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A little help needed with kids’ soccer….

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 3:05 pm, by

The soccer association could use a little help with putting on games – here’s more from Travis Ayers: Calling All Referees San Juan Soccer needs more referees. Please contact Kevin Porter at to sign up. The pay range is as follows: U8 and U10: $10/game U12 and U13: $15/game And if you are a  Continue Reading


In the Wednesday news….

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 1:40 am, by

Around the island…. • Tonight at the Community Theatre – John Hammond! Besides writing the music for Little Big Man, he’s got a pretty long & distinguished career…and sounds good, too! Here’s more from Jan at the SJCT: Blues Guitar/Harmonica Master at SJCT Tom Waits calls him a “great force of nature.”  T. Bone Burnett  Continue Reading


Chalk It Up!

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 12:42 am, by

The Chalk-It-Up shown in the pictures happened two months ago, and Rebecca Clarke at Island Rec sent them then, but hey, I was busy that week, or something…. so I saved them until NOW to show you! It was fun – here’s more from Rebecca: Here are some pictures of Island Rec’s 2010 Chalk-It-Up event  Continue Reading

Don’t pass up the chance….

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 12:01 am, by

…to tell someone you love them, today. I love this little bit from the movie Love, Actually, as this guy tells her -  the woman he can never be with – the truth, as part of his moving on….and here’s hoping your day is full of love. Cheers, Your itinerant webdude


It’s been a great century….

Posted on September 14, 2010 at 7:36 pm, by

Jensen Shipyard Invites You to Celebrate 100 Years

From the oldest family-owned business on the island…

Albert Jensen & Sons, Inc. (aka Jensen Shipyard) has been in business at 1293 Turn Point Road, Friday Harbor since 1910.  To celebrate their maritime business longevity they are hosting an Anniversary Party on Saturday, September 18, 2010 from 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy fresh fish…


Sports updates….

Posted on September 14, 2010 at 10:52 am, by

• FHHS football kept the game within striking distance last Saturday, allowing a first half Orcas score to only trail 7-0 at the half (with a couple of key Don Galt picks in the end zone to keep the Vikings out), but Orcas ground it out in the second half, adding a couple of scores  Continue Reading


Tuesday, Tuesday….

Posted on September 14, 2010 at 10:10 am, by

Let’s check out the scene…. • Babies, babies…. I checked in at San Juan Holistic Healthcare – they told me Laura and Jason Holden delivered Theron Ellis last week, and everybody’s healthy (naturally!) And…on the eight last week, Jessie Danielle Valencia was born to Martha & Reyes – everybody’s doing well! • This week you  Continue Reading

Nice weekend for nature tour with Western Prince…

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 2:34 pm, by

Every so often you get a special chance to do something… This weekend, Josie & I got to go out on the Western Prince for the afternoon, and it was pretty special. Our good friend Hobbes was driving the boat, and it was cool to see how he’s thinking all the time – about the  Continue Reading

Village Fair

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 7:58 am, by

Well, the week has come for the Islands Village Faire this coming weekend…here’s the poster, and a bit more about it below, that, including a chance for you to sign up to help out & an invitation for you to come – here’s more (I love it that it’s an all-ages event that families can  Continue Reading

Say Hey…I Love You!

Posted on September 12, 2010 at 11:12 pm, by

If you woke up this morning smiling, and you want to smile just a little more – a little wider, a little longer – then listen to this little vid and try not to dance. And hey, I love you -

Poem for the day…

Posted on September 12, 2010 at 10:38 pm, by

Redaction by Carmen Giménez Smith We make dogma out of letter writing: the apocryphal story of Lincoln who wrote angry letters he never sent. We wait for letters for days and days. Someone tells me I’ll write you a letter and I feel he’s saying you’re different than anyone else. Distance’s buzz gets louder and  Continue Reading

Last weekend at the IMA: Green: On the Edge

Posted on September 10, 2010 at 3:46 pm, by

Wendy Smith asked me to let you know: If you haven’t made it into IMA’s ‘Green: on the edge’ exhibit at the art museum, now is the time to do it! This delightful & thought provoking show closes this Sunday the 12th.  Islanders and visitors from all around the world have come through IMA’s doors  Continue Reading


Sports update…

Posted on September 10, 2010 at 1:45 am, by

Here’s the sports scene, at a glance: • Youth soccer gets underway this weekend on Saturday, with most of the games here on-island…the younger teams all play between 9am-1pm over at the elementary school – see you there! Meanwhile, the FHHS girls are at Port Townsend. • It’s the Orca Bowl! Tonight, Orcas comes to  Continue Reading


Friday…what’s up!

