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Getting into it: Time for GMOs to go….

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 8:29 am, by

Have you wondered what all the fuss about GMO (genetically modified organisms) is? Doesn’t it get your interest that much of the developed world is on the other side of the discussion from where our coutry is? It’s a really amazing thing that we get internationally known and well respected authors and speakers to visit the island  Continue Reading

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Around the island….

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 7:54 am, by

Let’s see what we have happening around us, good friends… • The girls’ soccer team has had a good week, beating Orcas 5-0 earlier in the week and Concrete 12-2 last night…meanwhile, FHHS hosts Orcas tonight in football – see you there! ++++++ • It was fun to see Emma Foster‘s name in the article that  Continue Reading

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Fire danger high…it’s dry

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 7:48 am, by

You already knew it’s dry here on the island, so take it easy & be safe. San Juan County Fire Marshall Steve Marler tells me burn permits won’t be available like usual…here’s the scoop: AVAILABILITY OF BURN PERMITS DELAYED DUE TO HIGH FIRE DANGER Due to unusually dry weather, San Juan County continues to experience  Continue Reading

Come & ask him: Kevin Ranker drops by this afternoon

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 9:07 am, by

The San Juan County Democrats have invited State Senator Kevin Ranker to drop by Democracy Corner (the Dems’ hq, just up from Marilyn’s Garden Café, on Second Street, kinda behind the drug store….he’ll be there at 4pm for anyone to drop by with questions & to check in. See you there!

San Juan Outfitters….sale!

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 12:29 am, by

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Chamber Music San Juans…this weekend!

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 11:47 am, by

Chamber Music San Juans heads in a different direction this weekend….I’ve seen & heard Martin before & he’s a heckuva performer…here’s more from Jan Bollwinkel-Smith: For the Soul:  Bossa Nova Meets Classical on September 15 Chamber Music San Juans’ 25th anniversary season takes a turn into the soul, as two internationally-acclaimed musicians navigate between contemporary  Continue Reading

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Get ready for the Farm Parade!

Posted on September 10, 2012 at 7:23 pm, by

Here’s the word from Sandy Strelou: Tractors, Old Farm Trucks and Horses, Oh My! The Fall Farm Parade has it all!  If this funky, homegrown production of island produce and producers doesn’t turn your head, we don’t know what will!” This year’s event takes place on Saturday, October 6 at 2:30pm. Grand Marshall of the parade  Continue Reading

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Around the island….

Posted on September 9, 2012 at 11:15 pm, by

Let’s see what’s up: • Sports update: The Wolverines won 21-14 in football while the soccer girls lost 5-1 to bigger-school Lynden this weekend…. +++++ • Hey – have you seen the super job Val Curtis is doing with Bonbon Break, her online mag? It’s evolving into a really good read – check it here.  Continue Reading

San Juan Outfitters….sale!

Posted on September 9, 2012 at 10:28 pm, by

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Remembering Barbara….

Posted on September 9, 2012 at 10:23 pm, by

A Celebration of the Extraordinary Life of Barbara C. Fry Wednesday, Sept. 12  11:00-2:00  Skagit Valley College, Friday Harbor Lunch will follow an informal service of joy and thanksgiving in acknowledgement of all Barbara Fry meant to each of us. Her family would love anyone who would like to share stories, humourous or touching, of  Continue Reading

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Art class on tap…

Posted on September 9, 2012 at 10:21 pm, by

Island Arts League has two art classes coming up! Learn to felt wool into a silk scarf for a beautiful, wearable textile art with Patti Barker at “Nuno Felt a Scarf”. Click on the attached class flyer for details. Class begins Sept 15. Get started on those Christmas gifts! Enjoy learning special techniques at Caroline  Continue Reading

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Passing: David Champlin

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 8:36 pm, by

David Haskin Champlin died in Friday Harbor, Washington on June 11, 2012 at the age of 101. His three children were at his bedside. A memorial service will be held at Saint David’s Episcopal Church on September 10, 2012, at noon. A reception at the San Juan Island Yacht Club will follow the service. Dave  Continue Reading

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What’s up….check it

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm, by

Let’s take a look at what we have going on: • See you at the football game tonight (Friday)…the JV game has been moved to Lynden Christian on Monday. The varsity game (Friday) with LC is at 7pm, which has been adjusted for the ferry times… ++++++++++++ • Did you hear islander Thor Hanson discussing the  Continue Reading

Washington State awarded $22 million for salmon recovery

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm, by

This is huge…one of the great challenges ahead is working to get salmon recovery underway, and the effort has need resources to move ahead. Now, that has been achieved: Washington State Awarded $22 Million for Salmon Recovery The Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board has received a $22 million federal grant to continue the state’s  Continue Reading

Here’s the San Juan “Puget Sound Champions”!

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 7:42 pm, by

San Juan “Puget Sound Champions” honored for protecting and restoring Puget Sound The Puget Sound Partnership honored the San Juan Salmon Technical Advisory Group as a “Puget Sound Champion” for exceptional work protecting and restoring habitat and implementing the Action Agenda—the regional plan for restoring the health of Puget Sound. The ceremony occurred at the  Continue Reading

FANS – this weekend!

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 7:36 pm, by

Just got the word from Tracy at Island Rec: The FANS Carnival is this Sunday September 9th from noon till 3 at the Elementary School!  Here is the link, for more information: What a great way to send off summer and welcome fall!  The weather is going to be beautiful, so why not volunteer for the dunk  Continue Reading

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Around the island….

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 6:19 am, by

Let’s see what’s going on…. • After his accident on San Juan Island last week, Orcas resident & author Richard Bach continues to mend in Seattle, but his son says he’s getting better. Here’s more, from the San Francisco Chronicle. ++++++ • Greg Hertel tells me he’s been getting ready for a ride on the Pacific Coast  Continue Reading

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Mitchell Hill Trail Connector complete from Young Hill

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 6:04 am, by

• Have you walked this area? It’s awesome, and now the connector is done – here’s more from Mike Vouri & the folks at the National Park: Mitchell Hill Trail Connector Complete from Young Hill Park visitors can now easily access the Mitchell Hill trail area from the Young Hill trail via a new connector  Continue Reading

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At Waterworks Gallery this weekend…

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 5:41 am, by

There’s a new show at Waterworks Gallery….drop by this weekend! Here’s more from Ruth: MiXeD ELeMeNTS Michael Dickter – Oil Paintings Caroline James – Mixed Media Painting September 8 – 29 The works of these two painters are evocative. The tactile surfaces of their paintings filled with extensive visual information and provide references to their past work.  Continue Reading

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We stuffed the bus!

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 5:13 am, by

This year’s program to gear up for school went great as people from all over the island helped “Stuff the Bus” with school supplies for kids in the school district….here’s a thank you, from Maude at the District office: A heartfelt thank you to our community and to Islanders Bank for supplying an over-the-top barrelful  Continue Reading

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Spring Street water main breaks….

Posted on September 5, 2012 at 4:32 am, by

Last Friday, the pipe broke, as you can see….. Here’s the story, from Sherry at FridayHarborNow, with more photos by Kayla Short.  

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Catching up with the Hudsons!

Posted on September 5, 2012 at 4:21 am, by

Frank & Sally Hudson have lived on the island since 1975, and are going strong – here’s an update from Charlotte (Hudson) Hart (thanks, Charlotte!) about how they’re doing: Life Celebrations Frank and Sally Hudson of Friday Harbor had much to celebrate recently. On August 25th Frank celebrated his 90th birthday, and as family gathered from off-island, two  Continue Reading

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