Ourdoor Alliance, Woodpeckers, Bells, Genealogy

Greg Vitale, a founding member of Outdoor Alliance of Story County, told us about the formation of that organization, a non-profit that can raise money for projects and land acquisitions for parks and trail in Story County.  His particular focus today was on the informational meeting on March 10 to let the public know about the new Tedesco Environmental Learning Corridor in South Ames.  Nature Reporter Pat Schlarbaum carried on the outdoor theme with a report on woodpeckers, especially the pileated woodpecker with its distinctive drumming on hollow trees.  Pastor Marcia Kisner told how the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cambridge is keeping its 115 year old church bell ringing by putting on a comedy dinner theatre, A Bad Year for Tomatoes, in the new Cambridge City Center this weekend.  Mary Logsdon, director of Adult Services at the Ames Public Library, came to the KHOI studio to tell us about the many ways the library is partnering with the Story County Genealogical Society.  She was joined by Alice Hoyt Veen, Certified Genealogist. who will be teaching A Genealogy Proof Standard course to guide people in evaluating the materials they find.


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Originally broadcast 02/28/2018
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