2013-11-21 / News

Island Chatter

By Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas

Sometimes it’s not how many games you win and lose, but how you win or lose them. Congratulations to girls on the fall Jamestown U-10 team who won the 2013 Youth Super Liga sportsmanship award. The coaches are Mike Egan and Kyle Froberg. Team members include Callie Bush, Natalie Conover, Julia Cotsonas, Molly Egan, Keely Fisher, Lauren Froberg, Amelia Godwin, Amelie Gregoire, Bridgette Toland, and Abby Wagner. Congratulations.

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Get ready for an illuminated evening Saturday. The Jamestown Arts Cener will hold its fall fundraiser – “Glow” – 7 to 10 p.m. There will be light bites, signature drinks, dancing and an illuminated art auction.

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Since September 2006, Clean Ocean Access has conducted 89 cleanups and removed more than 76,000 pound of trash from the shoreline. The last cleanup of 2013 will be at Hull Cove from 12 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. Try to carpool and wear warm clothes. Bags, gloves and warm beverages will be provided.

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The community theater would like to thank the Lawn School for loaning the bleachers for the “Dear Edwina” productions at the rec center.

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The opening weekend for the show was a huge success, thanks to the support of this island community. The final three shows are this weekend. Tickets are still available at Baker’s Pharmacy, Conanicut Marine Ship’s Store, Secret Garden and Cathryn Jamieson Salon. Get them now – they are going fast. If you see the ticket fairies around town, Susan Varrecchione and Kelly O’Connell, they will likely sell them to you on the spot.

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Enter the fifth annual Richard B. Dunne Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund photography contest and help support a great cause – students at NKHS. It’s open to amateur shutterbugs of all ages. Entries must be received by Jan. 10, 2014. For complete rules, visit RBDscholarship.org.

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If you are looking for the fishing report, you are crazy. It’s freezing.

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I suggest you get a good night’s sleep on Friday, Nov. 29, because the holiday season will be in full swing in Jamestown the next day.

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Don’t forget: Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by boat on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m. at the East Ferry docks. Free pictures will follow at the Ship’s Store.

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Don’t miss the holiday arts and crafts sale to be held at the PAC Club on Saturday, Nov. 30. This will be a great opportunity to get those unique Christmas gifts and check out the newly renovated PAC hall. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. ***

St. Matthew’s will host a Thanksgiving arts and craft sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. This first-time event will feature 10 specialty crafters and local artists selling their original work – stained glass, photography, pottery, jewelry and other unique gifts will be on sale for the holidays. Refreshments will be served. A portion of the revenue will go to the Episcopal Relief and Development fund to support its important relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.

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Do some holiday shopping at the Barnes & Noble book fair to support the Lawn School eighthgraders on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Middletown store. Enjoy the eighth-grade carolers at 5 p.m., as well as complimentary gift wrapping and a holiday story from 1 to 2 p.m. A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit the students and their spring trip to Washington, D.C.

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Happy birthday to Gert Desoito, who will be 88 on Friday. Fun facts about Gert: She came to the United States in 1951. She was a nanny until 1953, got married, and then for many years beginning in 1976 worked as an assistant cook at the University of Rhode Island.

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The Jamestown Community Chorus will present its winter concert, “JCC on the Air: A 1943 Radio Broadcast,” on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the recreation center. One performance only. Reserve your tickets today by calling 423-1574.

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

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