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The ability to connect with each other & what it’s all about: Brene Brown

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 7:04 am, by

This is a TED talk with researcher/storyteller Brene Brown (she warns that “researcher” is a good way to scare people off, but I know you’re tough). When she discusses what she calls the power of vulnerability, she helps people see the place within where a sense of belonging can begin…see what you think. Can you  Continue Reading

Sign up so people can sign up for your summer activities…

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 2:07 am, by

Debbi Fincher is helping put together the master list – here’s the scoop: I was hoping I could put out a request to anyone offering new summer programs/activities for youth and families. We would like to add new programs to the annual San Juan Island Prevention Coalition Summer Calendar for our youth and families. The  Continue Reading


Around the island…..

Posted on March 29, 2011 at 8:30 pm, by

Let’s see what’s going on.… • Hey, you’ve seen those plastic tubes from the road (see ‘em in the picture, behind the guys?) You can be part of helping restore wetlands -here’s a note from Diane at the Land Bank: Here’s an opportunity to help the San Juan County Land Bank with ongoing wetland restoration  Continue Reading


Lasagna tonight for the sailing team….

Posted on March 29, 2011 at 4:01 am, by

The lasagna dinner & auction is tonight at the Yacht Club, with things getting underway at 5:30pm. This is the Friday Harbor Sailing Team’s main fundraiser for the year – come on by!


FHHS sports update…

Posted on March 29, 2011 at 12:02 am, by

Wasn’t Saturday a great day for getting around & seeing the kids in action? Baseball & softball played at home, while the track team was back from a Friday meet. Today the soccer team travels to University Prep, while softball & Baseball trek to LaConner…golf & tennis played yesterday.


Checkin’ in….

Posted on March 29, 2011 at 12:01 am, by

Let’s see what’s going on ’round here…. • It was fun to go to the welcoming ceremony Sunday in Sidney, as the ferry route from Anacortes/Friday Harbor to British Columbia opened up for the season. It’s always a feel-good session, as folks from both sides of the water celebrate the connection we all share as  Continue Reading


School Foundation donates to school district – way to go!

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 9:28 pm, by

Nancy Young and the SJPSF have some good news: The San Juan Public Schools Foundation was pleased to recently donate $32,000 to the San Juan School District. $26,000 went to the FHHS/FHMS to purchase new Literature books, $5,000 went to FHES for Everyday Math Curriculum supplies, and $1,000 went to FHES for Science Curriculum supplies.  Continue Reading


Planning for next week’s spring break? Here’s an idea…

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 4:53 pm, by

This posting has two parts – Alice Hibberd is offering a deal called Adventure Games (that’s the first part) and Yoga for KIds (the second) next week…here’s the story: Adventure Games! Free Programs with Alice Hibberd at the Elementary School For students in Grades 3-5 Vacation Week Games (6 hr class) Monday, April 4 &  Continue Reading


Working with the ROVs for MATE with the UW & the SJFC to get ‘em working ASAP…

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm, by

Michael Barsamian (he’s also the keeper with the good hands for the soccer team) and Sarah Clark (heckuva actress – she was Iris in FHHS’ Still Life With Iris) are part of the program at FHHS that is doing amazing things underwater…here’s their report: It is getting down to crunch time for the high school  Continue Reading


Susan leads the pack for second annual Run Ladies Run 10K…

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 11:05 am, by

Great day for running yesterday morning as nearly eighty women collected in front of the Hotel De Haro at Roche Harbor for this year’s Run Ladies Run 10K. It was great to see everyone cheering for each other before, during, and after the race…that’s what islands are for, right? Super job by Kerry & BooBoo  Continue Reading

Summer Garden

Steve Harrold’s art comes to the island…

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 10:42 am, by

Wendy Smith over at the IMA has a new show opening this week – here’s the scoop! (By the way, Wendy will be moving back to New York, and Susan Key will take over her spot as director of the Island Museum of Art after this weekend): New Art Exhibition – Opening Saturday, April 2  Continue Reading


Lacrosse season is underway…

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 10:31 am, by

Last season, the San Juan Dragons surprised the state high school lacrosse world by reaching the state finals, and this year the guys are back in action. Their home games this year are on Saturdays, so you have a chance to see them at the high school football/soccer field: 3/26 Woodinville at San Juan 4/2  Continue Reading


Bringing the ends of the wealth spectrum together….

