March 29, 2012 RSS feed / News

‘Moonrise Kingdom’ will open Cannes Film Festival

The Rhode Island Film & TV Office recently announced that Wes Anderson’s feature, “Moonrise Kingdom,” which was shot entirely in Rhode Island, will open the prestigious Cannes Film Festival on May 16. More...

LAZY SPRING DAY

Travis and Jennifer Godwin were enjoying the beautiful weather Friday afternoon with neighbors and friends in the front yard of their rented house on Mount Hope Avenue. More...

Booze at farmers markets?

Before long, customers roaming the stands of the state’s everpopular farmers markets may be able to grab a brew or purchase a bottle of wine straight from the local vineyards. More...

Organizers of farming forum ‘impressed with the enthusiasm’

Goal of the evening was to educate younger generation about farming

Members of the Jamestown farming community, along with visitors from Aquidneck Island, met at the Jamestown Philomenian Library recently to trumpet the virtues of local farming, and to encourage young people to get involved in agriculture. More...

Pair of Jamestowners will tickle the ivory this weekend at URI

N.K. student Sam Hollister and URI sophomore Alex Gorelick will play piano

Two islanders will showcase their talents at this weekend’s 10th annual Piano Extravaganza! Festival at the University of Rhode Island. More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Jamestowner named student of the month The North Kingstown Rotary Club recently named Jamestown resident Matthew Rafanelli the North Kingstown High School Student of the Month for March. More...

A relatively civilized backyard

The Island Garden

I was out early yesterday morning to find two big old – well, maybe not so old – raccoons picking up seeds around my bird feeders. That made me wonder just what else runs around my garden and yard at night. More...

Volunteers needed for Tall Ships festival

Ocean State Tall Ships has launched its volunteer-recruitment campaign, beginning with a reception and sign-up event on Friday, March 30. More...

Deadline Saturday to file annual business reports

Secretary of State Ralph Mollis is reminding business owners that state law requires them to file annual reports with his office by Saturday, March 31, or face penalties. More...

Island acupuncturist says technique helps boom the ‘qi’

According to Jamestown’s Dr. Alex DeMolles, anyone can benefit from the method

Dr. Alex DeMolles is an acupuncturist who has been living in Jamestown for 34 years. He grew up in Providence, and after graduating from Central High, he attended the Community College of Rhode Island. More...

Panel mulls economic development plan

Home-based businesses has turned town into more than just a waterfront

Jamestown’s economy has seen a surge in home-based businesses, according to Town Planner Lisa Bryer, who said that there are many more parts to the town’s economy besides the waterfront and downtown businesses. More...

Last week to advertise in phonebook

The Jamestown Women’s Club and the Jamestown Press are preparing to publish the 2012 edition for the Jamestown Telephone Directory. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Birute “Billie” Cabral (center) was all bundled up with her niece and nephew, Eve and George Butrimas, while in Lithuania’s capital city of Vilnius. More...

SLAM DUNK

Members of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church hold food that they collected during the church’s March Madness basketball games. More...

Residents get first mass emergency call

Jamestown residents with listed numbers got the first taste of the town’s new emergency notification system Monday when a mass call was sent out to islanders telling them to be on the lookout for a 40-year-old woman driving a red Mitsubishi nea More...

Boys’ track team has high expectations for indoor season

4 islanders, including N.K. record holder Ben Stewart, will help team this spring

Jamestown’s Ben Stewart is blazing a trail for the North Kingstown High School boys’ outdoor track team, according to Charles Breagy, the Skippers’ head coach. “He’s our top guy,” Breagy said. More...

Livingston Taylor comes to Newport

Livingston Taylor, the popular folk singer-songwriter, will perform at the Casino Theatre on the property of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport on Saturday, April 7, at 7:30 pm. More...

Freshwater fishing season starts April 14

The Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish & Wildlife recently announced that the 2012 trout and general freshwater fishing season will begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 14. More...

Jamestown Senior Center menu

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3.

Thursday, March 29Garden salad, chicken and broccoli Alfredo over penne pasta,garlic stick, mandarin oranges, turkey and cheese on wheat breadFriday, March 30White clam chowder, potato-crunch pollock, french fries, coleslaw,peaches, chicken salad on More...

Senates passes bill that will benefit small farms

Contrary to popular belief, there aren’t enough fish in the sea. More...

Paiva Weed asks Congress to fully fund investment act

The Rhode Island Senate recently passed a resolution introduced by Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed calling on Congress to fully fund the Workforce Investment Act. More...

CONANICUT COLORS

Spring is here, and proof can be seen in the front of the Jamestown Recreation Center, where vivid yellow and purple flowers greet rec center visitors. PHOTO BY CHRIS POWELL More...