December 16, 2010 RSS feed / About Town

DEM creates new maps due to arrival of herring

According to Department of Environmental Management marine biologists, Atlantic herring have arrived in Rhode Island state waters this December. More...

Central Baptist helps with holiday ‘blues’

The Central Baptist Church will hold a workshop on Sunday, Dec. 19, at 5 p.m., for islanders experiencing difficult times this holiday season. More...

Chamber presents horse-drawn hayrides

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will host holiday horse-drawn hayrides on Sunday, Dec. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. The hayrides will depart from the Conanicut Marine Services Ship’s Store at 20 Narragansett Ave. More...

Fundraiser at PAC Club Saturday

The Portuguese American Citizens Club will host a fundraiser to benefit a local aspiring movie director on Saturday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Toy drive benefits needy island family

Bank of America will hold its 2010 Holiday Toy Drive at their banking center on 29 Narragansett Ave. The drive will benefit a needy family from Jamestown. Toys will be accepted through Dec. 20 and must be new and unwrapped. More...

No library story time during the holidays

Due to holiday hours and staff scheduling, Friday’s story time at the library will not be held this week. It will also be cancelled on Dec. 24, Dec. 31 and Jan. 4. Ornament making will take place at the library on Monday, Dec. More...

Blood drive scheduled at Post 9447 VFW

The Arnold Zweir Post 22 American Legion and Memorial Post 9447 VFW on 134 Narragansett Ave. will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 23. More...

Library invites new members to discussion

The Book Discussion Group will meet at the Jamestown library on Monday, Dec. 20 and Tuesday, Dec. 21. The book that they will be discussing is Garth Stein’s “The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel.” More...

Jamestown Republicans invited to meeting

The East Bay Republicans, a political action committee, will host their inaugural meeting of Republicans from Jamestown, Newport and Middletown at the Middletown Police Station on 123 Valley Road on Monday, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Trocki named chair of Conservation Commission

Carol Trocki was named the new chair of the Conservation Commission at the commission meeting on Dec. 8. She was unanimously voted in and will assume the position at the beginning of 2011, when current Chair Chris Powell’s term expires. More...

Penguin Plunge celebrates 35th anniversary

The 35th anniversary of the Jamestown Penguin Plunge will take place on Jan. 1 at Mackerel Cove. Hundreds at participants plan to hit the waters at noon to take part in one of the original New Year’s Day plunges in Rhode Island. More...

Mitten Drive continues, donate today

Employees from the Town of Jamestown and the Secret Garden will conduct their holiday Mitten Drive to support the Women’s Resource Center of Newport and Bristol Counties. More...

Final chance for holiday helpers

The Jamestown Senior Center and Jamestown Teen Center will offer a holiday helpers service on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the recreation center. Seniors and teens will be available to wrap presents, iron linens and polish silver. More...

Chapel hosts Christmas musical

The Jamestown Chapel will host a Christmas musical and sing-along on Sunday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. There will be seasonal selections presented by various instrumentalists. Guest vocalist Michelle Cruz will lead the singing. More...

Library prepares for holiday violin concert

The Jamestown library will hold a holiday violin concert on Sunday, Dec. 19, from 4 to 5 p.m. Under the direction of Emily Anthony, students will perform Hanukkah and Christmas music. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. More...

JAC offers tours of center at open house

The Jamestown Arts Center will hold an open house on Sunday, Dec. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will feature refreshments, ornament making and tours of the center on 18 Valley St. For more information, contact the art center at 662- 6163. More...

Winter book sale takes place at library

The Jamestown library’s winter book sale will continue in the gallery during regular library hours through Sunday, Dec. 19. Most hardcover books are priced at $3.00 and paperbacks at $1.00. More...

Former All-American battles back onto pitch

As the exuberance of North Kingstown High School’s championship season of 2007 faded, senior All-American Brett Uttley was preparing to play division-I soccer. That’s when he tore his ACL for the first time. More...