Jade Festival Photos

•October 13, 2014 • 6 Comments

What a weekend! I was too busy to get any but a couple of shots, but I have collected a few from others I wish to share. There were several world famous musicians who played.

Here is a phtograph of Danny Weis, one of the founding members of Iron Butterfly … photo by bigsurkate

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Here is a wonderful close-up of a piece of Jade by Howard Jones. More at

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I have a few more I will be adding throughout the day, but I must first add a thank you to the core members of the SCCLT who do the vast majority of the work in setting this up: Syd Carr for the incredible music and volunteers; Kirk Brock who brings the diverse array of vendors to us each year; Steve Finch, who was in charge of almost everything else; and Lisa Gehring who controls all the money. The school and PTO had a number of booths, not the least of which was the BBQ booth, led by Gordon Pfiffero and Josh Wilson. It was the best! And for one of the most important, and least recognized jobs of all – trash and recycling, Gail Dinsmore. To all who contributed in all ways great and small – we keep getting better each year due to the hard work you all contribute to this community event.

More photos later.
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The Jade Lady by Gary Gowdy, one of my favorite pieces, photographed by Kalamakuaikalani D.

Rain Forecast

•October 11, 2014 • 2 Comments

For the period of Oct 15-19 – looks like a 40% chance of above average precipitation for Big Sur.

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However, this morning’s forecast brings rain Tuesday night into Wednesday, and then the rest of the week is up for grabs.

” THE MEDIUM RANGE MODELS ARE STILL NOT IN AGREEMENT CONCERNING THE WEATHER BEYOND THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. THE GFS AND GEM MODELS HAVE GENERALLY FORECAST ADDITIONAL RAINFALL EITHER LATE IN THE WEEK INTO NEXT WEEKEND…BUT THE ECMWF CONTINUES TO BUILD AN UPPER RIDGE OVER CA NEXT WEEKEND AND KEEPS OUR AREA ALMOST ENTIRELY DRY AFTER WEDNESDAY. THUS THE FORECAST BEYOND THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK REMAINS VERY LOW CONFIDENCE.”

So far, Jade Festival weather yesterday was foggy in the am, then clear most of the afternoon before the fog rolled in late in the day. (I watched it from my ridge top all day for you!) now, it is down into the fog for me!

Foto Friday 10/10

•October 10, 2014 • 1 Comment

AFRICA, as they wouldn’t post last week.still can’t get ones I wanted up, but here are a couple.
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I will be working the festival the next two days, so hopefully will see you there! It has been socked in on the coast all morning. Will let you know if it burns off later today.

Jade Festival #23, 2014

•October 9, 2014 • 1 Comment

Featuring the Gem of the South Coast – Jade! It starts tomorrow at noon, until 6 pm, Sat. 10-6, Sun 10-5 at a Pacific Valley School, brought to you since 1990 by the South Coast Community Land Trust. (1996 festival was canceled due to The Wild Fire)

This is from the first festival:

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My, my, how we have grown!

Tanker Crash

•October 8, 2014 • 5 Comments

I am sure I have a photo of Tanker 81 out of Hollister from the Chalk Fire on my computer somewhere, but for now, I honor all the wildland firefighters, the family, and friends of all pilots, particularly this one, who risk their lives everyday.

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Here is a photo taken just after the crash by Ken Yager, who heard the crash, and snapped this.

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Hunters Moon Eclipse

•October 7, 2014 • 1 Comment

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It is the second, and final lunar eclipse of 2014. This Hunters Moon (the full moon after the Harvest Moon) will also be a Blood Moon, due to the eclipse.

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Here are the times for the Pacific Coast

Partial Eclipse Begins 2:14 a.m.
Totality Begins 3:25 a.m.
Greatest Eclipse 3:55 a.m.
Totality Ends 4:24 a.m.
Partial Eclipse Ends 5:34 a.m.

So look up, tonight/tomorrow morning early!

Big Sur Health Center Health Fair

•October 7, 2014 • Leave a Comment

From Big Sur Health Center

Big Sur Health Center Announces Its Annual Health Fair and Celebrates its 35th Anniversary!
Tuesday, October 14th Noon – 5:00 p.m.

BIG SUR, CA — As the only medical facility between the Monterey Peninsula and Cambria, the Big Sur Health Center is critical to the wellness of its community. The Big Sur Health Center wants you to save the date for its 2014 Health Fair 2014 – Tuesday, October 14th, 2014, noon – 5:00 pm.

Open to the public, this health fair offers the following complimentary activities:

· Health screening opportunities
· Flu shots
· Blood sugar and cholesterol screens (provided by CHOMP)
· Blood pressure
· Dental checkups
· Nutrition counseling
· Weight management

· This year the Big Sur Health Center will be celebrating its 35th Anniversary as part of the health fair with a “healthy barbecue,” and fun activities for all!

The 2014 health fair will take place at the Big Sur Health Center located at 46896 Highway 1, Big Sur. For more information call (831) 667-2580.

Big Sur Health Center Celebrates 35 Years!

• 1979 The Big Sur Health Center (BSHC) was founded in September 1979, through a local, grassroots effort, to meet the needs of the rural community of Big Sur —its mission, to provide quality comprehensive medical care to all, regardless of ability to pay.

• 1985 The Big Sur Health Center became a 501(c)(3) corporation with a volunteer board of directors.

• 1985 The Health Center relocated from the Big Sur Grange Hall to its current location on the grounds of the All Saints Episcopal Church of Carmel, 1/8 mile south of the Big Sur River Inn.

• 2004 Through a community-wide fundraising and devel­opment effort by BSHC and volunteer members of the Big Sur community, along with financial support from the California Endowment, Community Foun­dation for Monterey County, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Harden Foundation, and Monterey Peninsula Foundation, BSHC opened a new 2,100-square-foot medical facility in November 2004 to replace an aging building that the center had outgrown.

• Today the presence of Big Sur Health Center is crucial to the welfare of the Big Sur community. As the only medical facility between the Monterey Peninsula (30 miles to the north) and Cambria (70 miles to the south), BSHC plays a vital role in the local communi­ty, serving the health care needs of the population by providing high-quality local, culturally and linguisti­cally appropriate, affordable, medical care Background on The Big Sur Health Center:

As a nonprofit health-care facility since 1979, the Big Sur Health Center provides quality acute and preventive health care services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, and cost-effective. It is the Health Center’s quest to be a lifelong healthcare partner and provide care when needed.

The Big Sur Health Center provides:
• comprehensive, personalized services through conventional and holistic approaches that focus on patient needs;
• both preventive and urgent care, minor surgical procedures and basic laboratory and pharmaceutical services;
• assistance during emergencies, such as fires, storms and road closures that isolate Big Sur
• a bilingual staff that is committed to building strong, personal patient/provider relationships that empower individuals to reach their highest levels of well-being;
• a team that understands and embraces the diverse cultures and age groups that contribute to the richness of the Big Sur community;

The BSHC believes that health care should be available to everyone … and that is why they accept most major insurance plans, including Medicare and Medical, and participate in a variety of subsidized and sliding-scale programs.

Hours:
Monday-Friday
10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.
Phone: 831-667-2580
Address:
46896 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Website:

http://www.bigsurhealthcenter.org/

 
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