February 14, 2008 RSS feed / News

Windharp to perform at mansion

Friends of Linden Place will host the Celtic folk group "Windharp" on Sunday, March 2, at 3 p.m. for its annual March performance in the ballroom of the Bristol mansion. Linden Place is located at 500 Hope St., Bristol. More...

Annual bike race dates set

The annual Fidelity Investments MS 150 will be held this year on June 21 and 22. The route for the bike event will go from Cranston to Dartmouth, Mass. and back. To register, visit www.ms150ri. More...

North Kingstown hockey squad looking to repeat last year's successes

Last year, the North Kingstown hockey team did something that has never done in its five year existence: it won its first state championship. More...

Parenting seminar scheduled in Warwick

A day of learning to be an effective parent will be hosted Saturday, March 29 by Bradley Hospital. More...

Skippers chop 'Oakers' down in home win

This past Monday, the North Kingstown Girls JV Basketball team faced the Coventry Oakers in one of the last league games of the season. The JV team has one of the strongest records, 12-3, in the league and the state. More...

Celebrating farm preservation

Senator Jack Reed, second from left, and members of the Nature Conservancy and the Department of Environmental Management braved the cold and wind on Monday morning to celebrate the tremendous effort put forth in saving the Neale and Dutra farms. More...

Artisans sought for March craft fair

Crafty individuals are needed for the South Kingstown Craft Fair, scheduled for March 29. This event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be at the Peace Dale Elementary School gym. More...

Maguire

A son, Sean Henry Maguire, was born Jan. 29, 2008 at Women and Infants' Hospital to Laurie and Andrew Maguire of Bow Street. Sean is welcomed by his big brother Eric Maguire. More...

Art Winner

Kelsey Coleman won the State Youth Art Month Promotional Postcard Competition. Her design will be seen on promotional postcards sent to superintendents, dignitaries and others around Rhode Island in celebration of Youth Art Month in March. More...

School committee tackles budget concerns for 2009

The Jamestown School Committee spent over two hours reviewing the district's revised operating budget at its Feb. 7 meeting. The school budget workshops will continue tonight, with a final vote for recommendation scheduled for the Feb. 28 meeting. More...

Ferguson named to human services board of directors

Christine Ferguson, the former head of the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS), has been named to the Family Service of Rhode Island board of directors. Ferguson, of Jamestown, served as the DHS director from 1995 to 2001. More...

Help children with consignment shop

A consignment shop, which benefits children with disabilities and special needs, is open for business in February and March. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Peggy Silvia, at left, and Sue Brayman took the Press snorkeling while on a Caribbean cruise last month. More...

"Baran" next in film series

The Friends of the Jamestown Library announce the showing of the third film in their 2008 Foreign Film Series, which will be screened on Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m. More...

URI lecture focuses on digital media

Anna Everett, one of the nation's leading scholars on the effects of race, ethnicity, and digital media technologies on young people, will deliver the University of Rhode Island's 13th annual lecture on multiculturalism. More...

High School Happenings

The new graduation by profi- ciency standards could have been daunting for some, but senior Molly Welsh took the demands in stride. More...

Lawn Avenue School posts second quarter honor roll

The Lawn Avenue School has announced the names of students on the honor roll for the second quarter. More...

Learn about the bay during vacation week

The Save The Bay Exploration Center is an interactive hands-on marine science learning center. The Exploration Center's first-ever winter season began Saturday, Feb. 2. During school vacation weeks Feb. 18 to 22 the hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Commission waiting to decide position on aquifer designation

The Conservation Commission discussed their mixed feelings about supporting the proposed island Sole Source Aquifer designation at their Feb. 12 meeting. More...

The Island Garden

I picked the last tomatoes last Friday - out of the greenhouse, that is - the last red tomato from a plant that stood seven feet tall and measured five feet around. More...

Docents needed at Smith's Castle

Smith's Castle Historic House Museum in North Kingstown will hold two sessions for prospective volunteers in March. More...

Tour Smith College conservatory and gardens

Join the staff at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum for a guided tour of the Botanic Garden of Smith College in picturesque Northampton, Mass. on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More...

Sale to benefit historic home

A Flea Market to benefit the restoration and preservation of Linden Place Mansion will be held this Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17 in the historic Linden Place Ballroom. The sale will be at 500 Hope St., Bristol, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Classic hand-crafted furniture made by island artisan

Steven Sabella is a local artisan of wood furniture. More...

Smith is vice chairman of hospitality education board

The Rhode Island Hospitality Association Education Foundation announced the appointment of Jamestown resident Evan Smith to its Board of Directors, where he will serve as vice chairman. More...