December 28, 2006 RSS feed / About Town

View from a ‘copter

Islanders had a bird’s-eye perspective of the construction of the town’s new water tower on Howland Avenue. These pictures were published in the Sept. 21 issue of the Press. More...

Three generations

Customers will find three generations of Shermans ready to serve at Jamestown Hardware. Pictured are Steve, son Scott, and grandson Stephen. More...

In the holiday spirit

Members of Jamestown Brownie Troop 612 were in the holiday mood last week as they caroled in the village. More...

Rhode Island 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...

Christmas Bird Count set for Saturday

The 24th annual Conanicut Island Christmas Bird Count will be held this Saturday, Dec. 30, beginning at 7 a.m. in the police station conference room. More...

Angels heard on high

A chorus of angels trumpet the birth of Christ on Christmas Eve in the annual Christmas Pageant staged on the Shoreby Hill green More...

Santa’s visit

A young Kate Maloney sat on Santa’s lap Thurday evening at the fire station during his last-minute visit to Jamestown prior to Christmas Eve. More...

The Island Garden

Starting a vegetable garden

Last week, we looked at starting a vegetable garden in a 4- by 12- foot area and got as far as planting the first crops. At the back of the bed, we have peas, spinach, and lettuce growing. More...

Choristers looking for new voices

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, are currently seeking new members in all voice ranges for the 2007 spring musical season. More...

Birth

Hopkins

A son, Jordan Alex Hopkins, was born Dec. 14, 2006 at South County Hospital to Jessica Hopkins of Wakefield. More...

Great Creek osprey

Two baby osprey were in the nest with a parent at the Great Creek in this photo from the June 22 issue of the Press. More...

Vacation week puppet show at library

Join in the fun as Sparky’s Puppets perform “Stories from Snowy Lands,” at the Jamestown library meeting hall today — Thursday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m. Watch Jack Frost’s magic bring a snowman to life. More...

Penguin plunge rings in the New Year

At noon, Monday, Jan. 1, regardless of the weather, hundreds of scantily clad people of all sizes and ages will whoop, holler and howl as they run full-steam ahead into the chilly waters at Mackerel Cove. More...

Thirty seconds over Jamestown

East Ferry was transformed into a Hollywood-style movie set last week for the shooting of the Disney/Touchstone film “Dan in Real Life.” The East Ferry scenes wrapped up the camera work in Jamestown for the movie, which is due for release in late s More...