• Bass Fest to Underscore Value of Musicians Having a Diverse Skill Set
    Article Contributed by SUNY Fredonia The vital role that a diverse skill set can play in a musician’s pursuit of a successful career will be highlighted at Bass Fest 2022 at the State University of New York at Fredonia. “Career perspectives for the modern bassist” is the theme of the ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-26
  • Learn About Thomas Paine at Unitarian Sunday Service, January 30
    Article Contributed by Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown You may know Thomas Paine as the author of “Common Sense.” The 47-page pamphlet took colonial America by storm in 1776 and played a remarkable role in transforming a colonial squabble into the American Revolution. You can learn more when Bruce Anderson ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-26
  • Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Welcomes New Board of Directors Members
    Article Contributed by Infinity Visual & Performing Arts Infinity Visual and Performing Arts welcomes two new members to their Board of Directors! Sony Ton-Aime Sony Ton-Aime Sony Ton-Aime is a Haitian poet, essayist, and translator. He is the Michael I. Rudell Director of Literary Arts at Chautauqua Institution. In addition ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-25
  • Audubon Taking Birdseed Orders Through Friday, January 28
    Article Contributed by Audubon Community Nature Center Give your feathered friends a mid-winter treat and stock up on their favorite birdseed at a special price. Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) provides birdseed at a discounted rate at sales twice a year. Friday, January 28, 2022, is the deadline for ordering ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-25
  • “Holding Time” – A Love Story About Family
    Article Contributed by Cathy Panebianco Local photographer Cathy Panebianco’s book, Holding Time, will be available for presale beginning Monday, January 17, 2022 at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/holdingtime/holding-time. The one-month presale will be an opportunity to purchase the book in advance of publication and receive special, presale-only rewards. Panebianco will donate 50% of her ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-25
  • Audubon Has Flowers and Butterflies for Your Valentine
    Article Contributed by Audubon Community Nature Center This year, how would you like to give your Valentine – or yourself – a gift that will give years of pleasure, be good for the environment, and support Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC)? Audubon is taking orders for carefully selected seed varieties ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-24
  • Clean the Cupboard Nachos
    Contributing Writer Vicki McGraw Elegant Edibles Catering Happy New Year, friends! I hope you all had a peaceful and enjoyable holiday season, as did my family and I. Every year, the month of December (and for that matter, the whole year) seems to go by more quickly than we remember ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-24
  • Running on Empty
    Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY I noticed the gas gauge was low when I got in my car the other morning. I was in a hurry. I had a million things to do in a very short window of time. So, I ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-24
  • When Tommy Invited Me to Church
    Contributing Writer Steve Sorensen Ever since I was little I’ve always attended church regularly—every Christmas and Easter unless we got snow. My buddy Randy was also regular in church, like almost every Sunday. Randy said I shouldn’t settle for being a C and E Christian. Randy was persistent about inviting ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-24
  • St. Luke’s to Host Safe Zone Training for Adults Seeking to Support LGBTQ Youth
    Article Contributed by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church On Tuesday, January 25th at 7 pm, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will host a Safe Zone training, designed to resource for parents, grandparents, and other adults who wish to support gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered (LGBT) young people in the community. This introductory ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-24
  • Hockey is Back in Jamestown
    Interview with Jamestown Rebels Manager Jason Rent Article by Walt Pickut & Jason Rent (Manager, Jamestown Rebels) The Jamestown Rebels are back at the Northwest Arena after a year hiatus due to covid. They’re giving local fans a fun, fast-paced, and affordable return to normalcy. “And we’re thrilled with all ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-24
  • It’s more than a stick
    Contributing Editor Walt Pickut A hockey stick of the sort used in the earliest organized hockey matches in Canada consisted of a one-piece, hand-carved chunk of hornbeam—a particularly hard kind of birch native to the north woods—carved by indigenous Mi’kmaqs of Atlantic Canada, though the game itself has a long ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-24
  • Hockey Trivia
    The post Hockey Trivia appeared first on Jamestown Gazette. ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-24
  • Around Town – January 24, 2022
    Published on 2022-01-24
  • Read This Week’s Issue – January 24, 2022
    Published on 2022-01-24
  • Audubon Needs Volunteers for February 5 Snowflake Festival
    Article Contributed by Audubon Community Nature Center Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) is looking for a lot of dedicated volunteers for their 40th annual Snowflake Festival on Saturday, February 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ACNC Public Engagement Specialist Jeff Tome said, “Volunteers are needed for everything from helping with ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-19
  • Volunteers Needed Across WNY for Local Non-Profit
    Help Provide Care and Support for all Impacted by Dementia Article Contributed by Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York Tens of thousands of individuals are impacted by dementia every day across Western New York, including those living with a diagnosis, their care partners, and their families and friends. The WNY ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-19
  • Art Show Raises $2,300 for Urban Forestry Fund
    Article Contributed by Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Nearly a dozen artists inspired by the Cathedral Oaks that once lined Third Street in the City of Jamestown have donated proceeds from their sold artwork to support Jamestown’s urban forest. Organizers of the Third Street Oak Trees Art Show donated $2,341 to ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-19
  • Mental Health Association Receives Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation Grant
    Article Contributed by Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County The Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) recently received an $11,000 grant from the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF). The grant is to expand and improve MHA services at their Dunkirk location at Grace Lutheran Church, 601 Eagle Street. The ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-18
  • Children’s Book Author to Visit Ellington Library
    Article Contributed by Ellington Farman Library Aaron Measer, a local Children’s book author born and raised in Western New York, will be visiting Ellington Farman Library on Saturday January 22 from 10:30-11:30am. He will reading his new book “My Day with Grandma” and have copies for sale. As the oldest ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-18
  • Ring Elementary School third grader, Miles Baker, adds the words he used to describe Dr. Martin Luther KIng, Jr. to his project.
