February 15, 2007 RSS feed / About Town

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Robb Roach took the Press along recently when he visited John McGuirl for surfing in Samoa (formerly Western Samoa). John is working in Samoa at Salani Surf Resort as a surfing guide. More...

Jamestowner at Moses Brown School honored for Spanish essay

Islander Grace Smith-Vidaurre, a senior at the Moses Brown School, has been recognized by the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese for her essay written in Spanish. More...

Granddaughter graduates

Charles and Karan Osenton and their daughter Jill Symons recently attended the college graduation of their granddaughter, Genevieve Carson. She graduated from the College of Nursing at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. More...

Book group to discuss Kundera novel

The next Evening Book Discussion at the Jamestown library will be held Feb. 20. The book to be discussed will be "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera. The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. More...

All smiles after a great season

Emmy Lutes, left, and Kendra Davis relax after the last regular swim meet of the season. More...

See student artwork at the library

Art work by students in grades kindergarten through fourth grade at the Melrose Avenue School will be on display at the Jamestown library from Saturday, Feb. 17, through Thursday, March 1. More...

Free tax assistance for elderly available

Free tax assistance will be provided to older taxpayers as well as low-income people through the Tax Counseling for the Elderly program. This free, confidential, one-onone income tax assistance, including E-filing, will be available from 10 a.m. More...

Fools' Rules Regatta date set for Aug. 18

This summer's 30th anniversary Fools' Rules Regatta is planned for Saturday, Aug. 18, at the town-owned beach at East Ferry. More...

Sailing photographer shares images tonight at the library

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will present Onne van der Wal and his yacht photography as part of the Sailing Lecture Series tonight - Thursday, Feb. 15 - at 7:30 p.m. at the library. More...

Family services seeks volunteers

Child and Family Services of Newport County is looking for women who could spend time with a young girl. The agency provides services to the families of a fiveyear old and a nine-year-old who need some special attention. More...

Two chamber scholarships available

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce plans to award two $500 scholarships. Any island resident who wants to take business courses for career advancement or is studying business is eligible. More...

Town meetings

       Thursday, Feb. 15     7 p.m., Lawn school: the School Committee meets.          Monday, Feb. 19     Presidents' Day. More...

Community chorus has applications available for first annual Music Award

The Jamestown Community Chorus is seeking applications from fulltime Jamestown residents for its first annual Music Award. More...

Art club features Hart's work

Jamestown artist Nancy Hart will be featured in a show with Sue Butler titled "Recent Paintings" at the Providence Art Club's Dodge House Gallery. The show will run through Feb. 23. The Providence Art Club is located at 11 Thomas St.in Providence. More...

Caring quilt

Kerstin Barrett (left) shows off a quilt that she made recently for Payton Watson, who has been diagnosed with leukemia. Kathy Brownell (right) mentored Kerstin on the quilt. More...

Seidler named to dean's list

Amanda Seidler of Jamestown was named to the dean's list at Fairfield University for the fall 2006 semester. A sophomore, Seidler is majoring in finance and marketing. More...

Vacation week Pizza Classic invites all

The Jamestown recreation department will hold its annual Pizza Classic during February Vacation at the Community Center. This program is being offered to all Jamestown children in grades 3 through 8. The Pizza Classic will start on Tuesday, Feb. More...

Chamber hosts breakfast seminar

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast seminar on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Bay Voyage from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. More...

Tree pruning on town roads underway

The town of Jamestown will be pruning the trees on streets within the town right-of-way for vehicular clearance. This is a routine maintenance procedure done by municipalities all across the United States. More...

Jamestown 350th anniversary committee seeks volunteers

This year marks the 350th anniversary of the Jamestown Land Agreement, when Conanicut Island was purchased from the Native Americans by the colonists, and the organizers of the celebration committee are looking for volunteers. More...

Not afraid of the cold

Ed Sutt of Jamestown found the weekend weather to his liking as he prepared to launch his kayak at Fort Getty. More...