2013-09-05 / News

Island Chatter

By Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas

A s a follow up to the tough summer of beach closures in Rhode Island, we should all be happy to know that Mackerel Cove was one of only a handful of beaches in the state not closed because of bacteria. We should all give a shout out to the Recreation Department’s maintenance workers for their diligence in raking and removing the seaweed from the shoreline most mornings. They kept our gem of a beach clean and open.

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Congratulations to Derek Reveron, an islander and the Naval War College’s newest faculty affiliate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard.

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The women’s group at St. Mark is sponsoring a bus trip to New York City for the Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall on Dec. 12th. The cost is $120 per person, which includes the bus, show ticket and tip. All are welcome. Reservation and payment deadline is Saturday. Please contact Trish Medeiros at 423-2317 for more information.


Brian Tretnik of Boston reeled in a 56-pound striped bass on a recent trip with Robb Roach of Kettlebottom Charters. Tretnik is the sonin law of Tony and Rita Antine. 
Courtesy/Kettlebottom Outfitters Brian Tretnik of Boston reeled in a 56-pound striped bass on a recent trip with Robb Roach of Kettlebottom Charters. Tretnik is the sonin law of Tony and Rita Antine. Courtesy/Kettlebottom Outfitters ***

Happy Grandparents Day.

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Good luck to the team Just Wings, who will walk in the 25th annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on Sunday. The 45-member team has raised more than $18,000 with a goal of $20,000. Help them out by going to JimmyFundWalk.org and search for “Just Wings.” *** Congratulation to Ken Newman and Jane Sigal on their engagement.

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Between Zeek’s Creek and Hodgkiss Farm, who needs to leave the island for the freshest dinner fixings.

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Check out Kettlebottom’s Cox Sport’s fishing report. It’s a great time of year to get on the hook and chum. Inshore, scup are all over the bay. Fluke are on the south side of Block Island. Sea bass are at 70 feet of water south of Newport. Tautog and bluefish are everywhere. Striped bass are out at night southwest of Block Island and getting back in the bay. False albacore and green bonito are swimming in the south shore and at Point Judith Light. Offshore, there are bluefin tuna from Mudhole to Coxes.

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Good luck Travis and Tyler. Check out the Lifetime channel on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Or DVR it.

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Time to start thinking about winter storage for your boat. *** Joyce Hooley Bartlett started her 33rd year teaching this week. Wow.

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All who love singing are invited to join the Jamestown Community Chorus for the fall season. Rehearsals begin at Central Baptist Church on Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. Rehearsals will continue on Monday evenings throughout the fall for the concert in December. The program will feature popular holiday music from the ’30s and ’40s, traditional carols, as well as classical works by Bach and Poulenc. No auditions and or singing experience is necessary. Call 423-1574 to learn more.

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Congratulations to golfers Dot Norton, Sandy McGreagor, Brenda Ratcliff and Arlene Reitman. They finished in third place at the annual fundraiser tournament.

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Attention families who are new to the island and interested in the Jamestown Community Theatre. Sunday is your last chance. There will be last-call auditions for the fall production “Dear Edwina.” Call Mary Wright at 741-9818 for details.

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Who wants to swim from Cuba to Key West? Probably not me. But Diana Nyad is impressive.

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

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