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Posted March 16, 2009 at 10:09 am by

By three meth­ods we may learn wis­dom: First, by reflec­tion, which is noblest; Sec­ond, by imi­ta­tion, which is eas­i­est; and third by expe­ri­ence, which is the bitterest.

Con­fu­cius

Eatin’ doughnuts on a rainy day.…

Posted March 16, 2009 at 9:18 am by

Joanna on Sunday morning at the Rocky Bay Cafe.

Joan­na on Sun­day morn­ing at the Rocky Bay Cafe.

That’s my pal Joan­na at the Rocky Bay on Sun­day morning…she and her mom Shan­non Evans (who teach­es at FHES) were check­ing things out after church.

Eatin’ doughnuts on a rainy day.…

Posted March 16, 2009 at 9:18 am by

Joanna on Sunday morning at the Rocky Bay Cafe.

Joan­na on Sun­day morn­ing at the Rocky Bay Cafe.

That’s my pal Joan­na at the Rocky Bay on Sun­day morning…she and her mom Shan­non Evans (who teach­es at FHES) were check­ing things out after church.

What’s up for the kids, this summer?

Posted March 15, 2009 at 10:27 pm by

Deb­bi wrote and says she’s look­ing to make a com­plete guide for kids about what they can do this sum­mer — and she needs your help. Here’s more:

Hey, Ian!

I have a favor to ask.

I’m work­ing on the SJI Sum­mer Activ­i­ty Cal­en­dar for our Youth 2009. This will be our third year to offer this to par­ents, fam­i­lies and to our com­mu­ni­ty. The cal­en­dar is FREE with the help of the San Juan Island Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion. I’m in the midst of col­lect­ing infor­ma­tion from var­i­ous peo­ple and orga­ni­za­tions, but thought, maybe I’m miss­ing some­one! Would you be able to inquire if some­one is offer­ing a new or unad­ver­tised youth pro­gram this sum­mer on SJI, they could con­tact me to add it to the calendar?

Last year’s cal­en­dar came out of neces­si­ty for me. I found some pro­grams weren’t adver­tised well, so they were can­celled because of low par­tic­i­pa­tion, or oth­ers would fill up before I heard about them. So, hav­ing all the infor­ma­tion in one place, made it a bet­ter sum­mer for my kids! The cal­en­dars will be avail­able at the Children’s Fes­ti­val (May 2) at the SJIPC booth and will be mailed out from the SJISD parent/guardian mail­ing list and var­i­ous email groups.

I feel the more pro­grams we can add, the more use­ful this tool becomes for fam­i­lies! I put mine on the refrig­er­a­tor and we kept on top of what was avail­able through­out the summer!

Thanks again, Ian, for your sup­port of the pro­grams we’ve been involved in. It takes a Village…

Deb­bi (fincher@rockisland.com)

What’s up for the kids, this summer?

Posted March 15, 2009 at 10:27 pm by

Deb­bi wrote and says she’s look­ing to make a com­plete guide for kids about what they can do this sum­mer — and she needs your help. Here’s more:

Hey, Ian!

I have a favor to ask.

I’m work­ing on the SJI Sum­mer Activ­i­ty Cal­en­dar for our Youth 2009. This will be our third year to offer this to par­ents, fam­i­lies and to our com­mu­ni­ty. The cal­en­dar is FREE with the help of the San Juan Island Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion. I’m in the midst of col­lect­ing infor­ma­tion from var­i­ous peo­ple and orga­ni­za­tions, but thought, maybe I’m miss­ing some­one! Would you be able to inquire if some­one is offer­ing a new or unad­ver­tised youth pro­gram this sum­mer on SJI, they could con­tact me to add it to the calendar?

Last year’s cal­en­dar came out of neces­si­ty for me. I found some pro­grams weren’t adver­tised well, so they were can­celled because of low par­tic­i­pa­tion, or oth­ers would fill up before I heard about them. So, hav­ing all the infor­ma­tion in one place, made it a bet­ter sum­mer for my kids! The cal­en­dars will be avail­able at the Children’s Fes­ti­val (May 2) at the SJIPC booth and will be mailed out from the SJISD parent/guardian mail­ing list and var­i­ous email groups.

I feel the more pro­grams we can add, the more use­ful this tool becomes for fam­i­lies! I put mine on the refrig­er­a­tor and we kept on top of what was avail­able through­out the summer!

Thanks again, Ian, for your sup­port of the pro­grams we’ve been involved in. It takes a Village…

Deb­bi (fincher@rockisland.com)

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Posted 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.…

Posted March 15, 2009 at 2:30 pm by

Tom Doenges, AKA Tom Henry

Tom Doenges, AKA Tom Henry

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 by going to this page and look­ing for “Rockin’ the Reces­sion” — (it’s after the Dust Storm sto­ry, and before “Bar­bie Turns 50”), or you can go straight to the YouTube ver­sion, so you can see the song with­out all those reporters talking.

All about chocolate, from Ecuador.…

Posted March 14, 2009 at 3:24 pm by

Enrique won't be here this week, but the presentation at the Library is still on.

Enrique won’t be here this week, but the pre­sen­ta­tion at the Library is still on.

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: http://slowfoodlandandsea.blogspot.com/

Enrique Cer­da, the truf­fle mak­er from the Kallari choco­late cooperative
who was to vis­it SJI won’t be here. The U.S. embassy in Ecuador has been
hold­ing up his pass­port and visa. (Con­tact info for the embassy is on our
web page).

His trans­la­tor and intern Bec­ca Roeb­ber, who also lives and works with
Kallari coop­er­a­tive in Ecuador, will have a choco­late tast­ing and
pre­sen­ta­tion about Ecuador, sus­tain­able farm­ing, indige­nous rights, the
very suc­cess­ful Kallari choco­late farm­ers’ coop­er­a­tive, and prob­a­bly a
lit­tle about the pol­i­tics that hold up visas. The pre­sen­ta­tion is called:

“FROM BEAN TO BAR”
WED. 3/18 at the SJI LIBRARY MEETING ROOM from 3:15–4:45 pm.
1010 Guard St. Fri­day Har­bor 360–378-2798
Admis­sion is free, and the meet­ing room holds 35 people.

Kids love chocolate....

Kids love chocolate.…

Bec­ca will bring a lot of Kallari choco­late — “the best choco­late on earth”.

The truf­fle class sched­uled for 3/18 was full, but is can­celed due to
Enrique’s absence. He hopes to vis­it next year…

Our Youth web page has pic­tures of some of our recent activ­i­ties. We’ll
post more pic­tures and sto­ries soon -

http://sites.google.com/site/landandseayouth/pictures‑1

Best wish­es,

Lin­da and Maureen
Land & Sea Slow Food Fri­day Harbor/San Juan
slowfoodlandandsea@gmail.com
360–472-0880 Maureen/360–317-5890 Linda

Chocolate beans.....

Choco­late beans.….