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Helping a friend out….

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 6:57 am, by

To know her is to love her – Jessica Oldwyn‘s bright cheerful spirit & light-up-the-room smile made friends here on the island (she’s a 1998 grad of Friday Harbor High) and in her current home on the river in Wenatchee. Well, friends of hers have put together a fundraiser for Friday, July 23 – an  Continue Reading

Learning to write, and write well….

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 3:14 am, by

She is one of the island’s quiet but brightest treasures…. author & teacher Janet Thomas wrote the definitive study of the WTO protests in ’99 (The Battle in Seattle) and numerous other pieces. She offering a series of workshops this summer that will change the way you look at things, and the way you write.  Continue Reading

A new way to taxi around….

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 2:50 am, by

Cynthia Stark-Wickman tells me that her husband Gunnar has a new undertaking underway, with the help & support of Cynthia and their two daughters, Lara & Audrey… here’s the writeup about San Juan Water Taxi, and here’s more from Cynthia: Hey, Ian! Our family started up a new business this summer, San Juan Islands Water  Continue Reading

What’s new at Lighthouse….

Posted on July 12, 2010 at 4:05 pm, by

Andrea from the Lighthouse Preschool Board has news: Lighthouse Preschool Welcomes Teachers Amy Pauls and Autumn Hallock Lighthouse Preschool Board and Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church are delighted to introduce their Preschool Co-teachers for the 2010-2011 school year.  The Board has created a co-teaching Team by hiring two women who love to teach preschoolers, have had  Continue Reading

A love poem for you….or two

Posted on July 12, 2010 at 3:38 pm, by

Fearless reader of the Update: It is my hope that you wake every day either looking for poems to read & feel, or looking to share poems like that, or maybe to find the words, ideas & feelings to build poems of your own to share (like flowers from your garden, or cookies you just  Continue Reading

A chance to say goodbye…

Posted on July 12, 2010 at 1:56 pm, by

Laura‘s taking off after Wednesday, but there’s a going away thing at the Library on Wednesday at 5…be sure & come by! Here’s more in a press release from the Library folks: Laura Tretter, director of the San Juan Island Library since 2006, announced that she will be leaving to accept a position with the  Continue Reading

Around town….

Posted on July 12, 2010 at 1:16 pm, by

Let’s see what’s going down in town…. • Let’s get the restaurants straight, since this is the day you usually figure out where & when you’re gonna eat out….isn’t it? Among the restaurants that change their days closed because of the season, here’s a handy scorecard – these folks are all closed one day a  Continue Reading

Around the rock….

Posted on July 12, 2010 at 12:44 am, by

A little bit of this & that…. • Looks like they caught the Barefoot Bandit over the weekend in the Bahamas…here’s more. If it turns out he’s convicted of all the stuff he’s accused of, island residents will be able to rest safer. He wasn’t Robin Hood…. • Yep, that was the Island Studios Gorilla  Continue Reading

Jumping for joy….

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 8:28 pm, by

I love Monika Wieland‘s photos – she has a great eye for killer whales & other wildlife, and makes beautiful photographic art with the results. Here’s her blog with more…way to go, Monika!

It’s about you & the pig….

Posted on July 10, 2010 at 9:08 am, by

You can get your tickets today – here’s more from Marie & the Soroptimists: There is always something fun happening in Friday Harbor!  This is another Fun-raiser…have fun voting for your contestant to “Kiss for the Cure” (the winner kisses a 4H pig).The Soroptimist/Relay team will be selling Vote Tickets to see who will win  Continue Reading

Around the island…

Posted on July 9, 2010 at 8:13 am, by

Let’s catch up a bit here: • MORE pictures from the Fourth! I just looked over Mark Gardner‘s online posting & he did his usual awesome job…and you’re probably in there. Check it out. • Next Friday’s candidate forum has been bumped up to 6:30pm at the Mullis Center rather than 7pm as previously announced,  Continue Reading

Warm this weekend….

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 11:39 pm, by

Yep, it was downright hot yesterday, and it’ll probably wander into the 80s this weekend….

Morning song for you….

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 12:15 am, by

Once you hear this song by Chad & Jeremy, you’ll have Summer Song stuck in your head all day…so be careful:

What’s going on around here….

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 12:00 am, by

Let’s see what’s happening… • Sally Thomsen tells me that Tracy Roberson has been appointed to the Island Rec Board of Commissioners, to the position vacated by Amy Windrope. Good choice, if you ask me. • Have you seen Rachel’s petsitting business? Here’s her website. • Krispi says: “Come to the Port Park tonight to  Continue Reading

Some like it hot….

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 9:45 am, by

Sure was cool on the Fourth of July…more like a almost chilly spring day (with a little sprinkle) than the beginning of summer. That’s all memory, though, as we head into a warm day today & this weekend in the 80s…stay cool. Meanwhile, Tabby Talley graduated this year from The Evergreen State College, where she  Continue Reading

From the mailbag….

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 2:07 am, by

Well, it’s been a while since I answered your notes – let’s see what’s in there from the past month (and thanks for writing!) Q. Love the way you have a different quote every day…where did you get the automatic rotator thing for that? And how do you pick the quotes? A. Glad you like  Continue Reading

Colour my world…

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 11:55 pm, by

Get your colors right! Here’s more from Rebecca: COLOR CONSULTATION by Rebecca: Confused about what color to paint your home or office, inside or out? Call Rebecca Barnard, professional color consultant. Many years experience, many happy island references.  Astoundingly inexpensive – save yourself some costly mistakes!  Please call 360 378 6355 or email to  Continue Reading

The party was bumping….

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 9:17 am, by

As Josie & I were sorting through the six million pictures we took on the Fourth, we couldn’t help but notice that we had a great number of photos with dogs in them. Since the island has the greatest number of friendly dogs in the world, we made this little video/slideshow with music for you….hope  Continue Reading

Help the Community Theatre AND clean out the house….

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 9:15 am, by

Jan from the Theatre reports: CATS is setting up today, July 10, at the PARC building (70 Saltspring Drive in the Beaverton Business Park) from 10 am to 1 pm to collect islanders’ gently used items – from furniture to books and toys (no clothes, please).  They’ll sell the donated items at the big Attic  Continue Reading

Morning poem for you….

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 9:03 am, by

It’s the dream we carry that something wondrous will happen that it must happen – time will open hearts will open doors will open mountains will open spring will will gush forth from the ground that the dream itself will open that one morning we’ll quietly drift into a harbor we didn’t know was there  Continue Reading

M. L. Malcolm comes to the island….

Posted on July 5, 2010 at 10:01 pm, by

Nancy from Griffin Bay Bookstore has a cool author event on tap: Griffin Bay Bookstore is proud to present novelist M. L. Malcolm on Friday night, July 16, 7:00 pm. Malcolm will read from and discuss her debut novel HEART OF LIES, recently published by HarperCollins to great acclaim. The American Booksellers Association has chosen  Continue Reading

Fireworks top off a great Fourth on the island….

Posted on July 5, 2010 at 3:57 pm, by

It was a great evening for fireworks on the Fourth – not too cold, not too hot (usually isn’t!) – and the show went great. I put together a tiny video for those who couldn’t make it – here’s the fireworks over the marina, from the Port of Friday Harbor, just to give a taste  Continue Reading

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