February 7, 2008 RSS feed / News

Learn about the bay during vacation

The Save The Bay Exploration Center is an interactive hands-on marine science learning center that offers educational programs and activities for school groups, families and children interested in learning more about Narragansett Bay. More...

Plenty for families to do during vacation

Looking for something free and fun to do with the children this February vacation? Then check the Family Fun Week events organized by Rhode Island PBS, with additional financial support from Sylvan Learning. More...

Achievement award nominees sought

The University of Rhode Island seeks nominees for its Distinguished Achievement Awards. More...

Cheerleading squad gets lift from four island girls

Cheerleading is not what it used to be. Cheerleaders are no longer just fixtures on the sidelines. They may not even attend the games if there are conflicts with their own competition schedules. More...

Learn to spread the word about your business

Public Relations For The Small Business Owner is a one-time class offered by Johnson & Wales University on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. In today's marketplace, the public is bombarded with information from many competing sources. More...

Artists sought for 'window' project

The Providence Art Windows Project is seeking proposals from artists for works to be installed in downtown windows. Work may be pre-existing or site specific and can be either two or three dimensional. More...

Support healthy meals with fund-raising walk

Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island invites people to participate in the annual "March for Meals" walk on Saturday, March 29. More...

Islander named to state ethics panel

Jamestowner J. William Harsch has been appointed to the state Ethics Commission. Harsch is one of two attorneys named to fill vacancies on the commission this week by Governor Donald Carcieri. "This is a tremendous honor. More...

Agency can assist homeowners

Rhode Island Housing offers no-interest or low-interest loans for qualified residents who need assistance with addressing either unhealthy conditions such as mold or lead contamination, or for increasing energy efficiency in their homes. More...

Learn to protect your well water

On Tuesday Feb. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Jamestown library the University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension and the state's Department of Health will conduct an educational workshop on private well water protection. More...

Youth volleyball program forming

The Jamestown Recreation Department will host an openplay youth volleyball program on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lawn Avenue School gym. The league is open to middle school students through adults. More...

Coach brings 26 years experience to team

When most people are still sleeping, islander Joyce Hooley Bartlett is already warmed up and coaching the Moses Brown squash teams at Brown University. "One of the biggest problems we have is to find a place to play. More...

Cal Ripken league registration underway

Registration has begun for the 2008 season of Cal Ripken Baseball in Jamestown. The deadline to register for the Major League, ages 9 to 12, is March 24 and April 4 is the deadline for the Minor League, ages 7 to 11. More...

Money available to fund educational programs

The Jamestown Education Foundation (JEF) is currently seeking grant applications. Anyone interested in running an educational or cultural program or project that benefits Jamestown students should apply. More...

Daydreaming about spring

Flotsam and Jetsam

I've been gardening in my head. This exercise, which began a few weeks ago, started as a way to keep myself warm. More...

Workshop offers help for parents in using basic mathematics

Parents went to Melrose Avenue School last week to learn mathematics. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Nathan and Sadie Housberg read about Jamestown's snow storm preparedness while snorkeling at Maho Bay, an ecoresort in St. John. More...