April 24, 2008 RSS feed / News

Where is the most interesting place you've been on vacation?

"I went to Lithuania on vacation." Catherine Cabral, freshman More...

Volunteer to be a statehouse tour guide

Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis is offering Jamestown residents with a yen for public service the chance to be a State House tour guide. "This is an opportunity to see the State House up close as few people have ever seen it. More...

Lawn Avenue School honor roll announced

The Lawn Avenue School released the names of those students who made the honor roll for the third quarter. More...

Cox cycling classic scheduled for June

The seventh annual Cox Charities Cycling Classic has been set for Saturday, June 28, in Providence, Recognized as one of the premier cycling events in the country, the Cox Charities Cycling Classic will attract nearly 300 of the top cyclists in the More...

They've still got it: men's basketball tourney heats up the court

Some of the faces looked familiar, but instead of being on the sidelines as parents or coaches, these guys were playing in the Men's Over-30 annual basketball tournament held at the Lawn School gym last Friday night. More...

Learn to swim at URI

The next session of swimming lessons at the University of Rhode Island's Tootell Center runs from May 19 to June 23. A wide range of swimming and fitness classes for all ages are available. More...

Skippers golf season swings into action

The North Kingstown High School golf team opened its season with three tournaments over the past two weeks. Last week, the Skippers competed in the two-day High School Challenge Cup Championships at the Alpine Country Club. More...

Conservation panel ready for island shoreline clean-up

The Conservation Commission ran through a final list in preparation for this Saturday's Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup. Extra gloves and trucks are needed, Commission Chairman Christopher Powell said. More...

JEF sponsors Save the Bay camp

The Jamestown Education Foundation will team with the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department to offer a Save the Bay summer camp for Jamestown residents that has been very popular during past summers. Based out of Ft. More...

Learn about adoption at info session

The Department of Children, Youth and Families is hosting a Foster Care and Adoption Information Night on Wednesday, April 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the DCYF Office. More...

Hazard family history topic of talk

Historian Helen Farrell Allen will present a program called "Caroline Hazard: Daughter of the House" at the South Kingstown Public Library in Peace Dale. The talk will be Wednesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. More...

Jamestown Realtors earn accolades

Three Jamestown Realtors received honors at the annual RE/ MAX Club Awards ceremony, held in Boston. More...

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Roberts wins poster contest Emily Roberts, a grade 8 student from Jamestown, was the winner of the Rhode Island Foreign Language Association Middle School Poster Contest. The RIFLA 2008 Poster Contest Theme was "Languages: A Passport to the World". More...

Help available with prescription drug costs

This week, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance - a nationwide effort sponsored by America's pharmaceutical research companies - is celebrating its third anniversary of helping uninsured and financially-struggling Americans get access to t More...

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Changing of the guard The Rocket 'Hogz accept the seed money for the Jamestown fireworks fund from the Rocket Dawgz. Photo by Andrea vonHohenleiten More...

Tour the MLK center tonight

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center will host an Open House on Thursday, April 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants can tour the building, meet the staff, and discover the many ways the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

Celebrate Arbor Day in 'Tree City'

Jamestown is one of 11 Rhode Island municipalities that are Tree City USA communities. Tree City USA is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the U.S. More...

High School Happenings

There's no doubt about the fact that students at North Kingstown High School are concerned about the future of the school. More...

URI English Department to host June writers' conference

The University of Rhode Island will offer its second Ocean State Summer Writing Conference, due in large part to the success of its inaugural conference last year. More...

Cycle to help MS research

The 21st Annual Fidelity Investments Bike MS will be held Saturday, June 21 to Sunday, June 22, as the state's largest event to eliminate multiple sclerosis. More...

Girls softball information meeting Tuesday, April 29

The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the 2008 Girls Softball League. The league is open to girls in grades 1 to 8 and costs $35 per child and $25 each additional child, with a maximum fee of $60 per family. More...

The Island Garden

Wasn't last weekend marvelous? I don't know about you, but I sure got a lot done. I mulched various beds, planted a ton of plants and creaked upright again to spray a couple of apple trees before seeding some of the outdoor beds. More...

Boston printmakers mini prints on display in Bristol

Gallery 297 at 297 Hope St. in Bristol is hosting the Boston Printmakers Traveling Miniature Print Exhibit. More...

Reed nets $400k for Rhode Island aquaculture

U. S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) announced a $400,000 boost for the Rhode Island aquaculture industry at a press conference Monday at the town docks in Wickford. More...

Pacesetters walk hard for Jimmy Fund

Joyce Hooley Bartlett, and Vicki and Deken Schmidt of Jamestown, were among the people recognized for their extraordinary results in collecting pledges for the 2007 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai at the Walk's annual Pacesette More...

'Farm Kids' at Watson Farm registration deadline looms

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...

Jamestown resident makes colleges safer

Michael Glier, a 15-year Jamestown resident, is president and CEO of Campus Guardian, a Delaware-registered corporation that provides personal security for both students and staff on college campuses. More...

Green movement champion grew up in Jamestown

Ross Mirkarimi, who grew up in Jamestown, made a major coup for the green movement by writing legislation to outlaw the use of plastic shopping bags in San Francisco, where he now lives. The law went into effect last December with much fanfare. More...