September 21, 2006 RSS feed / About Town

House tour focuses on historic firehouses

Historic firehouses in Newport will be open to visitors on Sunday, Oct. 8, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. as part of an effort to support the non-profit Firehouse Theater. More...

It was a great Heyday!

Hundreds of people turned out for last Saturday's Heyday, a celebration of open space, held at Dutra Farm. Photos by Andrea von Hohenleiten and Vic Richardson More...

Where in the world is the Press?

Reese Grondin, 27, formerly of North Kingstown, took the Press to Haiti where she works as the vice president of the Rhode Island Haitian Project. Grondin is the granddaughter of Charlotte and Vic Richardson of Jamestown. More...

Gardening for good

The gardens at the Jamestown Police Station were planted and have been maintained by members of the Jamestown Garden Club. Tending the plantings are, from left, Polly Hutcheson, Barbie Hutchison, Dottie Denault, and Gale Bay. More...

Chorus to host fundraiser picnic

The Rhode Island Festival Chorus, a statewide consortium of community choruses, will hold a fund-raising picnic in Jamestown on Saturday, Sept. 30. More...

Katrina discussion this Sunday

Darlene Olson will lead a discussion on her organization and participation in the Hurricane Katrina relief effort to Mississippi on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to noon at Central Baptist Church. All are welcome. More...

St. Matt's golf tourney this weekend

St. Matthew's sixth annual golf tournament will be held rain or shine on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the JamestownGolf Course. More...

Save The Bay hosts benefit

The Rhode Island comedy community joins hands to support Save The Bay's efforts to protect, restore, and explore Narragansett Bay and its watershed with "Standup for The Bay," a special night of stand-up comedy at the Save The Bay Center, Providence, More...

Sundays are for knitting at the library

The Sunday Knitting Circle, for all ages, will take place at the Jamestown library on many fall Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

New yoga sessions offered

Yoga instructor Kim Chandler will offer two new yoga classes that will be held in the Community Center. More...

Swim club open to new swimmers

Rams swim club is a year round fun-filled opportunity to enjoy the sport of swimming. More...

The Island Garden

The nights are getting colder and darker and fall has arrived. Soon leaves will be turning, and we'll be raking them off our walkways and lawns, and out of gutters and drains. More...

Turning junk into jems

Native Rhode Islander Steven Lemieux has found himself a trash heap worth of business. More...

Fund-raising sale for NK pet refuge

The North Kingstown Pet Refuge is holding a Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cold Spring Community Center, 30 Beach St., in Wickford. More...

Oscar, the Grand Lady, and the music

This summer was significant for Jamestown resident Diane Hurley, CEO of Newport Grand. She spent time with an important man in her life, her twoand a-half-year-old grandson Oscar Benson Birmingham. More...

Book discussions detailed

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown library continues on Tuesday, Oct.10, the second Tuesday of the month from 1 to 2 p.m. with the novel "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck. More...

Tree inventory set for Saturday

Members of the town Tree Preservation and Protection Committee will conduct a townwide tree inventory on Saturday, Sept. 23. Volunteers are needed, and committee members and tree stewards from RITC are invited to assist in this effort. More...

12-meter yachts to race in bay this weekend

Narragansett Bay will see 12meter yacht racing for the first time since 1983, the last time Newport hosted the America's Cup races. More...