March 17, 2016 RSS feed / About Town

Swing ahead

Fifth-grader Ella Coulter swings in the unseasonably warm weather last week at the North Road playground.   More...

Forum Wednesday on dangers of cyberspace

An expert on cybersecurity will discuss dangers facing corporations at 7 p.m. March 23 at the library. Francesca Spidalieri is a senior fellow at Salve Regina’s Pell Center for International relations.  More...

Yoga class Saturday to benefit children

The Island Heron is sponsoring a kundalini yoga class to benefit charity at 5:15 p.m. March 19 at the yoga studio. Barbara Schlubach will lead the session.  More...

Oscar nominee on tap Tuesday at library

This week’s Tuesday matinee will be “Brooklyn,” a three-time Oscar-nominated film adapted from Colm Toibin’s award-winning book. The free screening begins at 1:30 p.m. March 22 at the library.  More...

Birthday tunes

To celebrate Margaret Soukup and Virginia Richardson’s birthdays, pianist Elizabeth Richter delights a crowd of well-wishers at the senior center last week.   More...

Obedience classes for dogs begin Monday

The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor an obedience class for dogs beginning at 7:15 p.m. March 21 at the rec center. More...

Flying high

With temperatures in the 70s, Beavertail last week was unusually busy for a March afternoon. Photographers, painters, dog walkers — and even a few flying kites — packed the park.   More...

Storm drain painting likely in fall 2017

Paintings of marine animals to remind townspeople not to toss toxins into the sewers could be coming to Jamestown streets, but the first murals probably are more than a year away.  More...

Scholarships offered to graduating seniors

Musicians who play an instrument, perform with a theater troupe or sing in a chorus are eligible to apply for the Jamestown Community Chorus’s annual award. There is one requirement: Do you aspire to take your talent to the next level? More...

PCD senior honored academically

Jamestowner Max Liebhauser, a senior at the Providence Country Day School in East Providence, has been named a finalist for the 2016 National Merit Scholarship.  More...

Senior menu

The West Street Cafe is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Seniors should arrive for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3. Call 423-2658 for reservations 48 hours in advance. Friday, March 18 More...

Irish films Thursday night at arts center

Seven Irish and British selections from the Rhode Island International Film Festival will be screened at 7 p.m. March 17 at the Jamestown Arts Center. The cost is $10 at the door.  More...

Blood drive Monday in honor of veteran

A blood drive in memory of James McLoughlin will take place from 2:30-6:30 p.m. March 21 at the Jamestown Senior Center. The drive is administered by the Rhode Island Blood Center.  More...

Child volunteers are needed for Easter pails

Children are needed to help organize Easter pails at 9 a.m. March 19 at St. Mark Church. More...

Art exhibit opens at Town Hall Thursday

The opening reception for the Conanicut Island Art Association food-inspired show is from 5-7 p.m. March 17 at Town Hall.  The free reception for “Art for Foodies” on St. More...

Field trip to Boston to watch Celtics play

The Jamestown Teen Center is taking a field trip to watch the Boston Celtics April 8 at the TD Garden. The cost of $40 includes transportation and ticket.  The bus will leave the recreation center for Boston at 4:30 p.m. More...

Luck of the Irish

LEFT: Fire department photographer Jim Smith and Deputy Chief Mike Pinksaw Jr. represented Jamestown at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Newport Saturday. More...

Karate Kids

Youngsters flashed their karate moves at the recreation center last Thursday before being awarded with their white belts.   More...

Paiva Weed honored for aiding family caregivers

To recognize their work to support family caregivers in Rhode Island, AARP named Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed and five other state legislators as 2015 “Capitol Caregivers,” a bipartisan group from 25 states. More...

Getting more plants can be fun

The Island Garden

I often am asked how to get more plants. The simplest way is to plant more seeds, but not all the seeds come up. More...