2009-09-24

Down on the farm Saturday at Heyday



Heyday is this Saturday, Sept. 16. The Conanicut Island Land Trust will use the event to showcase its most recent acquisition – the Godena Farm. From all reports, Mother Nature is cooperating this year. The meteorologists are promising an outstanding autumn day for this classic island gathering. That means sunny blue skies with a crisp nip in the air. The […]

RE/MAX offers hot air balloon rides



On Saturday, Sept. 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., RE/MAX Bayview will offer tethered balloon rides – weather permitting – in the famous RE/MAX hot air balloon at 245 Conanicus Ave., across from the Jamestown Country Club. The balloon ride event is being offered in celebration of the Jamestown PTO Golf Tournament at the Jamestown Country Club, and all proceeds […]

Don’t miss ‘Heyday’ at Godena Farm



This Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Conanicut Island Land Trust will celebrate open space and land conservation with its “Heyday” event at the Godena Farm. Old-time games, wagon rides, fresh food, live local music and a silent auction are among the highlights of the day. Various community groups will also exhibit during the festivities.

Library book groups announce upcoming picks



The book discussion groups at the Jamestown Philomenian Library will discuss “A History of Love” by Nicole Krauss on Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m. On Nov. 16-17, the groups will discuss “Stoner” by John Edward Williams. The evening book discussion group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m.; […]

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Residents discuss historic district



Approximately 15 people – mostly residents of Lower Shoreby Hill – attended a meeting at the Jamestown library on Sept. 20 to clarify information about the possible creation of a historic zoning district in the Lower Shoreby Hill neighborhood, a move that could happen in about a year, according to Betty Hubbard. Many in attendance shared enthusiastic sentiments about creating […]

Group knits friendship with creativity



Most days, the children’s room at the Jamestown Philomenian Library is filled with a highenergy vibe of storytelling and constant motion. But on Sunday afternoons, the atmosphere changes to what can only be described as a collective group exhale as an air of serenity occupies the space. This is where a local knitting group meets to create, discuss, learn and […]

Study grant concerns Town Council



A state grant for an inventory of historic properties on Shoreby Hill sparked debate during the Sept. 21 meeting of the Town Council. The Jamestown Planning Commission last summer recommended historic district status for Shoreby Hill, where reaction from residents has been divided. The debate led a council member to raise a red flag over a recent $10,000 grant from […]

Commercial fishing Saturday with URI



Be a commercial fisherman for a day, bottom-trawling aboard the URI Fisheries vessel Cap’n Bert on Saturday, Sept. 26, and learn about the fishing industry in Rhode Island. Participants will get to help sort the catch. “We should catch flounder, lobster, bluefish, scup and a variety of other species common to the Narragansett Bay,” said Barbara Sommers, R.I. Sea Grant […]

Islander confirmed as U.S. attorney for Rhode Island



The U.S. Senate last week confi rmed a fourth-generation Jamestowner, Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha, as the next U.S. attorney for the state of Rhode Island. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed had recommended Neronha to President Obama, who nominated him on Aug. 1. Shortly after his Sept. 16 approval by the Senate, Neronha took the oath of office – […]