July 2, 2009 RSS feed / About Town

Island events mark Independence Day

Don’t miss the Fourth of July festivities scheduled to take place right here in Jamestown: Do a good deed. Volunteers are needed bright and early at 7 a.m. More...

Atwater-Donnelly to kick off music series

Summer music in Jamestown begins at East Ferry Memorial Square on Sunday, July 5, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Fools’ Rules Regatta to be held Aug. 15

The 32nd annual Fools’ Rules Regatta, sponsored by the Jamestown Yacht Club, will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, on the Town Beach at East Ferry. Participants will begin construction of the “vessels” with a 9 a.m. cannon start. More...

Mark your calendar for talent show auditions

The Jamestown Community Chorus will present its 20th annual talent show on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Recreation Center. Auditions will take place on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 17 and 18, at 7 p.m., at the Recreation Center. More...

‘Weekend of Coaching’ in Newport this August

Authentic 19th century coaches drawn by matched and highly-trained teams of horses will return to Newport from Aug. 20 to 23 for a Weekend of Coaching, hosted by the Preservation Society of Newport County. More...

Wickford Art Festival features original works

The 47th annual Wickford Art Festival, sponsored by the Wickford Art Association, will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the sidewalks of Wickford Village. More...

September reunion scheduled for USS Leyte

The USS Leyte, CV-32, all ships company, air groups and marines will hold a reunion at the Radisson Hotel in New London, Conn., from Sept. 23 to 27. The USS Leyte was stationed at Quonset Point from 1946 to 1959. More...

Bank Newport named a ‘best place to work’

BankNewport was honored at the recent “Best Places to Work in Rhode Island” 2009 award ceremony. More...

New art quilt exhibit featured at library

The Conanicut Island Art Association will sponsor an exhibit of 12 mini quilts by Ursula Michael Parenteau in the Jamestown Philomenian library lobby during the month of July. More...

Family fun events at Tennis Hall of Fame

The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum will host its third annual family weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Applicants sought for town committees

The Town of Jamestown is currently seeking applicants for various town committees. The Jamestown Fire Department Compensation Committee is seeking a citizen-at-large, with the term ending May 31, 2012. More...

Yacht clubs need volunteers for championships

The Conanicut and Jamestown Yacht Clubs will co-host the Club 420 Association National Championships on July 27, 28 and 29 in West Passage. More...

Jamestown summer concert series announced

The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department has announced its summer concert schedule. The series begins with Atwater-Donnelly on Sunday, July 5. More...

Blood drive to be held July 13 at PAC Club

Jamestown EMS will sponsor a blood drive on Monday, July 13, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Portuguese American Citizens Club on Narragansett Avenue. Blood donors should be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds and be in general good health. More...

JEF grant money available for programs

The Jamestown Education Foundation encourages anyone interested in running an educational or cultural program that benefits Jamestown students to apply for a grant from the organization. More...