2013-06-27 / News

Island Chatter

By Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas

The island’s eighth-graders are buzzing after Tuesday’s graduation. Many have been in school together since preschool in the building next door. A lot will be going to North Kingstown High School in the fall, while others are heading to Prout, La Salle, St. George’s and Moses Brown. Good luck to all of Jamestown’s graduates!

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The Jamestown Philomenian Library’s annual summer book sale will be held July 12 through July 20. The sale will feature barely used books, children’s books, unique and collectable books, and much more. The preview sale will be held on July 12 at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 and free to members of the Friends of Jamestown Library.

The annual sale is a great fundraiser for the library and always a success thanks to the many donations given by the community of Jamestown. In fact, you have been so generous, the library cannot accept any more donations – they are full to capacity! The library will begin to accept donations beginning in September.

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One little boy with ties to the island has a broken heart. His Radio Flyer fire truck was stolen from the end of his driveway in East Greenwich. Send an email if anyone out there has a used one to donate or sell.

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News from the docks: the famous and historic Nantucket Lightship will be docked at Conanicut Marine this summer. She’s now privately owned and used for charters and special events. Find an excellent video tour at Nan tucketlLightship.com.

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The Jamestown Soccer Association is evaluating players wishing to play competitive soccer this fall on the travel teams. Tryouts are Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Eldred Avenue Field. This evaluation is for U10, U12 and U14 boys and girls. Players that are chosen for a competitive team can also play recreationally.

Players interested in playing in the recreational league only should not attend the evaluation. The fall season runs from September through October. If you have questions or cannot make the tryout, email Chris Cowan at cowanchris tian@gmail.com. *** The Hurley Rip My Shred Stick will be back in Rhode Island next week. The free event is for kids under the age of 16 and gets them a surfing lesson with the Hurley pro. The event will be held Monday at Narragansett Town Beach with sign-ups at Warm Winds Surf Shop by tomorrow. On Tuesday the event will be held at Middletown’s Second Beach with sign-ups at Island Sports in Middletown by tomorrow. If you have any questions email nehurleyrep@gmail.com.

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Don’t forget the first farmers market on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. See you at Fort Getty!

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Congratulations to the winners of the Conanicut Island Art Association awards. They were eighth grade, Brooke Warner; seventh grade, Max Hubbard; sixth grade, Olivia Garcia; fifth grade, Justin McCarthy; fourth grade, Audrey Raupp, Finn Gaudeau and Emma Cotsonas; third grade, Alison Bush and Mikie Lopes. The winners were chosen by art teachers Stephanie Pamula at Lawn Avenue School and Jan Kraus at Melrose. Awards were presented by Priscilla Foley-Blackman, CIAA treasurer and former art teacher at North Kingstown High. The students were chosen for demonstrating the greatest desire to make art throughout the entire school year.

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The Yawgoo Valley water park is open!

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Congrats to the Jamestown U-10 boys’ soccer team for sweeping three games at the Father’s Day tournament in North Kingstown.

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Happy summer solstice: my first ocean swim, first stand-up paddle ride, and first sail of the season. Ahh.

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Farewell to K9 Sniffin’ Griffin – aka The King of Buoy Street. Griffin always made people smile when they saw him walking in the Shores with his stuffed animal in his mouth. Griffin would always accompany his “little brother” Ben Turenne to soccer and baseball games. We miss you at the field already, Griffin.

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School’s out!!

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

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