83 today, or more…

Posted on June 3, 2009 at 5:24 am, by

It’s been pretty warm since last weekend, and more of it today – the forecast (see the weather link at the top of this page) is for a high of 83 today, and sunny. Get outside & play! -oo-

Poem, with Kelp in it….

Posted on June 3, 2009 at 5:21 am, by

Every once in a while, from outa nowhere – when you least expect it & you’re unprepared…a poem comes that surprises you. We have kelp all around us here on the island, and now a poem by Yang to go with the greenery: Kelp by Jeffrey Yang How easy it is to lose oneself in  Continue Reading

Angels & Demons coming this weekend…

Posted on June 2, 2009 at 11:17 am, by

Aaron at the Palace Theatre tells me he has “Angels & Demons” coming this Friday, and “Up” will carryover for another week as well. So if you take your sweetie to the movie, that would be a San Juan Update. -oo-

Angels & Demons coming this weekend…

Posted on June 2, 2009 at 11:17 am, by

Aaron at the Palace Theatre tells me he has “Angels & Demons” coming this Friday, and “Up” will carryover for another week as well. So if you take your sweetie to the movie, that would be a San Juan Update. -oo-

Keeping a roof over their heads….

Posted on June 2, 2009 at 10:13 am, by

Jan Bollwinkel-Smith says there’s exciting news on the fundraising front for the Community Theatre, which helps assure, among other things, that the place won’t leak. Here’s more: Theatre Receives $60,000 Challenge Grant The San Juan Community Theatre is receiving a boost in efforts to maintain its 20-year-old facility. The Confidence Foundation of Southern California has  Continue Reading

In the aftermath of the fire….

Posted on June 2, 2009 at 6:41 am, by

After this weekend’s fire at Pelindaba Lavendar Farm, many islanders were asking – how can they do business this summer? What’s gonna happen? And, first & foremost, is everybody OK? Amelia Powell from the Farm responds, with this press release: Pelindaba Lavender Farm Recovers and Regroups after Devastating Fire Following the devastating fire that consumed  Continue Reading

The Dive Club gets going….

Posted on June 2, 2009 at 6:28 am, by

Peggy Long had announced that she & Kurt wanted to get a dive club going at Naknek Charters, so I asked her to how the first meeting went last week…she reports: Hi, Ian! We had a great meeting of the San Juan Islands Dive Club.  17 People showed up and the ideas flowed.  We talked  Continue Reading

Farmers' Market…on Wednesdays AND Saturdays!

Posted on June 2, 2009 at 6:18 am, by

You can tell it’s spring when the flowers come out & the weaher gets nice & the birds start singing…and the Market gets going, outside. Well, last year, the Market started to  have a Wednesday edition besides appearing on Saturdays, and that’s back in action now – here’s more from Lei Nakatani from Nootka Rose  Continue Reading

Farmers’ Market…on Wednesdays AND Saturdays!

Posted on June 2, 2009 at 6:18 am, by

You can tell it’s spring when the flowers come out & the weaher gets nice & the birds start singing…and the Market gets going, outside. Well, last year, the Market started to  have a Wednesday edition besides appearing on Saturdays, and that’s back in action now – here’s more from Lei Nakatani from Nootka Rose  Continue Reading

Quote

Posted on June 2, 2009 at 6:03 am, by

Pay attention to poetry. Pay attention to music. Pay attention to paintings and sculptures and photo exhibits and ballets and plays. Don’t let all this go unnoticed. Your world is shouting out to you, revealing something intrinsically glorious about itself. Listen carefully. Love art, the way art loves Life. Erin Corra

A hundred books…no sweat….

Posted on June 2, 2009 at 6:00 am, by

Adrienne from the Library wanted you to know about this….hey, you were gonna read a lot this summer, anyway, right? Here’s more: On Wednesday, June 17th, Summer Reading Starts! Everyone can participate in Summer Reading! Adults can enter to win weekly drawings and get books from the Friends of the Library Treasure Cove – or  Continue Reading

Relay for Life profiles: John Boyd

Posted on June 2, 2009 at 5:20 am, by

People help out with Relay for Life for different reasons. Over the next few weeks, let’s hear from some of the folks who are doing the Relay this year. This week, here’s what John Boyd (Sponsorship Chair) has to say: I always thought that the Boy Scout motto of “be prepared” was an apt one.   Continue Reading

Beautiful day for a Carnival…

Posted on June 1, 2009 at 5:48 am, by

It was great to get out in the sun on Saturday with approximately seven million smiling kids at the PTA’s Carnival, behind the elementary school. There was face painting, fortune telling, dunk tanking, that bouncy thing the kids (and some mamas & papas) climb all over, food, and a lot of happy faces.

Sunday at Lime Kiln…

Posted on June 1, 2009 at 5:40 am, by

Folks were taking really long picnics at Lime Kiln State Park yesterday, hoping the resident whales would come along, but the orcas didn’t come by, and Bob Otis (who spends summers tracking their journeys & noting behavior patterns at the lighthouse) told me the orcas haven’t been around for a week or more. Transient killer  Continue Reading

Having a bird over for dinner…

Posted on June 1, 2009 at 5:30 am, by

Jim Maya caught a pigeon guillemot at dinner yesterday…here’s a bit more about the cute little black & white birds & their cute orange feet.

Video of their trip….

Posted on June 1, 2009 at 5:12 am, by

There’s a fellow named Scott (with Nola) who puts videos together he calls “Alaska Travelgrams”…. here’s the one he made as he & Nola flew in with Kenmore Air & visited the island with one of Susie’s Mopeds cars. Check it out –  nice footage (and music) from the air, and of Lime Kiln &  Continue Reading

Quote

Posted on June 1, 2009 at 4:57 am, by

The beauty of a piece of music is not in its technique but in the Soul of its creator; nor is it in the sound vibrations of the piece but in the silence of the Light from which the sound springs. Walter Russell

Duck Soup's happy hour continues….

Posted on June 1, 2009 at 4:20 am, by

I went out to Duck Soup Inn’s new happy hour three weeks ago, and it was pretty neat – they open at 4:30pm-6pm for it, on Fridays – check it out! And…they now are open Wednesday through Sunday!

Duck Soup’s happy hour continues….

Posted on June 1, 2009 at 4:20 am, by

I went out to Duck Soup Inn’s new happy hour three weeks ago, and it was pretty neat – they open at 4:30pm-6pm for it, on Fridays – check it out! And…they now are open Wednesday through Sunday!

History with the fourth graders…

Posted on June 1, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Remember when you were in school, and history went something like this: TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America .. MARIA: Here it  is. TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America ? CLASS: Maria. Well, it’s even better now. Amy Hull is teaching the FHES music classes this year, and have they  Continue Reading

Retreat for NLP & hypnosis coming to the island…

Posted on May 30, 2009 at 11:37 pm, by

My friend Marisa in Seattle says they’re coming this way in June: A Course for You If you’ve ever wanted to enhance your practice – or your life – with in-depth knowledge of life coaching, hypnosis, Reiki & NLP, now is the time. This course is where you learn; really learn, about the power of  Continue Reading

Retreat for NLP & hypnosis coming to the island…

Posted on May 30, 2009 at 11:37 pm, by

My friend Marisa in Seattle says they’re coming this way in June: A Course for You If you’ve ever wanted to enhance your practice – or your life – with in-depth knowledge of life coaching, hypnosis, Reiki & NLP, now is the time. This course is where you learn; really learn, about the power of  Continue Reading