’Tis the season for end-of-year thank-yous

The Lighthouse Keeper
Keeping an eye on Jamestown

It was a lovely Christmas here at the lighthouse this year — though I always prefer a white Christmas — and I hope all of you are having a happy holiday season and best wishes for the new year.

Before the ball drops, let’s clear out the mailbag with some thankyou notes folks have sent.

Brad Bridges, the Scoutmaster for Troop 1 Jamestown wrote to say that Scouts from Troop 1 Jamestown contribute each year to the town’s holiday festivities by placing luminaries along Narragansett Avenue and the seawall at East Ferry for the annual tree lighting event.

This year, more than a dozen local businesses generously donated to the troop to defray the cost of supplies for luminaries and to support other Scouting activities throughout the year. Bridges wanted to thank those businesses, which were Cathryn Jamieson Salon, Conanicut Marine Services, Island Heron, Jamestown Hardware, Narragansett Café, McQuade’s Marketplace, Our Table, The General’s Crossing Brewhouse/Conanicut Brewing, Slice of Heaven, Forster Orthodontics and Island Rubbish Service.

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The Friends of Jamestown Seniors sent in note to say thank you to Boy Scout Troop 1 and the American Legion veterans for clearing out the senior center garden for the winter season.

“This is an enormous help and very much appreciated,” they wrote.

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Peter Carson, of Washington Street, dropped me a line to thank the town council for the opportunity to serve as a library trustee the last nine years since he has served his maximum time as a trustee and is leaving the board at the end of this month.

“It’s been a personally rewarding experience,” he wrote. “I recommend other Jamestown residents consider serving as a trustee next time an opening comes up.”

He also wanted to thank his fellow trustees who served with him, saying he found them “all committed to the purpose and preservation of the library and enjoyed working with them.”

“Finally,” he said, “Jamestown has been blessed with great library directors, including the current one, Lisa Sheley. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication Lisa.”

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Here are the standings after three weeks for the current season of Tuesday night trivia at the Narragansett Café. The 10-week season (with the lowest score being dropped) with a $200 top prize continues through Feb. 14.

TMIs 345
Shahknado 341
Rum Runners 340
Sexy Sailors 319
Young Sheldons 314