March 20, 2008 RSS feed / News

Book groups set spring schedule

The next book to be read by both the afternoon and evening book groups at the Jamestown library will be "The Widow's War," by Sally Gunning. The Monday group will meet April 14, at 7 p.m. and the Tuesday discussion will be at 1 p.m. on April 8. More...

Bike trek planned for fall weekend

Join the American Lung Association of New England in one of the area's most scenic, challenging and established cycling events this September. The 24th annual Autumn Escape Bike Trek starts in historic Plymouth, Mass. on Friday, Sept. More...

Learn about dangers in biofuel business

Each year in Colombia, more than 3,000 people are killed at the hands of paramilitary groups and guerrillas, while millions more flee or are forced out of their homes Learn first-hand about the abuses and hardship that the oil palm biofuel industr More...

College planning for special needs event set

The Fourth Annual College Planning Forum for middle and high school students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), 504 plans, and physical or emotional disabilities, as well as their parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and other school More...

Derby brings parents and kids together

The rain may have dampened the spirits of St. Patrick's Day paradegoers on Saturday, but not the nearly 40 Cub Scouts who flocked to the Portuguese American Citizen's Club for the Pack One's annual Pinewood Derby. More...

Where in the world is the Jamestown Press?

Emma, Ben and Julia Cotsonas took the Press out for some sun in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico last week. More...

Thousands of daffodils at Blithewold gardens

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum opens for the season with Daffodil Days, as springtime settles on the shores of Narragansett Bay. The festival will run from April 12 to May 4. More...

Flotsam and Jetsam

Like many Americans, I have a bird feeder in my yard. Actually, I have more than one because the fussy little flyers don't all eat the same thing. More...

North Kingstown names second quarter honor roll

The following Jamestown students were named to the North Kingstown High School Principal's Honor Roll for achieving an academic average of 90 or better for the second quarter. More...

Dwyer in canoe event to protect Charles River

Timothy Dwyer of Jamestown is among the early entries for the 26th Run of the Charles Canoe and Kayak Race in Boston, which will take place on Sunday, April 27. More...

Piva appointed as permanent recreation director

The recreation center at the waterfront was alive with action at four o'clock Tuesday afternoon. A group of gamers handled controls in front of the big screen. Two boys played table tennis in the lobby. More...

URI artist to create mixed-media installation

Mixed media artist Albert Chong will be the Italo Scanga visiting artist at the University of Rhode Island this spring. He will give a presentation titled "The Flight Trilogy" Monday, March 31, at 4 p.m. More...

Island group hopes to start an art center in Jamestown

Kate Petrie and Elizabeth Congdon had an idea. They believe our island needs and can support an arts center, so they talked to their friends Dori Hirsch, Jocelyn Donahue, Jane Mitchell, and Barbara Hutchinson. More...

Birds, birds and more birds at April fest

An all-day festival for bird enthusiasts will take place on Saturday, April 5, at the Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown. From 8 a.m. More...

Learn to be a public servant at 'clean government' course

Operation Clean Government will hold their Candidate School on Saturday, April 12, at the Quonset "O" Club. The one-day session will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $95. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Jennifer and Jeremy Sherer read the Press while traveling through India aboard the Deccan Odyssey Rail, in Kolhapur. More...

Town looking to fill volunteer committee vacancies

Three vacancies exist on the Jamestown Affordable Housing Committee. The committee acts in an advisory capacity to the Town Council on issues relating to housing. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, March 20 6 p.m., Town Hall, Town Council budget work session. 7:30 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Monday, March 24 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. More...

High School Happenings

This past weekend North Kingstown High School presented the musical "Fiddler on the Roof." The musical tells the story of Tevye and his family in the village of Anatevka during the Russian turmoil of 1905. More...

Churches announce Holy Week services

Central Baptist Church The Central Baptist Church congregation will begin its Holy Week observance on Maundy Thursday, March 20, with a soup dinner at 6:30 p.m. A service of communion and Tenebrae will begin at 7:30 p.m. More...

Wickford celebrates spring with weekend events

Historic Wickford Village, in North Kingstown, will celebrate its 6th Annual Daffodil Days event on Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6. More...

The Island Garden

The weather is getting milder, daylight saving time is here and it's time to trim the fruit trees. But you'll need to remember not to prune away too much tree or you could force the tree into biannual fruiting, which is not what you want to do. More...

Noted architect to give talk March 25

From Seattle's best and worst architecture to the home designs of Louis Comfort Tiffany, Witold Rybczynski has covered it as architecture critic for Slate, the online news and culture magazine. More...

Learn about foster parenting at DCYF night

The Department of Children, Youth and Families is hosting a Foster Care and Adoption Information Night on Wednesday, March 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the DCYF Office at 650 Ten Rod Rd., North Kingstown. More...

Register now for Jamestown baseball

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...

Space still available in art classes

The Portsmouth Arts Guild spring session has begun. Several upcoming classes still have space available. More...

Quest school collage on display

Quest Montessori School is proud to present a collage entitled "The Five Great Lessons," created by its students and parents with Rhode Island artist, Holly Ewald. More...

Podunajec inducted into honor society

Matthew Podunajec, of Jamestown, will graduate this week from the New England Institute of Technology with an associate's degree in game development and simulation technology. He was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. More...

Senior projects focus on community

As part of her North Kingstown High School senior project, island resident Kyra Reppe will host a clothing drive on Thursday, March 20, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Recreation Center. More...