SAN JUAN CALENDAR

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One….

Posted on December 6, 2009 at 11:58 pm, by

Every so often you get an old song stuck in your head & just can’t get it out….does that happen to you? Today’s head-sticker is “One,” a Harry Nillson song recorded by Three Dog Night…see what you think of this live version in ’81….

Flea Market! This Saturday!

Posted on December 6, 2009 at 12:15 am, by

Rev at the Fairgrounds reports: The San Juan County Fair will host a holiday Flea Market & Craft Fair, Saturday, December 12, in the Main building at the fairgrounds. Craft vendors will have lots of holiday gift items on sale and there will be plenty of the usual flea market bargains. The market is open  Continue Reading

Meanwhile at the lighthouse….

Posted on December 5, 2009 at 1:01 am, by

Have you been to the Lighthouse lately? Here’s more from Jeanne: The 6th Annual Tours to the Top of the Lighthouse at Lime Kiln Pt. State Park. It began in 2004 and that first year 130 people came. Rain or shine we’ll be there, decorated for the holidays with hot cider and home baked goodies.  Continue Reading

Do you know this pup?

Posted on December 5, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Just got this little story from Leslie at the Animal Shelter: Do you know me? I was hiding under a porch of some very nice people near San Juan Valley. I got frightened and was under their porch for 3 days until the girls from the Animal Shelter crawled under the house and comforted me and coaxed  Continue Reading

Passing…

Posted on December 4, 2009 at 1:00 am, by

Last night I heard that Superior Court Judge John Linde passed away while vacationing in Hawaii. Apparently he was snorkeling, and something went wrong. Here’s the story from the Hawaii tv station. This is a great loss to the community. We’ve all watched John as an umpire at baseball (he had one of the best  Continue Reading

Eagles around here…

Posted on December 4, 2009 at 12:31 am, by

Ace photographer Kevin Holmes shot these pictures last May at Jakles Lagoon here on San Juan Island…wow. Great detail & good composition…you can feel the power of these great birds.

Let pedestrains define the walkways…

Posted on December 4, 2009 at 12:14 am, by

We have a lot of tough decisions over the next few years ahead of us, made tougher by a continuing drying-up of public money. In the face of that (and after listening to the permanent Farmer’s Market discussions over the past month or so), I find myself drawn to this little essay by Derek Sivers,  Continue Reading

The Rocky Bay – open at night!

Posted on December 4, 2009 at 12:02 am, by

Well, the Rocky Bay decided to do something daring last month – complement its already popular breakfast & lunch with staying open three nights for dinner. (Popular, by the way, is island-speak for “you gonna have to wait on the sidewalk outside for a table. That’s ’cause so many people dig the place.”) So, they’ve  Continue Reading

The tree lighting (and more) is tonight!

Posted on December 4, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

I asked Vernadel what was the deal for the tree lighting’s tonight – there was more going on than I thought. Here’s the scoop: Join the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Memorial Park in Friday Harbor on Friday, December 4.  Plan to come down early in the  Continue Reading

The permanent Farmers' Market – the Fair Board would like to host it….

Posted on December 3, 2009 at 11:58 pm, by

Last night the Town Council had the siting of a permanent Farmer’s Market on its agenda. One piece of news – which should be a pretty big chunk of the discussion – is that the Fair Board would rather see it at the Fairgrounds. Well, yeah. Here’s more from Josephine Bangs, who sent this along  Continue Reading

The permanent Farmers’ Market – the Fair Board would like to host it….

Posted on December 3, 2009 at 11:58 pm, by

Last night the Town Council had the siting of a permanent Farmer’s Market on its agenda. One piece of news – which should be a pretty big chunk of the discussion – is that the Fair Board would rather see it at the Fairgrounds. Well, yeah. Here’s more from Josephine Bangs, who sent this along  Continue Reading

Festival of Trees…this weekend!

Posted on December 3, 2009 at 7:05 pm, by

Jan at the Community Theatre says there are still tickets left: CATS Festival of Trees celebrates “20 Magical Years” We still have some tickets left for THIS Saturday’s big event at the Theatre, kicking off the island’s holiday season in great style.  Make sure to make your reservation NOW by calling 378-3211, ext. 32. As  Continue Reading

Good morning, sunshine…

Posted on December 3, 2009 at 2:06 pm, by

Did you see the sunrise this morning? Sandy Buckley did – here’s more of her work. And here’s a song to go with it…

Victoria named to EDC head spot; Peggy takes over at ARC

Posted on December 3, 2009 at 12:49 am, by

Just got this from the EDC, and thought you’d like to know: San Juan County Economic Development Council Announces Staff Changes The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) is pleased to announce the hiring of two new employees. The EDC welcomes Victoria Compton as their new Executive Director.  Victoria has been an island resident  Continue Reading

A note of thanks from Cynthia…

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 10:55 pm, by

There was good food at the Holiday Marketplace last week, and Cynthia was why….here’s a note from her, because she’s glad you were there! Here’s more: An appreciative thank you to all who imbibed in my holiday food at the Artisan’s Faire this weekend.  This is such a great venue to kick off the holiday  Continue Reading

Passing the citizenship test….

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 9:54 pm, by

Last month the League of Women Voters held their regular meeting with something special – first of all, the Statue of Liberty showed up, as you can see. (That’s Susan Dehlendorf, I think…) The other interesting thing was they offered a test that’s like the one folks who are becoming new citizens get to take…so  Continue Reading

Songs in the air, this weekend….

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 7:20 pm, by

I hear that one of my favorite singers is playing this weekend – Daniel Finn takes the stage at The Naked Bean this Saturday at 7pm (donations accepted). He’ll be performing selections from the Daniel Finn Playbook….don’t miss this one!

What's going on around the island….

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 4:06 am, by

Little bits here & there for you: • Pat & Becky Nash have a slew of Christmas trees for sale out front of where Latitude 48 used to be (or maybe you remember it as the Fat Cat?) Fresh cut trees  – check ‘em out! • Rhonda Scott has opened a shop for the season  Continue Reading

What’s going on around the island….

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 4:06 am, by

Little bits here & there for you: • Pat & Becky Nash have a slew of Christmas trees for sale out front of where Latitude 48 used to be (or maybe you remember it as the Fat Cat?) Fresh cut trees  – check ‘em out! • Rhonda Scott has opened a shop for the season  Continue Reading

Do you need a calendar for 2010?

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 3:00 am, by

You probably do…here’s a place to start (here’s a calendar I made for you !) There are coffee mugs, too! Click here to see more!

Stillpoint kids visit the Convalescent Center….

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 12:59 am, by

Right before Thanksgiving, the kids from Stillpoint School performed for the folks at the convalescent center…here’s more from Dori & Kate: Dear Ian, Hi! We wanted to show you a picture of our students performing Readers’ Theater plays a couple of weeks ago for the Convalescent Center residents! It’s part of our monthly connection with  Continue Reading

A helping hand…

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 12:15 am, by

There’s a way you can help those who live in Town who have a bit of trouble with their bills – here’s more from Keri at the Town: Since 2005 the Town of Friday Harbor has worked with the Family Resource Center to provide emergency financial assistance to Town utility customers. Annually the Town Council  Continue Reading

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