February 10, 2011 RSS feed / About Town

Jamestown author speaks tonight

Island resident Dara Chadwick, author of the award-winning book “You’d Be So Pretty If…: Teaching Our Daughters to Love Their Bodies – Even When We Don’t Love Our Own,” will speak about her book, her experience as More...

Island author to hold book signing at church

Jamestowner Maggie Kozel will read from and sign copies of her newly released book, “The Color of Atmosphere: One Doctor’s Journey In and Out of Medicine,” on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., at Central Baptist Church. More...

JSA uniform ordering tonight at Lawn school

The Jamestown Soccer Association will hold a fitting-and-ordering session for children who need any item of a uniform tonight at the Lawn Avenue School from 5 to 8 p.m. Personal checks are accepted. More...

Reading is FUN-damental

Julie Littlefield, left, and Charlotte Simmons carefully examine which books they plan to purchase at the book fair at Melrose Avenue School. More...

Local business owner donates tickets

The University of Rhode Island baseball program will hold its third annual Boston Red Sox Season Ticket Raffle. The winner will receive a pair of season tickets to Fenway Park for the 81 home games in the grandstand on the third base side. More...

Lawn Avenue School introduces iMac lab

The Lawn Avenue School will open its new iMac lab to community members beginning on Monday, Feb. 7. The lab consists of seven 27-inch iMac computers and will be open on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Retirement party for Judy Bell planned

A dinner party is planned this 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...

Discussion group names upcoming titles

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

Book fair tonight at Melrose School

A Scholastic book fair will be held at the Melrose Avenue and Lawn Avenue schools today and tomorrow – Feb. 10 and 11 – from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

Teens collaborate on mural project

The Teen Center will participate in a mural project in collaboration with the East Bay Met School and Project One Public Art Newport. Teens are invited to participate on Wednesday, Feb. 16, and Thursday, Feb. More...

Sisterly spellers

Sisters Alison Smith, left, and Erica Smith were the top two finishers at Tuesday night’s spelling bee held at Melrose Avenue School. More...

Dates set for JAC’s annual art exhibition

The Jamestown Arts Center prepares for its fourth annual art exhibition – Collaboration ‘11 – an open juried show that will take place for the first time at its new building located on Valley Street. More...

St. Michael’s announces honor roll

St. Michael’s Country Day School in Newport announced its honor roll for the fall semester. Five of the 57 students honored are from Jamestown. More...

Concert at Central Baptist Church

Central Baptist Church will host “Temporary Home,” a concert to benefit Bike and Build and Habitat for Humanity, on Friday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. More...

AARP offers free tax assistance at library

The American Association of Retired Persons will offer free assistance with tax returns at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...