January 17, 2008 RSS feed / News

AARP offers free tax assistance

Free tax help to low-income and senior taxpayers will be available through the AARP Tax Assistance Program at the Jamestown library starting in February. Volunteers will be available Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., from Feb. More...

Jamestown Hardware winner

Joseph Ruzzo, center, with his parents, Carla and Tim is dwarfed by the huge Christmas stocking that he won from Jamestown Hardware. More...

Cirella excels in college volleyball

Having been exposed to a variety of sports at an early age, islander Rachael Cirella has been an athlete her whole life. Cirella just finished her second season as a setter on the Salve Regina volleyball team. More...

St. Mark enters a high school team in CAL play

The Catholic Athletic League (CAL) basketball league includes all ages and abilities. The two new teams added to the Jamestown league this season are in the youngest and oldest age brackets in the league. More...

Children's music class set

Ready, Set, Play with Cindy is starting another season of Kindermusik. She will be presenting Family Time, the musical learning program for families with children ages newborn and up. More...

Morrison photos headline exhibit

The Fine Arts Center Galleries, located off Upper College Road at URI's Kingston campus, will host the photographs of Stacy Renee Morrison from Jan. 30 to March 16. The exhibit will feature a talk by the artist on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. More...

Buy daffodils to help cancer victims

The American Cancer Society's annual Daffodil Days is ready to provide a little dose of springtime for the winter blues. The fund-raiser, which runs through Feb. More...

Where in World is the Jamestown Press?

Peter Coble took the Press with him to Amsterdam, Holland to surprise his sister for her 40th birthday. More...

Head's Beach rights controversy a non-issue

Town Solicitor Peter Ruggiero settled the Head's Beach mooring field controversy at the Jan. 10 Harbor Management Commission meeting with a legal opinion. More...

Conservation Commission wants island students and teachers involved with trails

The Conservation Commission continued to discuss upcoming zoning changes and how they might affect island conservation efforts at its Jan. 10 meeting. More...

van der Wal photo talk set

The Photo Guild of the Wickford Art Association will host a presentation by photographer Onne van der Wal at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18. Visitors should arrive early, as space will fill up quickly. Admission is $2 per person. More...

Zoo offers Valentine's fun

Roger Williams Park Zoo will celebrate Valentine's Day in a wild new way with "Love Your Wild World" on Feb. 10. More...

Dance company hosts disco party

Island Moving Co. will host its annual Winterfest Disco Inferno: Burn Snowball Burn on Friday, Feb. 22, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Studio 3, at 3 Pelham St. in Newport. More...

Tourney benefits youth hockey

The 39th annual John W. Kennedy Memorial Hockey Tournament will bring its nationally renowned brand of youth hockey to rinks throughout Rhode Island. The tournament will run from Jan. 16 through 21. More...

St. Mark Knights of Columbus plans free-throw contest

All boys and girls ages 10 to 14, as of January 1, 2008, are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2008 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local competition will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 5 p.m. More...

Frostbiters enjoy sunny sailing day

With sun and a blue sky overhead, 10 knots of wind and 39 degrees, the frostbite fleet got in a perfect day of sailing before the cold and snow arrived Sunday night. More...

AmeriCorps seeks new applicants

The Ocean State Environmental Education Collaborative is accepting applications for its AmeriCorps program, a full-time service program that has provided environmental education to more than 16,000 children in Rhode Island's core cities since 2004. More...

Learn about owls at Blithewold

Blithewold will shed some light on mysterious owls during their Owl Prowl on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Fred Orweiler, former director of education at Norman Bird Sanctuary, will speak about the nocturnal birds of prey. More...

Request for Qualifications sought for wind turbine study

The Jamestown Wind Energy Committee is officially looking for consultants to study possible development of wind energy generation on Conanicut Island. More...

The Island Garden

Don't start your garden seeds too soon!With the warm weather we had last week and all the new seed catalogs it's awfully tempting to start planting right now and get ready for an early spring. But as the TV ad says, "Wait! There's more! More...

Gallery is seeking artwork

Gallery 297 in Bristol will be hosting a juried art exhibit from Feb. 20 to March 28. More...

Town Hall gallery to open with island artwork

The Conanicut Island Art Association is looking for entries for the first all-island art show in the new Town Hall gallery. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Lt. Col. David Cormier, (top photo), took the Press with him to the marketplace in Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Swabia, Germany, on a trip with his wife. He just finished three years of active duty with the U.S. Army. More...