September 3, 2009 RSS feed / About Town

Teen Center and recreation dept. partner on afterschool program for youth

The Jamestown recreation department and Teen Center is partnering with Brandaris Maritime to offer a series of afterschool programs this fall for all youth ages 7 to 15. Classes will be held at Brandaris Maritime at 39 Ocean Ave. More...

Classic yacht regatta sails this weekend

The Museum of Yachting in Newport will host the 30th annual classic yacht regatta this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-6. Sail Newport will run two days of racing, starting on Saturday and concluding Sunday afternoon. More...

Tolls prices increase Tuesday on Pell Bridge

Effective Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 6:45 a.m., tolls on the Pell Bridge in Newport will increase for drivers paying with cash and for out-ofstate drivers. The change will not affect R.I. residents using EZPass transponders. More...

Visiting Nurse Services offers hospice volunteer training program

A six-week hospice volunteer training program will be offered by Visiting Nurse Services of Newport & Bristol Counties at its Portsmouth office at 1184 East Main Rd. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 17. More...

Watercolor workshop at Watson Farm

Watson Farm will offer a watercolor workshop with artist Natalie Pfanstiehl on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Easton publishes new book

Kelly Easton of Jamestown has published a new book for children ages 8 to12. More...

Gearing pens NYT op-ed

Maeve Gearing of Jamestown, a doctoral candidate in public policy at Duke, recently co-authored an Op-Ed piece for the New York Times about the effectiveness of ignition-lock devices in lowering drunk-driving rates. It was published in the Aug. More...

Register now for children’s dance program

The Jamestown recreation department’s dance program for children will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Jamestown golf course. Instructor Mary Beth Murphy will offer beginning ballet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. More...

Library to close for holiday weekend

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will be closed Saturday, Sept. 5, Sunday, Sept. 6 and Monday, Sept. 7, for the Labor Day holiday weekend. The library will open for full Saturday hours beginning Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

BLMA to hold annual meeting

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown library. More...

Volunteers needed to oversee students

Jamestowners are needed to work alongside 200 Providence College freshmen and their professors this Saturday, Sept. 5, for a day of volunteering. More...

Teen volunteers needed for Hey Day

Calling all teens: The Conanicut Island Land Trust will host Hey Day on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Godena Farm, and teen volunteers are needed to help make the day a success. More...

Community piano concert series kicks off Sept. 20

The Jamestown Community Piano Association has announced plans for its third season of concerts featuring performances on the Jamestown community piano. The four concerts of the 2009-2010 series will be held at St. Matthew’s Church. More...

R.I. Foundation seeks projects to fund

The Rhode Island Foundation seeks applications for projects that incorporate the arts into core academics. Applications are being sought for projects that would take place between January and June, 2010. More...