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Posted on June 4, 2009 at 10:18 pm, by

I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake. Rene Descartes

The Garden Tour is this weekend!

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 2:23 pm, by

Fiona and Richard Norris from the San Juan Horticultural Society wanted to remind you the Tour is this weekend – here’s more: Tickets are on sale now at Browne’s Garden Center and Robin’s Nest for the 2009 Garden Tour on Saturday June 6. Adult tickets are $12; children 12 and under pay $6. Please pay  Continue Reading

It's time – no to styrofoam!

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 11:24 am, by

Stephanie Buffum from the Friends of the San Juan tells me we’ve finally got my friend Doris’ proposal on the docket – and it’s about time. This County has been a leader in other areas of environmental protection (when was the last time you saw a jetski? Right!) and now it’s time to ban styrofoam  Continue Reading

It’s time – no to styrofoam!

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 11:24 am, by

Stephanie Buffum from the Friends of the San Juan tells me we’ve finally got my friend Doris’ proposal on the docket – and it’s about time. This County has been a leader in other areas of environmental protection (when was the last time you saw a jetski? Right!) and now it’s time to ban styrofoam  Continue Reading

Vendors for the K-9 Carnival

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 7:39 am, by

Rebecca at Island Rec wonders if you’re gonna be a vendor at this year’s show: K-9 Carnival Seeking Vendors Island Rec’s third annual K-9 Carnival is scheduled for Sunday, September 20th. Last year the carnival brought as many as 400 people and 160 dogs. In addition to games, contests and demonstrations, dog related businesses are  Continue Reading

Guilty, guilty, guilty…

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 6:19 am, by

One of the highlights of the school year (and a great way to end it) is the mock trials, put on by Jim McNairy’s government classes. The ones I’ve seen are presided over by a real judge, Carla Higginson (judge pro-tem), who also explains the finer legal points to the kids as they go along.  Continue Reading

This summer, it's "As You Like It"

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 6:06 am, by

This summer’s play from Island Stage Left will be As You Like It, opening on July 17th here on San Juan Island and running till August 22. Here’s more, from the theater troupe’s website.

This summer, it’s “As You Like It”

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 6:06 am, by

This summer’s play from Island Stage Left will be As You Like It, opening on July 17th here on San Juan Island and running till August 22. Here’s more, from the theater troupe’s website.

Seal on board….

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 5:50 am, by

What do you do when you go kayaking & there is a harbor seal on the back of your kayak, taking a ride? Here’s more from Scott Saylor, for the Examiner.com. -oo-

Twitter with Kenmore….

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 4:50 am, by

Ever wonder when Kenmore Air has specials for flights? Now you can stay in touch – here’s more from Craig with Kenmore: Hey Ian, I don’t know if this is Update worthy or not, but we’ve started using Twitter on an almost daily basis, and for islanders, it’s a particularly good way to stay on  Continue Reading

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Posted on June 3, 2009 at 11:32 pm, by

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? Milton Berle

Anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square

Posted on June 3, 2009 at 2:58 pm, by

It was twenty years ago today (June 4) that the Chinese government put down the protests in Tiananmen Square. To learn more about the killings, go here. I believe the video below is illegal in China. I offer it, so we remember.

A new Relay Idol for 2009….

Posted on June 3, 2009 at 5:57 am, by

Corey Ayers & her team for Relay for Life have been raising money by putting on Relay Idol at Herb’s all last month…Saturday night it all came together in the finals, with Kira (who I saw yesterday at the post office & asked her about her new found fame). I’m gonna ask the Mariners if  Continue Reading

Fall ferry schedules may be radically different…

Posted on June 3, 2009 at 5:51 am, by

That’s the word from County Council member Howie Rosenfeld yesterday, as he passed along this note from the Ferry Advisory folks (Rob DeGavre is the contact at 378-3605): United States Coast Guard has ordered Washington State Ferries to discontinue the system by which WSF has traditionally crewed its boats. As a result, effective with the  Continue Reading

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Posted on June 3, 2009 at 5:45 am, by

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain

Playing at the County Fair this year?

Posted on June 3, 2009 at 5:43 am, by

If you’re thinking about applying to play at the Fair this year, now’s the time to get your application moving – you can find it on the entertainment page (click here). Looking forward to hearing you! Yep, that’s me singing with Goldy from Steppenwolf last year…it’s that kinda fun. -00-

A new paint job…

Posted on June 3, 2009 at 5:25 am, by

When Teri McPadden changed the name of her dress shop from Dominique’s Clothing to Be Chic Boutique a couple of weeks ago, that was the beginning – she also has re-painted the place. That’s her husband Skip painting Monday – it’s all done, now, with trim the color of her new sign. Mkaes a nice  Continue Reading

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