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Some days are like this….

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 11:41 am, by

It’s sunny & beautiful on the island…hope you get a chance to get outside & play! (With as much enthusiasm as the people around you….)


Around the island….

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 8:29 am, by

Let’s see what’s up… • Did you know that the San Juan Center for Skagit Valley College celebrated their 15th year since the building above the airport opened? Classes began for the spring semester for 1996 after the ceremonies in March ’96…the school has been a gem of the island ever since. Speaking of which,  Continue Reading


Monday, Monday….

Posted on April 3, 2011 at 11:46 pm, by

Let’s look around the island a bit…. • It was great to see Ann & Credence’s little Hazel out & about at the Elephant Revival concert Saturday….born just this year, she’s recovering nicely from the just-after-birth surgery she underwent to repair her abdominal area. Great to see her! • Friday was Luanne Spendiff’s last day  Continue Reading


Morning song…

Posted on April 3, 2011 at 11:07 pm, by

If you’ve heard Tingstad & Rumbel, you know they make beautiful music. If you haven’t heard them yet, this is a good time to start…here’s “Galileo”….


Passing: Sharon Hammel

Posted on April 3, 2011 at 10:47 pm, by

It was terrible news to wake up to – that Sharon Hammel had passed away in a fire at her house early Sunday morning. You knew Sharon – she worked for the Town and was responsible for making us look so good – the flowers she watered all spring & summer, the plants, the greenspaces.  Continue Reading


Sunday morning fire in Friday Harbor claims a life…

Posted on April 3, 2011 at 10:59 am, by

Just got this report from public information officer Ron Garner…. On Sunday morning at 2:11am, a 9-1-1 call to the Sheriff’s Dispatch reported “a structure fire with a person trapped inside” in the 1000 block of Park Street in Friday Harbor, Washington.  A patrolling Sheriff’s Deputy, along with the first two firefighters to arrive attempted  Continue Reading


New songs, for the listening…

Posted on April 1, 2011 at 4:49 am, by

Some days, do you get the feeling you’re missing something? This is a story a friend of mine told me: I was walking down the sidewalk on a busy New York City day with a friend who lives in the forests of Brazil. He stopped, cocked his head & said, “Listen! I think that’s a  Continue Reading

Morse Island, or Battleship Island, from this angle. Photo by Howie...

Thursday’s notes….

Posted on March 31, 2011 at 12:07 am, by

Let’s see what’s happening…. • You know, Jordan Nash (above) & I have something in common – we both have twins for siblings (he has Charles & Margaret, I have Pat & Bama. Yes, I have a brother named Bama. And a sister named Pebbles.) Here’s a video of what MY life was like, when  Continue Reading


There’s room at the pre-school…in the Kindergarten Readiness Program

Posted on March 31, 2011 at 12:02 am, by

Cole Hull says the program at St. David’s is expanding – here’s the scoop: Saint David’s Day School announces the opening of their new Kindergarten Readiness Program designed specifically for Pre-K 4 and 5 year-old children.  The program dovetails into their existing Kindergarten Enrichment program that itself is structured to work in tandem with the  Continue Reading


Eyeing state, FHHS track has lone home meet this Thursday…

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 4:00 pm, by

We don’t have that many home track meets this year….only one. So that means this is your only chance to catch our talented squad without having to travel off-island. Drop by FHHS after school on Thursday – see you there!


Island Stage Left offers ‘Trying’…opens on Friday!

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 9:44 am, by

Are you as excited as I am about this spring’s show that our friends at Island Stage Left have opening this week? I’m gonna tell you – the show runs for five weeks, but don’t put off going because that wouldn’t work for you, with these possible consequences: a) it always gets more crowded toward  Continue Reading


The ability to connect with each other & what it’s all about: Brene Brown

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 7:04 am, by

This is a TED talk with researcher/storyteller Brene Brown (she warns that “researcher” is a good way to scare people off, but I know you’re tough). When she discusses what she calls the power of vulnerability, she helps people see the place within where a sense of belonging can begin…see what you think. Can you  Continue Reading

Sign up so people can sign up for your summer activities…

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 2:07 am, by

Debbi Fincher is helping put together the master list – here’s the scoop: I was hoping I could put out a request to anyone offering new summer programs/activities for youth and families. We would like to add new programs to the annual San Juan Island Prevention Coalition Summer Calendar for our youth and families. The  Continue Reading


Around the island…..

Posted on March 29, 2011 at 8:30 pm, by

Let’s see what’s going on.… • Hey, you’ve seen those plastic tubes from the road (see ‘em in the picture, behind the guys?) You can be part of helping restore wetlands -here’s a note from Diane at the Land Bank: Here’s an opportunity to help the San Juan County Land Bank with ongoing wetland restoration  Continue Reading


Lasagna tonight for the sailing team….

Posted on March 29, 2011 at 4:01 am, by

The lasagna dinner & auction is tonight at the Yacht Club, with things getting underway at 5:30pm. This is the Friday Harbor Sailing Team’s main fundraiser for the year – come on by!


FHHS sports update…

Posted on March 29, 2011 at 12:02 am, by

Wasn’t Saturday a great day for getting around & seeing the kids in action? Baseball & softball played at home, while the track team was back from a Friday meet. Today the soccer team travels to University Prep, while softball & Baseball trek to LaConner…golf & tennis played yesterday.


Checkin’ in….

Posted on March 29, 2011 at 12:01 am, by

Let’s see what’s going on ’round here…. • It was fun to go to the welcoming ceremony Sunday in Sidney, as the ferry route from Anacortes/Friday Harbor to British Columbia opened up for the season. It’s always a feel-good session, as folks from both sides of the water celebrate the connection we all share as  Continue Reading


School Foundation donates to school district – way to go!

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 9:28 pm, by

Nancy Young and the SJPSF have some good news: The San Juan Public Schools Foundation was pleased to recently donate $32,000 to the San Juan School District. $26,000 went to the FHHS/FHMS to purchase new Literature books, $5,000 went to FHES for Everyday Math Curriculum supplies, and $1,000 went to FHES for Science Curriculum supplies.  Continue Reading


Planning for next week’s spring break? Here’s an idea…

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 4:53 pm, by

This posting has two parts – Alice Hibberd is offering a deal called Adventure Games (that’s the first part) and Yoga for KIds (the second) next week…here’s the story: Adventure Games! Free Programs with Alice Hibberd at the Elementary School For students in Grades 3-5 Vacation Week Games (6 hr class) Monday, April 4 &  Continue Reading


Working with the ROVs for MATE with the UW & the SJFC to get ‘em working ASAP…

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm, by

Michael Barsamian (he’s also the keeper with the good hands for the soccer team) and Sarah Clark (heckuva actress – she was Iris in FHHS’ Still Life With Iris) are part of the program at FHHS that is doing amazing things underwater…here’s their report: It is getting down to crunch time for the high school  Continue Reading


Susan leads the pack for second annual Run Ladies Run 10K…

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 11:05 am, by

Great day for running yesterday morning as nearly eighty women collected in front of the Hotel De Haro at Roche Harbor for this year’s Run Ladies Run 10K. It was great to see everyone cheering for each other before, during, and after the race…that’s what islands are for, right? Super job by Kerry & BooBoo  Continue Reading

Summer Garden

Steve Harrold’s art comes to the island…

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 10:42 am, by

Wendy Smith over at the IMA has a new show opening this week – here’s the scoop! (By the way, Wendy will be moving back to New York, and Susan Key will take over her spot as director of the Island Museum of Art after this weekend): New Art Exhibition – Opening Saturday, April 2  Continue Reading

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