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Putting a cap on the news….

Posted on June 15, 2011 at 10:17 am, by

Let’s see what’s up around here… • Looks like we may have a new baby killer whale – I checked with Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Rearch this morning & he’s pretty cautious about this one, since the mom hasn’t yet been identified with certainty yet.  Here’s the report from the Center for  Continue Reading

Check out the Coldwell Banker vid…

Posted on June 15, 2011 at 9:41 am, by

Looks like the good folks at Coldwell Banker had fun putting this together…check it out!


Now presenting…the Class of 2011, from Friday Harbor High!

Posted on June 14, 2011 at 7:43 am, by

It was great. It was a great evening Saturday night as Friday Harbor High graduated this year’s class…the beautiful weather of the day went with a well-paced ceremony which was capped by a full courtyard of well-wishers & family & friends & people who love these kids. It always feels like most of the island  Continue Reading


Miracles of the island…

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 2:14 pm, by

Miracles by Walt Whitman Why, who makes much of a miracle? As to me I know of nothing else but miracles, Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan, Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky, Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water,  Continue Reading


Congrats to the grads from Stillpoint School!

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 7:22 am, by

Dori & Kate Sears are happy to announce this year’s class: Stillpoint School is proud to present its first graduating class! Congratulations to the Class of 2011: Sis Baker, Simon Vincent, and Emma Reynolds. Sis and Emma have attended Stillpoint School since it opened in 2007; Simon joined the next year. The 6th grade class  Continue Reading



Posted on June 11, 2011 at 10:11 pm, by

Leonard Cohen’s song – this is my favorite version of it. See what you think…


Taking a dive….

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 8:30 am, by

Naturalist Nan Simpson caught this killer whale in the fading Wednesday sun this week….thanks for the photo, Nan!


Around the island…

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 8:17 am, by

There is a lot going on! Let’s take a look: • The Islanders Bank Customer Appreciation & Open House is today from 11am-2pm – here’s more. • Mike Close at Friday Harbor Marine says the ASA has its first grads – here’s more: On Thursday, May 9, 2011, Alan Willis and Mark Islam completed the  Continue Reading

The Garden Club meets next week…

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 7:45 am, by

My friend Dot wants to remind us to check in, today: Put it on your calendar! The SJI Garden Club meeting will be June 14 from 12 noon – 2 p.m. at the Mullis Center.  This is our end-of-season meeting with a potluck provided by the members.  There is no planned speaker; this is a  Continue Reading


It’s the Blues (with brothers) tonight!

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 7:21 am, by

Jan at the Community Theatre says this is gonna be great! Here’s more: Rockin’ Blues Brothers Tribute at SJCT on June 10 A cherry pick of the Northwest’s brightest and most experienced young musicians and performers pays loving tribute to the legendary Blues Brothers at the San Juan Community Theatre on Friday, June 10 at  Continue Reading


Graduation: Skagit Valley College – San Juan Center

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 7:03 am, by

Yesterday the San Juan Center graduated its sixteenth class since it opened in 1996 as five graduates stepped up to receive their diplomas for their AAUCT degree (that’s an Associate of Arts, with university transfer credit). Cheered on by fans, family & friends, as well as faculty & SVC administrators, the grads all came from  Continue Reading


The community comes together for art, food, music, science & community projects….

Posted on June 9, 2011 at 7:28 am, by

The Community Dinner last night was was awesome! The area behind the high school/middle school was shoulder-to-shoulder with families & kids & teachers & community friends eating the dinner prepped by the Food for Thought classes & the Culinary Arts Classes – that was a great way to pull together folks, but that wasn’t all.  Continue Reading


Sunset on the west side….

Posted on June 9, 2011 at 6:03 am, by

A beautiful shot on a beautiful evening….


Posted on June 9, 2011 at 5:59 am, by

Three islanders are remembered…. • I haven’t heard memorial plans, but it was sad to hear Debbie Rasmussen passed away this past weekend. Condolences to Keith in this difficult time…. • A Memorial Mass for Johanna “Josie” Picinich will be held at Saint Francis Catholic Church at 1pm on Saturday, June 11, 2011. • There  Continue Reading


What’s happening with Cattle Point Rock & Topsoil

Posted on June 9, 2011 at 5:41 am, by

It was good to catch up with Skip & Mildred from Cattle Point Rock & Topsoil last night (they were at Haley’s watching the Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals) – they mentioned that they almost never close for the weekend, but this weekend will be away on Saturday to visit Mildred’s 98-year-old mom off-island…so  Continue Reading

Drop by Islanders Bank!

Posted on June 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm, by

This Friday there’s a meet & greet at Islanders Bank so you can meet new CEO & President Brad Williamson – it’s also Customer Appreciation Day, so from 11am-2pm there will be  free hot dogs, water & pop, and ice cream sandwiches & popsicles. I know when I’m doing MY deposit this week….


Island news….

Posted on June 8, 2011 at 7:59 am, by

Hope your day is off to a sunny start – let’s look around: • The graduation for Friday Harbor High is at 5pm this year on Saturday – see you there! And… tomorrow is graduation at Skagit Valley College – San Juan Center at 2pm, and Griffin Bay High is on Sunday. +++++++++ • Give  Continue Reading

Gary lands job in Bonners Ferry, Idaho…

Posted on June 7, 2011 at 8:29 pm, by

Through the course of the day, people have been telling me that FHES principal Gary Pflueger has been selected by the Bonners Ferry, Idaho school district to work there. He leaves behind a school that’s a good & safe place to learn because he was here. For many, he will be much missed. Wishing him  Continue Reading


Looking around….

Posted on June 7, 2011 at 7:35 am, by

This may be the day things cool off a little, but things are still happening: • Teddy Deane plays tonight at the Rumor Mill & says he has songs from his upcoming CD Goin’ Home to Friday Harbor Vol II. It’s always fun with Teddy – drop by & say hey! • Also today –  Continue Reading


New car in town….

Posted on June 7, 2011 at 7:21 am, by

Maybe it’s not the first on the island, but it’s the first I’d seen – Michelle & Michael Herko are the proud owners of a new Nissan Leaf, which is all-electric. That’s right – no muffler, no exhaust pipe, none of that stuff… Michelle tells me she can get about 100 miles off a charge,  Continue Reading


Around the island….

Posted on June 6, 2011 at 1:29 pm, by

A sunny weekend, and a sunny start to the week! Here we go: • I hear from different folks that the Cask & Schooner is set to open later this month & that it’s lookin’ good in there! • This is the week to sign up to run for office this week, with the deadline  Continue Reading

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