June 14, 2007 RSS feed / News

Librarians on African trek

Islander Lisa Davis will follow in the footsteps of her daughter Hannah and travel to Africa this summer. On June 30, she will take her librarian talents and a load of books to Ghana to help disabled children. More...

Theatre awards scholarships

The Jamestown Community Theatre recently presented two Jamestown graduating seniors with achievement awards of $1,000 each. The awards were given for the students' participation and accomplishments in the areas of theater and the performing arts. More...

Festival auction items piling up

The live and silent auction items will be a highlight of the annual Festival at Central Baptist Church on June 23. More...

Players of all ages tops at tennis

Last Sunday morning clouds gave way to sunshine and by the afternoon champions were crowned in the mixed, men's and women's doubles division of the Second Annual Roger Chase Memorial Tennis Tournament presented by Jamestown Fitness. More...

Sign up for baseball camp

A baseball camp for children ages 7 to 12 will be held June 25 to 29 at the Lawn Avenue baseball fields. Steve Cirella, director, has 30 years of coaching experience, including 11 years as a coach at Salve Regina University. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Welcome to summer! Even though the season doesn't start officially for another seven days, JHS summer activities begin this weekend. Windmill Hill, June 16 June 16 is a busy day on Windmill Hill. More...

Art museum accredited

Newport Art Museum has achieved accreditation from the American Association of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition for a museum. More...

Births

Symons-Larkin A son, Oscar Edward, was born May 23, 2007 at Newport Hospital to Megan Symons and Jesse Larkin of Narragansett. Grandparents are Jill Symons of Jamestown and Michael and Liz Larkin of Narragansett. More...

Science Class

Rainey Aberle, at left, and Sydney Pazera test to see if the river water temperature is within range to release their baby salmon. More...

Audition for 'The Smart Set'

Cornerstone Playhouse in Wakefield will hold auditions for the newest work by Rhode Island composer Enrico Garzilli. The auditions will be held June 20 and 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Bill would save on out-of-district bus costs

The House of Representatives this week approved legislation that is expected to provide savings for school districts by allowing them to use vehicles other than full-size school buses to transport students. 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...

'Lizard' to play NK concert

The North Kingstown Arts Council Summer Concert Series will kick off on Tuesday, June 19, with an appearance by White- Eyed Lizard Band, Connecticut's premier steel drum calypso party band. More...

Men's chorus preparing for summer singing

The Men's Chorus of Jamestown, after taking a break in 2006, will get together again this summer. The group is open to all men and boys in the greater Jamestown area. More...

Press in Iraq

Lt. Cmdr. Chris Hodrick took the Press to Fallujah, Iraq where he recently spent time operating an MTVR, a seventon truck with roller attachments that are designed to detect Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) along the roadside. More...

Sign up for Save the Bay camp

The Jamestown Education Foundation announces the return to Jamestown of Save the Bay's acclaimed marine education summer program. More...

Town meetings

Thursday, June 14 4 p.m., Rhode Island College, the School Committee holds a retreat. Monday, June 18 7 p.m., library, the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners meets. More...

Rafferty stays in shape for a good cause

What started as a personal fitness journey for Jamestown resident Wendy Rafferty has evolved into a selfless mission to aid in finding a cure for cancer. More...

Ali's Run gets another dramatic comeback win

Nicholas Baccari has an interesting take on the Ali's Run teamwinning strategy. The team is the Jamestown entry in the Newport Babe Ruth league, and they are currently posting a 6-2 record. More...

Water board refuses to reconsider Jamestown's non-compliance designation

The State Water Resource Board voted Tuesday 6 to 1 to rule the Jamestown Water Department in non-compliance for not submitting an acceptable five-year water management plan as required by state law. More...

Kettlebottom Outdoor Pursuits, an island based TV show

Armed with seven years experience as a hunting and fishing guide with his company Kettlebottom Outfitters, a degree in finance, and a good idea, Jamestown resident Rob Roach decided to go into the television production business. More...

URI faculty art show

The University of Rhode Island Department of Art will hold a faculty exhibition from June 19 to July 31 at the Fine Arts Center galleries. More...

Free admission for Newport County attractions this weekend

The Attractions Council of Newport County invites all Newport County residents and employees of the hospitality industry to visit the area's many great attractions on Sunday, June 17 and Monday, June 18. More...

Lunch vendor selection still not finalized

By Donna K. Drago

The Jamestown School Committee, at their June 7 meeting, discussed the final phase of negotiations before selecting a new lunch provider for the year that begins in September. More...

St. Michael's graduates four

St. Michael's Country Day School honored the 28 members of its eighth-grade class of 2007 on June 13 at the school's sixty-ninth commencement ceremony. More...

Boating advisory group forming

A new organization is being formed which hopes to become the voice of recreational boaters on Narragansett Bay and its tributaries. Called the Rhode Island Boating Safety Forum, the group began as a U.S. More...