January 22, 2009 RSS feed / News

RI Bar Foundation offers two scholarships

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

Sunday River offers almost endless alpine variety

Ski Country

This winter my youngest daughter has taken to ski slopes in a huge way. Lauren, 15, is competing in freestyle events in hopes of earning herself an invitation to the United States Ski and Snowboard Association's Junior Olympics in March. More...

YES! SIR!

Drill Instructor Gunnery Sgt. John Coyer, from Officer Training Command Newport, educates Lawn Avenue School students on proper pushup techniques. The DIs visited the school to talk to the students about the importance of physical fitness. More...

Historical moment

Sean McAdam takes a moment in between serving customers at Slice of Heaven to watch the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Share your pictures from the inauguration

Did you go to the inauguration? The Jamestown Press invites you to share your pictures and stories from the historic event. More...

Harbor Commission decides to eliminate subcommittees

The Harbor Management Commission decided at its Jan. 14 meeting to do away with subcommittees and rule on harbor business, projects and regulations as a commission. More...

Call for artists: CIAA's "Watercolors Galore" show

Rhode Island artists are invited to submit their work to the Conanicut Island Art Association's upcoming "Watercolors Galore" Show. Paintings of traditional watercolor as well as any waterbased medium will be considered for the exhibit. More...

Maritime authors to speak at Mystic Seaport

Melville scholar and sailor Dr. Mary K. Bercaw Edwards will kick off the 2009 Maritime Authors Series at Mystic Seaport on Wednesday, Jan. 28. The series runs once a month on Wednesday evenings from January to April in the museum's G.W. More...

Bumpy ride

Nick Hanson, a seventh grader at LawnAvenue School, took advantage of the higher-thanforecast amount of snow to build a ramp for his sled on Shoreby Hill. Photo by Jeff McDonough 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...

North boys' track continues undefeated streak

The North Kingstown High School boys' indoor track team is off to another undefeated season after winning their first three dual meets against Coventry, Chariho and Portsmouth. More...

Gardening 101: Choosing the right spot for your garden

The Island Garden

Where should you put a garden? Actually, it is easier to say where you should not put it. Do not put it under a tree. When trees are in leaf, they block out too much sunlight for a vegetable garden. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Greene and Gallino to wed

Bob and Ellen Greene of Jamestown have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn, to Michael Gallino, the son of Sharyn and the late David Gallino of Douglassville, Penn. More...

Block Island ferry boat captain helps with 'Miracle on the Hudson' rescue

Athena, a high-speed catamaran that serves Galilee and Block Island in the summer months, was among the vessels that rescued passengers from the U.S. Airways jet that crashed into the Hudson River last week. Thirty-fiveyear old Capt. More...

Quite a hurdle

Brian Alexander, grandson of Earl and Irma Culp of Jamestown, finished fourth in the 55 meter hurdles at the Sorlein Men's Track and Field Invitational on Saturday with a time of 8.1 seconds. Alexander is a junior at the University of Rhode Island. More...