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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.

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Chamber Music San Juans – tonight!

November 10, 2012 at 11:08 am

A Concert of “Ones…Twos…and Threes” November 10 Chamber Music San Juans’ next concert of its silver anniversary season brings together a trio of CMSJ veterans for a concert brimming with ones, twos and threes—that is, solos, duos and trios— for clarinet, cello and piano.  Joining clarinetist and artistic director Patricia Kostek at San Juan Community  Continue Reading

Around the island…..

November 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Getting a few details down, ’round here – let’s check in: • Yeah, there was a quake last night, pretty big one – off northern Vancouver Island – here’s the scoop on the 6.3 shaking. +++++++ • Heard that Sandy Cameron passed away….gonna miss him volunteering at the Theatre, setting up Robert Burns dinners, and  Continue Reading

Sparkle, oh ye waters….

November 8, 2012 at 6:41 am

A restful start to the day….here’s “Sparkling Waters” by one of my favorite solo piano artists, David Nevue:

It’s the Anniversary Sale at Griffin Bay Bookstore this weekend!

November 7, 2012 at 11:58 am

GRIFFIN BAY BOOKSTORE ANNUAL SALE Anniversary Open House on Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am—6:00 pm 20% off on all books in the store If there’s been too much chaos in your life recently, there’s one sure thing you can count on: Griffin Bay Bookstore’s annual Open House and Sale on Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am—6:00  Continue Reading

The returns are in…

November 7, 2012 at 1:35 am

I’m guessing you’re up-to-date on the election results, but if you want to check the Washington State results, click here (it’s the Secretary of State’s elections page), and here are the County results. It’s going to be an interesting year ahead, as the County voted to change the County Council from six to three people  Continue Reading

“A Walk in the Woods” opens Friday….

November 6, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Celebrated playwright Lee Blessing’s “A Walk In The Woods” tells the story of an improbable friendship, as two people attempt to understand each other across an ideological divide.  Full of humor and tension, the play invites us to consider the differences and similarities between psyches and societies, war and peace, man and woman, as the  Continue Reading

Around the island….

November 6, 2012 at 12:08 am

Big day on the national scene, so keep your eye on all that (you know you have till 8pm to vote, right? Or get your ballot in the mail….) and let’s see what’s going on around here: • Hey, drop by and hear the Steve Keys Trio at The Rumor Mill on Wednesday night! +++++++  Continue Reading

Getting ready: Lessons from the East Coast, and the West Coast….

November 5, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Just visited with Brendan at the grocery store, and he told me this essay was coming our (yours & mine!) way…..it’s been a crazy couple of weeks….and now, are we ready? Here’s more: What can the islands learn from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the BC quake? by Brendan Cowan, Emergency Management Director for  Continue Reading

The Staves, with “Mexico”

November 5, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Here’s my new favorite group – see what you think!

Do you have your ticket yet?

November 5, 2012 at 12:01 am

It’s the dinner of the year – be there! Here’s more from The Whale Museum’s director, Jenny Atkinson: It is almost time for the 4th Annual “Black & White Night” dinner event!  The event will be held on Monday, November 5, 2012, at Friday Harbor House on San Juan Island. The unique event will feature  Continue Reading

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