Lenox is co-owner of Rush Outdoors, a television show that focuses on hunting and fishing destinations in New York. The show is wrapping up filming for its second season.
WATERPORT – When people outside New York State think of New York, they likely first think of a big city with skyscrapers. Tim Andrus and John Lenox want them to think of white-tailed deer, Chinook salmon and the Great Outdoors.
The county has a 30-second commercial that airs on the show and also has been regularly featured as part of Rush Outdoors.
The crew from Rush Outdoors spent Thursday filming in the county, with most of the footage shot from the Archer’s Club along the Oak Orchard River. Lenox said it was ideal with the leaves falling and men in waders reeling in numerous big fish.
The show was launched last year on one network, Time Warner Cable Sports. Andrus, a Kent resident, is host of the show that has grown to seven networks in New York, with viewers in southern Ontario and Pennsylvania.
Lenox said Andrus has proven popular with viewers.
“Tim is one of the most likable people you’ll ever meet,” Lenox said. “He represents the sponsors and the show really well.”
“From the Orleans County standpoint, we were looking to get on television at a reasonable price,” he said.
Andrus is pleased with the momentum and growing audience for the show, which is now in 4 million homes in New York.
Tim Andrus of Kent is host of Rush Outdoors WATERPORT – When people outside New York State think of New York, they likely first think of a big city with
Another father, Mak, who also came with his primary schoolchildren and a baby in a trolley, said his children have been stuck at home as schools have been suspended since the Lunar New Year holiday.
“I’ve actually brought my hat that I modified and attached a face shield to – in case many people gather around me all of a sudden.”
A father, Lau, who brought his son and daughter, six and eight, said he wanted to take his family away from the crowd and spend a weekend getaway at the beach.
Tai Mo Shan, Kowloon Peak, Repulse Bay and Sai Kung were also packed with citizens craving for fresh air.
A woman lying on a picnic blanket without wearing a mask said the harborfront was an “open outdoor area with good air ventilation” and believed the novel coronavirus could not spread in such an environment. “I’m here with my husband and two pet dogs. Even if we humans can stay home all day, my dogs need some exercise as a way to spend their energy,” she said.
“But I think it’s okay because the barbecue stoves are quite far apart and we pay much attention to personal hygiene,” he said, adding he disinfected all cooking utensils before starting the barbecue.
“In Hong Kong we have already seen our nature trails getting trashed by masks,” he said.
In recent weekends, people have queued at the bus terminal at Shau Kei Wan to escape to Shek O.
Former Medical Association president Gabriel Choi Kin said if there are many people hiking at the same time, hikers should still put on face masks as there could be an “invisible patient” with no symptoms around them.
Many Hongkongers are heading for the mountains and beaches for fresh air and picnics to escape the coronavirus.In recent weekends, people ha…