Memorial Day 2017

We Have Much to Remember

Memorial Day 2017

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Jamestown can be proud to name 4,300 of its citizens who have served – many of whom died in combat – in military service to the United States of America since the Revolutionary War. Memorial Day was created to remember all of those brave and unselfish men and women, both […]

Flower Power

Master Gardeners to Host Annual Spring Fundraiser

Flower Power

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke Chautauqua County may very well be a gardener’s paradise. It is home to miles of vineyards, where grapes hang heavy from vines; acres of farmland, neatly striped with corn and hay; and endless forests, huddling green and thick around the lake. With all the right natural resources and institutions for […]

Start Your Engines!

Local Speedways Gear Up for Racing Season

Start Your Engines!

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke On any given weekend in this day and age, there is an endless stream of entertainment available: surf the Internet, catch a movie at the theatre, window shop at the mall. But not so long ago, there weren’t as many distractions to fill these moments of down-time. In those days, […]

Grand Opening! Sherwood Arts Complex

Bringing Culture, Community & Charity to Jamestown

Grand Opening! Sherwood Arts Complex

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke Everyone knows the story of Robin Hood and Little John: two best friends who ban together to fight for equity, generosity and goodness. But that story is simply a legend, right? Not necessarily. Enter Vince Liuzzo and Justin Miller, better known as the Tree Guys, or as they like to […]

Get Green!

The City of Jamestown Celebrates Earth & Arbor Day

Get Green!

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke The date was April 22, 1970, and the city of Jamestown had made national headlines. To celebrate the first ever Earth Day, then-mayor Stun Lundine had helped arrange a shocking display of pollution: a 30-ton mountain of sand dropped in the center of downtown, to be exact. The stunt was […]

Trout Season is Back!

Trout Season is Back!

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut The fish are really jumpin’… it’s trout season again. The Randolph Fish Hatchery, one of only 12 across the State of New York that produce more than 1,000,000 pounds of live fish every year, once again released nearly 40,000 yearling brown, brook and rainbow trout into area streams and ponds. […]

Country Music Jamboree!

Country Fun with Jamestown Boys and Girls Club

Country Music Jamboree!

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys and Girls Club has long stood as a beacon for youth and families in the greater Jamestown area. For decades, the stately Maddox Mansion has risen up from Allen Street and beckoned citizens to walk up its steps, past its looming pillars, and through its […]

GROW Jamestown Welcomes Spring with Annual Home and Garden Show

GROW Jamestown Welcomes Spring with Annual Home and Garden Show

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke Spring has finally sprung, and for the Jamestown Renaissance Center (JRC), that can only mean one thing: their annual GROW Jamestown Home and Garden Show. The event is held every spring as part of the JRC’s mission to revitalize and beautify Jamestown, presenting show-goers with resources, education, and activities regarding […]

Honoring Trailblazing Women

Local Names in National Women’s History Month

Honoring Trailblazing Women

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut March is Women’s History Month, honoring women who have succeed in business, academics, the sciences, professions and the paid labor force. These are the women who have defeated yesterday’s outdated customs. Since the first International Women’s Day in 1911, the observance grew until 1988, when U.S. presidents began issuing annual […]

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