The crosswalk on North Road in front of Folklife Village is getting painted, which has reminded me to point out an article from wired.com: Roads Gone Wild. The article summary says: No street signs. No crosswalks. No accidents. Surprise: Making driving seem more dangerous could make it safer. It’s fascinating, and just the thing to [...]
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Have you been to Folklife Village in the last few days? And, if so, did you notice the new thing? It’s this, a stone carved by Nancy Crozier and called Judy’s Root. This overview photo has Village Foods in the background to give you an idea of where the carving is: in one of those [...]
Until recently, Raspberry’s Jazz Café was here in Folklife Village. Now it’s The Old Crow Café, and the new owners are setting things up behind newspaper-covered windows. Does the new name cause a poem to tumble out of your memory? It certainly does for me; the poem is About Crows by John Ciardi. Go read [...]
Oh my. Last week the campaign landscape on Gabriola changed when Maggie Mooney’s campaign office opened in Folklife Village. Now it looks as if a similar office is about to open a few doors down: the space formerly occupied by the Island Book Shoppe now has a couple of Jordy Alexander signs on display. Well. [...]
A short drive around Gabriola will remind you that we’ve got an election coming up: Eric Moeller has campaign signs here and there, and Jordy Alexander has lots and lots of signs up. (Odd, though, that Jordy didn’t respond when the Flying Shingle asked him for information. I wonder what’s up with that.) Now look [...]
This is one of the unusual characters hanging around at Folklife Village this week. I think there are three, but who knows? Maybe more have appeared since I went by. A sign outside Gabriola Artworks explains: Demonstration of life-size casting by sculptor Linda Richter. Saturday August 20th, 10am. To promote the Gabriola Theatre Festival. local [...]
Next time you’re at Folklife Village, walk past the Gabriola Coast Realty office and notice the bush outside the window. (Pieris japonica, as far as I can tell.) The thing is alive with bees, and they’re very non-stingy calm and pretty bees, too. Are they from a Gabriola hive? Or…? Well, who knows, but you [...]
This Gabriola boat is an unusual one, and not just because she seems to be motoring about at Folklife Village. Do you know her story? This is Li’l Gabe, the boat that won’t float. The Gabriola Island Power and Sail Squadron built her this spring, to help promote their classes. (See photos of the boat’s [...]
Look what’s turned up at Gabriola’s Folklife Village: the Silva Bay Shipyard School. They’ve taken over the space Take Two used to occupy. Apparently it’s a temporary (two week) thing. Stop by next time you’re at Folklife. Maybe you’d like to buy one of the two boats on display, which would be a huge favour [...]
If you shop at Folklife Village, I bet you’ve seen these two Gabriola dogs, especially when they’re hanging out near Village Foods. The black one is old and calm, the light one zips all over the place. Yeah, you try photographing a dog who never stops moving! Note blurry tail in first photo: it wags [...]
Here’s a whole truck-load of hanging baskets for Folklife Village. I suppose they’ve all been hung now. I used to have fantasies about having lots and lots of hanging baskets at home. But it turns out that you have to water the damn things, so nuts to that.
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Today I heard that the bookshop at Twin Beaches will soon be moving to Folklife Village, to occupy the space where the Jeremy Maude Studio used to live. This is brilliant news for Gabriola readers. Dear bookstore people: for the love of God, please be open on Mondays, mmmkay? Because the Gabriola Library is closed [...]
Have you seen what’s happening behind Folklife Village these days? A whole bunch of brush has been cleared. Now that’s being burned, along with a bunch of junk that’s been sitting out there for years. The smoke is terrible, and the big fire is just going on and on and on. If you’ve got asthma [...]