2008-06-05 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

By Jim Munro

There's a new dog in town. Bear, a tri-colored Akita, is now living with the Katherine O'Neill family on North Main Road. He was adopted from the Delaware Valley Animal Shelter in Sydney, N.Y., on Memorial Day weekend. The family was visiting Hartwick College in Oneonta for their oldest daughter's graduation.

"We spotted Bear at the shelter's stand at a farmers' market outside our hotel. I looked at him and he looked at me and that was it. We inquired about him and were approved for adoption later that day. His history is a mystery. He is a distinquished older gentledog. He proudly wears Jamestown tag number 641," Katherine explained. She told us that Bear is adjusting nicely and enjoys walking the beaches and going for coffee. "I told him that living on the island is being in heaven before he goes on to dog heaven."

He shares his new home with a rescue chihuahua named Lupe and two adopted cats, Aja and Blackie.

Welcome to the island, Bear! WOOF!

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With July 5 only four weeks away, the Rocket 'Hogs are less than halfway to their goal so its time to send those checks made out to the Fireworks Fund to Box 1776, Jamestown 02835.

Donations have arrived from Jeanne Bunkley of Columbia Avenue; Peter and Anne Drury, Southwest Avenue; John and Teddy Leyon, Conanicus Avenue; Betsey Outerbridge, Hawthorne Road; Andrew Weicker, Narragansett Avenue; Serena Beretta, Walcott Avenue; Nicholas Lapinski, Hammett Court; Antonia Mendes and Stephen Froberg, North Road; JAG Designs; and Island Realty.

Much thanks to all!

Send your money so you can watch the 'Hogs blow it up. Lets triple this list next week.

KA-BOOM!

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Best wishes to Lisa Kerr who has opened her Oceanside Reiki salon at 16 Narrangansett Ave. Reiki is described as a non-invasive holistic healing method.

Sounds like something we could use.

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...............where'ja get those peepers

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The Jamestown Community Farm's Phil Larson says its time to get your hands and knees dirty. "We need a push this week to get the seeds and seedlings in the fields," he said. As incentives he offers the following reasons to volunteer at the farm: sunshine and exercise, good deeds, working meditation, a teenager who needs reflection time, fresh air, producing the first gift of mankind, watching the miracle of germination, birding, enlightening the senses, comraderie and making new friends, a teenager who needs volunteer hours, Phil's coffee and Lynda's baked goods, exposure to the planting wisdom of Mike I.

"Pick one or two and then mark your calendars for a day that fits your schedule. We appear in the field at the corner of Eldred Avenue and East Shore Road across from the soccer fields on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m., and Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m., but once you see the routine you can come for private sessions. No commitment, come and go as you please. Every little bit helps and it's fun."

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Kudos to islander Justin Dussault who was honored at an awards ceremony at Bryant University on Saturday. The event conducted by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) invited the 13-yearold, a student at the Rocky Hill Middle School, after he scored well on a rigorous above-gradelevel SAT/ACT and qualified to take online and summer courses at CTY. He will be taking computer science and online advanced math.

According to a press release, CTY conducts the nation's oldest and most extensive academic talent search and offers educational programming for students with exceptionally high academic ability. CTY parallels and complements a gifted child's regular school experience.

Give Justin a big hug!

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Valen Coble is a first-year student at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport.

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It will be pasta, meatballs, sausage and peppers, Italian bread, salad, dessert and beverages Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the St. Mark Church Hall. Served up by the St. Mark Knights of Columbus the Primo Pasta Dinner costs only $8 for adults and $4 for children under 10 years old.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or better still by calling Grand Knight Dave Nardolillo at 423-2413.

Mangia!

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Add two hours on the Jamestown Newport Ferry, a home made gourmet cake, PPAC tickets, and Brown University football tickets to the list of items to be auctioned off at the Jamestown PTO's Golf Tournament Saturday, June 14, at the Country Club.

Karen Rafanelli reports that they will be also selling tickets for only the steak fry that will begin around 3:30 p.m. with appetizers. She said there are still some foursomes available. Questions? Call Karen at 423-3953.

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Bob Kinder, Barbara-Ann Mac Intosh, and Larry Lewis came up with with the correct title and band for last week's poser. It was Hey Daddy and made popular by the Sammy Kaye orchestra.

Hey Daddy I want a diamond ring, bracelet everything,

Hey Daddy you oughta get the best for me

Dee Dee Ah, Dee Dee Ah

Hey Daddy I look swell in sable, clothes with Paris labels,

Hey Daddy you oughta get the best for me

Dee Dee Ah Dee Dee Ah

Larry added that it was a 1941 hit written by jazz pianist Bobby Troup who also came up with Route 66, "a tune likely still performed by bands at the Ganny." Troup was married to singer Julie London.

Steve Van Sciver offered Santa Baby as the title. No cigar Steve but it will make a good future poser.

Swing and sway with Sammy Kaye!

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A Snapple cap moment: Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.

*** Be true!

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Call in your stuff for this column to 423-0383 or 829-2760. You can e-mail us at jtnwalrus@ hotmail.com or drop your items off at the Jamestown Press office.

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