2013-01-31 / News

Island Chatter

BY STEPHANIE HEELAN COTSONAS

I slander Madison Tregenza was chosen for the 2013 Yankee Conference All Star Festival girls’ hockey team. This will be Madison’s second year on the team. Rhode Island will be hosting the festival this year while last year it was in Burlington, Vt. Megan Buxton of Burrillville, granddaughter of Jamestowners Hilarie and Vin Aubois, also made the team.

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Nearly 1,300 athletes participate in the weeklong festivals and camps, which attract scouts and evaluators from every level of hockey. Festival participants receive training under the direction of leading USA Hockey coaches, along with current and former National Hockey League and women’s national team players. Participants are chosen through an evaluation process conducted at the local and district levels.

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Congratulations to Bill Munger, who was named the 2013 recipient of the Dennis Snow Presidents Award by the American Boat Builders & Repairs Association. Bill received the award for signifi- cant and lasting contributions to the boatyard and marine service and repair industry. He was honored at the boatyard conference awards and 70th anniversary celebration in Fort Lauderdale Beach.

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The North Kingstown High School boys’ basketball team is expecting a capacity crowd at its home game against Hendricken tomorrow night. Go Skippers!

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St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church’s thrift shop has reopened after renovations. You can find clothing for the entire family, as well as books, knickknacks, toys and much more available at affordable prices. There is even a free table. Hours are Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9:30 from 11:30 a.m. Any questions? Call the church offi ce at 423-1762.

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North Kingstown High School had one of the highest numbers of students receiving scholastic art awards, and many Jamestowners received first or second place. Congrats to Kaela Kennedy, who won a silver key for her drawing; Maey Petrie, who won a silver key for her ceramics and glass submission; Lily Wright, who won a silver key for her drawing; and Talley Larkin, won a gold key for her photography portfolio, and two gold keys for her two drawings.

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Apparently it is never too cold to exercise outdoors. It burns more calories, increases endurance and endorphins, and it is energizing. Just don’t forget your hats, gloves and layers. And don’t slip on the ice!

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North Kingstown youth lacrosse registration is now open for boys and girls in preschool through eighth grade. If there any girls on the island who were thinking about checking out lacrosse, there will be an open house at the Wide World of Sports complex in Quonset tomorrow night. Check out NKLa crosse.com for more information.

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The Lawn Avenue School girls’ basketball team won its first game last week. Last game of the season and a win!

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The North Kingstown High School girls’ basketball team rolled over Woonsocket last week (61-22) with 10 points from islander Kristjana McCarthy. The Lady Skippers are in third place in their division with an overall record of 11-4.

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Attention eighth-grade students and parents: Wednesday, Feb. 6, North Kingstown High School will host a parent information night information night from 6:15 to 8 p.m. This is the first step in our orientation process for incoming ninth-grade students and their families. Information on scheduling and programming will be provided, as well as tours of the school building.

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Scholastic book fair begins tomorrow and runs all next week at Melrose and Lawn. I hear they have posters this year.

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The list of “illnesses of the week” provided by the school nurse is scaring me.

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Thank you for sending me all of your good info. Keep it coming!

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

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