2013-12-05 / News

Island Chatter

By Stephanie Heela n Cotsonas

Since 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 Saturday at Hull Cove from noon to 2 p.m. Try to carpool and wear warm clothes.

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Congratulations to Jamestown’s First Lego League robotics team, the Bearded Builders. Teammates Casey Egan, Caleb Delyi, Adam DiBiase and John Schott were coached by Jack Hubbard, Nikki Andrew and Furhana DiBiase. The team took first place in the design phase of the competition and finished sixth overall out of 33 teams. The next stop is the state finals in January.

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The North Kingstown High ice hockey team won its first game versus Prout in the injury fund game held at URI on Saturday night. Islanders on the team are Charlie Tregenza, Anthony Antonucci and Bryce Leger.


The Lawn School First Lego League robotics team won first place in the design phase at a recent competition. The team consists of Casey Egan, Adam DiBiase, John Schott and Caleb Delyi. Coaches are Jack Hubbard, Nikki Andrews and Furhana DiBiase. The Lawn School First Lego League robotics team won first place in the design phase at a recent competition. The team consists of Casey Egan, Adam DiBiase, John Schott and Caleb Delyi. Coaches are Jack Hubbard, Nikki Andrews and Furhana DiBiase. ***

Check out a copy of Maggie Kozel’s book, “The Color of Atmosphere: One Doctor’s Journey in and out of Medicine.” A doctor and advocate for healthcare reform, she lives in Jamestown with her family.

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Don’t miss the multifamily yard sale on Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fire station. All proceeds go toward funding the eighth grade’s four-day trip to Washington, D.C., in June. Each student has to raise funds to pay for the trip – almost $700 per child. They will also sell ornaments to raise scholarship money for students in need.

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The Conanicut Island Art Association craft fair has been going on for more than 30 years, and it continues Saturday at Melrose School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is always worth stopping by.

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St. Mark Church will hold its annual Christmas fair this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair will include a silent auction. Bid on a one-week vacation to Mount Snow, a private cruise on Newport Harbor, or a Tiffany lamp. There is also a chance to win $1,000 in cash.

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St. Matthew’s traditional holiday bazaar will surely have something for everyone on your shopping list. It takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be lovely nativities, baked goods, handmade gifts, fresh green decorations, and ornaments galore.

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Young shoppers can browse and buy at Melrose School next Thursday and Friday during school hours. Don’t worry: There will be plenty of musical ties and dog bones. *** The Jamestown Community Chorus presents “JCC on the Air: A 1943 Radio Broadcast,” on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the rec center. One show only. Buy your tickets at Baker’s Pharmacy, Jamestown Hardware or Secret Garden.

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Don’t forget the holiday workshops have started at the Jamestown Arts Center. Classes include DIY wrapping paper, elf houses, recycled ornaments and holiday cards.

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I’m looking forward to the lighting of a historic village Christmas tree on Saturday night. And I think the plan is to head over to Spinnakers for hot chocolate afterwards.

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Members of the Jamestown Community Chorus will be on hand at the tree lighting to lead the singing of Christmas carols. The chorus will also sing the Navy hymn at the event in honor of Pearl Harbor Day, which also falls on Saturday. Song sheets will be available at the event.

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Island Realty will host an open house during the tree lighting. They will serve refreshments and glow necklaces. All are welcome.

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How’s my driving? Well it has been over a year since my first “Island Chatter.” I still welcome your comments and feedback, but always like to get your stuff for the column. I really want to hear about the adventures of our islanders, especially those who may be off at school or traveling. We love to hear what you are up to, so send it in!

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

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