2013-04-25 / News

Island Chatter

By Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas

Planning ahead for summer? The Friends of Jamestown Library in collaboration with the community farm are sponsoring a rain barrel sale through Saturday, May 11. Barrels are $80 each and must be preordered. They will be delivered to the community farm for pick up on Saturday, May 11, between 9 and 11 a.m. Check out the barrel on display at the library. To order, visit RIWaterLady.com and click on the Jamestown link on the bottom.

The community farm will receive $5 for each barrel sold. *** Tallulah’s tacos at the Shack. Yum.

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It’s National Volunteer Week. Thank you to those who volunteer all year round.

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Attention high school juniors and their parents: the National Association for College Admission Counseling is sponsoring a college fair on Saturday, April 27, from noon to 3 p.m. at the convention center in Providence. Representatives from more than 225 two- and four-year colleges will participate in the fair. College-admission representatives will be on hand to answer questions. In addition, students will be able to pick up literature and hear first-hand about the various programs available at each school. Visit GoToMyNCF.com to register.

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Division-I coaches of the year: Congratulations to North Kingstown High School basketball coach Aaron Thomas and swim coach Leslie Becki for receiving theBehonor.the second

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The North Kingstown High School hoops team was recognized by the basketball officials association as having the best sportsmanship of any team in the playoffs. This is the fourth time the Skippers have received the award.

Keep an eye out around town for Boy Scouts selling tickets for their annual pasta supper to take place on Saturday, May 18, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. There will be a silent auction, raffle,Victorian built 1900, West Ferry, and – of course – a dessert table. Come support your local Jamestown Scout Troop 1 and get a fantastic meal served by Scouts, who keep half of the proceeds for their personal camping accounts and an upcoming sailing trip. Tickets are available through any local Scout. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

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The North Kingstown High School orchestra, band and chorus will head to Six Flags this weekend.

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The Jamestown Community Chorus will perform its spring concert on Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m. Both performances will be held at Central Baptist Church. The program includes choral works by Brahms, Faure, Lauridsen, Alice Parker and Bobby McFerrin, plus madrigals, folk songs and spirituals. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for seniors. They will be available at the door but may be reserved in advance. To reserve tickets, call 423-1574 or visit the chorus’ website.

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Congratulations to islander Mady Hirsch, an eighth-grader from Rocky Hill School who won first prize in the Small Independent School Art League art competition for her mixed media artwork. There are 33 schools in the Northeast that are part of the art league.

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Naval Station Newport cannot host the start to the 2013 Save the Bay Swim. This should be interesting.

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Four Jamestown eighth-graders are trying to make a difference. James Lawless, Isaac Spivack, Connor Kennedy and Colin Moffet have committed themselves to ride in the American Lung Association’s Trek Across Maine in June. The trek is a three-day, 180- mile bike ride fundraiser. The boys will ride from Sunday River to Belfast, Maine, camping along the way. In addition to training for the event, each boy is working on raising $400 and they are planning to solicit donations from friends and neighbors in Jamestown. Each boy has a webpage where donations can be made. Google “Trek Across Maine” to get to the website and find their personal pages to make a donation.

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Will dog tag No. 1 please step forward? Bozo Egan got to Town Hall early on April 1 and was disappointed he was No. 5.

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Boston Strong.

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

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