March 26, 2009 RSS feed / News

Jamestowner plays high school polo

Island teen Read van der Wal, 17, has an interesting way of spending her free time: she is an interscholastic polo player. Van der wal began playing competitive polo three years ago and she says the sport is challenging. More...

Prize winner

Jamestown resident Diane Harrison won first prize in photography in the Newport Art Museum's annual juried exhibition. Her winning panoramic photograph, "The Departure, Part I", was taken last summer at Potter Cove. More...

Accidents happen

Flotsam and Jetsam

In the past dozen years or so I have been involved in four fender benders. The most recent was last week. In each case, the same thing happened. I was either stopped at a red light or in slowed traffic and the person behind me rear-ended my car. More...

Community funds offers grants for non-profit organizations

The Jamestown Community Fund, established eight years ago at The Rhode Island Foundation, is taking applications for programs and projects developed by nonprofi t organizations located in and working for the benefit of the community of Jamestown. More...

Strong swimmer

Katy Brayman, of Jamestown, practices the breaststroke in preparation for the Newport Wahoos trip to the New England swimming championships. Photo by Caitlin Downing More...

'Sam's Cats' visit the Press

This week we are introducing "Sam's Cats" to the Jamestown Press. The cartoon is drawn by Sam Ackerman, a former Jamestown resident who remains a frequent visitor to the island. More...

Growing herbs

The Island Garden

Nothing is quite so enjoyable as putting really fresh herbs in any home cooked meal. You can make pesto for pasta dishes, or smear it on chicken and fish. It can be made from basil or from parsley and mint for a slightly different taste. More...

Best friends qualify for Junior Olympics

Olivia Frank and Lauren Mc- Donough have much in common. They grew up living next door to each other in Jamestown, they are best friends and they share a love of skiing. More...

It's 'Farm Kids' time at Watson Farm

Farm Kids is a six-week outdoor after school program that starts Friday, April 24. It offers children in grades 5 and 6 the opportunity to explore and experience the various habitats that make up the 265-acre Watson Farm. More...

BIRTH

Pemantell A son, August Lionel Pemantell, was born March 2, 2009 in Philadelphia, Penn. to Jennifer (Martel) and Jamie Pemantell. Grandparents are James and Ann Marie Pemantell of Jamestown and Frank and Denise Martel of Rye, N.H. More...

Championship game

Tom Abbood, left, played tough defense against Smithfield in the Skipper's run for the state championship. Photo by Caitlin Downing More...

Harbor panel moves forward on Ft. Getty, East Ferry projects

The Harbor Management Commission discussed the proposed dredging at Ft. Getty at its March 11 meeting and reviewed progress on the projects at East Ferry. More...

Island groups offer scholarships

Allison R. Poirier Memorial Scholarship The Allison R. Poirier Memorial Scholarship fund will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating North Kingstown High School senior who will continue on to a two- or four-year college. More...