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Photo submitted to Times Observer Cambridge Retirement Living’s residents and staff of Cambridge Warren collected and donated warm winter socks to Warren County students this year.It was a continuation of a clothing drive tradition at Cambridge Warren, a tradition which Cambridge Retirement Living Executive Director Karen Lucks says brings retired residents and the families of residents closer to young people during the holiday season. Socks — as part of the annual drive — were delivered to Warren County School District in December.

Fire services meeting

A Fire Services meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, at Clarendon Fire Hall. Dinner will be at 7 p.m. with a meeting to follow.

‘Oh Say, Can You Sing?’

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ “Oh Say, Can You Sing?” competition is officially open. The Pirates’ gameday events group is now accepting submissions for the popular “Oh Say, Can You Sing?” competition scheduled to take place at the 2019 PiratesFest at PNC Park.

The annual competition invites fans to showcase their singing ability and selects one talented winner to sing the National Anthem before a game at PNC Park.

Now through Friday, Jan. 18, fans can enter at pirates.com/anthem for the opportunity to audition to sing the National Anthem before a 2019 Pirates home game.

Once the entry period expires, a panel of internal judges will choose eight finalists to audition at the 2019 PiratesFest at PNC Park, with one lucky winner chosen to sing the National Anthem before a game (at an agreed upon date) in 2019.

As in the past, fans can still audition during a brief on-site competition (from noon to 1 p.m.), but only two finalists will be chosen on-site, with the majority of the finalists coming from the online entries.

The final auditions with the top 10 finalists will take place starting at 2 p.m. the day of PiratesFest as finalists will be invited to sing in front of Pirates players and other guest judges.

Fans wishing to submit an entry should email a video file or a link to a recording of them singing an a cappella version of the National Anthem to NationalAnthem@pirates.com. The link may be upload to sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (ensure privacy settings on social media sites are turned off to guarantee judges can view content).

With the email, entrants should also be sure to include their name, address, phone number and email address. A confirmation email will be sent once the entry is received by Pirates staff.

PiratesFest, presented by Chick-fil-a Pittsburgh, is an all-day event that takes place at PNC Park on Saturday, Jan. 26, and is free to the public from noon to 5 p.m.

Game Commission recruiting warden class

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is recruiting the 32nd class of State Game Warden Cadets at its Ross Leffler School of Conservation in Harrisburg.

The State Civil Service Commission on or about Jan. 28 will post a job announcement for and begin accepting applications from prospective cadets, under the official application title of “wildlife conservation officer” through www.employment.pa.gov. The application period will remain open until Feb. 23, 2019, or until 1,000 applications are received, whichever occurs first.

The class will report for training in March 2020 and graduate in 2021.

The Game Commission is seeking up to 35 qualified candidates who have a genuine interest in becoming State Game Wardens.

For more information about the position and how to apply to become a State Game Warden Cadet, visit www.pgc.pa.gov and click on Information & Resources, then Careers and Volunteers.

Applications will be accepted only online.

Doors Open J’town

Doors Open Jamestown, on the third Saturday in January, is a day when Jamestown, N.Y., museums and attractions are open free of charge to everyone.

You are invited to explore Audubon Community Nature Center and grounds as part of this community-wide event.

Check out what is going on throughout the greater Jamestown area, where every participating location will have door prizes. More information is located on the event Facebook page, Doors Open Jamestown.

At Audubon, visit exhibits, live animals, and trails.

The three-story Nature Center building contains interactive displays, a collection of live animals, and the Blue Heron Gift Shop.

The 600-acre wetland preserve with more than five miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing, and Liberty, the non-releasable Bald Eagle, can be visited from dawn until dusk daily.

Nature Play Day, a free event the third Saturday of every month, is also January 19. Adults can bring their kids ages 2-8 and stay with them any time from 10 a.m. to noon in the Nature Play Area, then enjoy Audubon’s other features.

Remember to dress for the weather to explore the outdoor elements of the Nature Center.

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren.

To learn more about Audubon, call (716) 569-2345 or visit auduboncnc.org. Regular Nature Center building hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is always free on Sundays.

LICC meeting

The Local Interagency Coordinating Council will next meet at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Warren Area Elementary Center (WAEC).

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