October 10, 2013 RSS feed / News

Where in the world?

Scott Metcalfe and Christine Lopes Metcalfe of Union Street took the Jamestown Press on their honeymoon to the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse in Bermuda. More...

Angel in adoption

Emma Joy Galvin was recently selected by U.S. Sen. Jack Reed as an Angel in Adoption for her outstanding advocacy of adoption and foster care issues. More...

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Lecture next week on usefulness of native plants

The next speaker in the Rhode Island Natural History Survey’s annual lecture series is Tim Boland, executive director of the Polly Hill Arboretum on Martha’s Vineyard. More...

The Island Garden

End of the (not so good) season

In a few weeks we will see frost and the growing season will be over. Plants that are still in the ground can be harvested until the ground freezes, but tender plants such as tomatoes and peppers will have turned to mush. More...

Furloughed civilians return to work

After nearly a week of being sent home without pay because of the federal shutdown, U.S. Defense Department civilians who work at Naval Station Newport and the Rhode Island National Guard were sent back to work Monday. More...

Bronco sets record circumnavigating Jamestown

A new outright record and time to beat was set last week for the Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record. More...

Girls back to winning ways on court

Midway through the season, the North Kingstown volleyball squad is going all out to establish the Skippers as one of the state’s elite teams, according to head coach Victoria Tefft. “We’re doing great,” said Tefft. More...

Going for gold

Ian Hall (right) set a new record and won a gold medal at Hungary’s Nemeth Javelin Classic Invitation on Sept. 29 with a throw of 106 feet, 4 inches. Ian, 10, attends Melrose School. More...

Results from Saturday’s rec soccer games

In Jamestown’s recreational U-12 soccer division, Stearns Farm won both games of a doubleheader Saturday against North Kingstown teams. Two goals by Ryan DeLessio and another by Tyde Piccoli gave Stearns its first win of the day, 3-2. More...

On display

Priscilla Foley Blackman, a Jamestown artist who has won many awards for her unique torn-paper watercolor collages, will be featured at the library’s gallery for the month of October. More...

Island Chatter

Join in Conanicut Marine’s 2013 tautog tournament Sunday at East Ferry Wharf. It starts at 7 a.m. and weigh-in is at 3 p.m. The cost is $40 for adults, $20 for kids under 13. More...

Planners try to determine definition of buildings of value

With no clear definition of “buildings of value,” the Planning Commission last week worked to better describe what constitutes such a structure. More...

Clubhouse remains hot-button issue

Council schedules Oct. 30 meeting to look at designs

Plans to replace the golf course building are moving forward, but the site survey is taking longer than town officials originally anticipated, Interim Town Administrator Tina Collins reported at Monday’s Town Council meeting. More...

Clarke to lead Lafayette Band

The Lafayette Band of North Kingstown has appointed Bethany Clarke as its new music director. Clarke succeeds Joseph Pelosi, who recently completed his 50th year as the band’s leader. More...

Instant classic

Daniel Heifetz, founder and artistic director of the Heifetz International Music Institute, visited Jamestown last week with four college-aged musicians to work with Lawn School students. More...

Bon voyage

Skipper Dave Rearick waves goodbye to his girlfriend, friends and family members on shore at East Ferry as he embarks on his circumnavigation of the earth. More...

Chamber Chatter

The mission of the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce is to create an atmosphere of goodwill between the business community and the residents. More...

Where in the world?

Carol and Kevin Welch took the Press to Dubrovnik, Croatia, where they walked the wall that surrounds the town. More...

Straw-bale tomatoes

Last season I grew tomatoes on straw bales and was rewarded with a terrific crop. The technique is easy. If you have a greenhouse, it is a great way to get early tomatoes without going to the store. More...

Fog city fun

Islander Daniel Forster, an internationally acclaimed nautical photographer, was on San Francisco Bay for Oracle Team USA’s historic win in the 34th America’s Cup late last month. More...

Celtics clinch two seed with win over Rockets

The high-school offseason basketball league that is played at the recreation center finished its regular season Saturday. The Celtics knocked off the Rockets 70-65 to clinch the second seed and lock up a first-round bye in the postseason. More...

Final sailing hurrah around Conanicut Island Saturday

12th annual Sail for Hope to benefit Wounded Warriors

Perhaps no other boat in this Saturday’s 12th annual Sail for Hope will represent the tradition of the event better than Granuelle, a Jamestown-based Olson 34. More...

Ferguson, Lingerfelt engaged

Kirsten Ferguson, daughter of Jamestowners Scott and Kim Ferguson, was recently engaged to Chris Lingerfelt. Chris is the son of Rebecca Thomas and David Lingerfelt, both of Richmond, Va. More...

Samba, Barfly and Lynx win fall series

The fifth and final race in Jamestown Yacht Club’s fall series was held Oct. 6. The results for the race were: More...

Over-35 basketball starts next week

The Parks & Recreation Department will begin its over-35 basketball program on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Lawn School gymnasium. The league will run every Wednesday through April. There is a $2 dropin fee. More...

Men needed to guide at-risk youngsters

Islander Deb Saunders is executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters

Jamestown’s Deborah Saunders is looking for a few good men to become Big Brothers. More...

Police officers, dispatchers begin road to accreditation

The Jamestown Police Department is seeking formal accreditation under a new state program, according to Lt. Angela Deneault. More...