The perigee moon is upon us & above us…let’s look around:
• It is sad to hear of Ryan Ochoa‘s passing…gonna miss the FHHS ’10 grad. Heartfelt condolences to parents Julie & Mario, and brother Richie….
• The reason the moon looks so big is it is as close to the earth as it gets…here’s more about the science & the spectacle & the stories behind a perigee moon. And… a little bit of Haley’s Comet sprinkled in….
• The Chameleons are celebrating Cinco de Mayo tonight at Herb’s – here’s more!
• Today’s lacrosse game was set for 2pm but has been moved up here’s more from Andy Hills:
Just a quick note to let you know the final at-home lacrosse game is today (Saturday) at 11:45 on the high school field (previously scheduled for 2pm). The team is doing great this year, and is currently in first place within their conference. Thanks and hope to see everyone there!
• Under consideration: whether to make the San Juan Islands a National Monument. Here is a considered essay, from Joel Connelly in Seattle.
• The FHHS soccer team‘s season ended with their 2-0 playoff loss at Lynden Christian on Thursday…the good news from the game was the team’s marked improvement, as we had lost 7-0 just a week & ahlf before & 5-0 earlier in the season to the strong Lyncs….
• Christine Minney tells me there’s parking lot sale this morning! Relay for Life is hosting this multi-team event at Islanders Bank in Friday Harbor starting at 9:00am……….
• Pacific Catalyst is celebrating their 80th anniversary with an “open house” (well, open boat, really) down at the marina from 1-5pm today. Drop by – here’s a nice slideshow Shannon Bailey put together of the islands for the occasion.