News & Updates

JRC Announces 2013 Christmas Parade Theme

JRC Announces 2013 Christmas Parade Theme

  The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is proud to announce the 2013 Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration theme: “Jamestown’s Snowball Express.” “The event’s planning committee has decided on this universal theme to connect the story of The Polar Express...

Jamestown’s Farmers Market: Planning for the Future

Jamestown’s Farmers Market: Planning for the Future

This year's Downtown Jamestown Farmers Market (Fridays from 10am to 3pm through October) has done very well at its Foundry Alley location next to the Renaissance Center--so well that there's no more room to fit interested vendors. As the 2013 market heads into its...

Up Close Update: A Summer of Revitalization

Up Close Update: A Summer of Revitalization

In the last few days there have been a variety of stories in the Post-Journal about revitalization activity in Jamestown. Monday we saw our first Renaissance Reflections penned by our executive director, Peter Lombardi, as well as a story about additional residential...

Up Close Update: Gardens Add Character to Neighborhoods

Up Close Update: Gardens Add Character to Neighborhoods

It's that time of year again where the JRC, with the nomination help of City residents, recognizes the gardens that make Jamestown and its neighborhoods beautiful. In the next couple weeks you will see over 350 signs on display throughout Jamestown. If you nominated a...

Elements of Innovative Cities

Staff at the JRC love to find inspiration from cities all over the world. Sometimes, though, it's hard to translate ideas from very large cities into lessons that can be applied to smaller cities like Jamestown. In the past week, we stumbled across a video that...

Jamestown: The New Garden City?

Jamestown: The New Garden City?

Like most radical ideas, the Garden City was born from extreme circumstances.  As Britain’s 19th century industrial cities swelled with people, festered with pollution and teemed with disease, a reformer named Ebenezer Howard proposed a simple but artful solution:...