2013-10-31 / News

Island Chatter

By Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas

The lights at the rec center have been on late as the cast of “Dear Edwina” is putting in its final weeks of rehearsal. “Dear Edwina” is a one-hour musical and concerns a young girl who gives her neighborhood friends and family advice through singing in a musical show. It is set in the town of Paw Paw, Mich., which could be Jamestown! “Dear Edwina” premiered off Broadway at the DR2 Theatre in New York City in November 2008.

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If you have a question for Edwina, she has her own email address for letters at edwinaspoonapple jct@gmail.com. Your letter can be found hanging in the lobby of the rec center during one of the five performances in November. Keep the letters clean, everyone.

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Tickets for “Dear Edwina” are on sale at Baker’s Pharmacy, Conanicut Marine Ship’s Store, Secret Garden, Cathryn Jamieson Salon, Pleasant Surprise in Newport, and Midnight Sun in Wickford.

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Happy Birthday to Donald Richardson who will be 85 on Tuesday.

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Islander Kyle Froberg was named Rhode Island’s high school coach of the year for boys’ soccer at large schools. It is the third time he has been honored in his eightyear tenure as the head coach. The boys begin their playoff bid with a quarterfinal game at 6:30 p.m. Friday night at the NKHS stadium. Congratulations, Kyle.

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Don’t forget to stop by the Secret Garden on Halloween to trick or treat.

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It is that time of year again: the always fun Skippers sailing team annual jambalaya dinner. Come support the team on Saturday and enjoy the Cajun dinner with music, jambalaya, bread pudding with bourbon sauce, and other Southern sweets. BYOB. It takes places at the Wickford Yacht Club on 165 Pleasant St. Tickets are $20 and there are two seatings: 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 885-5852.

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Cheers to Scott Davis. Our local lottery winner cashed in his Lucky For Life ticket last week in Middletown worth $25,000 a year for the rest of his life. *** Check out the latest Kettlebottom’s Cox Sport’s fishing report. The pre-rut is on, maybe pass up fishing and get in a tree stand, if you’re into that. (The rut is mating season for deer.) Inshore, tautog are biting in deeper water – at least 35 feet. Scup and sea bass are mixed in. Striped bass are not that good, maybe try the south shore and you may get lucky. Bluefish is slim picking. Offshore, cod is OK. If you want some clams, go to Coxes Ledge. Tuna is risky with the weather, but a big reward. Try heading out if the weather breaks. Sharks? Go west.

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Congratulations to newlyweds Lauren Marsh and John Bush.

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Tavern menu available at Plantation at the Bay starting Friday.

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Congratulations to former islander Karen DeLucia Pinch who was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the Rhode Island State Police, making her the highest-ranking woman in its 88-year history. She now holds the third highest position in the state police and will lead the state Department of Public Safety.

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Did anyone else have E-ZPass technical difficulties around 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday? I know a lot of Newport-bound swimmers did.

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Heroes of the week: The Jamestown Soccer Association coaches. Managing and coaching the 206 kids who registered this fall was not an easy task. Thank you, coaches.

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Don’t forget to turn your clocks back Sunday.

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Get ready for the sugar rush. Happy Halloween!

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

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