AAA: Area Gas Prices Are Falling

Jamestown area gas prices are almost 6 cents cheaper than last week at $2.636 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Statewide, gasoline is about 4 cents cheaper this week in New York at $2.64. The Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region remains one of the most expensive regions in the country this week, with New York among the top-15 most expensive markets in the country. The price of gas in Jamestown this time last year was $2.716. Nationally, nearly 20 percent of states are currently enjoying prices below $2.00 per gallon. Retail averages have dropped 83 of the past 90 days. The national average for regular unleaded gasoline currently sits at $2.30 per gallon, which is 6 cents less than one week ago, 24 cents less than one month ago and 16 cents less than at the same time last year. Heading into 2019, AAA said gasoline demand is expected to dwindle during the month of January, an expected change following the busy holiday travel season.

Museum Sets Noon Year’s Eve

The future site of the Children’s Museum of Jamestown will be hosting a Noon Year’s Eve party for children from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a “ball drop” at noon Monday at 14 E. Second St. in Jamestown. Parents and guardians can RSVP to or 216-2925. The party is $10 per child and $25 maximum per family. Director Linda Andrews also wants parents and their children to sign up for Wiggles and Giggles, an exercise class every Wednesday in January starting Jan. 9 from 10-10:45 a.m. Playtime will follow after each class. More information and sign ups can be found at the website.

St. Luke’s Thrift Shop Will Have Half Off Sale

St. Luke’s Thrift Shop, 409 Pine St., between East Fourth and East Fifth streets, Jamestown, will have all Christmas items are half off the original price. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Donations are accepted Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon or during regular business hours. Those with large donations are asked to call ahead at 664-1887. Off-street parking is available in the church lot off East Fifth Street.

Fenton To Hold ‘Lock-In’ Jan. 12

On Saturday, Jan. 12, the Fenton History Center will sponsor a “Lock-in” at the Hall House Research Library on Forest Avenue in Jamestown from 1 p.m. to midnight to give die-hard researchers up to 11 hours of uninterrupted research time. In addition to time to research the Fenton History Center will provide a light dinner and beverages. Those attending are asked to bring a snack or dessert to share. Registration requires a deposit of $30 that can be paid at the door. All registration deposits are to be allocated to the preservation and necessary upkeep of the research library. To register, call 664-6256.

Vikings Sets New Year Party

The Ingjald Vikings Lodge will host a Swedish New Year party today. Dinners will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. DJ’s Unlimited will provide a variety of special events with prizes and giveaways from 8 to 11 p.m. All Viking members and guests are welcome.