2008-07-10 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

By Jim Munro

Forget the state's recession and the price of gasoline, it's time for the St. Matthew's parish 77th Summer Fair. That means, among many other good things, lobster rolls and tiki punch. It happens Saturday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is the church's largest fundraiser of the year. Fair Chairwoman Joan Breakell reports that the Silent Auction will feature a cruise vacation on the beautiful Arabella, art and antiques, a 17' inflatable catamaran, a weekend in New York and lots more. Gift certificates to the island's best restaurants and stores are featured in the raffle.

Joan said, "Bring the children for games and gently used toys and books and cotton candy. Browse the grownup book table for your summer reading. The White Elephant sale has a treasure for everyone just waiting to be found. Sports equipment, including an aluminum canoe, electrical appliances, jewelry and furniture will be sold. And best of all, you can enjoy the delicious burgers, dogs and lobster rolls from the grill in the shade of the Beech Tree Café and finish off with a homemade treat from the bakery or the fabulous tiki punch.

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Our Independence Day celebration was washed out Saturday and will be fired this Saturday at the same time at Mackerel Cove.

It's still not too late to feed the 'Hogs. Personal donations came in from Gretchen C. Morgenson from New York City; Susan M. Finn, Ocean Avenue; Steven and Isabel Jepson, Columbia Lane; John and Karen Benson, High Street; William and Lisa Tuttle, Seaside Drive; William F. Marsh, Cedar Hill Drive; Peter and Susan Gaynor, Southwest Avenue; John and Madonna Shannon, Columbia Lane; Mark and Deborah Swistak, Lincoln Street; Leo and Carol Cote, Deck Street; Carolyn and Donald Palumbo, Conanicus Avenue; Alena Caldarone, East Shore Road; Lynn and William Berman, Southwest Avenue; Shirley and Raleigh Utterback, Seaside Drive; Police Chief Thomas Tighe and wife Anne, Columbia Avenue; Janice Allen; Agnes C. Filkins, Bayberry Road; Norman and Joyce Berretta, Walcott Avenue; John and Judith Heelan, Standish Road; The Jamestown Women's Club; Rebecca and Dennis Gunn, Beacon Avenue; Helen and James Haas, Highland Drive; Loraine J. Spooner, Grinnell Street; Alexis and Charles Pyle of Emerson Road; Dr. Richard C. Gallagher, Whittier Road; Robert and Jean Fagan of Roswell, Georgia; Janet and John Grant, Whittier Road; Peter and Rochelle Carnevale, Westwind Drive; Catherine Wilkinson and John Rader, Alexandria, Virginia; Eleanor and John Gravdahl, Newport Street and David and Dana Long, of Schooner Avenue.

Boss 'Hog Gregg Charest sends thanks to the many individual donors who left their change in the KA-BOOM jugs at local businesses. He said, "Special thanks to the girls at McQuade's (under Trish's guidance) who have heckled us into giving for the past several months, as well as many thanks to Ilesh and Varsha Patel at Jamestown Wine and Spirits, Frank La- Pere at Grapes and Gourmet, Joy Vieira at Ace's Pizza and Scott Sherman at Jamestown Hardware for being kind enough to host the jugs."

At the Hogs' website, http:// www.rockethogs.com, there is a full list of commercial sponsors with links to their websites, as well as a complete list of individual donors. There is also pertinent information regarding parking at the beach plus first-aid information.

Very special Walrus kudos to Gregg and 'Hogs, Bob Bailey and Kerry Sheehan, for their hard work and determination to continue the big KA-BOOMS!

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Keep your eyes peeled for Snickers the Beagle missing from Wright Lane. If you spot him, call 423-3792.

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Paul Cardin of Jamestown Hardware fame was 60 on Saturday.

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Welcome back Charlie Brown and gang.

*** ...........How you can love

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Wickford Gourmet is soon to be Bagels of Wickford.

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Kudos to Conanicut Marine Services for flying that magnifi- cent flag at the marina.

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An Honor Guard at a "night to honor" retiring RIC President John Nazarian included three islanders, Diane Caswell, Nancy Goulet and Patty Vandal. The event was held on the RIC campus.

Patty said, "We were classmates of John at RICE, located across the street from the. State House. We went on to pursue teaching careers and families while John stayed on for 58 years as student, professor, administrator, and president. He was honored by many prominent Rhode Islanders that night, but he was really special to us, the Class of 1954."

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A Snapple cap moment: Frogs never drink.

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Appropriately, the color of the new dump stickers is gold.

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When you're a fan of British mystery novels you must keep your Funk & Wagnall's nearby. An Elizabeth George story introduced us to:

Pellucidly - Allowing the maximum passage of light, as glass; translucent.

Suzerain - A sovereign or a state exercising political control over an independent state.

Eleemosynary - Pertaining to alms, charity, or charitable donations.

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Be true!

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