2013-05-30 / News

Island Chatter

BY STEPHANIE HEELAN COTSONAS

The

Rocket ’hogs are once again raising funds for the

Independence Day week­end fireworks. Donations can be mailed to Jamestown Rocket ’hogs, P.O. Box 1776, Jamestown, RI 02835. The main event is July 6 with music by the Jamestown Community Band and Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts kicking off the evening at 7:30 p.m. at East Ferry Memorial Square. Fireworks go off at 9 p.m. from a barge in the East Passage.

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Mary Wright and Annie Mc­Intyre of the Jamestown Commu­nity Theatre want to thank all the participants in their recent acting class. They also want to thank the Jamestown Arts Center for provid­ing the venue for the classes and the final show. The kids had a blast.

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Don’t miss the Financial Town Meeting Monday night.

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Congratulations to the Lawn Avenue School students who were recently inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. The society is for students in the seventh and eighth grades who reflect out­standing accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, citizenship and service that dem­onstrates the member is willing to use his or her talents and skills for the improvement of society.

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Simpatico Jamestown is open for business! Thankfully some of my favorites are still on the menu, but in a brand new beautiful space.

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The women’s a cappella group, Accidental Sisters, directed by Julie Andrews of Jamestown, will perform its annual spring con­cert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Arts Center. All pro­ceeds will benefit the Johnnycake Center in Wakefield. Suggested donation is $10. The Accidental Sisters consist of amateur and pro­fessional musicians who perform a repertoire of global music in folk, classical and contemporary styles. The concert – titled “It Takes a Vil­lage” – will celebrate the songs of women in their homes, at work, and in their communities.

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The North Kingstown High School booster club welcomes senior athletes and their parents to the senior athlete appreciation banquet on Thursday, May 30.

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The North Kingstown High School golf team won the South­ern Division championship with a record of 12-1-1. The team was led by seniors Owen Heath, Alex Burke, Justin Pratt and Adam Southworth. All-League selections are in: Adam made First Team, Owen and Justin made Second Team, and Alex Burke was named to the Third Team. Congratula­tions!

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Attention budding sailors: There is still room in the beginner and intermediate sailing classes at the Conanicut Yacht Club for the sum­mer. Contact Meg at mgaillard@aol.com to learn more. Classes start the week of June 24.

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Lawn’s eighth-graders head to Washington, D.C., this weekend.

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A delicious way to kick off the summer is to check out the great chowder cook-off this Saturday at the Newport Yachting Center. I highly recommend attending and make sure to skip breakfast. If it is raining, bring your raincoat. This thing goes on rain or shine and is just as fun and filling! Check out NewportWaterfrontEvents.com for more info. You can take the Jamestown-Newport ferry over.

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Jamestown is looking shiny and ready for the summer crowds. Mackerel Cove is spruced up and clean with a new fence and park­ing area. Thanks to everyone who has been working to repair one of my favorite places after a tough winter. The new seawall at East Ferry is looking better than ever, and all the store fronts are explod­ing with colorful plants and flow­ers. This is more like it.

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

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