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Photos submitted to Times Observer Pack 6 Wolf Scouts toured the police and fire stations in Warren to meet requirements for Wolf Scout Adventure: Council Fire. Above, from left, are Scouts Brody Connolly, Degan Peterson, Daniel Straight, and R.J. Frederick with Officer Labesky. Below, firefighters with Scouts RJ, Brody, Degan, and Daniel.

Bridge results

Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Peggy Morgan placed first and Connie Michell was second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Donna Hickey and Bill Massa were first and second. Donna Holding came in first Thursday evening at the library with Dave Benedict in second.

The winners of the annual Bridge Marathon at the Woman’s Club were Marcy O’Brien and Magda Fanaritis. Second place went to Nan Cashman and Mary Conarro. Thank you to all who participated and the kitchen crew who fed us.

Caregivers’ Support Group meeting

The February meeting of the Thursday Caregivers’ Support Group will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Grace United Methodist Church, Eaton Room, 501 PA Ave. E., Warren. Enter the church from the PA. Ave. entrance. The meeting is open to the public. All caregivers and any interested persons are welcome.

Photos submitted to Times Observer Pack 6 Wolf Scouts toured the police and fire stations in Warren to meet requirements for Wolf Scout Adventure: Council Fire. Above, from left, are Scouts Brody Connolly, Degan Peterson, Daniel Straight, and R.J. Frederick with Officer Labesky. Below, firefighters with Scouts RJ, Brody, Degan, and Daniel.

A time of sharing of concerns related to specific caregiving situations will be provided. Some topics may include personal care issues, such as bathing, behaviors, respite care, and types of dementia. Many brochures (free) and books are available (to borrow). For more information, call Linda at 726-1199.

High School Bowl

Chautauqua Lake Central School defeated Panama Central School, 72-13, and Tidioute Community Charter School, 44-28, in recent Media One High School Bowl matches at Jamestown Community College.

Jackson Janicki and Jonah Reyda earned Player of the Match honors.

The Chautauqua Lake team included Sydney Hawkins, Hannah Weise, Devin Putney, and Sebastian Lanphere.

Summer Dracup, Aurora Gould, Nora Engstrom, Kate Kester, and Connor Tremblay competed for Panama.

Tidioute team members included Jacob Hulse, Natalie Valentine, Jerry Smith, Brayden Toomey, Kelsey Nuttall, Cherdie Bacon, Jacinda Zeller, and Jenna Hunt.

High School Bowl, now in its 59th year, is produced by Media One Group in cooperation with JCC. High School Bowl airs at 12:10 p.m. on Saturdays on radio station WJTN and at 7 a.m. on Sundays on radio station WWSE. Matches can also be heard online at radiojamestown.com/podcasts.

‘The Lost Words’ at Audubon

Stately, sneaky, fierce, and fluid: The heron and the weasel both embody these traits and more.

Written by Robert Macfarlane and beautifully illustrated by Jackie Morris, The Lost Words is the multiple award-winning book that gives guidance in retrieving 20 nature-related words that disappeared from the Oxford Junior English Dictionary in 2007.

From 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 15, Audubon Community Nature Center will explore “The Lost Words: Heron and Weasel.” You are invited to learn more about these animals, read their spells, play with words, and give them back the power of their names.

The Lost Words reminds us to stop, stare and marvel at the wonders of the natural world while reconnecting, as Morris described, with “common words [and species] that are falling from common usage.”

Continuing on the third Saturday of the month through 2020, this program series uses poetry, music, and art to strengthen participants’ emotional connection to nature.

Space is limited. The cost is $8, or $6 for members and children ages 9-15.

Paid reservations are required by Thursday, Feb. 13. They can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or going to AudubonCNC.org/Programs and clicking through “Current Schedule.”

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345, visit AudubonCNC.org, or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook.

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