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It was good: Good Food!

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 11:11 pm, by

That showing of Good Food (the movie) went great last weekend – and Maureen & Linda wanted to say thanks: The Land & Sea  wants to thank everyone who came to see “Good Food” – we had a great total turnout for the three showings, and we heard good things afterward! We would like to  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor High playoffs loom for spring seasons….

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 7:39 pm, by

FHHS Athletic Director Rod Turnbull notes that the baseball team has won the league title for the third straight year, and that the track, golf, boys’ soccer, girls’ tennis and softball teams all have their shot in the playoffs, too. Here’s this season’s post-season, as of Wednesday (4/28):

Lifeguard training…

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 7:09 pm, by

Amy from San Juan Fitness says the classes are next month: Register now for American Red Cross Lifeguard training at San Juan Island  Fitness. Classes are tentatively scheduled for May 11 – May 27 on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings. There will be one additional session at a deepwater pool to be scheduled later. To qualify  Continue Reading

Phil’s getting better…

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 10:09 am, by

Phil McKee‘s friends tell me you can keep up with how he’s doing with his treatments on his Facebook page…he’s being treated for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma…good luck, Phil!

The tall ships come to port…

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 9:19 am, by

Beautiful boats make beautiful pictures, as you can see in these shots by Lauren Cohen at San Juan Canvas (thanks, Lauren!) Be sure & visit the ships this weekend, as part of the Port’s 60th birthday anniversary!

What’s going on around the island….

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 6:12 pm, by

Let’s see what’s happening: • Blues Night is tonight (Wednesday) from 6-9pm at its new home at the Peppermill – see ya there! • Three months ago, Jessica Johnson (from Wells Fargo) brought baby Sofia into the world – you can see how big she is now, in this picture (right) of her with big  Continue Reading

The folks who KING5-TV says are the best….

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 5:37 pm, by

A television station in Seattle started a contest last spring to have people pick the “Best Of” around the area….they ran it again this year, and the Visitors’ Bureau’s Robin Jacobson reports who got singled out: “Best of Northwest Escapes” Honors 30 San Juan Islands Winners NBC Seattle affiliate KING-TV’s Evening Magazine has just announced  Continue Reading

It’s this weekend…

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 4:34 pm, by

Hard to believe it’s been going for twenty years – and this year’s is extra special. Here’s more: Island Rec’s 20th Annual San Juan Island Children’s Festival 2010 Space Odyssey, Saturday, May 1, 10am-2pm. The festival features participation from over 30 community organizations providing fun and educational activities for children of all ages. Special to  Continue Reading

Celebrity Golf moves ahead with Islanders Bank….

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 2:41 pm, by

This past week the folks at Islanders Bank and the San Juan Island Celebrity Golf Classic have a big announcement: the annual event has signed on Islanders as the major sponsor for this year. At the end of this posting, you’ll get an idea of the folks coming to this year’s June event – it’s  Continue Reading

Share the Road!

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 12:24 am, by

It’s coming up next month – here’s the deal from our Trails Committee & Island Rec: “Share the Road” bicycle celebration! A community event on San Juan Island, May 15 The San Juan Island Trails Committee invites all residents and visitors to join us for the first ever “Share the Road” community bicycle celebration on  Continue Reading

Port of call… the Port of Friday Harbor’s Spring Splash gets underway today!

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 8:39 am, by

The Hawaiian Chieftain and the Lady Washington will be offering cruises to the public at 6 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday nights for $35.  Tickets can be purchased through the website at or on the dock by 5:15 prior to departure. Tours of the boats from 4 to 5. It’s all part of the  Continue Reading

Sailing Team Fundraiser! Tonight!

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 7:08 am, by

My friend Abbie wanted you to know about this: Could you please put a note about our San Juan Island Sailing Foundation Team Fundraiser at the Yacht Club tonight (4/27/2010) The doors will open at 6:00 and the dinner will be served from 7:00 till 8:00. There will be some wonderful live music, a no  Continue Reading

The latest from Jess…

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 3:46 am, by

Our old friend Jess Oldwyn will be operated on this morning to remove a tumor from her head. She has her family, friends, boyfriend & most of this island cheering, praying, and otherwise sending her the best of wishes for the best of luck & speedy healing.

Books to read….

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 2:20 am, by

Hey – remember about a month ago or so I asked what books you think every islander should read? Here are the books that people sent in: Amy Wynn suggested: 1.  Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” 2.  Mary Kalbert’s “Reflections on Life in the San Juan Islands” nice little familiar island vignettes. 3.  Continue Reading

A harbor we didn’t know was there…

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 2:09 am, by

Here’s a poem for the day, for you as you continue to wait for your dreams to open themselves to you: It’s the dream we carry that something wondrous will happen that it must happen – time will open hearts will open doors will open mountains will open spring will gush forth from the ground  Continue Reading

Around here, around there…

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 10:19 am, by

Let’s see what’s up: • You know Manya – you’ve seen her selling her jewelry at Farmers’ Market on Saturdays – she just became a grandmother! Here’s more: Ebony and Kirsten Pickard are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Manya Eilena Pickard, born at 10:10pm April 20th in Port Townsend, Washington.  She weighed  Continue Reading

TED: Learning from kids, listening to kids, and growing….

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 10:07 am, by

Twelve-year old Adora Svitak addresses the topic: What adults can learn from kids. Dig it!

The grant cycle begins…

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 10:03 am, by

Susan over at the Community Foundation says it’s time to get your requests in: San Juan Island Community Foundation Accepting Applications for 2010 Grant Cycle The San Juan Island Community Foundation is accepting applications for the 2010 grant cycle. Completed applications must be postmarked or received no later than June 1, 2010. The Community Foundation  Continue Reading

Thanks for saving his boat….

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 2:06 am, by

You heard about the fire early Sunday morning over at Jensen’s Shipyard…here’s a note from Matt (he’s presently in Alaska, fishing), commending our firefighters for a job well done: I would like to express my most sincere gratitude to the Fire Department for saving my commercial fishing boat, Satisfaction, during the fire at Jensen’s Shipyard  Continue Reading

Where to eat dinner on the fourth de Mayo….

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 12:04 am, by

The cooking classes at FHHS are at it again – this is gonna be great! See ya there!

Spring Splash! Sixty years at the Port!

Posted on April 25, 2010 at 7:23 pm, by

The folks down at the Port are putting on the party – you come on down! Here’s more from the Port: Port of Friday Harbor hosts Spring Splash at Spring Street Landing (The Clock Dock) Celebrating the Port of Friday Harbor’s 60th Anniversary & Opening Day of Boating Season Tuesday April 27, 4-8pm, Wednesday April  Continue Reading

Get your best pix on The Whale Museum’s calendar!

Posted on April 25, 2010 at 10:28 am, by

Send your pictures to Julie & Jenny! Here’s more: Photo Contest for the Southern Resident Orca Calendar The Whale Museum is holding its 1st Annual Photo Contest for its Southern Resident Orca Calendar. The 16-month collectible calendar is for 2010-2011. Contest chairperson Julie Corey noted this calendar will help connect people with our majestic orcas.  Continue Reading

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