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News Update for Fri., May 9, 2014


Brief stint of Summer-like Weather coming to an end...

Rain is in our forecast through overnight tonight after another day of unseasonably warm weather... with our temperatures reaching the mid-80s in the Jamestown-area Friday.  We had some sun earlier in the day.  Forecaster Dan Kelly with the National Weather Service in Buffalo says a warm front moved through the area early Thursday... bringing a southerly flow of air to the region.  However... Kelly says we'll see some changes for the weekend beginning later tonight.  He says a weak cold front is moving through, and that'll drop temperatures to about 60 overnight... and, the high will reach about 68 in Jamestown Saturday.  Kelly says some overnight storms may include heavy downpours and small hail. 


Letter Carriers to again take part in "Stamp Out Hunger" Day Saturday...

Postal carriers across the nation -- and, locally -- are again taking part in the annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive today.  Members of the National Association of Letter Carriers are asking customers along their route to leave out food for local food pantries.  U-S Post Office carriers in and around the Jamestown-area will be accepting non-perishable food products left at their mailboxs during the day.  Tim Walters is a local member of the Letter Carriers union... and, says they'll be collecting for the Salvation Army of Jamestown... which has a great need.  Walters says a Salvation Army's representative told him they normally serve about 350 families... but, with a still-struggling economy... they now are helping about 700 families.  He says residents should not leave food out in glass containers because they're breakable.  He says canned items are best... or boxed items like macaroni and cheese.


Several activities planned for National Train Day at Jamestown's Gateway Station...

A full-day of activities are taking place in and around the historic Gateway Train Station in downtown Jamestown for National Train Day.  It's the third-year in a row that Jamestown has taken part... and, Train Station General Manager Lee Harkness says there'll be plenty for train affectionatos of all ages... including toy trains... and, video presentations on the history of the old Erie-Lackawanna Railroad.  The Railroad went through Jamestown through the early 1970s.  Harkness says one of the big attractions they'll have during the day is an appearance by the railroad's "Speeder Cars."  They are work-cars used by the railroads to travel from worksite to worksite on the tracks.  Another major part of the day will be tonight's gathering on an actual Western New York and Pennsylvania train from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m.  Harkness says they'll have a cocktail party... with some entertainment from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m.  For more information... call the Train Station at 483-3041.

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