December 13, 2007 RSS feed / News

Free yoga classes on Boxing Day

A full day of yoga classes is being offered free of charge on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at the Innerlight Center for Yoga, located in the Middletown Commons at 850 Aquidneck Ave. in Middletown. More...

Tyres relieved by David Swain's recent arrest

Lisa Tyre used an analogy about swimming to explain how she feels about the arrest of former Town Councilor David Swain on the charge that he murdered her daughter, Shelley Arden Tyre, in 1999 while scuba diving in Tortola. More...

Victor Lambert leads new Skippers swimming team

History was made on Monday night as the brand new North Kingstown High School boys' swim team had their inaugural meet against Portsmouth High School at the Newport Boys and Girls Club. More...

Swimmers start season with a win

The North Kingstown High School girls' swim team could not have asked for a better start to their season. The Skippers won their first meet against Portsmouth High School, taking first and second in all but two of the eleven events. More...

Staging a home to demonstrate owner's investment, not the clutter

In a buyers' market for real estate, homeowners trying to sell their property are increasingly nervous these days. More...

Christmas Bird Count Jan. 5

The Conanicut Island Christmas Bird Count will take place Saturday, Jan. 5, from 7 a.m. to noon. Birders are asked to meet early at the Jamestown Police Station, 250 Conanicus Ave. More...

Prout School honor roll

The following students at the Prout School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter. From grade 9: Hannah Cordes, Anne Langan, Benjamin Thompson, and Tiffany Wolfe. From grade 10: High Honors: Anthony Irwin. More...

Rotary Club letter seeks family participation

The annual Jamestown Rotary Club letter that traditionally thanks everyone for their support and solicits funding for the coming year has added a new dimension. Rotary Club President James E. More...

The end of an era at the Narragansett Café

Dan Alexander, 51, the owner of the Narragansett Café for over twenty years with his brother Tom, is throwing "The Last Waltz" Christmas party at the "Narry" on Dec. 16 for the "changing of the watch," as he calls it. More...

Musings

T'was the night before Christmas, and all through the town, Not a creature was stirring, 'cept deer running 'round. The sailboats were hung on their stands with great care, In hopes that nor'easters would all of them spare. More...

Town meetings

Monday, Dec. 17 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Board of Water and Sewer Commission meets. Tuesday, Dec. 18 7 p.m., library, Zoning Board of Review meets. Wednesday, Dec. 19 7:30 p.m., library, Planning Commission meets. Thursday, Dec. More...

Choir to sing in Christmas service

Trinity Church in Newport will host "Christmas on Historic Hill," an ecumenical service of lessons and carols for the Advent and Christmas season, on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. More...

High School Happenings

The Fall Sports Awards night will be held this Sunday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. Plaques will be awarded to standout athletes. Come find out which Jamestown athletes are MVPs! • On Dec. More...

Seventh graders anchor Lawn basketball team

The Lawn Avenue School boys' basketball team suffered a loss to Barrington Middle School last week, but that is no indication of how the rest of the season will go for this team, according to coach Eric Bush. More...

U.S. Senate passes aid resolution for Rhode Island fishing industry

Senators Reed and Whitehouse joined Coastal New England Senators in demanding that the Bush Administration provide disaster relief for local fishermen. According to a U.S. Senate press release, late at night on Dec. More...

Fund-raiser to benefit mission trip

The Emmanuel Church in Newport will host a Holiday Bake Sale this Sunday, Dec. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon. Homemade cookies, cakes, bread, apple butter and red pepper jelly will be for sale to benefit an April 2008 mission trip to New Orleans. More...

'Tis the season to recycle those corrugated cardboard boxes

Holiday shoppers, Santa's helpers, moms and dads, good little girls and boys everywhere will find themselves surrounded by the remnants of an unwrapping extravaganza this December 25, as in all the years before. More...

School Committee tackles district policies

The School Committee reviewed and edited a list of policies within the district at a Dec. 6 work session. Revisions to newly drafted policies and updates to established guidelines were considered. More...

Buy $40 Osprey-themed license plate to help the environment

Advocates from Rhode Island's environmental community are just 50 orders shy of starting production on Rhode Island's first environmental license plate. More...

Proper disposal of household chemicals helps the environment

An Eco-Depot collection for household hazardous waste will be held at Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Central Landfill, located at 65 Shun Pike in Johnston. More...

Juggles to close at months end

Juggles in Wakefield will close at the end of December. Idanna Smith, owner of the store, is offering generous discounts throughout the holiday season to thank their customers for ten successful years at their current location. More...

Museum grant to pay for repairs

The Rhode Island Historic Preservation Commission has awarded the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association a $50,000 grant for needed repairs to the light keeper and assistant keeper's houses. More...