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On Thanksgiving Day…

Posted on November 23, 2010 at 11:33 am, by

If you’re looking for a place to eat Thanksgiving, here are a few choices: • Home. • At the Community Thanksgiving Dinner – 12-4pm at the Grange. Free & everyone is welcome! • The Coho Restaurant – here’s their dinner. • Homesteaders Restaurant – Thanksgiving Dinner from 12-6pm today. • The Bluff Restaurant – open  Continue Reading


Sharing food, sharing a song….

Posted on November 23, 2010 at 12:02 am, by

Penelope Haskew asked me to write a song for this Hindi/Indian folk tale called “The Hare in the Moon,” which was one of four tales in the show “Stars Lore: A Mythological Musical.” The tale centers on four animals who want to help honor a holy day by fasting, and then feeding what’s left over  Continue Reading

Tuesday news…..

Posted on November 23, 2010 at 12:01 am, by

Looking around the island…. • Yesterday, Val & Neil Curtis (and brother Cole!) welcomed Kate into the world. Sounds like everybody’s doing great! Wahoo! • Over the weekend, Felicity (she of the awesome cakes & Thanksgiving pies) caught Mona the Camel doing some construction work (or maybe destruction work) over at her place off Roche  Continue Reading

Windy days….

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 11:10 pm, by

There were these two older guys down by the marina. They were just a little hard of hearing. “Wow, it sure is windy today!” “No, it’s not. It’s Thursday.” “Me, too. Let’s go get a beer.”

The bird count is soon – sign up!

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 11:05 pm, by

Barb Jensen & the Audubon Society are gearing up for the Bird Count, and they need you! Here’s the scoop, including the history of the annual event (the bird count USED to be about how many birds you could shoot): It is that time of year for the Christmas Bird Count. Mark your calendar for  Continue Reading

On your island & mine….

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm, by

Let’s look around & see what’s up around here…. • Shann Weston & Steve Porten celebrated their 25th anniversary this weekend – wahoo! Congrats, you guys! • Here’s where to get your holiday wine – stock up! – You can drop in & say hey to David & Kathryn at San Juan Cellars, next to  Continue Reading

School’s on: Late start scheduled for Tuesday

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 3:05 pm, by

The Tuesday report from the San Juan Island School District: On Tuesday, November 23, 2010, the San Juan Island School District will be operating on the “Late Start” schedule, 1 1/2 hr late (9:45 am start).  Buses will be operating on snow routes. Head Start will be closed on Tuesday Nov. 23rd. posted at 5pm/Monday

Obvious to you. Amazing to others.

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 10:39 am, by

Everyone has some kind of creativity they express & share with the world,a nd each of us appreciates it in the folks around us…but it’s important not to sell our own stuf short. Here’s more from CD Baby founder and philosopher Derek Sivers: Obvious to you. Amazing to others. Any creator of anything knows this  Continue Reading


Our heart’s on San Juan Island…

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 10:30 am, by

No, really…Ary Hobbel reported: I found this (the attached screenshot) on the County web site for parcel searches … “I left my heart in Friday Harbor?”  — off Turn Point Road and due west of Jensen’s Shipyard.

As the snow finally comes…

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 10:18 am, by

After a weekend of forecasts, it finally started snowing in Town this morning. The forecast says it won’t get above freezing for a few days (17 degrees tonight!), so batten down & stay warm, my friends….


Landscaping & history….

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 10:02 am, by

Adrienne just let me know this has been cancelled due to the weather… Adrienne at the Library tells me this is going to be fascinating: Meet Historical Landscape Architect Susan Dolan at the Library! Join us on Tuesday, November 23rd at 6:00pm in the Library Meeting Room, as we hear Susan Dolan discuss the significance  Continue Reading


Looking for locally made, cool Christmas cards?

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 9:55 am, by

I know where I’ll be getting mine – over at The Whale Museum. I love Peggy Sue’s art, and this is a chance to share both the art & the tidings of the season – here’s a bit more: It’s an Island tradition! Each year Peggy Sue McRae designs a holiday card to sell in  Continue Reading

Ferry behind….

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 8:18 am, by

You probably already knew this is you were catching the ferry this morning – here’s the report from WSF: Due to necessary repairs the 6:20am sailing from Anacortes to Lopez and Friday Harbor was cancelled; this will also affect the 8:05am from Friday Harbor to Anacortes. The 9:30am sailing to Friday Harbor and the 11:05am  Continue Reading

First snow…

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 11:16 pm, by

It started snowing two hours before we shot this, the evening of Nov. 19, 2010…we drove the streets of Friday Harbor to show you what it looks like, getting covered in snow. Hope you enjoy seeing our town by streetlight!

Let me help you plan your weekend….

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 11:10 pm, by

Look…whatever you do this weekend, work it in that you make a visit to see the Community Theatre’s children’s show, Stars Lore: A Mythological Musical. I saw the show Friday night (it plays at 3pm on Saturday & Sunday), and it was great fun. Written and directed by Penelope Haskew, the show drew in the  Continue Reading


Helping an islander out…

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 4:21 pm, by

For all the cold we have have coming this weekend, things were hot over on Miller Road yesterday, as the Fire Department were called to contain a fire that destroyed most of a man’s belongings. Here’s the little writeup I received today…(and thank you, Ron, for the pictures) – see if you can lend a  Continue Reading


Stars Lore: A Mythological Musical – this weekend!

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm, by

The show opens tonight! Here’s more about it (including a full cast list), and here’s a little video that Teddy Deane sent to you & me that gives you a taste of what’s ahead (put together by Ken Serratt):

Grand opening – San Juan Supplements!

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 9:34 am, by

I checked out Jerry & Dennis‘ operation, and you’re gonna love it – they’re located right next to San Juan Fitness (where the Computer Place was, till Paul moved down the street to where The Spirit Tree was, next to Radio Shack)…and they have their Grand Opening this weekend – here’s more: Grand Opening Scheduled  Continue Reading

New photos from Anand…

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 7:46 am, by

You’ve seen the photos on the walls of the Golden Triangle – they are all taken by my friend Anand Khokha, who lives here a chunk of the year, and spends another good chunk traveling & taking wonderful pictures. I love the way he captures the spirit of the people and places he encounters, around  Continue Reading

Around the island….

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 7:34 am, by

Here we go, as we head into a cold weekend…. • Thinking about the weather? Click on the “Weather” link in the masthead above, under her shell. • I heard Jess Oldwyn & her boyfriend Danny are planning a summer wedding for next year – congrats, you guys! • Tito & Kris Bayas delivered their  Continue Reading

Get ready for December…

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 5:58 am, by

The great thing about this show is …it’s great. Get it on your calendar now, and, if you like, book it . Here’s more from Helen at Island Stage Left: Island Stage Left is proud to present this unique and lovely holiday production  – suitable for the whole family. In addition to the public performances,  Continue Reading

Thought for the day: Why wreck a blank canvas?

Posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:45 am, by

I was just checking Derek Sivers‘ blog & thought I’d share his new entry… Why wreck a blank canvas? At the last apartment I rented, everything was white on white when I arrived.  White walls, counters, table, furniture, and carpet. So I took it one step further, bought five blank canvases, and hung them around  Continue Reading

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