December 14, 2006 RSS feed / About Town

Naval Station Newport celebrates the holidays

Naval Station Newport and Navy Band Northeast’s Concert Band will present their annual “Holiday by the Bay” concert on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. in the Spruance Hall Auditorium at the Naval War College. More...

BankNewport collecting art supplies

The community is invited to join BankNewport in “Giving the Gift of Color” this holiday season to support the Women’s Resource Center of Newport and Bristol Counties’ “Kids Art Therapy Program.” BankNewport will be collecting art supplies at all bra More...

New gallery in Newport

Jamestowners Peter Diepenbrock and Didi Suydam, of Suydam + Diepenbrock on Bridge Street in Newport, have opened a new gallery, Didi Suydam Contemporary, at One Bannister’s Wharf. More...

Properties to be sold at tax sale tomorrow

Four properties are set to be auctioned off during the annual tax sale tomorrow, Dec.15, at 10 a.m. at the town library. Current property owners may remove their properties from the auction by paying the taxes due on them. More...

Meetings to begin one hour earlier

Beginning Jan. 16, 2007, the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners will begin their meetings at 6 p.m. at the Jamestown library, 26 North Main Rd. More...

Town Meetings

       Thursday, Dec. 14     1   p.m.,   library:   the   Ft. Getty Master Plan Committee meets.     7   p.m. More...

Contest winners announced

The Quononoquott Garden Club has announced the winners of the 2006 Holiday Decorating Contest. Those selected, all on Narragansett Avenue, created original Christmas decorations that are as beautiful in the daytime as they are at night. More...

Some ‘awesome’ kids

These kids at the Melrose Avenue School were “caught being awesome” during the month of November and rewarded with lunch with Assistant Principal Mike Franco. From left are Nico Bour, Erica Smith, Michaela Colognese, and Emma Lennon. More...

Seal watch tours continue

Come and see the area’s cutest furry visitors in their winter playground aboard the M/V Alletta Morris for an up-close look at the seals of Narragansett Bay. Each cruise includes a lecture by an expert guide and binoculars will be provided. More...

Pageant dress rehearsal this Saturday

The annual pageant will be at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, at the Shoreby Hill green. Everyone should bring flashlights and a good voice to participate in the sing-along. More...

Where to give to the needy this Christmas season

• Women’s Resource Center of Newport and Bristol Counties 114   Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840. More...

Free yoga offered in Middletown

Sixteen yoga classes are being offered free of charge from Jan. 2 to Jan.7, 2007 as part of the annual YogaFest at the Innerlight Center for Yoga, 850 Aquidneck Ave., in Middletown. More...

Birders invited to Cape Cod

Anyone who is a lover of the outdoors and doesn’t mind bundling up to look for winter birds can consider joining the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Winter Birding on Cape Cod trip, Jan. 19 to 21. More...

The Island Garden

If you’ve been reading the papers lately, you will have seen reports of E. coli poisoning from contaminated spinach and scallions. What better excuse could you have to start your own vegetable garden? More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

SPC Thomas Gladding read the Press atop a camel at a weekend bazaar in Bagram, Afghanistan, where he is stationed with the U.S. Army’s 710th Brigade Support Battalion. More...

Sunday Knitting Circle at the library

The next Sunday Knitting Circle at the Jamestown library will take place on Dec. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. The Sunday sessions are free and open to all levels of expertise. Participants should bring their own needles and yarn. More...

Dec. 26 council meeting cancelled

The Dec. 26 Town Council meeting has been cancelled. The next regular meeting of the Town Council will be held on Jan. 8, 2007, at the Jamestown library, 26 North Main Rd., at 7 p.m. The agenda deadline for that meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 2, at noon. More...

Make jewelry at Ophelia sessions

Enjoy dinner, discussion, and the opportunity to make your own jewelry creation at a holiday evening with Erica Zap, a successful jewelry designer and retail storeowner. More...

Local musicians play holiday tunes

“Glad Tidings,” a CD of traditional holiday music, played by the Parallel String Band & Friends, is now available at the Secret Garden and at Jamestown Hardware. More...

Register for rec programs

Registrations are being accepted for Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department winter programs. New classes for adults this winter include Salsa & Ballroom Dancing, Salsa Dancing, and a Latin Workout. Also new this year is Youth Volleyball. More...

Support the pet shelter with a Santa photo

As part of this weekend’s dog parade, RE/MAX Bayview Realty will host Santa Claus on their front lawn, across from the fire station. More...

You’re invited to a party

The Jamestown Teen Center and Students Against Destructive Decisions are inviting the community to welcome the arrival of winter with a festive Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 15, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Portuguese American Citizens’ Club. More...