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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  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  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:

Dancing in the street….

Written on April 13, 2009 at 8:00 pm, by

Ever since I saw the end of Slumdog Millionaire, I’ve been wishing we could have everybody dance next to the ferry landing (since we don’t have a train station to dance in.) Great way to end a movie, or start things up on an island. In Antwerp, they have no such problem – check it  Continue Reading

Having trouble juggling the different parts of your day?

Written on April 8, 2009 at 5:01 pm, by

You’ll love this video of Chris Bliss, master juggler….watch it all the way through, and then let me know if you don’t say, “Wow!”

Looking for a job?

Written on March 26, 2009 at 6:07 pm, by

Minnie Knych writes in: Got Job? The Career Center is offering free seminars through the month of April. Seminar topics include: Resume Writing, Interview Skills and Communication Skills. Call 378-4662 for information on time and date of the seminars you wish to attend. Enrollment is limited to small groups.