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State Horse Council to hold members' luncheon

CHERRY CREEK -- State Sen. M. Catharine Young, R-Olean, and Tom Seay, host of the RFD-TV show "Best of America by Horseback," will address the New York State Horse Council on Saturday during the organization's annual members' luncheon at Cherry Creek Inn.

Seay will discuss his border-to-border horseback ride and later Saturday he will film the Cattaraugus/Chautauqua Chapter's Adopt-A-Resource project in the Pine Hill/South Valley State Lands south of Randolph. The project involves 26 miles of multiple-use trails and a camping area, funded by a $33,000 grant from the Council.

The organization invites the public to attend the weekend-long event that begins Friday with a cowboy gathering. To reserve a spot, call 532-3357 or e-mail lleising@netsync.net.

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'Sweet Side of Maple' will be webinar topic

ITHACA -- The Cornell Cooperative Extension's ForestConnect webinar series continues Wednesday with "The Sweet Side of Maple," as a production option for woodland owners. Preregistration and a high-speed connection is necessary to participate in the webinar, but previous participants need not need reregister.

Registration is available at http://www.dnr.cornell.edu/ext/forestcon nect/web.htm and continuing Forestry Education credits may be available.

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Poetry reading planned in Olean Library Gallery

OLEAN -- Poet Tom Krampf, of Hinsdale, will read from his new book, "Poems to My Wife and Other Women," at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Olean Public Library Gallery. A book signing will follow the reading.

Krampf, who spent many years organizing the Olean Public Library's literary program, has taught poetry and creative writing in the Olean area. He has published five books of poems since 1976 and has read his work on National Public Radio.

In 2001, he was awarded a teaching residency at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castelbar, Ireland, and in 2005, his long "Subway Prayer" poem was translated into French. He participated in "Printemps des Poetes" literary festival in LaRochelle, France, in 2006 and was one of the first U.S. poets invited to read at the Eden Mills Literary Festival in Ontario.

The library is located at 134 N. Second St.

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