May 19, 2011 RSS feed / News

Garden club prepares for annual plant sale

Gifts that keep on growing will arrive at East Ferry for the Quononoquott Garden Club’s annual plant sale on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

Republicans look for committee candidates

The Jamestown Republican Town Committee is seeking candidates who are interested in running for School Committee for this year’s offyear election to be held Nov. 8. More...

Save the Bay’s annual meeting tonight

The 41st annual meeting for Save The Bay will be held at the Easton’s Beach Rotunda on Memorial Boulevard in Newport tonight – Thursday, May 19 – from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Two-part seminar scheduled at library

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will hold a two-part seminar on resume writing and interviewing with Patrick Lennahan on Tuesday, May 31, and Tuesday, June 7, at 7 p.m. in the library meeting hall. More...

High school quartet to play at library

The Quaker Notes Quartet will perform at the Jamestown Philomenian Library meeting hall on Sunday, May 22, at 3 p.m. More...

New management brings changes to PAC Club

Change is in the air at the Portuguese American Citizens Club, according to Joe Pokraka, the club’s new manager. More...

Apple of your eye

Finn Dwyer, left, with Alex Horley, help plant an apple tree on the northwest corner of Godena Farm. Thirty trees were planted on May 1. More...

Around the horn

• Senior Eric Holtzman was named to the 2011 Golden Dozen. More...

The puppy conflict

Flotsam and Jetsam

It’s not often that I am stuck between two opposite opinions on any topic. If I’m asked for my thoughts on something, I either have a strong opinion or I just don’t care. More...

Former Jamestowner pens book with surprising twist

In case a reader thinks that no one writes ripping yarns of the sea anymore, John Lawless is ready to disprove that. More...

Save the Bay to hold weeklong camp

Save the Bay and the Jamestown Education Foundation will offer a weeklong boat-based camp for students entering middle school. More...

Bay Voyage’s new chef hopes to work with local farms

There have been some changes made at the Bay Voyage Restaurant this year. The restaurant is part of the Bay Voyage Inn & Resort, which is owned by Wyndham Vacation Resorts. More...

Town unveils sodar at wastewater treatment plant

State Rep. Deb Ruggiero, along with Jamestown officials, were on hand Tuesday for the unveiling of a sodar, which was erected at the Taylor Point wastewater treatment plant in order to determine if it is an efficient location for a wind turbine. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

From left, Duana Hodges, with parents Bill and Morna Bucklin, stand on a deck at Coral Rhapsody, overlooking Coral Bay on St. John, an island that is part of the U.S. Virgin Islands. More...

Chamber offers scholarship to residents

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will award a $1,000 scholarship to a Jamestown resident who plans to take business courses for career advancement or for graduating high school seniors who plan a course of study in business. More...

Arts Alive

Teacher Jan Kraus helped students at Melrose Avenue School prepare for the 10th annual student art show to be held tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the school. More...

An egg-cellent day

Mark Swistak, sitting on the Easter Bunny’s lap, gets his basket ready for the Easter Egg Hunt at the recreation center. With Mark, from left, are Evan, Brett, Ryan and Kate Maloney. More...

Officers elected for Republican committee

The Jamestown Republican Town Committee elected its offi cers for 2011. Amy Gallagher was re-elected chairwoman, Blake Dickinson was elected vice-chair, Rob Gallagher was re-elected treasurer and Anthony Mastrostefano was elected secretary. More...

Greene no more: Island standout wins Rookie of the Year

In colleges and universities around the country, student-athletes from Jamestown are winding down their freshman year. More...

JAC announces summer classes for kids

The Jamestown Arts Center will hold its first session of weeklong summer courses, which will begin on July 18. The instructor is Natalie Squillante and the fee for each course is $160. More...

Emma Vogel wins JCC’s annual music award

The Jamestown Community Chorus presented its fifth annual music award to Emma Vogel on May 8 at the “Spring Fling” concert at Central Baptist Church. More...

Ferry to Newport begins holiday weekend

The Jamestown Newport Ferry service between Jamestown village, Rose Island, Fort Adams and Newport Harbor begins Memorial Day weekend. Veterans ride free from May 28 to 30. More...

Jamestown Senior Center Lunch Menu

The center is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. More...

Council restores Charter Review Committee

The Town Council this week restored its Charter Review Committee for a review of voting procedures at Financial Town Meetings, even though there might be a limit to what the council can do in response to recommendations from the panel. More...

Auditions Saturday for youth talent show

Auditions for the youth talent show will be held at the Jamestown Recreation Center from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. Appropriate acts include bands, rappers, musicians, artists, comedians and other entertainment. More...