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Posted on July 17, 2009 at 6:53 am, by

The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard. Gaylord Nelson, former governor of Wisconsin, founder of Earth Day

Whales in the mists…

Posted on July 17, 2009 at 6:49 am, by

Jim Maya reported this was a photo he took yesterday shot in the fog, of L7 – he and Jeanne Hyde id’d this as L& because you can see the notch on the dorsal fin….

Where they come from…

Posted on July 17, 2009 at 6:46 am, by

People often ask how I get some many nice pictures for the San Juan Update. I just keep my eyes open, that’s all (blush).

Out to lunch…

Posted on July 17, 2009 at 6:42 am, by

I dropped by the Market Chef for a moment yesterday and was pleased to run into Diane Kinnaman and her 95-year-old grandmother, Gertrude, who had just dropped in for a bite.

Critical Needs Task Force reports, grants awarded…

Posted on July 17, 2009 at 6:38 am, by

The San Juan Island Community Foundation has spent the last few months surveying folks in the community to determine groups that need extra help to make it in these difficult times. Wednesday night they announced the recipients of some $50K to start pilot programs & help continue others – islanders helping islanders. Here’s the list  Continue Reading

waterworks gallery show continues….

Posted on July 17, 2009 at 5:54 am, by

That’s Tim Shumm at last weekend’s opening of a show featuring his acrylic paintings at waterworks gallery… I dropped by to see him last Saturday & his paintings are wonderful, with a 3-D feel that makes you feel you’re there. Drop by the gallery & see what I mean…

Steel Magnolias – this weekend!

Posted on July 17, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Jan from the Community Theatre says the preview is this weekend: Sneak Peak at SummerFest 2009 Play on July 18 San Juan Community Theatre’s summer play takes us deep into the South and into the lives of six women, who the author notes are “witty, intelligent, and above all, real characters.” The Sneak Preview for  Continue Reading

Denise heads for Missouri…

Posted on July 16, 2009 at 10:39 am, by

The problem with having so many talented folks around here is sometimes they get recruited for other gigs… I hear Denise King is heading for Missouri to serve as Dean of Arts and Humanities at St. Charles Community College. Denise came to become Director at Skagit Valley College/San Juan Center back in October 2005 (here’s  Continue Reading

Mad for Harry….

Posted on July 16, 2009 at 6:51 am, by

The new Harry Potter movie got here last night, and was expectedly on overload…people started queuing up as early as 8:30pm for the 9:30pm show (as you can see above), which was basically sold out by 9. It was a similar story for the shows earlier in the day, but in spite of the interest,  Continue Reading

Waiting…

Posted on July 16, 2009 at 6:40 am, by

Sometimes you just gotta be patient. And they’re in there, getting food for you, anyway.

Bouncing in the streets…

Posted on July 16, 2009 at 12:30 am, by

Saw Casey Lehman over the weekend crossing the street in front of Paul’s bike shop (where I just got my bike tuned up, by the way – sweet…it just glides….). Those deals the 2009 FHHS grad has attached to his legs are really sturdy & he is actually very graceful (if a little bouncey) when  Continue Reading

Not going anywhere….

Posted on July 16, 2009 at 12:29 am, by

Hey, several of you asked, so I thought I’d spill the beans: I’m not going anywhere. Yes, I’m trying to sell the house I’ve raised the kids in for the past 12 years – going from four bedrooms to an empty nest, so we’re downsizing. But not moving off the island…sheesh, do we LOOK crazy?  Continue Reading

Michael's in action… on Vashon

Posted on July 16, 2009 at 12:04 am, by

The local online paper on Vashon says their new superintendent (and our old one) Michael Soltman is off to a fast start there – here’s the story. Michael’s last day here on the island was just two weeks ago…

Michael’s in action… on Vashon

Posted on July 16, 2009 at 12:04 am, by

The local online paper on Vashon says their new superintendent (and our old one) Michael Soltman is off to a fast start there – here’s the story. Michael’s last day here on the island was just two weeks ago…

Car wash & shoe drive….

Posted on July 16, 2009 at 12:03 am, by

You remember that deal I told you about the folks going to the Dominican Republic to help folks out…? (Here’s the story, from before.) There are a couple of ways you can help (and get your car clean)…here’s more from Vic Woodward: The Children of the Nations missions team is having one more car wash  Continue Reading

Car wash & shoe drive….

Posted on July 16, 2009 at 12:03 am, by

You remember that deal I told you about the folks going to the Dominican Republic to help folks out…? (Here’s the story, from before.) There are a couple of ways you can help (and get your car clean)…here’s more from Vic Woodward: The Children of the Nations missions team is having one more car wash  Continue Reading

About time to paint….

Posted on July 16, 2009 at 12:02 am, by

That’s the Chelan, the ferry that manages the Anacortes/Sidney run during the summer…looks like they skipped the paint & rust-scrapin’ job this winter with the budget rollbacks….

Seeing the World…

Posted on July 16, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Yep, that’s the World, a huge cruise ship of floating condos that came by a week ago for a couple of days, anchored out in Griffin Bay. Here’s their website, so you have an idea what they’re up to.

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Posted on July 15, 2009 at 8:18 pm, by

Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it. Steven Wright

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Posted on July 14, 2009 at 9:43 pm, by

The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking. Albert Einstein

Sign up for Kids' soccer by August first!

Posted on July 14, 2009 at 9:08 pm, by

It’s the middle of the summer, so that means it’s time to get the kids signed up…the Soccer Board has some new members, and it’s time to get your kids on the roster – here’s more from Travis Ayers: San Juan Island Soccer Association Announces New Board and Online Registration SJISA announces new board members  Continue Reading

Sign up for Kids’ soccer by August first!

Posted on July 14, 2009 at 9:08 pm, by

It’s the middle of the summer, so that means it’s time to get the kids signed up…the Soccer Board has some new members, and it’s time to get your kids on the roster – here’s more from Travis Ayers: San Juan Island Soccer Association Announces New Board and Online Registration SJISA announces new board members  Continue Reading