San Juan Islands Social Networks Grow

October 23, 2012
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have a home at sjibst.com . In 2009 Facebook launched a new approach – everyone could join and there were no network requirements. Over the past 4 years, San Juan Islands Social Networks have grown rapidly, driven by San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade and several other San Juan Islands social networks. Over half the traffic to the San Juan Islands Social networks comes...

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Campy Action, Knockout Spokesperson

September 22, 2012
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Apple knocks it out of the park on a regular basis. The iPhone 5 is no exception. With more power than a 2007 desktop computer and faster broadband potential than most Islanders home connections, its the stellar hand-held, pocket computer that approaches super-computing capability. The graphics technology in iPhone 5 is nothing short of mind boggling. Three individual processing units in this one phone...

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San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade invites Businesses

September 19, 2012
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San Juan Islands Buy, Sell, Trade has become the community bulletin board, message exchange, lost pet and general interconnect among islanders in San Juan County. At recent count, over 7,000 postings remain in that membership group. Each member of the group must apply to enter the group and post. All postings are visible to anyone with a facebook account – according to Facebook, some...

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Speakers Corner Eastsound WA

September 16, 2012
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Op-ed. It wouldn’t be Orcas Island without a place for locals to speak their minds in public. The first of its kind in the Islands, Speaker’s Corner across the street from Wildlife Cycles, was donated by Heinz at Enxzo’s. Heinz build Speaker’s Corner for Labor Day weekend and it was available to the public on September 2, 2012. Islanders take to this beautiful outdoor...

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Understanding the Elections

September 15, 2012
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The science of public relations includes a deep understanding of how people make decisions. Parts of the brain are involved in voting. We can be smarter. We should be smarter about self-governance. Can we use our will to overcome the emotional manipulation of advertising during the election season? Could it be that Election Campaign strategists are hiring heavy hitting Public Relations groups? Are are...

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Apple New iPhone 5 Announced – Key Features

September 12, 2012
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iPhone 5 was announced on September 12th, 2012. This new iPhone is slightly larger, allowing a complete new line of icons. But that isn’t the feature that knocks me out. Apple has made a product that has twice the performance, reduced weight, improved the screen, camera and internet performance, and kept the price point the same. Amazing.. Read more after the jump. http://www.apple.com/iphone for...

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Richard Bach’s Condition Improving

September 11, 2012
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Richard Bach, Orcas Island resident and author of the 1970s bestseller “Jonathan Livingston Seagull,” was injured when his small plane struck power lines during approach to landing on San Juan Island. He is reported to be improving and will be moved out of the intensive care unit at Harborview hospital. His condition is being upgraded to satisfactory from serious. Sources close to Mr. Bach...

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Orcas Island Featured Maker

September 7, 2012
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Over the past 4 years or so, Orcas Island TV has focused much energy and resources on bringing about local economic improvements. Unlike top-down efforts, like national programs and projects, or even State projects, OI TV has focused on local issues. One of the most popular efforts is reducing the difficulty and cost to find items in the local community. San Juan Islands Buy,...

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Richard Bach’s Plane Crashes on San Juan Island

September 1, 2012
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Earlier this morning, ST reported a hospital employee had confirmed the injured person was Richard Bach, author and famed pilot. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center on Friday and is in critical but stable condition. San Juan Islander news reported that witnesses say the aircraft flew into power lines snapping them and causing a local power outage. The aircraft came to rest inverted...

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Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Outdoor Concert

August 22, 2012
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The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival reports: “Two world premiere works by Composer-in-Residence Jake Heggie are eagerly awaited by commissioners and honorees. The MirĂ³ Quartet as a 2012 Chamber Music America Quartet-in-Residence (and winner of the Guarneri String Quartet Residency for their Orcas Island residency) will perform and offer master classes throughout the concert weeks. Star-stature mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade joins a roster of...

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Orcas Electric Aircraft

August 18, 2012
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Orcas Electric Aircraft

In 1997 the Toyota motor car company delivered the first commercial, consumer hybrid battery / gasoline vehicle. By combining the benefits of high torque, highly efficient electric motors and small gasoline motors, Toyota proved to the world that there was a market for a high mile per gallon hybrid electric vehicle. Now the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt are all electric driven cars. Wow....

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Orcas Island Airport Fly-in Enjoys over 100 Aircraft

August 7, 2012
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The annual Orcas Island Fly-In 2012 is August 4th – 6th. This year the weather was perfect, in the 70s, blue skies and plenty of sunshine, light winds. See more at the Facebook Site “KORS – Orcas Airport” .

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The Exchange’s Proposal to Manage Waste on Orcas

July 19, 2012
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Update: many of the questions raised in this article have been addressed in the online facebook interactive site. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orcas-Island-Management-of-Waste-Discussion/138807402925305 For OI TV to endorse any plan, the plan needs to be visible. Goals are fine, but nuts and bolts are important too. For example, how much research has the Exchange/ORS into the volume of and composition of trash delivered? Are there any tangible, measurable...

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Eyes of Islanders Book Price Breakthrough

July 10, 2012
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Eyes of Islanders Book Price Breakthrough

This is a great way to learn about the San Juan Islands visually, through the Eyes of Islanders. The San Juan Islands are a magical place. This book is a compilation of the best images made by the people who live here. It is a unique book, the first of its kind in the Islands. pen this book and you’ll see the most beautiful...

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Recycling Plastic Bottles in the San Juan Islands

July 9, 2012
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Its not likely we’ll see poverty on this level, but the background here is important. Even in very low-income areas, like the San Juan Juan Islands, it may be possible to build a proper recycling strategy to deal with the massive amount of waste the islands produce. Already Lopez Island is moving toward owning their waste recycling problems.

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The Making of Quality: Leica M9-P

July 9, 2012
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I have such great respect for the art and craftsmanship applied to solving not only a challenge – to support making a beautiful image, but to enjoy the entire process. The respect for the craft of photography is reflected in the amazingly beautiful professional work these human hands apply to this mechanical beauty.

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Huppenthal Travels to Lost Lake

July 9, 2012
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Huppenthal Travels to Lost Lake

Native Indians to the area called Lost Lake, E-e-kwahl-a-mat-yam-lshkt, meaning ‘heart of the mountains,’ “Lost Lake” is easier to pronounce, but has none of the meaning. Its not lost, its awesomely close by. A hike on Huckleberry trail proves the name to be accurate.

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San Juan Islands Sustainability

July 9, 2012
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San Juan Islands Sustainability

Can the Islands return to a more diverse time, when farming produced a greater share of employment? Will it bring new migrant labor problems? How would the economy change? Clearly, when farming was a large part of the local economy, local economic rules were different. Farmers markets served more farmers and their employees. Today, the scale has tipped in favor of serving more tourists....

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Islanders United – San Juan Islands Gigabit Broadband

July 9, 2012
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Its been a couple of years since Google’s Gigabit broadband community project was announced. Over 1100 communities applied and some have moved forward with plans. Unlike the more advanced communities, like Chattanooga, the San Juan Islands have shunned fiber optic Google Gigabit style approach and local power company officials are touting a wireless system that would require building out over 100 huge telephone poles...

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