2012-12-27 / News

Island Chatter

BY STEPHANIE HEELAN COTSONAS

North Kingstown High School held its fall sports awards earlier this month and a bunch of islanders walked away with honors. James Chamberlain was named MVP for football, Nick Ferguson received MVP for boys’ soccer, Cara Liberati received the sportsmanship award for girls’ soccer, Owen Heath received the sportsmanship award for boys’ soccer, and for being an overall star and champion of school spirit, an award was also given to assistant football coach Bill Piva. Congratulations athletes and coach!

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The best places to raise kids in 2013? According to Bloomberg Businessweek’s seventh annual ranking of small, family-friendly towns that offer a great quality of life, Jamestown ranks first in Rhode Island. More than 3,200 towns nationwide with populations between 5,000 and 50,000 were evaluated, and public-school performance and safety were weighed most heavily. Tell me something I don’t know. ***

Love the antique fire truck decorated for the holidays at the Kitts’ house.

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Yawgoo is open. Rope tow only for now, but check their website for details. Snow is in the forecast.

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It’s Girl Scout cookie time – yes, more cookies. Your local Brownies and Girls Scouts will sell their infamous thin mints among others through Jan. 9. Don’t be afraid, the cookies won’t be in for a while.

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College kids home for break = lots of babysitter options. *** Please say hello to Peter Coble’s sister, Danielle Kaamsteeg, visiting from Holland for the holidays. She will head to NYC to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve. “Welkom op het eiland.”

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The staff at the Jamestown Philomenian Library would like to thank the Friends of Jamestown Library and all of their patrons for the holiday treats of chocolates, fruit and cookies. They appreciate the way you show your support for library services. You make a great job even better.

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Christmas cookies for breakfast. When will this madness end?

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Grab your bathing suits. The second annual Jamestown 1st Day Plunge is only days away, and this year a stand-up paddleboard race – the Penguin Paddle – will kick things off at 11:30 a.m. The plunge goes off at noon Tuesday at East Ferry. Watch your step with the repairs being made in the area due to Hurricane Sandy. There will be fire pits, coffee stands and local restaurants will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with live music at some. See you at the beach.

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Email your stuff to me at island chatter@jamestownpress.com.

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