Around the island.…

Posted August 23, 2012 at 5:33 am by

They rock & they roll.…The Tease put on a great show at The Rumor Mill ear­li­er this month (that’s bassist Steve Cut­ting, gui­tarist Tim Dus­trude, and Thomas Sand­ström (on chair & gui­tar) cut­ting loose, with singer Tim Lance in the back­ground & Con­rad (on drums, not pic­tured but def­i­nite­ly there).…the guys also put on a great show at the Fair last week.

Hope you’re get­ting out­side  — quick, before the sum­mer’s over.…here are some of the folks you’ll see around the island:

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• Mar­garet Bark­er says there’s still room:

St. David’s Day School has lim­it­ed open­ings for our Fall 20012–2013 Ear­ly Learn­ing and Kinder­garten Enrich­ment pro­grams for ages 3–5.  Class­es meet Mon­day-Thurs­day from 8:15–11:00 and 11:15–3:00.

St. David’s is an ear­ly child­hhod facil­i­ty that pro­vides oppor­tu­ni­ties for preschool chil­dren to explore,reason, cre­ate, prob­lem solve and com­mu­ni­cate with a cur­ricu­lum that nat­u­ral­ly engages the devel­op­ing mind.

For infor­ma­tion call Mar­garet Bark­er, 298‑4161 or email sddayschool (at) gmail.com. Appli­ca­tions avail­able at saintdavidsepiscopal.org

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Avery Adams is fea­tured along with Ed Wil­son at this week’s Fri­day Har­bor Art Market.…photo by Ted Strutz.

• The Art Mar­ket con­tin­ues for two more weeks — here’s more from coor­di­na­tor Deb­bie Pigman:

Thurs­day, August 23. Fri­day Har­bor Art Mar­ket, 5–8pm. Brick­works Plaza. 
The art mar­ket, show­cas­ing the work of about 20 artists, wel­comes Good Earth Farm with their fresh, local pro­duce, as well as two new artists, sell­ing sea glass jew­el­ry and mixed media items.

Music will be by Ed Wil­son (5–6:30pm) and Avery Adams (6:30–8pm) and mas­sage will be pro­vid­ed by Laven­dera Day Spa. Con­tact Deb­bie Pig­man 360 378‑0951.

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• Drop by Isle Be Jam­min’ on Spring Street — Kirk is start­ing up the fall lessons for gui­tar, ukelele and more this week!

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US Sen­a­tor Maria Cantwell took a moment to pose with a young friend at the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty’s booth last Fri­day at the­San Juan Coun­ty Fair…photo by Ali­son Lon­g­ley (thanks, Alison!)

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• Islanders help with the Cle Elum fire in Cen­tral Wash­ing­ton — here’s more from Chief Steve Marler:

On the after­noon of Tues­day, August 14, two fire engines left San Juan Island to assist near­ly 1,000 fire­fight­ers from around the State of Wash­ing­ton to bat­tle a wild­land fire near Cle Elum.

When they left San Juan Island, the “Tay­lor Bridge” fire was rapid­ly grow­ing, threat­en­ing mul­ti­ple homes and pow­er lines, and was com­plete­ly uncon­tained.  Since their arrival, Lieu­tenant Tad Lean and Fire­fight­ers Michael Hen­der­son, Matthew Dobbs and Joseph Foriska have been work­ing the night shift, help­ing to keep the fire from jump­ing con­tain­ment lines and look­ing for spot fires.  As of Mon­day morn­ing, the fire has grown to more than 23,000 acres but is now near­ly 50% contained.

San Juan Island Fire Res­cue par­tic­i­pat­ed in the Statewide Fire Mobi­liza­tion Sys­tem, coor­di­nat­ed by the State Fire Mar­shal.  The sys­tem reim­burs­es par­tic­i­pat­ing agen­cies for their costs.  The fire­fight­ers that par­tic­i­pate gain valu­able expe­ri­ence that they can bring back with them and share with all of the island’s firefighters.

San Juan Island Fire Res­cue serves all of San Juan Island – includ­ing the Town of Fri­day Har­bor – as well as Brown and Pearl Islands.  Through a con­tract with the State Depart­ment of Nat­ur­al Resources, the fire depart­ment also pro­vides wild­land fire sup­pres­sion for all of San Juan County’s non-fer­ry served islands.

