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Around the isle…

Posted on April 22, 2011 at 8:25 am, by

Let’s get up-to-date with what’s going on ’round here…people gonna read this today & think all we do is eat around here: • It’s the 30th, not this weekend (like I said earlier this week)….Remember I told you that on Saturday -  Pablito’s hosts Jesse Berube & Nickie Davis for an evening of ukeleles, fine  Continue Reading


Happy Earth Day!

Posted on April 22, 2011 at 7:43 am, by

Time to plan the birthday cake. Then plan how many mouths can we feed. Really. As the sun rises on our beautiful island, I hope you have good & meaningful things planned for this day celebrating the planet that holds us, that sustains us, that offers us the wonder of the colors of changing seasons,  Continue Reading

Kudos for “Trying”

Posted on April 22, 2011 at 12:30 am, by

There are just two weekends left for Island Stage Left’s production of “Trying,” and people are loving it. Here’s Louis O’Prussack’s take on the show: Going to the theatre in New York usually requires a large commitment of time and money, with no guarantee of a great performance. Yet, the potential for seeing a play  Continue Reading

Merrily on the ferry…life is but a dream

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 7:40 am, by

A friend off-island the other day said something: “When you come here, the ferry ride is just an hour or so, right? It’s not that long.” Yeah, kinda. You know how when you have a planning phase, and an emotional overlay to an experience, it gives an extended life to whatever you do? For example:  Continue Reading


Three notes: Food on the island…

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 7:11 am, by

Here are three quick things you’ll want to know about (if you’re not thinking about where your food’s coming from, you really are watching too much tv!): • Remember we talked about how Ryan, Cody, and Parker are putting together a Greenhouse Project as their Community Project, at Friday Harbor High? First, it sounds like  Continue Reading


Morning song for you, so far away……

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 9:41 pm, by

Here’s JT around 1988 or so, with “Song for You, So Far Away….”


San Juan Island notes….

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 8:23 am, by

Someone told me that if I put “San Juan Island” in the title of this posting, the Update would shoot to the top of the search engines. Sounds fun (and I’ll do an experiment any time I can – it’s always fun to see how things work), but I told them you don’t use a  Continue Reading


Thought for today: It’s obvious to you. Amazing to others.

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 7:13 am, by

That great idea – are you like me? When someone else has a great idea (like Derek, with this little video, below), I tell everyone how great an idea it is. When the idea comes from me, I’m less excited…. Derek Sivers explores this, and shares a way for you & me to add to  Continue Reading


Lions roll to three-peat in Knowledge Bowl….

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 12:54 am, by

Last night’s Knowledge Bowl was fun, as it has been for 17 years now. The annual event at the Community Theatre features seven teams (three of kids, four of service club-related adults) trying to knock down the answers to questions posed by MC & ace social studies teacher Jim McNairy all evening, while the audience  Continue Reading


Irish tune in the morning…

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 12:45 am, by

Haven’t met anyone who’s ever heard the Corrs & not loved ‘em…so what do you get when you back ‘em up with the Chieftains? Pretty amazing music…here we go:


Around our scepter’d isle…

Posted on April 19, 2011 at 2:19 am, by

OK, we’re not REALLY scepter’d, but we have fun anyway – here’s more: • Have you seen my cat? Nala (right) wandered off late last week & I’m kinda wondering how she’s doing…she’s about 8-9 pounds with a white bit on the tip of her tail & no teeth in her lower jaw. I live  Continue Reading


Pumpin’ it…

Posted on April 19, 2011 at 2:17 am, by

It looks a little like a construction zone over at IPS on Carter Avenue – because they’re doing construction. Things are going to be better when all is done – here’s why from Island Petroleum Services’ boss Kate Schuman: Hi Ian! In response to customers’ requests, the IPS gas station on Carter Ave. is installing  Continue Reading


Fun with marriage…a workshop

Posted on April 19, 2011 at 1:41 am, by

Monique & Vic Woodward have gotten rave reviews for their workshop – you might want to check it out! Here’s more from Vic: Here is something for the “Update…” and the Community Calendar. Monique and I are presenting Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage at the Earthbox Motel again. We have been presenting this  Continue Reading


Morning song for you….Jason Mraz with “I’m Yours”

Posted on April 19, 2011 at 12:44 am, by

Yes, it’s OK to swing it when you’re eating your oatmeal, baby…helps the sun come up. Here’s Jason:

Checking in….

Posted on April 18, 2011 at 12:10 pm, by

Let’s see what the next few days hold: • If you went to the movie Rio on Friday night last weekend, you may have been surprised that folks stayed & hung out during the credits, then rose with a standing ovation when islander Peter Chan‘s name popped up (he was there, by the way.) Not  Continue Reading


Around our island….

Posted on April 15, 2011 at 10:09 am, by

Over the hills, over the sea: • Tomorrow night at The Rumor Mill, The Loons (Avery Adams and friends) are playing – drop by & check ‘em out! Tonight – it’s The Sliders! • Cynthia tells me the evening Zumba class for Monday night is cancelled, but that men are still free in April! Be  Continue Reading


Spring Street International School schedules annual fundraiser…

Posted on April 15, 2011 at 9:16 am, by

My friend Caroline is spreading the word about the upcoming dinner/auction – here’s the deal: Hi Ian, did you know that 60% of Spring Street International School (SSIS) students receive tuition scholarships? That’s why we need to get the word out that the SSIS Live & Silent Auction, “A celebration to raise money for scholarships,”  Continue Reading

Joni, in the morning…

Posted on April 15, 2011 at 8:24 am, by

Salmon recovery….

Posted on April 15, 2011 at 7:22 am, by

Just got this from Barbara at the County: Request for Salmon Recovery Project Proposals The San Juan County Lead Entity is requesting project proposals for the San Juan Islands for the Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) grant cycle.  The SRFB administers grant programs for protection and/or restoration of salmon habitat.

Bits of this & that…

Posted on April 14, 2011 at 11:35 am, by

Catching up around the island: • A little bird tells me today Jack and Carole Woolsey are celebrating their 50th anniversary (this Thursday, April 14). Congratulations, you two! Way to go! Meanwhile, it was today in 1990 that Sharon & John Boyd got hitched – happy 21st anniversary to you! • Lots of soccer, tennis (today),  Continue Reading


Midweek, and getting over the hump….

Posted on April 13, 2011 at 10:34 am, by

Around town, around the island, around the house…. • Wahoo – it’s the San Juan Singers at the Community Theatre this weekend! Here’s more from Jan at SJCT: San Juan Singers Welcome Spring! San Juan Singers is all about SPRING in their festive concert: Poems, Prayers, and Promises on Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and  Continue Reading



Posted on April 13, 2011 at 9:13 am, by

Pat & Stella tell me there’s a locals’ special as Zip San Juan opens for the season – here’s the deal: Zip San Juan is open!  We are zipping everyday and want you to enjoy the fun.  We are offering tours on Monday through Thursday at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. And on Fridays Saturdays  Continue Reading

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