Topic: Around Here

Tim & Shannon get hitched! Wahoo!

Written on June 22, 2009 at 6:34 am, by

If there are any two peo­ple made for each oth­er on this island & this plan­et, it’s my good friends Shan­non Dean & Tim Dus­trude. They’ve been long­time sweet­hearts & best friends, and as I’ve watched them in action over the past 10–11 years, they make a great team. Tim announced they got mar­ried Sun­day to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Sunny skies over a beautiful garden…

Written on June 21, 2009 at 9:41 pm, by

If you haven’t been out to Roche Har­bor late­ly, it’s worth the trip just to see the awe­some job gar­den­er Alana Dunn does there…it was espe­cial­ly pret­ty in the sol­stice sun this week­end. ‑oo-

How they grow.…

Written on June 21, 2009 at 9:37 pm, by

Sure was nice to see Joan Mainville-Davis  & Grif­fin on the Hiyu on Sat­ur­day (I was on my way to a wed­ding there). They last appeared in the Update when he was maybe 36 hours old, because I ran into her & him at Music on the Lawn, right after she & hus­band Chris Davis had brought  Con­tin­ue Reading

The ferries — new schedule, old boat…

Written on June 21, 2009 at 9:23 pm, by

        If you’re going off-island, be sure & check two things: The new sum­mer sched­ule kicked in this week­end, so make sure you’re look­ing at the right one (or bet­ter yet, check the link at the top of this page). And…the Hiyu (35-car sized boat) is han­dling the inter­is­land route this week. May  Con­tin­ue Reading

It’s final: The Buck Property annexation

Written on June 21, 2009 at 9:18 pm, by

It took three years, but it looks like it’s a done deal. Here’s more from the Home Trust’s Nan­cy DeVaux: Annex­a­tion Final­ized: Home Trust Plans for “Sun Rise” Being Com­plet­ed Annex­a­tion of the 46-acre Buck prop­er­ty was final­ized by adop­tion of an ordi­nance by the Town Coun­cil on June 18. The Town Coun­cil also amend­ed the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Open House: IPS on Monday

Written on June 21, 2009 at 9:15 pm, by

Kate just dropped me a note to let you know: New Own­ers for Island Petro­le­um Ser­vices (IPS)   On April 1st Jim and Kate Schu­man pur­chased Island Petro­le­um Ser­vices, more com­mon­ly known as IPS, from Char­lie and Lynn Mey­er. IPS oper­ates the gas sta­tion locat­ed at 315 Carter Avenue as well as the fuel dock at  Con­tin­ue Reading

Visiting friends…

Written on June 21, 2009 at 9:02 pm, by

It’s always good to have friends drop by, espe­cial­ly if it’s your birth­day. ‑oo-

You’re from the Northwest, if.…

Written on June 19, 2009 at 12:46 am, by

John Simon sent me this to share with you — it’s been around a bit, but it’s a good self-check for you: You are from the Pacif­ic North­west if: 1. You know the state flower (Mildew). 2. You feel guilty throw­ing alu­minum cans or paper in the trash. 3. Use the state­ment “sun break” and know what it means.  Con­tin­ue Reading