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Come hear the CD live! Beau’s show is on Saturday!

Posted on October 18, 2011 at 1:01 am, by

You’ll remember that a month or so ago I reviewed Beau’s CD entitled Well & gave it a great two thumbs up – well, this is your chance to see Beau live here on the island, with lots of other island friends playing as well: You can get all the details for the show here  Continue Reading


I know where I’m eatin’ tomorrow….

Posted on October 18, 2011 at 12:47 am, by

Just got the scoop from Liz about what’s on the menu! Check it out: The Community Dinner is almost here! Please come Wednesday 5:30 -7:30 and bring your friends and family! Chef Andy is preparing an amazing meal and the Baking Class has made pepper jelly with local jalepenos on rustic crackers and, back by  Continue Reading


Happy Monday to you, all around the world!

Posted on October 17, 2011 at 5:05 am, by

Welcome to the new week! Looking around the island…. • Wonder what you’re eating? Here’s a good place to start – here’s more from Rob: Monday, October 17th at 7:00pm at the Library! The Conscientious Projector presents The World According to Monsanto Join host Rob Simpson as we watch the documentary The World According to  Continue Reading


Gotta love a parade!

Posted on October 17, 2011 at 4:26 am, by

You saw a lot of activity in the streets of Friday Harbor this weekend, including the First Annual Farm Harvest Parade, which included folks from all over the island. Anne Sheridan was there & shot these wonderful photos, which I put together in a little two-minute slideshow to show you the wide range of what  Continue Reading


The Homecoming Parade was a blast!

Posted on October 17, 2011 at 3:01 am, by

Got a minute? Here’s a quick look at Friday’s Homecoming Parade, as FHHS got fired up for the football game with Nooksack that evening…


FHHS soccer takes Concrete 3-0

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 6:31 am, by

It was cool to get a chance to see the girls play on a crisp autumn evening last night…they scored three in the first half to coast to a dominating shutout with the Lions yesterday. The Wolverines spent most of the game in the Concrete end, and created numerous chances to score. Way to go,  Continue Reading


Notes for Friday….

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 5:37 am, by

You can feel it, I can feel it…here comes the weekend! (And when you hear the rumble through town at 3:30pm – that’s the FHHS Homecoming Parade! See you there!) Here’s more: • Remember I told you the JV football game is at 4:45? It’s been moved up a bit to 4:30pm today, with the  Continue Reading


Morning song: Rhymes & Reasons, with John Denver

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 5:28 am, by

Sure ’nuff, you gotta have a song each morning or the day just doesn’t start quite right, does it? Here’s John Denver’s song that has parts that echo all day long….with the coming of the winter, the fear that is within you that seems to never end. And yes, the children & the flowers…. Good  Continue Reading

The Historic Home Tour – it’s this weekend!

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 4:34 am, by

Classes at Skagit Valley College this coming week….

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 4:21 am, by

Randy Martin, director at the Skagit Valley College – San Juan Center asked me to tell you about Bob’s class & my classes next week, and I’m happy to…consider this my invitation to you to come on by! By the way, I’ve taken Bob’s class before, and it’s awesome…it’ll fill in the blanks for you.  Continue Reading


Time to reduce/recycle/reuse!

Posted on October 13, 2011 at 2:20 pm, by

Just got this note from Helen Venada, who is the Waste Reduction and Hazardous Waste Coordinator for the County….what can you do to reduce the island’s landfill overloading? Here’s more: Reduce/Reuse/Recycle more on the Islands… Whether voters in the Islands decide on Plan A (parcel-based solid waste user charge) or Plan B (route collection), I  Continue Reading


Bargain night tonight; four shows left for “The Ladies Man”

Posted on October 13, 2011 at 11:54 am, by

Hey, I told you this was a great one – the opening week’s crowds have agreed with me on that. Now’s your chance to make sure you don’t miss the show, and you wantt o miss the chance to laugh, either…here’s more from Jan Bollwinkel-Smith at the Community Theatre: Final Shows and Bargain Night for  Continue Reading


Oompa pa! Remembering Oktoberfest 2011!

Posted on October 13, 2011 at 7:50 am, by

It was great to hear San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tom Kirschner mention a couple of months ago that he wanted to pull together the Ocktoberfest celebration again…he helped spearhead the effort that pulled together the Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, Lions Club and Medical Guild, as well as sponsors KIngs Market, Islanders  Continue Reading

TED Talk: Pamela Meyer discusses “How To Spot A Liar”

Posted on October 13, 2011 at 7:15 am, by

One of the toughest things is to feel is betrayed by someone who lies to you…Pamela Meyer explores ways to be able to tell (and not tell) whether we’re being duped. An honest world matters…see what you think:


Around the island…homecoming & more

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 10:06 am, by

There’s a lot going on – let’s check it out! • Homecoming 2011 is this week at Friday Harbor High! And…it’s all on Friday! The parade is at 3:25pm, followed at the high school by the pep ralley at around 4. The JV football squad will play at 4:45pm, followed by the varsity at 7pm  Continue Reading


Fun & fundraiser for the Animal Shelter! It’s next Wednesday!

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 8:51 am, by

Here’s the word from the APS’ director, Leslie Byron: Normally this time of year, we celebrate the Doggone Good Dinner at Duck Soup Inn.  After 25 years of hosting this fundraiser for the shelter, Gretchen opted to take a well-deserved break this year, and do the Doggone Good Dinner every other year.  Gary Gero and  Continue Reading


Then there was chocolate…and it really helped!

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 8:36 am, by

Linda from the Slow Food Land & Sea Cooperative has a great presentation series ahead, starting next week on Tuesday – here’s the deal: I wanted to let you know about about visitors we are bringing to the island from Ecuador’s Kallari Cacao and Chocolate Cooperative. Judy Logback is an activist and the founder of  Continue Reading


When the moon looks huge…

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 2:19 am, by

I got to see the moon over Griffin Bay last night before the clouds & rain swept in & it’s always beautiful when it’s full over the water…. My photos, however, sometimes show it as a different size than I expect (not yesterday…too many clouds!), so I looked up a little write up about why  Continue Reading


Ferry re-schedule in place….Yakima, Hiyu under repair

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 11:43 am, by

Last week, when the Yakima went to the repair dock & our tiny Hiyu was added to the interisland routes, kicking the Evergreen State up to the Anacortes run, a friend said….”Whoa, what would happen if one of the ferries breaks now? Do we have any more backups?” Not today, as the Hiyu (above) called  Continue Reading

Fall Harvest Party at the distillery this coming weekend!

Posted on October 10, 2011 at 4:06 am, by

Just heard from Haley – looks like fun! The owners of Westcott Bay Cider and San Juan Island Distillery are opening their doors, and their orchard, for a weekend-long Fall Harvest Party. Locals and visitors are invited to come by the orchard, roll up their sleeves and help harvest some of the apples that are  Continue Reading

Fall’s here….

Posted on October 7, 2011 at 8:21 am, by

Sunday – come to the Safety Fair!

Posted on October 7, 2011 at 5:31 am, by

Great event for the kids – don’t miss it! Here’s more from Carolyn: Games, a coloring contest, a rescue demonstration, food and lots of fun are on the agenda at the Safety Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 9, at the Mullis Street Fire Station. Participating agencies include the San Juan  Continue Reading

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