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Monday’s bits…

Posted on June 20, 2011 at 10:42 am, by

Let’s take a look around the island… • Did you feel the earthquakes last week? There was a 2.8 on the island Wednesday, and a 2.1 yesterday… ++++++++++ • Get it on your calendar – Dana Lyons is singing at the Library this Friday at 7pm. See you there! +++++++++++ • It was cool to  Continue Reading

‘Inside Job’ tonight at the Library….

Posted on June 20, 2011 at 9:59 am, by

  As part of Rob Simpson’s Conscientious Projector series, Inside Job will be presented tonight at the library at 7pm. The documentary won the 2010 Oscar (for documentary), and is likely to shake your worldview about the country’s financial institutions…check out the film’s website & trailer here, then come.

Around the island!

Posted on June 17, 2011 at 8:24 am, by

Let’s take a look around on this sunny morning…. • Yes, school’s out! • Music this weekend! At the Presbyterian Church, the band Into Light will be playing, along with local (and great!) singers Rhiana Franklin, Lizzy Starr, Zack Reitan, and Ben Goodman – it’s all this Saturday at 7pm to raise money so the  Continue Reading

San Juan County Arts Council is underway!

Posted on June 17, 2011 at 7:45 am, by

Krista has more – here’s all about it: San Juan County Arts Council Mission: The San Juan County Arts Council works to promote and integrate the artistic resources of the county for the creative economic development, education and overall well-being of the community Vision: Where arts flourish, community prospers and lives are enriched From the  Continue Reading

Full moon over the south end of the island….

Posted on June 16, 2011 at 9:21 am, by

I love Bob Stavers‘ incredible pictures from all over the world, and here on our island home. That’s last night’s full moon on the rise….thanks, Bob! You can see his portfolio here on his website.


J pod…hanging around

Posted on June 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm, by

I love Monika Wieland’s photos…and here’s another great one. She notes: I took this photo yesterday at Lime Kiln and thought you might be interested in posting it. (I’ve also got a new photo gallery website up in addition to my blog at and would appreciate a link if you do use the photo!)  Continue Reading


New fence for the horse arena at the Fairgrounds!

Posted on June 15, 2011 at 12:46 pm, by

This is exciting – the old arena fence at the County Fairgrounds has been replaced – wahoo! Her’s more from Rev with the San Juan County Fair: New Arena Fence at the Fairgrounds The San Juan County Fairgrounds now has a beautiful, new arena fence, thanks to the efforts of a Friday Harbor High School  Continue Reading


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

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