June 4, 2015 RSS feed / About Town

Printmaker’s work on display

An award-winning printmaker from Jamestown will explore the changing acceptance of interracial families through a series of prints at the Newport Art Museum this summer. More...

Nonprofit group needed to reap chamber donations

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce donates a portion of the proceeds from its annual Fort Getty fundraiser to a local nonprofit organization. Interested recipients can apply for the award by mailing a letter to the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce, P.O. More...

Volunteer is first woman named EMT of year

Eliza Chase, a familiar presence at the Knowles Court ambulance barn and Narragansett Avenue fire station, was recognized by Gov. Gina Raimondo as Rhode Island’s volunteer emergency medical technician of the year. More...

Deadline on Friday to enter tennis tourney

The Roger Chase Memorial Tennis Tournament will take place on Sunday, June 7, starting at 11 a.m. at the Conanicut Yacht Club. There will be a minimum of three matches for each doubles team. More...

Donate blood Monday at McQuade’s Market

The Rhode Island Blood Center will sponsor a blood drive on Monday, June 15, from 3 to 6 p.m. The blood mobile will be parked outside McQuade’s Marketplace. More...

Garden club will take field trip on Monday

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, June 8. Guests are welcome. The club asks that people   More...

Exhibit opens at arts center on Thursday

An exhibit by Massachusetts artist Dora Atwater Millikin will open with a reception on Thursday, June 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

Upcoming show will depict local scenery

The drop-off date for the Conanicut Island Art Association’s upcoming show is Thursday, June 11, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The public show is open to artists in all media, and the work should reflect scenes of Jamestown. More...

Lawn students compete in history competition

Lawn School students Fiona Eves, Emily Mikolay, Mary Baertlein, Ani Ayvazian and Kendra Smith represented Jamestown at the state competition for National History Day.  More...

Mini Monets

Students from Melrose School had their artwork displayed in March at the Newport Art Museum in celebration of National Youth Art Month. More...

Musket lessons

A member of Captain Tew’s Company demonstrates how to make musket balls from molten lava at Battery Day two years ago. The reenactors will perform at Conanicut Battery on Saturday. More...

Accidental Sisters in concert on Saturday

The Jamestown Medical Fund, Lucy’s Hearth in Middletown and the Friends of Nepal Pariwar Foundation have been chosen by the Accidental Sisters to receive donations collected at their concerts this year.  More...

Crossing the pond

Forty-one entries have committed to compete in the Transatlantic Race later this month, more than 20 more than raced in the last edition in 2011. More...

Exhibit of abstract art opens Friday at Heron

An exhibit by Jamestown artist Elizabeth Collins will open with a reception on Friday, June 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Island Heron yoga studio. She uses simple shapes, bright colors and repetition in her abstract work. More...

Re-enactors Saturday at Conanicut Battery

Re-enactors will portray the Artillery Company of Newport and captain Thomas Tew on Saturday, June 6, at 11 a.m. at Conanicut Battery off Beavertail Road. The Jamestown Historical Society is sponsoring the event. More...

Pleinairists on display this month at library

The 15th annual exhibit of Jamestown plein air painters is currently on display at the library during regular business hours. More...

Scottish ball on Friday night at senior center

The second annual Scottish ball will take place at the senior center on Friday, June 5, from 7 to 9   More...

Learn about forged paintings Thursday

The first speaker in the six-part “Art Speaks” lecture series will be Rick Meli, a retired professor who taught art history. His lecture, which takes place on Thursday, June 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Fly kites at Watson Farm on Saturday

Children are invited to fly kites at Watson Farm on Saturday, June 6, from 1 to 5 p.m. To celebrate the farm’s open season, admission is free. More...

Donations needed for church’s June festival

Representatives of Central Baptist Church are asking residents to donate unused items for their spring festival on Saturday, June 20. More...

House OKs wage hike

The House voted 58-13 on Tuesday to approve legislation to raise Rhode Island’s minimum wage to $9.60 beginning in 2016. The bill advanced to the Senate, which was scheduled to vote on Wednesday on identical legislation. More...

Tickets on sale for summer fundraiser

Tickets are now on the sale for the Jamestown Arts Center’s fifth annual Summer Soiree, its largest fundraiser of the year. More...

Students honored for academic feats

• Five Jamestown residents graduated from the Community College of Rhode Island this month. More...