December 17, 2009 RSS feed / About Town

Church services to celebrate Christmas

Island churches will hold several special services and Masses next week to celebrate the Christmas holiday.   St. Matthew’s Church will hold two Holy Eucharist services on Thursday, Dec. 24, at 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.   More...

Dress rehearsal for Christmas pageant

A dress rehearsal for the annual Christmas pageant to be held on Shoreby Hill on Christmas Eve will be held this Saturday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. at the community center.   All participants in the pageant should plan to attend. More...

Library hosts family concert this Sunday

On Sunday, Dec. 20, at 4 p.m., the string students of Emily Anthony will give a free holiday concert for all ages at the Jamestown Philomenian Library.   Call the library at 423-7280 for more information. More...

Jamestown athletes honored at Rocky Hill School

Several Jamestown student athletes were honored during Rocky Hill School’s recent Upper School Fall Athletic Awards. More...

IT scholarships available from Tech Collective

Tech Collective, R.I.’s IT and bioscience industry association, has announced five scholarships totaling $7,000, which are being funded individually by Lighthouse Computer Services, Fibertech Networks and the Doug Schwinn scholarship fund. More...

R.I. Foundation seeks applications

Nonprofit organizations that support the self-sufficiency and independence of women and girls in Newport County may be eligible for funding assistance from the Miss Swinburne Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.   More...

PCD to host visiting day on Jan. 13

Providence Country Day School will host a visiting day on Wednesday, Jan. 13, from 8 to 11 a.m.   Participants can observe classes, hear a panel discussion, take a campus tour and meet students and faculty.   Registration is required. More...

High school students to host benefit concert

North Kingstown High School students will host a benefit coffeehouse concert tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. at the community center on Beach Street in North Kingstown. More...

‘Blue Christmas’ service Sunday

Central Baptist Church will offer a special service for those struggling with sadness during this holiday season at 5 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 20. More...

‘Dutch Island Light’ booklet now available

“Keepers of the Dutch Island Light” by Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden, a booklet based on a three-part article that appeared in the Jamestown Press in October 2009, is now available at Baker’s Pharmacy, Conanicut Marine Services More...

Bring a toy to Bank of America

There is still time to donate to Bank of America’s 2009 holiday toy drive. More...

See ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ this weekend

This is the final weekend for the Courthouse Center for the Arts production of “It’s a Wonderful Life: The Musical.” Performances will take place tonight, Thursday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday, Dec. More...

Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation to host party and silent auction

The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation will host a holiday gift auction and party tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 18, at the Newport Armory at 365 Thames St. in Newport. More...

Dodge ball tournament tomorrow

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

Ruggiero honored by Hive Archive

Rep. Deborah Ruggiero has been honored with a Hive Archive Distinguished Women in the Arts award. More...

Christmas dinner theater this weekend

The Living Hope Players will present a Christmas dinner theater experience this weekend. More...

Blood drive to be held Jan. 24 at PAC club

The American Legion and the R.I. Blood Center will sponsor a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Portuguese American Citizens Club.   Visit www.ribc.org for more information. More...