Popeye makes a splash…

Posted on July 13, 2009 at 7:45 am, by

It was fun to see Popeye down at the marina last week…she was splashing someone on the dock, which was fun to watch. Couldn’t tell if she’s had her baby yet, but she didn’t look quite as large as when I saw her a couple of months ago…

Baby bear weather…

Posted on July 13, 2009 at 7:40 am, by

Heard somebody downtown say the weather right now is like baby bear’s porridge – not too hot, not too cold, it’s just right. Even with a little rain today (hey, the garden needs it!) it’s still nice to get outside & play. -00-

Back on the island….

Posted on July 13, 2009 at 5:57 am, by

      One of the great meeting places of the island is the produce section of King’s…that’s where I ran into Erin & Rowan yesterday…Erin told me that she and husband Dan Gillespie have moved over to Anacortes recently, where he still keeps his hand in elections stuff (he was our election supervisor here,  Continue Reading

New place for The Computer Place….

Posted on July 13, 2009 at 5:47 am, by

  It’s not hard to find where Paul moved The Computer Place to…he’s now located on the other side of San Juan Fitness. After years on the up-Argyle Street side of the health club in the spot where George & Milene Johnson got it started, Paul moved last month to the spot vacated last winter  Continue Reading

Quote

Posted on July 13, 2009 at 5:39 am, by

The moment you feel that you are a part of infinity and that infinity is a part of you, your limitations will cease and happiness will flow. Yogi Bhajan

Splash of Summer Color… this weekend!

Posted on July 13, 2009 at 12:49 am, by

The Arts Fair downtown next to the Courthouse and the Lavender Festival all take off this weekend on Saturday & Sunday – see ya there! Here’s more about the Arts Fair (click here!) and the Lavender Festival (click here!) And…a quick note: Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbie Pigman tells me three of their signs  Continue Reading

Presentation: Northwest Native culture in art & song…

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 9:19 am, by

Beth from the Library says this is going to be an engaging show: In Creation the Raven Sings at Grange Hall on July 12 at 2:00 p.m. On Sunday, July 12 from 2-3 p.m., acclaimed Northwest Coast Native artists Rande Cook and Francis Dick will bring their culture alive by connecting the elements of art  Continue Reading

Presentation: Northwest Native culture in art & song…

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 9:19 am, by

Beth from the Library says this is going to be an engaging show: In Creation the Raven Sings at Grange Hall on July 12 at 2:00 p.m. On Sunday, July 12 from 2-3 p.m., acclaimed Northwest Coast Native artists Rande Cook and Francis Dick will bring their culture alive by connecting the elements of art  Continue Reading

Quote

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 8:39 am, by

We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have yet to engage in a direct action campaign that was “well timed” in the view of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now I  Continue Reading

He's back in the States…

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 7:41 am, by

Spoke to islander Allison Longley last night, and she confirmed that her son, former islander & documentary-Oscar-near-winner James Longley, has arrived yesterday back in the States. Here’s an interview he gave about a month ago from Iran, where he was briefly detained after the elections.

He’s back in the States…

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 7:41 am, by

Spoke to islander Allison Longley last night, and she confirmed that her son, former islander & documentary-Oscar-near-winner James Longley, has arrived yesterday back in the States. Here’s an interview he gave about a month ago from Iran, where he was briefly detained after the elections.

Saturday opening for Women of Texture & One Man with Flowers

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 6:36 am, by

Barbara & Matt have a nice show opening tomorrow night (6-8pm) at Gallery San Juan (just up from the ferry landing in the Churchill Building, across from Market Chef)…it looks like it’s gonna be fun: Show opening: Women of Texture & One Man with Flowers July 11 Show opening 6-8 pm Experience the texture and  Continue Reading

Saturday opening for Women of Texture & One Man with Flowers

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 6:36 am, by

Barbara & Matt have a nice show opening tomorrow night (6-8pm) at Gallery San Juan (just up from the ferry landing in the Churchill Building, across from Market Chef)…it looks like it’s gonna be fun: Show opening: Women of Texture & One Man with Flowers July 11 Show opening 6-8 pm Experience the texture and  Continue Reading

The Class of 1979 comes together…

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 6:14 am, by

Last weekend the FHHS Class of ’79 came together for the holiday & the folks who went told me it was great to see everyone….here’s a picture that’s a little bigger than the one above (click here). Thanks to Marilyn Corrie for getting me the shot & the photo identifications! Here’s a picture from kindergarten  Continue Reading

Moving up & over to Anacortes…

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 5:59 am, by

It was good to run into Ann Larsen & Eli Bailey the other night at Haley’s….Ann tells me she’s switched jobs lately – she has been serving as County Council clerk, but has lately agreed to look after Kevin Ranker’s Anacortes office now that he’s state senator for Skagit, San Juan, and a chunk of  Continue Reading

Moving up & over to Anacortes…

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 5:59 am, by

It was good to run into Ann Larsen & Eli Bailey the other night at Haley’s….Ann tells me she’s switched jobs lately – she has been serving as County Council clerk, but has lately agreed to look after Kevin Ranker’s Anacortes office now that he’s state senator for Skagit, San Juan, and a chunk of  Continue Reading

This weekend at the Naked Bean….

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 5:45 am, by

Tonight at the Naked Bean, Billy will be hosting an open-mike Poetry Reading starting at 7pm…I’ve already heard from several poets around here who are dropping by, so it should be a nice evening. Bring your latest poems by to share, or come to listen. See you there! Then, Saturday night, I’ll be singing from  Continue Reading

So, you need a cat….

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 5:41 am, by

Po Powell tells me she remembers when she was a child on San Juan in the summers, “we would sit in front of Kings Market with a box full of kittens and they would all be gone by the end of the day.” Now she & Josiah are wondering if you’d like to help them  Continue Reading

Cell phones & cars…

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 5:17 am, by

I thought it was a good idea when the state passed that law saying you can’t talk on the phone while you’re driving. The other day I was on the mainland coming up I-5 when I noticed the car in front of me had a decided weave to it…since it was going kinda slow, I  Continue Reading

Cell phones & cars…

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 5:17 am, by

I thought it was a good idea when the state passed that law saying you can’t talk on the phone while you’re driving. The other day I was on the mainland coming up I-5 when I noticed the car in front of me had a decided weave to it…since it was going kinda slow, I  Continue Reading

His first….

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 5:12 am, by

John Simon wrote to tell me: After living on San Juan Island for over 5 years, I finally landed a salmon…thanks to Jim Lawson of Puget Sound Anglers!

New sign….

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 4:50 am, by

Can’t miss it now…that’s a nice new wooden sign Michael Horn has in front of his office on Spring Street, across from Spring Street International School & Harbour at the Village.

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