Islander, Local Economy Evangelist Alex Huppenthal Launches Startup Weekend Aspen

August 7, 2013
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Islander, Local Economy Evangelist Alex Huppenthal Launches Startup Weekend Aspen

Since 2009, Orcas Islander and Aspen business owner Alex Huppenthal has volunteered time to design and develop online services for Islanders that build local community fabric, and strengthen the local economy. Teach by doing and experiential learning is precisely what the public benefit company Islanders Club offers. By reducing the outflow of capital from local communities and by building awareness of local products and...

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Apple’s iOS7 iPhone Beta Software

June 18, 2013
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UPDATE: Beta 3 is here.. More stable, nearly ready for my ordinary day use phone. Rumors of a Beta 3 drop in less than 2 weeks, seem logical considering iOS6’s beta schedule. Drop by for more news. Apple just release iPhone iOS7-Beta to developers. I immediately installed it. While its entirely pre-release and I appreciate Apple sharing this first look with me. You can...

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Aspen Public Radio’s Tom Egan and Orcas FM Radio

June 18, 2013
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Aspen Public Radio’s Tom Egan and Orcas FM Radio

Tom Egan graciously spent time with me today to talk about Aspen Public Radio. Aspen Public Radio helps connect to the community through local talent and production as well as nationally through NPR and even through BBC. Aspen Public Radio offers NPR shows mixed with local news information and weather. Locally produced radio to the Roaring Fork Valley in Central Colorado includes the largest...

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Charts? Sure we have them

June 12, 2013
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Charts? Sure we have them

Pie Chart Doughnut Chart Polar Area Chart Bar Chart Line Chart Radar Chart

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Orcas Island FM Radio Podcast: “To Russia With Love”

June 5, 2013
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What does Russia and the US have in common? What GMO actions affect San Juan County? This and more in our first meeting on taking advantage of the recently passed legislation to expand FM radio coverage in small areas. This evening we organized a last minute gathering at the Orcas Island Airport to discuss the FCC’s new FM radio station licensing for non-profit community...

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Hanger Talk: “When the Whistle Blows”

June 5, 2013
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Podcast Number two.. From Orcas Island. Einstein-dating, trains, Time warp, cloned mice and Raves.. recorded at Magic Air, Orcas Island Airport, Eastsound, WA. More take offs and landings on this edition of “Hangar Talk” with Rod Chevalier and Alex Munroe. Two guys in a hanger offer 49 minutes to fill your life with fabulous Island Living.

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FM Radio on Orcas Island

June 1, 2013
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FM Radio on Orcas island been talked about for years. This summer we have a unique opportunity to launch a rural community radio station. Let’s brainstorm how it can be done, and see if we have enough interested DJ’s and sponsors to make it feasible. From Music to PC repair, Gardening and Cooking to Diet and Exercise, our Island has talent. This might be...

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Orcas Island Pilot Training: Aviation in the San Juan Islands

May 19, 2013
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Orcas Island Airport may host an Aviation training school starting this summer. EAA Young Eagles program / New Flyers should stop by at Orcas Island Airport for Young Eagles Day. June 8th, 2013 EAA’s event that offers free introductory flights to those 14 and older who would like to experience flying. This year’s event will co-incide with Truckapalooza, an annual event that also features...

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Red Rabbit Farm: Orcas Island’s Christina

May 18, 2013
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Red Rabbit Farm: Orcas Island’s Christina

Christina is an icon of Orcas Island. She’s flavored the Island for visitors and locals alike. Christina has established Orcas Island as a culinary destination, at her namesake restaurant and now at Red Rabbit Farms. It’s not often I say I’m impressed by a chef. When I am, I want everyone to know. Christina is more than a chef. Her restaurant: “Christina’s” on Orcas...

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Meteor Hits Moon

May 18, 2013
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Meteor Hits Moon

A large flash on the Moon was confirmation that a meteor had hit the Moon on May 17th, at 3:50:55 UTC. By my estimate that put my photo of the moon at 8:48:31 PM PDT, just about 2 minutes before the meteor hit the moon. According to NASA a large number of meteors encountered the earths atmosphere about the same time. The Moon has...

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Air Travel in San Juan Islands

May 17, 2013
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Air Travel in San Juan Islands

Air Travel in San Juan Islands couldn’t be more beautiful. In the 1990s I traveled to Portland on business and found myself interested in exploring the area. The Hillsboro airport offered a perfect launch for trips over the Puget Sound. From a magnificent view of Mt. St. Helens to the turquoise blue green of the Puget sound, dotted with islands, covered with massive Douglas...

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Hangar Talk: “Gloves for iPad”

May 11, 2013
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Podcast Number One.. From Orcas Island. recorded May 10, 2013, at Magic Air, Orcas Island Airport, Eastsound, WA. Review of Richard Bach’s new book “Travels with Puff”, talk of the downtown Putt-Putt golf course. More Billboards on the way, or are they, and the Atomic Clock train-whistle is back in action, more take offs and landings on this edition of “Hangar Talk” with Rod...

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Value of Social: San Juan Islands

May 7, 2013
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Natural Capitalism

May 1, 2013
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Natural Capitalism is a concept that helps small communities more forward in a sustainable way. Why join the Islanders Club? Local credit card. Local telecom that pays into the community. Local micro credit. Local person to person sales, trade, barter. Local entrepreneurs club. Check out what the Islanders Club is doing to move some of these ideas forward, since 2010. and pickup a copy...

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75 Million Dollars in San Juan County

April 25, 2013
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75 Million Dollars in San Juan County

Islander members of San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade control 75 million dollars of economic activity each year. I’m a social impact investor and love putting a dual bottom line together. One that has both a sustainable financial engine and a positive social impact.. 3,180 other Islanders are participating as well. Today’s Islander Survey asks respondents to share the experiences SJI BST offers that...

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5 Point Film Festival Opens

April 24, 2013
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The 5 Point Film Festival is one of my favorite events back ‘home’, in the Roaring Fork Valley. This is the first year I’ve seen a trailer that helps describe the event. Accidents happen, and extreme sports aren’t for everyone. Films about extreme sports only make up a small part of the overall show. Its a wonderful event and you should go. Carbondale Colorado,...

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Boston Lockdown Images

April 19, 2013
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Boston Lockdown Images

from WBUR: Steve Brown Boston Lockdown is a sad consequence of this activity is how it has affected so many people’s lives. The economic impact is going to be significant as essentially everyone is sheltering in place – staying home. Police have asked that people do not travel in Boston while the investigators look for the suspect in the Boston Marathon Bombings, as of...

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Its Bicycle Day

April 19, 2013
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Its Bicycle Day

“April 19, 1943, Hofmann performed a self-experiment to determine the true effects of LSD, intentionally ingesting 0.25 milligrams (250 micrograms) of the substance, an amount he predicted to be a threshold dose (an actual threshold dose is 20 micrograms). Less than an hour later, Hofmann experienced sudden and intense changes in perception. He asked his laboratory assistant to escort him home and, as use...

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Wild Eyed Pony Photography

April 18, 2013
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Wild Eyed Pony Photography

Tina Meng owns Wild Eyed Pony Photography and lives on Lopez Island and travels for clients around the Nation. She specializes in natural light, on-location photography. Tina wrote: “As a photographer, my goal is not only to document life’s milestones, but also remake the generic into something remarkable.” As an active Social networking business you can find more information on her Facebook page, as...

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