January 27, 2011 RSS feed / About Town

Island nurse recognized by hospital for 50 years of service

Kent Hospital employee Patricia Crowell of Jamestown will be honored by the hospital tomorrow – Friday, Jan. 28 – as the first employee of Kent to have worked at the hospital for 50 years. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. More...

URI announces 2010 fall semester dean’s list

The University of Rhode Island announced its 2010 fall semester dean’s list. Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.3 or higher while taking 12 or more credits. URI honored 28 students from Jamestown last semester. More...

Atwood twins shine on international stage

At the 10th annual World Danceweek competition held in Mikolajki, Poland, in December, twins Tyler and Travis Atwood of Jamestown won three combined medals for their performances in the jazz discipline. More...

Retirement party planned for Judy Bell

A dinner party is planned next month to honor Judy Bell, who is retiring as director of the Jamestown Philomenian Library. The celebration will be held at the Portuguese American Citizens Club on Friday, Feb. 25, starting at 6 p.m. More...

Gallery schedules photography class

On Monday, Jan. 31, and Thursday, Feb. 3, there will be a basic digital single-lens reflex camera demonstration at the Jamestown Gallery, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. More...

JAC announces ‘Collaboration’ dates

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will display works of art from past Jamestown Arts Center “Collaboration” shows from Feb. 11 to March 10. More...

Applications now accepted for preschool

The Melrose Avenue Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 school year. The program accepts children ages 3 to 5. There is a morning session and an afternoon session from Monday through Thursday, and a morning session on Friday. More...

Book group announces upcoming titles

The next book for discussion by the Jamestown Library Book Discussion Groups will be on Monday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m., and Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. The book being discussed will be “Secret Scripture” by Sebastian Barry. More...

Chorus announces lead roles for concert

The Jamestown Community Chorus announced the lead roles for the upcoming performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance.” Terry Horsley will play the Pirate King, Robert Morton-Ranney will perform the Major General a More...

Pair of islanders named to dean’s list

Jamestown’s Alice Toll has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Morris for the 2010 fall semester. Also named to the 2010 fall semester dean’s list was Brett Uttley at Quinnipiac University. More...

Tournament, dunk contest at Teen Center

The Teen Center will hold its third annual Lock-In and Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 8 p.m., at the recreation center. Teens in attendance will have the option to leave following the tournament at midnight, or stay until 8 a.m. More...

Soccer league needs donated uniforms

The Jamestown Soccer Association will accept uniform donations for its upcoming spring season. Uniforms donated back to the JSA can be dropped off to Greer Beecroft at Island Reality on 4 Ferry Wharf by Feb. 8. More...

AARP to offer free tax-return assistance

The American Association of Retired Persons will offer free assistance with tax returns at the Jamestown Philomenian Library starting Feb. 2. Tax preparation help is offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays on a walk-in basis. More...

Landfill to hold hazardous waste collection

The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will hold a household hazardous waste collection at Central Landfill in Johnston on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 8 a.m. to noon. More...

‘Les Choristes’ tonight at library

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will hold the second film of its International Film Series tonight – Thursday, Jan. 27 – at 7 p.m. The film is “Les Choristes,” a French picture that will run 97 minutes. More...

Teen Center visits Salve Regina tomorrow

The Teen Center will take a tour of Salve Regina University tomorrow – Friday, Jan. 28. The bus will leave the recreation center at 9:30 a.m. and return at 11:30 a.m. More...