• Art in the Wilds 2018 Call for Artists
    Article Contributed byArt in the Wilds The Twelfth Annual Art in the Wilds is returning to Kane, PA this summer and fine artists and fine craftsmen are invited to go to our website to view the show Rules and Guidelines! This outdoor, juried fine arts event will be held on ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-22
  • Mentoring Programs Impact Community Living for the Good
    Article Contributed byLisa Yaggie There is an African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Pretty deep when you think about what that statement is really getting at. It should be acknowledged that it can be challenging at times to get through things alone. Asking others for ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-22
  • Slaying Ourselves with Social Media
    Contributing WriterSteve Sorensen I don’t go many places on social media. I don’t Twitter tweet, or follow anyone who does. I’m not on Instagram or Pinterest, or MySpace. And I haven’t yet figured out what LinkedIn is all about. I limit myself to Facebook and a couple of specialized ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-22
  • CCB Announces New Managers at their Jamestown and Dunkirk Locations
    Article Contributed byCattaraugus County Bank CCB (Cattaraugus County Bank) is pleased to announce the addition of Sean Connor and Tricia Moore to its management team. Both new managers hold the title of Assistant Vice President, Business Development and Lending. Sean heads up CCB’s Jamestown branch, while Tricia assumes leadership ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-22
  • Fenton Park
    The mansion and statueArticle Contributed byJoan V. Cusimano Lindquist Before the Fenton mansion became the Fenton Museum and History Center and before its address was changed from 68 S. Main Street to 67 Washington Street, the dwelling and its grounds, originally named Walnut Grove, were known by the residents of ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-22
  • Dandelion Puff
    Contributing WriterPastor Scott Hannon St. John Lutheran Church Amherst, NY When I was a child I walked to school. During warm days I always walked on the edge of the sidewalk just in case there was a dandelion puff nearby. I was a firm believer that blowing away the seeds ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-22
  • Brandon & Heidi Hatch to Play at Soup and A Song
    Brandon & Heidi HatchArticle Contributed bySt. Susan Center On Saturday, January 27th St. Susan Center will again open its doors to host the Winter Soup and a Song Series. The entertainment will be provided by Brandon & Heidi Hatch. Brandon and Heidi met while on tour with “Heartsong,” a band ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-22
  • Bouncing Back? It’s What Comes Next
    Photo Courtesy of Sam’s Club EmployeeArticle Contributed byWalt Pickut Brian Nelson pointed down Falconer’s Main Street toward the site of last year’s devastating fire on March 22, still a vacant lot choked with charred debris. “This place will not stay vacant like that one. I can promise you that,” he ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-22
  • January Trivia
    The post January Trivia appeared first on Jamestown Gazette. ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-22
  • Splish Splash
    Winter slush is a mess. It makes your car a mess, the roads sloppy and the sidewalks miserable. But worst of all, it is horrible to wear. Please be considerate of pedestrians on sidewalks and crosswalks. I just saw a guy nearly drowned in freezing, muddy slush by a ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-22
  • Frank A. Vassallo Memorial Fund Established at CRCF
    Frank A. VassalloArticle Contributed byChautauqua Region Community Foundation The family of Frank A. Vassallo recently established a fund in his memory at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. The Frank A. Vassallo Memorial Fund will provide financial support to Starflight, Inc., in Jamestown, a medevac service that transports critically ill and ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-17
  • Lincoln Elementary School Donates PB & J to Boys & Girls Club
    Lincoln Elementary School second graders, Owen Eckman, Ryan Engquist, Avannah Watson, Mya Sneed and Brynn Davis delivered the school’s peanut butter and jelly donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown Executive Director Jeff Kroon.Article Contributed byJamestown Public Schools Lincoln Elementary School students and staff collected over 100 jars ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-17
  • Prendergast Library to Hold Short Film Festival
    Library volunteer Brandon Caruso films librarian Michael Magnuson and patron Jeremy Ferrell.Article Contributed byJames Prendergast Library The Prendergast Library will hold a film festival on February 9, 2018 featuring short films submitted by members of the community. Participants can visit the Makerspace throughout the month of January to work on ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-17
  • Come to Audubon Nature Play Day Sunday, January 21
    Audubon Community Nature Center invites two to eight year olds and their favorite adults to Nature Play Day outdoors on Sunday afternoon, January 21. There is so much fun to be had in the snow!Article Contributed byAudubon Community Nature Center With lots of snow to look forward to, Audubon Community ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-17
  • Speech and Debate Auditions January 18, 19
    Article Contributed byJamestown Community College Adam OwensAuditions will be held January 18 and 19 for Jamestown Community College’s production of Speech and Debate. The auditions, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre, are open to JCC students, high school students, and community members. Adam Owens will direct the production, ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-17
  • LERGP Welcomes New Viticulture Extension Specialist
    The Lake Erie Regional Grape Program welcomes their new Viticulture Extension Specialist, Jackie Dresser, to their extension team.Article Contributed byCornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Lake Erie Regional Grape Program (LERGP) is pleased to announce the addition of Jackie Dresser as the Viticulture Extension ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-17
