2013-11-07 / News

Island Chatter

By Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas

I heard there was a “Dear Edwina” flash mob at the Jamestown schools lunchrooms on Tuesday. Make sure you ask your kids about it.

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All of the North Kingstown High’s fall sports teams finished their Division I regular seasons by earning a spot in their respective playoff tournaments. Congratulations!

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The boys on the North Kingstown varsity soccer team easily defeated Hendricken in the quarterfinal round Friday night under the lights, 3-0. The Skippers played their semifinal game Wednesday night. Results weren’t available at press time. Go North!

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Save the Date: Barnes & Noble will have a book fair to support the Lawn School eighth-graders on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Middletown store. Complimentary gift wrapping will be available from noon to 5 p.m., and kids can listen to a holiday story from 1 to 2 p.m. Also, enjoy the eighth-grade carolers at 5 p.m.

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Check out the latest fishing report from Cox Sports and Kettlebottom. The weather has been tough lately, but there’s a nice window this week. Inshore, tautog is your best bet, and for the big ones go at least 50 feet. For scup and sea bass, the bite is slow and they are moving deeper. Blues and stripers are not around, but a new and final plug of them is expected in the next week or two. Offshore, cod fishing is OK with a lot of black sea bass mixed in. Way offshore, there is big risk, big reward: there have been reports of yellowfin tuna, swordfish and sharks in the canyons.

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I heard the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts collected a lot of canned goods during their food drive over the weekend.

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Who’s running the bridge this weekend? The goals of the Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run are to fundraise for local nonprofit organizations and to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

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Now that Halloween is officially over, you should be looking for your stuffing recipes. And since I know it’s the next question on your mind, the tree lighting will be Dec. 7.

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Also on Dec. 7, St. Matthew’s will hold its annual Christmas Sale. There will be lovely nativities, baked goods, handmade gifts, fresh green decorations, and ornaments galore. ***

When trick or treating last week, I wasn’t sure if I was at Mardi Gras or on Clinton Avenue. The Swistaks said they handed out 23 bags of candy. That’s a lot of trick or treaters.

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Newport Restaurant Week. Yum.

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Both the boys and girls Lawn School soccer teams have made it to playoffs. The boys won their first round beating North Cumberland 4-3 and advance to the quarterfinals. Two goals were scored by Tyler Atwood, and Gavin Wagner and Jack Westall both chipped in with one each.

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No school in Jamestown Friday – professional development day.

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Don’t forget to buy tickets for “Dear Edwina” at Baker’s Pharmacy, Conanicut Ship’s Store, Secret Garden and Cathryn Jamieson Salon. Off the island, tickets can be bought at Newport’s Pleasant Surprise and Midnight Sun in Wickford.

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Also, don’t miss Laura Rossi Totten’s interview with “Dear Edwina” writer Marcy Heisler on Page 2 of this edition of the Press.

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

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