2013-03-28 / News

Island Chatter

By Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas

Don Wineberg has a new ride. His Tesla Model S is a 100 percent electric car built in Fremont, Calif. Don’s is the 4,795th Model S made and was the third one in Rhode Island when he bought it a month ago. He wanted the virtually noiseless car for environmental reasons first. There are zero emissions and the fuel is electricity, which in Rhode Island is 95 percent natural gas and 5 percent renewables. So in addition to drastically reducing emissions to combat global warming and sea-level rise, Tesla owners are not exporting American dollars to oil-producing countries. The fact that the car does zero to 60 in 5.9 seconds, has 200-plus miles of range, uses an amazing touchscreen interface instead of buttons, and has enormous room for dogs and sailing gear, was icing on the cake for Don. ***

Check out the Newport Art Museum’s annual members juried exhibition and see the talent based in Jamestown and the rest of the state.

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Chef Kevin Gaudreau of Trio restaurant has been honored as one of the country’s top culinary talents in the inaugural edition of “Best Chefs America.” In the firstever peer-review guide of U.S. chefs, and with less than 1 percent of professional chefs in America recognized, leading chefs around the country agree that Kevin is one of America’s top chefs.

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Family yoga fun at the Jamestown Arts Center in collaboration with Island Heron will take place on Sunday, April 7. The class is designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10, but is open to all ages. The class is from 2 to 3 p.m., and is $15 per family. To register, call 560-0411.

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The Village Hearth reopens tomorrow!

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The April 1 deadline for junior sailing registration is quickly approaching. Any registration taken after that time will be charged a $50 late fee. Visit CYC.clubsiteso lutions.com to register. If you have any questions, contact Meg Myles at mgaillard@aol.com.

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Lawn School will put on its very own production of “Alice in Wonderland” on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, at 7 p.m. More details in next week’s Island Chatter. *** First kindergarten registration is on April 29. Sniff sniff.

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Word on the street is there were some very entertaining acts at the North Kingstown High School variety show last Friday night. All the single ladies?

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Lucy, the adorable 75-pound St. Bernard and boxer mix that was visiting the island, has been adopted. Thanks to Marilyn Munger and all of her hard work with Paws New England. More to come on the next pup looking for a home.

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North Kingstown’s Pop Warner football team, the Jaguars, were named state champions. Islanders Matthew Hartley and Patrick Dierig were part of the winning team. Coach Travis Hartley said an important part of the team were the cheerleaders led by Jamestowner Heidi Dierig.

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Still making April vacation plans for the kids? Don’t forget the striker and goalkeeper clinic located at Wide World of Indoor Sports in North Kingstown from April 16 to April 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. Boys and girls ages 9 to 15 are invited to participate. For more information or to register, call or text coach Alex at 230-3743.

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Contact the Jamestown Arts Center for April vacation’s weeklong or day camps for your budding artists.

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I’m looking for donations of new and used baseball caps for a couple of locals making a pilgrimage to Cuba. Adult and children sizes would be much appreciated. Drop them off at Bridges on Clinton Avenue by April 5. Thank you!

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Don’t forget the annual Easter egg hunt this Saturday sponsored by the Jamestown Women’s Club. It starts at 10 a.m. sharp at the ball field on Lawn Avenue. In case of rain, it will be held at the recreation center. Kids aged preschool or younger to fourth grade are invited to hunt. The fifth- and sixthgraders can do an egg toss instead of the hunt. BYOB (basket)!

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No school tomorrow. Happy Easter!

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Email your stuff to me at islandchatter@jamestownpress.com.

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