He's on our side…

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 12:05 am, by

Pretty easy to tell which team FHHS senior tennis player Westin Hedin plays for & roots for….

He’s on our side…

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 12:05 am, by

Pretty easy to tell which team FHHS senior tennis player Westin Hedin plays for & roots for….

About the swine flu, here in the County & on our island…

Posted on October 10, 2009 at 12:35 am, by

I’d have to say this swine flu business got my attention about three weeks ago when my sister-in-law told me that my five-year-old niece had contracted swine flu, but got treatment in time & everything worked out fine. That was in Alabama, but when I checked in with my son in college in Colorado, he  Continue Reading

About the swine flu, here in the County & on our island…

Posted on October 10, 2009 at 12:35 am, by

I’d have to say this swine flu business got my attention about three weeks ago when my sister-in-law told me that my five-year-old niece had contracted swine flu, but got treatment in time & everything worked out fine. That was in Alabama, but when I checked in with my son in college in Colorado, he  Continue Reading

Thanks….

Posted on October 9, 2009 at 4:48 pm, by

That fundraiser last week for Greg Sawyer raised over $17K, and also raised awareness about organ transplants & blood donations…as well as raising most people sense that we live in a pretty special place. Catherine, Hannah & Genevieve checked in this afternoon: Our outstanding community has done it again. A huge thank you to so  Continue Reading

A theater workshop for middle-schoolers & high school kids….

Posted on October 9, 2009 at 3:45 pm, by

Helen at Island Stage Left says this is a great opportunity to get your feet into acting – and Krista does a great job! Here’s more: FREE TEEN WORKSHOP Island Stage Left  has created an ongoing, free, theatre workshop for teens,  designed to help young people develop self-expression, self-esteem, self-confidence and a greater understanding of  Continue Reading

A theater workshop for middle-schoolers & high school kids….

Posted on October 9, 2009 at 3:45 pm, by

Helen at Island Stage Left says this is a great opportunity to get your feet into acting – and Krista does a great job! Here’s more: FREE TEEN WORKSHOP Island Stage Left  has created an ongoing, free, theatre workshop for teens,  designed to help young people develop self-expression, self-esteem, self-confidence and a greater understanding of  Continue Reading

Another cool thing about living here….

Posted on October 9, 2009 at 2:37 pm, by

I love stories like this – here’s more from Carrie: Hi Ian, I wanted to share with you a personal experience I had on our island the other day. It truly shows why living here is great. I was quickly heading out of the house one morning to be picked up at the end of  Continue Reading

Land Bank's Cattle Point Trail takes steps towards reality…

Posted on October 9, 2009 at 2:31 pm, by

This is really cool…the first major steps that need to be made to make this trail happen…here’s more from our friends at the Land Bank: Land Bank Accepts First Two Trail Easements Cattle Point Road The San Juan County Land Bank has received two trail easement donations along Cattle Point Road.  Louisa Nishitani and Alice  Continue Reading

Land Bank’s Cattle Point Trail takes steps towards reality…

Posted on October 9, 2009 at 2:31 pm, by

This is really cool…the first major steps that need to be made to make this trail happen…here’s more from our friends at the Land Bank: Land Bank Accepts First Two Trail Easements Cattle Point Road The San Juan County Land Bank has received two trail easement donations along Cattle Point Road.  Louisa Nishitani and Alice  Continue Reading

It's apple time…

Posted on October 9, 2009 at 1:29 pm, by

This is the time of year for picking off & picking up the apples that are everywhere all over the island, and as the Grist says in this morning’s posting: “You’ve got to know where you are. You’ve got to consult the genius of the place.” (Wendell Berry) So, for that, you need a cider  Continue Reading

It’s apple time…

Posted on October 9, 2009 at 1:29 pm, by

This is the time of year for picking off & picking up the apples that are everywhere all over the island, and as the Grist says in this morning’s posting: “You’ve got to know where you are. You’ve got to consult the genius of the place.” (Wendell Berry) So, for that, you need a cider  Continue Reading

Birthday wishes….

Posted on October 9, 2009 at 12:03 am, by

He would have been 69 today…

See ya at the Safety Fair!

Posted on October 8, 2009 at 9:58 am, by

Carolyn over at the fire department wanted you & me to know the Safety Fair is happening THIS weekend – be sure & drop by & take both the kids & the kid in you: Safety Fair Saturday Filled with Fun Games, a coloring contest, a rescue demonstration, food and lots of fun are on  Continue Reading

New youth services librarian comes on-island…

Posted on October 8, 2009 at 9:08 am, by

I got a chance to drop by yesterday & meet Melina Lagios, who started this week as the new assistant librarian. She last worked at the Iowa City Public Library, and told me that she was excited to be working in a place that’s both smaller & with a sense of community (yep, that would  Continue Reading

The prettiest time of the year….

Posted on October 8, 2009 at 9:00 am, by

This year’s mild autumn has kept the leaves on the trees just a little longer this year, and the colors are wonderful…brightens up the island in the nicest way. In one of his books, Dan Millman decries the usual “Have a nice day!” that we say in favor of “Create a good day!” I kinda  Continue Reading

A must-see movie at the Palace…

Posted on October 8, 2009 at 8:22 am, by

This is something that matters, and that most folks know so little about – where DOES our food come from? Aaron at the Palace has agreed to run Food, Inc. starting tomorrow, and it’s a great one. I found this bit in a review from Newser.com: Food, Inc., which opened in June 2009 in limited  Continue Reading

Odd Couple starts tonight!

Posted on October 8, 2009 at 8:01 am, by

It’s Opening Night tonight for the Odd Couple at the Community Theatre…see ya there! Here’s more.

Get your head around this….

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 6:54 pm, by

Every so often people send ya an e-mail that you want to share, so you send it to YOUR e-mail list, and that’s how the internet goes ’round! My buddy Tim sent me this yesterday & I thought it was fun – see what you think: Philosophy of Ambiguity 1. Don’t sweat the petty things  Continue Reading

It's a fluke….

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 10:12 am, by

That’s the fluke of a killer whale…Jim Maya says that Monday evening there was a lot of socializing and having fun over near Sucia and Matia Islands. Amazing evening.

It’s a fluke….

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 10:12 am, by

That’s the fluke of a killer whale…Jim Maya says that Monday evening there was a lot of socializing and having fun over near Sucia and Matia Islands. Amazing evening.

Nearly done….

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 10:08 am, by

You’ve seen the construction along the airport’s fence on Mullis Street – that’s to provide emergency access to the field if needed, not to give you an easy way to cut over to the college (I know that’s what you were hoping)…. Airport manager Dave Ryan told me this morning that he’s expecting the project  Continue Reading