From the island….
Let’s see what’s up!
• The Candidates’ Forum is tonight – sponsored by the League of Women Voters:
San Juan Island: Friday October 12 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Middle School Commons
• Mike Martin (the voice of the Wolverines) says:
On Friday night the FHHS Wolverines have a road game at Mt. Baker. The broadcast can be heard, in town at 1650 AM and anywhere at www.fhTinyRadio.com. Please let everybody know!
• If you’re lavender user, you’ll want to know about this (and if you’re not, this will get you started)…here’s more from Amelia:
Pelindaba Lavender Special Event!
Throughout the month of October we distill gallons of pure lavender essential oil at our on-site distillery. During the distillation process hundreds of gallons of lavender hydrosol are also produced.
Come see the distillation process in action and fill your own container with bulk Organic Lavender Hydrosol at a very special price! Our Organic Lavender Hydrosol is an ideal means of bringing the all-natural antiseptic, cleansing and insect repellent properties of lavender essential oil to a wide range of personal care, household, work spaces and other uses. It’s organic, multi-use and produced right here on the island! U-Fill Price $3 per pound – be sure to bring your own clean container. Contact Website: http://www.pelindabalavender.com/
Dates: There are 4 dates for this event: October 12, 13, 20, 21
Location Including Street Address: Pelindaba Lavender Farm, 45 Hawthorne Lane, Friday Harbor Time: 12pm-2pm at the Distillery
• It was cool to hear about this (you can also see Bo in The Crucible this weekend::
Dr. Bo Turnage of Friday Harbor has completed his advanced training education in oral surgical reconstruction, specific to bone grafting and implant placement. He received his instruction from Dr. Geoffrey Berg DMD, an oral reconstruction specialist from Oregon, Health Sciences University.
The ability to repair bone defects and to use oral implants to replace missing teeth and improve denture retention are procedures Dr. Turnage is proud to add to his practice and will make possible the convenience of accomplishing these procedures locally.
For more information please call or stop by Dr. Turnage’s practice at 180 First Street, Suite 9, 360-378-4913. firstname.lastname@example.org
• Here are a couple of soccer-related things, shared by Travis Ayers:
1.) Kevin and Rachel Porter are traveling to Africa to train soccer referees. Please see Kevin’s note below and consider helping this cause!
This November my daughter, Rachel and I will be going to Tanzania and Kenya to teach several people how to be soccer referees. We will be going with a non-profit organization called New Vision Soccer (NVS). New Vision has over 120 boys involved in soccer in Tanzania and is starting a program for both boys and girls in Kenya. They are hoping to encourage girls to get involved in Tanzania also.
New Vision is promoting more than just soccer. The requirement for these young people to play on a NVS soccer team is they must attend school. Often teenage boys and girls either stop going to school or cannot afford to attend secondary school. New Vision helps to pay for some of the costs of school while using the opportunity to learn and play soccer to encourage school attendance.
Soccer is a worldwide sport. These boys and girls have an opportunity to play against other teams once a week for most of the year.   ;However, they have no trained referees. Their present method of choosing referees is to pick an honest spectator to referee the game. Rachel and I have the opportunity to teach the laws of the game to a select group who will then become the official referees of the area.
We are very excited about helping in this venture. We also thought it would be awesome to have our soccer community in Friday Harbor help these children in Tanzania and Kenya. Our Idea is to provide the NVS Club referee uniforms for those who participate in the referee clinic. We expect 10 to 15 participants. Each of these uniforms cost about $50.
If anyone from the Friday Harbor Soccer Community is interested in donating or would like more information please contact Kevin Porter at 378-7035; cell# 298-0794; kid86dad (at) gmail.com.
Since this is a non-profit organization any donation can be tax deductible
Thank you very much
Kevin & Rachel Porter
2.) Clare Meeker is offering a workshop at the Library on how to make soccer balls on Sunday, October 14th at The San Juan Island Library from 2-4pm.
I am a local children’s book author and part-time resident of Friday Harbor. I recently published a book for 7-12 year olds called Soccer Dreams: Playing the Seattle Sounders FC Way which is licensed by the MLS.
In the workshop, we will make soccer balls out of recycled plastic bags tied with nylon rope like Todo, the main character in my story who played soccer with this type of ball in Kenya, like kids all over the world.
I will also talk about some of the teamwork tips the coach and Sounders FC players shared when I interviewed them for the book. Soccer Dreams combines a fictional story with full-color photos and profiles of the Sounders FC coach and players. A flyer can be seen here.