May 8, 2008 RSS feed / News

Art classes in Wickford

The Wickford Art Association will offer four new classes at their Beach Street location, beginning later this month. A class on Composition, with accomplished watercolorist, Vernon Graham is scheduled to begin June 4. More...

Patriotic band concert this weekend

The Lafayette Band of North Kingstown will perform a free concert, this Saturday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the NK High School Auditorium. The program, of patriotic songs and sing-alongs, is a salute to Armed Forces Day, which falls on May 17. More...

International Rotary team visits island schools

The Jamestown Rotary Club had a busy week as they hosted an international Rotary team from India. The team was specifically in Jamestown to learn more about special education and types of education, under the direction of Steve Mecca, More...

Diabetes education offered for nurses

Nurses are invited to attend a "Diabetes Refresher for Nurses" on Thursday, May 29, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Blenheim-Newport, 303 Valley Rd., in Middletown. More...

Animal shelter to holds flea market

Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will host a "Flea Market Extravaganza!" on May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Warwick Animal Shelter, 250 Service Rd. (off Jefferson Blvd.), in Warwick. 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 this Saturday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to noon in the high school cafeteria. More...

Register now for women's tennis

Women's Tennis will be offered this summer by the recreation department. The beginners' class will start Monday, June 2. The intermediate class will start Tuesday, June 3. Each class will run for 10 weeks and will allow up to 18 students. More...

Opening Day

Kids from military families had the honor of throwing out the first pitch for Jamestown Baseball's opening day ceremonies. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

New tree for the playground

Kindergarteners planted a tree at the Melrose school playground in recognition of Arbor Day. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Tree planting

Representatives from the town and the Jamestown Historical Society gathered for the Arbor Day tree planting at the historical society museum. The tree was donated by the Jamestown Tree Committee. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

LNG tanker threat continues

Representative Bruce Long (R- Jamestown, Middletown) told the Jamestown Town Council that the Weavers Cove LNG proposal is back on the drawing board in a slightly different form. More...

Coustan honored for "shaking up" system

Jamestown resident, Donald R. Coustan, M.D. was honored by the Rhode Island Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition at its annual May Breakfast on May 2 at the Radisson Hotel, in Warwick. More...

Teachers retiring after 28 years of service

For two veteran instructors at Jamestown schools, this week, Teacher Appreciation Week, marks the last year they are recognized while still in the classroom. More...

Town looking to fill boards

Two vacancies exist on the Jamestown Affordable Housing Committee, which acts in an advisory capacity to the Town Council on issues relating to housing. 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...

Historic mansion open for summer tours

Linden Place Mansion, built in 1810 by the seafaring General George DeWolf, has opened for visitors for the 2008 season. More...

Ferry service will resume in May

Jamestown-Newport Ferry service between Jamestown Village, Rose Island, Fort Adams, and Newport Harbor will begin on Memorial Day weekend. Veterans ride free May 24, 25 and 26. More...

Raffle to benefit skin cancer education project

Tickets are available for the Melanoma Education Foundation's 8th Annual Calendar Raffle to support skin cancer teacher training and student materials in New England schools. Each ticket enters 31 drawings, starting July 1. More...

Blood drive at Bowen's Wharf in Newport

There will be a blood drive at Bowen's Wharf in Newport on Thursday, May 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. The Mobile Donor Coach will be parked in front of Seamen's Church Institute on Market Square. More...

Hunger awareness day in Peace Dale

The Hunger Task Force - a joint initiative of the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale and the URI Feinstein Center for a Hunger Free America - will sponsor its second annual Community Hunger Awareness Day event on June 5. More...

Jamestown resident to graduate as top music student

On a summer outing when she was three years old, Jamestown resident Lydia Lis saw a group of students playing violins and immediately decided that she wanted to play violin, too. More...

Lawn school track runners qualify for states

Lawn Avenue School track coach Nick Alfred is thrilled with the size of his team this year. "This is one of the largest teams who have stuck. A lot of kids usually drop out, but I have 53 kids that compete in the meets. More...

Hansen fills number 2 spot on tennis team

The North Kingstown tennis program is looking good this season with the help of Jamestown's Sam Baines and Daniel Hansen. More...

The Island Garden

Blossoms fall off the plum trees like a winter snowstorm as the apple trees come into bloom. Apricot blossoms have already fallen, the pears are laden with white blossoms, the peaches pink with flowers. More...

Getting a lift

Molly Tiexiera gave a horse ride to Kirstin Barrett during the annual Kentucky Derby race at Jamestown school on Monday. Physical Education teacher Joe Ucci puts on the race each year in honor of the famous May Run for the Roses. More...

Bird-watching excursion planned

The Norman Bird Sanctuary will make a trip to the Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass., know to be a Mecca for birds and bird watchers during the spring migration. The trip will be on Saturday, May 17, from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Chamber Chatter

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce welcomes two new members to the board of directors: Ann McIntyre of Casita Sea Glass, and Richard Hopkins of the Bay Voyage. More...

Commission looks for cumulative development strain in Jamestown Shores

A proposed development plan asking for relief from wetlands setback requirements triggered a decision by the Jamestown Conservation Commission to make a site visit to the Jamestown Shores last week. More...

EZPass contract awarded for Newport-Pell Bridge

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority announced that Caseta Technologies, Inc. was awarded the contract for installation of the EZPass toll collection system on the Newport-Pell Bridge. More...