Topic: Around Here

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

Written on March 16, 2009 at 11:10 pm, by

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.…

Written on March 16, 2009 at 10:46 pm, by

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 out.  Con­tin­ue Reading

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

Written on March 16, 2009 at 11:10 am, by

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

Eatin’ doughnuts on a rainy day.…

Written on March 16, 2009 at 9:18 am, by

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?

Written on March 15, 2009 at 10:27 pm, by

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 offer  Con­tin­ue Reading


Written on March 15, 2009 at 3:34 pm, by

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

Tom rocks out, the country dances.…

Written on March 15, 2009 at 2:30 pm, by

Last Fri­day, CNN aired a report on their iRe­ports sec­tion about Tom Doenges’ song, “Look­ing for a Bailout”.… I got reports from all over the coun­try (Chris­tiane Bier­mann was the first, writ­ing from Port­land, and remind­ing me that Vikky Dau­ci­u­nas did the real­ly cool video work. Way to go, Tom!) You can see the CNN report  Con­tin­ue Reading

All about chocolate, from Ecuador.…

Written on March 14, 2009 at 3:24 pm, by

Lin­da & Mau­reen have been help­ing the folks with the Slow Food Project & the cool direc­tion that healthy eat­ing is going on the island (I love it! Have you eat­en at the high school late­ly? It rocks!) Here’s more from our friends: Please see our lat­est update: Enrique Cer­da, the truf­fle mak­er from  Con­tin­ue Reading