April 10, 2008 RSS feed / News

Senior chorus movie winning raves nationwide

The Newport International Film Festival will host an exclusive screening of "Young@Heart," an uplifting documentary about a group of senior citizens from Massachusetts and their stories of friendship and life told through contemporary music artists More...

Festival looking for film submissions

Hera Gallery announced a call for entries for films and videos to be submitted to the Main Street Independent Film Festival. The festival will take place in historic Wakefield at the Church of the Ascension on Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20. More...

GED exam date set

The next GED Exam will be offered on Saturday, April 26, at the Education Exchange in Wakefield. Those taking the exam must call 783-0293 to register. The test site is at the Government Center on Route 1. More...

Artists sought for new URI display

The University of Rhode Island, in conjunction with the RI State Council on the Arts is looking for artists to submit ideas for a piece of public art that will be displayed at the newly-refurbished Lippitt Hall at URI. More...

Women's hike to benefit domestic victims

The three-day Wilderness Heals Annual Pledge Hike is one of New England's most challenging all-female fund-raising hikes. More...

Fishermen rejoice! Trout season opens on Saturday

Don't miss Kettlebottom Outdoor Pursuits on NESN this Saturday

Spring has entered the building! This is a very exciting time of year for the local outdoor enthusiasts and I have to admit the anticipation has been killing me! 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...

Help children without families at tropical soiree

Adoption Rhode Island announces their Fifth Annual Spring Celebration, "A Night in the Tropics," to be held at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Gardens on Saturday, May 3, from 7 to 10 p.m. More...

High School Happenings

It's not easy to find diversity at North Kingstown High School when it comes to the upcoming presidential election. It seems that most students support Barack Obama, but if you search deep enough, you can find a John McCain supporter. More...

Landscape lecture set at URI tonight

Acclaimed preservation landscape architect Patricia O'Donnell, principal of Heritage Landscapes, is the final speaker in this year's University of Rhode Island Landscape Architecture Lecture Series. More...

Learn about antique flower pots at Blithewold

Bring your favorite old flowerpots to Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum on Saturday, April 26, at 11 a.m. for an Antique Flowerpots "Roadshow" and lecture. More...

Everything you want to know about Beavertail light

A great addition for your island book shelf

A new book detailing the history of Beavertail Lighthouse has just been published. The book is called "Beavertail Light Station on Conanicut Island" and is authored by Jamestowner Varoujan Karentz. More...

Safe driving in work zones encouraged

The week of April 7 to 11 is National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week. More than 1,000 fatalities occur in work zones across the United States each year, a number that has risen 45 percent in the past 10 years. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Paul Andrews of Jamestown and his godson, Michael Gionis of New Jersey, took the Press to Sparta, Greece. Both men are of Spartan descent and they are seen here in front of a statue of King Leonidas. More...

Learn to hook rugs from master 'thrummer'

On Sunday, May 4, from 1 to 3 pm, Dolores Bannister, of the Little Rhody Thrummers will offer a workshop in the art of traditional rug hooking. This workshop is recommended for adults and older teens. More...

Meet Ida Lewis at annual meeting

The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation will present a visit with lighthouse keeper Ida Lewis at its 24th Annual Meeting, which is to be held on Tuesday, April 22, at the Newport Yacht Club on Long Wharf. Ms. More...

AARP to meet in Newport

The next meeting of the Newport County Chapter of AARP will be held on Monday, April 21, at 1:30 p.m. at the Fenner Avenue Hall in Newport. More...

Chefs invited to annual chowder contest

Building an impressive roster of restaurants for a competition not to be missed, the 27th Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-Off invites chefs from across the country and around the globe to put their secret clam, seafood, and creative chowder recipes to More...

Classics, followed by jazz at URI

The University of Rhode Island will offer a weekend of concerts April 12 and 13 at the Fine Arts Center on campus. More...

Meet wild animals at Newport library

The Newport Public Library will present "Jungle Encounters," a live exotic animal program on Thursday, April 17, at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 4 years and up are invited to see and pet live exotic animals in the lower level program room. More...

Lyme expert to give talk in Providence

Internationally recognized Lyme disease expert, Dr. More...

Summer sports camps

The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department has announced its camp lineup for this summer. More...

First flag football season scores points with kids

When many islanders were at home on Monday nights mourning the end of football season, 43 students in grades 5 through 8 were braving the elements and playing flag football. Jamestowner Mark Swistak,Jr. More...

Patty Larkin to perform at Common Fence Point

Common Fence Music presents singer-songwriter Patty Larkin on Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. at the Common Fence Point Community Hall, 933 Anthony Rd. in Portsmouth. Tickets are $22 and are available at the CFM Ticket Desk from 3 to 5 p.m. More...

Try chocolates made with local produce

Ocean State Chocolates and Confections is introducing its "From the Farm Chocolate Collection," truffles made with products fresh from Rhode Island's farms. More...

The Island Garden

Organic gardening. You may have heard the term, but what does it really mean? Organic gardening means, at least in my book, gardening without the use of pesticides and herbicides. It means growing your own natural food in your own garden. More...

Garden questions answered at greenhouse

Blithewold Mansions, Gardens and Arboretum will host a greenhouse open house on Sunday, April 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. Director of Horticulture, Julie Morris, will be on hand to lend her expertise and answer any and all gardening questions. More...

Youth book group to read about 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...

Table settings on display at museum

A display of designer wedding tables will be on exhibit April 18 and 19 at the Newport Art Museum. Table settings and décor from 12 area designers will be featured. More...

Website rates facilities for people with disabilities

A new Web site has been launched that will allow people with disabilities, their families, and friends to share first-hand information about handicapped-accessible restaurants, hotels, theaters, and other public places around New England. More...

Runoff from high groundwater property still not resolved

Applicant John Hayes returned to the Planning Commission for a third time with a proposed development plan to build a new house on Seaside Drive. The Planning Commission, at its April 2 meeting, agreed to continue review of the revised plan. More...