2013-03-14 / News

Island Chatter

BY STEPHANIE HEELAN COTSONAS

The Jamestown Fire Department is receiving a huge thank you from islander Leighanne Reynolds for its speedy response to her call last week for a malfunctioning furnace releasing smoke and CO2 into the house. The only name she got of the men that responded was Froberg. She would just like to thank them for their prompt response to her call, and their professional and friendly manner in the middle of the night.

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On Feb. 27, Oceanside Martial Arts awarded Sensei Mei- Ella Vickers the rank of Ni Dan, second-degree black belt, in Okinawan Shorin-Ryu karate. Mei-Ella is a seventh-grade student at the Lawn Avenue School. Congratulations Mei-Ella.

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Happy fifth anniversary to the Jamestown Teen Center!

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Four-time X Games BMX gold medalist Kevin Robinson will deliver his antibullying message to Lawn and Melrose students tomorrow, sponsored by the PTO. If this sounds familiar, I am glad to hear that you have been reading my column. This is the second rescheduled appearance. Keep your fingers crossed. ***


The Newport Art Museum will display work by Melrose students Joseph Schelb, Natalie Clow, Lucy Wellons, Stella Melucci, Madison Gray, Emma Cotsonas, Tommy Belsky, Ryan DeLessio, Rene Poisson and Jazmyn Caminero. More details below in the Island Chatter column. 
PHOTO BY JANET KRAUS The Newport Art Museum will display work by Melrose students Joseph Schelb, Natalie Clow, Lucy Wellons, Stella Melucci, Madison Gray, Emma Cotsonas, Tommy Belsky, Ryan DeLessio, Rene Poisson and Jazmyn Caminero. More details below in the Island Chatter column. PHOTO BY JANET KRAUS David Urban recently celebrated his fifth anniversary as owner of the Secret Garden in Jamestown. Time flies.

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The Jamestown Community Chorus is seeking applicants for its seventh annual music award. This year there will be two $500 awards, one for a student and the second an adults. The awards will be used to further the recipients’ music education and to promote the growth of music in Jamestown. See the About Town section for more details.

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Grinnell Street was recently selected by Rhode Island Monthly as one of the best streets in the state in Rhode Island. It was the only street in Jamestown to receive the honor.

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The Jamestown Community Theatre has new dates for its postponed scene-study classes for 8- to 12-year-olds. The classes will be held at the Jamestown Arts Center on Sundays from April 7 to May 14, with April 14 off for school vacation. There are only a few spots available. For more information, see the About Town section or call Mary Wright at 741-9818.

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Celebrating Youth Art Month: 10 students from the Lawn School and 10 from Melrose have been selected to represent Jamestown at a regional youth art exhibit. The show will open on Thursday, March 14, with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center. The show is open to the public. Congratulations.

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Make sure to stop by the library to see the kindergarten student art exhibit that will be on display until March 28.

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More art: The Jamestown Arts Center will host an opening reception for its members show this Saturday, March 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. You can check out the show through April 12 during gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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The North Kingstown High School girls’ basketball season came to an end in the quarterfinals against Exeter, 65-46, at Rhode Island College. Congratulations to the Lady Skippers and islander Kristjana McCarthy for a great season.

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Congratulations to the North Kingstown High School boys’ basketball and hockey teams on their amazing seasons.

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North Kingstown Skippers won top mascot from Rhode Island and are now one of eight states in the Northeast regional competition through USA Today.

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Lucy is an adorable 75-pound St. Bernard and boxer mix. She loves to go for walks in Jamestown and is available for adoption. Stop by Conanicut Marine to meet her.

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Heroes of the week: Cathy Gregory, Luann Bothelo and Luann’s bloodhound, Abby. After a Facebook post from Portsmouth about a missing dog went locally viral on March 6, the team decided to search the woods around Boyds Lane and found the white golden retriever Bruschi unharmed and happy to be returned to his family. The team is on a roll after searching for Isabella Varrecchione’s kitten, Zeyda, on Tuesday. The kitten was hiding in the attic, and it was Abby who let everyone know the cat was in the house somewhere.

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