July 8, 2010 RSS feed / News

Community Chorus plans August talent show

The Jamestown Community Chorus will present its 21st annual talent show, “Seaside Rendezvous,” on Thursday, Aug. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown recreation center. More...

A close call

Firefighters remove belongings after an early-morning fire broke out in a garage on Standish Road Monday. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Carlisle earns RISD degree Alexander Carlisle of Jamestown recently graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a B.F.A. in printmaking. Conlon graduates from Plymouth State More...

Paint at Watson Farm

Local artists are invited to join Natalie Pfanstiehl in watercolor painting workshops at the historic Watson Farm on Saturday, July 17, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

I am a real swinger

Flotsam and Jetsam

I never actually had my own swing set. As a kid, my family moved around quite a bit, and I guess there wasn’t time or space to put down footings. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Heidi Moon and her grandson, Hunter Moore, took the Jamestown Press along to the Badlands of South Dakota on an intergenerational trip sponsored by Road Scholar/ Elderhostel. More...

Free puppet camp at Newport library

The Newport Public Library will host a week-long puppet camp program for children ages 8-12. The camp will run Aug. 2-5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with an evening performance on Friday, Aug. 6. More...

Bermuda to Newport in 42 hours

When measuring speed, 15.11 nautical miles per hour is not impressive – unless you are on a sailboat. Then, averaging 15.11 knots is fast. If a sailboat averages that speed over 635 nautical miles, the boat is very fast. More...

N.K.H.S. meets all performance targets

State performance classifi- cations are out and it’s not bad news for North Kingstown High School. According to the latest R.I. Dept. More...

Mayers and Dutton win island golf tournament

Jamestown residents John Mayers and Art Dutton shot a team low net of six under par 28 to win the 2010 member–member golf tournament at the Jamestown Golf Course recently. More...

Future home of the Press

The Jamestown Press will move to a new address at 45 Narragansett Ave. in late summer. The move will give the Press staff some much needed additional space and a conference room. More...

Hot air balloon festival in South County begins July 16

Perennial favorite John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band will kick off the 32nd annual South County Hot Air Balloon Festival on Friday, July 16, at 6:45 p.m. at the URI Athletic Fields on Route 138 in South Kingstown. More...

Register for Save the Bay swim

The 34th annual Save the Bay swim will be held next Saturday, July 17. Participants begin their journey at the Naval base in Newport and swim or kayak the 1.7 miles across Narragansett Bay to finish in Jamestown. More...

Conanicut Grange Report

More than 25 years ago, Don Minto, who operates Watson Farm, needed some help getting his baled hay into his barn. He was driving through town when he spotted a teenage kid mowing lawns. More...

Jamestown projects win Newport County Fund support

Five Jamestown projects recently received funding from the R.I. Foundation’s Newport County Fund. More...

Garden club to meet Monday

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Monday, July 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 125 Hamilton Ave. in Jamestown. The evening meeting will include a stroll through Anna Bernath’s lovely cottage garden. More...

An intrepid crew

Several Boy Scouts from Troop 1 Jamestown recently completed a 10-mile hike in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. More...