2013-03-21 / News

Island Chatter

By Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas

The Jamestown Women’s Club will hold its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 30, at the ball field on Lawn Avenue. It starts at 10 a.m. sharp. Don’t be late or you will be out of luck. It goes by in a blink of an eye. In case of rain, it will be held at the recreation center. Fourth-graders and younger are invited to hunt. The fifth- and sixthgraders can do an egg toss instead of the hunt. BYOB (basket)! You knew it meant basket.

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Jake Froberg, Caleb Wagner and Greg Violet, who started playing soccer together at age 4 in Jamestown, still play together on their premier team, Rams FC, coached by Kyle Froberg. Last weekend the Rams FC won their division at the NEFC premier championship in Massachusetts. They outscored their opponents 18-1 and went undefeated in the tournament. Their next tournament is the Presidents Cup regionals held in Manchester, N.H., over Memorial Day weekend, where they earned the spot to represent Rhode Island for the U12 boys’ division, and compete against other Northeast teams.

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Striker and goalkeeper clinic! Time to start thinking about April vacation plans for the kids and spring soccer. Coach Alex Rozkov will hold a striker clinic to help players maximize goal-scoring opportunities and improve striking technique. Alex is the director of coaching at the North Kingstown Soccer Association and a New England Revolution Academy trainer. Located at Wide World of Indoor Sports in North Kingstown from April 16-19, from 3 to 5 p.m. Boys and girls ages 9 to 15 are invited to participate. Cost is $125 per player. For more information or to register, call or text him at 230-3743 or email him at soccer coachalex@gmail.com

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BINGO! The PTO will host bingo at Melrose tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. The first bingo card is free to all attendees, and there will be prizes for winners. Additional cards and refreshments will be available for a small fee. This is a fun family night, and all students are welcome. Each child must be accompanied by an adult – no drop offs. I know that was your next question.

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

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Just a reminder that the Payton’s Pace couch-to-5K training at Mackerel Cove led by Lydia Sylvia Hurteau will meet every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. starting this Saturday, March 23, until the race on May 19. The program is for people of all abilities – those who have never run and those who want to improve their time. Contact Lydia at lshurteau@yahoo.com for more information.

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It’s the second day of spring. Right?

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Speaking of Spring – it is spring break for some and almost prom and wedding season. Call Ellen at the Cathryn Jamieson Salon to make an appointment for a spray tan and get your first one for $20.

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Junior All-State music festival news: Last November, Rhode Island students auditioned for the Rhode Island Music Educators Association Junior All-State music festival at Moses Brown School in Providence. This festival is open to all band and chorus students in grades seven, eight and nine that are interested in auditioning for the All-State band, chorus or orchestra.

For the audition, students are required to learn a specific piece of music on their particular instrument or voice part. Other audition requirements include playing scales on their instrument, completing a tonal memory exercise, and performing a sight-reading example. Students are scored on several musical areas and the students with the highest scores are accepted into an ensemble.

The All-State music festival performances are on Sunday, March 24, at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence. The following island students will represent Jamestown festival:

• Mixed Chorus: Madison Hodrick, soprano, eighth grade.

• Treble Chorus: Farren Fuquea, alto, seventh grade.

• Symphonic Band: Alisa Smith, flute, seventh grade.

• Orchestra: Erica Smith, clarinet, seventh grade.

Erica and Alisa are ranked first in the entire state for their age group.

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