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Posted on July 25, 2009 at 4:30 pm, by

Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. Charles Richards

Remembering Beatriz… services on Thursday…

Posted on July 25, 2009 at 9:06 am, by

Memorial service is Thursday, 5 p.m., at St. Francis Church for Beatriz Velilla de Tobon of Friday Harbor. Mrs. Tobon passed away July 25. She was 64. Her family remembered her today as a person who loved children, loved dancing and parties, and enjoyed the company of friends. She was born Dec. 10, 1944 in  Continue Reading

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Posted on July 25, 2009 at 12:12 am, by

Inspiration comes forth from within. It’s what the light burning within you is about, as opposed to motivation, which is doing it because if you don’t do it, there will be negative repercussions. Abraham-Hicks

CenturyTel changes its name…

Posted on July 25, 2009 at 12:09 am, by

They’re gonna go by CenturyLink, starting this fall. Here’s more about that in the Kitsap paper, including a note that they’re not sure what’s gonna happen for people who use centurytel.net with their e-mail. And here’s the word from CenturyTel themselves.

Pitching in Seattle… right over the plate

Posted on July 24, 2009 at 7:51 am, by

  Tomorrow at the Mariners game in Seattle, islander Pat O’Day is slated to throw out the first pitch to get the game going – the former radio broadcaster is in Seattle for SeaFair (which he is pretty much the voice for, and has been for decades). Pat used to pitch in high school, and  Continue Reading

The Friends' Booksale – it's this weekend!

Posted on July 24, 2009 at 12:41 am, by

It’s this weekend & it’s a great time to stock up on books for the winter – easily one of the most anticipated events around San Juan Island. Here’s more from Dilys & the Friends of the Library: I hope you can remind everyone that the Friends of the Library 30th ANNUAL BOOK SALE takes  Continue Reading

The Friends’ Booksale – it’s this weekend!

Posted on July 24, 2009 at 12:41 am, by

It’s this weekend & it’s a great time to stock up on books for the winter – easily one of the most anticipated events around San Juan Island. Here’s more from Dilys & the Friends of the Library: I hope you can remind everyone that the Friends of the Library 30th ANNUAL BOOK SALE takes  Continue Reading

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Posted on July 24, 2009 at 12:11 am, by

Just do your best to keep yourself in balance. One of the first things that causes Energy misalignment, is asking or demanding too much of yourself in terms of time and effort. In other words, you just cannot burn the candle at both ends, so that you are physically tired, and then expect yourself to  Continue Reading

Running with Wolfs… keeping up with Emily & Chris

Posted on July 24, 2009 at 12:10 am, by

You know by now that Emily & Chris Wolf are heading for Qater to teach for a couple of years & to settle in with Nolan & Gretta… Chris leaves behind his Town Council job & middle-school teaching gig, while Emily leaves the library as they head out on this great adventure. They’re gonna keep  Continue Reading

Running with Wolfs… keeping up with Emily & Chris

Posted on July 24, 2009 at 12:10 am, by

You know by now that Emily & Chris Wolf are heading for Qater to teach for a couple of years & to settle in with Nolan & Gretta… Chris leaves behind his Town Council job & middle-school teaching gig, while Emily leaves the library as they head out on this great adventure. They’re gonna keep  Continue Reading

Pig Kissin' – kiss for the cure raises $1700

Posted on July 23, 2009 at 2:33 am, by

It was all in good fun – folks could vote with their dollars, and Postmaster Dan Fleming won the top prize…the chance to kiss a pig. Leanne Grosjacques brought her favorite pig, Dan puckered up, and the deal was done. Conducted at last night’s Music on the Lawn with Island Rec (wasn’t the music great?),  Continue Reading

Pig Kissin’ – kiss for the cure raises $1700

Posted on July 23, 2009 at 2:33 am, by

It was all in good fun – folks could vote with their dollars, and Postmaster Dan Fleming won the top prize…the chance to kiss a pig. Leanne Grosjacques brought her favorite pig, Dan puckered up, and the deal was done. Conducted at last night’s Music on the Lawn with Island Rec (wasn’t the music great?),  Continue Reading

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Posted on July 23, 2009 at 12:10 am, by

A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations. Patricia Neal

"As You Like It" continues this week….

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 11:56 pm, by

It’s one of my favorites of the Shakespeare canon… “As You Like It” features a woman who is in the center of everything & a lovestruck guy who is after true love, on whatever tree he can find it. Here’s the details of the Island Stage Left show, which runs till the end of August  Continue Reading

“As You Like It” continues this week….

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 11:56 pm, by

It’s one of my favorites of the Shakespeare canon… “As You Like It” features a woman who is in the center of everything & a lovestruck guy who is after true love, on whatever tree he can find it. Here’s the details of the Island Stage Left show, which runs till the end of August  Continue Reading

Lavender Festival last weekend brings 'purple love'…

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 11:16 pm, by

When I went to the Lavender Festival last weekend at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, it was a bit transcendent – clear skies, a slight breeze wafting the lavender smell over from the farm, with marimba music playing and food & crafts all around. The best part for me was hearing a little kid tell his mother,  Continue Reading

Lavender Festival last weekend brings ‘purple love’…

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 11:16 pm, by

When I went to the Lavender Festival last weekend at Pelindaba Lavender Farm, it was a bit transcendent – clear skies, a slight breeze wafting the lavender smell over from the farm, with marimba music playing and food & crafts all around. The best part for me was hearing a little kid tell his mother,  Continue Reading

Passing…

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 8:32 pm, by

Just heard Maggie Brown passed away after a long illness… condolences to Brian during this tough time…

Checking out the babies at Music on the Lawn…

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 7:09 pm, by

When it’s sunny & bright & the music makes you want to dance, it’s always good to check in with the new moms on the island – the kids always look happy & the moms proud of their little islanders.

Getting all chalked up….

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 3:40 pm, by

One of the coolest parts of the Arts Fair last weekend was Chalk It Up! put on by Island Rec. Over 80 kids painted the sidewalks around the Courthouse, leaving a colorful splash on a sunny day.

Natural horsemanship demo this Saturday at States Inn….

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 1:27 pm, by

My friend Megan dropped me a note about this, this weekend – if you haven’t seen a Natural Horsemanship demonstration, you’ve missed out – it’s a wonderful show of the connection between rider & horse. Every year I’ve seen it at the Fair, it’s incredible & inspiring – make time for it. Here’s more from  Continue Reading

The Arts Fair was a blast…

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 2:32 am, by

There was a lot to like about this year’s Arts Fair, sponsored by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce. The two-day event featured booths of local artisans with all kinds of offerings: glasswork, jewelry, woodwork, photography, crafts & tons more. On the Courthouse side of the Fair was ongoing music, as well as food  Continue Reading