August 18, 2011 RSS feed / News

Annual talent show tonight at rec center

The Jamestown Community Chorus will hold its 22nd annual talent show tonight – Thursday, Aug. 18 – at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Recreation Center. More...

Auditions for final ‘Oz’ roles take place Sunday

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...

BIGGER FISH

Sydney Paiva, 10, with her uncle, Kirk Fadden, shows off her 4.1-pound largemouth bass that she caught at the reservoir during the annual fishing derby Saturday. More...

Bus routes for upcoming school year

Lawn Avenue School, Melrose Avenue School, North Kingstown High School and private schools

Jamestown schools (a.m.)Bus 17:23: 28 East Shore Road7:25: East Shore Road and Reece Road7:28: East Shore Road and Reservoir Circle7:30: East Shore Road and Wrights Lane7:32: East Shore Road and Bridgeview Road7:34: East Shore Road and Holmestead Cou More...

TEAM OF THE YEAR

Jamestown’s under-12 soccer team was selected as the 2011 Super Liga Sportsmanship Team of the Year. More...

Islander makes an ace at town golf course

Jamestowner Bill Westall sunk a hole-in-one on July 21 on the seventh hole at the Jamestown Golf Course. Westall used a driver on the hole that measures 161 yards from the back tee. Witnesses were Ray Sisson, Mike Cabral and Mike Smith. More...

Annual kayak race to start at Mackerel Cove

The third annual Jamestown Counter Revolution will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 8:30 a.m. at Mackerel Cove. The event is an official East Coast Surf Ski Championship open-water rowing and paddling race. More...

Tryouts scheduled for U13 boys’ travel team

The South County under-13 boys’ soccer travel team tryouts will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Tuckertown Park in South Kingstown. Boys born between Aug. 1, 1998 and July 31, 1999 qualify to tryout. Rain date will be Aug. More...

Volunteers needed at town’s emergency shelter

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser recently met with state Department of Environmental Management Director Fred Pease, Acting Police Chief Angela Denault and emergency shelter volunteer John McCauley to develop the first stage of preparation for hurrica More...

‘INUK’

Mike Magidson (sixth from left), the writer, producer and director of “Inuk,” joins children and cast members who flew in from Greenland for the screening of the movie last week at the Ja More...

Staff of senator to visit library later this month

The staff of U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse will hold a community outreach day on Monday, Aug. 29, at the Jamestown Philomenian Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to help local residents navigate the red tape of government agencies. More...

Court forces Newport to improve sewer system

Under the terms of a settlement filed recently in federal court, the city of Newport has agreed to eliminate illegal discharges of sewage into Narragansett Bay from its wastewater treatment plant and wastewater collection system. More...

Recharge in just four days

Flotsam and Jetsam

I just returned from a long weekend in Bermuda. It was beautiful. More...

Republican committee schedules deck party

The Jamestown Republican Town Committee will host a deck party on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1191 North Main Road. The event for town republicans to mingle and learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities and how to join the committee. More...

Tours of Melrose, Lawn planned for new families

The Jamestown School Department will welcome new families with an orientation on Monday, Aug. 29, at 4:30 p.m. at the Melrose Avenue School. More...

Jamestown artist to be featured in Newport

Jamestown resident Jillian Barber will have her work featured at Newport Art Festival on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Island woman gets three holes-in-one in 12-month span on same hole

She used a six iron the first time she aced the fifth hole at Jamestown Golf Course. A year and 10 days later, it was a seven-iron hybrid, and exactly one week after that it was the same club, on the same hole, playing with the same foursome. More...

Brendlinger, Sifher win round-robin tournament

Lisa Brendlinger and Allie Sifher recently won the round-robin women’s doubles tournament sponsored by the Jamestown Recreation Department. The team of Laura Theisen and Patti Clifford finished runner-up. More...

Island sailor prepares for tomorrow’s race

Jamestowner John Wayt and his boat Vixen are one of 29 registered participants who will compete in the Ida Lewis Distance Race tomorrow – Friday, Aug. 19 – at 1 p.m. at the Ida Lewis Yacht Club in Newport. More...

Pair of Jamestowners prepare for race around the island

The Jamestown Counter Revolution is a 15.5-mile race around Conanicut Island. The Aug. 27 race, now in its fourth year, attracts elite kayakers and rowers from all over the country. More...

ITHF will re-enact first tennis championship

The International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport will hold a celebration to commemorate the first U.S. National Lawn Tennis Championship, which has evolved into today’s U.S. Open. The event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. More...

Irrigating Your Garden

The Island Garden

I know what our family will be having for Thanksgiving, besides the turkey that is. More...

Newport Navy chorus looking for members

The Newport Navy Choristers are currently seeking new members in all voice ranges to sing with them for the 2011 fall season. More...

Islander and his band jam out at the recreation center

Jamestown resident Mike Larkin brought his band, the Dead Blues Society, to the Jamestown Recreation Center Sunday as part of the town’s summer concert series. More...