Topic: Around Here


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

The book about Friday Harbor continues to sell well.…

Written on March 14, 2009 at 2:59 pm, by

That book about Fri­day Har­bor that Mike & Julia Vouri (right) wrote with the His­tor­i­cal Muse­um con­tin­ues to sell well…Museum Direc­tor Kevin Lof­tus says you can still pick up your copy at the Muse­um, so drop by & get it. The book starts with a pic­ture of Fri­day Har­bor from the har­bor in 1883, and tells  Con­tin­ue Reading

Taking tourism on the road.…

Written on March 14, 2009 at 2:13 pm, by

The Vis­i­tors’ Bureau here in the islands is pret­ty active when it comes to spread­ing the word.…last week they were in Olympia vis­it­ing with our new­­ly-mint­ed state sen­a­tor Kevin. Here’s more from Robin: On March 9, Deb­o­rah Hop­kins and Robin Jacob­son of the San Juan Islands Vis­i­tors Bureau, as well as Car­ol and Bog­dan Kul­min­s­ki of  Con­tin­ue Reading

Islanders noted for helping with salmon recovery.…

Written on March 14, 2009 at 1:53 pm, by

You know, one of the rea­sons the local killer whales are on the endan­gered species list is a short­age of their main din­ner: salmon. Recov­er­ing the salmon’s pre­vi­ous num­bers is a key to restor­ing a healthy ecosys­tem… and sev­er­al islanders have been key to that recov­ery effort. Here’s more from Bar­bara Rosenkot­ter, who is the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Fill out the survey.…

Written on March 14, 2009 at 11:56 am, by

Tim & Shan­non & the bike club want to hear from you — this is get­ting off to a great start (that’s Pamela Williams out bik­ing with Ian last sum­mer, right): The San Juan Island bike club is look­ing for input from local bicy­clists and would love to have any­one who is inter­est­ed go to our  Con­tin­ue Reading

The Gulliksons are back.…

Written on March 14, 2009 at 11:31 am, by

It was a nice sur­prise to see Glen and Bob­bie (right) on the fer­ry yes­ter­day — they’re back from their tour of the States (and a chunk of time in sun­ny Flori­da) to move back aboard on their boat & return to work on the island.