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Psychic night at Books, ETC.

Aug 24 - Psychic Night: On Friday, August 24 at 6:30 PM, A Gathering of Spirits at books, ETC. Carol Cieslinski will be reading in an audience setting. Feel free to bring a trinket with you for Carol to read. It should have history to it and keep it concealed until asked to show. Beverages and appetizers provided. Admission is $30 per person at the door. This is for entertainment only. Silvery Moon Jewelry, one of the sponsors of the evening will also be showing their creative pieces. Seating is limited so please make a reservation by emailing books_etc@yahoo.com or by calling John Cieslinski at 585-474-4116. Books, ETC., 78 W. Main St., Macedon, NY.


Name That Boat and Win It at NY State Fair

Richard Bush rows the dory he built at the
2017 Great New York State Fair.
Will you name it and win it this year?
 Photo: New York Sea Gran
Syracuse, NY: August 15, 2018.  The Great New York State Fair visitor who submits the best name for the dory built at the Fair last year will win it.

Those who submit Name-that-Boat entries at the new "Path Through Maritime History: NY Lighthouses and Lifesaving" exhibit will also have the opportunity to win a daily prize of a family pass to the H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego, NY.

The Fair runs from August 22 through Labor Day September 3, 2018.

Fair-goers will find contest rules and can submit entries at the Lighthouses exhibit developed by New York Sea Grant and sponsored by the Central New York Boating Industries Association, Central New York Boat Show, Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway, and Great New York State Fair.

A dory is a small, shallow-draft boat with a flat bottom. A 9-foot-long dory was built by Richard Bush at the NY Maritime Heritage Exhibit and launched on Labor Day at the 2017 Great New York State Fair.

At this year's Fair, Bush will construct a 12-foot-long strip-built kayak and talk about his techniques with visitors daily 11 am-12 pm, 1-2 pm, and 3-4 pm at the Lighthouses and Lifesaving exhibit.

Bush has been teaching basic boat building to families at the H. Lee White Maritime Museum for the past 13 summers. His first experience with building a boat at the State Fair was last year. He built the dory and a stitch-and-glue kayak.

"Some Fair visitors came back several days to watch the process. They were intrigued by the techniques used and that someone could actually use their hands and in less than 15 hours have a useable boat," says Bush, an Associate Professor in the Department of Technology at the State University of New York at Oswego.

The winner of the Name That Boat contest will be selected from the 12 daily winners and announced at 10:30 am on Labor Day when the kayak built this year is launched into the State Fair pond.

In addition to the boat building demonstrations and dory naming contest, the "Path Through Maritime History: NY Lighthouses and Lifesaving" exhibit includes an interactive kiosk with information on the more than 70 existing lighthouses in New York, female lighthouse keepers, and the technology of lighthouses; and maritime artifacts associated with the lighthouse and lifesaving service.

Activities at the exhibit include a real-time fish-cam broadcast and the daily 2-4 pm opportunity for Fair visitors to try operating an underwater remotely-operated vehicle used by the Great Lakes Research Consortium for freshwater coastal research.

For ticket information, map, and more details about the 2018 Great New York State Fair, visit nysfair.ny.gov. For more details on New York Sea Grant's maritime history programming, visit www.nyseagrant.org/davewhite.


New York Sea Grant names Bunting-Howarth as Interim Director

New York Sea Grant Interim Director Katherine Bunting-Howarth

Ithaca, NY; August 11, 2018.  The New York Sea Grant (NYSG) Board of Governors and Stony Brook University Provost Michael Bernstein have approved the appointment of Katherine Bunting-Howarth, Ph.D., J.D., as Interim Director of the NYSG Institute.

Bunting-Howarth has served as an Associate Director of New York Sea Grant since 2011; she will continue as Assistant Director of Cornell University Cooperative Extension, where NYSG maintains an office. Sea Grant also has offices in New York's Great Lakes region in Buffalo, Newark and Oswego.

"I am honored by this interim appointment and the opportunity to provide leadership at the helm of the New York Sea Grant Program. Together, as a team, the staff of New York Sea Grant will continue to excel at 'Bringing Science to the Shore' to serve New York State's marine and freshwater communities," said Bunting-Howarth.

Bunting-Howarth holds a Ph.D. in Marine Studies with a concentration in marine policy from the University of Delaware and a Juris Doctorate with a certificate in environmental and natural resource law from the University of Oregon.

Bunting-Howarth will maintain an office at 112 Rice Hall at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and will also work from 125 Nassau Hall on the State University of Stony Brook campus. She can be reached at 607-255-2832 or 631-632-6905, kathybh@cornell.edu or katherine.bunting-howarth@stonybrook.edu.

She is preceded by William Wise, who retired as New York Sea Grant Director in late June after a more than 40-year career in marine and environmental sciences.

New York Sea Grant, a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Sea Grant College Program. For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube links.

NYSG offers a free e-list signup via www.nyseagrant.org/coastlines for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, published quarterly, and an occasional e-newsletter via www.nyseagrant.org/blog.


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Art Reception for Kim Kraft and Jen Henry

Aug 18 – Art Reception for Kim Craft and Jenifer Henry: On Saturday, August 18, at 6:30 pm, Art Reception for Kim Craft and Jenifer Henry at Books, ETC. Both artists work exemplifies the mystical and spiritual.  This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 585-474-4116 or email at books_etc@yahoo.com.



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