Around the island….
Let’s see what’s up:
• Sports update: The Wolverines won 21-14 in football while the soccer girls lost 5-1 to bigger-school Lynden this weekend….
• Hey – have you seen the super job Val Curtis is doing with Bonbon Break, her online mag? It’s evolving into a really good read – check it here.
• Here’s an update on Richard Bach’s condition (from his son) as he continues his recovery in Seattle.
• Sure was nice to run into Rhiana Franklin & her mom & dad (Suzanne & Ken) as she headed out for the University this weekend…in Nashville. I was coming home from Chattanooga where Josie & I got to spend ten days with my parents, while Rhiana’s been recording & performing in Nashville, where we all ran into each other at the airport on the way home.
So proud of her – she’s doing great things!
• There’s a compassionate communication class coming up at XYZ Movement Studio later this month, but the time to sign up is now! Here’s the word from Nancy Soan, who is offering the class:
I’m teaching a five week class in Compassionate Communication and Empathic Listening starting Sept 29-Oct 27, to be held Saturdays from 1:00-3:30 pm.
The course is a study of Marshall B. Rosenberg’s NVC, wherein one learns practical tools to connect constructively and compassionately with one another with skill, confidence, respect and understanding. Perhaps the most important part of this class is how one learns to connect with themselves compassionately; we cannot give to others what we do not have to give. This class is good for individuals, couples, parents, organizations and anyone interested in learning practical tools that lead to win/win situations and mutual empowerment. I will extend the discounted amount of $189 to September 15.
800 765-7608 x802
• I checked with Travis & the soccer association to see how last weekend & the season are shaping up for island soccer – here’s his report (by the way, “U15″ means “under 15 years old….):
We have about 265 kids registered for soccer this fall. I wanted to share this picture of the U11 Girls team after their 2-1 victory in Stanwood on a balmy Saturday. The popsicles were well deserved! This is the first year we’ve fielded an all-girls team at this age and hope to be able to continue it. On-island, we have U6, U8, and U10 coed teams. Starting at U11, we form teams by gender, and these teams have a few games at home, and most on the mainland. Starting around U15 or so, all of the games are on the mainland. In fact, the ‘home’ field for the oldest teams is in Burlington!
Travis Ayers, President
San Juan Soccer
• It’s great to hear that Susan D’Agostino is coming to town….I’ve done a couple of sessions with her with a process called The Journey, and it’s a wonderful healing modality.
She’ll offer a free presentation on Thursday night at 7pm at Lavendera Massage Center & will have appointments available on Friday there. Read more about her here; call Lavendera at 378-3637 to get your spot.
• It’s been a good time: Jen & Dan DeShon celebrate their 15th anniversary this week – congrats, you guys!