2010-07-15 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

By Jim Munro
Flea treatments and golf for four are two of the varied raffle prizes to be awarded to the lucky ticket holders at St. Matthew’s 79th summer fair on the church grounds this Saturday, July 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.

Generous raffle items have been donated by island merchants. They include a $50 gift certificate from Cathryn Jamieson Salon, a gift bag with more than $100 worth of merchandise from the Conanicut Marine Store, a gift certificate from J.H. Breakell Co., a $50 gift certificate from Jamestown Designs, flea treatments from Jamestown Animal Clinic, a gift certificate for a spa treatment from Ocean Essence Spa, a flowering plant from the Secret Garden and golf for four at the Jamestown Golf Course.

In addition, a silent auction inside the parish hall will include a cruise aboard the schooner “Arabella,” a stay at a condo at Sunday River, Maine, Block Island day excursions, an oil painting by noted local artist Elizabeth Congdon, silver jewelry by nationally known J.H. Breakell Co., a onehour massage at Ocean Essence Spa, and lunch and ice cream for six at Spinnaker’s.

Winners need not be present for the raffle or silent auction to win.

The fair will feature its famous lobster rolls, and the Beech Tree Grille, serving lemonade, homemade stuffies, hot dogs, hamburgers and a tropical Tiki punch stand. There will also be delicious home-baked goods to take home.

Items for sale will include toys and books, household furniture, electronics, sporting goods, jewelry and attic treasures. Children’s games will keep the youngsters busy.

Proceeds from the annual event benefit the operation and outreach ministries of the parish.

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Kudos to three new island Eagle Scouts. Sal Morenzi’s Court of Honor was held at Plum Beach on Saturday afternoon, and Dillon Walsh and Michael Brendlinger attended their Court of Honor at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Sunday afternoon. Families and friends, plus the scouts’ fellow members of Jamestown Troop l, attended the ceremonies.

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George James, Carol Baldwin, Debra Vierra Murphy, Peter Pemantell, Ed Silvia and Jim Gallivan, who said he is “late of the ‘All-Guys Choir,’ or the ‘Boyz of Summer,’” know that B.J.’s poser in last week’s column is “Summer Breeze” by Seals and Croft. Matthew Clarke wrote, “The answer is something we sure could use with this hot weather.”

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In answer to John A. Murphy’s trivia question, Larry Lewis writes, “Not ‘til I removed the call and response patter from the lyrics of the Staple Singers’ ‘I’ll Take You There’ did I notice what I think John’s looking for as his answer. The song is an invocation to enter heaven, a place free of those with ‘smiling faces, lyin’ to the races’...likely politicians.”

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Another summer poser from B.J.: “County fair in the summer sun...”

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Does anyone know where I can get some tadpoles for my little pond?

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For criminy’s sake, put the price of postal stamps to at least 50 cents and forget about it for a while. The expense involved in two-cent jumps every year doesn’t make any sense. No wonder the postal service is in such trouble.

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How did this country get to the point where Lindsay Lohan’s middle finger and millionaire basketball player LeBron James’ decision to play for the Heat are ranked right up there with world events on the evening news?

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With the ongoing heat and humidity taking their toll on humans and animals alike, the Potter League for Animals reminds us that the inside of a car can easily heat up to 120 degrees if left in the sun for 10 minutes – even with the windows open! This can be lethal to pets.

It’s best to leave pets at home in a cool spot with plenty of fresh water. Walk dogs early in the morning or later in the evening when the sun has gone down. Beware of hot asphalt, it can burn paw pads and cause body temperatures to rise.

Use heartworm, flea and tick preventatives to protect your dog and cat against disease-spreading parasites. Ticks are thriving in this humid weather. Check your pets every time you bring them in from outdoors.

WOOF!

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The “Grande Caribe” of Blount Small Ship Adventures will be anchored in the East Passage tomorrow.

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A Snapple cap moment: India has more English speakers than the United States.

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