This week in Island history

Week of November 17

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago from the Newport Daily News comes from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. 100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, November 14, 1905: Mr. Patrick McCafferty has finished the improvements to the grounds about the […]

You can’t beat a system you can’t understand

Gift buying guide for men

You can’t beat a system you can’t understand Gentlemen, the “season” is fast approaching, and it is time to start thinking about that special gift for your spouse, significant other, or whatever you want to call the person with whom you enjoy spending an occasional romantic moment. Now when I say “season,” I mean that if you don’t give this […]

A promise of better service

In our business, age is important . . . for the wine, the cheese and, most importantly, our customers. We have a responsibility to the community to strictly adhere to the policy that no minor should ever be able to purchase alcohol. As you may know by now, the Class A Liquor License renewal for Grapes & Gourmet was not […]

Lions Club needs your help

It is that time of year again when the Jamestown Lions Club reaches out to the residents of Jamestown for their continuing charitable help. The Lions Club supports a number of local charities and scholarship programs. One of the most unique local charities that the Lions Club works with is an organization called “Threads of Love.” This is a group […]

More thanks

The Empty Bowls committee would like to extend its thanks to a few important people who were left off last week’s letter. They include: Kathy Sipala, Kathy Almanzor, Debbie Murphy, Isabel Jepson, Linda Cortez, Lark Goodyear, Jan Kraus, and Stephanie Pamula. Their assistance in raising the nearly $6,000 for local food pantries was invaluable. And remember, bowls are on sale […]

Spooktacular success

The Pumpkin Spooktacular was a tremendous success. We had approximately 385 spectators come and view over 170 carved pumpkins on the Friday and Saturday before Halloween. This show was the combined effort of many people. I wish to thank all of our sponsors: Ace’s Pizza, Arthur Clarke Excavating, Art’s Auto Body, Catering Concepts, Conanicut Real Estate, Del Nero Cleaners & […]

Pet pictures picked for humane society calendar

The Humane Society of Jamestown has announced the winners of its Pets With Personality photo contest. The twelve pets that will appear on the society’s 2006 calendar are: Apple Jack Clarke, Buddy Wheelock, Gumdrops and Mya Normand, Jamie Pennine, Lucy O’Donnell, Miss Daisy Casey, Murph E Good, Nellie Rasicot, Raggs Cardin, Romeow Marsh, Smudge Drown, and Yoda Donaghue. Photos of […]

Veterans Day observance

Two islanders attend Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., has announced that Jamestown residents Caleb Joseph Martin and Kristen A. Rounds have begun their studies as part of the Class of 2009. Martin is the son of David B. and Linda M. Martin and Rounds is the daughter of Christopher W. and Denise R. Rounds, all of Jamestown.

Give blood Monday

The Jamestown Emergency Medical Services will sponsor a blood drive on Monday, Nov. 21, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Holy Ghost Hall on Narragansett Avenue. To give blood, one must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in generally good health. Chorus performs in Providence Sunday The Rhode Island Festival Chorus will […]