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‘Round about…

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 6:38 am, by

There’s a lot going on & so….hurry up & relax! Here’s the news: • At Lavendera on Thursday night at 7pm, you can learn more, with Pam Fry: A GENTLE HEALING TOUCH FOR YOU AND YOUR PETS  Learn this gentle healing treatment, based on ancient acu-points, to help you and your pet relieve stress, emotional  Continue Reading


Flash mob at the Farmers Market!

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 6:12 am, by

You’ve seen ‘em on YouTube (they go viral!) and this one kinda did too….Angel Michaels leads a bunch of her barbershop friends in song at last Saturday’s Market, in this fun (and on Facebook, much commented on) video by Mike Martin: +++ A multi-awarding winning Canadian “Sweet Adelines” chorus, a Seattle champion quartet and three  Continue Reading


New calf….wahoo!

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 7:13 pm, by

Looks like there’s a new killer whale….there was a superpod (that’s where all three pods – J pod, K pod, and L pod – all get together) today as all three pods came in to the west side of San Juan Island, and ace photographer Jeanne Hyde shot the photo above. Since little ones usually  Continue Reading

Passing: Barbara Fry

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm, by

Heard about Barbara’s passing last week, and it’s been a sad time….here’s more from the family: Barbara C. Fry, M.D., beloved mother, aunt, scholar, and friend, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, May 22, at 10:00 PM at Harborview Hospital in Seattle, WA.  Her loving sons, Greg Fry of Seattle, WA, Chris Fry of Edmonds,  Continue Reading


Around the island….

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 7:01 am, by

Don’t you love four-day weeks? Hope you got  a chance to relax the last few days, and to remember the folks who offered themselves for our country, this past weekend….let’s see what’s going on: • The Woodwards have a fundraiser today to help keep their mission t the Dominican Republic going – here’s more from Winnie Brumsickle:  Continue Reading


Report: Friday Harbor ROV teams come within inches of victory and show signs of great potential

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 6:31 am, by

It was cool to hear from FHHS junior (and heckuva writer) Michael Barsaimian how the ROV teams did this year – here’s the scoop from the competition two weeks ago: On Saturday, May 12, the Friday Harbor High School ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) Team and the Friday Harbor Middle School ROV Team embarked on a  Continue Reading


Saturday notes….

Posted on May 28, 2012 at 10:00 am, by

A few things going on: • Ken & Heather at Xtreme Fitness wondered if you know anyone who could help: Hi, Ian! Hope you are doing well! We wanted to ask your help in getting the word out that Xtreme Fitness is looking to hire a part-time child sitter.  We need someone for Tuesday and  Continue Reading


Golf with the stars – next weekend!

Posted on May 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm, by

The Celebrity Golf Classic is next weekend! Here’s more from Becki Day: Islander’s Bank San Juan Celebrity Golf – June 1st and 2nd A full list of well known celebrities are on their way to San Juan Island.  It’s the June 1st and 2nd, 26th Annual Islanders Bank San Juan Island Celebrity Classic and John  Continue Reading


Come on by the Corner Store Emporium!

Posted on May 26, 2012 at 12:51 pm, by

They’re open this weekend – Bobby & Julie Ross are opening  The Corner Store Emporium at the corner of Madden and Cattle Point Road this weekend – I dropped by & they sure have a lot of interesting collectibles and furniture, tools, books & much, much more….drop by when you’re coming into town!

Around the island….

Posted on May 23, 2012 at 11:40 pm, by

Happy Thursday to you! Let’s catch up on things around the island: • Hey…I hear that the benefit that was being planned for Tim Lance is being re-scheduled – I’ll keep you posted when there’s more information, but for now it’s not happening this weekend… ++++ • You’ve heard that Vic & Monique Woodward & their gang  Continue Reading

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Celebrating Bob’s birthday…with the mystery tramp….now you realize….

