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Monday news…

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 12:10 am, by

Hope you had a great weekend…and now the countdown to New Year’s begins! Let’s see what’s up: • I checked in with Randy & Gail at Cotton Cotton Cotton (next to the Rumor Mill) & they have a sale this week before they go on vacation – here’s the scoop: Now we are buckling down  Continue Reading


Banana Belt to close this week…

Posted on December 26, 2010 at 11:24 pm, by

I dropped in on Moon & Jules at the Banana Belt last week, and they surprised me by telling me they will be closing this week, and have a sale to help note the occasion. I’ll be sad to see these positive, always-smiling folks move on – here’s the story from them: Goodbye, Friday Harbor  Continue Reading

Songs for the holiday….

Posted on December 24, 2010 at 10:16 am, by

Well, maybe I’m pushing it a bit here, since you’ve been hearing Christmas songs ever since Halloween, but hey, you don’t HAVE to push the play button! As the season unfolds this next couple of days, I hope you find this a good time to reflect on the work we have before us, and find  Continue Reading


Notes before a holiday…

Posted on December 24, 2010 at 9:44 am, by

Looking around, partly to see who’s been nice… • What do you do when you suddenly have 24 bottles of egg nog? Here’s how Stephanie over at Harrison House Suites handled it… • The Friday Harbor Wolverines basketball girls & boys play next Tuesday here, against Mount Baker…good chance to see this year’s squads, including  Continue Reading

Chippin’ those trees…

Posted on December 24, 2010 at 9:32 am, by

Got a plan for your Christmas tree, so it doesn’t end up in the landfill? Here’s an idea from Helen Venada at the County: The County Public Works Department is sponsoring a Christmas tree collection program this year. Trees will be chipped for mulch for use at a public project and not sent to a  Continue Reading

The Nativity, in the digital age…

Posted on December 23, 2010 at 3:21 pm, by

You probably already saw this – it’s been viral for a week or two, but it’s fun, for this time of year:

Open house on Christmas Eve at Printonyx….

Posted on December 23, 2010 at 3:14 pm, by

Drop by for a moment – they’re open! Here’s more from Kris: To celebrate our annual Christmas Closure, Printonyx will be hosting an open house tomorrow, December 24th, from 1p.m. until 4p.m. Enjoy some tasty but healthy snacks, enter a drawing for a $50 gift certificate, save 40% off holiday border paper and 25% off  Continue Reading


Around the island….

Posted on December 23, 2010 at 9:06 am, by

It was fun to have the sun out most of yesterday – a bright reminder of how the island looks in the light…here’s more: • Have you seen Island Rec’s new website, put together by Mary Kate at MKate Design? It’s awesome – check it out! • Just checked with Jack at the Island Guardian…if  Continue Reading


The eye in the sky….

Posted on December 22, 2010 at 8:04 am, by

Remember last month when Ary told us you could see a heart on the ground from the sky, when you look at San Juan Island? (Here’s the story & picture.) Well, he’s not the only one – that prompted Piet Visser to suggest we check out his next door neighbor on the island’s peace of  Continue Reading


Christmas Island…with Santa

Posted on December 21, 2010 at 11:02 pm, by

There were a lot of things to do at Christmas Island, the annual holiday get-together at the Grange last Saturday, but probably the most popular was to sit on Santa’s knee & tell him what you wanted for Christmas. Luckily, Santa’s ace photographer Mark Gardner was there to capture the moment of folks dressed up  Continue Reading


A little of this, a little of that….

Posted on December 21, 2010 at 2:39 am, by

Checking in around the island…. • If you haven’t gotten downtown to check the sales around Friday Harbor, now’s your chance. Please it’s always good to check in with your friends. Take a walk in town…you’ll be glad you did! • My friend Courtney has two threads (horses & babysitting) that are knitting together nicely  Continue Reading

Morning song for you….

Posted on December 21, 2010 at 1:41 am, by

What better way to wake up, than to Chelsea Morning, by Joni? This clip is from 1969…

Bunnies, for you….

Posted on December 21, 2010 at 12:06 am, by

I asked Colleen Wright what the deal was, so she told me (and you!): So, without asking me, Bill brings home two baby bunnies at the end of September. “They both have ‘g’ in the ear, signifying girls,” he says. “I hear water in their lungs,” say I. “They have to go to the doctor  Continue Reading

Kudos for “Christmas Memories”…

Posted on December 20, 2010 at 9:35 pm, by

I’ve been hearing good things around the streets & around the island, and you have, too…here’s a nice writeup by Diana Stepita, who loved the show: An Old Fashioned Welsh Christmas in the San Juan Juans! Having spent most of my Christmases past where snow drifts and subfreezing temperatures herald the holiday season, unearthing my  Continue Reading


Around the island….

Posted on December 20, 2010 at 9:04 am, by

Happy Solstice Eve to you…let’s look around the island: • You already know that Solstice is on the 21st this year, and I’m hoping you heard about the lunar eclipse tonight, which starts around 9:30pm or so our time. Should be pretty cool, clouds permitting – here’s the backstory on that. • The word in  Continue Reading


Why buy a drill when all you need is a hole?

Posted on December 20, 2010 at 5:39 am, by

Over the next few years, different economic models are going to emerge to supplant the current ponzi scheme that we see as inevitable in our present culture (hey, I lost 70% of the value of my retirement savings in the past three years, and some 40% of the value of my house – I’m definitely  Continue Reading


Friday Harbor Wolverines roll on, all over the country….

Posted on December 18, 2010 at 11:34 pm, by

It’s been a good weekend for Friday Harbor High, and former Friday Harbor High players… • Senior receiver Tyler Hart (FHHS ’07) helped lead the Eastern Washington Eagles into the national championship game with Friday’s nationally broadcast win in the semis over Villanova – the title game will be held in Texas on January 7th.  Continue Reading


Around the isle….

Posted on December 17, 2010 at 12:25 pm, by

I hope you’re having a nice sunny day…let’s see what’s up: • The Washington State Ferry folks say the schedule will be the regular one for the San Juan Islands/Anacortes route: On Saturday, Dec. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 1 this route will operate on a normal weekend schedule. On Friday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec.  Continue Reading


San Juan Singers!

Posted on December 17, 2010 at 11:42 am, by

Jan at the Community Theatre tells me there are some tickets left – here’s this year’s show: Warm Your Holidays with Music and San Juan Singers A festive holiday concert is on tap at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 19 at 2:00 p.m. San Juan Singers–the  Continue Reading


Randi steps down…

Posted on December 17, 2010 at 9:36 am, by

Medical certifications boost San Juan Healthcare…

Posted on December 17, 2010 at 7:55 am, by

Just got a note that San Juan Healthcare’s Joann Mayo has achieved Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) status by successfully completing the Certification Examination for Diabetes Educators. Meanwhile, Burk Gossom at the same clinic has completed continuing medical education requirements to retain membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the only medical specialty organization  Continue Reading


Thursday’s checkin…

Posted on December 16, 2010 at 12:02 am, by

Let’s see what folks are up to: • On Tuesday, Gail & Randy from Cotton Cotton Cotton visited Village at the Harbour & dressed folks up for a fashion show of clothes from their shop, as you can see below…that’s all the models from the show! • Val tells me this is gonna be fun:  Continue Reading

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