2013-10-03 / News

Island Chatter

By Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas

Something major is cooking at the old Bay Voyage restaurant. Opening on Columbus Day weekend will be Plantation at the Bay. Yum!

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Jamestown Arts Center officials say they are pleased to announce a new partnership with the internationally acclaimed Heifetz International Music Institute. Three concerts will be held over the next year featuring the young viola, violin and cello artists from the institute. The pilot program is a new endeavor for both organizations and will include an educational component. During the musicians time here, the arts center will facilitate three days of presentations and workshops at the Lawn School.

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The highlight of the Heifetz residency will be a community concert at the arts center this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be $20 for general admission, $18 for members, and $15 for students.

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The North Kingstown boys’ soccer team took down rival South Kingstown High School, 2-1. Nice!

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Unity Day at the schools is on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Wearing orange is a sign that students support those who have been bullied and are uniting to make a difference and stop bullying.

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Welcome baby Ben. And congratulations Abby Anthony and Ethan Brown. ***

The North Kingstown High School symphonic band is holding a fundraiser at Junction Pizza this Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. The students will wait tables and earn a portion of the receipts. Come enjoy some great food and support the band.

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Don’t forget North Kingstown’s open house is Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium.

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How did I miss National Coffee Day?

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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. Sign up at the circulation desk and pick up a copy of the book the other kids are reading. Snacks are provided.

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Wickford Village Wicked Week starts Oct 19.

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A community flu clinic will be held at the Melrose School in the multipurpose room on Thursday, Oct. 10, beginning at 4 p.m. Vaccinate!

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Check out the latest Kettlebottom’s Cox Sport’s fishing report. Fall fishing is hot. There is topwater action from Point Judith to the South Shore. You can load up the boat with scup on all reefs. Sea bass: lots of shorts, but jig ’em up. Fluke are almost done so go deep – at least 80 feet. Tautog can be caught in Buzzard’s Bay. Bluefish, striped bass, false albacore and green bonito are weather dependent but great especially in Veatch Canyon. There are mixed reports of bluefin from Cox’s Ledge to the mudhole. Sharks are good in the mudhole.

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Congratulations Oracle Team USA. Bring the Cup back to Newport!

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Attention all little Lego fans: The Jamestown library’s Lego club starts Oct. 3 from 3 to 4 p.m. Call 423-7280 to register.

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The Jamestown School Department and Special Education Local Advisory Committee are sponsoring a workshop for all parents and teachers to attend 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 jamestownselac@gmail.com.

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Jamestown students are breathing a sigh of relief: After-school enrichment programs supported by the Jamestown Education Foundation start next week.

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Don’t be surprised if you see some Celtics around town.

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No. More. Candy corn.

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

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