2010-05-13 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

By Jim Munro
MANGIA! Jamestown Troop 1 Boy Scouts will present its annual highly acclaimed pasta supper this Saturday, May 15, at St. Matthew’s church hall from 5 to 7 p.m.

Proceeds go toward the scouts’ canoe trip in Maine in July and their week at Camp Yawgoog in August, plus other activities during the year.

The entree will be pasta with meatballs and sauce, and sides will be bread, salad and a beverage. The meal is topped off with your selection from the famous dessert table.

Scouts will cook the meals and wait on tables. Older scouts preparing the food in the kitchen will include Eric Archibald, Joshua Nolan, Nathanial Hopkins, Hayden Maclean, Tom Munro, Ben Normand, James Perry and Kyle Wright. Serving the tables will be Ian Archibald, Kenny and Owen Baertlein, Robert Cassidy, Truman Christie, Finn Dwyer, Ryan Geib, Jacob Hanna, Henry Pratt, Isaac Spivak, Burke and Ryan Tierney, John Waddington, Zack Neronha, Jackson Hawkins, Elliot Italiano, Conor Kennedy, James Lawless, Jacob Maguire, Joshua Masterson and Mason Kelly.

Donated items and services are coming in from the community for the popular silent auction. At this writing, donations include a four-to six-hour sail aboard the Swan 45 “Devotion,” including refreshments, exterior detailing by Woody’s World of Wax, a garment package from the Jamestown Boat Yard and an entertainment basket.

If you would like to donate something to the auction, contact Scoutmaster Jim Archibald at 423-3094, or at jim@jby.com. Scout Dillon Jackson reports that “themed” gift baskets were an auction hit last year.

Scouts are selling tickets at $10 for adults and $5 for children. If you can’t find a scout, call Scoutmaster Jim.

If you missed taking a mom out on Mother’s Day, here’s a chance for redemption.

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Dorothy Strang is back with more of her island observations, with two additions to downtown beautification:

1) Where will you find five new handsome basket-weave concrete planters, waiting for their summer flowers?

2) On what new structure will you find a magnificent new copper roofed cupola, topped by a shiny sheep weathervane?

Answers at bottom of the column.

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Congratulations to islander Phil Zarlengo, who has been elected national chairman of the board of directors for AARP.

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Dorrie Linn wrote us with some thoughts: On the Earth Day Clean-up, she asks, “Have any of the 21 Jamestown police officers ever ticketed or cited someone for littering our beautiful island? We do have laws concerning this.”

And, “For the second year in a row, I have received an anonymous May basket. It’s wonderful, but I do not know who to thank. Nice people live in Jamestown.”

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The Secret Garden is abloom with the colors of summer.

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Kudos to islander U.S. Merchant Marine officer Shawn D. Ouellette, whose informative and factual letter concerning the LNG controversy – which appeared in the Press – was also published in the ProJo last week.

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North Main Road is an abomination.

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A poser from B.J.: “At night we’d sleep ‘cause we were tired

I never thought of ever leaving Butcher Holler.”

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Mike Smith overheard me grousing in Bank Newport on Friday about people, including me, stuck on phrases like, “Have a good one,” or “Have a nice day,” and offered a refreshing alternative: “Have a good social interchange.”

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Peter Pemantell correctly identified last week’s poser as “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” and answered his own question in last week’s column. Anthony J. Miller and Elizabeth Murray were the superintendent and principal of the Jamestown School when it first opened.

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The “Voyager” of the Regent Seven Seas line will be in the East Passage on Sunday, “Summit” of Celebrity on Monday and “Maasdam” of Holland America on Tuesday.

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A Snapple cap moment: Penquins can jump six feet.

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Answers to Dorothy’s observations:

1) The planters are placed between the benches on the veterans’ commemorative green at East Ferry and replace the wellworn wooden tubs.

2) The cupola and weathervane with the sheep sit atop the new public restrooms at the Jamestown recreation center.

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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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