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America’s New Home of Comedy: Jamestown, NY

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “The comedy world now understands what we’re doing here in Jamestown,” said Journey Gunderson, executive director of the Lucille Ball Center for Comedy, delighted with the progress toward building the new Lucille Ball Center for Comedy and with this year’s amazing lineup of stars for the Lucille Ball Festival of […]

Babe Ruth and World Series of Cars Team Up

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “The World Series of Cars joining together with the Babe Ruth World Series is a great thing for our city,” said John Bauer who has been a key event organizers since 1980. “It boosts our local economy and it promotes some really fine kids.” This is the second year of […]

Conewango Creek: River of the Year Starts Here

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “Rivers don’t know anything about borders. Their job is to connect people to each other,” said Elizabeth Dropp, 10-year member of the board of directors of the Conewango Creek Watershed Association (CCWA) headquartered in North Warren, PA. The Conewango Creek meanders peacefully along a 75-mile, easily canoe-able watercourse, eventually running […]

14th Scandinavian Folk Festival: Come Celebrate Mid-Summer

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Summer is a wonderful time for the Nordic people who live through long, dark winters up near the Arctic Circle,” said Don Sandy, returning once again as coordinator with his passionate team of organizers to stage the 14th Annual Scandinavian Festival. “We meet every month all year long,” Sandy explained. […]

Campground Staycations: Far Away is Close to Home

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “We meet the most wonderful people,” said Teresa Mazzurco, owner with her husband Carmello, of the scenic Bella Vista Campground in the scenic hills of Kennedy, New York. “We really like the people who come to stay with us.” With rising gas prices and tighter budgets, they know more families […]

Great Jamestown RiverWalk Festival

Article Contributed by Julia Eppehimer The sidewalk along the Chadakoin will be bustling Sunday, June 28 with food vendors, crafters, games and educational experiences. Jamestown Now, along with the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, Cummins Engine and Southern Tier Brewing Company are sponsoring the first annual Great Jamestown RiverWalk Festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. “The […]

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  • ‘Loop the Lake’ Bicycle Ride to be Held on August 15

    ‘Loop the Lake’ Bicycle Ride to be Held on August 15

    Article Contributed by Squirrel Hill Consulting The 13th annual ‘Loop the Lake’ Bicycle Ride will be held this year on August 15th. The ride, which is sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown, is a charity event with all proceeds benefitting youth programs in our area, including the Children of the Book Summer Reading […]

  • That Question Needs an Answer

    “They asked only one thing, that we remember the poor, which was actually what I was eager to do.” –Galatians 2:10 Last week marked the 5th anniversary of my ordination. People ask me all the time how I decided to be a pastor (a question that is inherently flawed, because most of the time I […]

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