2016-09-22

Where in the world?



Pam and Jack Wilkins of Buccaneer Way took The Jamestown Press to Rhodes, Greece, where they visited the Gate d’ Amboise, the grand entrance just below the Palace of the Grand Master in the Aegean Sea.

Volunteers needed to cut shrubs Saturday



Volunteers are needed to remove invasive shrubs and vines from the black cherry woodland from 4-6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 and Oct. 13 at Taylor Point. The Taylor Point Restoration Association needs workers to clear plants immediately south of the Potter’s Cove parking lot along Freebody Drive. Once the aggressive vegetation is removed, native trees can grow. Volunteers should bring work […]

Jamestowners recognized by schools, military



• Nathaniel Weber, 17, was commissioned as the battalion commander for the 2016-17 school year at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. Before their senior year, cadets have the opportunity to attend officer candidate school. Weber completed the course and was voted to the top post by school leadership. He is the son of Geoff and Nancy Weber of Weatherly […]

Maine grad lands gig teaching in Thailand



After graduating from the University of Maine this summer with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and exercise science, Alexandra Barzin is already off to her next journey. The Jamestown native has accepted a teaching position in Thailand. Barzin, who will teach English, says she’s a little nervous, but mostly excited. “I have always wanted to go on an international adventure […]

Senior Menu



The West Street Cafe is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Monday through Friday. Seniors should arrive for lunch at 11:30 a.m.Cost is $3. Call 423-2658 for reservations 48 hours in advance.Friday, Sept. 23Fresh fruit, meatloaf with gravy, roasted sweet potatoes,peas and carrots, Cobb salad, chocolate cake.Monday, Sept. 26Fruit juice, sloppy joe, spinach salad, egg salad sandwich,pudding.Tuesday, Sept. 27Lentil soup, […]

Fish stories: Reeling in bass from Beavertail



“Since the haul of bass at Beavertail, fish stories have been as thick as mosquitoes, and a person can safely divide by 10 what he hears,” reported the Newport Journal in August 1887. Perhaps the editors were thinking of the reported 72-pound striper, which old-timers say was caught in 1881 from the Beavertail rocks. In the days before easily snapped […]

Finale Monday at Fort Getty farmers market



Fifteen weeks of mostly sunny, successful shopping culminate Monday when Fort Getty hosts the final farmers market of the 2016 season. During the penultimate market Monday, a rare guest arrived — rain. Despite the weather, a steady stream of customers were squeezing tomatoes and browsing for colorful artwork. The market, held each Monday (save for Labor Day) under the pavilion, […]

Lane closures on Pell Bridge begin Tuesday



Overnight construction began Tuesday on the Newport Pell Bridge, and if workers remain on schedule, the first phase of maintenance will wrap up in late November. Day construction on the Newport span, including repairs to the bridge joints, is scheduled to begin Tuesday. The work will require periodic daytime closures of the east and westbound lanes from 9 a.m. to […]

Shores association, taxpayers to meet



Two civic groups in town will meet next week, including the Taxpayers Association of Jamestown, which will have its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the library. The purpose of the nonpartisan association is to monitor taxes and public spending. According to Rosemary Forbes-Woodside, members are encouraged to bring guests; the group wants to increase membership by 10 […]

ISLAND HISTORY



About 2,000 Jamestowners gathered at Fox Hill Farm to take a group picture, reported The Jamestown Press (Sept. 23, 1999). The portrait was taken by Onne van der Wal using a panoramic portrait camera with high-resolution film. It was enlarged to poster size so everyone’s face could be visible, he said. The idea was conceived by Mike Swistak in 1985, […]