Tina Scott named as new director at James Prendergast Library...

The woman whose been the acting director at Jamestown's Prendergast Library for the past several months is now the library's permanent director.  The Prendergast Library Association's board of trustees has announced that Tina Scott... whose been Assistant Director for the past 4-and-a-half years... has now assumed the directorship.  Scott says it's "wonderful" to be named as the new director.  However... she won't be director of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library system... as both boards have decided to separate the positions.  Scott sees that as an advantage because she can work with that person to make both the Prendergast, and the system "stronger."  She says having another person to bounce ideas off is good... because operating libraries has been difficult in recent years.  The city of Jamestown has keep funding flat at about 372-thousand dollars the past several years... and, other sources have been severly cut.  Scott says libraries across the region are cooperating even more to provide some stability.  Tina Scott replaces the embattled Linda Mielke... who parted ways with the library system late last year.


Lucy-Desi Center Director says they're excited to have Martin Short as part of Half-Marathon...

A big name in comedy will be coming to Jamestown next October 12... and, organizers of a new running event in Jamestown couldn't be more excited.  The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center for Comedy, the Chautauqua Striders, and, Jamestown Savings Bank Arena have announced that the legendary Martin Short will be the featured performer for the "Lucy Town Half Marathon and 5-K" weekend.  Lucy-Desi Center Director Journey Gunderson says they have been busy both with the Columbus Weekend event and the Comedy Festival this summer.  Gunderson says getting headliners Bill Engvall and Kathleen Madigan for the August event... and, Martin Short for the Columbus Day Weekend... took a lot of hard work over the past several months.  Participants of the half marathon and 5-K race will have the first shot at getting tickets.  Gunderson says they'll then go on sale to the general public on July 1.  All that information can be found on-line at www.lucy-race.com.


Tickets officially go on sale to the public for Lucille Ball Comedy Festival Wednesday...

Tickets are now on sale to the general public for ALL events at this August's Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.  That from Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center of Comedy Director Journey Gunderson... who says that includes tickets for their two headliners.  Gunderson says tickets for Bill Engvall and Kathleen Madigan went on sale beginning at 12 p.m... and, to order, go on-line to www.LucyComedyFest.com... or you can call (716)484-0800.  Gunderson says they were already receiving calls from people Wednesday morning... but, she said they had a hard-and-fast start time of 12 Noon to give people on the west coast a fair shot at the tickets.  She says there was a pre-sale window for committed sponsors and partners of the center's.  Gunderson adds the G-I's of Comedy show... made up of comic veteran's... are all free of charge to local veterans.  But... she says you must still get a ticket.  Again... for more information... call 484-0800.


Gas prices in Jamestown-area go down again this week...

Gas prices in the Jamestown-area continue to fall this week... as the price for a gallon of regular, unleaded has fallen by 4-cents.  The AAA's Fuel Gauge reports that the price is now just under $3.82.  The AAA reports that New York ranks sixth in the nation for the state average price of gasoline at $3.74.  The lowest price is in Wyoming... where it's now $3.33... and, the highest is Hawaii at $4.36 a gallon.  Nationally... the average retail price for a gallon of regular, unleaded is $3.52 a gallon.  That price is a penny a gallon less that a week ago.  The primary factors driving overall retail gas prices lower in recent weeks have been low demand... continued disappointing economic news... and, lower crude oil prices.  Recent storms and resulting power outages combined to push higher gas prices in the Midwest. 

 

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