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Under the full moon…

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 9:09 am, by

Tuesday night’s haunting full moon….photo by Cyndi Brast. See the large version here.

Music notes…

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 9:05 am, by

Hey, remember that there’s Open Mike at the Rumor Mill at 7 on Thursday night this week, and that Kate Schuman is playing for Acoustic Night with Steve Keys at the Peppermill on Friday night from 6-9pm.

Ferry down this morning…

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 9:04 am, by

Just got a note from Ingrid this morning (Wednesday):

Thought you’d want to know if you don’t already that the 8am sailing today (the 25th) is cancelled. A water pump problem is the cause but after your comment on visitors and their schedules (not to mention islanders trying to get off for doctor & business appointments), I thought your readers might want to know.

Ingrid Malone

Update at 9:15am: The WSF says the Hyak will be back in service with the 9:35am sailing from Anacortes to Lopez and the 10:45am sailing from Lopez to Anacortes.


Remembering the San Juan County Fair….

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 3:25 am, by

This year’s Fair was a friendly, smiling, laughing reminder of why we live in a small town, why we live in a place where we’re guaranteed to get to know each other, to look after each other, to work & play with each other. Over the next few days I’ll have more photos and stories  Continue Reading


Posted on August 24, 2010 at 9:15 am, by

Yesterday afternoon, Lori Holforty passed away… To finish one’s time on the planet surrounded by so many friends & so much love is a wonderful thing. Peace be with you, friend….

Tuesday news….

Posted on August 24, 2010 at 8:50 am, by

Checking in…hope your morning is off to a good start. Did you stay up late watching the full moon? • Ferry backups…people lining up at 12-1 yesterday to go to Anacortes were already overloaded to the 4:50 ferry. When you hear there’s a ferry meeting about the schedules, we need to let the folks at  Continue Reading


This year’s Concours d’Elegance is Sunday…

Posted on August 24, 2010 at 12:27 am, by

Here’s the scoop on this year’s event – see you there! This year’s Concours d’Elegance is on Sunday, August 29th, 2010 at San Juan Vineyards.  The event is from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm.  This is an annual event and is organized by the Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands in association with the  Continue Reading


What’s happening…

Posted on August 23, 2010 at 10:41 am, by

Let’s take a look around…. • Good to hear he’s back on his feet – Kyle Reitan was back on the island this past weekend – he’s been living in Seattle, where he ran into a car on his bike Wednesday. He went over the car, according to his brother, and had a pretty good  Continue Reading

Paul Watson founder and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Paul comes to visit the Whale Museum…

Posted on August 23, 2010 at 9:26 am, by

Jenny from the Whale Museum welcomes Paul Watson to this year’s lecture series: The Whale Museum’s Lecture Series: An Evening with Capt. Paul Watson The Whale Museum’s 2010 Lecture Series will host a special evening with Capt. Paul Watson on Friday, August 27th at 7:00 pm. For 30 years, Captain Paul Watson has been at  Continue Reading


Amanda’s art…at waterworks gallery

Posted on August 23, 2010 at 9:16 am, by

Here’s the word from Ruth at the gallery: Just in, a new group of textile collages by Amanda Richardson. This landscape series depicts the mosses, rocks and flowers of the San Juan Islands. These custom dyed, silk velvet and brocade scenes are created using a heat activated fusion process, sharp scissors and a backing cloth.  Continue Reading

Gear Up for school!

Posted on August 23, 2010 at 8:48 am, by

• Michele Morton asked if I’d let you know that the drive is underway! Islanders Bank’s GEAR UP FOR OUR SCHOOLS 2010-2011 Every year teachers are found buying school supplies for their students who can’t afford them. To help eliminate the burden on teachers and help classroom learning, Islanders Bank Teams are sponsoring “Gear Up  Continue Reading


Fire on the water….

Posted on August 23, 2010 at 7:52 am, by

Traci Walter was on the scene yesterday evening when a fire broke out…here’s more from her, with a larger version of the picture above when you click here: About 7:30pm tonight, my boyfriend and I saw a vessel engulfed in flames from the Jackyl’s Lagoon pull out on San Juan Island. We saw a person  Continue Reading

Pole gymnastics, from India…

Posted on August 23, 2010 at 7:37 am, by

When you do your morning stretching today, think about how much more you could do:

Friday at the Fair….

Posted on August 20, 2010 at 12:21 pm, by

Looks like a sunny weekend…think I’ll go take a few pictures…. A few things you’ll want to check out at the San Juan County Fair: • Most everybody eats at the Food Court, which is a super idea, but don’t forget the BBQ area…today (starting around 4pm) is the salmon dinner the Friday Harbor Little  Continue Reading

Fair bits….

Posted on August 19, 2010 at 2:24 pm, by

Hey, I’m just like you – spending a bunch of time at the County Fair & then trying to find time to report the news & gossip from being there…. here’s a little, with more tomorrow & the next day: • Here’s the Fair’s website, for all the info you need. • Tonight, the Local  Continue Reading

Sheriff’s race appears to narrow to Rob & Brent…

Posted on August 19, 2010 at 9:13 am, by

In the count yesterday, with something like 300-400 votes left to count, Rob Nou increased his lead over the other four candidates, and it looks like Brent Johnson is going to be hard for Jeff Asher & Brad Fincher to catch in the second spot. Should have the final tally when the last mailed-in ballots  Continue Reading

You gotta use all recycled materials for your outfit....

And so the San Juan County Fair gets underway…

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 1:52 am, by

To see the big picture this year, click here for all the events & entertainment that get underway today. To see the big picture from last year, see if you can find yourself, your loved ones, or your ex-wife in these pictures of Faces of the Fair 2009, from last time. Some things to add  Continue Reading

Election returns…

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 12:50 am, by

Sheriff’s race: Needed to pick two of five – Looks like Rob is in the top spot with nearly 30% of the vote, with Brad, Jeff, and Brent in a three-way hunt for the second spot with between 21%-18% each. Felix had too few votes – he’s out, but should be congratulated on a good  Continue Reading

Around the island….

Posted on August 17, 2010 at 10:22 am, by

• Little bits of this & that…. Join us for the Baking & Food Preservation People’s Choice Awards! Each day of the fair, we’ll let everyone vote on the judge’s top five entries four different areas. You’ll vote with your money — change or bills. All proceeds will be given to the Friday Harbor Food  Continue Reading

Close by the shore....

Weekend for whales….

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 10:14 pm, by

Although I’ve gone over to the west side of the island for one reason or another for the past four weekends, I wasn’t able to get over there this past weekend, so I’m glad people take pictures and pass them along to you and me… The one on top is from Vicki Doyle – she  Continue Reading

Get your pictures in…

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 4:40 pm, by

Bob Stavers wants to see your pictures! Photographic entries for the 2010 San Juan County Fair can be submitted between 9:00am and 6:00pm on Tuesday, August 17th. Here are the requirements.) Here’s more: Calling all photographers!  The Fair is almost here! Last year we changed the format of the photography exhibit at the county fair  Continue Reading

A dragonfly, seen by Cyndi Brast when she was taking a walk out near Roche Harbor...

Monday’s news…

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 10:56 am, by

Let’s get the week going here…. • I know you’re getting ready for the Fair – everybody is – but have you thought about where you’re gonna PARK? Scratch that off your list – here’s more from Kelly Snow: Friday Harbor High School Band Families & Friends will be hosting parking at the Fair, Weds.  Continue Reading

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