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Labor Day: Celebrate Your Day Your Way

Article by Walt Pickut Labor Day is a true hometown holiday for everybody who lives in New York State. This year marks the 132nd anniversary of the nation’s first Labor Day, celebrated with a grand parade and a huge festival in New York City in 1882. Today, Labor Day, officially the first Monday of September, […]

Celtic Clans Gather: Music, Sports and Great Food Beside the Lake

Article by Walt Pickut The Celtic Clans are back! This year, 23 clans from across the region, the US and Canada will stage their 9th Annual Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival & Gathering of the Clans at Mayville Lakeside Park on the northern shore of Chautauqua Lake. The traditional and stirring Kickoff Party and Bonfire on […]

Motor Mayhem Rolls into Jamestown

Article by Walt Pickut It’s bound to be “Motor Mayhem” when as many as 500 magnificently restored antique cars meet a thundering herd of roaring motorcycles on the streets of downtown Jamestown. This year the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation has brought together Downtown Cruisin’s Classic Cars and Thunder in the Streets’ motorcycles under a single banner, […]

It’s Jamestown’s Party: Lucy Fest Returns

Article by Walt Pickut Jay Leno, the reigning “King of Comedy”, will choose Jamestown over any place else in the world to perform on August 9th; places where he might have booked a whole fistful of shows in a single weekend. World class comedians, however, like Jay Leno, Tom Cotter, Caroline Rhea and Lucy Arnaz […]

Tourism Takes Wings in Chautauqua County

Article by Walt Pickut   Tourism brings at least $190 million into Chautauqua County every year according to Andrew Nixon, executive director of Tour Chautauqua. “It’s hard to count tourists precisely, because they go so many places when they come here,” Nixon explained, “but it’s probably a few 100,000.” Summer of 2014 has been a […]

Jamestown Brings Back the Wild, Wild West

Article by Walt Pickut Buffalo Bill Cody brought his globe circling Wild West show tour to Jamestown and set up camp here at least seven times. Each time, he performed for the town with his thousand-strong posse of horse-riding, trick-roping and sharp shooting cowboys and Indians. This week Buffalo Bill’s family is coming back! “Jamestown […]

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