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Looking for ghost stories!

Posted on September 1, 2011 at 10:09 pm, by

Just got this note from Sandy Strehlou (sstrehlou (at) – sounds fun: On Friday, October 28th, at 7pm the Library, The San Juan Island Visitors Bureau and the Town of Friday Harbor Historic Preservation Program are collaborating on a night of story-telling with the theme of island ghost stories and lore. The event will  Continue Reading

Zumba with Bill!

Posted on September 1, 2011 at 8:51 pm, by

The classes start with Bill Ament on the 7th – here’s the deal: ZUMBA GOLD WITH BILL AMENT COMING TO SAN JUAN ISLAND!!! We are so excited to announce that we are introducing ZUMBA GOLD to the active older adult community, as well as for beginning participants, as part of our successful ZUMBA program.

Covering California…

Posted on September 1, 2011 at 12:59 am, by

Several of you noticed that I was able to shoot a picture of Thor’s book a couple of weeks ago in California…yep, I took a little trip to San Francisco, but of course ran into island things on the way. It was fun to visit with Kendra Keithcart Whitney (FHHS ’03) in Redding on the  Continue Reading

What’s in the air, what’s on the ground….

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 1:34 am, by

Let’s look around: • There’s construction at the airport – here’s the inside story, from Dave: I wanted to update you on the status of construction here at the airport. This week (Aug.29th) we’ll be doing the layout for the new electrical vault and saw-cutting at the gate locations. This should not affect flight operations,  Continue Reading


Thor’s presentation for “Feathers” set for The Whale Museum….

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 12:01 am, by

It’s cool – Thor Hanson has one more presentation about his new & critically acclaimed book “Feathers”…this one is at The Whale Museum at 7pm today (Wednesday) as part of their summer science lecture series. The other two shows were packed, so come early!

Ready for the fall: The San Juan Island Garden Club

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 10:48 pm, by

After a summer break, the Garden Club is gearing up for the season – here’s more from Dot: The San Juan Island Garden Club will resume our meeting schedule on September 6 at 1 p.m. at the Mullis Center. This will be an organizational meeting for hostesses signing up and for a preview of proposed  Continue Reading

Don’t KWIT now!

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 10:13 pm, by

Jan from the Community Theatre says there is only one weekend left: The first two shows of the comedy hit, KWIT Radio Hour, were sell-outs–so make sure and get your tickets because there are only four shows left in the intimate Gubelman Theatre! Written by John Davis and Therese Finn and directed by Therese Finn  Continue Reading

Around the island….

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 4:37 am, by

Hope your week is off to a great start, and that you get a chance to work on that 12-hug program of yours (you KNOW you need 12 hugs a day to stay healthy, right?) Here’s some stuff going on around us: • Remember we talked about how Jeanine & Mark Earnhart were filmed by  Continue Reading

Community Foundation donates $5K to local groups…

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 2:53 am, by

Just got this note from Charlie Anderson at the Community Foundation: Foundation Awards $5,000 to Local Non-Profit Projects in Fair Booth Donation Matching The San Juan Island Community Foundation profiled eight of the most important local non-profit projects at its fair booth this year.  Locals and visitors stepped up to the plate and “bought a  Continue Reading


Mike Taylor moves over to Islanders Bank

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 2:44 am, by

Just got this note from Michele Morton at Islanders Bank – she says Islanders has hired Mike Taylor as their senior loan officer and vice president.  Mike was formerly vice president for Whidbey Island Island bank in Friday Harbor, where he worked in commercial lending for the past 10 years. She says Islanders’ CEO Brad  Continue Reading


Last call for soccer signups!

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 2:18 am, by

Well, fall is in the air (actually, it has been all summer, this summer), so it must be time for kids’ soccer. Have your kids signed up yet? Last chance – Soccer association prez Travis Ayers tells me that Wednesday (tomorrow) registration officially ends, with late registrations accepted on a space available basis. Sign ‘em  Continue Reading


Give yourself to love….

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 1:24 am, by

This little video that Devon Schwinge shot of me singing my favorite song on my favorite island is closing in on 10,000 views (and listens)… it humbles me to think that Kate Wolf’s beautiful song has touched that many more hearts. Thanks for listening! And…give yourself to love….

A great night for Terry…

Posted on August 29, 2011 at 10:18 am, by

It was cool that nearly 400 people (probably an undercount) showed for the benefit for Terry Ogle last Friday…. One of the organizers of the event, Megan, has a few words of thanks, and then I put Marie’s pictures into a nice little video for you….see what you think! What an incredible show of love  Continue Reading


Lining up for the car show….

Posted on August 27, 2011 at 5:16 pm, by

Looks like the folks with cars for the Concours d’Elegance are getting ready for Sunday…they were driving around the island on Saturday, and Kevin Holmes shot these photos of them lining up today at San Juan Vineyards.


Friday’s killer whale run-in explored…

Posted on August 27, 2011 at 9:11 am, by

Was she hit or not? There were reports & rumors yesterday morning that an 18 or 19 year old killer whale (L90) was struck by a boat Friday…since then, it appears more may have been involved (she may be pregnant) and less (it appears she wasn’t struck). Here are reports from different observers: Ken Balcomb’s  Continue Reading


Around the island this weekend…

Posted on August 27, 2011 at 8:46 am, by

Things are happening: • Judy McManus tells me a new cooking club, Vibrant Vegetarians, San Juan Community Garden and the Friday Harbor Seventh-day Adventist Church are putting on a documentary film tonight at the Library at 6pm: It’s called Forks over Knives…it’s free – take a peek at their website (The top of which says:  Continue Reading

For our east coast friends…

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 11:22 pm, by

It’s “Riding The Storm Out” by REO Speedwagon:


Island notes…

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 8:33 am, by

Lookin’ around… • There are a bunch of garage sales this weekend – here are three I heard about: Callie J Mckay says: FINALLY!! Cleaned out parents’ and grandparents’ garage so the biggest and baddest Garage sale could happen. We have so much stuff that we are having it for 2 days! Too much to  Continue Reading


Concours d’Elegance of the San Juan Islands…this Sunday!

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 8:04 am, by

This is the weekend for car nuts here on the island – I love this show! If you like cars, or want to take a trip back in time to see the cars you grew up with (that have been taken care of by th epoeple who love them!), you’ll love it, too! Here’s more  Continue Reading


Time for you to visit Mossy Knoll…

Posted on August 25, 2011 at 8:40 am, by

Have you been by Mossy Knoll Garden? You’re in for a real treat! Here’s more: Islanders on the west side can now really shop locally for their produce. Frank and Vicky Giannangelo (you might remember their formal gardens on Limestone Pt. Rd. from 1986-1993) have, after 17 years of gardening adventures in the southwest, returned  Continue Reading

Thanksgiving…. :)

Posted on August 25, 2011 at 8:26 am, by

Every so often, folks have people to thank, and the island is a better place when folks can share their grateful hearts, I think. Here are some folks’ postings: ++++++++++++++++ from Dr. Mark Fishaut: In the midst of a busy work week, too often those of us who provide service fail to take the time  Continue Reading

At Brickworks tonight!

Posted on August 25, 2011 at 6:43 am, by

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