June 7, 2012 RSS feed / News

ISLAND MARINE

Jamestowner William F. Spahr, son of Richard and Joan Spahr, graduated from Marine basic training at Parris Island, S.C., on June 1. More...

YOUTH MOVEMENT

Students from Melrose Avenue School show off projects that they displayed in the statewide exhibit at the Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Art Center. More...

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry now official state vessel

On May 10, Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed legislation designating the soon-to-be-commissioned 196-foot SSV Oliver Hazard Perry the state’s official Sailing Education Vessel. More...

Natalie Salk named ICSA All-American

The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association recently named Jamestowner Natalie Salk an All- American Honorable Mention. Salk, a junior at Tufts University in Massachusetts, was one of just 13 women skippers honored during a banquet last week. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

June is always a busy month for the Jamestown Historical Society. The windmill opens for the season on Saturday, June 16. The Quaker meetinghouse will have an open house on that day, also. The new exhibit at the museum opens on Sunday, June 17. More...

‘Moonrise Kingdom’ receives rave reviews

In its limited opening in the United States, “Moonrise Kingdom” received praise from many of the nation’s top reviewers. The film was directed by Wes Anderson and filmed entirely in Rhode Island, including Fort Wetherill. More...

Six films scheduled to show at arts center

The Jamestown Arts Center will show six shorts from the Rhode Island International Film Festival beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 21. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Robin Everett-Mcguirl, a cancer survivor, poses with the Press in Lake Tahoe, Nev., at mile 72 of a 100-mile bike ride for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. More...

Move to Jamestown influences artist to follow her passion

Islander’s work will go on display at Fall River exhibit

Island printmaker Jane McNally Wright’s love for the art began at an early age – but she opted for another career path. It was her move to the art-inspired community of Jamestown that changed everything in that regard. More...

Long-lost ship Endeavour located?

British ship was brought to Narragansett Bay in 1778

A fascinating 20-year journey through the history of this region took a major step forward Sunday. More...

BOB’S BUCKS

Bob’s Discount Furniture recently awarded Lawn Avenue School with a $1,000 check. More...

Summer reading programs begin this month

The Jamestown Philomenian Library invites young readers to join this year’s summer reading program titled “Dream Big: READ” – for youngsters in prekindergarten through sixth grade – and “Own the Night,” for t More...

Five charged following beach party

Police say charges were filed against five people stemming from a beach party on Hull Cove Farm Road on May 26. More...

Voters have until Wednesday to change affiliation

Rhode Islanders won’t cast ballots for about three months, but a crucial deadline looms for voters this month, according to Secretary of State Ralph Mollis. More...

Islander caps off college career

Erin Brennan graduates as record holder from UNCW

Erin Brennan is going to keep running. Brennan graduated from college May 12 with a fistful of academic and athletic honors. More...

Vendors needed for Tall Ships Festival

Due to overwhelming demand, a new vendor marketplace is available at Waite’s Wharf for the Ocean State Tall Ships Festival. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Jonathan Pickett and Christine (Bouchard) Pickett – both Jamestown residents – took a copy of the Press on their trip to Las Vegas on June 2 to get married. More...

Dutch Harbor closed for shellfish harvesting

The state Department of Environmental Management recently announced that Dutch Harbor will be closed for shellfish harvesting until sunrise on Oct. 9. Consistent with U.S. More...

Going potty for tomatoes

The Island Garden

Over the last few months I’ve been trying an experiment. I planted tomato plants in 14 different kinds of growing pots to see what pot works best. That’s two seeds per pot, and two types of each pot. More...

Theatre By The Seas offers free tours

Dana Millar of Dana Designs in West Kingston, the steward of the gardens at the historic Theatre By The Sea, will conduct garden tours on select Saturday mornings during the summer. More...