March 12, 2009 RSS feed / News

Women in political life topic of performance

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host "Pearls, Politics & Power: The Challenges Women Face in Public Life," at the Jamestown library on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the meeting hall. More...

Curves holding food drive this month

During the month of March, Curves of Newport will participate in the 11th Annual Curves Food Drive to benefit local food banks. More...

Organic gardens

The Island Garden

If you have children, you probably want to eat organically-grown foods, but the definition of organic used by the EPA and by consumers is different. More...

Bundled up

Davin Rieke took his 9-month-old daughter, Lexi, out sledding and up to the end of the street to collect the mail. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Sign-up for baseball before it's too late

Registration is underway 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...

JSA coaches receive state recognition

Jamestown Soccer Association coach Jay Sisson was recently named Male Coach of the Year by Soccer Rhode Island, the governing body of soccer in the state. More...

It's not easy being a fan

Flotsam and Jetsam

Thank goodness it's over. The regular basketball season at the University of Rhode Island is over. I need it to be over because it's just too hard being a fan. It wears me out and I'm ready to move on. More...

Who is that masked man?

Reece Bennett waits patiently for his mask form to dry on his face before removing it. The masks are part of the curriculum in art teacher Stephanie Pamula's class at Lawn school. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Jamestown Women's Club to publish annual island telephone directory

The Jamestown Women's Club and the Jamestown Press have started work on the 2009-2010 Jamestown Telephone Directory. The annual publication is mailed in the spring to every postal patron in Jamestown. More...

Statewide slavery exhibit coming to Jamestown library

Jamestown Philomenian Library will host one of several satellite exhibits called "Hidden from History: Slavery in Rhode Island from its Inception to Its End," a landmark project depicting slavery in Rhode Island. More...

Class study on sailboat race earns high marks from students

The Volvo Ocean Race, an international sailing competition, has become an exciting subject of study for seventh and eighth grade students at Lawn Middle School. More...

Chorus prepares for May program

Rehearsals are under way for the spring concerts of the Jamestown Community Chorus. More...

Coffee house will feature local talent

Local musical talent will take the stage during an open-mike coffee house from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Central Baptist Church. The coffee house, which also offer coffee and desserts, will be open to the public. More...

One family's angst, British style

Trinity Rep's latest production, "The Secret Rapture," is emotionpacked drama that appears to have been boldly ripped from the headlines of our everyday news. More...

Sugarloaf boasts New England's best

Ski Country

I had always heard that the skiing was outstanding at Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine. Almost like, but not quite, skiing the West, one old-timer once told me. After spending a recent weekend there, I have to agree. More...

St. Mark K of C crown free throw champions

Six boys and girls from Jamestown, ages 10 to 13, were named local champions of the 2009 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the state level. More...

Coletta and Newport hockey team named state champs

Islander and Lawn Avenue School fifth grader Michael Coletta and the Newport Whaler Squirt A hockey team made history on March 1 and won the RI Amateur Hockey Association State Championships. More...

BIRTHS

Jones A son, Ethan Andrew Jones, was born January 19, 2009 at South County Hospital to Megan (Whitaker) and Jeremy Jones of Wakefield. More...

Planning Commission continues to debate construction in Jamestown Shores

The Planning Commission was reluctant to give a stamp of approval at its March 4 meeting to potential construction in the Jamestown Shores area. More...

Sparks fly over school budget

Tense moments at joint council, school panel session

Last week's joint meeting of the Jamestown School Committee and the Town Council quickly turned contentious over the school's proposed budget for 2009-2010. More...

Moving to the beat

Myra Lendrum, far right, gets her groove on during the Melrose Avenue School after-school Hip-Hop class. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...