August 6, 2009 RSS feed / About Town

Teen Center, police to sponsor Six Flags trip

The Jamestown Police Benevolent Association and the Teen Center will host a trip for teens to Six Flags in Agawam, Mass., on Wednesday, Aug. 12. A coach bus will leave the Recreation Center at 7 a.m. and will return by 8 p.m. More...

Island talent show tickets now available

Advance tickets for the Jamestown Community Chorus’ 20th annual talent show on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Community Center are now available at Jamestown Hardware, Baker’s Pharmacy, and the Secret Garden. More...

Free women’s self-defense class

Join blackbelts Liz Smith and Linda Haverty on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Country Club to learn the basics of self-defense. More...

Catch of the day

Ben Huchinson, 7, shows off the crabs he caught at the Dumplings pier recently, using mussels he caught as bait. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Gilbert Stuart Museum to ‘raise the roof’

The Gilbert Stuart Museum will host “Raising the Roof,” its major summer fundraiser, on Friday, Aug. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the museum grounds. More...

BIRTHS

Charest A son, John “Jack” Spencer Charest, was born May 23, 2009, at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence to Gregg and Elizabeth Charest of Jamestown. Jack weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. More...

Kopelcheck named to dean’s list

William B. Kopelcheck of Jamestown has been named to the dean’s list at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. More...

Tennis Hall of Fame to host Kids Day

Bring the family to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport on Saturday, Aug. 22, for Kids Day. A clinic for children ages 12 and under will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Book discussions at Jamestown library

The Jamestown library has announced its book discussion group schedule for fall. On Monday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m., the groups will discuss “The Women” by T. Coraghessan Boyle. More...

Retired Enlisted Assoc. to meet

The next regular meeting of the Retired Enlisted Association, Narragansett Bay Chapter 79, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. at the VFW Hall at 134 Shove St. in Tiverton. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Jamestowner Nick Robertson took the Jamestown Press with him when he recently visited longtime friend Larry Boysen (pictured) in Wapello, Iowa. More...

See classic and custom cars at Ft. Getty

The annual Jamestown Seaside Family Cruise, featuring classic, custom and antique cars, will be held Sunday, Sept. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ft. Getty. Cars must be registered by 1 p.m. More...

Register now for JSA fall soccer

Registration for the Jamestown Soccer Association’s Fall 2009 recreation soccer league is now underway. All registrations are done online at www.jamestown-soccer. com. More...

Polynesian dancers to perform at library

The dance troupe Napua O Polynesia will perform for children and their families at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, in the Jamestown Philomenian Library meeting hall. More...

Discount at Beavertail Lighthouse gift shop

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association will offer a 10 percent discount on any one item purchased by visitors to the museum gift shop tomorrow, Aug. 7, in honor of National Lighthouse Day. The gift shop is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Summer concert series to feature Jose Costa

The Jamestown Parks and Recreation department will present Jose Costa solo steel drum band this Sunday, Aug. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at East Ferry Memorial Square. This free concert is part of the Summer Music in Jamestown series. More...

Garden club presents photography workshop

The Quononoquott Garden Club will present “How to Photograph Your Garden” on Monday, Aug. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Jamestown library. More...

Schock to paint portrait demo tonight

See new works by artist David Schock tonight, Aug. 6, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Schock Gallery in Jamestown. More...

BankNewport collects food donations for R.I. Food Bank

Now through Aug. 22, all BankNewport branch offices will collect community donations of the non-perishable food items that are most needed at the R.I. More...

WEDDING

Harwood, Bell exchange vows

Cheryl Lynn Harwood and John Justin Bell were married on July 11, 2009, in Malden, Mass. The bride attended Woburn High School and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The groom attended South Kingstown High School and has a B.A. More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Ferranti graduates from Simmons College Sarah Ferranti of Jamestown recently received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the College of Arts and Sciences at Simmons College in Boston. More...

Clean-up crew

Road crews were out in force recently to fix drainage problems on Watson Avenue after a heavy rainstorm drenched the area. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Young islanders have a blast at Skate Fest

An inflatable waterslide, free giveaways and professional demos were just a few of the highlights that marked the Teen Center’s annual Skate Fest held at the skate park behind Lawn Avenue School last Saturday afternoon. More...

Lions Club to co-sponsor steak fry

The Jamestown Lions Club will co-sponsor a steak fry in honor of Leo J. Gracik Jr. on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Ft. Getty pavilion in Jamestown. The event is a benefit for the R.I. Lions Children With Cancer Fund. More...

Catching some air

Bikers and boarders were on hand last Saturday for the Teen Center’s Skate Fest event. More...

Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation clambake

The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation will host its 26th annual clambake at the Rose Island Lighthouse on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine. More...