December 21, 2006 RSS feed / News

Island scenes needed for town calendar

The Jamestown Department of Public Works wants your pictures of the island for its new calendar which will highlight the need to recycle. More...

Foundation awards grant to land trust

The Conanicut Island Land Trust has been awarded a $38,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation to provide part-time staff support in connection with the organization’s effort to protect the central island corridor. More...

Donate to Payton Watson fund

The Jamestown Police Department is taking up a collection to help the family of Payton Watson, who has been diagnosed with leukemia. Payton is a grade 5 student at Hamilton Elementary School in North Kingstown, and she is the daughter of Sgt. More...

Book group reads Erdrich

Upcoming books to be read for the Evening Book Discussion, led by Richard Tyre, include: “Tales of Burning Love” by Louise Erdrich on Jan. 16, 2007; “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” by Milan Kundera, Feb. More...

Honor roll update

Sydney Keen and Danny Bailey each received an Exemplary performance in the Lawn Avenue School honor roll. 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...

Water and sewer meeting tonight

The Monday night meeting of the Town Council sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners was postponed until today, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. at the town library so that it would not conflict with the town employees’ holiday party. More...

Blankets on sale at Watson Farm

Watson Farm in Jamestown is selling natural, hand-spun wool blankets made from its own sheep. The “Conanicut Island Blanket,” is available in both queen size and as a lap throw. More...

Visit with Santa tonight

Santa Claus will make a pre-Christmas stop in Jamestown tonight at the fire station. Kids of all ages are invited to pay Santa a visit and receive a treat from the jolly old elf. The sleigh is scheduled to arrive at 6:30 p.m. More...

Arts grants available

Nonprofit organizations that want to provide performing arts to residents of Jamestown are invited to apply for a grant from the Jamestown Fund for the Performing Arts at the Rhode Island Foundation. More...

Member resigns from zoning board

Demoted from regular member to third alternate on the Zoning Board of Review, Ray Iannetta submitted his resignation from the new appointment several days ago without comment. More...

Frostbite sailing results

The Shellback Dinghy Frostbiters encourage beginner or experienced sailors to join them for informal short-course racing on Sunday mornings. Come down and watch or help on the Race Committee boat. Boats are available to use. One boat is for sale. More...

Jamestowner Amy Kempe, right, was honored at the Rhode Island Hospitality and Tourism Association’s annual “Stars of the Industry” dinner, held Tuesday, Dec. 12. More...

Help with the bird count

The annual Christmas Bird Count will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30, beginning at 7 a.m. at the police station. Bird watchers will be assigned to groups and sent to various locations around the island to count birds. More...

Mooring and outhaul rate increase still undecided

Escalating operating expenses and the cost of needed repairs, as well as maintenance and improvements will require rate increases for moorings and outhauls for the 2007 boating season. More...

Winter solstice reading tonight

Writers of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction prose are invited to a reading on the themes of darkness and light, tonight at 7 p.m. at Wickford Gourmet. More...

Farm study still seeking input

University of Rhode Island officials conducting a survey of support for farm preservation on Conanicut Island are completing the second round of their efforts to get wide response to their questionnaire. More...

Kozel honored

Caitlin Kozel, a student at Brandeis University, was named an athlete of the week for the week of Dec. 4, 2006 at the university. More...

Gift idea for chocoholics

Jamestown has its own chocolates! Made by Sweenor’s Chocolates of Wakefield, these 5-ounce bars are available in milk or dark chocolate. Proceeds from the sale of them will go toward the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce’s Scholarship Fund. More...

Auditions rescheduled for ‘Yours, Anne’

The Jamestown Community Theatre has postponed the date of its auditions for “Yours, Anne,” its March musical production, due to the passing of Bruce Engelhard, one of its most beloved and dedicated actors. More...