2011-04-21 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

By Jim Munro

Dr. Carla Vaccaro will join the Jamestown Family Practice on Aug. 1. A board certified family practitioner, Dr. Vaccaro is currently practicing in Chelmsford, Mass., and Tewksbury, Mass., and is affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. She is the recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award that recognizes doctors who have made a difference in the lives of their patients.

Dr. Vaccaro graduated from Princeton University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Her family “practice” experiences have not been limited to her patients. Dr. Vaccaro is married and has three children. Dr. Joseph England said, “We’re lucky to have her. She’s a nice lady.” Dr. Vaccaro will be taking appointments in July. Welcome to all the Vaccaros. *** Kudos to Alyson Yeomans and Ashley Britton for their great efforts in raising funds for the Japanese earthquake victims.

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I can’t believe there were no takers on last week’s poser. The lyrics are from “Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)” written by Bob Hilliard and Carl Sigman and recorded in 1947 in Los Angeles by the Andrews Sisters with Danny Kaye and Vic Schoen & His Orchestra.

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Ditto Beej’s query. The answer is “Paint Your Wagon” by Lerner and Loewe.

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Linda Hull of South Kingstown joins the banana bunch for the April 7 poser.

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Earlier this month the island’s Boy Scout Troop 1 with 10 scouts and four adult leaders traveled to Mount Monadnock State Park in New Hampshire. Henry Pratt, troop scribe, reports that they hiked the 3,166 feet to the summit, a trip that took two and a half hours.

“The terrain varied from separate parts of the mountain, the last quarter being the hardest with many rocks and snow,” Henry said. “At the top we could see many nearby mountains, including Mt. Washington. Everyone also had a great time camping.”

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Some movie critics dubbed this 1961 movie “I Was a Teenage Jesus” because the role of Christ was given to teen idol Jeffrey Hunter. What was the movie?

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Wanna buy a duck?

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The Easter Bunny will be getting up early Saturday morning to get into his Easter mode by hiding goodies at the school fields. The Jamestown Women’s Club invites island students to the fields at 10 a.m on April 23 to find out where the bunny has left stuff. Pre-kindergarteners through fourth grade will be grouped by grade, and an egg toss will be held for fifth and sixth graders. Prizes will be awarded in each group and children are asked to bring along a basket. In the event of rain, the Easter Bunny will have done his thing at the recreation center. Questions? Call 423-0025.

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Why bother with a “season?” The NBA should just open with the playoffs.

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Island veteran actor Ed Silva is alerting young actors that if they don’t have access to the Internet they may be losing out on casting calls. He said “Moonrise Kingdom,” the Wes Anderson movie that is in part going to be filmed in Jamestown this summer, recently put out a casting call for pre-adolescents and children that was announced only on the Internet. He said that there are people who would have participated had they known.

If you missed out on the casting call, he suggests sending a headshot or best photo, along with personal information (height, weight, age, eye and hair color, along with any prior experience and phone number) to L.D.J. Casting, PO Box 9666, Warwick, RI 02889.

Ed said that previous experience is not necessary. “I’d like to see everyone who is interested have just as good a chance as anyone else to participate,” he said. “I wish everybody the very best of luck. Way to roll!”

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With the bare look of the lower avenue, one shop owner said when she comes to work in the morning she feels like she forgot to put on her clothes.

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Poser: A novelty dance created in San Francisco in 1952 urged participants to;

Dance this new creation

It’s the new sensation

Let’s all join in the fun

Father, mother, son

What is the dance?

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Happy Easter!

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Be true!

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

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