May 31, 2007 RSS feed / News

Emergency info cards coming to help EMTs

JEMS receives grant from Rhode Island Foundation to provide File Of Life kits The Jamestown Emergency Medical Services recently announced that they have been awarded $2,300 from the Rhode Island Foundation to provide File of Life kits to Jamestown More...

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URI to hold 'Rhody' yard sale

The fourth annual Rhody the Ram yard sale will be held Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Keaney gym parking lot. Proceeds will benefit the Rhody the Ram Endowment, which now stands at more than $20,000. More...

Girls' team in championship game

The North Kingstown High School girls' lacrosse team defeated LaSalle Academy by a score of 13-11 in the Division I semi-finals on Tuesday night. The team will face Barrington for the state championship title on Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m. More...

Athletes are young at heart

Sunday mornings are not for sleeping in and relaxing for the Coastal Shamrocks soccer team. The team, which includes 13 men from Jamestown, plays in the Rhode Island over-40 soccer league and their games are at 9 a.m. every Sunday morning. More...

Island treasures give students glimpse of future

More than 40 adults volunteered their time and talent last week to demonstrate their careers and hobbies to students at the Lawn Avenue School. More...

Arts district moves forward

Jamestown's proposed arts district took a step forward last week when the Town Council, at the meeting of Water and Sewer Commissioners, passed a motion authorizing the submission of legislation to the General Assembly enabling the creation of a tax More...

Time to put on sunscreen

Just in time for summer, new survey results show that the appeal of tanned skin may finally be waning. Just 53 percent of people surveyed believe they look better with a tan and 63 percent say they are not more attracted to someone who is tanned. More...

Jamestowners veterans underway strive to honor vets at funerals

Several Jamestowners, plus offisland members of the Jamestown Community Band, are taking lead roles in a relatively new project to honor American veterans who have died. More...

Linekin memorial service planned

A graveside service is planned for Monday, June 4 at 11 a.m Mrs. Linekin, 88, died April 28, 2007 at her home in San Diego, Calif. She was the wife of the late Everett F. Linekin. Friends and family are invited to attend. More...

American Legion elects new officers

The Arnold-Zweir Post 22 of the American Legion held their election of officers on Wednesday, May 16. More...

Filkins memorial event planned

The Friends and family of James R. Filkins are gathering to honor his life and accomplishments on Sunday, June 24, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Lt. Col. John C. Rembijas Memorial Pavilion. More...

Winners at Jamestown Designs

Jean M. Silvia, right, was the grand prize winner of a raffle, held at Jamestown Designs in celebration of their 35th year in business. Silvia won an oil painting of Watson Farm by artist Evelyn Rhodes. Debbie Swistak, left, presented the painting. More...

Coastal Growers' Market is open

This local-only farmers market is open rain or shine on Saturday mornings at historic Casey Farm. Various farmers supply fresh produce, flowers and herbs all season. More...

Council considers relaxing water rules

The town is set to consider relaxing water restrictions for the month of July. More...

Town wins grant to restore marsh

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently awarded the Conservation Commission an $89,000 WHIP (Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program) grant. More...

Historic districts topic of workshop

Pamela Kennedy, deputy director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission, will address the pros and cons of establishing historic districts - in particular of establishing one in Jamestown - at the Jamestown Philomenian L More...

Roadway upgrades precede downtown improvement project

Designs for the long-awaited Downtown Improvement Project (DIP), also known as the streetscape program, are 90 percent complete and awaiting federal funding, which will not be available before October, according to Town Planner Lisa Bryer. More...

Estes receives travel fellowship

Cotton Estes, of Jamestown, was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship from Bowdoin College. More...

Ruggeiro receives journalism award

News Talk 630 WPRO's Deb Ruggiero, host of Amazing Women, was awarded two of six Metcalf Awards for diversity in the media by Rhode Island for Community and Justice last week. More...

Grade six to debut films

In October 2006, Deb Barone's sixth-grade students were introduced to a new world of possibilities and invited to participate in a novel educational film program called Student Provocateurs. More...

Where in the world is the Press?

With lady liberty are Gus Gribble, Jake Gillis, Delaney Maguire, Courtney MacIntyre and Kirstin Barrett, who were just a few of the fourth-grade students on a class trip to the Ellis Island museum on May 17. Photo by Kathy Brownell More...

Lots of sports activities for island kids this summer

School sports may be winding down, but the Jamestown recreation department has enough sports-related options to keep everyone busy all summer long. Kicking off the festivities is a dodge ball tournament scheduled for June 15 and 16. More...

Islander to be inducted into tennis hall of fame

Richard Heath will be among six individuals who will be inducted into the USTA New England Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Newport on Saturday, June 9. More...

Nature journals program June 2

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum will hold a handson workshop aimed at deepening enjoyment and understanding of the garden, nature, and the world through the art of journaling on Saturday, June 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Body fat scans soon at library

The Friends of the Jamestown Library are sponsoring a body composition analysis program by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island on Monday, June 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Sydney L. Wright Museum room. More...

Student film highlights rights to healthy food

Science students from grade six will host a premier showing of an original documentary film at the Melrose Avenue School on Saturday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Couple celebrate diamond anniversary

Norman and Lucille Lawrence observe their 60th wedding anniversary on June 1. They will share their celebration with their six children, 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. More...

Learn to safely install a car seat

The Jamestown Police Department will hold a child car seat safety check on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jamestown Early Learning Center. More...

Learn to make compost at library

A class on using compost bins will be offered to island residents on Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the library. More...

JEMS seeking new volunteers

The Jamestown Emergency Medical Service would extendsan invitation to motivated members of the community who wish to volunteer for this vital community service. EMTs are especially need at this time. More...

Art scholarships announced

The Conanicut Island Art Association awarded scholarships to four island high school students who will use the funds to continue their pursuit of the arts. Alicia Lane, of North Kingstown High School, received a $2,000 grant. More...

"The Meaning of Memorial Day"

Summer intern Marie Andrews will be around the island this season asking everyone to share opinions on timely subjects. Here are some thoughts about Memorial Day. More...

Blanton graduates

Nicholas Blanton, of Jamestown, graduated May 5 from Champlain College in Vermont with a bachelor's degree in business. Blanton is the son of Randolph Blanton of Old Saybrook, Conn. and Mary Lovegreen of Jamestown. More...

Where in the World is the Press

Paul Palombo of Clinton Avenue recently took the Press on a Mediterranean cruise aboard the QM2, where he visited England, Spain, France, Italy, Gibraltar and Lisbon. More...

Guides needed for island tours

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to serve as tour guides for summer trolley tours of the island. More...

Youth violence intervention and prevention at school forum

Over 40 families gathered last week in the Melrose multi-purpose room to share a catered dinner and participate in a discussion about bullying. More...