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Project 22 Film Screening

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Join The Fenton History Center’s Vets Finding Vets Program for a screening of Project 22. 

March 19th

Jamestown Community College Scharmann Theatre

7:00 pm

The film follows two combat-wounded veterans that set out to end a little-known epidemic in America. Their 6,500-mile cross-country mission was to raise awareness of the high rate of suicide amongst Veterans and show their brothers and sisters-at-arms that there is hope for them. During their journey, they interviewed researchers, healthcare providers, and Veterans. Many of those they encountered had either contemplated or attempted suicide and were able to share the life-saving alternative sources of hope that they had found. Asking hard-hitting questions and opening up about their own struggles, and painfully spurred on by recent estimations that 22 veterans are taking their own lives every single day, Daniel and Doc will stop at nothing to reach tomorrow’s twenty-two.

Project 22 includes interviews with veterans who have found help and support for problems they faced after coming home through various therapies and programs. Some which they found effective in easing their pain are shown in the film and include: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Equine therapy, Military Therapy Dogs, Meditation, Veteran Sailing Groups, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and more.

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Doors Open Jamestown

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We’ve announced that this year’s Doors Open Jamestown event is scheduled for Saturday, January 20, from 10 am to 5 pm at various locations across the city.

Doors Open Jamestown features free admission to greater Jamestown area attractions, raffle prizes at each location, restaurant specials, and more. The event is sponsored by Jamestown Up Close, Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce, and Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce with support from the participating attractions and merchants.

16 local attractions and nearly two dozen restaurants and retail stores partner together for this annual event to celebrate the region.

Brand new this year, a raffle for making a $10 purchase at any listed attraction, or retailer/restaurant in Downtown Jamestown! This raffle includes: 1 night stay at the new Hilton Doubletree in Downtown Jamestown, a $50 Chamber of Commerce Gift Card, $50 to a downtown restaurant of your choice, and $50 to a downtown retailer of your choice!

To enter, take a picture of your receipt clearly showing purchase amount and date (must be dated January 20), and send the picture and your name to, or stop by our information tent at AIDS Memorial Park/Wood Park, with your receipt before 5 pm the day of the event.

2018 Participating Attractions (special events below each Attraction):

2018 Participating Restaurants and Bars (Hours vary by location):

  • Basil & Bones
  • Brazil
  • Cherry Lounge
  • Crown Street Roasting Company
  • Dugan’s Tavern
  • El Jarocho Mexican Restaurant
  • Forte
  • Fresco Pizza and Wings
  • Gialy’s
  • Gypsy Moon Cake Company
  • Harvest Time Cafe
  • Havana Cuban Cafe & Pizzeria
  • Hidden Exclusive Grill
  • Labyrinth Press Company
  • Lisciandro’s
  • Panino
  • Sauce
  • Shawbucks
  • Taco Hut
  • The Pub
  • Wine Cellar

2018 Participating Retailers (Hours vary by location):

  • BioDome
  • Brick City Market
  • Brick City Spirits
  • Charm Salon
  • Esquire Cleaners
  • Frame and Glass Shoppe
  • Fresh Press Studios Inc.
  • Gifts, Decor & More
  • Gokey Mini Market
  • Jamestown Skate Products
  • John David Salon
  • Lafayette Corners
  • Lander’s Men’s Store
  • Liquid Monkey
  • Lucy Desi Museum Gift Shop
  • Nouveau Salon
  • Patient’s Pharmacy
  • Shake it Daily
  • Sugar ‘n Spice Beauty Salon
  • Video Games Plus

Don’t forget to follow Doors Open Jamestown on Facebook to get up-to-date information and notifications about the event.


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Six Faces of WWII

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The presentation will focus on six veterans who were interviewed by Gregory Peterson and Phil Zimmer through the “Defenders of Freedom” project. The “Defenders of Freedom” project was launched in 2013 and has recorded  225 interviews with local veterans. The presentation uses film interviews and archival footage to provide a vivid portrayal of the veterans’ experience.  The program is open to the public and offered free of charge through sponsorship of the Robert H. Jackson Center, Fenton History Center, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, and the Chautauqua County Veterans Service Agency.

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Fenton Canteen 2018

Veterans of all ages are invited to drop in for coffee on the second Saturday of each month from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Fenton History Center research center, located at 73 Forest Avenue in Jamestown, New York, in the historic Hall House. This location is handicap accessible and service dogs are welcome. The mission of the Fenton Canteen is to provide an opportunity to establish camaraderie among veterans of all ages. 

2018 Fenton Canteen Dates: February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8

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Winter 2018 Trivia at Shawbucks

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Put your brain to work every Wednesday night in February at SHAWBUCKS for a chance to win prizes! Restaurant opens at 4 PM and games will begin promptly at 7 PM on February 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Special Valentine’s Day Trivia on February 14!

Teams of 2 to 4 persons should generate a team name and register by 6:30 PM at SHAWBUCKS prior to each game night that the team wishes to participate in. Trivia questions will cover all categories, may include some history questions, but generally will not be focused on history.

Smartphones and other electronic devices will not be permitted during this event. A donation within your means is the only cost to play. *Teams must win one of the preliminary games in order to be entered in the grand prize round.

The Fenton History Center would like to thank its Winter Trivia Tournament @ SHAWBUCKS sponsors to date: Ahlstrom Schaeffer Electric Corporation, Rodgers Land Surveying, and Shawbucks Press Room.

Businesses who are interested in becoming a sponsor of this year’s tournament should call (716) 664-6256. All sponsors are to be included in print/social media promotions of the Winter Trivia Tournament @ SHAWBUCKS.