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Let’s take a look at what we have going on:
• See you at the football game tonight (Friday)…the JV game has been moved to Lynden Christian on Monday. The varsity game (Friday) with LC is at 7pm, which has been adjusted for the ferry times…
• Did you hear islander Thor Hanson discussing the paperback release of Feathers on NPR’s Fresh Air program a couple of nights ago?
• Remember I mentioned to you that Eddie Bauer is shooting some print work here next week? Kimberly (with the project) says they could use “an older Ford Bronco or International in good condition, as well as a hinckley style picnic boat.” Can you help? Drop her a line at Wilder Productions <kwilderproductions (at) gmail.com>
• Hey, Leslie Byron tells me the Animal Shelter has a special case – here’s the deal (with caps) from their Facebook posting:
ALERT!!! DO YOU KNOW THIS DOG? THIS SWEET OLDER MINIATURE SCHNAUZER WAS FOUND COMING OUT OF THE WATER AT SOUTH BEACH ON SAN JUAN ISLAND ON SEPT 2, 2012. THERE WAS NO ONE ELSE ON THE BEACH. HE IS PARTIALLY BLIND AND DIABETIC. WE THINK THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE HE MIGHT HAVE FALLEN OFF A BOAT. IF YOU THINK YOU MIGHT KNOW WHO THIS DOG BELONGS TO, PLEASE CALL THE SHELTER AT 360-378-2158. PLEASE SHARE THIS POST, AS WE MAY NEED TO REACH OUT A WAYS TO FIND THE OWNER. THANKS!
• It’s time for the Open House at Friday Harbor Dentistry – today! Here’s more:
Our 9th Annual Open House & BBQ at Friday Harbor Dentistry is this Friday, September 7, from 11am to 2pm.
We hope you can join us for lunch! As always, we will have tri-tip steak and chicken on the BBQ along with homemade salads, cookies and more. We loving taking a little time each year to celebrate and to say THANK YOU to our family of patients and friends.
Everyone who attends will be entered to win a whitening treatment, Sonicare toothbrush or a professional cleaning. If you join our Facebook page you will be entered to win twice.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday!
With warm regards,
Michael T. Horn, DDS
Friday Harbor Dentistry
530 Spring Street
• Is Raging Main beer named after a waterpipe break, like the one we had last weekend?
• Just heard from the local Red Cross’s Sheila Harley that the tough times in the Gulf & in the wildfires of Washington had local help:
We can proudly say that our chapter is active in the Red Cross response operations for the disasters currently in the national news.
Alan Roochvarg from San Juan Island has just returned from serving as FSI Manager at the Taylor Bridge fire. Jerry McEylea from San Juan Island is stationed in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in charge of an Emergency Response Vehicle.
Carla Bigelow from Anacortes has deployed to Alabama and is currently at headquarters there.
We are thankful for their commitment and contribution to disaster relief to Taylor Bridge and Isaac operations.
• Just got this from the Home Trust’s Nancy DeVaux:
The future of affordable housing on San Juan Island is the subject of a San Juan Community Home Trust event on Monday, Sept. 17 at 5 pm at the Grange.
The public is invited to hear results of the over 50 interviews conducted recently with members of the local island community plus county, state and federal housing officials, as part of the Home Trust’s strategic planning process.
Glen Bruels, a retired management and technology consultant, now a San Juan Island resident and member of the San Juan Community Home Trust Board, will lead the discussion of survey results and potential plans for the Home Trust.
The Home Trust has recently finished Sun Rise, their second permanently affordable home project, and has been seeking community input advising their next steps.
“We need to look carefully at our strengths and weaknesses before we move forward in this time of economic uncertainty,” said Barbara Starr, chair of the Home Trust Board.
The community is encouraged to attend the event. Refreshments will be served.
• At the County Fair, the Democrats asked folks who came by what the biggest challenges in front of us are – here’s a report of that & a visit by a senator, from Democratic County Chair Sarah Crosby:
Local Democrats survey Islanders at Fair
Islanders think the most important national political issue is taking ‘big money out of politics.’ Locally, the big concern is about a possible coal terminal at Cherry Point, near Bellingham. Those are the results of an‘Important Issues’ survey of over 150 visitors to the Democratic Party booth at the recent San Juan County fair.
Energy and Climate Change were the #2 and 3 issues nationally, while concern about Solid Waste and CAO/SMP programs rated two and three on the local front.
Senator Maria Cantwell also visited the Democratic Party booth and spoke to a large gathered crowd in the aisle who engaged with her about their local survey issues. The two-term senator is now running for re-election, and remarked that in her first run for the Senate, the San Juan County Fair was her very first public venue.
“It’s good to be back among friends,” she said to great applause. She is shown with island resident Pat Miller.
• Mitzi Johnson & the DAR are celebrating Constitution Week next week – here’s more:
On August 21, the San Juan County Council read a proclamation in recognition and observance of Constitution Week from September 17th to September 23rd.
It was officially enacted on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower from a congressional resolution petitioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution, but it was George W. Bush who officially declared the inception of Constitution Week in September 2002. The purpose of the observance week is to promote study and education about the Constitution which was originally adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation on September 17, 1787
Members of the DAR will be available to assist teachers in preparing special classroom programs about the Constitution for the week of Sept. 17-22.
Please contact Program Chair, Minnie Knych at 378-7040 for more information