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It’s Snapshot Day today at the Library! (And…it’s National Library Week!)

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 7:52 am, by

Hey – drop by the Library to get your picture taken at the Library….and help celebrate not just National Library Week, but having one of the coolest libraries around – here’s more from Marjorie Harrison, the library’s director: You belong @ your library this National Library Week, April 8-14 Whether you are a job seeker  Continue Reading


Walking the island….

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 7:44 pm, by

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more. ~ George Gordon, Lord Byron from ‘Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage’


Orcas in the strait….

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 8:39 am, by

Jim Maya photographed this beautiful breaching transient killer whale earlier this week…

Happiness runs….

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 7:35 am, by

Had this song stuck in my head the last couple of days….good one to wake up to. Here’s Donovan recently, inviting everyone to sing along…you can, too:

The Mobile CSO – check them out!

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 1:32 am, by

Shannon Monroe from Olympia is bringing the bus to the island – here’s more: Good afternoon, Ian! Our DSHS Mobile CSO is scheduled to be in Friday Harbor on April 11th & 12th at the Friday Harbor Resource Center located at 500 Market St. Our hours will be from 11am until 5pm on the 11th  Continue Reading

What’s up….

Posted on April 6, 2012 at 9:11 am, by

Just a few things to share this morning, including an egg hunt you’ve gone to, all these years: • Jenny Benedict over at the fire station says they could use a little help (bring the kids!) coloring eggs at the fire station today (Friday) at five…see ya there! ++++++++ • Our baseball boys nearly beat  Continue Reading


Looking for a few good stewards….

Posted on April 6, 2012 at 8:57 am, by

We take pretty good care of our islands, and the Stewardship Network wants to put a spotlight on the folks who go the extra mile…here’s more from the Preservation Trust’s Kathleen Foley: Nominate an Island Steward! Do you have a friend or neighbor that you’ve noticed takes exceptional care of their land?   Perhaps you know  Continue Reading


Daniel is aboard at Vinny’s….

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 11:22 pm, by

Becki & Julie asked me to tell you about spring kicking off at Vinny’s: Vinny’s Ristorante owners, Julie and Becki, are welcoming not only the arrival of spring but the addition to their team chef Daniel Van Hamersfeld. Daniel‘s history in the culinary arts started at a young age when he was classically trained for  Continue Reading


Around the island….

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 5:01 am, by

Let’s see what’s up: • Libby Oswald says the tickets are available now – get yours! Here’s more: Tickets are now available for the Family Umbrella Group Luncheon on Friday, April 27, 2012 at the Mullis Center.  All proceeds go to a need-based scholarship fund for preschool aged children.  The gourmet lunch will be catered  Continue Reading


The poster winners are…..

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 12:39 am, by

One of the great events of the year on the island is the Children’s Festival in May, and every good festival needs a good poster! Here are the winners for this year’s event: 22nd Annual San Juan Island Children’s Festival Poster Contest Winners! It was a difficult decision to determine who will win this year’s  Continue Reading


Flowers…for you!

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 12:29 am, by

Mary & Smithy kick into gear & offer Ryan’s Rhodies this time of year – so now’s your chance to get yours! Here’s the deal: Ryan’s Rhodies! FOR SALE: ~ Rhododendrons! Dozens of varieties, colors, & sizes • Prices vary according to the plant. Many are in bloom right now. Some are fragrant! Most still  Continue Reading


Passing: Jim Smith

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 9:01 pm, by

Note: The memorial service will be held Friday, April 6 at 5pm at the airport (Westwind’s hangar) James W. Smith (June 26, 1944 – April 1, 2012) Jim Smith passed away suddenly Sunday, April 1, 2012 at his home in Friday Harbor, Washington. Jim’s boat trips to the San Juan Islands inspired him to move  Continue Reading

Around the island, this week….

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 10:19 am, by

What do you have planned for the holiday weekend? Here’s the scene around here, as the weather just gets better & better: • Take a look at Tim Dustrude’s photos on his 365 (366 this year!) blog, as he posts a photo a day. This is the way to start your day right! Beautiful stuff…  Continue Reading

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In your dreams…

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 8:58 am, by

I just heard about this evening that is set for tomorrow night (AND later in the month) with Ann Marie – check it out at Lavendera Massage Center: An Evening of Dreamtime Curious about dreams? Would you like to spend an evening participating in various methods of dream-work and dream-play? New dream journeyers and veteran  Continue Reading

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Island Inn at 123 West – reconstruction ahead

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 1:07 am, by

Just got this note from Scott Hale at the Island Inn at 123 West about some sweet plans ahead: Construction Restarts at the San Juan Islands’ Newest Hotel The Island Inn at 123 West sweetens Friday Harbor lodging with new guestrooms The iconic Island Inn at 123 West development project in Friday Harbor, WA on  Continue Reading

You can win a vacation! AND…it helps the Animal Shelter!

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 12:34 am, by

Just got a note from Leslie at the Animal Shelter – here’s something you’ll want to know! Tickets went on sale today for the Costa Rica Dream Vacation raffle to benefit the Friday Harbor Animal Shelter. Trip includes a 5-night stay at Villa Vigia, a private Mediterranean villa in Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica. It  Continue Reading


“Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me” opens this Thursday…

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 3:17 am, by

Island Stage Left presents its spring play Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. The show opens April 5th and closes April 29th, 2012: Thursdays through Saturdays @ 7:30pm, Sundays @ 4pm. The play, written by award winning Irish playwright and poet Frank McGuinness, is about an Englishman, an Irishman and  Continue Reading

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Tuesday, in the news….

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 1:20 am, by

 Let’s see what’s going on around the island, and around the region: • Remember Ann Larson, who worked for the County Council for a while here on the island? She got a job working with Kevin Ranker when he became a state senator, and now works at Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, where she’s  Continue Reading


Community Project: The garden grows….

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 12:44 am, by

One of the ongoing community projects at Friday Harbor High you pass all the time, the greenhouse across from the high school, is doing well this spring. Update reporter Collin Williamson has more: Master Gardeners, be afraid. There is another pair of green thumbs on the island to be in contest with, and those belong  Continue Reading

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The eats are here on Saturday….

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 12:02 am, by

Looks like the Community Theatre is the place to drop by on Saturday – here’s more from Jan Bollwinkel-Smith at SJCT: The Community Art Theatre Society’s (CATS) annual Elegant Edibles is this Saturday, April 7 from 10 am to noon at the Theatre. This year it gives islanders a chance to find yummy holiday goodies,  Continue Reading


New leadership at the Community Theatre, as Merritt & Steve move on….

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 7:46 pm, by

The organizational structure of the Community Theatre has been changed in the wake of the departures  (June 1st) of Merritt Olsen & Steve Judkins – here’s the way things will be set up, in this report from Jan Bollwinkel-Smith: The San Juan Community Theatre board of trustees is pleased to announce new management roles for  Continue Reading

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