January 15, 2009 RSS feed / News

Rhode Island Bar Foundation offers two scholarships

The Rhode Island Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the non-profit Rhode Island Bar Association, is seeking applications for its Thomas F. Black Jr. Memorial Scholarship. More...

Pretty pink pose

December's Jamestown Recreation pre-ballet class with Mary Beth Murphy held at the country club. Pictured with Mary Beth are from left to right: Courtney Danchak, Audrey Magarian, Julia Cotsonas, Cecelia Masterson and Juliana McCarthy. More...

Gardening 101: Nutrients

The Island Garden

This year the editor and I thought we'd bring you something a little different for a gardening column. Beginning this month we'll be looking at all that is involved in planting your own vegetable garden to grow your own organic food. More...

Wright topic of lunchtime talk

The artist Frank Lloyd Wright: Crazy as a Fox will be the topic of Lunch with the Artist on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Newport Art Museum. More...

Exploration center offers hands-on fun

Save The Bay's unique interactive learning center at Easton's Beach in Newport opens for the winter this Saturday, Jan. 17. The center will be open every Saturday through April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Hamm, Weir to wed in September

Cliff and Elaine Hamm of Jamestown have announced the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Elizabeth, to Evan Shepard Weir, the son of Scott and Katy Weir of Topeka, Kansas. More...

Full season of educational lectures at art museum

The Newport Art Museum will host its 82nd annual season of winter lectures in January and February with an entertaining, provocative and informative lineup of speakers and topics. The winter-long theme of the lectures will be exploration. More...

Sen. Reed supports Obama's recovery plan

On the heels of a new U.S. Department of Labor report that the national unemployment rate is 7.2 percent, the highest level in 16 years, U.S. More...

School Committee back to business in the New Year

The topic on everyone's mind at the first School Committee meeting of the new year was President-elect Barack Obama's proposed economic stimulus package. Town Council member Mike White addressed the school committee at the Jan. More...

Volunteer opportunities posted

Serving Communities, Helping Others, Opportunities for All (SHO) is a clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities. SHO currently has opportunities available in Jamestown and North Kingstown for adults 18 and older. More...

Planners consider making East and West Ferry separate zoning districts

Town Planner Lisa Bryer last week asked planning commissioners to consider a zoning amendment that would split East and West Ferry into separate commercial districts. The Jan. More...

Lawn boys' basketball team midway through solid season

The Jamestown School boys' basketball team saw the fruits of their labor when the team defeated Portsmouth Middle School last week after losing to them earlier in the season. More...

Dedicated artist

Artist Tom Mcaleer painted a picture of Beaverhead Farm on Sunday despite the freezing temperatures. Photo by Kate Petrie More...

BIRTHS

Campo A daughter, Myla Antonetta Campo, was born on Oct.1, 2008, at Women's & Infants Hospital to Tracee (Ward) and Santino Campo III of Cumberland. Her brother is Cody Evan Campo. More...

AARP to meet in Newport

The next meeting of the Newport County Chapter of AARP will be held on Monday, Jan. 19, at 1:30 p.m. at the Fenner Avenue Hall in Newport. The guest speaker for the session will be Bob Jackson, AARP regional director. More...

Celebrate year of the ox at URI

The University of Rhode Island will celebrate the Chinese New Year on Sunday, Feb. 1, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Edwards Auditorium, 64 Upper College Rd., at the Kingston campus. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. More...

Town to submit request for federal funding

Five projects, totaling just over $31 million, top Town Administrator Bruce Keiser's list of "ready to go" water abatement projects the town hopes will receive funding under an anticipated $100 million dollar economic stimulus package from the fede More...

URI to serve as home for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

With an eye toward bridging the gap between the older community and education, the University of Rhode Island's Program in Gerontology in the College of Human Science and Services will develop the first Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in the stat More...