February 12, 2009 RSS feed / News

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Maggy Haggerty, left, Bruce Munro and Jean Mason celebrated Jean Mason's 80th birthday with the Press in St John, Virgin Islands. More...

Harry, who?

Kindergartener Harry Lloyd dressed up as Harry Potter for book character day during spirit week at Melrose Avenue School. Photo by Kathy Brownell More...

Gardening 101: Growing in Containers

The Island Garden

If you don't have a lot of garden space, you can grow plants in containers. A container can be a bucket, a hanging basket, a box, an old tire or just about anything else. It isn't difficult and you can tailor the soil to the needs of your plants. More...

Aprés ski, pamper yourself at the historic Mirror Lake Inn

Ski Country

We recently traveled to Lake Placid in New York for a freestyle ski competition. You may recall that Lake Placid, nestled in the scenic High Peaks of the Adirondacks, hosted the 1980 and the 1932 Winter Olympics. More...

Register now for Jamestown baseball

Registration has begun for the 2009 season of Cal Ripken Baseball in Jamestown. Age groups have changed this year. They are Major League, ages 9 to 12, Minor League, ages 6 to 8 and possibly some 9 year olds. Tee Ball, ages 4 and 5. More...

Central Baptist open for ping pong

Central Baptist Church is hosting an evening of table tennis open to the Jamestown community each week. The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday in the church's downstairs fellowship hall. More...

Grant available through community chorus

The Jamestown Community Chorus is seeking applications for its third annual music award. The award is supported in part by a grant from The Rhode Island Foundation, along with funding from the members of the Jamestown Community Chorus. More...

Jamestowners named to dean's list

• Patrick Byrne, Elisabeth Gregoire and Stuart Maccoll, all of Jamestown, were named to the dean's list at Community College of Rhode Island for the fall 2008 semester. More...

Women's commission holds non-traditional career day

The Rhode Island Commission on Women will hold the second annual Girls' Non-Traditional Trades Event on Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New England Laborers Construction Career Academy in Cranston. More...

Flying high

Science teacher Jim Kaczynski fills a handmade balloon with hot air at Lawn Avenue School on Tuesday. The students make and fly the balloons each year as part of their curriculum. Photo by Adrienne Dowing More...

Little helper

Anaye DeLaRosa, age 3, helped give out raffle tickets at the St. Mark Knights of Columbus ham and bean supper on Saturday. More...

JHS seeks information about moveable buildings

Jamestown has a long history of moving building and recycling structures to new locations. The Jamestown Historical Society is looking for information and photographs about buildings that have been moved. More...

Learn about pet assisted therapy this Saturday

The Jamestown library will offer two programs on Saturday, Feb. 14 in honor of pet assisted therapy month at the library. Both programs will take place at 10 a.m. Adults can meet Pearl Salotto, developer/director of the D.J. More...

Aprés ski, pamper yourself at the historic Mirror Lake Inn

Ski Country

We recently traveled to Lake Placid in New York for a freestyle ski competition. You may recall that Lake Placid, nestled in the scenic High Peaks of the Adirondacks, hosted the 1980 and the 1932 Winter Olympics. More...

First place

Alex Sakovits, of Jamestown, finished in first place for Bishop Hendricken in the 600 meter race at the Suburban Division meet on Saturday with a time of 1:27. He was followed in second place by his younger brother, Andy, with a time of 1:29. More...

Boys' high school hoops head into final stretch

The North Kingstown High School boys' basketball teams are heading into their season's home stretch while prepping for playoff games scheduled over the next few weeks. More...

High school athletic department faces $70K cut

Reductions could affect 167 island athletes

The North Kingstown School Committee is scheduled to vote tonight on a $70,000 athletic budget cut that will affect close to 700 high school athletes, including 167 Jamestown athletes, which make up approximately 45 percent of the student body. More...

Majestic raptors

Jamestown Press reader William Ashton Jr. sent in this photo of nesting eagles taken on the North River in Virginia in response to Donna Drago's column last week on the magnificent birds. More...