April 17, 2008 RSS feed / News

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...

Lady Skippers humble two lacrosse powerhouses

So far, so good. The North Kingstown High School girls' lacrosse team is off to a great start after winning their first three games against the division's best teams. More...

Walk to help 'tomorrow fund'

The Tomorrow Fund, a local non-profit agency that helps children with cancer, will hold its 6th Annual Stroll on Sunday, April 27, at Garden City Shopping Center in Cranston. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Read, standing left, Billy, and Adrian, atop elephant, van der Wal took the Press with them to Koh Chang island in the eastern gulf of Thailand next to Cambodia. The elephant is retired from logging and now gives rides to tourists. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Jamie Gillette took the Press snorkeling with her while visiting the Salt Pond Bay Beach in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. More...

Learn about falconry at talk

Rhode Island master falconer Jim Gwiazdzinski will be coming to the Boesch Farm to educate and entertain raptor enthusiasts on Saturday, April 26. Gwiazdzinski will give a presentation that explains the ancient art of falconry. More...

Learn more about pediatric cancer swim event

Join Swim Across America this summer and make a splash for pediatric cancer survivorship programs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. More...

Run to help women with post-partum depression

On Saturday, May 10, "Stepping Out of the Darkness," a 5K run and 2-mile walk to benefit the Day Hospital at Women and Infants Hospital will be run in Pawtucket. The walk steps off at 9 a.m., followed by the run at 9:30 a.m. More...

Women's center celebrates 'Men Who Make a Difference'

"Someone once said it takes a village. It's true. It takes everybody contributing," islander Connie Slick said about coming to the aid of fellow community members. More...

Foundation offers grants for those whose parents are not college grads

High school seniors whose parents did not graduate from college may be eligible for a scholarship from the Patty and Melvin Alperin First Generation Scholarship Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation. More...

Local children's book wins award

The children's picture book "The Leaping Grasshopper" was recently selected for a Mom's Choice Award. Islander Jeanne Archambault is the author and Dwight Smith, also from Jamestown, did the illustrations. More...

Dolce makes all-academic team

Liesel Dolce of Jamestown was recently named to the Little East Conference All-Academic team for the 2007-08 winter season. Dolce, a student at Keene State College in New Hampshire, was honored for her role on the women's swimming team. More...

Writing classes available at NK arts council

The North Kingstown Arts Council will offer a class on writing fiction by published author Gail Eastwood. The class will run on Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

13th Annual All American Soap Box Derby set for May 10

The 13th Annual All American Soap Box Derby will take place on Saturday, May 10, at Easton's Beach in Newport, a rain date is set for Sunday, May 11. More...

Free alcohol addiction screenings offered

The Mental Health Association of Rhode Island is offering free alcohol assessments at Salve Regina University on Thursday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Help available for coyote issues

The Potter League for Animals, in collaboration with The Conservation Agency's Narragansett Bay Coyote Study, this week announced the opening of the Coyote Info Line, which is 924-HOWL (4695.) A knowledgeable wildlife expert will man the phone. More...

Paw Sox event slated for hospice care

Area residents can help support Rhode Island's only statewide hospice with a night out with the Pawtucket Red Sox as they take on the Louisville Bats. More...

I know, I know

The Jamestown Community Chorus shared their talents during a visit with the seventh grade chorus at Lawn Avenue School last week. Katie Rosner, top, is sure she knows the answer to JCC Director B.J. Whitehouse's question. More...

Sherer takes to the hills

As islander Sam Sherer puts on his helmet, knee pads and chest, back and shoulder pads, it is surprising that he is not heading out to the football field but is instead hopping on his bike. More...

Piano lessons for children and parents offered

An 8-week piano class called "Four hands together," is open to children ages 4 to 7 who come with a parent. Parents will be actively involved in the class and at home, but don't need any prior knowledge of music. More...

Ordinance needs to be changed for outhauls

A group of commercial fishermen led by David Pritchard confronted the Harbor Management Commission at its April 9 meeting about letters they received saying that their outhaul permits would expire on Oct. 15. More...

This year, I'm ready to wage war

Flotsam and Jetsam

For my entire life, I've been the person that every single mosquito, gnat, flea or no-see-um within a five-mile radius searches out when they are looking to feast on someone's blood. I'm a human pin cushion! More...

Medicare consumer advisory board looking for members

The Medicare Rights Center, a national consumer service organization, is expanding its national Medicare Consumer Action Board to strengthen the voice of consumers in local, state and national health care debates. More...

Asperger's disorder workshop offered

Bradley Hospital, in East Providence, will host a lecture by autism expert Rowland Barrett, Ph.D. on Thursday, April 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

College to hold open house, campus tours in early May

Johnson and Wales University will hold an open house for all colleges on Saturday, May 10. The open house for prospective business, hospitality and technology students will be held at the Downcity Campus starting with registration at 10 a.m. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Julia Taylor and Dave Goss, of Union Street, read the Press April 5 aboard S/V Macy in Miraflores Lock of the Panama Canal. More...

Island writer's book makes case for conspiracy in Kennedy assasination

Islander David Kaiser will talk about his new book, "The Road to Dallas: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy" tonight at the Jamestown library. More...

Are pesticides killing Rhode Island lobsters? Part II

The Newport City Council voted to ban the toxic chemical methoprene from the city's mosquito abatement program at their April 9 meeting. The issue arose when Newport City Councilman Charles Y. More...