Notes around the island….
Did you know….?
• Looks like our old schools superintendent Steve Enoch is a finalist for the Seattle School District’s supe job – he left here for the Mead School District in the early part of the decade (2001), and has lately been in California at the San Ramon School District for the past four years, from which he resigned as of June, earlier this year.
Here’s the mention in the Post-Intelligencer.
• Speaking of California, I heard from former islander Elise Dufour that Avon’s daughter Alina had a grand opening last night of her Thai truck “Pop up Peanut” in Berkeley…like mom (Golden Triangle), like daughter…
She also says Devorah will be singing at the Sea Otter Classic Bike run at Laguna Seca just outside of Monterey from today to Sunday….
She also reports that Jesse Terry is getting married.
Thanks, Elise, for keeping us in touch!
• The Tease play this weekend at Herb’s, both Friday & Saturday nights! That’s Tim Lance on vocals, Tim Dustrude on guitar, Thomas Sandstrom on lead guitar, Steve Cutting on bass and Mister Conrad on the drums…they rock!
• You knew that Cody & Jenny (Guard) Anderson moved down to California last week, right?
• The Bean’s Open Mike is tonight from 7-9pm, and across the street at The Rumor Mill, Tony & T:FLO are putting on their band-backed karaoke, with Laura Chorba singing on Saturday night.
• Here’s sneak peek at the items up for auction at tomorrow’s Field of Dreams fundraiser….
• On Sunday, the Historical Museum will sponsor (at The Grange) historian Boyd Pratt, who will help present & then moderate folks’ stories about rabbits on the island from 3-5pm – come on by! Here’s the scoop:
Rabbit Tales 1930s – 1970s
A fireside chat about the history of rabbits on San Juan Island from the 1930s to 1970s.
Location: The Grange Hall, 152 North First Street, Friday Harbor
This will be a casual, informative and entertaining gathering of island families sharing stories about the bygone days with rabbits. Historian Boyd Pratt will present a slide show on the history of island rabbits and then moderate the story-sharing portion of the program.
Please bring your rabbit tales to share, and any historic island rabbit-related photos or memorabilia. Refreshments will be provided.
Quote of the day: “Only kings, editors, and people with tapeworm have the right to use the editorial ‘we’.” — Mark Twain
• The Daughters of the American Revolution selected Kyle as their essay winner – here’s more from Minnie Knych:
San Juan County Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated their a thirty year anniversary with a luncheon honoring the 2012 essay contest winner.
Friday Harbor Middle School eighth grader Kyle Jangard was honored at the DAR luncheon on April 17. For his prize winning essay, Kyle received a certificate and a check for $100 in addition to a medal for history achievement.
The topic of the essay was “Young America Takes a Stand: The War of 1812”. The contest open to all students in grades 5-8, is an annual contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution San Juan County chapter. The topic varies from year to year. This year’s topic is in honor of the 100th anniversary of the War of 1812, a turning point in American History.
The Jangard family was well represented at the luncheon. Kyle’s parents, Diana and Eric Jangard and his grandmother, Kay Erickson attended to see him receive his award. Kyle’s award winning essay was forwarded to the state DAR for judging at the next level of the essay contest.
• It was nice to hear from Suzy Juul how things are going, in the wake of last weekend’s terrible events in their family (here’s that story) – here’s her update, including how to donate to help out:
Thank you, Ian, for printing this story of Derrin, I am at a loss for words. But here is an update…
FAMILY AND FRIENDS UPDATE: A Trust Fund has been set up for Michele, Savannah and Heather. Anyone wishing to financially contribute to this may send checks to: Bank #7 Juul Family Fund 1003 Oklahoma Ave Woodward, OK 73801
Heather is doing much better! She’s off the ventilator and answering “yes or no” to questions, along with nodding her head. Hoping for leg surgery on Friday. If all continues to go well, she may get released from the hospital in 2 weeks.
Unfortunately, all 3 of the Allen-Juul’s family dogs did not survive. They were laid to rest on the family property.
Funeral arrangements have not been finalized yet. However, it will not occur until Heather is released from the hospital. For friends and family in Santa Rosa, California area, preliminary arrangements are being made to have memorial there. Will post info asap.
Michele and Savannah have been incredibly brave through this horrible tragedy!! They both appreciate all the love and support that have been given to them.
The Thorpe family wants to acknowledge all of Derrin’s friends and coworkers who have helped lift some of Michele’s burden by going through the debris which was once their family home and for guarding their few possessions left.
Many or all of them from Derrin’s work, TriCan. I don’t know who you are, but THANK YOU SO MUCH! I know my brother would be so thankful to you! A special thank you also to TriCan Co. who has been unbelievably generous by paying for a hotel for Michele and Savannah, near the hospital. TriCan has also offered to pay for airline tickets for Derrin’s dad, Torkil Juul and myself, Lisa Thorpe, Derrin’s sister.
Many companies/corporations would not offer this type of support, but TriCan has.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH, IT IS APPRECIATED (: