2013-05-23 / News

Island Chatter

BY STEPHANIE HEELAN COTSONAS

Don’t miss the Memorial

Day Parade, which kicks off at 10 a.m. from the school on Monday. Seriously, don’t miss it! It will be over before you set up your lawn chair. And you certainly don’t want to miss one of my favorite parts of the pa­rade, the Jamestown Community Band. According to current mem­bers, this is the 20th year of the band, which was formed to march in the Memorial Day Parade and remains it’s most important event. You can see them in play in sum­mer concerts on the green, Battery Day, Little League opening day and other island events. The band features musicians of all ages and is of the community, by the com­munity, for the community. New members are always welcome and there are no auditions.

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The 3rd and 4th grade students from Melrose will each have a piece of artwork on display at the library through May 31.

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While you are there, be sure to check out the Humane Society of Jamestown mural in the meeting hall. Melrose 3rd graders created the mural in their “Care of Domes­tic Animals” class taught by Jan Martin. Remember when it was at Bank of America?

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Island Treasures at Lawn School tomorrow! An educational out­reach day connecting island kids with the community.

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I hear Tallulah’s Tacos at Dutch Harbor are awesome!

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Lots of summer camps still have space.

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Save the Bay’s Jamestown Ship­board Camp for 5th-8th graders is July 22-26. This camp is a full- day shipboard camp aboard the research/educational vessel, the 45-foot Alletta Morris. Campers spend the entire week out explor­ing the bay, and visiting its most interesting islands. The Fort Get­ty Camp for 1st-4th graders is Au­gust 5th-9th. This half day camp spends the day with Save the Bay educators exploring the coastal environment, playing educational games and interacting with the bay and its inhabitants. All campers also get the opportunity to spend a day out on the water aboard the Al­letta Morris. If you are interested in reserving one of the remaining spots you can register online at or contact Joe Mariani at jmariani@savebay.org.

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The Challenger Bristish Soccer Camp runs from July 29 to Aug. 2 at Eldred field. Check out chal lengersports.com.

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There is still room in the Begin­ner and Intermediate classes at the Conanicut Yacht Club. Contact Meg at Mgaillard@aol.com.

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There are still weeks available in the Conanicut Island Sailing Foun­dation (CISF) camps. Due to the popularity of the Marine Adven­turer camp for 6 and 7 year olds, a second week has been scheduled Aug. 12-16. More details and reg­istration information can be found at: CISF.clubsitesolutions.com.

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It’s official! Two islanders who recently became American citizens. Rita Hansen and Mary Hutchinson. Congratulations!

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Great time had by all. Over 300 runners and lots of kids and fami­lies came out to Fort Getty on Sun­day to honor Payton Watson and raise some money for the founda­tion created in her memory.

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There are mixed reviews about the route change for the 37th an­nual Save The Bay Swim! This year a triangle course with the start and finish at Potter Cove will re­place the traditional Bay crossing. The course length will be identical to the traditional 1.7 nautical mile route from Naval Station New­port to Jamestown. Naval Station Newport was informed by the De­partment of Defense that it would not be able to host the start of The Swim, Save The Bay’s most im­portant community event and larg­est fundraiser. “Sequester” Swim is still scheduled for Saturday, July 20th.

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Jamestown Newport Ferry starts running this weekend!

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

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