June 28, 2007 RSS feed / News

Have cake for Jones' birthday

The Portsmouth Historical Society and the U.S. Navy will hold a birthday party in honor of John Paul Jones, who lived in Portsmouth in 1777. The party is Sunday, July 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Tucker Neale on dean's list

Tucker Neale of Jamestown was named to the dean's list at the Maine Maritime Academy for the spring semester. Neale, a member of the class of 2008, is majoring in small vessel operations More...

Crime-fighting talk for teens

"You Never Know," this year's Newport Public Library Teen Summer Reading Program, will begin Monday, July 2, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Leaving with a song

Students in the Melrose Avenue School kindergarten class performed for parents and friends at their graduation ceremony last week. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Viewing the parade

On Sunday, July 1, Tall Ships will be commencing with the lead ship passing Castle Hill heading North at 12:30 p.m . The ships will continue North up the Narragansett Bay, around Gould Island, then South and out to sea. More...

The old Jamestown Bridge lives on in museum

The Jamestown Historical Society Museum at 92 Narragansett Ave. re-opens for the summer on Saturday, June 30. More...

Twins' mothers club plans picnic

The Newport County Mother of Twins Club will be holding a family picnic and get-together on Saturday, June 30, at Braga Park on Kay Street in Newport. The event begins at 10 a.m. More...

Teen activities planned

The Teen Council meets at the recreation center every Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. Mondays are girl's softball pick-up nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lawn Avenue fields. Softball is for girls entering grade 5 and up. More...

Lawn Avenue School students honored

Jamestown students from the Lawn Avenue School received honors on Awards Day, which was held June 21 at the school. More...

Jack's Electric continues appeal with new attorney

To improve his chances of approval for a new home for Jack's Electric in the building beleaguered with legal problems at 14 Clinton Ave., Jack Brittain, the owner of Windridge Properties and Jack's Electric, decided to get a new attorney. More...

Be a farm volunteer

New volunteers are always needed and welcome at the Jamestown Community Farm at the corner of Eldred Avenue and East Shore Road. Volunteers can be any age and can work as long or as little as they want. Hours are Saturdays from 9 a.m. More...

Fund gives $4,800 to island groups

Jamestown youth will attend a Save the Bay camp this summer, a new emergency information card system will be implemented, and Meals on Wheels will deliver meals to Jamestown seniors, thanks to grants made recently by the Jamestown Community Fund. More...

Frustrated tree committee chair announces resignation

Tree committee chairwoman Edwina Cloherty announced her resignation from the committee at their June 19 monthly meeting. Cloherty said the meeting would be her last. More...

Library's book sale begins July 5

The annual book sale at the Jamestown Library will open this year on Thursday, July 5 at 7 p.m. with a paid preview night. Some little used and much loved volumes will be available at great prices. More...

Yacht club's race results

Race number 3 of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was held on June 26. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Manic, Shaw 6.5, JAC Wadson; 2. Macx, Custom 30, B. MacGowan; 3. Jest, Quest 32, Hallowell/Stookey; 4. More...

Ships participating in the event

Providence, square topsail sloop, USA, 110-feet. Cisne Branco, full rigged clipper ship, Brazil, 254-feet. Pride of Baltimore, topsail schooner, USA, 157-feet. Dewaruci, barquentine, Indonesia, 191-feet. More...

Barber takes four at flower show

Quononoquott Garden Club member and Jamestown artist, Jillian Barber, came away with four awards from last weekend's Newport Flower Show, "Sea Fever: A Salute to the Tall Ships." The three-day event was held at Rosecliff mansion on Bellevue Avenue. More...

Amanda Thran receives honor

Amanda Thran of Jamestown was the recipient of the William F. Whitehouse cup, awarded every year for outstanding academic achievements, at the June 13 graduation of St. Michael's School in Newport. More...

BankNewport wins health award

BankNewport's human resources department was presented with an "Outstanding" Award at the 13th Annual Worksite Health Awards ceremony on May 31 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. More...

Commission approves additional building for Randall Art Gallery lot

The Planning Commission approved a revised land development project on Narragansett Avenue, on the site of the Randall Art Gallery. The gallery building remains on the main avenue in the new conception. The vote was 5 to 2 at their June 20 meeting. More...

McDonough graduates Quest

Lauren McDonough of Jamestown recently graduated from the eighth grade at Quest Montessori School. She will attend North Kingstown High School in the fall. More...

Take the ferry to see the ships

The Tall Ships are here! These spectacular vessels will be open to the public today through Saturday in Newport harbor. Parking in Newport will be a nightmare, so what is the best way to get there? More...