December 8, 2005 RSS feed / News

Paws for a Cause

Just 10 more days till the Holiday Dog Parade to benefit the new Jamestown Animal Shelter. More...

Christmas Tree Lighting These young musicians helped welcome the holiday season Saturday evening at the annual Village Christmas Tree Lighting. Photo by Andrea vonHohenleiten More...

Upcoming teen activities announced

The second annual Teen Holiday Craft Fair will be held this Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jamestown library. Island teens will be selling everything from jewelry, scarves, and origami to snacks and beverages. More...

First Night shaping up in Newport

Ring in the New Year in Newport this year. First Night Newport kicks off 2006 with festivities that the whole family can enjoy, ranging from live music to ethnic dancing to ice skating. More...

Tuitioning-in students from other districts discussed

In a follow-up discussion on a topic brought up at the last reorganization workshop in November, School Superintendent Kathy Sipala told the School Committee what she knew about taking in paying students to fill in some of the gaps made by a declinin More...

Births

Piccoli A daughter, Orabel Angel Piccoli, was born July 18, 2005 at Women and Infants’ Hospital to Gilda (Provost) and David Piccoli of East Shore Road. More...

Garden club to install new officers

The Quononoquott Garden Club will end its year with its annual meeting, to be held Monday, Dec. 12, at the Conanicut Yacht Club. More...

Senior holiday dinner cancelled

The Jamestown Senior Citizens Association Annual Christmas Party that was to be held at the Portguese American Club on Dec. 11 has been cancelled due to lack of interest. More...

Solicitor responds in LNG battle

Town Solicitor A. Lauriston Parks has filed a response to criticism of the legal brief he sent in October about the Town Council’s ongoing opposition to the Weaver’s Cove proposal to build a new liquefied natural gas terminal in Fall River, Mass. More...

Island chorus sings holiday selections this weekend

Voices coming together in song to celebrate the holiday season will be a highlight of this weekend’s activities. More...

Student named to honor roll

Katie Bednarczyk was named to the exemplary honors list at the Lawn Avenue School for the first quarter. She is in grade 8. More...

Christmas pageant preparations underway

J J The annual Christmas Pageant is set for Saturday, Dec. 24, beginning at 5 p.m. on the lower Shoreby Hill Green. More...

Rhode Island Housing seeks nominations for state awards

Jamestown banks, woman among previous winners Rhode Island Housing is seeking nominations for its 2005 Partners-In-Housing Awards, which recognize outstanding work in the area of housing for lowand moderate-income Rhode Islanders. More...

Holiday festivities Cathy Williams and her five-month-old grandson Ethan Seiler took part in the holiday happenings Saturday in Jamestown. More...

Deer management up to the hunters, expert says

Nationally recognized deer management guru Gary Alt spoke to a near capacity audience in Edwards Auditorium at the University of Rhode Island on Dec. 1. More...

Maurice Sendak topic of talk

Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak will be the topic of discussion at the Dec. 13 noontime meeting of Lunch with the Artist at the Newport Art Museum. More...

IYRS hosts open house

Most winter evenings inside the International Yacht Restoration School’s workshops at Restoration Hall are silent, and the lights are dimmed as soon as students complete their work for the day and head home. But on Tuesday night, Dec. More...

URI plans 15th annual Winter Gala

Break the ice this January with other University of Rhode Island alumni and friends at the 15th Winter Gala. Sponsored by the University’s Alumni Association, the event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Hyatt Regency in Newport. More...

Town Meetings

Monday, Dec. 12 6 p.m., Town Hall: the Affordable Housing Committee meets. More...

Friends of Plum Beach lighthouse honored at appreciation day

The North Kingstown post office will honor the Friends of the Plum Beach Lighthouse at their customer appreciation day, to be held today, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the post office. More...

Senior party next Wednesday

The island’s VFW will sponsor a Christmas Party for senior citizens on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the Pemberton Apartments Community Room. More...

Liquor licenses renewed by council

Police and town officials last week maintained a tough stance on liquor outlets — short of suspending or denying licenses — that were caught selling beer to underage patrons. More...

Santa visits Santa Claus (right photo) greets youngsters at the Conanicut Marina Ship’s Store on Saturday. He was escorted by Bill Munger from the docks, where he arrived by boat. More...