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Helping Nikki out….

Posted on October 14, 2010 at 3:10 pm, by

After Gary Bowman’s motorcycle accident a couple of years ago, I got to know his daughter Nikki because she did so much to help with his recovery…seemed like she was always there, making things better for her dad. Now she needs a helping hand…here’s a note from Rosalie & Scott Webster: More than likely, you  Continue Reading


Robot folks needed!

Posted on October 14, 2010 at 2:43 pm, by

Larry Wight tells me he & Nick are looking for folks to help with this competition, at Friday Harbor High: LOOKING FOR MENTORS TO HELP BUILD AN UNDERWATER, REMOTE CONTROLLED, ROBOT (ROV) WITH STUDENTS FHHS, in conjunction with Spring Street International School and Paideia School, is forming Middle School and High School robotics clubs to  Continue Reading

Training to begin for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services…

Posted on October 14, 2010 at 12:56 pm, by

My friend Patty Brightman tells me this is a great opportunity for people who want to help to get the training they need. I’m telling you now so you have time to call & sign up ahead of time…here’s more: Would you let folks know that Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS), in commemoration  Continue Reading


Thursday’s news….

Posted on October 14, 2010 at 1:15 am, by

Let’s see what’s happening around the island: • Just heard from Dot that the last SJI Garden Club meeting was well attended AND they signed up some new members. Way to go! Here’s the next meeting on the schedule: Could you let your readers know of the San Juan Island Garden Club‘s November 2 meeting  Continue Reading



Posted on October 14, 2010 at 12:01 am, by

There’s gotta come a time when we knock off using stuff that comes in plastic bottles…the things are not good for us, for the beach, for the planet, for the oil supply, even for the water they hold. Listen to this little vid & you’ll get the idea. And I’ll say it again: We need  Continue Reading


Good stuff grows on the island….

Posted on October 13, 2010 at 10:07 am, by

You’ve seen the little garden across from the middle school/high school…it’s going great! The plot was started this spring by students from the school, led by Albert Strasser (FHHS ’09), who came back from his first year at the University of Colorado to get things started. It’s called the Slow Food Land & Sea Garden…and  Continue Reading


Morning has broken….

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

It was a great sunrise (through the fog) this morning…Kevin Holmes sent over this sunrise that he took from the red eye ferry the other day (thanks, Kevin!) And…here’s a song to go with it, with Cat Stevens:


Tuesday – bits of this and that….

Posted on October 12, 2010 at 10:33 am, by

Good morning! Hope you got enough sleep last night, and remembered all the good dreams…here’s what’s going on around the island: • Just heard that Patrick & Christine Minney bought Ernie’s Cafe at the airport (next to Aeronautical Services) and they take over this week! Drop by & say hey to them! • Anna Howden  Continue Reading


Walking the beach on a sunny day…

Posted on October 12, 2010 at 8:54 am, by

It’s not everyday you get to walk on the beach with a warm autumn breeze, like we’ve had in the past week. It’s not everyday you see a friend walking her horse on the beach, either. Jaime Ellsworth is helping train miniature horses like Pearl as service horses (like service dogs), and the cool part  Continue Reading

About the airport closing, to get finished….

Posted on October 12, 2010 at 8:19 am, by

This morning (Tuesday), Friday Harbor Airport manager David Ryan checked in about how the airport job is going: Nighttime temperatures kept the painting crew from getting much accomplished last night, so we have issued a NOTAM closing the runway again tonight Tuesday, October 12 from 8:00 pm local until 6:00 am local (hopefully the temps  Continue Reading

A song for the morning….

Posted on October 12, 2010 at 8:13 am, by

Hey, I know you’re needing a song to get the day going (or – if you already are dancing, to keep dancing)…here’s Pete with Let My Love Open The Door….


What’s up, pup…

Posted on October 11, 2010 at 2:16 am, by

Let’s see what people are doing… • Did you know it was this week? It’s the 21st annual Doggone Good Dinner! It is on the 13th at the Duck Soup Inn. It is, as always, a benefit for the Animal Shelter… the whole crew works for free/donates their time and the dinner is delish! Anna  Continue Reading


Fixing the books at the Library…

Posted on October 11, 2010 at 1:36 am, by

The other day I was visiting the Library, and Carrie at the front desk told me that folks were upstairs, repairing books. That sounded interesting, so I went up to see what was going on. There’s a little corner set aside for book repair, which can include all kinds of things, but seems to usually  Continue Reading

The election nears…

Posted on October 11, 2010 at 12:56 am, by

Well, Election Day comes up on November second this year, which means the mail-in ballots will soon be in the mail. This week on San Juan Island, there will be a couple of chances for you to hear the candidates for the County Council’s Second District on our island (that’s kind of the north part  Continue Reading


Friday night at the football field in Friday Harbor….

Posted on October 11, 2010 at 12:33 am, by

I ran into some tourists in the crowd (visitors to the island!) who were at Friday night’s game, who said they came to see what it was like to see a game in small town America. If that’s what they wanted, I think we put on a show: a nice touchdown by our guys &  Continue Reading

Leadership San Juan Islands – time to sign up!

Posted on October 10, 2010 at 9:45 pm, by

It’s time to sign up – here’s more: Leadership San Juan Islands 360-376-2786 or Leadership San Juan Islands announces that preparation for Class VII is underway as the application period has officially opened.  Applications and information can be found on the web at the website and the deadline to submit applications is November 12.

Happy Hour at the Bluff…

Posted on October 8, 2010 at 6:08 pm, by

When I dropped by The Bluff to check out what was happening for happy hour, it was cool – chef Matthew Noesen said, “Let me show you what we have!” and he prepped samples of each of the things on the happy hour menu (except for the beer battered onion rings, which I can imagine).  Continue Reading

Parenting classes next week…

Posted on October 8, 2010 at 9:40 am, by

There are a lot of tough jobs around the island – construction, pouring concrete, handling the tourist rush during the summer, working the job sites. But none is as tough as parenting. And you don’t get a hardhat. Luckily, there are a couple of options for taking parenting classes around the island. First, Jenny Benedict  Continue Reading

The game is tonight!

Posted on October 8, 2010 at 9:15 am, by

Our Wolverines play a tough Meridian team tonight in football…this is your chance to show you’re a real fan – come support the team! Afterwards, Andy Urbach tells me there’s a gig at Vic’s for kids: The Post-Game! Now there is a place for students to go when the football game is over! Minor Reinforcement,  Continue Reading

Food for Thought – a reason to be proud of our schools…

Posted on October 8, 2010 at 7:40 am, by

My friends, the next six minutes are gonna make you smile, and you’re gonna be bustin’ with pride about this food program at our schools here on the island. Liz & Andy & the crew at school use local food & make lunches that are AWESOME (sometimes, you can’t capitalize enough!) You’ll see the folks  Continue Reading


Classes & more classes…at Skagit Valley College/San Juan Center

Posted on October 8, 2010 at 6:15 am, by

Hey – Randy from SVC asked me if I would let you know about some classes coming up…Bob Schwatzberg’s Fundraising for Small Non-Profits and there’s one for House Building in San Juan County. The details & times are in the bottom of this posting! Meanwhile, have you gotten stymied by using Microsoft Word – and  Continue Reading


The last thing that happened…

Posted on October 7, 2010 at 4:27 pm, by

Let’s see what’s going on around here…. • The middle school kids took off for their overnighter at Warm Beach this morning… remember when YOU went? • Rich Peterson is running for re-election to the second district spot on the County Council…he’ll be available for a Meet & Greet on the 9th & 10th at  Continue Reading

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