2012-02-16 / About Town

ABOUT TOWN

Reception next week for resort era exhibit

The exhibit in the back stairwell of Town Hall, titled “Jamestown in the Resort Era,” will open offi- cially with a reception on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Jamestown Historical Society basement vault at the bottom of the stairwell will be open for visitors. The exhibit, designed by Adams Taylor who also designed the land agreement document display on the first floor of Town Hall, features signs from hotels and resort buildings of the era. Period photographs from the JHS collection show the hotels and the waterfront at East Ferry between 1875 and 1930. The display was funded primarily by a gift from Trum and Sallie Richard, and a plaque honoring them will be added to the exhibit. In the vault, JHS docents will display photographs and ask visitors for help in identifying individuals in the pictures. Photographs needing identification include class pictures from the Carr and Clarke school, pictures of Jamestown events such as Fort Getty Day and the Penguin Plunge, and some formal portraits. Refreshments will be served.

Seminar on estate planning next week

A seminar on estate planning will be offered on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the

Jamestown Philomenian Library. Eric Archer, a Jamestown attorney and specialist in estate planning, will join Zeldy Lyman, development officer at the Rhode Island Foundation, for the discussion. The two will share an inside view of current estate laws and talk about what may be ahead. Wine and cheese will be served. RSVP to Donna Fogarty at 423- 7281.

Teen center schedules winter vacation hours

The Jamestown Teen Center’s open hours for February vacation will be 2 to 9 p.m. from Feb. 20 to Feb. 25. Monday and Wednesday are for middle school students, and Tuesday and Thursday the center is open for high school students. Friday and Saturday are for teens in grades seven through 12. For more information, call Debbie Tungett at 423-7261.

Internet marketing to be discussed at ’Ganny

The next meeting in the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce’s Breakfast Series will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Narragansett CafĂ©. The event is titled “Cheap and Simple Marketing on the Internet.” The guest speaker will be Todd Hampson, an independent software consultant with 20 years of

development experience. Hampson will present an overview of how to use the new media and social networking for active and passive marketing. Websites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Yelp will be discussed. RSVP to info@jamestownri chamber.com by Sunday, Feb. 19. The breakfast is $15 for chamber members, $20 for non-members.

Applications available for sailing scholarship

The Jamestown Yacht Club is now accepting applications for its Joshua Wadsworth Leonard Memorial Sailing Scholarship, which is eligible for children between the ages of 8 and 14. The award was established by Joshua’s parents, who are longtime members of the yacht club. The $200 scholarship will provide sailing lessons for a youngster who would like to enjoy the ocean as much as Joshua did. Forms are available at both the Lawn Avenue and Melrose Avenue schools, or online at JYC.org. Applications must be submitted by March 5 by mail to Jamestown Yacht Club, P.O. Box 562, Jamestown, RI 02835.

Magician will perform at library next week

Magician Mat Franco will perform on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Franco will provide a “high-energy show” complete with magic, music, spontaneous humor and audience participation. The program is free and open to school-aged children and their parents. For more information, call Lisa Sheley at 423-7280.

Knitting assistance at library next 6 Sundays

On Sundays from Feb. 19 to March 25, Susan Hoagland will be on hand at the Jamestown Philomenian Library to instruct and assist with any knitting project that someone would like help with. The classes will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be some yarn and needles available. No registration is necessary. The programs are free and open to the public.

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