February 21, 2008 RSS feed / News

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Feb. 22 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Monday, Feb. 25 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, Feb 26 7 p.m., Town Hall, Zoning Board of Review meets. More...

Nate Wigton claims two state track titles

The North Kingstown High School girls' and boys' indoor track teams finished their seasons last Sunday at the State Championship Meet held at the University of Rhode Island. More...

Women's poetry presentation scheduled

The Friends of the Jamestown Library host Living Literature performing "Phenomenal Women: Fabulous Female Authors of Poetry & Short Prose" at the Jamestown library on Sunday, March 16, at 3 p.m. in the meeting hall. More...

Dancing to the drum beat

Everyone got into the spirit last week at the Jamestown School when the Mali drummers and dancers came to visit. Students and yes, even the teachers, got up to dance. The West African cultural experience was truly moving. Photo by Kate Petrie More...

Artists of all types sought for new exhibit

Join forces with the Jamestown Arts Center to create a beautiful mosaic of 10-inch squares reflecting the diverse talents of Jamestown and beyond. Artists of all disciplines, ages and abilities are invited to participate in this unique project. More...

Flotsam and Jetsam

Get a pedometer and start walking!

A formula to consider: 8,000 steps per day x 17,252 days since my birth = 138,016,000 steps/2,000 steps per mile=69,008 miles. More...

Like his art, Roberto Bessin is bigger than life

Jamestown sculptor and artist Roberto Julio Bessin does everything in a big way. He is a worldrenowned sculptor, avid racing sailor, cyclist, photographer and dedicated guitarist. More...

Two Islanders join Spanish Honor Society

Eight of Millie Howe's grade 7 and 8 students at the Pennfield School were recently inducted into the Sociedad Honoria Hispanica De Amistad. Among the inductees were Callie Reis and Hailey Novis, both from Jamestown. More...

Spring concerts take on the cinema

B. J. Whitehouse, director of the Jamestown Community Chorus, has announced the choral program for their upcoming Spring Concert to be held in Jamestown in early May. More...

Eight young islanders add depth to Rams swimming squad's record

A few local swimmers spent last weekend trying to improve their times at the New England Swimming Regional Meet at the Mayers Natatorium in Seekonk, Mass. More...

Choristers to perform in March

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, will present "Music for a Sunday Afternoon" on Sunday, March 9 at St. Barnabas Church, in Portsmouth. More...

Speaking of 'Golden Wings & Hairy Toes'

Rhode Island writer Todd McLeish will visit the Jamestown Philomenian Library this Saturday, Feb. 23, to talk about his new book Golden Wings & Hairy Toes." The nature talk begins at 1 p.m. and promises to be a lively session. More...

Pass the sunscreen, please

A harbor seal soaks up a few warm rays on a dry rock near Horsehead on a recent sunny day. Photo by Kate Petrie More...

Learn to market your business

The next session in the Jamestown Chamber Winter Breakfast Series will be Thursday, Feb. 28, from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at the Bay Voyage Inn. More...

Wind energy consultants submit proposals

Interviews with bidders for a wind power feasibility study are scheduled for next week, the Jamestown Wind Energy Committee announced at its Feb. 12 meeting. Financing and further stages of the project were also discussed. More...

EPA makes case for aquifer designation to islanders

Three dozen islanders and three Environmental Protection Agency employees gathered at the Jamestown Library to participate in a discussion about Jamestown being declared a sole source aquifer on Wednesday, Feb. 13. More...