See the entire Calendar here.

Friends come together…

Posted on May 6, 2010 at 6:37 pm, by

It was good to see friends (and lots of them!) at the Soltmans’ wedding last weekend – including Krispi Staude, Marty Robinson, and Linda Cooper…and a good time was had by all!

Shannon & Bill – back from Costa Rica

Posted on May 6, 2010 at 6:08 pm, by

Shannon & Bill Bailey got back three weeks ago from a trip to Costa Rica, where they ran into some old friends – here’s the report from Shannon: Dear Ian, Bill and I just got back last week from two weeks in Costa Rica visiting family and friends, including John and Lyn Bradley, two former  Continue Reading

Business briefs….

Posted on May 6, 2010 at 2:00 am, by

What’s happening around the island’s businesses, and other events: • Joint Washington State Ferries – Ferry Advisory Committee Meeting – Thursday, May 6, 11:35 am until 3:00 pm on Washington State Ferry (interisland) departs from Friday Harbor at 11:35 am. You may want to be prepared to talk about how critical the summer schedule is  Continue Reading

Open house at the Marine Labs – this weekend!

Posted on May 6, 2010 at 1:15 am, by

It’s one of the great, child-friendly & community-friendly events of the year. Last year’s was awesome – you won’t want to miss the chance to swing by. Here’s more from the Labs: Friday Harbor Marine Labs Open House: May 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The public is enthusiastically invited to participate in the  Continue Reading

FHHS playoff update….

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm, by

This adds a little bit to Rod Turnbull’s report from mid-week last week for the playoff picture for the spring sports, based on last weekend’s results – softball, soccer, baseball, golf, girls’ tennis, and track, with soccer in their playoff game today at Nooksack at 4. Here’s the scoop: Friday Harbor Wolverines Spring Playoff Update  Continue Reading

The Animal Shelter folks…on the road!

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 2:15 pm, by

Leslie at the Animal Shelter & a few friends are off to help & learn in Utah – here’s more: UTAH OR BUST!! The staff and some of the volunteers at the Friday Harbor Animal Shelter are getting ready for their journey to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.  The gang will be heading  Continue Reading

Spring Street Spring Fling Auction…it’s this weekend!

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 12:48 pm, by

Spring Street International School‘s annual “Spring Fling” auction and community celebration is held at the San Juan Island Yacht Club. This year’s event will be May 8th, 2010, 5:00 to 8:30 pm. Here’s the scoop, from the San Juan Island Events Calendar. Here’s more about the auction items – see ya there! Here’s  a bit  Continue Reading

Got a can of paint?

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 10:43 am, by

One of the cool things about having both Browne’s Home Center & Ace Hardware in town is they both carry paint…it would help the local economy if WSF bought it here. Looks like there’s a need.

Help our friends in Chile….San Juan Island helping San Juan Bautista

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 10:26 am, by

Juan & Heidi Lopez and friends are pulling together a dinner to give folks a chance to help people in Chile…here’s the story: CHILEAN TSUNAMI RELIEF DINNER: May 6th While the news of the earthquake that recently destroyed life, homes and buildings in Chile is losing significance, Chileans living on San Juan Island continue to  Continue Reading

Baseball & softball on a roll…

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 9:15 am, by

Couple of weeks ago you might have seen truckloads of baseball & softball players parading through town…Update reporter Sophie Rice did, and shot some photos that we put into a little slideshow for you….here’s the pictures of the kids, and the rest of the story from Kris Brown at Printonyx: Friday Harbor Baseball & Softball  Continue Reading

Song from the Gulf….

Posted on May 5, 2010 at 12:11 am, by

Couldn’t help but think of this song, with all the commotion going on in the Gulf….always loved the line: “To live on the land, we must learn from the sea….” It’s John Denver, with Calypso:

The King’s Choir is coming….

Posted on May 4, 2010 at 3:36 pm, by

Torrey over at the Presbyterian Church says this will be pretty cool: King’s High School: Living Faith & Abundant Life Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church May 8th, 7 p.m. King’s High School Living Faith is a select group with student rhythm section that comes out of the King’s High School Concert Choir. They sing all styles  Continue Reading

The K-Boose is everywhere….

Posted on May 4, 2010 at 10:40 am, by

Seems like whenever there’s an event – the Fair, the Children’s Festival, the Arts Fair downtown, and more – the Kiwanis Club’s K-Boose is there. Thanks, you guys!

Singing for Mother’s Day, the night before…

Posted on May 4, 2010 at 9:13 am, by

It’s always cool to get to perform with your son, and that’s what Kate Schuman gets to do on Saturday night at the Peppermill with Hank, with a little help from everybody’s good friend Ryan Browne. Here’s the scoop, from the San Juan Calendar.

Opening this weekend: My Fair Lady

Posted on May 4, 2010 at 9:00 am, by

Jan Bollwinkel-Smith has the scoop: My Fair Lady Opens THIS Weekend! “Wouldn’t it be Loverly” to hear the sweet sounds of “The Rain in Spain” right “On the Street [okay,Island] Where You Live?” You’ll get that chance starting this Friday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. when My Fair Lady opens for ten performances on San  Continue Reading

Community Dinner! Wahoo!

Posted on May 4, 2010 at 12:00 am, by

The Community Dinner is today – see ya there! I asked Liz what was on the menu – here’s the scoop: Please come join us on Tuesday, Cuatro de Mayo for a great meal and entertainment! The Chef 1.0 and 2.0 students will be serving up tacos, the Culinary Arts students will be making fresh  Continue Reading

Around the island last weekend….

Posted on May 3, 2010 at 8:55 am, by

There was a lot going on, and it was great to get out! Did you know: • Back to the island: They’ve been living on Vashon Island the last year, but Krissy Haugan & Michael Soltman came back to the island to get married this past weekend, with a ceremony at the bluff at Friday  Continue Reading

Aiming for #21….

Posted on May 3, 2010 at 7:49 am, by

The Children’s Festival this past weekend was another reminder why this is a great place to raise kids – this free event has been going on since 1991, and brings together the children of the island to play & get painted & dress up & explore & dance with each other & with their parents  Continue Reading

Poem to start the day….

Posted on May 3, 2010 at 7:41 am, by

there are so many tictoc clocks everywhere telling people what toctic time it is for tictic instance five toc minutes toc past six tic Spring is not regulated and does not get out of order nor do its hands a little jerking move over numbers slowly we do not wind it up it has no  Continue Reading

The Chamber’s Awards evening….

Posted on May 3, 2010 at 12:52 am, by

Last week the Chamber held its first awards banquet – here’s the scoop: San Juan Island Chamber Celebrates Business at First Annual Banquet Across the nation numerous Chambers of Commerce celebrate the success of the businesses in their community with an Annual Awards Ceremony. On April 29 the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce had  Continue Reading

Beautiful photos from the weekend…

Posted on May 2, 2010 at 7:01 pm, by

I love it when people send me pictures of how nice it is in this area we live in….thanks for sharing, my friends.

Island news…

Posted on April 30, 2010 at 10:20 am, by

Let’s catch up a bit: • Julie Ochoa tells me that Richie continues to thrive as a pitcher for Washington State this spring – the freshman pitched last weekend and she said the folks at Haley’s tuned all the tvs on to watch last year’s FHHS star & all-league player…love it. Hope he remembers me  Continue Reading

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