Getting ’round the island.…

Posted December 1, 2012 at 2:31 am by

Autumn in the islands, and on the by Jim Maya

There are lots of things going on.…look around & see where you’re gonna land:


• A quick note: A lot of folks saw the ambu­lance at Edith Dick­in­son’s house Fri­day afternoon.…I just dropped by & checked with her daugh­ter Sal­ly & she says Edith had a reac­tion to some med­i­cine & went to the new hos­pi­tal (she says Edith thought it was a pret­ty good hos­pi­tal!), and was home rest­ing last night.…Sally asked if I would share that with you, and thanks every­one for their con­cern & is glad for your good wishes.…


• It’s this week­end: Farm­ers’ Mar­ket at the high school on Sat­ur­day from 10am-1pm — see ya there!


• Heard about some­one who was going around to the booths at the Hol­i­day Mar­ket­place last week­end & offer­ing to booth-sit & make it so folks could hit the head.…pretty cool. That’s what islands are for.…


• Emi­ly Reed says this is a great one:

“Win­ter is the King of Show­men” con­tin­ues at the Islands Muse­um of Art through Decem­ber 22. This exhi­bi­tion fea­tures the diverse work of 48 artists from San Juan, Lopez, Orcas and Wal­dron. 232 A Street (above the fer­ry lanes). Hours: Th-Sun 11–5.


• Remem­ber late sum­mer, when Jonathan Liv­ingston Seag­ul­l’s (and San Juan Islands res­i­dent) Richard Bach crashed his plane here on the island? The 76-year-old author is still in the hos­pi­tal & hav­ing trou­ble speaking…his web­site (with snail-mail address) invites you to send him a note & wish him well.


• Last sum­mer, the author of Death at Sea World, David Kir­by, dropped by the island to pro­mote & sign his book, which I found to be a com­pelling read…he pre­pared this arti­cle about us  here on the island, them there in the sea, and made a well-pro­duced video as well fea­tur­ing Sea World for­mer train­ers (much of the water shoot­ing was aboard Hobbes Buchan­nan’s boat).…check it out.


• Sam Leigh at Right of Way Dri­ving School has great news:

Drop by!

APPROVED! Right of Way Dri­ving School is now offer­ing a test­ing site with­in The Com­put­er Place at 327 Argyle Ave to begin con­duct­ing the Depart­ment of Licens­ing (DOL) Offi­cial Knowl­edge Test and Drive/Skills Test for new licens­es in San Juan Coun­ty begin­ning Tues­day Dec 4th 2012.

Tri­al walk in hours for the Knowl­edge Test will be from 11am to 3pm on Tues­days, Wednes­days and Thurs­days and by appoint­ment Drive/Skills Test.

For more infor­ma­tion call Sam Leigh at 360–298-4399 or vis­it
ROWDS cost does not include DOL appli­ca­tion fees.-Instruction per­mit appli­ca­tion fee $25.00 and Grad­u­at­ed license appli­ca­tion fee $45.00


• There’s a book release par­ty on Orcas you might be inter­est­ed in (at Darvil­l’s at 6pm on Wednes­day next week), if you’re into archi­tec­ture — here’s all about this amaz­ing & beau­ti­ful­ly pro­duced book about Hank Schubart’s work around the islands: click here to see the amaz­ing pho­tos & work.…you’ll get the idea!


• Lit­tle unknown fac­toid: The San Juan Update web-pub­lished its first post­ing on Novem­ber 24, 1997 & cel­e­brat­ed fif­teen years of cel­e­brat­ing the island last weekend.…thanks for keep­ing it going!


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