    Article Contributed by Zonta Club of Jamestown In April 2021, Jenna Stockwell, a senior at Jamestown High School, was awarded the Nell Newton Scholarship from Zonta Club of Jamestown. This $1,000 award is based upon merit and need and is presented to a female student who is furthering her education ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-18
  • Chautauqua County Provides At Home COVID-19 Test Kits and KN95 Masks to Local Municipalities
    Residents are Encouraged to Contact their Local Representatives to Inquire about their Distribution Efforts Article Contributed by Office of the Chautauqua County Executive Chautauqua County is distributing at home COVID-19 test kits and KN95 masks, which it received from New York State, to local municipalities. The local municipalities who requested ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-18
  • SUNY Fredonia English Students Create Stefan Zweig Digital Humanities Projects
    Article Contributed by SUNY Fredonia Two new digital humanities projects created by State University of New York at Fredonia students were launched recently on the Reed Library website to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the birth of author Stefan Zweig. The projects were produced for the ENGL 399 Digital Humanities: ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-18
  • Calhoun Family Scholarship Created for Sherman Students
    Article Contributed by Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Not only was the small community of Sherman a place for Duncan and Mary Calhoun to raise their family, it was their home. Duncan, a U.S. Navy veteran, met Mary in her native Scotland while he was stationed in Glasgow. After a whirlwind ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-17
  • Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Receives Four (4) Autographed Buffalo Bills Jersey Donations to begin ‘Lexy Hughan Memorial Fund’
    Article Contributed by Infinity Visual & Performing Arts Longtime Infinity student, Alexis ‘Lexy/Lex’ Hughan was taken tragically from our community on New Year’s Eve in a hit and run incident. Since then, the Jamestown community has come together in a number of ways to support Lexy’s family and honor her ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-17
  • Chamber Corner – January 17, 2022
    Article Contributed by Daniel J. Heitzenrater President and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce New Date for Doors Open Jamestown is March 5 Unfortunately, the surge in COVID cases this month has made it impossible for many local attractions to participate in Doors Open Jamestown. As a ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-17
  • For We Walk by Faith
    Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY We’re entering the time of resolution. Covid has hit us through the roof while time management books are flying off the shelves. People everywhere are setting goals to manage their stress, go back to school, or start another job. I ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-17
  • Santa Lucia
    Contributing Writer Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist During the holiday season and well into the New Year, perhaps the more senior Jamestonians among us know of and acknowledge the traditions that were shared by the European immigrant population of the city. The Swedes of northern Europe and the Italians and Sicilians ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-17
  • International Astronomical Union Honors Observatory
    Naming Asteroid (69406) Martz-Kohl Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Martz-Kohl Observatory Board of Directors Dr. Carl Hergenrother A minor planet previously known as 1995 SX48 IAU has been renamed Asteroid (69406) Martz-Kohl. It was first imaged on September 29, 1995 by Carl Hergenrother at Steward Observatory Catalina Station Arizona. The name ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-17
  • CWC to Hold Snowshoe Hike & Cross-Country Ski at Cassadaga Creek Preserve
    Article Contributed by Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy will be holding a guided, leisurely snowshoe hike & cross-county ski (weather dependent) through its scenic and forested Cassadaga Creek Wetland Preserve on Saturday, January 22nd from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Jamestown Gazette readers are cordially invited by the CWC to join ... read more
    Published on 2022-01-17

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