2013-06-06 / News

Island Chatter

BY STEPHANIE HEELAN COTSONAS

The North Kingstown High School class of 2013 will graduate from the Ryan Center Friday night. The key speakers at this year’s graduation ceremony will include islander and valedictorian Nathan Lambert, who has distinguished himself as the top-ranked senior in the class. Nathan has been a four-year soccer player and is a member of the National Honor Society and physics team. He will attend Cornell University in the fall.

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Check out “Kettlebottom Outdoor Pursuits” currently airing on the Ocean State Network (Cox Channel 5) and Fox Providence. The crew just finished editing Season 5 with episodes featuring duck hunting in Arkansas, gator hunting in Florida, fishing in Nantucket, salmon fishing in New York, and sea-duck hunting in Maine. Kettlebottom started in 2000 as a sport- fishing operation and soon after became a television production company. In the years since, Kettlebottom has become a full media company and has produced several television series including its own.

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This week’s fishing report brought to you by Kettlebottom: Winter flounder closed May 27 and tautog closed June 1. Season for sea bass opens June 15. Inshore scup are swimming all over, and stripers are thick in the upper bay and spotty on the oceanfront at Block Island. Bluefish have arrived on the oceanfront and in the bay, and fluke fishing is good on muddy ground – your best bet is to head towards Point Judith to Green Hill. Offshore is quiet with cold water temps throughout, but shark fishing should pick up in the next couple of weeks.

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Attention parents of fourth- graders heading to the Lawn Avenue School next year. Save the date for the fourth-to-fifth-grade transition gathering on June 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the middle school.

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Go Bruins!

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My new favorite place to host a child’s birthday party you ask? The Potter League for Animals in Middletown. Everyone loves the beautiful facility filled with all sorts of critters. And yes, everyone wants to take one home. And yes, you will end up back at the shelter the following week to fill out paperwork to become a volunteer.

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The most filling breakfast on the island is officially Slice’s “pomelet.” Just try it.

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Marilyn’s latest foster pup is Eugene, a handsome 2-year-old shepherd mix who was a stray at one time. He needs to go to a home with another dog to help him out – he is a bit afraid of people. As required of all the island dogs, he loves to go for walks. Stop by Conanicut Marine for more information on this guy.

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Little know fact: If you see a dog with a yellow ribbon tied to its leash, recognize that it’s a sign the dog needs space and that respect should be given.

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Congratulations to Lawn student Erica Smith, who was a winner at the Rhode Island History Day competition. She will represent the school and the state when travels to the nationals competition in Washington, D.C., next week. Good luck Erica!

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Don’t forget that the Rocket ’hogs need money to fund the July 6 fireworks spectacular. Donations can be mailed to Jamestown Rocket ’hogs, P.O. Box 1776, Jamestown, RI 02835.

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

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