February 28, 2008 RSS feed / News

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...

Cassatt topic of lunchtime talk

The artist Mary Cassatt: Her Mothers and Children Are Not What You Think will be the topic of "Lunch with the Artist" on Tuesday, March 11, at the Newport Art Museum. More...

Find the meaning of life

Anyone who is looking for answers on the meaning of life, what the Christian faith is all about, how to pray, how to resist evil, and many other common questions of faith and life, should attend ALPHA, which meets at Christ Church 1025 Main St., Ea 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...

Swain formally charged with wife's death in Tortolla

Jamestowner David Swain has been returned to the British Virgin Islands where earlier this month he was formally charged with killing his wife, Shelley Arden Tyre. The BVI Beacon reported that Swain appeared Feb. 14 before a magistrate. More...

Horse toy collectors 'fun day' scheduled

The first Breyer Fun Day of 2008 at Allie's Tack & Feed is set for Saturday, March 8, at 9:30 a.m. This is a day for kids and adult collectors of Breyer Animal Creations to purchase the limited edition Fun Day horses. More...

Make animal-inspired clothing at kids' workshop

Are you as proud as a peacock? Do you have stripes like a zebra or spots like a cheetah? Don't know? Join the South Kingstown Parks and Recreation Department to make animal-inspired attire. More...

Andrade a jersey winner

Stephen Andrade holds the New England Patriots' Tom Brady jersey that he won on Super Bowl Sunday in a raffle hosted by Jamestown Wine & Spirits. More...

Tribute to those who have served in the Army

All Rhode Islanders who have served or are serving in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve or RI Army National Guard from WW II to the War on Terror will be honored at a tribute to be held Sunday, April 6, at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. More...

Island teens testify at State House

The debate over acceptable standards for alcohol and tobacco advertising has gone on at the national level for a few years, but the discussion moved closer to home Jan. 30. 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...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Charlie Pruenca and his wife Lynn Lander took the Press behind bars at the former Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay. More...

Make Easter eggs in "Pysansky" class

A workshop to learn to make Ukrainian Pysanky eggs will be held on March 15 at the Jamestown library. Lisa Schipritt will conduct the class, which begins at 3 p.m., and participants will learn the art of Pysanky. More...

Ballet theatre to perform March 15

Rhode Island's Ballet Theatre announces that tickets are now on sale for their spring production of "Angels and Reflections," which will be performed at Roger Williams Performing Arts Center in Bristol on Saturday, March 15. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, March 5 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commision meets. Thursday, March 6 7:30 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. More...

Author to read from new novel

The South Kingstown Public Library will present author Nicole Sickels and a dramatic reading of excerpts from her latest novel, "The Medium," on Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m. More...

North wrestlers take second at state meet

The North Kingstown High School wrestling team wrapped up its season last weekend at the state meet held at the Community College of Rhode Island's Lincoln campus. More...

URI sponsors reading series

The University of Rhode Island English Department announces its annual spring Read/Write Reading Series. All readings are free, open to the public, and include refreshments. More...

Weekend of concerts at URI

The University of Rhode Island Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Symphonic Wind Ensemble will be featured in separate concerts Feb. 29 through March 2, in the URI Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston. More...

The Island Garden

I was reading an English magazine last week and learned that, according to one study, birds that are fed during the winter months have an average of one and half more eggs than birds that are not able to eat at a winter feeder. More...

Help eighth graders get to the capitol

The eighth grade class at Lawn Avenue School will hold a yard and bake sale on Saturday, March 8 to raise money for the class field trip to Washington, D.C. in June. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Mark church. More...

Educator links students to world issues

Retired public school teacher Christopher Walsh may have left the classroom, but his commitment to bringing top class global education to students across Rhode Island continues forward full steam. More...

Gaynor named to head capital emergency management agency

Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline appointed retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Peter T. Gaynor to lead the Providence Emergency Management Agency & Office of Homeland Security. More...

Kettlebottom Outdoor Pursuits now on NESN

What do you do with a degree in finance, a lifetime of experience fishing, hunting, boating and enjoying the outdoor lifestyle, eight years as a guide, and a good idea? More...

Islanders named to dean's lists

Adam Sugalski, of Jamestown, was named to the dean's list at Daniel Webster College in Nashua, NH for the 2007 fall semester. Sugalski, a junior, is majoring in aviation flight operation. More...

Harbor repair projects approved

A unanimous vote by the Town Council at its Monday night meeting gave long- awaited approval to initiate the engineering required for improvement and repair projects at East Ferry and Ft. Getty. More...