Around the island…
Let’s take a quick look…
• This weekend, the Jesus Chords are playing in town, and are asking for a hand….good music AND you can help out – Juniper sent this over, from them:
On the night of May 7 our practice space in Seattle burned to the ground, taking with it $7000 worth of gear, including amps, PA, and Erik’s drumset of 22 years. Please join us this weekend as we try to recoup some of our losses. Friday: The FH Grange. Family fun, guest musicians. Potluck. 6:30-11:30. $10, kids free. Saturday: Herbs Tavern. No cover. Wild dancing and debauchery. 10-2. Please spread the word. Hopefully this weekend will get us close to getting Erik a new kit, which is our first priority. Many hands make light work, right? Btw, we love you. Xoxo
• Island kids have played for centuries in the bigleaf maple next to the barracks at English Camp, but it’s dead now & needs to come down. The picture above was shot earlier this week….here’s more from Mike Vouri, including a picture of the kids in the Crook family playing in the tree.++++
• Right behind the interpretive center at Lime Kiln State Park there’s a new place to eat – here’s what Cynthia Burke tells me she has going (I went out to check it out this week – looks good!) Here’s more:
Announcing the Grand Opening of Red Checkered Picnics located at Limekiln State Park. Cynthia Burke has spent many hours planning and creating a new business for locals and tourists visiting Limekiln State Park.
Red Checkered Picnics is a food kiosk located in the lower parking lot right behind the interpretive center. Please come and visit Cynthia and her crew and gather a picnic from the many items available. Cynthia creates many of the items at her catering kitchen – Cynthia’s, of Course. At Red Checkered Picnics you will find a deli case filled with an array of picnic items such as sandwiches, salads, spring rolls, sushi & herb baked chicken, cheeses, smoked salmon & more. Other coolers hold ice cream, juices & sodas.
Fresh coffee, pastries and assorted snack items from chips to protein bars are there for your picnic. And don’t forget the Ice Cream – Haagen Daz or old fashioned Ice Cream Sandwich to name a few of the choices. So – grab a friend and head to Limekiln for a picnic from Red Checkered Picnics - sit on the rocks or the many available picnic tables and watch the whales go by. Open everyday – 10:00 to Sunset! Phone number – 370-5810. Come and say hi!
• Island native son Joe Bongiorno tells me a couple of his solo piano playing friends are playing a house concert this weekend – here’s the scoop about Michele McLaughlin & Scott Davis‘ show this Sunday:
Scott D. Davis is from San Diego & is known world-wide for his intimate original music & passionate solo piano renditions of popular heavy metal songs. Here is a video of him playing “My Immortal” which has over 4 million views! Michele McLaughlin is from Salt lake City & composes, haunting, memorable melodies with a celtic influence. She has twice charted #1 on iTunes in the New Age genre & her hit song Irish Rain (video HERE) was the #1 song at Whisperings Solo Piano Radio for 2011.