Around the island….
Islanders are gearing up for the summer & the nice weather ahead – get outside & play! Here’s more:
• It’s fun to see a maestro at work, and that’s what you’ll see when you drop by this estate auction this weekend – auctioneer Mike Adams is one of the best (I’ve seen him in action!)! Here’s more:
Big Estate Auction this Saturday
San Juan County Fairgrounds
Garden, furniture, tools, hardware, rugs…lots of great items!
Click here to see more photos. Preview Friday night 5 to 7 and Saturday morning 8 to 11 am
Live auction starts at 11 am!
Put on by Islands Auction Company • 378 2638 in Friday Harbor
• Just heard from Teri at Be Chic Boutique:
We just received a new shipment of TOM’S shoes!! They are absolutely gorgeous and will go quickly. Hurry in before your size is gone!
The TOMS motto: With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need. One for One.
• Ruth at Waterworks Gallery is kicking off her “On The Surface” show this weekend with an artist talk by Abi Spring – here’s more:
May 19 – June 9, 2012
ON THE SURFACE
Kathryn Trigg, Monotypes, Joan Stuart Ross, Encaustic and Abi Spring,
Kiln Formed Glass
Each of these artists explores the surface of paper, canvas or glass in a different manner.
Working with printing inks and paper, Kathryn Trigg infuses the paper surface with up to 30 layers of color creating an amazingly complex colored surface. Joan Stuart Ross continues her process with encaustic painting and ongoing affair with nature in the wild, culminating in this new series of paintings. Abi Spring, a former painter and a current kiln glass worker, explores glass from a painter perspective without
embedding volumes of color.
Artist Talk and Reception: May 19 Abi Spring
• Stretching the week – getting closer to the season! Here’s more from Anna Lisa at Duck Soup Inn:
Just a quick note to let you know that this week we are expanding our days of operation from Thursday through Sunday. We are still offering Happy Hour on Fridays from 4-6! Thank you so much!
• Can you lend a hand for an islander in need? Here’s more:
Tim Lance and Tami Derby moved from California to Friday Harbor in early 2009. He worked at Marketplace for 3 years becoming the Dairy Manager and then for Carlson Enterprises.
Shortly after being laid off and having no medical insurance, Tim began to experience severe abdominal pain. He went to see Dr. Gossom and was referred to a doctor on the mainland. After several months of doctor visits off island, screenings, losing 40 lbs., and dealing with severe pain, Tim was scheduled for surgery.
On January 3, 2012 Tim had surgery and spent 9 days in the hospital. Tami took time off work to be with him during surgery and to help in his recovery. A few days after being released from the hospital they noticed his incision was infected. He had acquired MRSA while in the hospital.
There were more visits to the surgeon, and daily visits to doctors here. Tami arranged her work schedule so she could go home and care for Tim. Their medical bills have been accumulating and are well over $100,000 at this point. He is recovering still and now looking for a job. We, his friends, would like to help him.
• There’s a movie this Sunday at the Library in German – here’s more from Mary Doerflein (and you’re invited!):
The cherry blossoms are blooming as Rudi befriends a dancer living precariously in a tent in a park near Tokyo and continue to bloom as the dancer, in turn, befriends Rudi as time swallows up his life’s tenure: Sunday, May 20th, 6:30pm at the San Juan Library Meeting Room. Sponsored by the German Interest Group (GIG). In German with English sub-titles.