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10 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Robert H. Jackson Center JAMESTOWN, NY– The Robert H. Jackson Center, a non-profit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and its relevance to current events and issues, received the green light from New York State officials on May 15, 2018 to begin its Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) award funded renovation project. Robert H. Jackson Center President Susan Moran Murphy made the announcement. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on August 9, 2017 that the Jackson Center was awarded $1.5 million to “undertake needed...

10 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Lutheran Jamestown JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (June 14, 2018) – Lutheran Jamestown and the Lutheran Foundation proudly welcome and announce the election of two new board chairs after elections took place this spring. Mrs. Terry Havens-Turner has been elected as the board chair for Lutheran Jamestown and Mr. Joel Gaden has been elected as the board chair for the Lutheran Foundation. ”Lutheran has been fortunate to receive the support of many community volunteers, and Joel and Terry are great representatives of that,” said Tom Holt, president and CEO of Lutheran. “They give of their time, talent, and resources to make...

7 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Auditions will be held Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 10 for “Ain’t Missin’ Dinner!”, a cabaret-style mini-musical written by local playwright, Tom Andolora. The auditions will be held at First Lutheran Church in Jamestown, 120 Chandler St in Jamestown from 5-8pm each evening. Andolora is collaborating with Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care to bring the popular cabaret musical that he co-authored back to Chautauqua as a fundraiser. Performances will be on consecutive weekends in October at First Lutheran Church in Jamestown and the Williams Center at The State University of New York at...

7 Jul 20180 Contributed Article Infinity Visual and Performing Arts JAMESTOWN (June 20, 2018) – Infinity has always been grateful to have the support of area musicians as they grow and develop programming to support the next generation of artists in Chautauqua County. Thanks to this local tribe of supporters, Infinity has been able to accomplish so many amazing learning experiences with the young people who choose to spend their extra time at the Infinity Center. Area musician, Mark Mincarelli, has gone above and beyond the call of support, and has chosen to donate all tips and funds raised from his performances to Infinity! To date, Mark has...

5 Jul 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Last Friday afternoon (June 8) the Nature Center building at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) was filled with well-wishers expressing their appreciation to now-retired president Ruth Lundin for her 19 years of service. Following a food-laden social hour, tributes were paid to Lundin by a host of key Audubon figures and community leaders. ACNC board chair Pierre Chagnon described Lundin as “the Yoda of Audubon,” noting her stronger-than-most connection to nature and the board’s realization under her direction that their “product” is wonder. He thanked her for her guidance, devotion to task, and...

4 Jul 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) has a new way of fund raising that offers distinctive opportunities and unusual experiences or serves as a gateway to experts with time and talent to share. Some of these Audubon Exclusives are activities like learning to make gourmet pizza, touring Kinzua Dam, or being a fisheries biologist for a day. Others are a variety of specialized services that can be “purchased.” Current time and talent offerings are presented by a story teller, a friend you can rent, and a coin appraiser. Whether it’s youngsters at a birthday party, family cookouts, a group camping trip, or...

3 Jul 20180 – Jamestown High Schools’ Gardens of Weedin’ Club has been out and about finding time to dig in the dirt. Their first mission was to weed the overgrown “secret garden” area by the bench in front of JHS. Over the past few years, the club has planted annuals and perennials in this area to beautify the school. This year, the club added a three-tiered stacked planter. In the near future, they hope to add some hanging flower baskets at the front entrance of the school. For the fifth year, the Gardeners of Weedin’ spread love through their “Flowers for Friends.” Every fall, the club plants tulip and daffodil bulbs and in the...

30 Jun 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – The United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) has awarded grants to artistic projects of seven local artists and four non-profit organizations. In announcing the winners of the 2018 Projects Pool Grants Program, UAA President Julie Newell said, “Chautauqua County is so fortunate to have a wealth of cultural opportunities and working artists. We are thrilled to be able to offer our support to these worthwhile endeavors as we strive to help unify Chautauqua County through the arts.” Recipients of the United Arts Appeal 2018 grants are: Organizations: Audubon Community Nature Center: Enchanted Forest...

29 Jun 20180 – Ring Elementary School students recently donated $625 to the Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown from their Red Nose Day fundraising. The students presented the check to Executive Director Jeff Kroon. This is the third year that C.C. Ring Elementary School has participated in the day that was originally introduced as a school wide program by teachers, Brandi Meacham and Carrie Davenport. “It’s great to see young people doing things for other young people,” said Mr. Kroon. “The spirit of volunteering and giving to others is so important. We are so happy to receive this donation and the funds will go to...

29 Jun 20180 JAMESTOWN – Infinity is looking forward to a summer full of fun and creative learning experiences for Chautauqua County! The Infinity Center will offer four weeks of hands on summer day camp activities for students aged 6-12. Available day camps for summer of 2018 include: Sci Fi Camp (Ages 8-12): July 9-13, 2018. 9am-4pm Stretch your imagination as we explore weird and creative science fiction creatures, worlds, and beings! Time Traveler Camp (Ages 6-12): July 23-27, 2018. 9am-4pm Journey through Infinity’s time machine and explore the past and future through music, art, dance, theater and activities! Center Stage Academy...
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