August 2, 2012 RSS feed / News

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Karl and Anna Seelig of Deck Street took the Press with them last week to Old Town Tallinn in Estonia. More...

Art exhibit will open at Gilbert Stuart Musuem

A new art exhibit will be displayed at Gilbert Stuart Museum on Friday, Aug. 10, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. in the museum’s meeting room. The opening to the show will include wine and cheese. Attendance is by donation. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Josh Neronha took the Press with him to Acadia National Park in Maine. Behind him is Jordan Pond. More...

Federal grants available for towns, marinas

The state Department of Environmental Management recently announced that proposals are being accepted all month for boating infrastructure grants for facilities and associated infrastructure that provide stop-over and tie-up opportunities for transie More...

Sailing foundation keeps the bay busy

CISF offers slew of camps and programs at Fort Getty

The Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation has been around for 11 years now, but recently some new programs have been added that serve to further integrate the organization into the community that surrounds it. More...

WET WEEKEND

More than 35 islanders made the swim from Newport to Jamestown in Saturday’s Save the Bay swim, including (from left) Margot and Joe Janson, Trice Kilroy, Onne van der Wal, Jean and Victor Lamb More...

Next Wave, Chairman Arafat both victorious

The Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series held the seventh race of its summer series on July 24. The results were (boat name, boat type, skipper’s name): More...

Teaching assistant retires from post after 25 years

Mim Munro worked in the kindergarten at Melrose

Come September, Melrose Avenue School will be missing a familiar face. Longtime teaching assistant Mim Munro, who spent the last quarter century at the elementary school, retired earlier this summer. More...

Boat rentals seemingly smart business in island community

East Ferry new home to Adventure Watersports

This summer Jamestown has gone from being a place without any options when it came to renting kayaks or paddleboards, to a place with two businesses that can handle people’s watercraft needs. More...

School panel approves more hiring of teachers

Also, committee endorses bids for upgrades to schools

The School Committee at its July 26 meeting approved the superintendent’s recommendations to hire four new teachers. Chairwoman Cathy Kaiser, along with committee members Sav Rebecchi and B.J. Whitehouse, voted to approve the new hires. More...

Science teacher wins trip to San Diego for technology fair

Kelly Grennan Smith is an educator in East Greenwich

Earlier this year hundreds of teachers entered a contest sponsored by TeachersFirst to win the opportunity to attend the annual International Society for Technology in Education conference that took place in San Diego at the end of June. More...

Tall ship arrives in Newport tomorrow

The Coast Guard cutter Eagle, a three-masted sailing barque with 21,350 square feet of sail, arrives in Newport on Friday, Aug. 3. Eagle is the only square-rigged sailing ship in United States government service. More...

Fred Astaire imitator comes to Newport

Jon Petersen will perform on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Casino Theatre at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport. The show will benefi t the Visiting Nurse Service of Newport and Bristol Counties. More...

Newport Storm will hold luau at Ft. Adams

The 14th annual luau to benefit the Fort Adams Trust will take place on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Fort Adams State Park in Newport. More...

COUNT COINS

BankNewport officials – along with their mascot, Count Coins – present a $2,500 donation to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. More...

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

Four free lantern-making workshops at the Jamestown Arts Center culminated in a lantern parade Sunday night. The workshops were taught by Colorado artist Steve Ward and open to kids of all ages. More...

9-year-old breaks AAU javelin record

Ian Hall sets the mark on his first throw of the event

Jamestown’s Ian Hall will have an easy-peasy time when his teacher asks how he spent his summer vacation. More...

Fools’ Rules Regatta just one week away

The 35th annual Fools’ Rules Regatta will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, on the town beach at East Ferry. The rain date will be Sunday, Aug. 12. More...

HIGH-TECH ROOF

A worker (top photo) installs solar shingles Tuesday at a new home on Clinton Avenue under construction by local builder M.F. Smith & Associates. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The big Jamestown Historical Society event in August is our annual meeting on Thursday, Aug 9. The business meeting in the meeting room of the Jamestown Philomenian Library will start promptly at 7 p.m. More...