2013-09-26 / News

Island Chatter

By Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas

Come celebrate Jamestown Day 2013 this Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. at Fort Getty. Admission is $5 and children under 6 are free. There will be games, prizes, miniature golf, bingo, s’mores, pizza and hot dogs. A bon fire with music will cap off the family-friendly event.

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Don’t forget to stop by the Chamber of Commerce’s businessafter hours Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Narragansett Avenue. It’s a mini-block party sponsored by Anita Haircut, Lila Delman Real Estate, Kristine Trocki and Taste Design. There will be refreshments and a drawing will be held.

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Shout out to the undefeated U12 boys’ soccer travel team – 4 wins, zero losses.

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Check out the Jamestown Outdoors end-of-season sale at Dutch Harbor Boat Yard from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday. There will be stand-up paddleboards, single and tandem kayaks, paddles and life jackets. *** The Jamestown School Department and Special Education Local Advisory Committee is sponsoring a workshop for all parents and teachers on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Melrose School. The guest speaker will be Carolyn Dalgliesh, a parent of a child with sensory needs. She will provide valuable information and strategies that she discusses in her book, “Sensory Child Gets Organized.” RSVP to jamestownse lac@gmail.com.


Captain Tommy Munro (left), of Kettlebottom charter boats, helped Florida resident John Flathe snag a 44-pound striper from Narragansett Bay. 
Courtesy/Kettlebottom Captain Tommy Munro (left), of Kettlebottom charter boats, helped Florida resident John Flathe snag a 44-pound striper from Narragansett Bay. Courtesy/Kettlebottom ***

If you are cruising through Newport Harbor Saturday morning, look out for swimmers. The inaugural Newport Sharkfest Swim is a 1,500-meter open-water swim starting in front of the Marriot and ending at King Park.

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Get your tickets for the community concert at the Jamestown Arts Center given by string players from the internationally acclaimed Heifetz International Music Institute. Tickets will be $20 for general admission, $18 for members and $15 for students.

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Don’t forget NKHS open house on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. in the auditorium.

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The Jamestown library is continuing the book clubs for kids in third grade and up. Meetings are held once a month on Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 4 p.m. The teens in seventh grade and above are meeting on Oct. 16. The book to be read is “Paper Towns” by John Greene. Sign up for the book clubs at the circulation desk and pick up a copy of the book. Snacks are provided!

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Remembering the history of the hurricane of ’38 this week.

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Check out the latest Kettlebottom’s Cox Sport’s fishing report. Fall fishing is fast and furious. Inshore, scup are near the bridges. Sea bass are very good in 50 to 70 feet of water west of Block Island. Fluke is hanging in 80 feet of water south of Block Island. Tautog is good in the bay and especially for spearfishing. Bluefish are patchy in the bay. Striped bass are plentiful on the south shore and Block Island. False albacore and green bonito are spotty, but head offshore if the weather is good. In the breaks north of Veatch Canyon, there are some yellowfin in the water. Bluefin tuna are in the mudhole.

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How about that new pope!

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The library’s Lego club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 3 to 4 p.m. Registration is limited to 30 participants. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call 423-7280 to register. The Lego club is sponsored by the Jamestown Education Foundation.

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Loving this epic Jamestown weather. Happy fall.

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Jamestown athletes will be selling calendars for $5 each at the Eldred Avenue soccer field and East Ferry Deli on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Every year the North Kingstown booster club holds its annual calendar raffle to support the school’s athletic programs.

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Wishing the America’s Cup was back in Newport.

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The Jamestown Soccer Association wants to give a shout out to Jim Turenne and Dan Regan for putting a new roof on the shed at the Eldred field. It will definitely keep the rain and snow out, and hopefully the mice too.

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Heros of the week: Robb Roach and Tommy Munro, who put on another awesome kid-friendly Skatefest. The skate, rap and dance contests were packed and I think everyone walked out of there with a prize or giveaway.

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Other heroes of the week: Hasbro Children’s Hospital window washers. It is worth googling.

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

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