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Report from Rowan from Madagascar

Posted on July 7, 2011 at 8:06 am, by

Whenever I see Rowan Braybrook‘s mom Erin around town, she tells me how Rowan’s doing with her Peace Corps work in Madagascar, and it would make anyone proud to hear the cool stuff she’s involved with. She sent me a review of what she’s been up to that I’d like to share with you –  Continue Reading

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Around the island…

Posted on July 7, 2011 at 7:48 am, by

The sunny skies & summer-like weather continue this week (that’s news, since summer took so long coming this year!)….let’s looks around at what’s up: • Remember Brook Visser who used to teach Pilates when she & Piet & the kids lived here? They’re in Andorra now, and she has a chance to win the Pilates  Continue Reading

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Give yourself to love…

Posted on July 7, 2011 at 7:18 am, by

If you’ve hung around just a little bit, you know that Give Yourself to Love is Kate Wolf’s beautiful ode to the the way love works… I love this song, and hope you like this version by Kathy Mattea in a recording she made for the Seva Foundation….

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It was a great weekend…

Posted on July 6, 2011 at 9:03 am, by

…wasn’t it? The longest weekend you ever did see…it felt like it continued yesterday, too, as folks hustled to get to the ferry lines. And a great time was had by all! I’ll be posting a bunch of pictures & film a little later this week – watch for ‘em!

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Happy Fourth to you!

Posted on July 4, 2011 at 9:22 am, by

See you at the parade & around the island today – have a great one!  

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Bring it together…

Posted on July 3, 2011 at 7:46 am, by

It’s part of why we’re here. And part of why folks come to see us this weekend. The Fourth of July is when people on the island come together, and I hope you come out to the parade, or out at Roche Harbor, or figuring out where to watch the fireworks, or just to hang  Continue Reading

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Around the isle…

Posted on July 1, 2011 at 6:16 am, by

Gearing up for the long weekend…have a great one! • Have you seen Jennifer Beck Furber’s Baby By The Sea blog? She’s a heck of a writer, has great photos (another good way to tell a story), and just looking at it makes me glad I live here. Check it out here. • All the  Continue Reading

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Sailing to the Southern Cross….

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 10:53 pm, by

Always loved this song, and there are enough of us on the island who would rather be out on the water than anything…sing along with Crosby, Stills, and Nash:

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Opening on July Fourth….

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 10:40 pm, by

It was cool to hear from The Island Inn at 123 West‘s CEO Scott Hale that the inn is open – here’s the full story: Red, White and New – Friday Harbor Hotel Opens July 4th The Island Inn at 123 West will open all thirteen of its Friday Harbor accommodations, including seven Penthouses and  Continue Reading

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A little rain to make it all grow…

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 1:29 pm, by

Yesterday morning’s rain is nothing but good for keeping the plants going & growing – let’s see what else is going on: • If you’re a photographer, you know shots like Mahesh‘s picture above take a little planning, a great eye, and sometimes a little luck, as well as great skill with a camera. When  Continue Reading

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The Little Mermaid – this weekend!

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 11:14 am, by

Over 80 island kids came to auditions for the The Little Mermaid on Monday, and over 50 were cast for Saturday’s two shows – here’s more from the Community Theatre’s Jan Bollwinkel-Smith: Island Youngsters Shine in The Little Mermaid July 2 Missoula Children’s Theatre brings its special twist to the classic story of a little  Continue Reading

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Ready for the Fourth?

Posted on June 29, 2011 at 10:56 am, by

Our friends at Rotary & Islanders Bank want you to keep this one on your radar for the Fourth: The ever-popular Timebenders of Victoria, B.C. will be the featured band again this year for Rock the Dock.  This fabulously entertaining family-friendly street dance will be held at the Friday Harbor waterfront.  Plan on great music,  Continue Reading

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Around the island….

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 10:11 am, by

Looking around to see what’s up…. • I sure like the way Scott Hale has on the 123 West website, right at the top: “Ready, Set, Slow.” • Looks like Thor Hanson‘s set for his presentation on Thursday at Griffin Bay Bookstore this week – he was on NPR last weekend, and has nice reviews  Continue Reading

Local Red Cross folks are helping all over…

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 5:49 am, by

You’ve read about the problems around the country in the other news, and it’s cool to find out that the local Red Cross is lending a hand. Here’s more from Sheila Harley: On the eve of this great country’s birthday, it is good to be aware of the heroes who deploy out of the American  Continue Reading

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It’s just a normal day….

Posted on June 27, 2011 at 7:41 pm, by

This is one of those vids you’re gonna watch & then forward to your friend who has 650 Facebook friends, all of whom will think you’re the cool one for finding it for them. There, I did that for you. Check it out.

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Playing with the kid on a sunny weekend…

Posted on June 27, 2011 at 9:15 am, by

I saw Carolyn Adler playing with a kid this weekend, and I asked her about him. She says he’s the son of Carey Phillips (FHHS ’97), and they were up visiting from Fort Myers, Florida because her parents have moved back to the island earlier this year. She says they’ll be here all week…and they  Continue Reading

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What’s happening at the Mystical Mermaid!

Posted on June 27, 2011 at 8:20 am, by

It was a great phoenix story – after the fire in 2002 destroyed the block downtown (here are photos, from the archives), Rick & Wendy brought the Mystical Mermaid back better than ever in that same spot, next to China Pearl on Spring Street. A couple of years ago, they moved the popular Friday Harbor  Continue Reading

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Sunny days…a relentlessly cheerful weekend…

Posted on June 27, 2011 at 7:27 am, by

It was a Baby Bear weekend – not too cold, not too hot…just right, with the sun out & pleasant weather for gardening & running & going to the beach & the horse show & getting out on the water. All of which, as far as I can tell, is what islanders did…hope you did,  Continue Reading

Get your car washed this coming weekend…and more!

Posted on June 27, 2011 at 12:01 am, by

What is A DTAG? Ha! Now you know!

Posted on June 26, 2011 at 2:42 pm, by

Jenny at The Whale Museum tells me this is going to be fascinating – drop by on Wednesday: The Whale Museum will host a research talk as part of its Lecture Series on Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 pm.  Dr. Marla Holt will discuss the use of suction-cup DTAGS to study acoustics and behavior of  Continue Reading

Come drop by for a spell…

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 9:31 am, by

Yep, they’re playing on Sunday – here’s more from Kate Schuman… Summer’s here!  Remember, never judge a season by its weather! Keith Busha and I will be playing at The Rumor Mill Sunday evening, June 26th, 6:30 – 9:30.  A little jazz, a little Patsy Cline, some faves from the 60’s, and so much more!   Continue Reading

Around the island…

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 7:44 am, by

Let’s see what’s going on: • Shann Weston reported she found a familiar book as she travels north: “Wandering around in Barnes and Noble (Fairbanks), I come across Feathers by Thor Hanson. Yeah. That’s right, big smile. A feeling of home.” Thor will be reading from Feathers next Thursday at Griffin Bay Books – here’s  Continue Reading

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