June 16, 2011 RSS feed / News

Local soil scientist to speak at JSA meeting

The Jamestown Shores Association will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 22, at 7 p.m. at Conanicut Grange Hall on West Street. More...

Windmill opens for season on Saturday

The Jamestown Windmill will open for the season on Saturday, June 18, and will be open every Saturday, Sunday and holiday through Oct. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Secret Garden announces annual Sunflower Contest

The tradition continues. The Secret Garden this week has launched its 15th annual Sunflower Contest. The Jamestown florist and garden center located at 12 Southwest Ave. More...

Miniature medics

Children strap a friend into a stretcher during the Jamestown Fire Department’s Open House and Member Recruitment Day on June 4. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Theatre by the Sea to feature ‘La Mancha’

The Theatre by the Sea will hold a series of performances of the Tony Award-winning musical “Man of La Mancha” beginning on June 22 and ending on July 16. More...

Six of the Magnificent Seven prepare for the Babe Ruth League Playoffs

It began about eight years ago. A group of seven boys started playing Little League in Jamestown. More...

Around the horn

• The North Kingstown High School baseball team lost the deciding game to Cranston West last week at McCoy Stadium in the RIIL Division I Championship, 18-7. More...

Jamestown surgeon reaches the top of the world

The top of the world is serene, beautiful and barren, with the only sounds coming from the snow “crunching under your boots” and the wind whispering in your ears. That is how Jamestown orthopedic surgeon Dr. Louis J. More...

McQuade’s matches donations for Rocket ’Hogs fireworks

McQuade’s Marketplace announced this week that it would match all donations made to the Rocket ’Hogs fireworks fund made at the grocery store in Jamestown. More...

URI professor leads students on fish trawl in Narragansett Bay

Climbing aboard the research boat Cap’n Bert in April to trawl for fish in Narragansett Bay, the weather looked somewhat ominous, with gusty winds and threatening skies. More...

Melrose Avenue students learn about famous women

Clara Barton More...

Tickets available for JAC’s Summer Soiree

The Jamestown Arts Center will hold a Summer Soiree on July 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be an exclusive preview of “Big,” an exhibit of large-scale works by artists from the region curated by Tom Deininger. More...

Neale named to dean’s list at Maine Maritime

Hadley Neale was recently named to the dean’s list at Maine Maritime Academy for outstanding academic achievement in the second semester of the 2010-11 academic year. More...

Lawn art

An interested visitor takes a peek at the works of art displayed at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. The art exhibit was a collection of work produced by students from Lawn Avenue School. More...

Lindsay, Russo get engaged

Christina Snow Lindsay and Dr. Joel Russo of Burlington, Vt., announced their engagement on Memorial Day weekend at a party at the home of her mother, Marcia A. Lindsay. More...

Slice plans on expanding hours for the summer season

When Steve Liebhauser opened Slice of Heaven with his wife Maria 10 years ago, he didn’t have a lot of restaurant experience. “I had a background in commercial finance and theater,” Leibhauser said. More...

Longtime professor, graduate program celebrates 50 years

The University of Rhode Island will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Graduate School of Oceanography with a series of public events. More...

JHS to open summer exhibit on Sunday

The Jamestown Historical Society’s summer exhibit will open on Sunday, June 19, at the Jamestown Museum with a reception and refreshments from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

An open book

From left, first-graders Olivia Rogers, Allison Bush, Nina Kent and Gabriella Carnevale peer into a book about Egyptian pharaohs at the annual Penny Carnival held Monday. More...

Ruggiero sponsors bill for renewable energy

The state House of Representatives recently approved a package of bills to facilitate and promote installation of grid-connected and distributed-generation renewable energy, diversify the state’s energygeneration sources and stimulate economic More...

A Prout trio

From left, Jamestowners Dan Irwin, Marshall Vigneault and Christian Tiexiera played key roles for the Prout High School baseball team. More...

Devocean sails away to victory

Devocean, a Swan 45 yacht owned by Jamestown’s Stephen DeVoe, cruised to four first-place finishes in five races to take the IRC 3 class at the New York Yacht Club’s 157th Annual Regatta held June 10 to June 12. More...

All smiles

Third-grader Nolan Bush gets his face painted with a smiley face at Melrose Avenue School’s Penny Carnival on Monday. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Islander graduates law school, gets engaged More...

Wet weather is a blessing for plants

The Island Garden

With all the wet weather we have had lately, it has not been nice to be in the garden. But if you are a plant, the weather has been perfect. Damp misty rain is perfect for rooting new seedlings and helping plants to grow. More...

Senior center to hold seminar for retirees

The Jamestown Senior Center will hold the second in a series of free seminars conducted by representatives from Banker’s Life and Casualty Thursday, June 30, from 1 to 2 p.m. More...

BankNewport to hold reopening celebration

The Jamestown branch of BankNewport will celebrate its grand reopening on Friday, June 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the bank on Conanicus Avenue. More...

A special run

Sgt. Joel Pinocci of the Jamestown Police Department was selected to run in the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. More...

Island piano virtuoso gets ready to perform ‘Toccata’

Sam Hollister entered his first Piano Extravaganza when he was 7 years old; according to his parents, Steve and Marjorie Hollister, he was the youngest competitor on the stage. More...