2014-03-13 / News

Island Chatter

By Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas

Hero of the Week: Robin Tregenza just completed her ninth and final season with the Lawn School ski club. She has done an amazing job running the ski club. It is a lot of work organizing 40 kids to take them skiing at Yawgoo every Wednesday after school in the winter months. Who will be the next person to step up and take over the ski club? You would make 40 kids very happy. You could also be Hero of the Week.

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Check out this month’s Rhode Island Monthly. One of the featured homes is Petra and David Laurie’s home at 15 Dumplings Drive. Barnacle literally clings to the rocks. Great article with beautiful photos.

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I already have three events being held at the Fort Getty pavilion this summer.

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Attention North Kingstown High parents: There is a post-highschool planning event on Wednesday, March 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. It’s a great night to meet with various professionals, military personnel, NCAA delegates, college reps and other industry leaders.

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High-school juniors and their parents are invited to junior-parent night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the NKHS auditorium tonight.

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Happy Birthday to Nora Santamour.

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Congratulations to Melrose School fourth-graders Holly de Gray Birch and Bridgette Toland. Holly’s flag design, based on the theme “Indigenous Rhode Island,” was a second-place winner in the contest sponsored by the Rhode Island Art Education Association in celebration of National Youth Art Month. Bridgette’s flag design will be on display at the association’s conference in San Diego this month.

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Welcome to the island Sherri Martin, our newest Jamestown resident.

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More camp info: learn about tennis, baseball and basketball camps on the recreation page of the town’s website.

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Tickets are on sale for Jamestown Community Theatre’s spring production, “Three One Acts Plus.” One weekend only, the performances are on April 4, April 5 and April 6. Tickets are still at a special price, $5 in advance, $7 at the door. This is not a musical. One is a dramatic theater piece, and the rest are comedies.

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“Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth.” I don’t want to like this song, but when I hear it, I feel, um, happy.

*** Casey Weibust’s drypoint etching “Wednesday” (yes, Wednesday from the infamous Addam’s family) won best print in the annual South County Art Association photography and printmaking show. The show will be up until Saturday at the Helme House at 2587 Kingstown Road near URI. Casey is an islander and a 2010 graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She teaches at the Jamestown Arts Center and is assistant art advisor for the MET School.

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Don’t forget to check out artwork at the library from every Melrose School student. Younger students are on display until tomorrow. Then work from the third- and fourth-graders will be displayed until March 28.

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The following students from Lawn School were recognized for their artwork and will be on display at the Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center. Fifth grade: Audrey Raupp and Emma Cotsonas. Sixth grade: Hayden Alves, Justin McCarthy and Cameron Van Note. Seventh grade: Ani Ayvazian-Hancock, Mary Baertlein and Payton Neal. Eighth grade: Donald Neal and Dominique Salisbury. Take time to visit the museum this month to see the wonderful display of children’s work. Opening is tonight from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

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

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