About the Author
Ian Byington

I’ve been writing this & adding to it since 1997, and it has morphed into what you see now during that time – a collaborative effort between our community and me to tell the story of what makes an island tick, and to celebrate the cool things that happen.

Recent Posts by Ian

St. Paddy’s Dinner raises $14K for local women….

March 16, 2009 at 11:10 pm

Marie Dicristina reports that last Saturday’s dinner & auction went great (that’s Carol Jackson at the right; here are a gallery of photos from the night): Soroptimists want to send out a big Irish thank you to all that attended last Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Extravaganza Dinner and Auction. There about 150 attendees who helped raised  Continue Reading

The annexation hearing is Thursday….

March 16, 2009 at 10:46 pm

If you see a mob at the Mullis Center at 5:30pm on Thursday, that’s because the Town Council has scheduled a public hearing to review the annexation of the Buck Property. I asked Roxanna from the Town to send me a writeup of the proposed annexation, zoning, and developer agreement – here it is…check it  Continue Reading

The SJISD Superintendent Search meetings are today!

March 16, 2009 at 7:29 pm

The SJISD Superintendent Search meetings are Thursday of this week! These meetings are for gathering input and information from the school community and other interested parties. Timelines, schedules and desired qualifications in leadership will be discussed.  A survey is available to anyone who cannot make the meetings.  People can contact Maude at the district office  Continue Reading

Pay it forward….on the island. An approach to barter here….

March 16, 2009 at 11:10 am

Hi Ian, Love the new website! Great job. I recently saw a piece on Good Morning America on a “time bank” and thought it would be perfect for our small community. Please check out this page. It’s a way to pay it forward for services you can offer to someone in exchange for their services.  Continue Reading

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March 16, 2009 at 10:09 am

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. Confucius

Eatin' doughnuts on a rainy day….

March 16, 2009 at 9:18 am

That’s my pal Joanna at the Rocky Bay on Sunday morning…she and her mom Shannon Evans (who teaches at FHES) were checking things out after church.

Eatin’ doughnuts on a rainy day….

March 16, 2009 at 9:18 am

That’s my pal Joanna at the Rocky Bay on Sunday morning…she and her mom Shannon Evans (who teaches at FHES) were checking things out after church.

What's up for the kids, this summer?

March 15, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Debbi wrote and says she’s looking to make a complete guide for kids about what they can do this summer – and she needs your help. Here’s more: Hey, Ian! I have a favor to ask. I’m working on the SJI Summer Activity Calendar for our Youth 2009. This will be our third year to  Continue Reading

What’s up for the kids, this summer?

March 15, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Debbi wrote and says she’s looking to make a complete guide for kids about what they can do this summer – and she needs your help. Here’s more: Hey, Ian! I have a favor to ask. I’m working on the SJI Summer Activity Calendar for our Youth 2009. This will be our third year to  Continue Reading

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March 15, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Have you noticed that whatever sport you’re trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent? Dave Barry

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