May 5, 2011 RSS feed / About Town

Senior center to hold seminar for retirees

The Jamestown Senior Center will host a seminar on Friday, May 27 at 1 p.m. at Grange Hall. The conferences are designed to answer questions regarding recently retired seniors and baby boomers who are considering retirement in the near future. More...

Library to hold food preservation talk

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will host “Food Preservation Basics” with Martha Smith Patnoad on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Garden club gets ready for plant sale

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold a meeting on Monday, May 9 at 10 a.m. at the home of Jill Meyer on 141 Southwest Ave. Participants will prepare for the upcoming plant sale on Saturday, May 21, and are asked to bring a spade and garden gloves. More...

Library seeks Lego donations for club

The Jamestown Philomenian Library is looking for Lego donations in order to begin a Lego Club this summer for children between the ages of 7 and 12. More...

Spring bird count scheduled for May 15

The 2011 Conanicut Island Spring Bird Count will take place on Sunday, May 15. Interested participants should arrive at the Jamestown Police Department at 6:30 a.m. Bird counters will be broken up into groups and scattered around the island. More...

Watson Farm to hold Sheep Sheering Day

Watson Farm will hold its annual Sheep Shearing Day on Saturday, May 7, from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Walk at Fort Wetherill to benefit charity

The third annual Childhood Stroke Awareness Walk will be held on Saturday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Fort Wetherill. All proceeds will benefi t the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association. More...

Temporary DMV opens in Middletown

Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles Administrator Lisa Holley announced the opening of a temporary Middletown branch office of the DMV at 999 West Main Road in Middletown. More...

Schools to hold Scholastic Book Fair

The Jamestown Parent Teacher Organization will hold a Scholastic Book Fair at the Melrose and Lawn Avenue Schools from Monday, May 9, to Wednesday, May 11. There will be books for all ages, as well as posters and school supplies. More...

Applications accepted to award athletes

The Fuzz Foundation for Dedicated Athletes, a nonprofit volunteer organization created in memory of Donald “Fuzzy” Andreozzi by his daughters Megan Fox and Rachel Andreozzi, will present the 2011 awards to one male and one female high sch More...

Island golf program begins next week

The Jamestown Education Foundation and the Jamestown Golf Course will offer a five-week golf program on Tuesdays from May 10 through June 7. June 14 and June 21 will be used as rain makeup days, if needed. Foursomes will begin going off at 3 p.m. More...

Lions Club looking for boating donations

The Jamestown Lions Club is seeking donations of usable and sellable fishing and boating equipment. Donations will be sold at a yard sale held at East Ferry on June 18 and proceeds will benefit local charities. More...

Pennfield School to hold fair on campus

The Pennfield School in Portsmouth will hold its MayFair event on Sunday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Pennfield campus. The event will include face painting, a rock wall, food, games and a silent auction. More...

Eight islanders named to Prout’s honor roll

The Prout School in Wakefield announced it third quarter honor roll. Eight islanders earned the distinction. More...

Final piano recital of season at St. Matthew’s

The Jamestown Community Piano Association will sponsor a recital with internationally renowned pianist Manabu Takasawa on Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. More...

NKHS to screen controversial film

The Jamestown Education Foundation will host a screening of the film “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture” on Monday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at North Kingstown High School. More...