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All around the island….

Posted on July 27, 2011 at 11:51 pm, by

Keeping cool…do you have people from around the country telling you how hot it is, there? One more nice reason to live here… Let’s see what’s going on… • I hear Anna from D+A Studio is headed to Texas to talk about windpower…here’s a bit about one way a local company suggests you do it.  Continue Reading


Jon Stern: Tonight at the Whale Museum!

Posted on July 27, 2011 at 3:45 pm, by

The Whale Museum’s Lecture Series: First You Saw ‘Em, Then You Didn’t and Now You Do Again: The Return of Harbor Porpoises to San Francisco Bay The Whale Museum continues its Research Lecture Series on Wednesday, July 27 at 7:00pm with Dr. Jonathan Stern of the Golden Gate Cetacean Research Group. Stern will discuss current  Continue Reading

Passing: Patt Leake

Posted on July 27, 2011 at 9:14 am, by

Patty Ann (Patt) Leake Born in Mt. Vernon, WA November 11, 1951 to Vernon and Freida Stoney Leake, Patt died suddenly March 20, 2011.  She was the great grand daughter of Island Pioneers James and Adeline King and was raised in Friday Harbor.  She graduated from Friday Harbor High School in 1969.  After attending Western  Continue Reading


What’s happening: Lighthouse Preschool

Posted on July 27, 2011 at 7:45 am, by

Just got this update from Lighthouse from Val Curtis: Lighthouse Preschool: Increase to teaching staff, employment opportunity and enrollment openings Classes at Lighthouse Preschool begin Tuesday, September 6, 2011.   The Lighthouse Preschool Board is happy to announce that Teacher Amy Pauls will be returning for her 3rd year at Lighthouse Preschool and Teacher Autumn Hallock  Continue Reading


Around the island…

Posted on July 26, 2011 at 6:02 am, by

What’s happening…. • This year’s Wags to Riches fundraiser for the Animal Shelter is this Saturday…and they still have a few tickets left. This one is fun – I’ve gone the last few years & I know you’ll have a good time…help make it a sellout! Here’s the details. • Passing: So sad to hear  Continue Reading


In San Juan Island’s morning light….

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 7:33 am, by

Hope your week is off to great start – let’s see what’s going on ’round the island: • The Community Theatre‘s farce The Real Inspector Hound begins its three week run this Friday – funny & fast paced & you’ll love it, especially if you already like Tom Stoppard – here’s more. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ • They’re  Continue Reading


Meanwhile, a fun vid from the Marine Labs…

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 5:47 am, by

It’s always fun to see the island in the videos, movies & pictures people make with their time here…and it’s easy to see Monika LaPlante had a good time while she was here, with the video above, as well as her marine-themed eHarmony parody SeaHarmony (click here to see, or sea), and the Love Letter  Continue Reading


Helping a friend….

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 4:49 am, by

Turns out that Terry Ogle is pretty sick…he has been diagnosed with stage 4 leukemia, and has begun chemo. A bunch of his friends & family are pulling together a benefit fundraiser on August 26 which I’ll tell you more about as the plans come together, but check out the Facebook writeup in the meantime  Continue Reading


The Coast Salish are here!

Posted on July 23, 2011 at 9:27 am, by

They’ve come a long way, the old way…paddling across the strait from island to island. Over 200 tribes & bands are represented in this annual event (here’s the complete backstory from last week).


The Fly-In is today!

Posted on July 23, 2011 at 12:45 am, by

It was a well-attended & fun event last year – so now it’s time for the Second Annual Fly-in & Open House – here’s more from Fred Schumacher: Release Your Inner Child at the Friday Harbor Fly-In and Open House Visualize a child’s fingers wrapped around a chain-link fence at the local airport, wide eyes  Continue Reading


Around the island…

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 4:35 pm, by

Let’s see what’s up: • The Tease are playing at Herb’s tonight & Saturday starting at 9:30pm – I got to hear these guys over the weekend of the Fourth when they played at Roche Harbor, and they make a room of people get on their feet & dance…check them out -you’ll be glad you  Continue Reading

Links to look at…

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 3:28 am, by

Here are some interesting things – see what you think: • Here’s the note that came with this amazing story from the Seattle Times: “Two weeks ago, we looked out our window to see a catamaran lowering something into the water.  The Captain called out that they were taking hi def underwater video……….to check their  Continue Reading


Playing visitor on our island…

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 6:43 am, by

InHave you seen Waterworks Gallery’s Ruth‘s new blog? In it she discusses different aspects of the art scene between here and the rest of the Northwest, as well as what life is like in other ways. In her latest posting, she goes out for the day and explores our island home and takes a moment  Continue Reading


Nature calls…

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 5:45 am, by

Amazing photos this time of year of the amazing wildlife here on the island…here’s some highlights:


Running on Empty….

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 11:17 pm, by

Here’s one from 1977 by Jackson Browne that is one of those perfect poems about our ongoing struggle to find meaning in our days….

Wednesday’s tidbits….

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 3:15 am, by

Let’s see what’s up: • The Animal Shelter is getting ready for next week’s Wags to Riches fundraiser, and there’s a little thing you can do to help – here’s more from Leslie: The Friday Harbor Animal Shelter is looking for rescued Dachshunds and Chihuahuas (and everything in-between) to run in the ‘ChiWeenie 500′ at  Continue Reading

Signs of the times….

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 2:34 am, by

Looking around town & the island, seems to me you can get a little idea about what’s going on by checking the signs…for example: • You’ve seen the sign that was out front of Cattle Point Rock & Topsoil (they’re on Cattle Point Road on the hill, past the golf course turnoff)…Mildred tells me they’re  Continue Reading


Abbey Road…back again, with island musicians this time!

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 1:32 am, by

Jan from the Community Theatre has more: Island Twist to Magical Mystery Tour When Georgia’s popular Beatles tribute band returns to Friday Harbor this week, they’ll add island talents to their program–and one of those talents even hung out with a Beatle way back when. Five local string and brass musicians will join Abbey Road  Continue Reading

Good read: ‘Joy” by Anne L. Watson

Posted on July 19, 2011 at 10:42 pm, by

It takes a certain kind of magician to take a handful of different themes, ideas,  fears, and dreams, pull them all together and make a good story out of it. That’s what islander Anne L. Watson has done in her new novel, Joy. And, like good magic, I think you’ll find this book will delight  Continue Reading


Morning roundup….

Posted on July 19, 2011 at 12:20 pm, by

Hey, glad you’re up & at ‘em this morning! Let’s see what’s going on around here…. • Have you read Val Curtis’ Mental Chew blog? The part I like (since it’s about gardening) is that it’s centered here on the island with an emphasis on what it takes to feed the kids–and us–well. The other  Continue Reading

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The Fly-in is coming this weekend!

Posted on July 19, 2011 at 11:46 am, by

Fred Schumacher has the scoop: In case you haven’t heard, Friday Harbor Airport is hosting its Fly-In and Open House this Saturday, July 23.  It starts with a Pancake Breakfast and ends with a Big Band Hangar Dance.  Everything will be happening South of the terminal, with the entrance at the tower.  Parking is free  Continue Reading


How social are you, really…?

Posted on July 19, 2011 at 7:35 am, by

Folks ask me me how to use ‘social media’ to promote their business kind of a lot. I tell them they have to read this little article, and then we can start. They always (always!) never call back. It’s that good ….. See what you think. ++++++++++++++++++++++ Does your company really want to hang out  Continue Reading

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