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Pictured, from top to bottom: Hundreds came out to the Martz Observatory on Monday to get a glimpse of the solar eclipse. Individuals had the chance to view the eclipse inside and outside the observatory

Hundreds View Solar Eclipse At Martz Observatory

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FREWSBURG — Hundreds came out to the Martz Observatory on Monday to view the spectacle that was the solar eclipse. Cars lined both sides of Robbin Hill Road as people walked up to the observatory to view the eclipse. Many individuals placed chairs outside the observatory where they put ...

G.A. Family Services To Host Series Of Foster Parent Classes

Community

Families interested in becoming a short or long-term foster home are encouraged to attend G.A. Family Services’ Foster Parent Classes beginning at the end of this month. The 10-class series aims to educate community members on what it takes to become a foster parent or foster family and to ...

Briefs

Briefly

Bag Sale Begins Wednesday St. Luke’s Thrift Shop, 409 Pine St. between East Fourth and East Fifth streets, Jamestown, will have its annual $2 bag sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Donations are accepted from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays or during regular business hours. ...

Area Police Reports

Police Reports

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ¯ Daniel B. Thompson, 29, of Brighman City, Utah, was charged on Monday with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated per se and no/inadequate tail lamps. At approximately 9:51 p.m. on Sunday, sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle ...

Brian Korzeniewski

Murder Suspect Held Sans Bail

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A city man charged with murder over the weekend is being held without bail. The arraignment of Brian M. Korzeniewski was held in Jamestown City Court on Sunday morning before the Hon. Fred Larson. Korzeniewski is currently being held in the Chautauqua County Jail, where he was booked shortly ...

The tractor pull was a big draw for this year’s Stockton Antique Equipment Show.
Photo by 
Jordan 
Patterson

Tractor Pull Remains A Stockton Antique Equipment Show Highlight

Local News

STOCKTON — Tractor engines roared as the final day of the 43rd Annual Stockton Antique Equipment Show was in full effect. One might think they stepped into a different time period upon first entering the grounds, with an old-fashioned gas station and old wood buildings welcoming visitors in ...

So Much To Experience At Audubon’s Monarch Butterfly Festival

Community

Imagine how delightful it would be in an indoor garden filled with free-flying Monarch Butterflies. You can experience even more delights at the Monarch Butterfly Festival at Audubon Community Nature Center on Saturday. Beginning at 10 a.m., you can hand-feed the butterflies or wander over ...

JRC: Four City Neighborhoods Targeted For Improvement

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Four Jamestown neighborhoods sitting in transitional zones between strong and weak housing areas should be the focus to improving properties throughout the city. That is according to the Housing Market Analysis and Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy review completed by czb LLC on behalf of ...

Holiday Inn Express general manager Maroun Kneiher, far right, spearheaded efforts to get the I-86 restaurant open again. Behind the counter are Jordan Wade, left, and restaurant manager Adam Thornton.
P-J photo by David Prenatt

Findley Lake Restaurant Reopens After Decade-Long Absence

Local News

FINDLEY LAKE — After more than a decade of being used as a storage building, the I-86 Express Restaurant in Findley Lake is serving up good food once again. The restaurant, owned by Findley Lake Properties Inc, which also owns the Holiday Inn Express hotel on the same grounds, fired up the ...

Zola Cao is pictured in Shanghai.
Photo by Miaoli Zhang

Chinese Photographer To Visit St. Bonaventure, JCC

Community

ST. BONAVENTURE — St. Bonaventure University will welcome Chinese photographer and writer Zola Cao to campus as the Lenna Visiting Scholar. Cao will visit St. Bonaventure and Jamestown Community College for lectures and classroom discussions and an exhibition of his photography, “We, The ...

Chelsea Gardner, at left, and Gardner’s biological mother, Naimer, who died from ovarian cancer two years ago at the age of 43, at right.

Jamestown Resident Finds Her Biological Family In Colombia

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Less than two weeks after calling on the community for help in finding her South American biological family, Chelsea Gardner is already making plans to meet her siblings in person for the first time. Gardner, a 25-year-old Colombian-born Jamestown resident, has received some resolution to the ...

Two Dead After Zoar Valley Fall

Local News

GOWANDA — Two adults have died, one child is missing and another was hospitalized after a fall at Zoar Valley around 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Erie County Sheriff’s Office and Gowanda Fire Chief Nick Crassi confirmed. Three victims were found on the gorge floor near the Springville side of ...

Bring your friends for an evening of Monarchs and Margaritas on Friday at Audubon Community Nature Center. The sneak peek preview of the Monarch Butterfly Festival includes south-of-the-border-themed appetizers and a chance to win prizes.

Enjoy A Cocktail At Audubon’s Monarchs And Margaritas

Community

The Monarch Butterfly Festival is for all ages, but the night before is for adults only. Three years ago Audubon Community Nature Center staff decided it would be fun to add a new twist to the all-day Saturday event with its activities for all ages. Since then Friday evening has been Monarchs ...

A boarded up house on Spring Street is one of several condemned houses in the city, including the property next door. More than 200 properties in the city have had multiple cases code violation cases opened during the last two years.
P-J photo by Dennis Phillips

Code Violations On Pace To Eclipse 2016 Numbers

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More than 200 properties in Jamestown had multiple housing code violations last year and the city is well on pace for that to occur again in 2017. According to the zoning code violation reports for properties in the city, there were 1,247 housing code enforcement cases opened in 2016, with ...

Lake Shore Center For The Arts Presents ‘Harvest Moon’

Community

WESTFIELD — The Lake Shore Center for the Arts will host the premiere of the multimedia play, “Harvest Moon,” at 8 p.m. Sept. 2 and Sept. 6 in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Westfield. The church is also home of Lake Shore Center for the Arts, which is located on the ...

The 10th Annual Octobenefest held at Southern Tier Brewing Company to benefit St. Susan Center is scheduled for Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. Live music, food and Southern Tier beer will be available throughout the event.

St. Susan Center, Southern Tier Brewing Team Up For Oktobenefest

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St. Susan Center is inviting the community to enjoy brats, beers and a lot of fun on Tuesday for the 10th annual Oktobenefest. The event, held at Southern Tier Brewing Company, is one of the biggest fundraisers for the soup kitchen, according to St. Susan Center Executive Director Jeff ...

Tax bills for the average home decreased for many in Chautauqua County.

Going Down?

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Tax bills on the average home decreased for many in Chautauqua County over the course of a year while only a few saw increases. An analysis conducted by The Post-Journal found the average tax bill on a $100,000 home decreased for a majority of residents when comparing data to 2016 and this ...

Gary F. Mooney, also known as “Mr. Balloon Man,” hands a child a balloon animal at the Jamestown Public Market Community Day on Saturday. 
P-J photo by Katrina Fuller

Big Summer Blowout

Local News

Downtown Jamestown was turned into a community-themed carnival on Saturday, thanks to the Jamestown Public Market. The annual event closed down a portion of Third Street and the bottom section of Cherry Street, and filled them with activities for the whole community. Christina Breen, ...

Chautauqua Institution Presents Our Changing Relationship With Food

Community

As summer comes to an end, Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week Nine of its 2017 season. The week, which begins today and concludes Sunday, features presentations by renowned guests such as Chef Jacques Pepin, Professor Marion Nestle, Chef Bryant Terry, ...