May 3, 2007 RSS feed / News

Tips for a safe summer season on your deck

Gas prices are on the rise again, the number of people traveling is down and families are choosing to spend more time at home enjoying their decks. More...

Birding enhances your backyard experience

Even in today's highly interactive and short attention-span culture, the backyard still beckons to us as an accessible personal space where we can retreat from the pressures of everyday living. More...

Extend your growing season with a cold frame

They are easy to use and simple to build

Psst, want some lettuce for your Thanksgiving table? Or broccoli when there's snow outside. Or maybe you want to grow some herbs to spice up the offerings at your table. More...

Practice safe grilling at your backyard barbecue

You can almost hear the sizzle of the grill as millions of Americans take to their backyards and patios for dinners, lunches and parties this year. More...

Get your kids involved with their own garden

Recently, a study by Washington State University suggested that people who love to work with plants and enjoyed nature had grown up amid plants and the outdoors. More...

Ali's Run off to winning start

Ali's Run won its season opener in the Newport Babe Ruth league with an extra innings, come-frombehind 3-1 victory over R & R Construction this past Sunday at Cardine's Field in Newport. More...

Season kick off

Children from military families throw out the first pitch at the opening day of island baseball. More...

Rocky Hill honor roll

Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich announced the names of Jamestown students who made the honor roll for the first semester. Seniors on the honor roll are Elise M. Flanagan and Sara A. Leonard. Christopher D. LaMantia, a sophomore, and Anthea J. More...

SELAC to meet

The Jamestown Special Education Local Advisory Committee (SELAC) will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Melrose school. Any parents of special education children are encouraged to attend. More...

Committee discusses spending grant money for Ft. Getty

The Fort Getty Master Plan Committee, at their April 26 meeting, prioritized the spending of a $150,000 state Department of Environmental Management grant to which the town added $40,000. More...

Garden club wins awards

The Quononoquott Garden Club was the recipient of several state awards at the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Club's 77th annual awards ceremony, held April 26. More...

Schroder named to heritage hall of fame

Historian and former island resident Walter K. Schroder was inducted to the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame during an April 28 ceremony at Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet. More...

Long on disaster study panel

State Rep. Bruce Long (R-Middletown, Jamestown) is serving this legislative session as a member of a special House commission to study the effects of natural disasters on property insurance costs in Rhode Island. More...

Meetinghouse opens for summer worship

The 1787 Old Quaker Meetinghouse on Weeden Lane, which is maintained by the Jamestown Historical Society, will re-open for religious services on Sunday, May 6, at 10:30 a.m. More...

Xeriscaping can be done with preparation

Xeriscaping is derived from the Greek word xeros, meaning dry, and it doesn't mean that you need to develop a garden full of sand and cacti, but that you need to be highly aware of what you are planting and grow plants that have low moisture needs. More...

Animal-proof your home to keep out unwanted guests

Keeping the outdoors outside is just one function of a home. More...

Gutter smarts will save work

I figured it was time to clean the gutter when the rain flowed right over the edge onto the deck below. The blockage was caused by a small oak tree that had actually sprouted new leaves as it tipped the gutter away from the soffit. More...

The Island Garden

Last weekend was a great planting time. It was overcast, with a few rain showers, just the right weather that doesn't stress plants and makes it easy for them to start growing. More...

Make recycling fun and easy for the whole family

You may be surprised to learn a small change in habit can make a huge impact on Mother Earth. Getting your whole family involved in something as simple as recycling can really make a difference and can even be fun and easy. More...

Premier soccer match-up tonight in Jamestown

Jamestown Soccer Association has partnered with the University of Rhode Island to bring a higher level of soccer to the island. More...

Island should 'boost' NK athletics

The Town of Jamestown sends 213 students, approximately 14- percent of the student body, to North Kingstown High School. More...

Island woman receives top Small Business Administration award

The 2007 Rhode Island Small Business Person of the Year Award has been awarded to Jamestowner Kimberly McDonough. McDonough is the president and founder of Advanced Pharmacy Concepts, a pharmacy benefit auditing and consulting firm. More...

Lawn Avenue School honor roll

The following students at the Lawn Avenue School were named to the honor roll for the third quarter. From grade 8, Exemplary Performance: Caia Diepenbrock, Liliane Flour, Eric Holtzman and Kaitlin Marquis. More...

School committee addresses issues related to substance abuse

Members of the island's Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force presented statistics of local teenage drug, alcohol and tobacco use to the Jamestown School Committee last week. More...

Workers honored for longevity

The Community College of Rhode Island honored 77 employees for longevity of service to the college during an Employee Recognition Luncheon last week. Two island residents were among the honorees. Elizabeth A. More...