  • Nominations Sought for JCC Distinguished Alumnus Award
    Article Contributed byJamestown Community College Nominations are sought for the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award given by Jamestown Community College alumni associations at the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. Since 1980, the alumni associations have presented accomplished alumni with the Distinguished Alumnus Award, the association’s highest honor. The award is ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-16
  • RTPI Welcomes Joni Blackman as New Chief Operating Officer in 2018
    Article Contributed byRoger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History Joni BlackmanRTPI welcomed Joni Blackman as their new Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the turn of the New Year. A longtime resident of the Jamestown area, Joni has over 30 years’ experience in leading and managing not-for-profit organizations. ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-16
  • Sip ‘n Paint Fundraiser for Library
    Article Contributed byEllington Farman Library Ellington Farman Library is holding a Sip ‘n Paint Fundraiser on Tuesday February 6 at 7pm. For $35 per person you will receive painting supplies, instruction and refreshments which include a variety of wines and light snacks. Laurel Austin-Smith will be the art instructor ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-16
  • Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program (UPK) Now Accepting Applications
    Article Contributed bySouthwestern Central School District The Southwestern Central School District is now accepting applications for the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program. Admission is by lottery drawing and the program is contingent upon New York State funding. Completed applications must be returned by Friday, April 13, 2018, by 4 p.m., to be ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-16
  • Media One Radio Group Expanding WJTN Adding Channel 101.3 FM
    Article Contributed byMedia One Group A heritage AM radio station in Chautauqua County is joining the hundreds of AM stations across the nation adding a FM translator to expand its listening base. The new channel, 101.3 FM, will simulcast the existing station, WJTN, currently found on 1240 AM, according ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-16
  • Safe Driving Tips for Teen Drivers
    Article Contributed byMetro Creative Connection January 2018 is “Teen Driving Awareness Month.” Earning a driver’s license is a milestone in a young person’s life. Teenagers typically take to the open road without adults riding shotgun between the ages of 16 and 18, depending on where they live. Although this can ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-16
  • Strategies to Improve Teen Driver Safety
    · Watch the speed limit. Speeding makes it more difficult to control a vehicle. Obey the speed limit, and recognize speed limits are suggestions during ideal driving conditions. When driving in inclement weather, reduce speed, even if that means driving below the speed limit. · Reduce distractions. When driving, reduce ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-16
  • Local Attorney to Present Free Power of Attorney Clinic on Jan 20
    Local Attorney, Julie B Hewitt will lead a FREE Power of Attorney Workshop at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on January 20, 2018 at 2pmArticle Contributed bySt. Luke’s Episcopal Church The George O’Pray Legacy Society of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is sponsoring a Power of Attorney Clinic with local attorney Julie ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-16
  • Chamber Corner: January 15, 2018
    Jamestown Chamber Salute to the Finest Set for February 5 The Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce Salute to the Finest will be held on Monday, February 5 at Shawbucks Press Room. The social hour begins at 5:30, with dinner and program to follow at 6pm. This event is sponsored by ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-15
  • Chautauqua Art Gallery Holds Opening Reception
    Chautauqua Art GalleryArticle Contributed byChautauqua Art Gallery Chautauqua Art Gallery will open its doors for the first time on January 27. This newly renovated space in the heart of Lakewood N.Y. is currently showing fine art and artisan crafts by award winning regional artists. The public is invited to attend ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-15
  • Take Action Now to Stop Cervical Cancer
    Article Contributed byChautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and the Chautauqua County Cancer Services Program (CSP) reminds us that there are two ways to prevent cervical cancer, screening and HPV vaccination, and that free screenings are available to uninsured women. “Our program ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-15
  • Pearl City Arts Building
    Some of the Current Tenants (L to R): Dan Tedquist, Karen Hansen, Tim Palmgren,Braedon Jim, Craig & Michelle Benson, Mark & Brodie Carlson.Article Contributed byLisa Yaggie If you have lived in the Jamestown area for a while, you have a tendency to remember places by what they USED to be. ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-15
  • Vicki’s Award Winning Chili
    Contributing WriterVicki McGraw Brrrrr…. It has been so cold lately! For the last few weeks we have been in the middle of what many consider to be very “old fashioned” winter weather. The snow totals that have been seen in the region are nothing short of crazy, and the temperatures ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-15
  • Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Announces Banquet Ticket Locations
    Article Contributed byChautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Chip Johnson, chairman of the 37th annual Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet has announced the locations where tickets may be purchased for the February 19, 2018 event. Jamestown Cycle Shop, 10 Harrison Street, Jamestown; Matt’s News, 93 E. Third Street, ... read more
    Published on 2018-01-15

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