Anthracnose fungus affecting tree leaves not lethal

Some of the maple trees around the island appear to be turning their fall colors early this year, and some residents are already raking up the fallen leaves. The dying leaves are not a sign of a cold winter to come, but rather a result of a fungus growth attacking the plants, according to local specialists. Arborist Matt Largess confirmed […]

Audubon society hosts raptor weekend

New England’s largest raptor event is coming to the Audubon Society’s Environmental Education Center on the weekend of Sept. 9 and 10. See live birds of prey – owls, hawks and eagles – at the fourth annual Raptor Weekend. The event includes live presentations, flight programs, raptor rehabilitator demonstrations, talks by raptor experts, and many other educational activities and games. […]

Free Pawsox tickets for ballplayers

The Jamestown Baseball Association has received a limited number of tickets for the Pawtucket Red Sox game on Saturday, Sept. 2, in which they will be playing the Ottawa Lynx. Game time is 6:05 p.m. Tickets are free and available to Jamestown Baseball Association players and families on a firstcome, first-served basis. Call Tony Rafanelli at 423-3953 if interested.

Prout to hold golf fund-raiser

The Prout School will host a golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 16, at Laurel Lane Country Club. Moneys raised will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and to the Prout tuition assistance program. Registration for the annual Golf Classic begins at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. During the registration period, there will be a […]

Jamestown Yacht Club’s Summer Series Race

Race number 10, the last of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series, was held on Aug. 29. The following are the results: A Class: 1. High Voltage, Viper 830, B. Jacobsen; 2. Unplugged, Custom, S. Murray; 3. Ushuaia, J/35, S. Clarke; 4. Cat Came Back, J/120, L. Mossop; 5. USA 41, 1D 35, T. Glackin; 6. Rumours, Thom. 35, Kehew/Wood/Nann.; […]

J-22 racing results of Aug. 20

An ominous forecast gave way to sunny skies and a fresh southsouthwesterly breeze that built to 15 knots, the tide was flooding at the outset but slack by the end of racing. Race Committee Jack Hubbard, assisted by Paul, Alden and Megan Grimes, set a Race #1 course of Zp, 13P. Rhapsody got the best start as Blues eRacer hit […]

Historical society plans annual house tour

On Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Jamestown Historical Society will hold its annual house tour. This year’s tour will feature Halfacre at 170 Walcott Ave. Tickets cost $15 and will be sold at the door. Proceeds will benefit the historical society. Halfacre was owned by Miss Elizabeth H. Clark, who contracted famed architect Charles Bevins […]

Swain wrongful-death appeal pending

Expected in early September, another state Superior Court ruling is pending in the civil wrongfuldeath case against David Swain, a scuba dive shop operator and former Jamestown Town Council vice president. Swain is appealing the finding in February by a six-member jury that he was responsible for the drowning death of his wife, educator Shelley Tyre, in 1999 during a […]

Whitford works in Bristol

Barbara H. Whitford, a Jamestown resident, will be the featured artist in an art/photography exhibition at the Hope Gallery, 435 Hope St., in Bristol. The opening reception date is Sept. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. and the show will run through Sept. 24. Featured photographers will be Gloria Schmidt, Kathie Alfonso, Joseph Moscatelli, and Jonathan Juhase. At the reception, […]

Jamestown artists included in Newport museum show

For the first time in its six-year history, the Art League of Rhode Island will hold its annual members’ exhibition in its founding city of Newport. The exhibit will be on view at the Newport Art Museum from Sept. 10 through Dec. 31 and will open on Saturday, Sept. 9, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit […]