July 28, 2011 RSS feed / News

Paiva Weed, Ruggiero help create energy board

Legislation passed by the General Assembly to create a renewable energy coordinating board for Rhode Island has been signed into law by the governor. More...

SUMMER STUDENTS

Island children take a break from the hot weather and relax in the Jamestown Arts Center instead. More...

Library announces upcoming film titles

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will begin family movie day on Monday, Aug. 1, with a screening of “A Shine of Rainbows” at 6:30 p.m. The movies if rated PG. More...

Six islanders prepare for military-style obstacle course

Jamestowners Beth Babbitt, Chris Hodrick, Diane Hodrick, Katie Marquis, Wendy Regan and Sam Pease are among those scheduled to participate in Rhode Island’s first ever military-style obstacle challenge on Aug. 13. More...

ISLAND ACE

Ning Gotauco shot a hole-in-one on the fifth hole at Jamestown Golf Course on July 26. The hole plays 130 yards from the back, and 100 yards from the women’s tees. More...

Annual fundraiser next month at town farm

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will host Tuscan Night on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Jamestown Community Farm. There will be live music by Slippery Sneakers, a Cajun zydeco roots band. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Press Photographer Andrea von Hohenleiten – sporting a Jamestown Fire Department shirt – visited Seattle on vacation recently. More...

Arts and crafts group invites women to join

The Sewing, Arts and Crafts group reminds women that it meets on the first, third and fourth Monday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Jamestown Senior Center. The meetings are free and open to women of all ages. More...

Theatre by the Sea to perform ‘Hairspray’

The summer season continued last night at Theatre By The Sea with performances of the Broadway sensation “Hairspray,” and many more shows of the hit show are upcoming. More...

Foundation seeks island families to host foreign exchange students

The American Institute for Foreign Study Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity headquartered in Stamford, Conn. The organization was established in 1967 with the help of late Sen. Robert Kennedy. More...

Aquaculture movement trying to catch on in Jamestown

In 1911 the farm gate value – which is the net value of a product after marketing costs when it leaves the farm – of Narragansett Bay oysters was $135 million. More...

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Jamestown resident Brittany Semco, far right, was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisees of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. More...

Gilbert Stuart Museum to raffle off quilt

The Gilbert Stuart Museum is raffl ing off a twin-sized handcrafted quilt to help defray the cost of crucial repairs to its fishladder dam. The quilt is fashioned from summery fabric and quilted in a hummingbird pattern. More...

Island educators teach a different kind of summer school

It’s not summer school in a traditional sense. Extended School Year is both a federal- and state-mandated program, part of the legislation found in the U.S. Individual Disability Education Act. More...

Local chef up to challenge on ‘Rocco’s Dinner Party’

The British are admired for almost everything except their cuisine. That’s just part of the difficulty that faced Jamestown’s Kevin Gaudreau. More...

Around the horn

Striper club schedules annual fishing derby The Jamestown Striper Club will sponsor its annual kids fishing derby on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the North Main Road reservoir, rain or shine. More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Six eighth-graders win animal essay award More...

Auditions for annual talent show announced

The Jamestown Community Chorus will hold its 22nd annual talent show – “Summer Nights” – on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Recreation Center. Auditions for the talent show will be held on Monday, Aug. More...

The importance of mulch

The Island Garden

Weeds, weeds and more weeds: That’s the big news for gardeners. The warm weather, occasional rain and damp fogs have all contributed to a bumper crop of weeds. More...

Group of boys vow to keep the island clean this summer

If Jamestown looks like the town the litterbugs forgot, thank the Youth Litter and Conservation Team, according to Bonnie Jamison, in her 13th year as coordinator. More...

Ruggiero gives $1,000 grant to arts center

State Rep. Deborah Ruggiero has secured a $1,000 legislative grant for the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

Busy summer days upcoming at the community farm

Despite the scorching hot weather recently, it has been a productive year thus far at the Jamestown Community Farm, according to Bob Sutton. More...