July 2, 2009 RSS feed / News

This is summer?

Mackerel Cove lifeguards Karina Carlson, left, Eric von Hohenleiten, Jessica Bucklin and Lory Marsocci, front, stayed bundled up during last week’s cool, damp days at the beach. More...

Island Lookout

Jamestowner and URI oceanographer Art Spivack commissioned a study last year to explore what Rhode Island might look like if global warming melted all the glaciers and ice sheets on Earth. More...

‘Proactive’ is key word in hurricane preparedness

For many New Englanders, news of an impending hurricane is often met with a bit of skepticism and a few wry remarks about stocking up on bread and milk. More...

Lawn School honor roll announced

The following students were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter at Lawn Avenue School: Grade 8, Exemplary: Rebecca Barchus, Rachel Bryer, Nathan Lambert, Talley Larkin, Andrew McCarthy, Victoria Rosa and Molly Sylvia. More...

Board approves special-use permit for new beauty salon

In a meeting that lasted about 10 minutes, the Jamestown Zoning Board unanimously approved a special-use permit and variance for a new beauty salon and barber shop at an office complex at 32 Pemberton Ave. More...

Jamestown Yacht Club announces summer series race results

Race number two of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was held on June 23. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Baby Bella, Melges 24, Mark Nannini; 2. Jester, Laser SB3, Westy Barlow. B Class: 1. More...

Memories and memorabilia mark years of service

My Turn

I love tennis – both playing and watching. I prize my memories and memorabilia from years of watching professionals on the grass courts at the Newport Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. More...

Taking a break

Digging for sea glass was hard work on a hot day, so this little girl rested against the sea wall at East Ferry before going back to her quest. Photo by Caitlin Downing More...

Recognition day

Graham Jamison, left, and Molly Sylvia were the winners of the Americanism Award during the recent Lawn Avenue annual awards ceremony. More...

Teen Center hosts car care clinic for new drivers

The Teen Center will host a car care clinic for new drivers on Wednesday and Thursday, July 15 and 16, at the Recreation Center. More...

Fourth of July deadlines at the Jamestown Press

The Jamestown Press office will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of the Fourth of July. The Press will have an early deadline for display advertising due to the holiday. More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Evtimov named to RWU dean’s list Vladimir Evtimov of Jamestown was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2009 semester at Roger Williams University. More...

Lawn Avenue graduates advised to ‘be kind’ and ‘keep an open mind’

Fifty-nine 8th grade students graduated from the Lawn Avenue School last Wednesday evening in a ceremony held in the school gymnasium that included memories, music and well-wishes from administrators. More...

BIRTHS

Bailey A son, Aidan Bailey, was born to Julia Gerald and Robert Bailey of Jamestown at South County Hospital on May 25, 2009. Grandmothers are Nancy Mason and Patricia Lackie and grandfather is Neale Lackie, all of Jamestown. More...

POLICE LOG

Drug possession charges • Cash Pina, 18, of East Providence, was charged June 27 with first offense possession of marijuana and underage possession of alcohol. More...

Jamestown Community Fund awards $4,100 for island projects

The Rhode Island Foundation recently awarded a total of $4,100 to the Jamestown Community Fund to support projects proposed by four non-profit organizations. The 2009 grant recipients and their projects are: More...

Catch a wave

Colbey Bush, Andrew Bauer and Kenny Baertlein took advantage of a sunny day to skim board at Mackerel Cove. Photo by Caitlin Downing More...

A patriotic soul

Jamestown native Mary Arnold Murchie shows off her Fourth of July spirit by wearing the stars and stripes. More...

Family time

Grandfather Svend, grandson Ryder and dad Michael Andersen got a little sandy building a sandcastle at Mackerel Cove on Tuesday. Photo by Caitlin Downing More...

Library book sale begins July 9

The Jamestown library’s annual book sale will begin on Thursday, July 9, at 7 p.m. with a paid preview. Paid members of the Friends of the Jamestown Library receive free admission to the preview. More...

Great gardens begin with great soil

The Island Garden

Recently, I was asked, “What is the most important part of making a new garden?” I replied that the soil was the most important part of any garden. More...

She sells sea shells

Hailey Hesse, left, and Kaleigh Caruso, both 10 years old, peddled their decorated sea shells recently on Conanicus Avenue. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Almost done

Workers, on Tuesday, removed the sandbags that were in place to keep the sea wall dry during repairs. Photo by Caitlin Downing More...

Volunteers sought for area events, organizations

Several area organizations are seeking help for upcoming events. The Wickford Art Association is looking for volunteers to work two-hour shifts at its annual art festival on July 11 and 12. More...