2009-10-01 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

By Jim Munro
While watching a presentation of the Jamestown Community Theatre, audiences are concentrating on the actors on stage. But the production would not be possible without the dedicated persons behind the scenes.

The production staff – to date – for the JCT’s production of “Willy Wonka” this November is Lisa Kerr, producer; Mary S. Wright, director; Patty Vandal and Walter Sage, music directors; A.G. Gutierrez, set designer; Lee White, costume designer; Deborah Murphy, Carol Hopkins and Mary Wright, choreography; Maia White, director’s apprentice and Maryann England, director’s advisor.

The techie crew is Madelyne Bessinger, Nathaniel Hopkins and Josh Brown.

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Add to the cast of “Willy Wonka” Matt Gibbs, an Oompa Loompa named Nestles. Also, Steve Heath has assumed the role of Mr. Salt and Annie McIntyre will play Hilda.

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Welcome to the island, Muffin and Boone.

Joan McCauley, who adopted Muffin from the Potter League for Animals, says the 9-year-brown tabby is the “absolute vision of loveliness and is the most talkative cat we’ve every had.”

Also in the McCauley home is 12-year-old Ollie, a brown tabby adopted in California. Joan says they’re getting along very well. When asked why she chose an older cat, she replied that younger cats have a better chance of being adopted. The Potter League has some 90 cats needing homes. Joan put in a plug for a male awaiting adoption named Kidden. “His markings make him look like a felon, but he’s a sweetheart.”

Boone, a 6-month-old shepherd and boxer mix, was adopted from the Potter League by Robert Mc- Cormack. Also in the household is Wyatt, a male border collie adopted from the league by Robert’s roommate a year and a half ago. “It’s working out all right. The Potter League is incredibly accommodating,” Robert said. He added that he adopted his first dog from the Potter League when he was only 10 years old.

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Island author Joseph Ciabattoni, Ph.D., MD, has announced the release of his new book, “Doctor C’s Medical Guide,” a practical reference manual for self-care. For more information, check out his Web site at www.doctorcsmedicalguide. com.

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What was a green crab, the favorite bait this time of year for tautaug, doing in the parking lot at the Jamestown library? Perhaps it was hiding. But Andrea von Hohenleiten figured it wouldn’t last long if it stayed there, so she took the crab down to the Creek and released it into the water out of sight of the bait shop crew.

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Peter C. Pemantell asks, “Where was the Spa?”

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The Kettlebottom crew boated a 165-pound blue fin tuna aboard the Stella last week. Stella and a boat from Snug Harbor were the only boats out of 35 fishing that hooked up.

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The Jamestown Community Chorus is in rehearsals for its 60th anniversary concert in December. Instead of the traditional holiday fare, the chorus is preparing a retrospective of music and life from 1949 until the present.

Not only will there be favorite classical choral pieces, there will also be a great deal of popular music from radio, Broadway and television – all the way up through iTunes. The chorus started as the Jamestown Choral Group in 1949. Founded by Rita Murray, the chorus added men from the Men’s Glee Club in 1953.

One of the songs to be performed has the lyrics: “Slide your feet up the street, bend your back, shift your arm, then you pull it back.” What is the song?

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Congratulations to 13-year-old Lawn Avenue School eighth-grader Riley Greene, who was named last week’s Newport Daily News student of the week.

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Note to NFL announcers: Let the coaches run the game. You just report it.

*** Who was Sgt. Bilko?

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Boy Scout Troop 1 has determined its leadership assignments for the coming year. They are: Nathaniel Hopkins, senior patrol leader; Eric Archibald, assistant senior patrol leader; Brian Volpe, junior assistant scoutmaster; Jimmy Perry and Dylan Walsh, instructors; Kyle Wright, Mike Brendlinger, Tom Munro and Sal Morenzi, guides; Hayden MacLean, Josh Nolan, Ian Archibald and Jake Hanna, patrol leaders; Ben Normand, quartermaster; Truman Christie, historian; Finn Dwyer, librarian; Ryan Geib, scribe; Mason Kelly, chaplin’s aide; Chris Waterman, den chief and Zach Neronha, bugler.

Kudos to all!

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The full moon Sunday will be the Hunter’s Moon and Harvest Moon.

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A Snapple cap moment: Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

*** Be true!

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Call in your stuff to 423-0383 or 829-2760 or e-mail us at jtnwalrus@ hotmail.com.

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