2007-04-05 / About Town

About Town

Rabies clinic at fire station this Saturday

The Town of Jamestown will conduct a Rabies Vaccination Clinic this Saturday, April 7, from 11 a.m. until noon at the fire station, 50 Narragansett Ave.

Dogs, cats and ferrets must be leashed or in carriers and the animal must be at least six months old. The fee is $10 per animal and is payable by cash only. Checks will not be accepted.

Vaccinations given to dogs that day will be valid for two years, only if proof of prior vaccination is supplied, otherwise inoculations will only be valid for one year. Proof is defined as a signed rabies vaccination certificate showing the date of vaccination and the expiration date. Tags alone are insufficient. If a prior certificate is not supplied then the vaccination given at the clinic will be considered the dogs first and only valid for one year. Ferrets are inoculated every year and the RI Veterinary Medical Association recommends that cats be vaccinated yearly.

Dog licenses will also be sold during the clinic. Neither cats nor ferrets are licensed in the town of Jamestown. The fee is $6 for spayed and neutered dogs and $16 for dogs that are not spayed or neutered. Proof of rabies vaccination is required for a license.

Owners of dogs not licensed by April 30 will be subject to a $25 late fee in addition to the license fee. Personal checks will be accepted for dog licenses at the rabies clinic.

This clinic is sponsored by the Town of Jamestown, the RI Veterinary Association, the Jamestown Animal Clinic and volunteers from the Humane Society of Jamestown.

Free tax assistance for elderly available

Free tax assistance is available locally to elderly and low-income taxpayers through the Tax Counseling for the Elderly program.

This free, confidential, oneon one income tax assistance, including E-filing, will be available Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jamestown library through April 16.

Taxpayers who wish to use this service should bring this year's and last year's tax materials with them.

Since last year, the free tax assistance program has lost half of its certified tax aid volunteers and they need more help. For more information, see the volunteers at the library, write to Cliff Largess at 18 Hamilton Gate Court., North Kingstown, RI 02852 or call 294- 1612.

Help with Earth Day shoreline cleanup

Jamestown's annual Earth Day shoreline cleanup will take place on Saturday, April 21.

Volunteers should meet at the community center at 8:30 a.m. Organizers will assign teams to clean up all of the island's publicly accessible beaches.

Patrick Driscoll of the Conservation Commission is chairing this year's events. He said all volunteers should remember to wear work clothes and bring work gloves. Volunteers with pickup trucks are also needed.

The annual cleanup is co-sponsored by the Conservation Commission and the Conanicut Island Land Trust. The land trust will provide a hot dog lunch for all volunteers.

Mansion admission free this weekend

The Preservation Society of Newport County invites all to experience one of America's great Victorian houses with free tours on opening weekend at the Newport Mansions.

Tours run Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This is a good opportunity to learn about the $2 million preservation of Chateau-sur-Mer.

Visit www.NewportMansions. org.

Egg hunt on Shoreby Hill green Saturday

The Jamestown Women's Club will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, April 7, at 10 a.m. sharp on Shoreby Green. The hunt will be held rain or shine.

Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including, prekindergarten, kindergarten, first and second grades, and third and fourth grades. There will be an egg toss for fifth and sixth grades.

Participants should bring their own baskets to hold candy. The Easter Bunny has been invited.

Garden club seeks plants for annual sale

The Quononoquott Garden Club seeking perennial donations for their annual plant sale, which will be held on Saturday, May 19. The rain date will be Sunday, May 20.

Club members will come to a garden and gently remove the perennial donations.

"Your donation will help raise money for the club's civic beautification projects, which have included landscaping the recreation center, renovating the historical garden at the Fire Station Museum and planting thousands of daffodils around town," Gwenda Bellion., the plant sale chairwoman said.

To make an appointment, call Linda Warner at 423-1278. Digging dates will begin in late April. Island' summer camps scheduled

The Jamestown Education Foundation is announcing another year of the acclaimed Save The Bay Summer Camp. Some changes have been made to improve the camp and ensure that repeat campers have an interesting and exciting experience. This year the camp will run for two full weeks, the first being July 16 to 20 and the second will be August 13 to 17. Each week will have a morning session for Jamestown students entering grades 1 to 4 and an afternoon session for students entering grades 5 to 9.

New this year will be a day on one of Save The Bay's education vessels, where campers will have a hands-on opportunity to explore the habitats of Narragansett Bay. Other days will include explorations of rocky shores, sandy beaches and salt marshes. Camp sessions are limited to 25 students. Scholarships are available. For more information, call Mary Keen at 423-1225.

Register for science camp

Scientists have come to the annual Young Scientists Club camp for nine years and had a science adventure that lasts a lifetime. Over 50 different topics have been explored in the annual camps and now exist as award-winning science kits.

All campers that sign-up by May 15 will receive a free Magic School Bus kit developed by The Young Scientists Club in partnership with Scholastic. The camp will operate at two locations this year. Jamestown camp days are June 25 to June 29 and July 2 to July 6. There is no camp on July 4. The Pennfield School camp is the week of July 30 Aug. 3. For a brochure or further information, call 423-2841.

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