Learn about events, projects, programs, and community activities happening in the greater Jamestown area.
Up Close Update
This week's Community Bulletin Board can be found here:

A huge thank you goes out to everyone who volunteered to make the 10th Annual Thunder in the Streets and the 21st annual Downtown Cruisin’ a huge success, and thank you Jamestown for coming out and supporting this event. A special thanks goes to Shults Auto Group, Media One Group, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Best Western Plus, Ziebart of Jamestown, and Harley Davidson of Jamestown for sponsoring the events.

The Downtown Jamestown Farmer's Market continues every Friday in Foundry Alley next to the Renaissance Center from 10am-3pm.

Be sure to save the date for these large events happening in Jamestown:
Farmers Market Community Day-August 30th
Jamestown Labor Day Festival-September 1st
Local Music Showcase-September 7th
The Second Annual Great Jamestown Chalk Walk-September 14th
Lucy Town 5k and Half Marathon-October 12th and 13th
Jamestown Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration-December 6th

Jamestown Renaissance Corporation
The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation provides Up Close Update as a service to the Jamestown community as well as a tool to inform the community about the work of the JRC. If you would like to have your event added to Monday Mail please hit reply or send an email to Frank@JamestownRenaissance.org. We are requesting that all items included in the Community Bulletin Board are posters or flyers of some kind. High-resolution jpegs or pdfs work best. We no longer accept press releases and photographs.
Up Close
This week we get up close with Jones 212 Bakery and Cafe and their spring/summer menu. It's the last week to order from it as they will shut down for a short vacation. This menu has been a great treat for those dining downtown for lunch. A favorite here at the JRC is the pesto grilled chicken. Lunch is served Monday-Friday 11am-2pm. Jones Bakery is located at 212 Pine St. and can be reached by phone at 716.338.9721.
Article of the Week
In the last few days there have been a variety of stories in the Post-Journal about revitalizing Jamestown, specifically its downtown. Monday we saw our first Renaissance Reflections penned by our executive director, Peter Lombardi, as well as a story about additional residential units coming to downtown in the Willow Bay Building. Also on Monday there was a short piece about 3rd Street Canvas: An Urban Literary Trail. Last week we learned of ownership changes in the downtown restaurant Van's and over the weekend there was a wonderful letter to the editor about progress happening in the Hotchkiss neighborhood.

We are proud to be involved with many of these efforts, but we want to take the time to thank everyone else that puts in the effort to make Jamestown a city of revitalization and renaissance.
10 Elements to an Innovative City
Video of the Week
By reading the paper or looking around the City you can see that a renaissance is taking place--some of it hidden. Jamestown Skate Products (formerly Suburban Blend) has a successful storefront downtown, but what few people know is that there is a rare gem hiding on the second floor. The crew at JSP have gathered resources to build a top-of-the-line indoor skate park and people from all over the world come to Jamestown to skate it. Late night sessions on the weekends are commonplace and a few times a year skateboard competitions are organized.

Our video this week highlights last year's King of the Ramp contest that is held each fall at the park. The grassroots development of this amazing asset is applaudable. Thank you everyone at JSP for adding character and building community in Jamestown.
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