January 11, 2007 RSS feed / About Town

Wild creation

Island artist Jillian Barber created the giant boar's head that will appear in the 33rd annual production of "Twelfth Night" to be performed this weekend in Westerly. Barber has been involved with the production since its inception. More...

Town Meetings

Monday, Jan. 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day All town facilities will be closed. Tuesday, Jan. 16 Noon, golf course building: agenda deadline for the Jan. 22 Town Council meeting. More...

Buy a bracelet for Payton

Blue rubber bracelets that say "Payton" are available, for $2 at the Jamestown Police Station to support the family of Payton Watson, who has been diagnosed with leukemia. More...

Students named to honor roll

Two island students were listed on the honor roll at Portsmouth Abbey School for the fall semester. Named were Elizabeth Cook in grade 9 and Taylor Hansen in grade 11. More...

Feline reader

Venus has adopted the Jamestown library as his home for exceptional reading. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

What's new at the library?

The following new materials have just arrived at the Jamestown library. The call letters for each follows in parentheses. "Gaits of Heaven: A dog lovers mystery" by Susan Conant (MYS CONA). More...

Island chamber hosts winter breakfast series

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2007 Winter Breakfast Series with the first session scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23. The topic "Marketing for Small Business" will feature Charlie Petit of Petit Marketing as speaker. More...

Youth volleyball starts next week

Youth volleyball will begin Jan. 16 at the Lawn Avenue School for students in grade 5 and up. This is a good chance to have some fun and get some exercise at the same time. The games are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. More...

History tour volunteers needed at John Brown House

The Rhode Island Historical Society is now recruiting energetic, inquisitive lovers of history to be volunteer museum guides and educators at its John Brown House Museum in Providence. More...

Environmental scholarships offered

Sterling College is currently accepting applications for the Environmental Steward Scholarships. Each fall, two students are awarded the scholarship to cover tuition expenses for four years of study. More...

First in fencing

Chris von Hohenleiten won first place in the Jan. 1 Jack Norton Epee Open held in Boston. The first place garnered him a B ranking at the open. Von Hohenleiten, 20, is a student at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. More...

Birth

Reed

U.S. Senator Jack Reed announced Jan. 5, 2007 that his wife, Julia, gave birth to a healthy baby girl. Emily Hart Reed was born in Alexandria, Va. "Mother and daughter are doing well, and we feel truly blessed," said Senator Reed. More...

Kids camp for February vacation

A sleepover winter camp for 40 to 60 children will be held during February school vacation week at the W. Alton Jones Campus at the University of Rhode Island. More...

Island artists teach in Kingston

South County Art Association will offer a winter class series at the Helme House on Route 138 in Kingston. Among the offerings are a Beginner Glassblowing, taught by island residents Jennifer and David Clancy beginning Jan. 25 for three weeks. More...

Give blood at the PAC Club on Jan. 28

There will be a blood drive on Sunday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holy Ghost Hall on Narragansett Avenue. The drive will be sponsored by the Arnold Zweir Post 22 of the American Legion and Memorial Post 9447 of the VFW. More...

Meetings on animal shelter announced

Two meetings related to the town's animal shelter are scheduled for next week. On Monday, Jan. 15, the Friends of the Jamestown Animal Shelter board will meet at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown library. On Thursday, Jan. More...

Bereavement support available in S. County

Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island will begin a sixweek bereavement support group for people in South County from Jan. 24 to Feb. 28. Sessions will meet Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at St. More...

Community chorus welcomes new singers

Music Director B. J. Whitehouse and members of the board of the Jamestown Community Chorus invite singers to join the chorus on Monday, Jan.15, at 7 p.m. More...