News & Updates

Looking Good for a Good Reason

Looking Good for a Good Reason

New signage went up earlier this month at Holmlund's Wallpaper & Paint, right next to the North Main Street viaduct. The sign caps off a complete overhaul of the building's exterior by owner Andy Jochum. It also caps off the polishing of the entire city block...

Calling all entrepreneurs

Calling all entrepreneurs

  By Frank Besse Do you have a great idea for a new business in Jamestown? A bookstore? A spice emporium? A zip line across the Chadakoin River? Consider unleashing your idea this fall at the Pearl City Small Business Pitch Fest, a new event from the Jamestown...

Help expand Potters gALLErY

Help expand Potters gALLErY

Potters gALLErY has been bringing color and vibrancy to downtown Jamestown for five years by incorporating art from talented local students into the urban landscape. And for the fifth straight year, the gallery is set to expand -- but the JRC needs your assistance. A...

GROW Jamestown: Follow the Signs

GROW Jamestown: Follow the Signs

Small garden signs will be popping up across Jamestown this month. You’ll see them nestled in flower beds and planter boxes from Hotchkiss Street to Hallock Street and from West Virginia Boulevard to West 18th Street. The signs will be distributed as part of the GROW...

Complete Streets Presentation Set for Monday

Complete Streets Presentation Set for Monday

  The City of Jamestown will be hosting a Complete Streets Policy Implementation presentation on Monday July 7th from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Lillian V. Ney Renaissance Center located at 119 West Third Street. Complete Streets are road systems that provide...

Appetite Grows for Food Downtown

Appetite Grows for Food Downtown

  One of the hallmarks of successful downtowns is that they are destinations for great food and have lots of fun places to eat. Think of any downtown that you enjoy visiting and there’s a good chance that a restaurant, public market, or street-side food vendor...

Great Streets: A Wish List for Jamestown

Great Streets: A Wish List for Jamestown

Great streets feel good. Walk or drive down the stretch of Third Street between Hallock and Hall in Jamestown now that the oak trees are in full leaf and try not to be inspired. It’s hard. The soaring trees, the interesting buildings, and the view of downtown on the...

Seven Groups Chosen as 2014’s Neighborhood Renaissance Blocks

Seven Groups Chosen as 2014’s Neighborhood Renaissance Blocks

  Landscaping, porch repairs, painting, sidewalk replacement and many other projects will soon be underway in Jamestown’s neighborhoods as part of the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation’s fourth annual Renaissance Block Challenge. Seven clusters of neighbors are...

Hands On Jamestown Cleaning Assignments

Here are the cleaning assignments organized by group for Hands On Jamestown. If you have any questions you can ask someone at the registration table tomorrow morning. Over 700 volunteers have signed up! See you tomorrow....

‘Third Thursday’ Concerts Resume at Winter Garden Plaza

‘Third Thursday’ Concerts Resume at Winter Garden Plaza

The “Third Thursday” summer concert series will continue for a third straight year at Winter Garden Plaza in downtown Jamestown, starting this week. The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation and the Active Artists Alliance have announced that the popular series will...