Area Gas Prices Continue Decline

Like last week, Jamestown area gas prices are $2.598 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. On the week, gas prices dropped three to 5 cents across all mid-Atlantic and northeast states. The latest Energy Information Administration data shows gasoline stocks built by 724,000 barrels in the region. Analysts speculate this was a low and partially due to low import rates on the week. Total stocks now sit at 61 million barrels. The average price of gas in the Jamestown area this time last year was $2.708. Despite record motor vehicle travel for the holiday, AAA said demand was down nearly 900,000 barrels, suggesting that demand this winter could be lower than expected. Today’s national gas price average is $2.24 and has declined for 12 weeks in a row. The national average is three-cents cheaper on the week, 20-cents cheaper than last month and 25-cents cheaper year-over-year.

City Commission Meets Today

The Jamestown Parks, Recreation and Conservation Commission will meet at 5 p.m. today in the Jamestown Municipal Building, DPW conference room A. Discussion will include a report from the Riverfront Management Council/Riverwalk, an update on a skate park grant, an ash tree update and the Empire State Games torch relay. Officers will also be elected. The public is welcome to attend.

Library To Host Art Exhibition

WESTFIELD — The Octagon Gallery at the Patterson Library in Westfield will host an exhibition entitled “All Fired Up” from 7-9 p.m. Friday. The show presents a collection of wood fired pottery and ceramic sculpture by the Chautauqua Area Potters and some of their friends. The Chautauqua Area Potters are a community of artists who, though different in their individual practices, share a common passion for the process of wood firing. “All Fired Up” runs from Jan. 11 through Feb. 8. Some of the Chautauqua Area Potters will speak during the reception or over the month. Artist Lisa Eppolito is scheduled for a gallery talk Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m. For more information, visit or email Nancy Ensign, Octagon Gallery curator, at

Class Of 1951 To Meet For Lunch

The Jamestown High School Class of 1951 will meet for lunch at Alfie’s Restaurant at noon Wednesday. All interested are welcome to attend.

Rodeo Seniors Meet On Friday

GERRY — The Rodeo City Senior Citizens will meet Friday at noon at the United Methodist Church for a luncheon and program. All those attending are asked to bring a dish of food to add to the meal and their own table service.

Citizens Group Meets Thursday

CASSADAGA — The Citizens for a Better Cassadaga will meet on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Cassadaga Library. Details for the Cassadaga Winter Festival will be finalized. New board members will be introduced and plans for 2019 will be discussed. All area residents are encouraged to attend and present their “wish lists” for the year.