2012-01-19 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

BY JIM MUNRO BY JIM MUNRO Welcome to the island three new cats adopted from the Potter League for Animals in Middletown. Nick DiGiando has two of them, Hunter and Percy, both 1-year-olds, at his shop at Atlantic Lawn & Garden on Narragansett Avenue. He said they are getting along well and Hunter is keeping down the rodent activity in the area. “It’s better than mouse traps all over the place,” Nick said.

Hanne Calcina has adopted 3-month-old Zelda who has moved in with her other cat, 17-year-old Rudi. Zelda was brought home on Christmas Eve and Hanne said the two cats are just beginning to be friends. “Zelda was the best Christmas present. I’m very happy,” she said.


We note that God has been thrown out of Cranston High School West. What’s next?


Received an email from island percussionist Aaron Cote who for the past five months has visited some 20 countries playing with a jazz trio for the Holland America Cruise Line. “We worked every single day, playing an average of about 45 songs a night for five hours. Starting in Italy, I toured numerous historical sights and countries in the Mediterranean region before sailing across the Atlantic where the Caribbean became home.”

Aaron Cote has spent the past five months touring the world with a jazz trio aboard the Holland America Cruise Line. He has visited over 20 countries and plays an average of 45 songs each night over five hours. Aaron Cote has spent the past five months touring the world with a jazz trio aboard the Holland America Cruise Line. He has visited over 20 countries and plays an average of 45 songs each night over five hours. Upon his return home, Aaron will again offer individual and group music lessons with the addition this time of the Caribbeanfl avored steel drums. He can be reached at cotepercussion@hot mail.com and after Jan. 25 on his cell at 662-2174. *** Elizabeth Mancini says last week’s poser lyrics are from Elton John’s “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.”

Don’t let the sun go down on me,

Although I search myself, it’s always someone else I see,

I’d just allow a fragment of your life to wander free,

But losing everything is like the sun going down on me.


The North Kingstown High School Art Show 2012 is underway through Feb. 1 at the Jamestown Arts Center. The show features the work of some 70 teen artists.


Automated phone calls are driving me nuts!



I ought to cross you off my list,

But when you come knocking at my door,

Fate seems to give my heart a twist,

And I come running back for more.


An after-school language experience entitled “A Taste of China” will be presented on Wednesdays for eight weeks beginning Jan. 25 at the Melrose School. Level I will be from 2:35 to 3:30 p.m. and Level II from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. The Yang Yue Chinese Learning Center will provide an opportunity to experience a taste of the language and the Chinese culture. The cost will be 90 yen – whoops – $90 for the eight weeks.


The Melrose School is in need of Legos donations for its aspiring future construction engineers in the After-School Enrichment Program.


For you movie buffs of a gentler time when all movies weren’t made for teenagers, what sad newly divorced guy did Cecily and Gwendolyn Pigeon fail to cheer up?


From Wendy Gladding: “I just wanted to clarify the information that Barbara Szepatowski provided about the injured dog. I was caring for the dog for a friend who was not able to care for him at the time. He was hit by a car in front of my house but he miraculously doesn’t have any broken bones at all. He is back at home with his family in Providence and he is doing fine. The choice to treat him was not driven by cost. Why would the town become involved with raising money for a private party? Is Barbara the ACO now? I was under the impression that the town eliminated the animal control officer’s position.”


Saturday, Jan. 21, is International Sweatpants Day and National Hug Day.

Monday, Jan. 23, is the Chinese/ Lunar New Year 4710, the Year of the Dragon.

January is National Eye Care Month, National Volunteer Blood Donor Month and National Book Month.


Be true!


Call in your stuff to 829-2760 or 423-0383, or email me at jtnwal rus@hotmail.com. Thank you.

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