April 26, 2007 RSS feed / News

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

On a recent trip to London, Nathan and Sadie Housberg wandered through Leadenhall Market in search of The Leaky Cauldron and the entrance to Diagon Alley. More...

Cinco de Mayo fiesta at PAC

Tickets for the Cinco de Mayo Party and Fund-raiser are on sale at the Jamestown library. The event was formerly called Mardi Gras in May. More...

Jamestown a 'Treasure Island' for geocachers

Geocaching - pronounced geocashing, like cashing a check, might be new to your vocabulary. But for those in the know, geocaching is the latest and greatest sport, game, activity, whatever you want to call it, on the planet. More...

Baseball opens this weekend at Lawn fields

Jamestown Baseball will hold its annual opening day ceremonies this Saturday, April 28, starting with the traditional baseball parade. All Instructional League players should report to the Fire Station, in uniform, at 8:30 a.m. More...

Island golfers take home trophy

Jamestown school golfers, Ryan Southworth, Chris Kopelchek, Owen Heath and Adam Southworth competed April 20 in the Johnson & Wales Team Challenge Tournament, which is part of the U.S. More...

Seawall repair to go out for bids

The Conanicus Avenue seawall project is being sent out for competitive bids. More...

Lavallee appeal denied, adult day-care approved

The Zoning Board of Review sitting as the Planning Board of Appeal at Tuesday night's meeting, voted 5-0 to deny the appeal of Roger and Maryjane Lavallee. More...

DEM seeking seasonal employees for state parks

The Department of Environmental Management is continuing its efforts to fill a variety of seasonal employment positions throughout Rhode Island. More...

There's a greenhouse for every Jamestown home

When you talk with just about any dedicated gardener in this northeastern climate, the conversation will eventually come around to greenhouses. A greenhouse will extend your growing season. More...

Baseball parade details outlined

Town Councilors gave permission Monday to the Jamestown Baseball Association to conduct its annual opening day parade on Saturday. More...

Memorial benches at Wetherill add viewing comfort for visitors

Ft. Wetherill State Park has some new additions at its most scenic point. Memorial benches accent the top of the park's hill along the cliff overlooking the water. More...

Where in the World is the Press?

Tom and Roz Tinker of Seafarer Court returned recently from a cruise to Asia, where they visited Japan, Korea and China. Here, they are at the Great Wall, which was an excursion from Beijing. More...

Jamestown chorus in Ocean State choral concert on April 29

The Rhode Island Festival Chorus will present their second concert with RISings II this Saturday, April 29, at 3 p.m. at East Providence High School. "The first concert was such a success that we had to do another," said B. J. More...

Mecray to speak at art association meeting

John Mecray, one of the world's leading marine artists, will be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Conanicut Island Art Association. More...

Help Red Cross provide aid to victims of flooding

Last week's nor'easter will cost some $5 million in Red Cross relief across the northeast, according to initial estimates. More...

Go green with light bulbs

Students in grade 7 helped promote the use of compact fluorescent light bulbs at the Jamestown True Value Hardware as part of the Earth Day events on Saturday. From left are Maia White, Andrew Burrows, Victoria Shaw and Ivy Burns. More...

Town meetings

April 26, 2007 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. May 1, 2007 Noon, deadline for agenda items for May 14 council meeting. May 2, 2007 2 p.m., library, Probate Court is in session. More...

17th century at Smith's Castle: soldiers, sailers and privateers

Smith's Castle, in collaboration with Roger Williams National Memorial, will host Bridge to the Past on Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Tree committee looks at grant for 'structural soils'

The Jamestown Tree Preservation and Protection Committee welcomed a guest at their April 17 meeting. State Rep. More...

Daft wins wrestling Coach of the Year award

Tim Daft has come a long way in wrestling since he was a tenthgrade student at East Providence High School. "I didn't even know wrestling was a sport until someone asked me to join the team in high school," he said. More...

Skippers start baseball season with high win percentage

Kevin Gormley said before the baseball season started that pitching and defense were his team's strong points. More...

Turn the TV off and have some fun this week

The Jamestown library has scheduled several events for the annual TV Turn-off Week, which began on Monday. There will be a Morse Code Workshop today, Thursday, April 26, at 3 p.m. Learn about and practice code with Mr. MacLean. More...

Learn water safety techniques

On Sunday, April 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Tootell Aquatic Center, the URI Army ROTC will be running a Water Safety Training workshop for anyone 10 years and older. More...

Use rainwater for a lush garden

It is estimated that as much as 55,000 gallons of rain falls on each square foot of roof in New England every year. Learn how to make a rain garden at Blithewold Gardens on Saturday, May 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. More...

Donate plants for annual sale

The Quononoquott Garden Club is looking for homeowners who have plants they want to donate for the annual May Plant Sale. This year's sale will be on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to noon, with a rain date of Sunday, May 20. More...

Horsehead site of JHS Event

The Jamestown Historical Society Capital Campaign Committee will host a party and fund-raiser at Horsehead on July 28 and they encourage all Jamestowners and museum supporters to save the date. More...

Antarctic lake named for scientist and former Jamestown resident

An ice-covered lake in Antarctica now bears the name of Dr. Deneb Karentz, a professor of biology and environmental science at the University of San Francisco, where she is chair of the Biology Department. More...

Council honors teachers

Town Councilors issued their annual Jamestown Teacher Appreciation proclamation on Monday and designated May 7 through May 11 as the week this year "to pay tribute to our teachers." The councilors cited teachers in the island's two schools as worth More...

Island aquifer designation gains momentum

Town Councilors last week agreed to hear more details about the petition initiated more than a year ago by the Concerned Conanicut Citizens (CCC) for a sole source aquifer designation from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). More...