Bridges founder to speak at St. Matthew’s

On Thursday, June 3, at 10 a.m., the pastoral care committee at Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church will welcome Lisa Rafferty as its guest speaker. Rafferty is the founder and executive director of Bridges, Inc., a human services agency that provides support services to individuals with developmental disabilities in Jamestown and throughout southern Rhode Island. She has worked with people with […]

Tennis tournament to be held Sunday

The Conanicut Yacht Club will host the fifth annual Roger Chase Memorial Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament this Sunday, May 30, at its tennis facility on Whittier Road in Jamestown. The tournament is open to the public and the club encourages local participation to honor the memory of Roger Chase, an English teacher at the Jamestown Elementary School and long-time island […]

Marina to offer boating safety class

Conanicut Marina will sponsor a basic boating safety certificate class on Saturday, June 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals born after Jan. 1, 1986 who intend to operate a vessel that has a motor larger than 10 horsepower are required to hold a boating safety certificate. This certifi cate is also required for anyone (no age limit) who […]

Free retirement workshop today

Child & Family and Newport Prescription Center will host a free retirement planning workshop for Newport County residents from 2 to 5 p.m. today, Thursday, May 27, at the Child and Family Community Center at 31 John Clarke Rd. in Middletown. Seminars will include “Retirement and Your Social Security Benefits,” “Medicare – A through D” and “Senior Nutrition Program.” The […]

Free day for all at Watson Farm June 5

Watson Farm, one of Historic New England’s working farms, will be open free to the public on Saturday, June 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. All of Historic New England’s 36 properties will be open free to the public on that day. Watson Farm will host a special tour and music in the barnyard to celebrate the day. Farm Manager […]

Deadline for FEMA and SBA aid tomorrow

If you’re thinking about applying for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or the U.S. Small Business Administration to help repair property damaged by the spring flooding in Jamestown, the deadline to apply is tomorrow, Friday, May 28. Call (800) 621-3362 or visit www.fema.gov for more information.

Buy a flag to support medical fund

The Jamestown Medical Fund will sell flags during the town’s annual Memorial Day parade this Monday, May 31, at an information table set up by St. Mark Church. The flag sale is a fundraiser for the Jamestown Medical Fund, which was created to help bridge the gap for members of the community whose medical costs for illness or injury exceed […]

Community Theatre to award scholarship

The Jamestown Community Theatre will present two $1,000 awards to graduating seniors for achievement in theatre and performing arts. The awards will be made on the basis of an essay – not to exceed 500 words – that describes the student’s involvement in theatre and/ or performing arts. Two letters of reference or recommendation from teachers, coaches or directors should […]

Memorial Day: A time to remember

Monday is Memorial Day. It is a festive time here in Jamestown. We observe this national holiday with an annual parade through the village, followed by a somber ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Square at East Ferry. For many of us, Memorial Day is a holiday that marks the beginning of “shorts” season. Some of us consider the holiday to […]

A lesson in safety

Members of the Jamestown Fire Dept. were on hand to host a workshop on firefighting during the recent annual “Island Treasures” Day at Lawn Avenue School. Students and teachers were able to select two workshops from a list of 22 different programs, all created and presented by islanders. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten