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Farm provides 'living laboratory' at Medina school

Farm provides 'living laboratory' at Medina school

DISTRICT USES $25K GRANT TO BUILD BARN, PASTURE

By Tom Rivers, Editor - Orleans Hub www.orleanshub.com

MEDINA – If you drive down Mustang Drive to Medina High School, you may do a double-take. New this school year is a small barn and fenced-in pasture. There are llamas, sheep, a goat and a calf out munching on grass.

Students in boots are doing farm chores, hauling feed and water.

Welcome to the district’s agriculture program, which is taking students out of the classroom for more direct hands-on learning.

Monsanto approved a $25,000 grant for Medina to bolster its agriculture program. The grant paid for a small barn, a fence around the 1-acre pasture, security cameras, and a hydroponic system that will produce about 80 pounds of a feed a day.

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Medina High School Teacher Brings History to Life

Medina High School Teacher Brings History to Life

US History teacher Pierson Bell has a very unusual way to bring history to life to his students at Medina High School, he comes dressed to class as a British soldier.  “I am a Revolutionary War re-enactor and belong to a British regiment headquartered out of Rochester,” he says.  “I got into it as a hobby when I was in graduate school at William and Mary, which is located in Colonial Williamsburg, the 18th century living history museum.” 

 

ORLEANS/NIAGARA BOCES PRECISION MACHINE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM HAS THE RIGHT STUFF ACCORDING TO NASA

ORLEANS/NIAGARA BOCES PRECISION MACHINE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM HAS THE RIGHT STUFF ACCORDING TO NASA

The Precision Machine Technology Program at the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center had some special visitors from NASA recently. Mr. Rakonczay’s class has partnered with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) i...n their innovative HUNCH (High school students United with NASA to Create Hardware) for the past couple of years. Nancy Hall, a research scientist/aerospace engineer at the Glenn Research Center, Stacy Hale, Project Manager from Johnson Space Center and James Wagner, who works at Glenn Research Center and acts as a mentor for the HUNCH program visited the class and talked to students about NASA and how they could help with using their skills to further the space program.

Learning Choices Network Plans Three-day Alternative Learning Workshop in Buffalo

Learning Choices Network Plans Three-day Alternative Learning Workshop in Buffalo

 

Learning Choices Network (LCN), a community partnership that provides alternative educational opportunities for local youth, will host its second annual Regional Gathering Nov. 8-10 in the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo. The event will offer a wide variety of topics and workshops of interest to families, homeschoolers and educators who value rich learning experiences. Distinguished speakers will include progressive educators from New York, Washington, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Vermont.

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ORLEANS/NIAGARA BOCES CLASSES ADD TO LEWISTON FIRE DEPARTMENT’S NEW LOOK

ORLEANS/NIAGARA BOCES CLASSES ADD TO LEWISTON FIRE DEPARTMENT’S NEW LOOK

Recently the Lewiston Fire Company No. 1 completed a $1.8 million dollar renovation which included increasing the size of the fire station and remodeling the existing structure.  Fire Company Director Barry Beebe felt it was time to also make lettering, address numbers and a company logo for the front of the station as well.  “Last year while watching a bad Sabres game, I started sketching out what I thought the new logo should look like and since I have a background in design, I drew it out in CAD.  We then started thinking about who we could get to make it a reality for us.” 

 

New winery expected to be big draw for Medina

New winery expected to be big draw for Medina

810 Meadworks features honey, historic location

By Tom Rivers, editor- Orleans Hub www.orleanshub.com

MEDINA – For the past several months, a former barbershop has been transformed into a winery in the historic R.H. Newell Building in downtown Medina.

Bryan and Larissa DeGraw and their friend Morris Babcock still have work to do, but on Saturday they gave 750 people on the Ale in Autumn beer-tasting event a sneak peek of what’s to come.

Incident on Ridge Road in Orleans County ends


RIDGEWAY, N.Y. - The man wanted in connection to a domestic situation this week has turned himself in.

Gerardo Quiros surrendered to State Police in Albion.

The incident happened on State Route 104 in the Town of Ridgeway Wednesday night.

Troopers say on Wednesday, they were flagged down by a woman who claimed her son pointed a gun at her while she was searching for her car keys.

Officers say they heard what was believed to be a gun shot from inside the home.

A robot was used to gain entry into the home. Members of the SWAT team searched the home and the surrounding property and were unable to locate the suspect, Gerardo Quiros.