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Wednesday’s news…

Posted on February 9, 2011 at 12:08 am, by

Hope you got out in the sun yesterday! Let’s see what’s going on: • Friday Harbor basketball heads to the playoffs today with the boys taking on Lynden Christian and the girls headed for Kings High in Shoreline. Both teams won Monday in their last games with Cedar Park Christian, as the girls stormed ahead  Continue Reading


SSIS reports in from Asia…

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 11:28 pm, by

Each winter, a contingent of students & staff from Spring Street International School takes off for Asia for nearly two months from late January to March…here’s their report how the trip is going so far.


The San Juan Island Food Co-Op moves to larger space….

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 11:19 pm, by

The Co-Op has spent most of the last month moving, and now is located in the other end of the building which houses Bakery San Juan (it was located in Surina Business Park.) Last weekend, there was a soft opening, and now the Grand Opening is set for Saturday, February 19. General manager Anna Spears  Continue Reading

Little earthquake this morning….

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 9:32 am, by

There was a 3.2 magnitude quake on San Juan Island this morning – did you feel it? Here’s the data…


What’s happening here….

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 12:36 am, by

I think since last week was mid-winter break, folks saved up a bunch of things to do this week…let’s see what’s going on: • When was the last time you had your hearing checked? I’ll say that louder – WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU GOT YOUR EARS CHECKED??? If it’s been a while, or  Continue Reading

San Juan Preservation Trust hires Director of Philanthropy….

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 12:04 am, by

Just got the word from Kathleen over at the PT: The San Juan Preservation Trust has announced that it has hired a new Director of Philanthropy. Orcas Island resident Barbara Courtney will manage the organization’s fundraising program, which includes developing major donor and planned giving strategies, leading capital campaigns, managing public and private grants, and  Continue Reading


Now here’s a place to stay….The Longhouse B&B

Posted on February 6, 2011 at 11:55 am, by

Last week, I had some work to do over on the west side… During my travels I dropped in to say hey to Patty & Jerry at The Longhouse Bed & Breakfast, which is at the end of Mitchell Bay Road, just a bit past Snug Harbor Resort. Their place looks over the marina at  Continue Reading

Early Music Concert on Sunday…

Posted on February 6, 2011 at 12:02 am, by

David over at St. David’s rent over this reminder for  tonight: On Sunday February 6, Saint David’s Episcopal Church and The Salish Sea Early Music Festival will present the second of four monthly concerts in Friday Harbor. This program of Irish and Scottish Baroque and Russian Guitar Music will feature Oleg Timofeyev from Iowa City,  Continue Reading

FHHS basketball update…

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 11:35 pm, by

The Wolverines played games Friday & Saturday this weekend – here’s the results: Friday Boys: Shoreline Christian 53, FHHS 45 Girls: SC doesn’t have a teamt his year… Saturday Boys: La Conner 61, Friday Harbor 41 Girls: Friday Harbor 55, La Conner 41

The Salmon Classic winners…

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 11:27 pm, by

Debbie just sent over the list of winners & the prizes – here’s the scoop: 8th Annual 2011 Roche Harbor Salmon Classic Invitational 100 boats arrived to Roche Harbor Resort & Marina for the 8th Annual Salmon Classic Invitational. The following results from the derby are as follows: 100 Derby Boats; total 337 Anglers 43 fish  Continue Reading


Around the island…

Posted on February 4, 2011 at 6:14 am, by

Looks like a rainy one today….Stacy over at Cake Junkies tells me Longfellow says, “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” Agreed…. • Over at Jensen Shipyard they have a deal till March 4th – Alisa tells me they have 10% off haul outs, wash and block –  Continue Reading


Awards at the Fire Department Banquet…

Posted on February 4, 2011 at 5:50 am, by

Together the Town of Friday Harbor Fire Department and San Juan Island Fire Department (District #3) celebrated the 2010 contributions of its members for the first time in history last Saturday at the University of Washington Dining Hall. The firefighters and support members were honored for their service and dedication to the community. The banquet  Continue Reading


Get your tickets for the Playwrights’ Festival

Posted on February 3, 2011 at 10:57 pm, by

It was great to watch the shows last night (here are all the players, and the plays – all eight of them). This year’s Festival at the Community Theatre features eight scenes written specifically for the evening: On the ferry & in an island hotel room. I loved it. The night moved along quickly, and  Continue Reading

Remember the sunset at New Year’s?

Posted on February 3, 2011 at 10:31 pm, by

If you don’t remember it, this will help – Steve Martin (the real one, not the actor) forwarded this to me to share with you….that’s False Bay at the change of the year. You can see more of Steve’s work on his site:


Quiet music for your morning meditation…

Posted on February 3, 2011 at 8:11 am, by

Some days you get up & dance, some days, you look inside – here’s a nice one for a morning like this:


Tell me if you see your shadow…

Posted on February 2, 2011 at 7:25 am, by

Hope your Groundhog’s Day goes well…let’s see what’s up around the island: • Last night both the girls and boys basketball teams rolled over visiting Mount Vernon Christian here at Turnbull Gym, with the girls prevailing 54-27, and the boys winning 56-39. Next up: On Friday, the Wolverines travel to Shoreline Christian (their boys are  Continue Reading


Stories of love…yours!

Posted on February 2, 2011 at 12:17 am, by

Hey, remember when you and I assembled a bunch of stories about how you fell in love with your significant other? (Here was the deal, in 2007. Here’s Heather & Ken, and here’s Marcia & Tom, and here’s Colin & Christie. You get the idea.) Let’s do it again for this Valentine’s Day – sometime  Continue Reading


Hey! It’s The Good Husbands – give a listen!

Posted on February 1, 2011 at 11:10 pm, by

It’s always good to hear local folks making good music – the Good Husbands has a fluid & sometimes changing lineup (you can find out more on their FaceBook page), and make fun music, which they list as “Hip Hop/Experimental.” I sure liked hearing Zach singing at open mike at Pazzo Vivo last year, and heard  Continue Reading

The Playwrights’ Festival – don’t miss it!

Posted on February 1, 2011 at 10:48 pm, by

It’s this weekend at the Community Theatre, and it’s great! Here’s more from Jan Bollwinkel-Smith: The 2011 Islands Playwrights Festival not only showcases the wonderful writing and directing talents we have around here…it provides an opportunity for actors of all levels to take on the challenge of getting into character for short, 10-minute plays. The  Continue Reading


Tuesday morning around the island….

Posted on January 31, 2011 at 11:05 pm, by

Maybe on YOUR island nothing’s going on…here all kinds of things are happening: • The IMA (Island Museum of Art) folks were rather abruptly moved when the building they were in, next to Friday Harbor House, was discovered to be historical, so it got moved to American Camp three months ago. They were briefly over  Continue Reading


Can your dog do all this?

Posted on January 31, 2011 at 11:04 pm, by

I’m pretty sure there are more dogs on this island per human capita than any other island around, except maybe Orcas…and most of the dogs here are above average in most things. The following video features Jesse, who it would be great to have as a roommate, since he does dishes, windows, and much more.  Continue Reading


“Marriage Works,” according to the experts

Posted on January 31, 2011 at 8:19 pm, by

When you want to make sure things are running smoothly, you gotta go to the experts. Jeanine and Mark Earnhart drew from their forty years of being married to write a new book called Marriage Works. I asked Jeanine a little about where the just-released book came from: We’re really excited to finally have the  Continue Reading

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