2009-07-02 / News


Evtimov named to RWU dean’s list

Vladimir Evtimov of Jamestown was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2009 semester at Roger Williams University.

Local garden club members win awards

Several members of the Quononoquott Garden Club won awards at the 14th annual Newport Flower Show. This year’s theme was “Glorious Green,” symbolizing the green found in plants and that which helps the environment. Eight garden clubs were invited to compete.

A yellow ribbon was awarded to Dianne Rugh, Susan Little and Anna Bernath for their entry, “A Ride From the Farmer’s Market.” The basket they designed included nasturtiums, kale, radishes, peppers, lettuce and beans, among other plants.

Artist Jillian Barber made two ceramic planters in her studio and selected flowers in the same color as the planters for her entry in the hanging basket class. She was awarded a blue ribbon for one of her entries, which contained campanula, petunia, agelonia, euphorbia and phlox. Barber’s second container received a red ribbon.

Barber also won a yellow ribbon for her creation of a container filled with hot-colored flowers, which attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Her fourth ribbon, a yellow, was won for her photography entry of a palm frond.

Marshall graduates Connecticut College

David Jon Marshall was awarded a bachelor of arts degree from Connecticut College on May 17. Marshall received distinction in biological sciences and graduated summa cum laude with honors.

Marshalls achieve dean’s list honors

Jamestown residents David and Michael Marshall, members of the classes of 2009 and 2011, respectively, at Connecticut College, recently achieved Dean’s High Honors for the spring semester.

Novis, Petrie among Pennfield graduates

Hailey Novis and Islay Petrie recently graduated from the Pennfi eld School during its 38th annual commencement in Portsmouth.

Novis was also awarded the Upper School Faculty Cup for her significant contribution to the life of the Pennfield School.

Santucci Beretta named exceptional volunteer

Joyce Santucci Beretta of Jamestown, a 1959 graduate of Salve Regina University, was honored with the university’s exceptional volunteer award during a recent reunion weekend.

Beretta, a retired Pawtucket School Department special education teacher, received her bachelor’s degree in home economics in 1959. She is an active member of St. Mark Church and is a board member of the Sargent Rehabilitation Center in Warwick. She volunteers on behalf of the university’s 50th anniversary scholarship, is a class representative for the annual fund and has twice co-chaired Salve Regina’s Governor’s Ball, along with her husband, Norman.

Turilli named volunteer of the year

Jamestown resident Steven Turilli was recently honored as 2009 volunteer of the year for the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center.

Turilli has donated his time and talents in support of many of the fundraisers held for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. He has designed the center’s marketing communications materials for the past five years and also designed a sailboat built by Dyer Boats for The Summer of Love 2, which brought in $7,500 for the center.

Turilli lives in Jamestown with his wife.

Schenck wins Silver Lion award

Jamestown resident Ernie Schenck has been awarded the Silver Lion at the Cannes International Advertising Festival, a global advertising competition. Hill Holliday, where Schenck is a group creative director, is one of the few U.S. agencies to take home a Lion and was the only Boston-based advertising agency to win an award during the entire 2009 festival.

Schenck, who has lived in Jamestown for 18 years, co-wrote (with its director Laurence Dunmore) and executive produced a website film called “Father’s Day” for Hill Holliday’s client Liberty Mutual and its website at www. ResponsibilityProject.com.

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