February 24, 2011 RSS feed / About Town

Piano recital at St. Matthew’s

The Jamestown Community Piano Association will sponsor a recital this weekend on Sunday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. More...

Pulitzer Prize winner to lecture at URI

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter C.J. Chivers will deliver the 2011 Christiane Amanpour Lecture at the University of Rhode Island’s Swan Hall on March 1 at 7 p.m. Chivers’ lecture is titled “Reporting More...

Teen center open for winter vacation

The Teen Center will be open during February vacation today and tomorrow – Thursday and Friday, Feb. 24-25 – from 2 to 9 p.m. More...

Navy Choristers schedule concert

The Newport Navy Choristers will hold a concert titled “Music for a Sunday Afternoon” on Sunday, March 13, at 4 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church in Portsmouth. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. More...

Book club to discuss ‘The Giant-Slayer’

The Children’s Book Club for grades 3-5 will hold a discussion at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Thursday, March 3, from 4 to 5 p.m. The group will discuss “The Giant-Slayer” by Iain Lawrence. Snacks will be provided. More...

CIAA to hold town hall art exhibit

The Conanicut Island Arts Association will host its Jamestown Town Hall Art Exhibit beginning with a reception that will take place on Sunday, March 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. Works of art will be on display from March 13 to April 28. More...

Patriots’ cheerleaders to visit Ryan Center

The Southern Rhode Island Home Show will take place at the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center on Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

to a Royal Caribbean International cruise to Mexico. More...

Scholarship applications now being accepted

Applications are available for the Elizabeth Stone Fund Scholarship, a one-time award for expenses associated with the freshman year of a student at an accredited four-year institution of higher learning. More...

Two local students named to dean’s lists

Emily Bickford-Lee was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Emmanuel College in Boston, Mass. Bickford-Lee is a sophomore phychology major. More...

R.I. high schools announce honor rolls

The Prout School in Wakefield announced its second quarter honor roll. Twelve island students were awarded. More...

Library to show Danish film tonight

The annual International Film Series will feature “Babettes Feast” tonight – Thursday, Feb. 24 – at the Jamestown Philomenian Library at 7 p.m. The 1987 Danish film runs 102 minutes. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. More...

Free movie screening at library on Sunday

The Jamestown Community Chorus will sponsor a free showing of the award-winning movie “Topsy Turvy” this weekend on Sunday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

Island author to give radio interview

Jamestown resident Kristin Zhivago will appear on Patricia Raskin’s “Positive Business” radio show tomorrow – Friday, Feb. 25 – from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on WPRV 790 AM . More...

Town planner to speak at Chamber meeting

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will host the second in its winter series of breakfast meetings on Thursday, March 10, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Narragansett Cafe. More...

AARP offers free tax help at library

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

Library to offer chess every other Wednesday

Jamestown Chess Nights are being held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Libarary. More...

Chorus prepares for concert next weekend

The Jamestown Community Chorus will perform a concert version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” next weekend. Performances take place on Saturday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 6, at 3:00 p.m. More...

Composter, recycling program at library

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will host a master composting workshop and discussion with Robert Jackson from the URI Master Composter and Recycler Program on Wednesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. More...

Registration begins for women’s softball

Registration has started for the North Kingstown Women’s Slow-pitch Softball League for new players. Games are played at Ryan Park on Monday and Wednesday nights. The first game starts at 6:30 p.m.; the second game begins at 7:45 p.m. More...

Bingo, pasta dinner at senior center

The Jamestown Senior Center and Teen Center will host its third annual Pasta Dinner and Bingo Night on Thursday, March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Senior Center. Tickets are $10 and include dinner and dessert. Bingo games are $1 each. More...