Posted on May 23, 2012 at 11:37 pm, by

Yeah, it’s today – May 24th is Bob Dylan’s 71st birthday, so here’s “Like  A Rolling Stone,” and I’m putting the words here so you can sing along with him, first thing this morning: Once upon a time you dressed so fine You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you ? People’d call,  Continue Reading

Sustainable San Juans – this weekend!

Posted on May 23, 2012 at 11:15 pm, by

Here’s the word from Karrie Cooper: Join the Stewardship Network of the San Juans on Sunday, May 27 from 12-3pm at Lime Kiln Point State Park for our annual Sustainable San Juans event. Talk with local naturalists, listen for Orcas on the hydrophone, explore the water at a sea bird viewing station, enjoy hands-on activities  Continue Reading

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Morning song: Love Lift Us Up Where We Belong

Posted on May 23, 2012 at 10:28 pm, by

Remember this from the 1980s? Here’s Jennifer Warnes & Joe Cocker:


Come say goodbye to Rebecca….

Posted on May 23, 2012 at 7:49 am, by

Sally from Island Rec shared this – we’re gonna miss Rebecca…she’s done an awesome job: Farewell Gathering for Rebecca Clarke!  Island Rec’s welcomes you to stop by their office on Wednesday May 30 between 3-4pm to say farewell to Recreation Specialist, Rebecca Clarke.  Cake and refreshments will be served. Clarke first started with Island Rec  Continue Reading

The stewards of the island, with thanks….

Posted on May 23, 2012 at 7:46 am, by

It was cool to her about this, from Kathleen Foley at the Preservation Trust, on behalf of the Stewardship Network: “Good Stewards” receive recognition for island stewardship Six islanders and one local group have received awards for their environmental leadership from the Stewardship Network of the San Juans this past week. The Stewardship Network is  Continue Reading


More rain, more rainbows…

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 7:00 am, by

It was nice to see the rainbow at the end of the day Monday evening, reminding me that Emily Reed always says, “You gotta have rain if you want rainbows.” The rainy morning gave way to a warmer, breezier afternoon, and last night’s rainbow, visible on both sides of the island….

FHHS athletes go to state…

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 6:54 am, by

Here’s a quick rundown from FHHS athletic director Rod Turnbull: Boys & Girls Golf –This past week, three members of the golf team advanced from the District tournament to the Tri-District event. From that event, Kendra Meeker, placed sixth carding an 86 for her round and earned a place at the state tournament for the  Continue Reading

Missing things? Check here, from the cemetery….

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 1:50 am, by

Just got this note from Mark over at the cemetery: As Sexton of San Juan County Cemetery I must remove souvenirs, keepsakes, and tokens from headstones and markers in order to mow. The collection has become quite large and I have no more room to store them. I would like to return them because I  Continue Reading

Nature through a camera lens….

Posted on May 20, 2012 at 9:00 pm, by

I love the pictures that folks around here take….you can check out Jim Maya’s on his Facebook page, Traci Walter’s on her photography website, and Monika Wieland’s on her naturalist-centered website – great stuff! ++++


The San Juan Island Artists Tour – almost here!

Posted on May 20, 2012 at 8:37 pm, by

It’s coming up in a couple of weekends! Here’s more from Dan Wyatt: What: 21st Anniversary San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour Dates: June 2nd and June 3rd, 2012 Where: Friday Harbor, WA. San Juan Island, Washington Hours: 10am to 5pm daily The San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour is a free self-guided tour with  Continue Reading

Around the island….

Posted on May 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm, by

Let’s see what’s going on around the island after that busy weekend, with another coming up…. • Besides leaving the island with great memories from his twelve years here, Merritt Olsen has left an island humming “Do Re Mi” & “Climb Every Mountain” and all those songs from The Sound of Music these last two  Continue Reading


Welcoming Wolfgang home – drop by the Sailing Team’s fundraiser!

Posted on May 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm, by

If you love sailing, this is going to be a great evening…and it benefits the high school team! Wolfgang Chamberlain is an island boy who as a child took sailing lessons on Percich Pond. Later he taught sailing lessons on the pond, as well as coached our high school sailing team.   His sailing career has  Continue Reading

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