August 4, 2011 RSS feed / News

Renowned weather dog to make appearance on the island

If you’re wondering about the change from the cold, wet miserable spring to the summer full of blue skies, there is an explanation whispered among meteorologists. More...

World class: Summer resident Tobin Heath shines for the World Cup team

United States women’s national soccer team midfielder Tobin Heath has been a summertime Jamestowner since birth. “I have traveled all over the world and I can honestly say that Jamestown is my favorite place,” said Heath, 23. More...

Fishing derby for kids next week at reservoir

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...

15-mile kayak race to begin at town beach

The third annual Jamestown Counter Revolution – an open-water rowing and paddling race – will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Mackerel Cove at 8:30 a.m. This year’s race will be an official East Coast Surfski Championship event. More...

South County’s U-15 team to hold tryouts

The South County under-15 boys soccer travel team tryouts will be held at Tuckertown Park in South Kingstown on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. All boys born between Aug. 1, 1996, and July 31, 1997, will be allowed to tryout. More...

PHILLIE FANATIC

Noah Swistak, the son of islanders Mike and Paula Swistak, was able to participate in the opening pitch ceremony at the July 31 Philadelphia Phillies game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. More...

GOOD LUCK

May Morris, left, and Judith Anderson, right, sell raffle tickets last week at East Ferry for the Jamestown Community Chorus. More...

Worth the labor

The Island Garden

I was digging fingerling potatoes Saturday, sweating in the heat, but looking forward to enjoying the potatoes done in a cast-iron pan on the grill after being doused with olive oil and chopped rosemary. More...

BUYING LOCAL

Last week, Chizu and James Kraska stop by the Jamestown Community Farm to pick up some fresh vegetables. The stand is open on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. More...

Local leaders announce innovate ocean plan

NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., joined Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and other national and state leaders to recognize the pioneering Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan. More...

Portrait, landscape artist schedules his gallery’s grand opening

David Schock, a Wakefield resident who has been illustrating his thoughts on paper since he had a comic book (“The Destroyers”) published as a 16-year-old in the late 1970s, is enamored with the beauty of Jamestown. More...

‘Reggae at the Beach’ upcoming at Fort Getty

“Reggae at the Beach” will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 2 to 10 p.m. at Fort Getty. Tickets are $40 and the event is 21+. Three bands will perform and food, wine and beer are included in the ticket price. More...

Film festival screening to be held at island arts center

The 15th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival will take place from Aug. 9 to Aug. 14 and for the first time in the festival’s history, films will be screened at the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

ACES

For the second week in a row, Ning Gotauco of Blueberry Lane shot a hole-in-one on the fifth hole of the Jamestown Golf Course. More...

Fools’ Rules Regatta to take place at East Ferry

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...

CISF offers free sailing lessons at Fort Getty

The Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation will offer free sailing lesson on Wednesday, Aug. 10, and Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fort Getty. More...

Islander and his small crew prepare for Ida Lewis Distance Race

On Friday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m., a fleet of sailboats will set off from a point off Fort Adams for the seventh edition of the Ida Lewis Distance Race. More...

Former basketball pro opens IT franchise

Fast-teks On-Site Computer Services, a nationwide company created to solve computer security, provides highly trained and skilled computer technicians on an as-needed basis to perform on-site services. More...

The circus in the yard

Flotsam and Jetsam

There is at least one bunny – and possibly more – that lives in our front-yard garden. I say possibly more because they all look alike and I can’t tell if I am seeing the same one or one of its siblings. More...

Master dog trainer to hold demonstration

Author and master dog trainer Brian Kilcommons will present a lecture and demonstration Monday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Behavior and Training Center at the Potter League for Animals in Middletown. More...

School essentials given to needy in Newport

President of the Senate M. Teresa Paiva Weed recently presented colorful sackpacks containing essential school supplies as part of the 2011 National Backpack Program in partnership with the National Foundation for Women Legislators. More...

Library to hold pair of sign language courses

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will sponsor two free 10-week sign language classes taught by Gemma Guinguing, starting Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Sign-ups begin Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the library. More...

Osprey trio prepare for the unsure future that lies ahead

The osprey couple that calls the videotaped nest in Marsh Meadows home has added three more feathered family members to its clan – after a 43-day incubation, the trio was hatched on June 24. More...