organization the historical paintings of her ancestors, Dr. Josiah Bennett, his wife, Ruth Reeves Bennett, and their granddaughter, Ellen Wealthy Bennett. The images now hang proudly for visitors to appreciate in the parlor room of the newly arranged Society house on Mill Street.

Based on historical family facts recorded in the Archives Department of W-PHS, public records, and obituaries provided by the local historians Craig and Susan DeNagel, this original presentation uses five vignettes or the original Bennett family members to illustrate some of their various interests and challenges.

With the use of this information and creative license to recreate interactions and conversations, the writer offers this piece of historical fiction to both edify and amuse guest with a walk back in time to 1816 when the youthful doctor first arrived in Williamson, then forth into the lives of his adult children to 1877.

As with all W-PHS programs, there is no charge, and all are welcome to glimpse the lives of this early local family.


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