August 6, 2009 RSS feed / News

Mark your calendar for Fools’ Rules Regatta

Calling all boat builders! Mark your calendar now for the 32nd annual Fools’ Rules Regatta, sponsored by the Jamestown Yacht Club. The event will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, on the Town Beach at East Ferry. More...

The Jamestown Yacht Club’s summer series race

Race number six of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was held on July 28. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Macx, C28, Bill MacGowan; 2. Baby Bella, Melges 24, Mark Nannini. More...

Watercolor workshop at Watson Farm

Artist Natalie Pfanstiehl will teach a full-day watercolor workshop on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Watson Farm in Jamestown. More...

Save ‘food miles’ by growing vegetables

The Island Garden

I’m writing this on a rainy afternoon, having harvested the garlic, a pile of new potatoes and a couple of gallons of blueberries. More...

Islander visits Afghanistan to evaluate schools

Jamestowner Sharon Rallis hadn’t planned to become involved in Afghanistan’s educational concerns. More...

Shoreby Hill historic district returns to Town Council

The Town Council on Monday heard from islanders who say a zoning ordinance to establish a historic district is needed to protect the lower Shoreby Hill subdivision. More...

Coast Guard recommendation renews LNG port controversy

The U.S. Coast Guard’s recent conclusion that Mt. Hope Bay is a “suitable” location for liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments has sparked renewed outrage among opponents of the proposed facility. More...

Proposed arts center site declared environmentally safe

During a special meeting on July 29 at the town library, Jamestown Arts Center board members and environmental officials outlined potential environmental hazards, including lead paint and asbestos window caulking, at 18 Valley St., the likely future More...

RI Lightning fastpitch softball to hold try-outs

The Rhode Island Lightning fastpitch softball organization is looking for new, dedicated players that want to take their game to the next level. Try-outs for all age groups (12U, 14U, 16U and 18U) will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, and Sunday, Aug. More...

Marshall brothers unbeaten in J/22 racing

Fleet 12 conducted its second Sunday race day recently under perfect conditions of bright sun and fresh breeze. More...

A new girl in the house

Flotsam and Jetsam

What have I done? My life was great. It was peaceful. My husband and I enjoyed each other’s company, ate leisurely dinners, worked in the garden, walked and played gently with our aging English setter. More...

Ferguson named to Blue Cross board of directors

Christine C. Ferguson of Jamestown has been elected to the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island board of directors. More...