Posted on September 10, 2010 at 1:39 am, by

Let’s take a look around the island: • Lisa found her cat Blocky! Dwight Ware read the description earlier this week & gave her a call – wahoo! • It’s a Star Party! Here’s more from Josh: Star Party At American Camp The National Park Service will be hosting a Star Party from 8:30 to  Continue Reading


Tonight at the Rumor Mill….Gertrude’s Hearse

Posted on September 10, 2010 at 12:39 am, by

Peggy & Oren have a show tonight – here’s their report: Friday Night, Sept. 10th, the Rumor Mill welcomes back to the island Gertrude’s Hearse, “putting the FUN back into Funeral”! Gertrude (grrr-trood) – An old-time name representing the style of music from which the band bases its sound. They are equally comfortable playing acoustically,  Continue Reading

Remembering 9/11…

Posted on September 10, 2010 at 12:07 am, by

The Island Guardian’s Jack Cory (on behalf of the American Legion) says there’s an event planned for Saturday: 9-11 Memorial Planned In Friday Harbor On September 11th there will be a memorial ceremony at 09:11 hours. to honor the memory of the civilians and members of the uniformed services who were killed by the September  Continue Reading

Fundraiser: The Kiwi Classic Golf Tournament is Saturday!

Posted on September 10, 2010 at 12:02 am, by

Shoot, seems like just about everybody knows Phil McKee…he’s been dealing with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and Laura tells me it’s going pretty well, as such treatments go. His friends & family (that would be the entire island, I believe) are putting on a golf tourney that starts at 1pm Saturday, which will include an auction, and  Continue Reading

The runway is done!

Posted on September 10, 2010 at 12:01 am, by

Airport manager Dave Ryan says the job is complete – the runway has been closed since Tuesday….here’s his update: Crack sealing, asphalt repairs and fog sealing is complete on the runway and taxiway “Alpha.” It looks great! We re-opened at 6:00 am this morning. Construction crews will continue to fog seal near hangars and perform  Continue Reading

Thursday’s news call…

Posted on September 9, 2010 at 9:00 am, by

Sunny day ahead…let’s see what’s up! • Erin Ancich sent over this photo of a blimp over the island from yesterday – with a bit of a question…what’s up? Here’s the rest of the story, from KPLU. • When the One More Time Jazz Band plays tonight at the Rumor Mill, they’ll have Jill Urbach  Continue Reading


Art unfolding….

Posted on September 9, 2010 at 8:28 am, by

It was fun to see the colorful pieces go up, one by one, yesterday in the sun on the side of Ace Hardware. Annie Adams has another masterpiece, and it’s great that Lynn Danaher & Ace gave her a place to hang it….here’s a little note I got from Lori Stokes this morning: Ian, I  Continue Reading


Wolverines power past South Whidbey soccer team 4-0

Posted on September 9, 2010 at 4:58 am, by

Friday Harbor has usually had their hands full with South Whidbey, but in this year’s season opener things went FHHS’ way as they shutout the Falcons 4-0 Wednesday afternoon. Things looked pretty even in the first 20 minutes or so, as both teams probed for weaknesses, but senior midfielder Hannah Starr struck a bullet from  Continue Reading


Time to remodel…Lori’s ready!

Posted on September 9, 2010 at 1:24 am, by

It’s time for fall remodeling, so this is a good time to check with Lori Williams – she has a 10% discount for all design services, if you call to schedule an appointment to discuss your remodel through the month of October. Here’s more: Local Company Offers Special Discount for National Kitchen & Bath Month  Continue Reading

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