Getting all chalked up….

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 3:40 pm, by

One of the coolest parts of the Arts Fair last weekend was Chalk It Up! put on by Island Rec. Over 80 kids painted the sidewalks around the Courthouse, leaving a colorful splash on a sunny day.

Natural horsemanship demo this Saturday at States Inn….

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 1:27 pm, by

My friend Megan dropped me a note about this, this weekend – if you haven’t seen a Natural Horsemanship demonstration, you’ve missed out – it’s a wonderful show of the connection between rider & horse. Every year I’ve seen it at the Fair, it’s incredible & inspiring – make time for it. Here’s more from  Continue Reading

The Arts Fair was a blast…

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 2:32 am, by

There was a lot to like about this year’s Arts Fair, sponsored by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce. The two-day event featured booths of local artisans with all kinds of offerings: glasswork, jewelry, woodwork, photography, crafts & tons more. On the Courthouse side of the Fair was ongoing music, as well as food  Continue Reading

Music on the Lawn: Pig Kiss'n this week, cake next week

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 1:36 am, by

Every Wednesday night at 6:30pm…the music is good. Island Rec’s Sally Thomsen tells me the band this week at Music on the Lawn is pretty awesome, so already I was gonna go, but there’s another good reason: The Soroptimist Club’s Kiss for the Cure Contest, as people vote by donating a dollar a vote towards  Continue Reading

Music on the Lawn: Pig Kiss’n this week, cake next week

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 1:36 am, by

Every Wednesday night at 6:30pm…the music is good. Island Rec’s Sally Thomsen tells me the band this week at Music on the Lawn is pretty awesome, so already I was gonna go, but there’s another good reason: The Soroptimist Club’s Kiss for the Cure Contest, as people vote by donating a dollar a vote towards  Continue Reading

Encampment 2009 – this weekend…

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 12:52 am, by

There are a few things around San Juan Island you should never miss, and one of them is this weekend. The twelfth annual Encampment is set to begin Friday, and this year’s event includes the visit of a special lady. Here’s more from the Park Service’s writeup (and click here for pictures from the last  Continue Reading

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Posted on July 22, 2009 at 12:08 am, by

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. Frederick Keonig

Y'all come on down…

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 11:36 pm, by

It’s Southern, so you know it’s gonna be fun….here’s more from Jan Bollwinkel-Smith from the Community Theatre (click here for our previous writeup): You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll start saying “y’all” after seeing Robert Harling’s STEEL MAGNOLIAS. The play opens Thursday at 8:00 p.m. on the Whittier stage and features a special opening night  Continue Reading

Y’all come on down…

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 11:36 pm, by

It’s Southern, so you know it’s gonna be fun….here’s more from Jan Bollwinkel-Smith from the Community Theatre (click here for our previous writeup): You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll start saying “y’all” after seeing Robert Harling’s STEEL MAGNOLIAS. The play opens Thursday at 8:00 p.m. on the Whittier stage and features a special opening night  Continue Reading

Peter & Gordon… sing it again…

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 9:36 pm, by

Hard to believe that Gordon Weller passed away last week (he was only 64….) Peter & Gordon are best remembered for their tight harmonies and their great luck that an old mate of theirs wrote songs for them…Paul McCartney, who also dated Jane Asher, Peter’s sister. Here is their number one hit, World Without Love,  Continue Reading

Peter & Gordon… sing it again…

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 9:36 pm, by

Hard to believe that Gordon Weller passed away last week (he was only 64….) Peter & Gordon are best remembered for their tight harmonies and their great luck that an old mate of theirs wrote songs for them…Paul McCartney, who also dated Jane Asher, Peter’s sister. Here is their number one hit, World Without Love,  Continue Reading

Karen's book rocks…

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 9:14 pm, by

I got a chance to swing by the book-signing that Griffin Bay Books put on for Karen Burns’ Working Girl book (its full title: The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real-Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use), and ended up buying the book & reading it. She has great fun discussing how to make a  Continue Reading

Karen’s book rocks…

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 9:14 pm, by

I got a chance to swing by the book-signing that Griffin Bay Books put on for Karen Burns’ Working Girl book (its full title: The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real-Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use), and ended up buying the book & reading it. She has great fun discussing how to make a  Continue Reading

Passing…

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 6:16 pm, by

Tracy Roberson just dropped me a note to share with you: Nancy Adkins, 74, passed away at her home in Anacortes Wednesday, July 15, 2009.  She was surrounded by her loving family.  A full obituary will be published at a later date.  Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral chapel and Crematory, Anacortes and  Continue Reading

Taking care of your dog, in hot weather…

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 9:34 am, by

Just got a cool note with good ideas for taking care of your furry friend: Hello, Ian – Dr. Sonja Webster-Hills of Islands Veterinary Clinic asked that I forward the following website in the hope that you could post an informative article in the Update.  We have had a few inquiries about warmer temperatures and  Continue Reading

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Posted on July 21, 2009 at 12:07 am, by

It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way. Rollo May

Wags to Riches….wahoo!

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 12:02 am, by

Hey, I know these are tough times, but if you HAVE to go to a fundraiser this summer, consider the Animal Shelter’s Wags to Riches deal this weekend. It includes an auction, canine entertainment (dogs that fly!), a dinner that can’t be beat, and getting to hang around with folks you know. Can’t beat it.  Continue Reading

Reading: Shu's new book!

Posted on July 20, 2009 at 11:01 pm, by

His book is out! Here’s more about Shu’s book, which you can get at Griffin Bay Bookstore: A charming and original fable written in rhyming couplets, “to bee or not to bee” is the story of a young butterfly that doesn’t see his life’s true purpose, until he tries to be something he is not  Continue Reading

Reading: Shu’s new book!

Posted on July 20, 2009 at 11:01 pm, by

His book is out! Here’s more about Shu’s book, which you can get at Griffin Bay Bookstore: A charming and original fable written in rhyming couplets, “to bee or not to bee” is the story of a young butterfly that doesn’t see his life’s true purpose, until he tries to be something he is not  Continue Reading

Kevin Ranker hospitalized; replaced in tonight's lecture

Posted on July 20, 2009 at 7:01 pm, by

I was gearing up to hear Kevin tonight at the Whale Museum, as part of the WM’s summer lecture series, but he’s getting over a medical situation & can’t come (here’s more about that, from the Bellingham Herald.) The lecture is still happening, though, and people who care about the direction of protection of Puget  Continue Reading

Kevin Ranker hospitalized; replaced in tonight’s lecture

Posted on July 20, 2009 at 7:01 pm, by

I was gearing up to hear Kevin tonight at the Whale Museum, as part of the WM’s summer lecture series, but he’s getting over a medical situation & can’t come (here’s more about that, from the Bellingham Herald.) The lecture is still happening, though, and people who care about the direction of protection of Puget  Continue Reading

Star watch….

Posted on July 19, 2009 at 9:24 pm, by

Famous people sometimes come to the island – to buy real estate, to get away from the crazy crowds, or sometimes, just to eat. I heard that Seattle Mariners pitcher Garrett Olsen dropped by Haley’s during the All-Star break (he’s pitching tomorrow night, against Detroit). The waitresses reported to me that he’s “cute.” And Kathleen  Continue Reading

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