October 16, 2008 RSS feed / About Town

Construction underway

Workers prepare the foundation and walls of the new town highway barn under construction next to the Pell Bridge. The new $1.7 million facility, which includes a new salt storage building, is expected to be completed by mid December. More...

Workshop to make costumes tomorrow

A workshop on how to make a great Halloween costume from recycled materials will be held for teens aged 12 to 18 on Friday, Oct. 17, from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at the Teen Center. More...

Pie cook-off kicks off Taste of Jamestown

Central Baptist Church will kick off its yearlong Seasonal Taste of Jamestown series with a pie cookoff on Saturday, Oct. 25. The cook-off is open to everyone in the Jamestown community and pies of all types will be accepted for judging. More...

Brooks novel next for reading groups

The next novel to be read by the book groups at the Jamestown library will be "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks. The book will be discussed on Monday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. More...

Youth center benefits from golf and spa event

The Fourth Annual Golf Tourney and Spa Day at the Carnegie Abbey Golf Club in Portsmouth netted $43,000 to benefit the scholarship fund at the Ishi Dojo Youth Center in Providence's Southside. More...

Fire safety

Engine 3 visited by preschoolers from the Jamestown Early Learning Center who were learning about fire safety. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Help support no-kill pet shelter with funding needs

The no-kill Pet Refuge in North Kingstown is looking for help to win a grant. Visit the Web site at www.petrefuge.net for information about how to vote for the refuge to help them win much-needed funding. The voting will be open through Dec. More...

Dating violence topic of library workshop

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host a workshop on teens and dating violence on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. The workshop will be presented by the Women's Resource Center of Newport & Bristol counties. More...

Make a candy haunted house for Halloween

Children can make their own cracker and candy haunted house at the Jamestown Philomenian Library's Devilishly Delicious Haunted House workshop. The program is for children in grades 3 to 6 and will take place Wednesday, Oct. More...

Workout to find a cure for breast cancer

Pilates instructor Kristen Judge Michalik will lead a class on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Lawn Avenue School that will help people get fit as well as raise funds and awareness of breast cancer research. The class begins at 10 a.m. More...

Fitness camp for adults begins this month

The Jamestown Recreation Department will offer an Indoor Fitness Camp at the Recreation Center. It will be every Tuesday and Friday from 6 to 7 a.m. beginning Tuesday, Oct. 21. This camp will last for six weeks and will cost $180. More...

Learn ballet basics in beginner class

Mary Beth Murphy is offering a Beginner Ballet class for adults on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Golf Course. No previous experience is required for this introduction to ballet basics. More...