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

Island Stage Left could use a hand….

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 7:43 am, by

Helen from Island Stage Left dropped me a note & wondered if you’d like to be part of the upcoming show – here’s what’s happening: Hello Ian, I wonder if you’d be kind enough to add the following message to your site: We have lost Thom Pence (who moved back east) and Malcolm (who is  Continue Reading

What's happening at Duck Soup Inn….

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 12:40 am, by

Just got a note from Anna Lisa about what DSI has going for the rest of the season, and it’s a lot! Here’s the deal: Hi Ian, I thought I should fill you in on the events at the Duck Soup Inn for the rest of our ’09 season. On the 14th of October  at  Continue Reading

What’s happening at Duck Soup Inn….

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 12:40 am, by

Just got a note from Anna Lisa about what DSI has going for the rest of the season, and it’s a lot! Here’s the deal: Hi Ian, I thought I should fill you in on the events at the Duck Soup Inn for the rest of our ’09 season. On the 14th of October  at  Continue Reading

New Chamber of Commerce executive director arrives….

Posted on October 6, 2009 at 2:32 pm, by

I dropped down to the Chamber office this afternoon to say howdy to the new executive director, Vernadel, who was reviewing things with just-retired director Debbie Pigman. She strikes me as incredibly well-informed (she’d heard of the San Juan Update) & friendly to boot. Here’s more from Joy Sevier, this year’s Chamber Board prez: The  Continue Reading

Film about the war, this weekend….

Posted on October 6, 2009 at 1:38 pm, by

Just heard about this film, which is getting good reviews as a discussion about our country’s involvement in Afghanistan – here’s the scoop: Screening and Discussion of Rethink Afghanistan on Saturday, October 10th at 6:00pm. Join us at the Library for a free screening and discussion of the film Rethink Afghanistan. This film “features experts  Continue Reading

Passing…

Posted on October 6, 2009 at 1:18 pm, by

My friend Kay Kohler sent me this little writeup about Kate Brooks, who owned Kensington Kennels & helped get the Animal Shelter going…Kate passed away last week in New Jersey. Her tireless work for women, especially, will be missed. Here’s more: Kate Johnson Brooks died on Thursday, October 1, due to complications from ovarian cancer  Continue Reading

Conor in France….

Posted on October 6, 2009 at 12:53 am, by

Just got a note that FHHS junior Conor Lanphere’s year in France is going well…his mom Teri McPadden sent this photo of him with one of his classmates, Delphine last week.