Around the island….
Let’s see what’s going on:
• Sandy has some leftover plants from her sale – now’s your chance to help her out:
I had a great plant sale yesterday but still have a table full of vegetable starts to help find homes for. To that end I will be holding a customer, neighbor and friend appreciation sale today from 1-5pm. Veggies, and a few herbs and perennials available free—asking only for donations for the Brickworks rehabilitation project in return. See you there. 316 Bailer Hill Road (look for the plant sale sign.)
Here’s the word from Dori & Kate at Stillpoint School – it’s graduation season!
Hey, Ian -
Happy June!! We wanted to send you two fun pictures. The first is of our 2012 graduates, Caroline and Mia! We held our Graduation and Promotion Ceremony yesterday, and it was fabulous! We even had sunshine. The second photo is of our new sign, which was donated by a community member to celebrate the successful completion of our 5th year!! We hope you’re doing very well and are having a wonderful start to June!
Dori and Kate
• You know the outrigger club still meets at the Jackson’s Beach boat launch, right? They get together each Tuesday & Thursday at 5 and Sunday at 10….Shannon Calverly says anyone is welcome! Come give it a try (you’ll love it!)
• Phil & Robin have a show at The Bean Café coming up this weekend – here’s the story – see you there!
Opening this Friday, June 15, local artists Phil Tate and Robin Meyer-Tate will exhibit their art at The Bean Cafe 6-8pm. Oliver Strasser will be providing music. More than a dozen art pieces ranging from maritime models fashioned in the classic tradition, sculpture, and impressionistic oil painting will be shown.
Phil’s life has been a passion for boats. Robin grew up in a family of artists, minored in studio art at UPS, and studied painting, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, and art history in graduate school.
Four years ago Phil and Robin married. A gift of their coming together has been a nurturing of their creative.
This show is a celebration of their inspired life together.
• Just spoke to Traci Walter & she says the marine mammal stranding training is coming up – here’s more:
The San Juan Islands Marine Mammal Stranding Network began operating as a program of The Whale Museum in 1981. It operates under the auspices of the National Marine Fisheries Service through a Stranding Agreement which allows responders to investigate, collect data and potentially handle live and dead marine mammals that come ashore.
Most of our live strandings involve harbor seal pups. When appropriate, some live animals are transported to Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Dead animals in fresh condition are studied through necropsies conducted at the University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs by scientists from The Whale Museum and the SeaDoc Society.
Since 2002, the Network has been largely funded by the John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program. The NW Regional office in Seattle recently compiled statistics on all the strandings networks operating in Washington and Oregon.
By working with local residents and visitors to the San Juan Islands who, by circumstance, encounter a dead or injured marine mammal, we are providing a long-lasting educational experience that builds a stewardship ethic in those it touches.
If you are interested in assisting in field response and necropsies, then you will need to attend the training session. This is a very fascinating and unique opportunity, we hope you’ll join us! Questions? Please email Amy Traxler at Amy@whalemusuem.org or Traci Walter at Traci.firstname.lastname@example.org
June 12th – Orcas Island – West Sound Community Hall – 9:00am to about 11:30am
Parking: You may park at the Sea Doc Office that is just west of the hall located at the corner of Crow Valley Rd and Deer Harbor Rd.
June 13th – San Juan Island – above the Firehouse Station – 11:30am to about 1:30pm
Location: Corner of West St and 2nd St Above the town firehouse station. It is within walking distance from the ferry to accommodate those coming from other islands, the door to gain entrance to go upstairs is the door closest to the empty lot.
Ferry info: There is an interisland boat that gets to Friday Harbor at 11:15am, the next interisland boat back leaves at 2:20pm.
Parking: Public parking on the street or at the 8 hours parking by the courthouse, the lot adjacent to the firehouse is private and we can’t park there or in front of the firehouse.