Rowan, from San Juan Island, is a Peace Corps Environment volunteer serving in Madacascar from March 2010 to May 2012. She is sending in updates about her experiences which we consider a privilege to publish. Contact information is available on her blog.
David Bentley, M.Ed., is an avid observer of people, places and events. He uses his storytelling and questioning skills to help himself and others think outside the box in an ever-changing world.
Comments about his column can be sent to [email protected]
Some info about Cynthia's, OF Course: In this column, I hope to share with readers and friends some of my favorite recipes, food stories and cooking hints. After almost 35 years of cooking professionally, owning two restaurants and a catering company, I have many stories to tell - although some may be a little too colorful for a newspaper column. My catering company, Cynthia's, OF Course is available to assist you with all of your catering needs -offering creative menus, friendly and skilled service crew, rentals and general assistance to make your event a memorable and enjoyable one.
My own experiences in the kitchen, casually and professionally, have been long and varied, amusing and frustrating - but mostly rewarding and flavorful! I invite you, the reader, to forward me questions or suggestions which you may have regarding the content of Cynthia's column. Through my column I hope to assist you with creating some wonderful meals to share with family and friends so feel free to send me your ideas and questions.
Cooking is an art - the palette being the many wonderful colors, textures and flavors of the food and the canvas the dining table. Let's inspire one another and enjoy the fruits of our labor - Cynthia Burke - owner, Cynthia's Of Course Catering Company.
ABOUT GadgetGal: This bi-weekly column will present readers with information about technology in its many wild and crazy forms: computers, digital cameras, Microsoft products, Apple, Printers, Blackberries, iPhones/iPods, MP3 Players, other Cell Phones and TVs. This is an interactive column; you can send questions to GadgetGal at [email protected]
The GadgetGal's day job is Computer Teacher, a Full Service Computer Boutique.
Services include (and are not limited to); instruction, computer sales and service, word processing, remote access over the Internet, setting up your computer with your needs in mind, selling computer parts and printers, installing hardware to upgrade your computer without buying a new one, recycling computers, data transfer between computers and much more. Personal computer attention delivered! (378.9671)
GadgetGal also hangs out with her Lhasa Apso, Xena, her Mustang Belle Starr and her newly adopted (from the Shelter) kittens, Mr. Bug and Tensing Norgay.
San Juan Island Library staff write about literary topics.
Ingrid is currently living in Austin, Texas (contact her if you plan to visit).
While Ingrid is spiritually promiscuous, she credits her guru, Jimmy Buffet, for her mantra..."If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane." Besides a passion for Tiki Studies, Ingrid is borderline biblio-obsessive. She is an old-school Libran - i.e., she won't be leading the Revolution, but she'll work to make it an attractive affair and hire the musicians and caterers."
Her column appears every other Thursday in San Juan Islander. To contact Ingrid, send emails to [email protected]
Jim has had several careers, all connected with writing. He has been a technical writer in the rocket industry, a college English prof, and most recently a freelance editor with the Northwest Editors Guild. [email protected]
San Juan Island Chiropractor Mark Earnhart writes a column twice a month. He can be contacted through his Web site: sanjuanholistichealthcare.com
Susan Vernon is the author of Rainshadow World – A Naturalist's Year in the San Juan Islands.
SAN JUAN NATURE NOTEBOOK / THE BUTTERFLY CONNECTION. Text and photographs copyright 2011 by Susan Vernon. All rights reserved. No part of this column may be reproduced without the expressed written consent of the author.
Jim and his wife Hollie Swanson are native northwesterners. They moved north from Whidbey a couple of years ago to become the as island caretakers on Brown (Friday) Island. They are loving life in the San Juans and have been exploring the islands in their little tug "Shulala." Comments are always welcome! Email Jim at [email protected]
The Old Squid rides a motorcyle and shares his observations.
Room to Room by Linda Wade
About Triana She has been a professional astrologer for more than thirty years. Schooled by some of the best astrologers of modern day (Liz Greene and Leonie Starr of the UK; Lynn Richards and Robert Hand, U.S.), Triana has developed a unique and uncannily accurate method of delineating charts.
Triana has been a member of the British Astrological Association, The American Federation of Astrologers and the Center For Geocosmic Research and has written an popular horoscope column in San Juan County newspapers for more than ten years.
Triana offers chart readings for both people and horses! Her most famous equine client was Custom Made, who won a gold medal in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Her clientele in Great Britain, the United States and Canada include members of aristocracy, politicians and recording artists.
If you are interested in a reading, Triana can be contacted by email at [email protected]. A reading lasts for one hour and costs $100 U.S.