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Alive at the skatepark.…

Written on August 27, 2009 at 10:08 am, by

Hope you got a chance to swing by the Skatepark last week­end & see how tal­ent­ed the guys are…their tricks & moves in Island Rec’s Skateboard/BMX Jam are cap­tured  in this won­der­ful gallery of pho­tos by Con­cepi­a’s John Sin­clair & post­ed at You will believe that kids can fly. Good eye, John!

Lots of cake — Happy Birthday, Island Rec!

Written on July 31, 2009 at 11:19 am, by

Music on the Lawn was espe­cial­ly sweet his week, as Island Rec cel­e­brat­ed its 25th anniver­sary with a cake con­test — here’s more from Direc­tor Sal­ly Thom­sen: Cake Bak­ing and Cake Dec­o­rat­ing Con­test win­ners’ announced!  Island Rec cel­e­brat­ed its 25th anniver­sary of Peo­ple, Parks and Pro­gram at its free sum­mer con­cert series, Music on the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Canada Day sunset.…

Written on July 3, 2009 at 10:51 am, by

I noticed you weren’t out on the west side to watch the fire­works for Cana­da Day on Wednes­day, so I shot this pic­ture for you so you could see last light before it was real­ly dark. Beau­ti­ful night, and easy to see the fire­works over Vic­to­ria. There’s a slight tilt to the pic­ture ’cause I  Con­tin­ue Reading

The Dog Park rocks!

Written on June 12, 2009 at 12:24 pm, by

Ever since the Dog Park opened last year, it’s been well-used & has become one of the more pop­u­lar places in town.  Here’s an update for the Update from Lori Stokes: New Island Dog Park is Rous­ing Suc­cess! Last fall, a won­der­ful new addi­tion to our island opened:  Eddie & Friends Dog Park. It has been  Con­tin­ue Reading

A beautiful weekend…

Written on May 26, 2009 at 5:17 am, by

You knew I would say so, but so did Cindy from Mill Creek, who post­ed pic­tures of her trip to the island this past week­end on her blog called Haley’s Cot­tage. Her vis­it includ­ed Creme Brulee & Roche Har­bor — check it out!

Get your dog to DRINK the water…

Written on May 19, 2009 at 11:01 am, by

from the Asso­ci­at­ed Press: BELLEVUE, Wash. – Fire offi­cials in Wash­ing­ton state said a sun­ny day and a dog’s glass water bowl com­bined to cause a blaze that charred the back of a home. Belle­vue Fire Depart­ment Lt. Eric Keenan said inves­ti­ga­tors deter­mined the glass bowl of water focused sun­light enough to act like a mag­ni­fy­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Here he is.…Mr. San Juan!

Written on April 26, 2009 at 9:03 pm, by

I checked in about how the Mr. San Juan con­test at the Roche Har­bor Pavil­lion went, and there are four things to report: John Sable (pho­to, at Rocky Bay Sun­day, with the scep­tre you get for being king) won the cov­et­ed title; the fun­drasi­er made some $8600 for the Fri­day Har­bor PTA (which means: for  Con­tin­ue Reading

Understanding Canadians.…

Written on April 15, 2009 at 8:10 pm, by

Much has been post­ed in var­i­ous blo­gos­pheres about our Cana­di­an broth­ers & sis­ters & wives, but it is my sense that peo­ple aren’t try­ing very hard to real­ly under­stand them, like I am. To that end, I will attempt to share what I learn. Let me know if it helps. Let’s start here: