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 […]

In the Midst of a Remodel

Reg Lenna Theatre Looks Toward the Future

In the Midst of a Remodel

Contributed by: Eric Zavinski “This is by far the most satisfying position I’ve ever had,” Kathleen Eads, executive director for Jamestown’s Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, told the Jamestown Gazette recently. She is optimistic about this year’s changes and renovations. Eads and a group of architects worked for a year-and-a-half on a master plan […]

GROW Jamestown Brings Together Lovers of Gardening

GROW Jamestown Brings Together Lovers of Gardening

Contributed by: Eric Zavinski The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation has been spearheading the GROW Jamestown initiative in order to ensure not only that homeowners can enjoy growing their own produce and beautifying their own property, but so the gardening and landscaping trades also grow in the local community. GROW Jamestown for 2018 is slated to take […]

Dwyer Chautauqua Making Connections

Veteran to Veteran

Dwyer Chautauqua Making Connections

Veterans at the Sabres game Article Contributed by Heidi Woodard Do you remember getting dressed up for a formal, prom, or even a wedding? Think back, do you remember spending the night with friends – eating, dancing, and laughing the night away? Well, at 5:00 p.m. on March 24, 2018 more than 120 Chautauqua County […]

Women’s History Month

Jamestown’s Remarkable Firsts

Women’s History Month

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut No cover story in the Jamestown Gazette has ever opened with an apology, but this one must. Complete coverage of this week’s story would require all 32 pages – to the exclusion of everything else – in order fairly to present all of the pioneering and remarkably accomplished women of […]

A Clash of Rights

The Conversation about Guns that Needs to Happen

A Clash of Rights

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut The most recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida has once again heightened the controversy over the right of U.S. citizens to bear arms. A recent (unofficial) survey among local residents suggests polarization of opinions need not be the norm. Close-knit communities can foster reasonable dialog based on mutual respect. The […]

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 […]

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