Community Helping Hands

80’s Fundraiser to Help Grow Impact

Community Helping Hands

Article Contributed by Lisa Yaggie Community Helping Hands’ mission is to help empower people to help themselves and those around them. More and more, it is apparent that society needs places like Community Helping Hands (CCH) to help fulfill our longing for connection. You can find equal amounts of getting and giving on any given […]

Starting the Year on Roads to Recovery

Starting the Year on Roads to Recovery

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Substance abuse – drug and alcohol addiction – has created many headlines over the last few years in our community. Citizens cannot be blamed for thinking it is all bad news. This heightened awareness, however, has made a difference and created results worth reporting. The Jamestown Gazette, in response to […]

Bouncing Back? It’s What Comes Next

Bouncing Back? It’s What Comes Next

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Brian Nelson pointed down Falconer’s Main Street toward the site of last year’s devastating fire on March 22, still a vacant lot choked with charred debris. “This place will not stay vacant like that one. I can promise you that,” he said with great determination as he watched the burnt […]

Walk Right In, Step Right Up: Jamestown Opens Up Its Doors

Walk Right In, Step Right Up: Jamestown Opens Up Its Doors

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Doors Open Jamestown Saturday, January 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. turns downtown Jamestown and the whole Greater Jamestown Area into an all-day block party with free admission for everyone, according to Zach Agett, event organizer at the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. Sixteen local attractions and nearly two dozen of […]

Volunteers Step Out to Start the New Year

Volunteers Step Out to Start the New Year

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut More than 3 million New Yorkers will make volunteering a part of their lifestyle in 2018, if history is any measure. A brief survey of volunteerism in the Greater Jamestown Area and Chautauqua County makes it clear that volunteering is a powerful engine of support for local communities. The most […]

2018 – A Year of Promise and Progress

2018 – A Year of Promise and Progress

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Every New Year builds on last year’s progress… and then sets out on exciting new projects. This week the Jamestown Gazette presents a few of the sights our readers will see along the roadmap for 2018. Dozens of exciting projects are lighting up the 2018 landscape. Some are government sponsored, […]

The 12 Joys of Christmas

The 12 Joys of Christmas

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Christmas Research Failed! Christmas Shopping Researchers in the Greater Jamestown Region – and throughout all of Chautauqua County – have failed to find a single merchant selling a genuine Partridge in a Pear Tree. That, however, may be a good thing. In the nearly 240 years since the 12 Days […]

Wreaths Across America

Honoring Those Who Have Honored Us

Wreaths Across America

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut At high noon, Saturday, December 16, citizens from across the Greater Jamestown area and Chautauqua County will gather at Soldiers Circle in the Lakeview Cemetery to honor local fallen heroes with a special wreath-laying ceremony. This commemoration will be part of a remembrance called “Wreaths Across America” taking place at […]

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Article Contributed by Lisa Yaggie Did you start singing the Perry Como version of that song in your head? The Fenton mansion is no ordinary Jamestown home. Built in 1863, during the Victorian era, this Italian villa style house has become a cornerstone of the area’s museum circuit. Throughout the year the home features its […]

Let the Games Begin!

Let the Games Begin!

Article Contributed by Lisa Yaggie Holiday magic is about to happen in Downtown Jamestown. This Friday, December 1st, one of the most looked-forward-to annual events will take place. The Winter Games Christmas Parade steps off from the 3rd Street Bridge at 6:30pm and makes its way down 3rd to Tracy Plaza / City Hall. Sponsored […]

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