2013-06-20 / News

Island Chatter

By Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas

Last week’s rain did not dampen the spirits of Melrose’s fourth-graders whose Penny Carnival was rescheduled and held Wednesday. The students were excited to announce they chose A Wish Come True as their charity to donate the proceeds from the carnival. A Wish Come True is a local organization that grants wishes to children with terminal illnesses.

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Thinking of joining the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce? Stop by business after hours tonight at Jamestown Designs from 6 to 8 p.m.

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The Jamestown Community Theatre’s November production was announced at its annual board meeting Monday. “Dear Edwina” was the musical chosen by directors Mary Wright and Annie Mc- Intyre, with board approval.

“Dear Edwina” played off Broadway and is funny and fast moving with clever lyrics and cheerful, catchy melodies performed by a cast of all ages. There are roles for adults, children and teens. There is also a chorus. Matt Bolles and Walter Sage will be the music directors. Check out the Jamestown Press in coming weeks for audition information. If you have any questions, call Mary at 741-9818.

*** Dana Larkin was chosen by the faculty at North Kingstown High School as the junior to address the seniors last week at their graduation. What a huge honor. Well done, Dana!

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I am hearing way too much about tick-borne illnesses. Make sure to double check for ticks!

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The Save the Bay swim is only a month away. Don’t forget to search for your favorite swimmer on SaveBay.org and donate to this great cause.

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Pick some strawberries! Try the Sweet Berry Farm or Schartner Farms in Exeter.

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Save the date: The Chamber of Commerce’s Bermuda bash will be held at the Fort Getty pavilion on Aug. 17. All are welcome for this good time with music by Slippery Sneakers.

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Don’t forget the transition seminar for kids moving from fourth to fifth grade at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Lawn.

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Farewell and safe travels to one of our favorite teachers of all time. Mrs. O, you will be missed.

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Jamestown is in the running for top place as Yachting Magazine’s best yachting town. We made it into the top 10. Go on the magazine’s website and vote now!

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News from the docks: The 132- foot motor yacht Sarfira is now docked and folks can see her at East Ferry. She will be in and out of Jamestown this summer. She is brand-new and quite a sight to see.

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Summer visitors are around and enjoying Jamestown. Recently spotted at East Ferry were folks from Indiana, Missouri, Texas and the United Kingdom.

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Island soccer teams had a soggy end to their season, but it is officially over.

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Thanks to Ace’s Pizza for serving our impromptu end-of-theseason party that was rained out on Tuesday night. Surprise, you have 14 hungry third- and fourthgraders and their families invading your space.

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Jamestown’s kindergarten class and the eighth-graders are gearing up for a big day on Tuesday: Graduation!

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Tuesday is the last day of school. Finally, after four make-up days for Hurricane Sandy and the February blizzard.

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It is always this time of year that we say goodbye to the military families who have shared the island with us for the past year – or two, if we are all so lucky. They become our classmates, teammates, workout buddies and friends. It feels like they will be here forever as they become such a part of our everyday lives, but that third week of June sneaks up along with the moving vans and they are gone. Thanks for sharing our island. We will miss you!

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

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