Once Upon an Island– Janet and Alie–August 2010

January 1st, 2011

Once Upon an Island

An enchanting hour of storytelling with Islanders young and old. Lorrie Harrison and  Alie Smaalders, and this month Janet Baltzer, sitting in during Lorrie’s absence, visit with local characters, old-timers, philosophers and others who drop by to share personal tales of this place we all call home.


This month: Janet and Alie share their experiences about living and loving on Lopez.
 
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Alie Smaalders, Community Interest & News Programs, Guest Speakers, Lorrie Harrison, Once Upon An Island

Once Upon an Island- Pamela Maresten-

January 1st, 2011

Once Upon an Island

An enchanting hour of storytelling with Islanders young and old. Lorrie Harrison and  Alie Smaalders, and this month Janet Baltzer, sitting in during Lorrie’s absence, visit with local characters, old-timers, philosophers and others who drop by to share personal tales of this place we all call home.


This month: Allie and Janet interview Pamela Maresten.
 
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Once Upon an Island - Linda Graham Rose- January 2010

January 1st, 2011

Once Upon an Island

An enchanting hour of storytelling with Islanders young and old. Lorrie Harrison and Alie Smaalders visit with local characters, old-timers, philosophers and others who drop by to share personal tales of this place we all call home.

This month: Lorrie and Alie interview Linda Rose, whose island roots date back to the 1880s, as she shares tales of her pioneer ancestors arriving on Lopez shores before Washington was a state. Hear about the old Richardson community and many stories of our island’s oldest families.

 
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Once Upon an Island - Tom Cowan - April 2010

January 1st, 2011

Once Upon an Island

An enchanting hour of storytelling with Islanders young and old. Lorrie Harrison and Alie Smaalders visit with local characters, old-timers, philosophers and others who drop by to share personal tales of this place we all call home.

This month, Lorrie and Alie interview Tom Cowan

Tom Cowan begins with an anecdote about his 1964 post-high school summer on the island; talks about moving here with his young family in 1974 and wearing multiple hats to patch together a living; and finally talks about his 12 years as San Juan County Commissioner highlighting the local issues which mattered to him most.

 
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Once Upon an Island- Hal Gillespie- February 2010

December 27th, 2010

Once Upon an Island

An enchanting hour of storytelling with Islanders young and old. Lorrie Harrison and Alie Smaalders visit with local characters, old-timers, philosophers and others who drop by to share personal tales of this place we all call home.

Hal Gillespie

A thirty-year island resident and master storyteller, Hal recites poetry from his published chapbook, shares a few Lopez memories, and tells an original tall tale of old Ireland.

 
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Once Upon an Island - Betty Hastin- August 2009

December 27th, 2010

Once Upon an Island

An enchanting hour of storytelling with Islanders young and old. Lorrie Harrison and Alie Smaalders and this month Rosie Sumner filling in during Lorrie’s absence, visit with local characters, old-timers, philosophers and others who drop by to share personal tales of this place we all call home.

Betty Hastin, married to the famous Lopez Uncle Phil for 67 years, is the featured Once Upon An Island guest and shares her memoirs. She has been writing them down and you will hear her read them to you, while Allie and Rosie interrupt her when you tune in.  Betty has lived on Lopez all of her long life and is a treasure trove of Lopez history.
 
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Once Upon an Island - Harris and Congdon- May 2009

December 27th, 2010
An enchanting hour of storytelling with Islanders young and old. Lorrie Harrison and Alie Smaalders visit with local characters, old-timers, philosophers and others who drop by to share personal tales of this place we all call home.

Alie and Lorrie interview Lopez sisters Mary Harris and Joan Congdon and their cousin George Higgins. All raised on island in the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, their stories are fascinating, funny and heartwarming. Not to be missed!

 
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Once Upon an Island - Goodrow Part 1 - April 2009

December 27th, 2010

Once Upon an Island

An enchanting hour of storytelling with Islanders young and old. Lorrie Harrison and Alie Smaalders visit with local characters, old-timers, philosophers and others who drop by to share personal tales of this place we all call home.

April 2009- Part 1   Marguerite and Ona Jean Goodrow   Alie and Lorrie tell more stories of early Lopez as shared by the Goodrow women with readings of stories from the 1800s out of David Richardson’s book History of the Pig War Islands.

 
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Once Upon an Island - Rosie Sumner- Sept 2009

December 27th, 2010

Once Upon an Island with Lorrie Harrison and Alie Smaalders

An enchanting hour of storytelling with Islanders young and old. Lorrie Harrison and Alie Smaalders visit with local characters, old-timers, philosophers and others who drop by to share personal tales of this place we all call home.

Alie Smaalders interviews Rosie Sumner about her early days on Lopez, starting from 1978 when she and her family moved to Odlin Park to caretake, on into the 80’s when she lived at the Old McCauley Farm.  You will hear about Islanders for Nuclear Arms Control and what community was like on Lopez for a young idealistic woman thirty years ago.

 
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Once Upon an Island- Gregg Blomberg - November 2009

December 26th, 2010

Once Upon an Island

An enchanting hour of storytelling with Islanders young and old. Lorrie Harrison and Alie Smaalders visit with local characters, old-timers, philosophers and others who drop by to share personal tales of this place we all call home.


Back-to-the-land stories and more. When Gregg Blomberg arrived on the island in the 1960s, he found Lopez farmers and fishermen ready to instruct him in the old ways.
 
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