Pre­dom­i­nant­ly staffed by vol­un­teers, the agency oper­ates eight fire sta­tions, numer­ous fire engines and oth­er vehi­cles as well as the region’s only fire boat.  In 2011, the fire depart­ment respond­ed to 285 calls for service.

Res­i­dents of Brown, Pearl and San Juan Islands are encour­aged to con­tact the fire depart­ment if they are inter­est­ed in becom­ing a fire­fight­er.  The next recruit acad­e­my begins on Sep­tem­ber 5th with an evening ori­en­ta­tion meet­ing at the Mullis Street fire station.

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Musi­cal group Sabu rehears­es music from the Malinke tribe of Guinea at Jack­son Beach on San Juan Island in Wash­ing­ton state on August 14, 2012. Pho­to by Aaron Shepard.

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Gretchen Allison’s Duck Soup Inn is fea­tured the “Just 5 More Min­utes” blog…great write­up! Pho­to cour­tesy of “Just 5 More Minutes.”

• There are beau­ti­ful pho­tos (hey, you got­ta see this!) and a won­der­ful write­up for Duck Soup Inn, one of the island’s trea­sures here. Just great.

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• This may seem a bit ran­dom, but I just read a great arti­cle about how the Finnish school sys­tem may offer some lessons in how to edu­cate kids better.…take a look & see what you think. It’s good to check out peo­ple who are doing it right.…

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• The parks are look­ing great, and there is still work to do — here’s more from the Nation­al Park Ser­vice’s Shaun Hubbard:

I would like to extend a thank you to the San Juan Islands Chap­ter of the Wash­ing­ton Native Plant Soci­ety for get­ting the word out, and to Mike Vouri and Jer­ald Weaver of the Nation­al Park Ser­vice for an infor­ma­tive walk and talk at Amer­i­can Camp on Sun­day August 12. We learned about the geo­log­i­cal and cul­tur­al his­to­ry of the prairie, how nature and humans have altered the land­scape, and about the Park’s Prairie Stew­ard­ship Plan.

There are only 3% of native prairies remain­ing in the Puget Sound region, and we are for­tu­nate to have the largest in the Coun­ty, right here in our own Nation­al His­toric Park (both at Amer­i­can and Eng­lish Camps). The health of the prairie is threat­ened, how­ev­er, and that is why the Park is embark­ing on a restoration/stewardship plan.

Now our Park needs to hear from us – what we envi­sion the future of the prairies to be and what are some ways to get there. Com­ment forms are avail­able at the Park’s booth at the Sat­ur­day Farmer’s Mar­ket or the Park’s office at 650 Mullis Street. You may also sub­mit com­ments online at www.parkplanning.nps.gov/sajh or by email at sajh_superintendent@nps.gov. Please send in your com­ments by Sep­tem­ber 4. Thank you.

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• Jan at Wolf Hol­low tells me they could use a handy­man vol­un­teer for a cou­ple of hours.…can you give a hand?

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• Let’s check what’s on tap at Laven­dera Mas­sage this week:

Heart to Heart
Thurs­day, August 23.  7–9pm

Frus­trat­ed with miscommunications?

Need­ing to feel heard, seen and understood?

Com­pas­sion­ate Com­mu­ni­ca­tion teach­es tools to con­nect empath­i­cal­ly and authen­ti­cal­ly with our­selves and oth­ers.  These tools enhance all rela­tion­ships for indi­vid­u­als, cou­ples, fam­i­lies, orga­ni­za­tions and ulti­mate­ly com­mu­ni­ties, engen­der­ing com­pas­sion between peo­ple.  This intro­duc­to­ry work­shop intro­duces a study of Mar­shall B. Rosenberg’s NVC, used in over 65 coun­tries bring­ing peo­ple togeth­er in peace and harmony.

Pre­sen­ter, Nan­cy Soans, has been train­ing the pub­lic for over 30 years in a vari­ety of areas, work­ing with chil­dren, indi­vid­u­als, cou­ples and orga­ni­za­tions.  See www.constructivecompassion.com.

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This is from a month ago, but what a great pic­ture of a rain­bow, as seen from the Elwha…photo by Rae Schouweil­er (thanks, Rae!)

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