2014-01-02 / News

Island Chatter

By Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas

Thanks to all the plungers and sponsors. ***

Time to let the local experts help you keep your health and wellness goals on track for the New Year. Between Balance Sport & Fitness, Jamestown Fitness, the Island Heron, and the various yoga and Pilates classes offered, you will be looking and feeling great in 2014.

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Congratulations to Aili Moffet and Michael Hutchings of Jamestown as their team won its division at the Newport Whalers Youth Hockey annual Christmas Tournament. Games were played at the ice rinks at St. George’s and Portsmouth Abbey.

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Kids are back in school next week. Finally.

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Last call. Enter the fifth annual photography contest for the Richard B. Dunne Jr. Scholarship and help support a great cause: students at North Kingstown High School. It’s open to amateur shutterbugs of all ages. Entries must be received by Friday, Jan. 10. For complete rules, visit RBDScholarship.org.

*** The guys from Island Rubbish are my heroes this week. ***

Parents of Jamestown students, save the date: Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. Do you have questions on the Common Core Standards after your parent-teacher conferences? Want to learn more about how this impacts your child’s curriculum and standardized testing in the future? Attend the presentation sponsored by the Jamestown Education Foundation and the PTO. More details to come in the Warrior.

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Don’t forget about two new rec programs to help with the winter blues. Young adult pickup basketball takes place on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9. Adults can play pickup soccer on Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon. All programs are held at the recreation center.

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Girl Scout cookie time just came and went. But I am sure you will be able pick a box or two locally. Thin Mints and immediate gratifications are rarely found in the same sentence.

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Facelift of the year: 44 Southwest Ave. Gorgeous.

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Don’t forget that the Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation needs your help. The wish list for its six-week Sea Adventure Camp includes masks, snorkels, flippers, fishing poles, fishing equipment, lobster traps, seine nets, bug boxes, a video projector and screen. The foundation is also looking for anyone involved in the sailing industry to speak with children who attend the summer camp. Call 855-6643 if you can help.

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Favorite gifts in our house this year: Bubba the fish, Just Dance Kids 2014, old-school Simon, and Skylanders.

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

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