August 30, 2007 RSS feed / News

Seniors getting technical

As today's seniors search for ways to keep their minds active, some are turning from tradition to the latest gadgets typically reserved for the younger generation. "Aging is about taking on new challenges for the mind," said Dr. More...

Sunflower winners announced

The Secret Garden held their annual sunflower contest and announced the winners who grew the tallest plants as well as the largest blooms. More...

Marshall brothers' Bad News gets two more wins, leads J/22 series

Great sailing conditions were on tap once again last week with bright sun and a building southerly breeze awaiting the fleet as they gathered for the start. More...

The Jamestown Yacht Club's fall series race results

Race number 1 of the Jamestown Yacht Club Fall Series was held on Aug. 25. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Unplugged, Custom 30, S. Murray; 2. Downhill Express, Swan 42, T. and C. Hirsch; 3. Macx, Custom 30, B. More...

Panel says Head's Beach should be mooring field site

The much contested Sunset Beach at the Jamestown Shores area, known locally as Head's Beach, will be recommended as a mooring field to the town council by the Harbor Management Commission despite the Shores Association's protests. More...

Where in the world is the Press?

Brian Grednuk, Jr., grandson of Bill Hamel of Jamestown, took the Press to the Bahamas, where he visited the Atlantis. More...

Dr. Bob returns to special ed. post

Robert Fricklas, Ph.D., said that island students who attended the Jamestown school during the late 1980s will likely remember him as the guy who did the morning announcements. The affable Fricklas, who said everyone calls him "Dr. More...

Two historic homes part of JHS annual tour

The annual House Tour sponsored by the Jamestown Historical Society is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The two historic homes featured on this year's tour are Belvedere located at 36 Walcott Ave., and The J.B. More...

School starts next week on island

In Jamestown, classes for students in grades 1 to 8 will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 8:15 a.m. Students in kindergarten and pre-K will have an orientation on Sept. 5 and will begin classes the following day, Sept. 6. More...

URI dean's list announced

The following Jamestown residents were named to the dean's list at the University of Rhode Island for the spring semester: Caroline H. Anderson, Marie A. Andrews, Andrew F. Aveledo, Andrea C. Brayman, Bethany C. Clarke, Adam C. More...

School principal team gears up for school year

The Jamestown School District will open its doors to students next week with new faces and challenges that promise an exciting year. More...

Turn kids into lifelong readers

Reading should be fun -- plain and simple. When it's fun, kids love to do it, and they usually improve rapidly. But when it's not, reading becomes a struggle. More...

Where in the world is the Press?

A reunion of the employees of the Derecktor Shipyard met aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca, which was built at the Derecktor shipyard in Middletown and commissioned in 1987. More...

Island youth rank high in yachting Junior Olympics

Jamestowners sailing for Conanicut Yacht Club and Sail Newport put on a good show at the Narragansett Bay Yachting Association's Junior Olympics from Aug. 12 to 15 in Barrington. More...

Rudman third in swim competition

Jessica Rudman placed third in the 11-12 year old 50-meter breaststroke at the New England Championships at Springfield College in Massachusetts on Aug. 4. Rudman swims for the Rams Swim Club and will be entering eighth grade at Lawn school. More...

Stand-up paddlesurfing making island waves

Surfers in New England used to have to wait patiently for a good waves day to get some quality sports time in, and settle for some skateboarding or snowboarding action in between to fill the gaps. More...

A little lighthouse in the bay is ready to shine again

A rusted, deteriorated lighthouse tower stands at the southernmost tip of Dutch Island in the West Passage. The 42-foot shell of a bygone beacon has withstood the storms of time, and new life is about to be resurrected from the stony cliff. More...

The restoration of 'Louise'

When a friend invited Don Richardson to look at a boat sitting in storage nearby Mystic Seaport, in 2003, he was mildly interested. "It's an old Richardson," the friend said. "When I heard about it, I thought of you. More...

Lukon ready to challenge kids at all levels

Jamestown's new head of schools didn't have too much of a retirement. Instead of relaxing by the pool, or working in her garden, Marcia Lukon, Ph.D., jumped directly into a new part-time position with the Jamestown School District. More...

Large kindergarten group results in fourth classroom

The Jamestown School Committee voted 3 to 2 last week in favor of making a fourth kindergarten class for September. Enrollment for the incoming kindergarten stood at 58 students to date, according to the principal. More...

CCRI late registration offered

It is not too late to register for fall classes, and CCRI's Student Services Division has revamped its walkin late registration process to better serve students. Through Sept. More...

Committee studies champion tree program

Sanne Kure-Jensen, a field examiner for the Helen Walker Raleigh Champion Tree Program, gave the Jamestown Tree Preservation and Protection Committee an update on statewide progress to add to the state's Champion Trees at the committee's Aug. More...