Around the corner, around the island….
Looking around & what have we found:
TEACHER: Why are you late?
STUDENT: Class started before I got here.
• Here’s a new islander, just in time for Mother’s Day:
Carter, Jennifer, Kayla & Kai are excited to announce the arrival of Saylor Virginia Whalen! She was born April 21st, weighing in at 7 lbs 13 ounces.
• Swimming safely – with Amy! Here’s more:
Water-Pool-Ooza with Amy Wynn
Friday, May 11th at 6:30pm
We’re learning to swim…at the Library?
In honor of National Water Safety month the library is teaming up with Red Cross instructor Amy Wynn of San Juan Island Fitness to learn tips and tricks for helping your young child learn to love the water. You’ll come away with great water play ideas, info on keeping your family safe in and around water and, with the help of modern technology, you’ll get to see the world through a lifeguard’s eyes.
While adults learn about water safety in the Main Library, kids can join us in the Meeting Room to watch Surf’s Up, play games, and make a paper fish aquarium.
• Anna Lisa says this is going to be one big haapy hour, for mom…here’s more from what’s happening at Duck Soup Inn:
This Mother’s Day Offering ”The Mother Of All Happy Hours!”
This year we are opening our doors at 3:00, Sunday afternoon, May 13th to joyfully celebrate and honor Mom!
Happy hour will run until 5:30, and segue into dinner service. Reduced prices on appetizers and specialty cocktails. Enjoy crispy duck leg confit with sour cherries, petite Sweet Earth Farm duck egg omelette with tarragon, goat cheese and asparagus, Madrona smoked chicken wings with a spicy miso scallion glaze…and many more. Special cocktails such as the Nightingale, Elderflower Rickey, and Cherry Bloom, fresh pink lemonade for kids, and a rose for every Mom.
Reservations are recommended. (360) 378-4878
• This the weekend for flowers!
You can go by Bakery San Juan and check out Ryan’s Rhodies
SPRING PLANT SALE
MASTER GARDENERS OF SAN JUAN ISLAND
MOTHER’S DAY ORCHID AND BAKE SALE for FRIDAY HARBOR ANIMAL SHELTER Mullis Community Senior Center from 9am till noon on Saturday, May 12.
The plant sale will feature hundreds of home grown veggies and herbs, including tomatoes, peppers, squashes, brassicas, basil, parsley and others. In addition there will be a selection of perennials from our own gardens. We’ll have our hanging fuchsia baskets and other mom’s day growing gifts. Plant sale proceeds benefit Master Gardener projects such as the demonstration garden and the diagnostic clinic.
The Animal Shelter will be selling a variety of beautiful orchids such as phaleonopsis, miltonia, oncidium and more, plus goodies made by some of the best local bakers. All proceeds from the orchid and bake sale benefit the Animal Shelter.
You don’t want to miss this fabulous event, so come early to stock up on your veggies, shrubs, orchids and baked goods.
Contacts: Master Gardeners-Alice Deane email@example.com, 378-5250 & Friday Harbor Animal Shelter-Leslie Byron 378-2158
• Yep, there’s changes over at Earthbox – here’s more:
What happened to “motel”?
We’ve changed our name to Earthbox “Inn” & Spa, but it’s still us, same folks, same comfortable, renovated rooms, pool, sauna, hot tub, exercise room, same outstanding customer service. We thought “Inn” describes better who we are: a 1960′s retro motor inn with a great spa, some unexpected upscale offerings and amenities, just a little more than a motel. Feel free to tell us what you think.
• Just heard from Paul at Pablito’s, and it was cool to see these two little videos, with both Gretchen & Paul in ‘em – here’s more – you’ll love seeing our local chefs looking so good!
Hey Ian, I don’t know if you’ve gotten wind of this yet, but it might be a fun story for you.
Margaret Longley made a couple of short films for AllRecipes.com with me & Gretchen, from Duck Soup.
Here are the links, I hope you enjoy:
Have a great day!
• Here’s the spring playoff update for Friday Harbor High, from FHHS Athletic Director Rod Turnbull:
Our spring teams are quickly approaching the District 1 playoff portion of their seasons. The District 1 Tournament is used to determine the seeding of the 1A teams located in District 1. There are six 1A teams in District 1, (with the exception of tennis, baseball & fastpitch), but they play in 3 different leagues. To determine which teams move forward to the Tri-District tournament, we hold a sub-district tournament.
While the tournaments look different logistically, because of the sport involved, the outcome is the same. The District 1 (sub-district) tournament determines the number of teams and the order for which they move on to the Tri-District tournament.
Below is an update of each fall team’s playoff outline.
- Girls Fastpitch – Our girls fastpitch team has won the Northwest 1A/2B League and is 1 and 2 against 1A Northwest conference opponents. Both situations are used for seeding into the District 1 tournament. Friday Harbor will enter as NW#2, or #4 seed, depending upon the outcome of the Lynden Christian / Nooksack game on 5/9. A win by Nooksack, and FH is the #2 seed and will begin District play on Saturday, 5/12 vs Lynden Christian. If Lynden Christian wins, FH will play Coupeville on 5/10 as the #4 seed. For more information including tournament brackets, visit the District 1 website at www.nwdist1.com or our league website at www.nw1a2bathletics.com
- Girls Tennis –Our girls tennis team will travel to the District 1 tournament at Coupeville on May 11. Two singles teams and two doubles teams will be competing for two berths to the Tri-District Tournament that begins on May 14 with a play in game, with the full tournament beginning on May 17. For more information including tournament brackets, visit the District 1 website at www.nwdist1.com on our league website at www.nw1a2bathletics.com
- Baseball –Our baseball team finished the District 1 tournament this past Saturday as the #2 seed to the Tri- district tournament. They earned the right to host a home playoff game of Wednesday, 5/9. They will be host the District 2 #2 seed Cedar Park Christian of Bothel, at 4:30pm at Hartman Field. Win or lose, the Wolverines will play again on Saturday for the right to advance to the regional state playoffs. For more information including tournament brackets, visit the District 1 website at www.nwdist1.com on our league website at www.nw1a2bathletics.com .
- Boys Soccer – Our soccer team was defeated by Lynden Christian 2-0 on Wednesday, May 2. This loss brought their season to an end.
- Boys & Girls Golf – The golf team will begin post season play on Thursday, May 10 at the District 1 Tournament being held at North Bellingham Golf Club. For more information including tournament brackets, visit the District 1 website at www.nwdist1.com
- Boys & Girls Track – Our track team will head to Lynden Christian on Wednesday, May 9, and Friday, May 11 to compete in the District 1 Track meet. Here the top to competitors and the five next best times/performances from District1 will move on to the Tri-District meet beginning on May 17 at Kings High School. For more information including tournament brackets, visit the District 1 website at www.nwdist1.com