Area Homeowners Encouraged To Partake In Light Decorating Contest

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Cropped Photo: terren in Virginia / Flickr / CC BY 2.0JAMESTOWN – In an attempt to help the community break away from the novel Coronavirus pandemic, the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is partnering with a local businesses to host a special light decorating contest.The contest, a partnership between JRC and Chautauqua Sign, is open to all residents of the City of Jamestown and Towns of Ellicott, Kiantone, and Busti.Entries are being accepted online between now and April 5. Entries will need to include one photo of the decorations. Online voting for winners will take place from April 8-14.Chautauqua Sign’s Kristie Voty first brought the idea to the cooperation as a way to help the community take a break from the virus. Chautauqua Sign has made a donation towards prizes, along with a contribution from Jamestown Renaissance Corporation and Jamestown Up Close. Currently there will be at least three local gift card prizes, but JRC is currently seeking more.For official contest rules and more information visit jamestownupclose.com/lights. The event is also on Facebook as “Community of Lights.”last_img read more

Tour city park to see where the needs are

first_imgNow, with the restoration of A Diamond under way and work progressing on the Music Haven seating enhancement, I think some serious work should be done by the city to clean up the surrounding areas. For the past three or four years, I have noticed a huge degree of neglect on the part of the parks department to complete necessary and/or routine work, such as the removal of dead trees and stumps, coupled with a lack of cutting and trimming of low-hanging limbs and dead branches.I have a mental list of four or five dozen other projects that could/should be completed, including the clean-up and restoration of the casino, that will bring Central Park back to where it should be.I invite any elected city official, starting at the top, to take a one-hour walk with me in the park. I will point out everything that I believe should be done to accomplish that goal. Please let the clean-up start now so Central Park at least compares to Albany’s Washington Park, The Crossings in Colonie and all the parks in Niskayuna.I sincerely hope to find an interest from someone in the city of Schenectady.Paul McDonaldNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes I was born and raised in Schenectady and lived within a stone’s throw of Schenectady’s Central Park. In my youth, my friends and I spent play time there on a year-round basis. For the past 70-plus years, I have frequently visited the park and I know it very well. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more