June 7, 2007 RSS feed / News

Art

Good news was the key word at the annual dinner meeting of the Conanicut Island Art Association, which was held at the PAC Club on May 23. Acting president Don Miller led the meeting. More...

Cub Scouts camp overnite at Getty

More than 30 Cub Scouts and their parents attended Pack 1's annual Spring Camp-out at Ft. Getty on May 12. The day began with the scouts participating in the anniversary ceremonies at the Conanicut Battery, led by Cub Master Bill Pratt. More...

Summer Pops in Westerly

The Chorus of Westerly, under the direction of music director, George Kent, will present the 27th annual Summer Pops concert on Saturday, June 23, in beautiful Wilcox Park in downtown Westerly. More...

The Island Garden

We are in what English gardeners call the gap period, when spring bulbs have died back and perennials are growing fast but are not yet in bloom. More...

Catie Kelly is state champion in pole vault

Catie Kelly was flying high at the Rhode Island state track championships on Saturday. The Jamestown resident and North Kingstown High School junior pole-vaulted to a state championship with a vault of 9-feet. More...

Hula night a big success

Melissa Minto and the Teen Center planned a Hawaiianthemed night for local teens last week at the Community Center. Here, old fashioned cut outs had everyone posing for cameras. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Mystery surrounds authority's missing coyote silhouettes at bridge

Coyotes are missing from the property owned by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. Not real coyotes, but plywood cutouts, put there to scare off the countless Canada geese that make a mess of the landscaped grounds. More...

Off the Curb celebrates 15th

Off the Curb is Rhode Island's premier hip-hop dance company and they are turning 15 this month. 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...

Yachting organizations plan to merge

The International Yacht Restoration School and The Museum of Yachting have taken a first step toward a convergence. 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. Certified technicians will be available for demonstrations. More...

Theatre director needed this fall

The Jamestown Community Theatre is now accepting applications for the position of director for the fall musical. An honorarium will be considered. For more information, call Donna Gavin by June 15 at 423- 3454. More...

Poster contest winners

Will Reynolds contest winners include, back row, from left, Emily Danilowicz, Rainey Aberle and Ivy Burns. In center row are, Truman Christie and Ellissa Barclay deTolly, and in front are, Lily Wright, Max Hubbard, Kyle Rafferty and Ula McCarthy. More...

Everyone can help in preventing tick-borne Lyme and other diseases

Eradication of ticks and tickborne diseases was the theme of a garden gathering at a home on America Way last Saturday. More...

Fishing pier in North Kingstown moving forward

State officials have adopted "one pier a year, ten piers in ten years" concept to build or improve ten fishing piers along Narragansett Bay. More...

New question on the Press Web site

There's a new public opinion question this week at www.jamestownpress. com. Readers may vote on whether the Financial Town Meeting should be abolished. The previous question "Where do you think the new highway garage should be built? More...

Science center open for season

Save The Bay Exploration Center at Easton's Beach in Newport is now open. This marine science center offers activities for families, children and groups interested in learning more about Narragansett Bay and its inhabitants. More...

CIAA awards scholarships

The Conanicut Island Art Association recently awarded a visual arts course at Newport Art Museum to several island students in the Jamestown schools. More...

Newport polo series turns 16

The Newport International Polo Series turned 16 this year, when it kicked off the 2007 series on June 2. More...

Cyclers race for local charities

Recognized as one of the premier cycling events on the East Coast, the sixth annual Cox Charities Cycling Classic will be held Sunday, June 24, in downtown Providence. More...

Fort Adams day salutes military families

The Fort Adams Trust announces its 3rd Annual Family Day set for Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a rain date of Sunday, June 10. Admission is free for the whole family. More...

Keep a home inventory to protect your assets

Protecting your home and possessions means more than simply having an insurance policy in the event of trouble. More...

Yacht club's spring series race results

Race number 5 and final of the Jamestown Yacht Club Spring Series was held on June 5. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Jest, Quest 32, Hallowell/ Stookey; 2. Unplugged, Custom 30, S. Murray; 3. Downhill Express, Swan 42, T. More...

Four hundred compete in Ali's Run event

The wind looked as if it was going to be a factor in Sunday's Ali's Run, but over 400 runners and walkers were undaunted by the headwind they faced at the beginning of the race. More...

Skippers beat Hendricken to capture state title

Charlie Breagy, coach of the North Kingstown boys' track team, did not mince words when he explained to his 4 x 400 relay team what results they needed to dethrone Bishop Hendricken as the reigning state champions. More...

Benefits of historic districts to be discussed at June 21 meeting

Stone chimneys rise above gabled roofs. Columned verandas stand below shed dormers. Painted wood trim work accents weathered wood shingles. More...

New teen book collection bought through grant

The Ali Dunn Packer Memorial Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation has awarded the Jamestown Philomenian Library a grant that has been used to purchase all of the 2008 Rhode Island Teen Book Award nominees. More...

Retiring teachers reminisce about their service

Jamestown Schools will say farewell to three veteran teachers who retire this June. Susan Haskell, Patricia Cook, and Deborah Murphy offer parting words and reflect on their decades of service to multiple generations of children in the community. More...

'Summertime Fun in Jamestown'

Debra Magnan Debra Magnan, of Warwick, loves to spend time in Jamestown during the summer months. She and her husband Joe often go to Beavertail on the weekends. More...

Births

McNeil A son, Jake Metcalf McNeil, was born May 18, 2007 at Newport Hospital to Sharon Lynn (Metcalf) and Vernon Carlisle McNeil of Jamestown. Runnells A son, Max Robert Runnells, was born April 4, 2007 in Hueytown, Ala. More...

Ace's Pizza - "Love at first bite"

The place is Ace's Pizza at 1 Clarke St. in downtown Jamestown. Their slogan is "Love at first bite." They just got a face-lift, a new improved menu, and, a new owner, Joy Vieira. "So far everybody says we live up to our slogan. More...

Body fat analysis scans at library

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

Apply now for conservation grants from the state

The Rhode Island office of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced a second round of requests for proposals for Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for 2007. More...

Beach stickers now on sale

Beach stickers for entry into Mackerel Cove beach and Ft. Getty are not available at the Town Hall. Stickers can only be purchased at Mackerel Cove beach, the gate house at Ft. Getty or the recreation center, at 41 Conanicus Ave., from 9 a.m. More...