2013-08-01 / News

Island Chatter

By Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas

Congratulations to Jamestown’s Cal Ripken All-Star team for a successful season and a great run in the 2013 state tournament. After beating Providence’s Elmhurst team, they lost in the semifinals to West Warwick. The All-Star team consisted of Gavin Wagner, Ephraim Graham, Timothy Fay, Jack Ring, Adam DiBiasi, Caleb Wagner, Jake Froberg, Nolan Bush, Tom Belsky, Calvin Conover and Daniel Smith.

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Thanks to the tireless efforts of head coach Peter DiBiasi, with help from assistant coaches Dean Wagner, Eric Bush, Kyle Froberg and Bob Clow, the kids had a great season. The team was able to play a lot of games off-island with Little League and Cal Ripken teams from North Kingstown, Cranston West, Providence, Pawtucket and West Warwick.

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Check out the summer sailing series at the Jamestown Arts Center. America’s Cup filmmaker John Biddle will be featured on Monday at 7 p.m. It’s just $5 at the door.


Island Chatter columnist Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas (left) at Potters Cove after finishing the Save the Bay swim. She finished in 52 minutes, 37 seconds. 
Photo by andrea von hohenleiten Island Chatter columnist Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas (left) at Potters Cove after finishing the Save the Bay swim. She finished in 52 minutes, 37 seconds. Photo by andrea von hohenleiten ***

Remember, Jamestown Outdoors now offers hourly standup paddleboards rentals at Mackerel Cove on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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The town of Jamestown is looking for your ideas and insights into how to improve its recreational services. It will gather your thoughts at a series of community input sessions and through an online and paper survey. The final meeting will be held Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The topic will be recreational activities for youngsters.

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Back by popular demand, the Wright Brothers will take the stage at the Narragansett CafĂ© Thursday, Aug. 1, at 9 p.m. Don’t miss this extra-special gig and their only appearance at the ’Ganny this summer.

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There is still some space available in the Save the Bay half-day camps in Jamestown next week. Go to SaveBay.org.

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Are you rehearsing your act? Don’t forget auditions for the Jamestown Community Chorus talent show will take place Monday, Aug. 12, and Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the recreation center. Performers of all ages – and from all cities and towns – are encouraged to try out. A piano accompanist will be available on Tuesday. There is no charge to audition.

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The talent show itself is planned for Thursday, Aug. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 and will be available at the door. Don’t miss this island tradition. ***

Speaking of the chorus, tickets for the group’s annual raffle are now available. They will be sold outside McQuade’s and Jamestown Hardware leading up to the talent show on Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. The drawing will take place at the show. All the money helps the chorus.

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With the passing of Mr. Rich Berthelot last week, Jamestown lost a gentleman, a captain and true islander.

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A record was established for the juniors at the Jamestown Golf Course last week. Despite the hazy, hot and humid conditions, the team of Joe Erickson, Drew Haxton, Cole Larimer, Ian Bryer and Max Petrillo completed the round in two-under par.

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It’s been 30 years since National Lampoon’s “Vacation” hit the big screen!

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The youth challenger soccer camp is on the island this week! Make sure you say hello to the four official-looking coaches, three British and one from Brazil. Jamestown soccer players are getting a workout while playing for the World Cup at Eldred Field.

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Don’t forget to stop and smell the ocean.

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

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