Busy Times!

Well, things are up and running! New places and the old, familiar ones, too.  Whew! Nice to see the Island humming along. Am touching on a few events and items here. More to come as new posts occur.

Rain, rain, rain my how it has been a rainy time. I have been attacking the gardens with a machete lately. I do hope we get a break this week! There is so much to do this time of year both inside and out! The 4th has been a nice respite so far. Parade meet up at 8...Don't be late.  

Never hurts to add another sunset to a post, especially when there are touches of patriotic reds and blues.

A new charter service is on the Island.....Mockingbird Charters! Lew is making his way slowly into the world of Scenic Charters as well as customized trips so he is the newbie in this post.  His focus is on his new concession from Fish and Wildlife to bring folks out to Plum Island now that it is open to the public. However, his motto is something like  "almost anywhere, almost anytime".

Anna's Island Style is back in her location across from the Albatross. Stop on by!

Just down the road two more established businesses have their doors open and in one case, their porch ready. Lots of happenings including the ability to buy tickets for TPAC events at one or the other of these establishments. 

Photo: Tim Sweet

Photo: Tim Sweet

Over on Rock Island, the boathouse and the Karfi make good familiar sights to welcome a first or a returning visit.

Photo: Colleen Andrews

Photo: Colleen Andrews

Curious sights on Rock Island?  Sometimes even the critters are curious.

Photo: ColleenAndrews

Photo: ColleenAndrews

Colleen found this one peeking in one of the boat house windows during the FORI Silent Auction on Saturday. 

Happy Birthday Lew! Yes, if it is the 4th, it is also Lew's Birthday. If you see him, wish him a happy day! (He does think all the Fireworks are just for him.)


Oh! That also means  the Fire Department will be busy starting the day at the Firehouse with their ever popular Pancake Breakfast and ending the day with their fireworks display at the Ballfield. Your donations will go towards continuing these great fireworks displays and assisting the Washington Island Community Health Program (WICHP) whose agency helps provide services to Islanders which help them continue their independent lifestyle here on the Island.

Fire Department events remind me of the story behind Population 485. Michael Perry's book has been transformed into a play which will have a reading at the TPAC coming up on the 8th. Mike has presented on the Island too many times to name a number and always draws a crowd. Fortunate that he has such a soft spot for the Island, but that is another story. Get your tickets now!

That same day starts out with the Art and Nature Center's popular Art in the Park. It is full of hands on activities for people of all ages. There is also ice cream! Saturday, July 8 - 11 to 3 


Moving into July  signifies island mettle's 5 year anniversary ......many thanks to you all who have supported this effort with your thoughts, photos, and ideas. Keep them coming!

til next time ... Happy 4th of July!