April 3, 2008 RSS feed / News

Host an urban child this summer

Residents in and around the East Bay, Rhode Island area can help light up the face of a Fresh Air child this summer by hosting through the Fresh Air Fund. More...

Pet Refuge holds flea market

The Pet Refuge will hold a flea market Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during Wickford Daffodil Days. The flea market will take place at the St. More...

High school art show

The Portsmouth Arts Guild is holding its "Emerging Artists: A Student Show," opening reception tomorrow evening, Friday, April 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts. Entertainment will be provided by local band Sidewinder from 7 to 8 p.m. More...

Summer athletic camps keep kids active

NKHS sports camps North Kingstown High School has announced its summer sports camp schedule. Soccer camp, for ages 6 to 14, will be held June 23 to 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

NK coaches ready for spring season

The North Kingstown spring sports season is underway. Included in last week's Press, were introductions to the head coaches of baseball, golf, boys' track, and boys' and girls' lacrosse. The remaining coaches are profiled here. More...

Quiet meeting for planning commission

Committee reports and an approval for a request to continue a preliminary subdivision review made up a brief regular meeting of the Planning Commission on March 19. More...

Good helpers

Emily Van Gelder, back left, Linda, Felicia, front left, and Olivia Faria helped plant beach grass as part of a dune restoration project at Mackerel Cove on Saturday morning. More...

Grange to meet in Warren

The regular meeting of Newport County Pomona Grange will be held on Saturday, April 12, at 4:30 p.m. at Kickimuit Grange, 92 Vernon St., in Warren. Supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. More...

Ready to fight fires

Charley Simmons, a kindergartner in Jane Mitchell's class, received some fire safety lessons from firefighter Matt Gladding. Gladding spoke to the class as part of his high school senior project. More...

Youth book group to discuss whaling adventure

The Jamestown Philomenian Library's Child & Parent book discussion group for children in grades 4 to 6 and their parents will meet on Tuesday, May 6, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

It's 'Farm Kids' time at Watson Farm

Farm Kids is a six-week outdoor after school program that starts Friday, April 25. It offers children in grades 5 and 6 the opportunity to explore and experience the various habitats that make up the 265-acre Watson Farm. More...

Environment takes center stage at zoo

Roger Williams Park Zoo's annual Conservation Week and Earth Day celebrations are back again, offering families a host of fun environmentally-themed activities and presentations during Rhode Island's school vacation week, April 14 to 20. More...

Flinton and Laflamme on dean's list

Two island residents were named to the fall 2007 dean's list at Babson College. They are Alexa Flinton and Maurice Laflamme. More...

Women's networking meeting set

Myrna George, president of the South County Tourism Council, will speak on "The Wisdom of Women" at the next meeting of the Women's Network RI on Wednesday, April 9, at the Rhumbline Restaurant, 62 Bridge St. in Newport. More...

Lieutenant Donovan - 27 years of Jamestown police experience

Lieutenant William Donovan, 52, joined the Jamestown Police Department on Aug. 25, 1980. He attended the police academy with now retired Sgt. Jack Dube, who was hired four days earlier. Together, they expanded the department to 11 officers. More...

Zoning board reverses decision by court order

The Zoning Board of Review reversed its decision to deny a special use permit application made last January by John J. Perotti following a March 11 decision of the Rhode Island Superior Court. More...

Retired military to meet April 12

The next regular meeting of The Retired Enlisted Association, Chapter 79, will be held at on Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m. at the VFW Post 4487. More...

Help cleanup historic cemeteries in RI

A state-wide cleanup of historical cemeteries is scheduled for Saturday, April 19. More...

Legal topics essay contest open to HS students

The Rhode Island Bar Association and the Rhode Island Judiciary, with support from Roger Williams University School of Law, Rhode Island Department of Education and the Rhode Island Police Chief's Association, are sponsoring the 2008 Annual Rhode I More...

Islanders help Hendricken and Moses Brown

• Islander Tom Stacom recently wrapped up his second season playing basketball for Bishop Hendricken High School. Stacom is a sophomore and was a member of the JV team, which made it to the semifinals of the JV Division I playoffs. More...

Fourth grade play

Shane Foley, right, played a stork that was trying not to follow the crowd. The crow, Anthony Antonucci, was doing his best to get the stork in trouble. More...

Learn to become a Civil War reenactor

Civil War buffs with a deep interest in that period of the country's history are being offered a chance to become a Civil War reenactor. More...

Council approves additional downtown parking

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser presented recommendations from Traffic Committee Chairman Robert Bowen to the Town Council at its March 24 meeting. More...

Flotsam and Jetsam

Just make mine 'regular'

I love a good cup of coffee. I'm not a slave to it- one good cup in the morning is all I need to get the day going. Some days, I use my drip maker and get a reasonably good cuppa Joe out of the process. More...

Air Force musicians perform free concert

Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline has announced a free performance by the United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants on April 13, at 3 p.m. at the VMA Arts and Cultural Center. More...

Final contra dance of season next weekend

The final Newport Contra dance of the season will be on Saturday, April 12, at the Aquidneck Elementary School, on 70 Reservoir Rd., in Middletown. The dance will run from 8 to 11 p.m., with Sargon de Jesus calling music performed by White Squall. More...

Kennedy assassination book topic of lecture

The Friends of the Jamestown Library and the Jamestown Historical Society present Jamestown resident, David Kaiser, a history professor at the Naval War College, on Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. More...

Time-saving dinners do not have to be expensive

Native islander Courtney Hunter knows that eating well does not mean spending a lot of money or time. More...

Photography show opens tonight

The Conanicut Island Art Association invites everyone to the Town Hall Gallery. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Jackie Hodgson and Francis Curren took the Press to the Belvedere Hotel in Davos, Switzerland, during the celebration of their fourth wedding anniversary. More...