August 11, 2011 RSS feed / News

CIAA art show on display at recreation center

“You can’t swing a cat on this island and not hit an artist,” said Ernie Savastano, president of the Conanicut Island Arts Association. “Jamestown probably has more artists per capita than any other place I know of.” More...

Keep rollin’: Islander talks about the modern-day roller derby

“This isn’t your generation’s roller derby,” said Stephanie Hryzan, who is known as Smack Gyver on the flat track. “It’s not like that,” she added, referring to the televised matches in the 1970s. More...

Jamestown Yacht Club holds season’s eighth race

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the eighth race in its summer series on Aug. 9. The results for the race were: A Class: 1. Picante, J/109, R. Salk/J. Sahagian; 2. Hidalgo, Mod Express 37, Rich Moody; 3. Next Wave, Farr 395, Steve Clarke; 4. More...

Island sailor, naval architect applies his trade in San Francisco

Sailing has been a big part of Scott Ferguson’s life since he was a youngster. The Jamestown resident got his start on a sunfish when his sister couldn’t make it to her sailing class at the Wickford Yacht Club. So he took her place. More...

Irrigating Your Garden

The Island Garden

Sunday’s rain may have spoiled your weekend but it sure did a lot for the garden. Everything is growing again and fruits like figs seem to have grown an inch almost overnight. More...

Top island spots chosen for souvenir

A new souvenir, touting Jamestown’s 10 top places to visit, has gone on sale at the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum, according to its creator Dorrie Linn. More...

FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s article – “National Grid: Turbine could cost $2 million” – Sav Rebecchi was incorrectly referred to as a “bidder” for the town’s proposed video-recording contract. More...

August is full of shows at Theatre by the Sea

Ocean State Theatre Company will welcome the Hudson Vagabond Puppets with their presentation of two classic Beatrix Potter stories – “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck” and “The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit” tomorrow &ndash More...

OHPRI reaches $4 million mark

Back in 2008, it was a perfect time for Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island to find a deal on a tall ship hull, but a formidable year to launch a multimillion dollar campaign to acquire the vessel and finish its build-out as Rhode Island’s officia More...

NK5K 2011

The North Kingstown 5k will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. This year’s race will have food, music, prizes and massage sessions. More...

FENWAY FAITHFUL

The Jamestown Teen Center took a field trip to Fenway Park on July 7 to watch the Boston Red Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles. The Red Sox hit six home runs and beat the Orioles, 10-4. More...

JCC raffle tickets being sold this weekend

Jamestown Community Chorus raffle tickets are available on weekends near East Ferry and outside McQuade’s Marketplace. Ticket holders will have a chance to win one of four prepaid gift cards, valued at $200, $150, $100 and $50. More...

Island Animal begins selling raffle tickets

Tickets for the PawsWatch Summer Raffle and Feline Fundraising Program are now on sale at Island Animal. The proceeds will go to improving the lives of feral cats across Rhode Island. Tickets can be purchased for $4 each or by books of six ($20). More...

Wetherill, Beavertail prime spots for air show

A vintage War World II Airshow featuring the Texas Flying Legends will follow racing at the ninth annual Newport Bucket Regatta on Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28. More...

Auditions for JCT’s “Oz” production scheduled

Although most of the major roles were cast in July, a second round of auditions for additional roles, chorus members and dancers are scheduled for the Jamestown Community Theatre’s November production of “The Wizard of Oz.” They wil More...