Posted on March 27, 2011 at 7:54 am, by

On Thursday night, islander Peter Corning made a presentation at Griffin Bay Bookstore in support of his new, internationally distributed & acclaimed book, The Fair Society, in which he talks about his sense that people, at bottom, DO try to share & work together to make things more equitable in the world. A major point,  Continue Reading


The Saturday spin….

Posted on March 26, 2011 at 9:26 am, by

Hope you got a little chance to sleep in this morning! The rest of the island already got coffee (yawn!)… • ‘Still Life with Iris’ rocks: Last night the Friday Harbor Middle School Drama Group sank their teeth into the challenge of putting the same script as the high school used three months ago on  Continue Reading


Around town, around the island…

Posted on March 25, 2011 at 11:36 am, by

Let’s see what’s up: • Yes, you saw it & I did too…there was a woman on Wednesday afternoon who rode her horse into town, drinking a cup of coffee (her, not the horse.) I checked at Friday Harbor Espresso & they said, yep, she rode up to the window & ordered…. • Kerry says  Continue Reading


What we look like, from there…

Posted on March 25, 2011 at 9:05 am, by

This picture was shot by John Miller from Turtleback Mountain the other day….I love the mixture of colors & nature & sky, land & water coming together that we call home. Thanks, John!


“Still Life With Iris” runs this Friday thru Sunday…

Posted on March 25, 2011 at 8:59 am, by

When Yogi Berra said, “It’s like deja vú, all over again!” he must have been thinking about this – the middle school drama group is reprising the same show the high school did in January, with Bristol promising a whole new take on the same story – here’s more from Jan Bollwinkel-Smith at the Community  Continue Reading


Changing of the guard at Post San Juan…

Posted on March 25, 2011 at 8:56 am, by

Yesterday I dropped in at Post San Juan to say hey to Hamid & Dora, and sure enough, they were working with new owners Pam & Jim Cromer (No relation to Todd & Kathy Kromer, I checked. Spell checked, actually.) So – here’s the deal: Pam & Jim have bought the operation and are in  Continue Reading



Posted on March 24, 2011 at 2:44 am, by

This beautiful photograph is shared by my friend Annie Fickes…she calls it “Sunkissed.” I call it great…check out her website at  


Update: Thursday

Posted on March 24, 2011 at 2:35 am, by

Looking around the island…. • Don’t miss the Chamber of Commerce’s Downtown Forum Meeting this morning (Thursday, March 24th) from 8:30 am to 9:30 am…Hosted by Village at the Harbour (held there, too!) • Speaking of the Village People, here’s more from Anne: It’s the Village’s third anniversary celebration with a SENIOR ART EXPO on  Continue Reading


Time to learn Reiki…

Posted on March 24, 2011 at 2:20 am, by

Jandira’s offering a  class – here’s the scoop: WORLDS WITHIN Presents: HEALING FROM WITHIN – An Introduction to the World of REIKI Jandira Shelley – Reiki Master Teacher & Akashic Records Consultant Date:  Saturday, April 9, 2011 Time: 12:00 – 5:00 pm Location: Gerard Park Apartment’s Community Room (595 Linder Street), Friday Harbor, WA. Cost:  Continue Reading


¡Hora de Cuentos (Spanish Storytime) at the Library!

Posted on March 24, 2011 at 2:11 am, by

Beth Helstien reports that everyone had a great time earlier this week: Hey Ian! Spanish Storytime (or Hora de Cuentos) at the library was a fantastic program Tuesday evening. Brook Landers from Friday Harbor High recruited 3rd year Spanish student Lita Gislason who read Olivia and From Head to Toe out loud to the mixed  Continue Reading

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