2014-04-24 / News

Island Chatter

By Stephanie Heelan Cotsonas

ongratulations to another

Jamestown gold-medal winner, Gregory Ball, who competed in the Special Olympics track-and-field time trials recently at Gaudet Middle School in Middletown. Gregory is part of Special Olympics North Kingstown, and he won the 200-meter dash and competed in the shot put. He will also compete in swimming, which is his favorite, at the area games at URI that begins May 30.

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Play ball. Jamestown baseball’s opening-day parade will be held Saturday, May 3, at 9 a.m. The league is still in need of coaches. If you’re interested, email james townbaseball@gmail.com.

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Green Up Day is Saturday, April 26, from 9 to 11 a.m. Baseball families are asked to come and help us get the fields in game-day condition. Clean up the dugouts, pull out some weeds and lay down the foul lines.


Gregory Ball finished in first place in the 200-meter run in the time trails held recently at Gaudet Middle School in Middletown. He will compete in the Special Olympics regional event at URI on May 30. Gregory Ball finished in first place in the 200-meter run in the time trails held recently at Gaudet Middle School in Middletown. He will compete in the Special Olympics regional event at URI on May 30. ***

Looking for a weeklong, overnight summer camp experience for your teenager? Be one of the first teens aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry tall ship, Rhode Island’s unique at-sea adventure. Campers will take turns doing all of the jobs required to run a ship: helping the chef, learning to navigate, furling the sails and standing watch. Campers are encouraged to learn from sailing, rather than learn to sail. It can truly be an experience of a lifetime that will open their minds to new possibilities. Check out the ship and camps at OHPRI. org or call Michelle Bush at 954- 2787.

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Don’t forget about Jamestown Community Chorus’ upcoming spring concert, “Vive La Difference.” Performances will take place Saturday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. For more information or tickets, call chorus director B.J. Whitehouse at 423-1574 or visit James townChorus.com.

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Don’t miss the launch party celebrating the release of “Swim That Rock,” a middle-grade novel by islander Jay Primiano and John Rocco, on Saturday, April 26, from 7 10 p.m. at the Jamestown Arts Center. RSVP to jayprimia no@cox.com. “A young workingclass teen fights to save his family’s diner after his father is lost in a fishing-boat accident.” More on Page 5.

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Conanicut Marine Services has new front windows. Looks good.

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The N.K. High School sailing team is looking for donations of nautical items or good nauticalthemed household items for its yard sale that will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to noon at the North Kingstown Town Beach. If you have any donations, the high-school sailors can send someone to pick up your items. Call 864-8695. Or you can drop them off on May 2 between 6 and 8 p.m. at the beach. Thank you in advance.

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Word of the week: Promposal.

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Save the date: The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 17, at East Ferry Memorial Square. There will be a fine selection of established plants from Jamestown gardens, including colorful geraniums, vegetables, herbs and container gardens.

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Check out the Jamestown Bar & Grille (the old PAC) for their spring steak fry on Saturday, April 26, at 6 p.m.

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Frosty Freeze is open. Yum.

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Any green thumbs antsy to get out and garden? The Friends of the Library will host a pruning presentation by Jim Normann on Saturday, April 26, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the library. He holds a botany degree from the University of Rhode Island. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 423-7280.

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After our tough winter, the schools have released a revised calendar, and the last day of school is officially June 24. Happy Fourth of July.

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

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