Topic: Around Here

Hear! Hear!

Written on May 1, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

The oth­er day Sta­cie Baisch dropped by the office to say hey & show me how much Ben­jamin has grown — he’s only nine months but grow­ing fast… not walk­ing yet, but I’m guess­ing he’s doing alge­bra and study­ing French. Sta­cie tells me she’s still work­ing with her audi­ol­o­gy patients at San Juan Holis­tic Health­care  Con­tin­ue Reading

The baseball boys, in sixth grade.…

Written on April 30, 2009 at 7:38 am, by

That’s FHHS ace pitch­er Richie Ochoa in the pho­to — in sixth grade. Here’s a port­fo­lio of many of our present play­ers who played Orcas this week (and beat ’em Tues­day, and Merid­i­an yes­ter­day) — click here to see what the team looked like in 2003.

Gaylord to run again.…

Written on April 30, 2009 at 7:18 am, by

I have no idea if Coun­ty Pros­e­cu­tor Randy Gay­lord is going to run for his office (I for­got to ask), but I know he’s going to have a run this week­end. When I vis­it­ed with him on the fer­ry to Orcas last night, he told me he’s got a 100K run in Cal­i­for­nia at the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Crop circles…aliens for peace!

Written on April 30, 2009 at 5:32 am, by

I saw this art­work on the way to the west side the oth­er day, on the right on Beaver­ton Val­ley Road right before Egg Lake Road. I can’t help but think it looks great from the air…and it’s def­i­nite­ly an idea whose time has come.

Litter situation is better, but work remains…

Written on April 30, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

My friend Lori Stokes just dropped off this note for you, includ­ing a list of places that need help get­ting picked up: Lit­ter Pick­­er-Uppers Rock!!!!! By Cap­tain Pick-It Up, mas­cot of the San Juan Island Anti-Lit­ter Ini­tia­tive Two years have passed since the Imag­ine No Lit­ter! cam­paign was launched by the San Juan Island Anti-Lit­ter  Con­tin­ue Reading

Sam’s Dog Massage — now in business!

Written on April 29, 2009 at 12:06 am, by

I just got this note from my friend Becky Shanks, who is pret­ty proud of our friend Sam Ban­ry (that’s him in the pic­ture with Lola Miche­lin and she is the Direc­tor of Edu­ca­tion of the North West School of Ani­mal Mas­sage, receiv­ing his diplo­ma) — here’s more: Sam Ban­ry has just com­plet­ed a 6  Con­tin­ue Reading

Boating from Roche to Nanaimo? Read this first…

Written on April 29, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Ever since I went to the Com­modor­e’s Ball (here are the pic­tures) & found out there are a LOT of boaters (and cap­tains & crew) on the island, I fig­ured you’d like to hear from oth­er sailors.… Ken charts the way, with detail & video & insights — read his blog here.

Book signing this weekend…

Written on April 29, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Ruth at water­works gallery has a book sign­ing to open a show by Cather­ine Eaton Skin­ner which runs from May 2 – May 24..she’ll be sign­ing her book, “Unleashed”…here’s more from Ruth: Pub­lished in con­junc­tion with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton Press and Wood­land Park Zoo, this book por­trays the ani­mals that dwell in the wild­ness of  Con­tin­ue Reading