2014-01-30 / News

Island Chatter

By Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas

Help an eighth-grader out. The Lawn School graduating class is hosting a pasta supper and silent auction to help pay for its class trip to Washington, D.C., in June. The event will be held at the Melrose School on Friday, Feb. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. They are available from any eighth-grader.

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Teens should check out Xtreme Video Night this Friday (Jan. 31) at 7 p.m. at the arts center. The event is a collaboration between Kettlebottom, the teen center and the JAC teen advisory.

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Did you know it is never too cold to exercise outdoors? It burns more calories, increases endurance and endorphins, and it is energizing. Just don’t forget your hats, gloves, wind resistant clothing and layers. And don’t slip on the ice.

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Three teams – Storm Spirits, Rasta Robots and Sharknado – represented Lawn School at the First Lego League robotics tournament held at Bryant University over the weekend. Sharknado and Storm Spirits brought home the top two awards. 
Courtesy / Chris Cowa n Three teams – Storm Spirits, Rasta Robots and Sharknado – represented Lawn School at the First Lego League robotics tournament held at Bryant University over the weekend. Sharknado and Storm Spirits brought home the top two awards. Courtesy / Chris Cowa n Three teams from Lawn School competed in the First Lego League invitational at Bryant University over the weekend. The teams were Storm Spirits, Rasta Robots and Sharknado. Jamestown brought home two top awards, with Sharknado finishing in first place and Storm Spirits finishing in second.

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Happy 80th Birthday to Twin Oaks. Rare still means purple center.

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The thrift shop at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church is a bargain hunter’s dream. Clothing, books, jewelry, children’s toys, household items, furnishings, electronics – all available at affordable prices. The shop is also an ideal place to donate items. Hours are Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and Thursday nights from 6 to 8. Any questions, email Susan at faysu02@hotmail.com.

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The Lawn School ski club is praying for snow.

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The rec department is offering two introductory tae kwon do sessions with Master Jo-Ann Pizzi for anyone ages 10 and up. The first session will be Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the rec center. The second session is at the same time the following Saturday. The cost of $30 includes a uniform. Visit the recreation page on the town website to register. Questions? Call Jill at 423-7260. If there is enough interest, they will continue offering classes to earn belts. Wear comfortable athletic clothes please.

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The Scholastic book fair begins Friday and runs all next week at both island schools.

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Reminder to eighth-grade students and their families who will attend North Kingstown High next year. You are invited to attend the annual informational night on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

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Signs of summer: Registration opens Saturday for the Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation’s Sea Adventure Camps. Weeklong programs at Fort Getty include sailing and intro to marine biology. The camps are for children ages 6 to 16. I hear there are some great additions this season. Call Meg at 855-6643 with any questions. Check out CISF.clubsitesolutions.com for schedules and registration details.

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Who didn’t get their flu shot?

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Anyone know when Tallulah at The Shack will be open again? One of our readers is craving a burrito.

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Girl Scout cookies have arrived. No. More. Thin. Mints

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

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