2014-02-06 / News

Island Chatter

By Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas

The Jamestown Community Theatre will do a small spring production for the first time in several years. Tryouts will be Monday evening at the Bridges Annex at 2 Hammett Court just off Howland Avenue. See Mary Wright’s letter to the editor in this edition for more details.

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Congratulations to Bill Munger who received the Excellence in Environmental Practices Award given out by the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association.

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If you want a good deal on some great auction items, come to Melrose School Friday night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jamestown’s eighth-grade class is hosting a pasta supper and silent auction to help pay for its class trip to Washington, D.C., in June. You don’t have to eat, just stop by to bid and support the kids. Highlights include America’s Cup sailing gear; a Farmaesthetics gift basket; a fourcourse dinner for two at Stoneacre Pantry; a multitude of gift certificates to restaurants; a catered dinner for 10 in your home; wine tasting for eight in your home plus hors d’oeuvres by Plantation at the Bay; Valentine’s Day packages and much more. Tickets for the dinner are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10.

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A sign of warmer weather to come? The Jamestown Soccer Association’s spring competitive practices have begun. Indoors, of course. ***

Jazz and more with John Murphy of Jamestown, Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8 a.m. He broadcasts from the URI campus and can be heard at WRIU at 90.3 FM for locals. Available anywhere in the world via the Internet at WRIU. org.

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The Jamestown Soccer Association is excited to host the most popular soccer camp again this summer. From July 28 to Aug. 1, Challenger Sports will offer programs at the Eldred Avenue fields. Register today at ChallengerS ports.com.

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You know I love a good rescue pet story. I have been writing about Bonnie for months, and am happy to report that she was adopted and reunited with her brother. The two are living in Warwick.

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Now up for adoption: Cocoa, a 7-year-old female chocolate lab described as a love, easy going and house trained. This 65-pound girl can be found working at Conanicut Marine most mornings. Stop by to meet her.

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The rec department is offering two sessions of introductory tae kwon do for anyone ages 10 and up. The classes with Master Jo- Ann Pizzi will be held at the rec center on the next two Saturdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m. The cost of $30 includes a uniform. Call Jill at 423-7260 to register.

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Grant Gillis, islander and a star of the North Kingstown High School basketball team, is having a great season playing for the Skippers. He also happens to be a grandson of islander Don Gillis.

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Are you dreaming of summer? Registration for the Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation’s camps are open. Learn about marine biology or how to sail from Fort Getty. Camps are for kids ages 6 to 16. Questions? Contact Meg at 855- 6643.

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It is report card week here on the island.

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Last winter my ProJo came in a bright orange bag. Not sure who made the decision to use white bags this year, but it is making for a much longer trip to the driveway in the morning.

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

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