Topic: Around Here

ASU snubs Obama.…

Written on May 13, 2009 at 7:38 am, by

It’s near­ly grad­u­a­tion time here, and we all have grad­u­at­ing on our minds. As some­one who took some­thing like sev­en years to get out of col­lege, I have a place in my heart for peo­ple who don’t earn degrees quick­ly, or at all. Today, the Pres­i­dent gives the com­mence­ment address at Ari­zona State (Alice Coop­er is  Con­tin­ue Reading

Raising money for ferry tickets for cancer patients.…

Written on May 13, 2009 at 6:31 am, by

The fundrais­er this past week­end went well — here’s more from Marie DiCristi­na:  Sorop­ti­mists are hap­py to report Sat­ur­day’s Par­adise Par­ty Bowl-a-Thon fundrais­er was very suc­cess­ful.  The grand total is $12,754.54. What is real­ly won­der­ful is the job Kel­ly Williams did (pic­tured at Islander’s Bank)  — she raised $3238 by her­self! This event funds the  Con­tin­ue Reading

For a good time…go to the Whale Museum’s “Celebration of the Orca Greeting Ceremony” this weekend…

Written on May 13, 2009 at 5:57 am, by

Think of the places that define what our island is about: Lime Kiln, Roche Har­bor, Memo­r­i­al Park, the fer­ry, and…the Whale Muse­um. Well, this week­end is your chance to sup­port this island trea­sure & have fun while you’re at it. The Muse­um’s Amy Traxler has more: The Whale Muse­um’s upcom­ing 3rd Annu­al ‘Cel­e­bra­tion of the Orca  Con­tin­ue Reading

Laurie King’s new book…

Written on May 13, 2009 at 5:44 am, by

Lau­rie King’s book “Fol­ly” has won numer­ous awards, includ­ing being the book cho­sen as the book to read for the Fri­day Har­bor Cen­ten­ni­al this year. Set on a fic­tion­al island in the San Juans, it’s a sto­ry of woman who moves here to get away from peo­ple but instead ends up finds a new sense  Con­tin­ue Reading

Relay Idol — it’s tonight!

Written on May 13, 2009 at 4:40 am, by

Corey tells me this was great last week — drop by! Here’s more: Last Wednes­day May 6th was the first night of Relay Idol Audi­tions.  30 songs and a total of $152 raised for the Amer­i­can Can­cer Soci­ety lat­er, the Judges have final­ly nar­rowed it down to three con­tes­tants: Jake Beliv­eau sang “Free­dom 90” by George  Con­tin­ue Reading

Update on the Burke girls…

Written on May 13, 2009 at 12:05 am, by

The oth­er day I saw Cyn­thia Burke at the gro­cery store & asked how the girls were doing — it was fun to see her face light up as she told me about their adven­tures & the things they have ahead. I asked if she’d write a bit of that up, and she sent me  Con­tin­ue Reading

Selling those hot dogs.…

Written on May 12, 2009 at 7:43 am, by

You rec­og­nize the Kiwa­nis Club’s hot dog booth — the caboose seems like it’s at events all over the island! It was on hand for the Chil­dren’s Fes­ti­val a cou­ple of week­nds ago, with Kiwa­ni­ans: Tam­my Cot­ton (Vice-Pres­i­­dent), Reni McCutcheon, Julie Corey (Pres­i­dent) and Lori Ron­haar on hand to give away over 800 dogs dur­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Sports update: The entire playoff picture ahead.…

Written on May 12, 2009 at 7:27 am, by

It was great to see the base­ball boys on the way to their dou­ble vic­to­ries on Sat­ur­day morning…Coach Rich Warin (in pho­to with Kim, one of our favorite teach­ers at the ele­men­tary school) does a super job of keep­ing the guys focused on the game ahead, and the results have been good. The base­ball team  Con­tin­ue Reading