Rebels On The Ice: Jamestown Hockey Scores Long-Term Contract

Rebels On The Ice: Jamestown Hockey Scores Long-Term Contract

Contributing Writer Heidi Woodard Downtown Jamestown’s revitalization takes a giant leap forward as the Northwest Arena announces an eight-year contract with the Rebels. The Rebels are a Tier II hockey team in the North American Hockey League. Craig Hinderleider, general manager at Northwest Arena, said the owner of the Rebels, Ken Dennis, moved the team […]

Some Secrets Need to be Told…Eventually

Some Secrets Need to be Told…Eventually

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Seventy three years ago Jamestown’s furniture makers, world famous and superbly skilled wood-craftsmen, also built top secret warplanes – “American Kamikazes” – for World War II. Few people remain alive today who knew. Secrets, in those days, were kept well. “Oh my gosh! That’s a Jamestown Drone,” exclaimed Karen Livsey, archivist […]

Jamestown Public Market Open for Business

Jamestown Public Market Open for Business

Article Contributed by  Heidi Woodard Summer is a vivacious time in Western New York, full events, parties, and family get togethers. The warmer summertime weather signifies a time-honored Jamestown tradition, the Jamestown Public Market. “In one form or another the Jamestown Public Market has existed for over 100 years” remarked Linnea Carlson, Public Market Manager, […]

Hands On Jamestown Returns

Hands On Jamestown Returns

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “This is going to be a transformational summer for Jamestown,” Kristy Kathman, Deputy Director of the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) told the Gazette last week. “With the grand opening of the National Comedy Center this summer, the renovation of the Reg Lenna Center For The Arts, the Winter Garden Plaza […]

A Diet to Save a Lake

A Diet to Save a Lake

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “Chautauqua Lake is an overfed lake,” John Jablonski told the 2018 season’s last GreenUp Jamestown convocation on Tuesday night, May 1. “If we continue to feed it, it will continue to have problems.” The meeting at St. Luke’s Church hosted one more standing-room-only crowd of residents from all across Chautauqua […]

Jamestown: Comedy Grows Here

Jamestown: Comedy Grows Here

Article Contributed by Heidi Woodard It’s no secret Jamestown, NY is positioning itself to be our nation’s center of comedy. For several years, Jamestown has brought in huge headliners like Ellen DeGeneres, Trevor Noah, Joan Rivers, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, and most recently Kevin James. However, it will be vibrantly talented local artists and local […]

The 100-Year Facelift

Rebuilding Jamestown’s Historic Bridge

The 100-Year Facelift

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Jamestown’s Main Street Bridge started its 100-year facelift 2 years early on Monday, April 2, 2018. The picturesque stone arch bridge over the Chadakoin River was completed to great fanfare in 1920. Its design is one of the oldest in history. Some stone arch bridges built by the Romans and […]

Celebrating Earth Day with GreenUp Jamestown

Celebrating Earth Day with GreenUp Jamestown

Article Contributed by Heidi Woodard During turbulent times where industrialization’s waste wreaked havoc on the Earth’s ecosystem, the first Earth Day was created on April 22, 1970. Earth Day was designed to be a call for a national focus on the environment. Earth Day is hailed as ‘The World’s Largest Environmental Movement.’ Locally, the GreenUp […]

Enchantment Awaits as Spring Arrives

Enchantment Awaits as Spring Arrives

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut The Enchanted Mountains are just a short car trip away… and they’re calling with a special invitation. “It’s a place to come and forget all your cares,” said Jacqueline Gardner of Cattaraugus County’s Tourism board. The scenic uplands of the Chautauqua-Allegheny Region are home to more than 3,500 square miles […]

Greening Chautauqua County’s Deserts

Local Residents Hungry for Drastic Change

Greening Chautauqua County’s Deserts

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Deserts are dangerous places to live. The deserts in Jamestown and Chautauqua County now threaten the lives and wellbeing of thousands of local residents. At issue: Food Deserts. In growing rural areas of Chautauqua County and sprawling urban neighborhoods of Jamestown, Dunkirk and many nearby smaller communities, people cannot readily […]

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