Topic: Around Here

A new paint job…

Written on June 3, 2009 at 5:25 am, by

When Teri McPad­den changed the name of her dress shop from Dominique’s Cloth­ing to Be Chic Bou­tique a cou­ple of weeks ago, that was the begin­ning — she also has re-paint­ed the place. That’s her hus­band Skip paint­ing Mon­day — it’s all done, now, with trim the col­or of her new sign. Mkaes a nice  Con­tin­ue Reading

83 today, or more…

Written on June 3, 2009 at 5:24 am, by

It’s been pret­ty warm since last week­end, and more of it today — the fore­cast (see the weath­er link at the top of this page) is for a high of 83 today, and sun­ny. Get out­side & play! ‑oo-

Keeping a roof over their heads.…

Written on June 2, 2009 at 10:13 am, by

Jan Bol­l­winkel-Smith says there’s excit­ing news on the fundrais­ing front for the Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre, which helps assure, among oth­er things, that the place won’t leak. Here’s more: The­atre Receives $60,000 Chal­lenge Grant  The San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre is receiv­ing a boost in efforts to main­tain its 20-year-old facil­i­ty. The Con­fi­dence Foun­da­tion of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia has award­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

In the aftermath of the fire.…

Written on June 2, 2009 at 6:41 am, by

After this week­end’s fire at Pelind­a­ba Laven­dar Farm, many islanders were ask­ing — how can they do busi­ness this sum­mer? What’s gonna hap­pen? And, first & fore­most, is every­body OK? Amelia Pow­ell from the Farm responds, with this press release: Pelind­a­ba Laven­der Farm Recov­ers and Regroups after Dev­as­tat­ing Fire Fol­low­ing the dev­as­tat­ing fire that con­sumed its  Con­tin­ue Reading

Farmers’ Market…on Wednesdays AND Saturdays!

Written on June 2, 2009 at 6:18 am, by

You can tell it’s spring when the flow­ers come out & the wea­her gets nice & the birds start singing…and the Mar­ket gets going, out­side. Well, last year, the Mar­ket start­ed to  have a Wednes­day edi­tion besides appear­ing on Sat­ur­days, and that’s back in action now — here’s more from Lei Nakatani from Noot­ka Rose  Con­tin­ue Reading

A hundred books…no sweat.…

Written on June 2, 2009 at 6:00 am, by

Adri­enne from the Library want­ed you to know about this.…hey, you were gonna read a lot this sum­mer, any­way, right? Here’s more: On Wednes­day, June 17th, Sum­mer Read­ing Starts! Every­one can par­tic­i­pate in Sum­mer Read­ing! Adults can enter to win week­ly draw­ings and get books from the Friends of the Library Trea­sure Cove — or  Con­tin­ue Reading

Relay for Life profiles: John Boyd

Written on June 2, 2009 at 5:20 am, by

Peo­ple help out with Relay for Life for dif­fer­ent rea­sons. Over the next few weeks, let’s hear from some of the folks who are doing the Relay this year. This week, here’s what John Boyd (Spon­sor­ship Chair) has to say: I always thought that the Boy Scout mot­to of “be pre­pared” was an apt one.  You  Con­tin­ue Reading

Sunday at Lime Kiln…

Written on June 1, 2009 at 5:40 am, by

Folks were tak­ing real­ly long pic­nics at Lime Kiln State Park yes­ter­day, hop­ing the res­i­dent whales would come along, but the orcas did­n’t come by, and Bob Otis (who spends sum­mers track­ing their jour­neys & not­ing behav­ior pat­terns at the light­house) told me the orcas haven’t been around for a week or more. Tran­sient killer  Con­tin­ue Reading