December 10, 2009 RSS feed / About Town

JYC donates to community groups

The Jamestown Yacht Club, together with the Fools’ Rules Regatta Committee, has made the following donations, totaling $1,000, to local causes. More...

Holiday card and craft workshop at library

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will host a holiday card and craft workshop for teens, children and families in the library’s meeting hall tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. More...

Gingerbread house workshop at library

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will hold a gingerbread house workshop for children ages 7 to 11 on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. More...

Dodge ball tournament Dec. 18

The fourth annual “Dodge the Holiday Blues” dodge ball tournament will be held on Friday, Dec. 18, at 3:30 p.m. at the Jamestown recreation center. More...

New JHS acquisitions on display at library

More than 30 new items reflecting Jamestown’s history are now on display at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Between November 2008 and October 2009, the Jamestown Historical Society received hundreds of items from 47 different donors. More...

Garden club to install new executive board

The Quononoquott Garden Club will install its newly appointed executive board on Monday, Dec. 14, at the Conanicut Yacht Club. A short business meeting will begin at 11 a.m., and will be followed by a holiday luncheon. More...

Church to offer ‘Blue Christmas’ service

For many people, Christmas can be a difficult time. Sadness and grief can permeate the season for those who have lost a loved one; struggle with a personal, health or financial crisis; or face a difficult family situation or separation. More...

Islander to perform in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Jamestown resident Damien Beecroft will perform in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a production of Center Stage Productions and the Courthouse Center for the Arts. Performances will take place tonight, Dec. 10 and Dec. More...

Robert Kalander named to R.I. Foundation advisory council

Jamestown resident W. Robert Kalander Jr., has been named to the Rhode Island Foundation’s Professional Advisory Council, a 17-member group that advises the foundation. More...

Island students named to Prout honor roll

Several Jamestown students have been named to the firstquarter honor roll at the Prout School. More...

Salve Regina to host holiday concerts

The Salve Regina University Department of Performing Arts will present the Christmas Choral Concert, Hallelujah!, this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11 and 12, at 8 p.m. More...

Book discussion groups to meet at library

The book discussion groups at the Jamestown library will discuss “Oliver Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Stroup this Monday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 1 p.m. New members are always welcomed. More...

Medicare Part D workshop today

Child & Family and the R.I. Dept. of Elderly Affairs will host a Medicare Part D workshop for Newport County residents receiving Medicare today, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Child and Family Community Center located at 31 John Clarke Rd. More...

Free family concert to be held Dec. 20

On Sunday, Dec. 20, at 4 p.m., the string students of Emily Anthony will give a free holiday concert at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. All are welcome at this concert – especially children. More...

Bank of America kicks off holiday toy drive

Bank of America will hold its 2009 holiday toy drive now through Dec. 22. Branches in Newport, Tiverton and Jamestown will accept new unwrapped toys for children up to 18 years of age to benefit local charities’ holiday initiatives. More...

Buy gift tickets for Theatre By The Sea

Give the gift of live theatre with a Theatre By The Sea gift certifi- cate, which allows the recipient to choose a convenient date and time to see their favorite show. More...

Audition now for ‘13’

Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road (Rt. 138) in West Kingston, invites community members to audition for its upcoming production of “13” this Saturday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

Newport skating center opens tomorrow

The Newport Yachting Center’s Sovereign Bank Family Skating Center will kick off its season of winter activities tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 11, at 5:45 p.m. The event will include a tree lighting and grand opening festivities. More...

Lawn School announces honor roll

The Lawn Avenue School has announced its “excellence in effort” honor roll for the first quarter. More...

JHS needs help reuniting Bible with family

A Bible found in a house on Swinburne Street in Jamestown has been given to the Jamestown Historical Society in the hopes that it could return the Bible to the descendents of Alfred William Clark. More...