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Area Listing Of Events Impacted By Virus

The following is a list of events, organizations and business that have announced changes, postponements or cancellations due to concerns over the coronavirus:

¯ Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist said Tuesday he is suspending all ticketing and meter operations for on-street parking in downtown Jamestown until March 31 “in an effort to encourage more curbside/takeout and delivery, and support essential downtown businesses.”

¯ Wegmans announced Tuesday it is changing its hours of operation at all of its stores to “better serve our customers and communities” as efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus remain.

Temporary hours moving forward are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wegmans also announced that it has temporarily closed its Market Cafe seating areas; all in-store Pubs; Select Burger Bars; Amore; and Next Door.

¯ The Chautauqua County 4-H Beef program annual spaghetti dinner scheduled for Saturday, March 28, has been canceled.

¯ The Millcreek Mall in Erie, Pa., announced it will close for business until an order by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf requiring non-essential businesses close for the next 14 days is lifted.

“As the governor’s order states, grocery stores and restaurants will be able to remain open, on a take-out and delivery basis,” the mall said in a statement. “Therefore, those businesses outside the enclosed mall that fit that description may remain open. It is suggested that consumers wishing to visit those businesses call them first to verify that they will be open.”

¯ A pancake breakfast by the Westfield-Mayville Rotary scheduled to take place April 4 has been canceled.

¯ The meeting of the Jamestown Strategic Planning and Partnership Commission scheduled for today has been canceled. The next meeting will be held April 15 unless otherwise notified.

¯ The general election for the villages of Sinclairville and Westfield, originally scheduled for Wednesday, have been moved to Tuesday, April 28, the Chautauqua County Board of Elections said.

“Last night, the governor issued executive order 202.4, which postpones tomorrow’s election,” said Brian Abram, county Republican election commissioner.

Signs will be posted on the doors that announce the change in date at the village poll sites. The April 28 village elections will be from noon-9 p.m.

All other villages in the county conduct elections at the November general elections.

“As we react to the changes each day, we will keep the public updated to the best of our ability,” added Norm Green, county Democratic election commissioner.

¯ Jamestown Community College is postponing its spring open house events at its Jamestown, Olean, and Dunkirk sites. Rescheduled dates will be announced at a later time.

“We invite prospective students and their families to enjoy an alternative virtual open house experience from the comfort of their homes,” said Corrine Case, JCC’s director of admissions. “Although it’s not the same as visiting the campus in person, we have developed a video snapshot of JCC’s programs, services, and student life at sunyjcc.edu/openhouse to explore instead.”

¯ The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health announced that free rabies vaccination clinics are canceled until further notice.=-04T=e clinic that was scheduled for Thursday, March 26, at the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown will be re-scheduled at a later date.

¯ Jamestown Community College said it will be closed (including the Total Fitness facility), today to prepare for those changes directed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

¯ The general election for the villages of Sinclairville and Westfield, originally scheduled for Wednesday, have been moved to Tuesday, April 28, the Chautauqua County Board of Elections said.

¯ The monthly meeting of the Independent Railroaders scheduled for Friday at Conduit Ministries has been canceled.

¯ The Jamestown Concert Association is postponing its Friday 8 p.m. presentation of baritone Suchan Kim with pianist Laetitia Ruccolo. The performance was to take place at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in downtown Jamestown.

A rescheduled concert, if possible, will be announced at a future date.

¯ The Akeley United Methodist Church has postponed its annual pancake supper originally scheduled for March 28. Watch the church’s Facebook page and this publication for the date it is rescheduled for. We thank you all for your patience during these trying times.

¯ Harp Day, slated for Sunday, April 26, in the School of Music at the State University of New York at Fredonia, has been canceled. The event was to have featured ensemble rehearsals, a guest recital and grand finale ensemble performance, all geared for musicians of all ages and levels. The informal event was to have been hosted by Fredonia harp adjunct instructor Sonja Inglefield, and include a recital by Caroline Mellott.

¯ The Children’s Activity Corner said it will be closed except for current booked private parties. CAC is closed altogether after April 5. “We thank our fans and members and hope you stay safe during this trying time until we can play again,” the organization said.

¯ The Westfield Quilters Guild meeting scheduled for Thursday has been canceled. There will be no sewing at the Y on Thursday, and Theresa Rodrigeus, guest speaker, has agreed to attend the April meeting.

¯ The Child Advocacy Program has postponed its 10th annual Diamond Dinner event scheduled for April 4.

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