2011-01-13 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

By Jim Munro

Turn off those television sets and return to the wonderful era of imagination. The Jamestown Community Theatre will take you back to the days of “Baby Snooks,” “I Love a Mystery,” “Helen Trent,” and the “Shadow” who, by the way, knew what evil lurked in the hearts of men.

The JCT will be hosting a program called “Tune in to WJTN.” Local actors of all ages will learn about radio plays of the past and perform selections for a live audience in early April. Artisitc director Mary S. Wright said, “We invite Jamestowners, ages 11 to 90-plus, to become involved in acting roles, sound design, and stage-managing positions.”

Rehearsals will be under the guidance of Wright, Mary Haite and Annie McIntyre. They begin on Wednesday, Feb 2, from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m., at the Jamestown Country Club and then continue once a week through April 6. Classes may switch to twice a week towards the end.

Radio shows will be broadcast before a live audience on April 7, 8, 9 and 10 at the recreation center. To find out more, please call or email Mary S. Wright at 423-9993, ms.wright@cox.net, or check out www.Jamestownri.com/jct. Registration forms will be at the recreation center and on the website. If you wish to perform on WJTN, please call Mary Wright or fill out a registration form and bring it to Jill Goldstein at the recreation center by Jan. 26.

Henreeee, Henry Aldrich!


Kudos to Bob Van Cleef, owner of Yankee Housewrights, for giving up some of his holiday time to see that seven members of Boy Scout Troop 1 received merit badges that had to be earned before Jan. 1. The Special Centennial Merit Badge was for carpentry and had to be completed in 2010.

Bob took the scouts into his workshop on Frigate Street for two days and instructed them in completing their project and each took home handcrafted footstools. Troop committeeman Jack Hawkins assisted Bob. Earning their carpentry merit badges were Kenny and Owen Baertlein, Elliott Italiano, Jacob Maguire, Jackson Hawkins and Jacob and Josh Fisher.


Congratulations to islander Sophie Primiano, 11, a Jamestown School sixth grader, who was last week’s Student of the Week.


Elizabeth Mancini, Dave Reilly and Tom Bembenek correctly identifi ed last week’s poser as “One of These Nights” by the Eagles.

“...One of these dreams. One of these lost and lonely dreams.

We’re gonna find one: one that really screams.

I’ve been searching for the daughter of the devil himself.

I’ve been searching for an angel in white.

I’ve been waiting for a woman who’s a little of both.

And I can feel her but she’s nowhere in sight.

Oo, loneliness will blind you between the wrong and the right.

Oo, coming right behind you, swear I’m gonna find you one of these nights”

“‘One of These Nights’ is the title song of the fourth studio album by the Eagles. It was released in 1975. This song became the group’s second No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 in July of that year. The album released three top 10 singles: ‘One of These Nights’, ‘Lyin’ Eyes’ and ‘Take It To The Limit,’ that clearly demonstrated the group’s varied range of talent.”



The radio and the telephone and the movies that we know…


While you are ensconced on that warm couch watching television this winter, your idle hands could be creating warm clothing for premature or sick babies. Volunteers for Threads of Love make and donate items that are included in a packet containing a knitted cap, a day gown, blanket, a Lovie Doll and a prayer for healing. Materials are welcome and patterns are available. If you have questions, see Sandy or Marlene at the Jamestown branch of Bank of Newport. A check payable to the Threads of Love Foundation will go to purchase needed materials.

Does anyone have a serger?

Does anyone know what it is?


Be true!


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

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