June 30, 2011 RSS feed / News

CIAA to hold opening ceremony tonight

The Conanicut Island Art Association will hold its opening ceremony for the juried exhibit “Icons of Jamestown” tonight – Thursday, June 30 – from 5 to 7 p.m. at Town Hall. More...

Date set for annual Fools’ Rules Regatta

The 34th annual Fools’ Rules Regatta will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the town beach at East Ferry. The cannon to begin construction of the vessels will fire at 9 a.m. More...

Notes from a carb-free life

Flotsam and Jetsam

I just finished eating breakfast. I had an omelet with eggs from Windmist Farm, fresh shitake mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, Italian pecorino cheese studded with truffles, and I finished it off with some truffle oil. More...

Ferry landing

The Jamestown Historical Society has reconstructed a permanent ferry exhibit at the renovated Jamestown Museum. More...

Teamwork is the key to having success on the sea

For Jamestowner Paul Zabetakis, racing his Swan 42 Impetuous in the 24th annual Block Island Race Week regatta is about teambuilding. More...

Next Wave wins class in JYC Summer Series

The Jamestown Yacht Club held its third race of the Summer Series Tuesday. A Class results: 1. Next Wave, Farr 395, Steve Clarke 2. Macx, C28, Bill MacGowan 3. Picante, J/109, R. Salk/J. Sahagian 4. Devocean, Swan 45, Stephen Devoe 5. More...

Run for homeless

More than 80 motorcycle riders visited Jamestown on Sunday as part of a fundraiser for the N. Providence Animal Shelter. More...

Rhode Island’s first female police chief discusses her job

Rhode Island’s first female police chief, Lt. Angela M. Deneault, will become the interim chief of the Jamestown Police Department on Friday, July 1. More...

JCC receives grant for its December concerts

The Jamestown Community Chorus has received a grant from the Newport County Fund that will help provide orchestral musicians to accompany the singers at its December 2011 concert. More...

Golf course to host charity event in July

The Wounded Warrior Project was founded in 2003 in Roanoke, Va. by a group of veterans and friends who were concerned by reports about injured servicemen and women coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan. More...

East Ferry Deli ready for the summer tourist season

The East Ferry Deli sits proudly on the central corner in Jamestown. With its spacious outdoor seating area, it is often one of the first sights that visitors to the village see upon their arrival. More...

Should dogs be permitted on island beaches?

Questions about dogs on the beach sparked debate at the June 22 meeting of the Jamestown Shores Association, and discussion was stirred after it was learned that Island Animal offered to donate a container with doggy mitts to clean up after the anima More...

Islander named chairwoman of state’s coastal council

The primary responsibilities of the state’s Coastal Resources Management Council are “the preservation, protection, development and where possible the restoration of the coastal areas of the state via the issuance of permits for work with More...

Theatre by the Sea to hold children’s shows

Newport’s Theatre by the Sea announced its 2011 Children’s Festival schedule, which features a wide variety of performances to be held in July and August. More...

Available homes reaches century mark

It’s a buyer’s market. Several of the island’s top realtors said last week real estate sales are running slightly behind last year’s levels, with 25 closings (between Jan. More...

All-male chorus needs members for concert

The Men’s Chorus of Jamestown will begin rehearsals on Saturday, July 9, at Grange Hall in preparation for its concert on Saturday, Aug. 27. There are no rehearsals and the chorus is open to males of all ages regardless of singing experience. More...

Scarves, hats needed for holiday baskets

Organizers of the Thanksgiving Baskets ask that participants begin to knit and crochet scarves and hats so that they are ready for the October deadline. Last year, 45 scarves were donated to needy island families. More...

Summer baseball camp a hit with island youngsters

Finn Gaudreau, 8, studies the infield game. He pitches and also plays shortstop, first base and third base. But he says there isn’t really a secret to making the plays. More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Dolce named to spring semester dean’s list Victoria Dolce of Jamestown was named to the spring dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Dolce is a nursing major. More...

Auditions for ‘Wizard of Oz’ set for next week

Auditions for the Jamestown Community Theatre’s production “The Wizard of Oz” will begin on Wednesday, July 6, from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. at the Jamestown Golf Course. More...

Saltwater fishing licenses available on website

With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the 2011 saltwater fishing season underway, the Department of Environmental Management reminds anglers and spearfi shers that a 2011 saltwater fishing license is needed to fish recreationally in all marine More...

Local artist gains ‘worldwide recognition’

Architectural art glass, at one time limited to traditional stained and leaded glass, is being transformed by renowned artist Paul Housberg, who has taken modern glassworking techniques and adapted them to large-scale installations. More...