May 1, 2008 RSS feed / News

Wild party at guild planned

The Neighborhood Guild in Peace Dale will host a children's celebration of all things animal on Wednesday, May 21, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Children can create their own animal-inspired floral arrangements, make animal crackers and animal music. More...

Learn the language of plants and flowers

Almost all plants have a meaning, and this can be used to effectively enhance, design, or revitalize one's garden. The Tri-Pond Park Nature Center in Peace Dale will host a class on Wednesday, May 7, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Greg, Duval, Sam, Milo and Anza DiGasper took the Press to Patagonia, Argentina over spring break. San Moreno Glacier, the third largest glacier in world is behind the family. More...

John Perrotti named to R.I. All-Star football team

Islander and North Kingstown High School senior John Perrotti was among 49 football players recently selected to play for the Rhode Island team in the 2008 Rhode Island-Connecticut Senior All-Star game. More...

Projects are done for the 2008 seniors

Senior projects, the often-dreaded final phase of studies before high school graduation, are handed in at North Kingstown High School. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Derek Reveron read his Jamestown Press at the Blue Nile Gorge, considered the Grand Canyon of Ethiopia. More...

Animal league celebrates 25 years

The Potter League for Animals is holding a 25th anniversary Humane Education Celebration on Thursday, May 8, at Thompson Middle School in Newport. More...

Sheep shearing is a sure sign of spring

Celebrate Spring at Watson Farm's annual Sheep Shearing Day on Saturday, May 10, from noon to 4 p.m. Located in Jamestown, Historic New England invites the public to this special pre-season Open Farm Day at Watson Farm. More...

Boat show coming to Newport this month

The 34th Annual Newport Spring Boat Show will present its most complete selection of boats and boating products when it runs for three days, May 16 to 18, at the Newport Yachting Center. More...

Donate old boating equipment to yard sale

The North Kingstown Sailing Team is looking for donations of nautical items for its fund-raising yard sale, which will be held on Saturday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to noon in the high school cafeteria. More...

Seawall to get major overhaul from state DOT

300-foot wall to be constructed in coming months

The Conanicus Avenue seawall is getting more than a repair and a facelift, according to the state's Department of Transportation. More...

Prout school honor roll

The Prout School in Wakefield announced the names of students named to the honor roll for the third quarter. Those students from Jamestown named to the roll are: In grade 9, Hannah Cordes and Kevin Flanagan. More...

Jamestown Education Foundation enriches students' lives

Two of Duval Slingluff's children are having a great time learning a new language thanks to the Spanish after-school program sponsored by the Jamestown Education Foundation (JEF). More...

Art exhibit to benefit autism center

Campany and Thornton Fine Jewelry of South Kingstown, and the Groden Network of Providence, will be hosting "Artists with Autism," to benefit the art programs for persons with autism at the Groden Network. More...

Lawmakers vote to close state polls at 8 o'clock

The Rhode Island House of Representatives voted last week 51 to 9 to approve Rep. More...

Theater By The Sea sells summer season tickets

Theatre By The Sea is proud to announce the opening of the box office for single ticket sales for the 2008 Summer Season, celebrating Theatre By The Sea's 75th Diamond Anniversary Season. More...

Garden club plant sale coming soon

The Quononoquott Garden Club spring plant sale is set for May 17 at East Ferry. The sale runs from 9 a.m. More...

Ultimate lighthouse tours this Saturday

A day exploring the lighthouses of Narragansett Bay the way they were intended to be viewed, will be held aboard Save The Bay's Alletta Morris on Saturday, May 3. The boat will depart from the Save The Bay Center in Providence promptly at 9 a.m. More...

North Kingstown boys fall to Townies squad

The North Kingstown boys' volleyball team took on a tough East Providence team Tuesday at Cranston Gym, with the Skippers hoping to prevent a second loss to the Townies this season. The Skippers came into the game with a 3-4 record. More...

Next Ophelia session features fashion design students

Students from the Rhode Island School of Design apparel program will share their stories, inspirations and fashion designs with girls and young women from Newport County at the next Ophelia Session. More...

Renovated museum to be unveiled at open house

The Jamestown Historical Society is celebrating the successful completion of its year long $500,000 Capital Campaign with an Open House at the newly-renovated Jamestown Museum and the new vault in the Jamestown Town Hall. More...

Piano concert set for May 11

Manabu Takasawa, praised for his "sensitive touch" by the Washington Post and his "beautiful sound" by Musica Nova magazine (Japan), will perform a varied program of piano classics at the final Jamestown Community Piano Association concert of the s More...

Artist annual meeting to feature sculptor as speaker

The Conanicut Island Art Association is delighted to announce that Howard Newman, a worldrenowned sculptor and artist, will speak at its annual dinner meeting on Thursday, May 22, beginning at 6 p.m., in the Portuguese American Club (PAC) at 138 Na More...

Bird count changes meeting location

The 2008 Conanicut Island Spring Bird Count will be held on Sunday, May 18, from 6:30 a.m. to noon. Birding enthusiasts should meet at the Jamestown Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Ave. This is a change in location from previous bird counts. More...

Flotsam and Jetsam

I love pencils. Plain old pencils that write in soft black. They always work. No gloppy ink blobs. No smudgy fingers, ruined shirts or pants pockets. Pencils are such a simple, almost perfect tool. And even the best ones are cheap. More...

Donate items to University of Rhode Island yard sale

The University of Rhode Island will hold a giant yard sale on Saturday, June 7, in the Keaney Gym parking lot. Items can be dropped off at the Roger Williams Dining Hall kitchen on Wednesday evenings, beginning May 7, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Portsmouth Abbey announces dean's list

Four island students were named to the dean's list at the Portsmouth Abbey School for the winter term. William O'Farrell, William and Christopher Waterman made the honor roll in grade 9, and Elizabeth Cook was named to the list in grade 10. More...

Pre-school teacher receives state recognition

It was announced at the April 24 School Committee meeting that pre-school educator Marguerite Wark, known to all as "Miss Peggy," received the Special Friend of Rhode Island Children's Award. More...