May 4, 2006 RSS feed / News

Young artists

Student exhibitors in the annual Arts Alive show will display their works on May 11 and 12 in the Melrose Multi-purpose Room. An opening reception will be held on May 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Photo by Andrea vonHohenleiten More...

Trucker troubles . . .

This dump truck went off the road after attempting to make a three-point turn on North Main Road Tuesday morning. PHOTO BY VIC RICHARDSON More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Molly and Jack Clavenna took along the Press when they spent spring break with their grandparents in Valdosta, Ga. More...

Where in the world is the Press?

Members of the van der Wal family visited relatives in Lapalala, South Africa in March. Here, they are at a game reserve. More...

Famous women honored

Colette Baker, in grade 3, made a presentation on Madame Curie for the recent lessons on Famous Women. Photo by Andrea vonHohenleiten More...

Learn how to help neighbors in need Sunday

There will be a panel discussion on Sunday, May 7 on the topic of helping neighbors in need. More...

Celebrate new minister at May 7 ceremony

On Sunday, May 7, at 4 p.m. the Right Reverend Geralyn Wolf, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, will officiate during a Celebration of New Ministry service, formally instituting the Rev. Kevin M. Lloyd as the new rector of St. More...

Spanish students excel

Dear Jamestown, I would like to send my sincere appreciation to all of the 8th-grade Spanish students for their incredible efforts to gather school supplies and money to help their friends and pen pals in Nicaragua. More...

Next bridge explosion May 16

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has announced as the target date for a possible combined detonation of the deck trusses and supporting piers of the old Jamestown Bridge. More...

Birth

Travis A daughter, Annalise Karen Travis, was born Feb. 13, 2006 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., to Jackie (Camm) and Rob Travis of Sewanee, Tenn. More...

The boys of summer

The Jamestown Warriors 2006 Baseball squad posed for a team shot. Photo by Andrea vonHohenleiten More...

Baseball parade this Saturday

Opening day ceremonies for Jamestown Baseball will be this Saturday, May 6. Players and coaches from Babe Ruth through Rookie League should meet in front of the Community Center at 8:30 a.m. More...

Tortola police request evidence from Swain case

British Virgin Islands authorities last month requested evidence presented in the February Rhode Island Superior Court civil trial of David Swain, 50, of Jamestown, whom a jury found responsible for the drowning death of his wife Shelley Tyre near To More...

Chorus annual meeting on Monday

The annual meeting of the Jamestown Community Chorus will be held on Monday, May 8, at 7 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church on 99 Narragansett Ave. More...

Choristers celebrate Armed Forces Day in song

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, will present the "Proudly We Sing" concert in celebration of Armed Forces Day Friday, May 12, at St. Lucy's Church on West Main Road in Middletown. More...

Stuart birthplace holds spring festival

Every spring, the Gilbert Stuart Museum in Saunderstown opens its doors for the season with the Fish on the Run event, to celebrate the annual return of the buckies in Gilbert Stuart stream. More...

Tubas featured at annual concert

"Stars, Stripes and Big Horns" is the title of the spring tubaphonia concert, which will be held Saturday, May 13, in the North Kingstown High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. More...

Fun in the wind

Fred and Dana Brome took advantage of the brisk winds recently to do a little para-sailing on the bay. Here's their approach to the East Ferry dock. Turn guys! Photo by Vic Rchardson More...

Women's club offers scholarships

The Jamestown Women's Club would like to remind high school seniors who plan to continue their educations that the club has two $500 scholarships available. More...

How is the price of gas affecting island businesses?

Some businesses are keeping their prices where they are for as long as they can. Others have been hit harder. The energy crunch is forcing them to make adjustments. More...

Learn about R.I. geography today

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will present a program on Thursday, May 4, in honor of Rhode Island Independence Day. More...

Grass roots activists call for president's impeachment

Last week, some 70 concerned citizens from southern Rhode Island towns met in the Peace Dale library to discuss the current state of affairs in the nation. More...

Alzheimer's topic of talk this morning

There will be a talk on how to cope with Alzheimer's disease on Thursday, May 4, at 10 a.m. in the St. Matthew's Parish Hall. More...

May is Audubon month

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island received an honor from the state Senate recently when members of that legislative body approved a resolution recognizing the society for its noteworthy dedication to nature. More...

Beach stickers for sale all next week

Resident beach stickers will be on sale at the Planning and Recreation Office, 22 West St., from Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. More...

Council to learn about tick diseases on May 8

A tick expert is slated to tell the Town Council and interested residents how to avoid ticks and the Lyme disease they carry in a talk at Monday's, May 8, council meeting starting at 7 p.m. at the library. More...

Balzer-Fowler to wed in October

Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Balzer of Jamestown, have announce the engagement of their daughter Keleigh Balzer to Marc Fowler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fowler of Fall River, Mass. More...

Balzer-Schipritt to wed in June

Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Balzer of Watson Avenue, Jamestown, have announced the engagement of their daughter Ashley McCarthy Balzer to Michael Robert Schipritt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Schipritt of Charlestown. More...

Art supplies

Grade eight Spanish students collected art and school supplies for kids More...

Correction

A wrong number was given in a story in the April 27 edition of The Jamestown Press on the proposed town budget for the year to start July 1. If adopted as presented, the tax-rate increase means a More...

A styrax for Arbor Day

Norma Willis of the Quononoquott Garden Club, at right, introduces Emmet Turley from the island's Town Tree Preservation and Protection Committee, who spoke at the annual Arbor Day ceremony last Friday. More...

Bird count May 6

The 22nd annual Conanicut Island Spring Bird Count will be held this Saturday beginning at 6:30 a.m. at the police station. More...

Let us entertain you . . .

The Jamestown Community Chorus, under the direction of B.J.Whitehouse, will perform their concert entitled "Love and Spirit," this Saturday and Sunday at the Central Baptist Church. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Chorus to sing of spring and love this weekend

The Jamestown Community Chorus will present its spring program, "Love and Spirit," on Saturday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 7, at 3 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave. More...