Magic show tonight at library

Stop by the Jamestown Philomenian Library tonight at 7 for a magic performance by the “Great Baldini.” Children and families will use their magical powers and chant the magic word, “creativity,” to make objects appear and disappear. Audience participation is encouraged in this free show designed for children ages 4 to 12. Registration is not required. The “Great Baldini” is […]

Learn the ‘language of dogs’ at the library

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will present “Speak! The Language of Dogs,” a program focusing on basic safety and good manners for dogs and kids, this Saturday, Aug. 1, at 11 a.m. Children will learn dog-training basics and how hand signals, body language, facial expression and tone of voice can be used to communicate with dogs. Children will also learn to […]

Abate to perform in summer concert series

The Summer Concert series sponsored by the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department continues this Sunday, Aug. 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at East Ferry Memorial Square with a concert by Greg Abate, one of Rhode Island’s finest jazz musicians and an international recording artist. Abate is noted by jazz reviewers as one of the best post-Be Bop alto players […]

JSA to hold fall Super Liga soccer try-outs

In addition to the Fall Recreational league, the Jamestown Soccer Association will field three competitive travel teams in the R.I. Super Liga. The teams are: • a U12 boys team for players born between 8/01/97 and 7/31/99, coached by Jay Sisson and Jim Simmons; • a U12 girls team for players born between 8/01/97 and 7/31/99, coached by Jay Primiano […]

Storyteller for teens at library

Award-winning storyteller Katie Latimer brings an all-new show designed specifically for middleschool students and teenagers to the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 4 to 5 p.m., in the library’s meeting hall. Latimer’s show features unforgettable characters and fantastic twists and turns. At age 13, Latimer won the national storytelling contest in Jonesboro, Tenn. No registration is needed […]

Opening reception at Schock Gallery tonight

The Schock Gallery will host an opening reception for its summer exhibit tonight — Thursday, July 30 — from 5 to 8 p.m. at 47 Conanicus Ave. The exhibit features oil and pastel paintings by Cynthia Blair, Barb Hutchison and David Schock, as well as fine art photography by Kate Petrie and Pat Tuff. Regular gallery hours are Thursday through […]

Experience ‘mad science’ at the library

‘Mad Science’ will conduct Invention-ation, a program for children and their families, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, in the Jamestown Philomenian Library meeting hall. This entertaining program shows kids that anyone can be an inventor. Participants will explore problem solving and brainstorming while learning the cool stories behind the invention of everyday objects. This free program, for children […]

Former students turn out to remember Carr-Clarke school days

Back in January, when Jim Pemantell began playing with the idea of a reunion of students who attended the Clarke School and Carr School in Jamestown, he had no idea if anyone would actually show up for such an event. Last Saturday’s turnout of 306 Clarke and Carr School alumni at the Ft. Getty Pavilion offered the definitive answer to […]


Local music scene draws fans from near and far

By day, Narragansett Avenue is the scene of quaint shops, busy sidewalks and a bustling lunch crowd. As day gives way to evening, Jamestown’s main thoroughfare comes to life as home to a thriving local music scene. The average visitor might not peg Jamestown as the place to hear some of the area’s best musicians, but islanders and long-time visitors […]

Campaign to restore Jamestown treasure

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association (BLMA) has launched a three-pronged fundraising campaign in support of urgently needed repairs at the nation’s third-oldest lighthouse. The association recently held the first in a series of local fundraisers which, along with furtherfl ung solicitations, is intended to raise $150,000 for the repairs most necessary to preserve the three buildings at the site. The […]