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Senior Forum…What Every Senior Should Know

Posted on October 26, 2010 at 7:56 am, by

Anne Benedict at the Village at the Harbour has the details – this is pretty important, so you can keep up with changes for seniors around here. Here’s more: Here is extremely important information on a FREE public forum: “What Every Senior Should Know” will be held at “Village at the Harbour” on Wednesday, October  Continue Reading


Around the island….

Posted on October 26, 2010 at 7:21 am, by

Let’s see what’s up… • Jennifer Furber says today is the day at the Family Resource Center – for the sibling and parent group at the FRC it is a halloween costume play group.  Bring your baby and sibling, and dress up to play! • Friday Harbor High is in playoffs mode – here’s the  Continue Reading


150 years…a closer look

Posted on October 26, 2010 at 6:43 am, by

This is the second in the two-part series…everyone who went to the one earlier this month loved it. Here’s more from Torrey at the Presbyterian Church about tonight’s presentation: 150 Years of Island History and the Presbyterians in Pictures and Stories Part Two: The Twentieth Century Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church is the oldest continuing institution  Continue Reading

Ruby Tuesday on the island…

Posted on October 26, 2010 at 6:33 am, by

Do you get Rolling Stones’ songs stuck in your head? Me, too… here’s Mick & the guys from 1965 on the Ed Sullivan Show:

The costume shop will get you ready!

Posted on October 26, 2010 at 6:25 am, by

Last weekend the costume shop for the Community Theatre was pretty busy setting people up for Halloween…you can still swing by this weekend. You can rent a costume at the shop (over at the PARC building off Beaverton Valley Road, next to Extreme Fitness) – go check ‘em out from 10am-4pm, on Friday & Saturday  Continue Reading


Posted on October 25, 2010 at 12:57 am, by

Hope you stayed dry yesterday, with everything tied down…let’s look around the island: • Hamid & Dora over at Post San Juan tell me they have the place for sale – now there’s a good deal for you. The shop has been successful since Liz & Janna started it in ’95. Here are the details.  Continue Reading

Pretty cool stuff going on at the Corner Store…

Posted on October 25, 2010 at 12:02 am, by

I stopped by The Old Corner Store’s new Studio 7 on Cattle Point Road today. Studio 7 is the gallery and studio space of local artists Anthony DiMichele and Cynthia Church. I asked Anthony about the upcoming show About Face: Portraits and Self Portraits opening October 31st. I’d seen my friend Thrinley Dimarco’s works in  Continue Reading

Our Conservation District supervisor named to annual award…

Posted on October 22, 2010 at 12:09 am, by

Josie sent me over this press release: Pete Walmsley is NW Area Conservation District Supervisor of the Year Pete Walmsley of Orcas Island won the Supervisor of the Year Award at the annual meeting of NW Area Conservation Districts in Bellingham on October 13. Pete is Chair of the San Juan Islands Conservation District. Lynn  Continue Reading

Checkin’ in….

Posted on October 21, 2010 at 9:47 pm, by

Let’s see what’s going on… * The Homesteaders Restaurant is open! Located in the spot where the old Peppermill was, the new eatery is open from 6am to 9pm every day…drop by the Best Western & see (and eat!) for yourself! * The graveside service (open to the public) for Nikki Fink will be held  Continue Reading

Plastics in the ocean, part II

Posted on October 21, 2010 at 6:26 am, by

Doris Estabrooks sent this over – look at it & I think you’ll say “Wow!” Click here to start, and then click to zoom in…. Gyre, 2009, by Chris Jordan 8×11 feet, in three vertical panels Depicts 2.4 million pieces of plastic, equal to the estimated number of pounds of plastic pollution that enter the  Continue Reading

In the Thursday edition…

Posted on October 21, 2010 at 1:53 am, by

Just kidding. I know this isn’t a newspaper. It’s news electrons. Here’s more: • Hey, the FHHS Homecoming Parade is at 3:30 on Friday…so get downtown to see the kids! The parade is earlier this year because the football game is at 5pm, with the dance after. • Plan on it! The elementary school’s annual  Continue Reading

Asleep at the Wheel…this Sunday!

Posted on October 21, 2010 at 12:58 am, by

Here’s more from Jan at the Community Theatre: It’s a special treat, y’all, when the famed Asleep at the Wheel makes its first stop ever in Friday Harbor for not one, but two shows on Sunday, October 24 (4 & 7:30 pm)!  The western-swing, boogie and roots-music band and nine-time Grammy Award winners are celebrating  Continue Reading

Wednesday’s news…

Posted on October 19, 2010 at 10:03 pm, by

Take a look around you…what do you see? • Diane from the Land Bank would like to invite you to the celebration of the new trail – here’s the scoop: Land Bank King Sisters Preserve Trail Celebration ~ Saturday, October 23rd The San Juan County Land Bank invites you to celebrate the newly constructed King  Continue Reading


What’s happening at the Island Arts League

Posted on October 19, 2010 at 11:10 am, by

I stopped in to talk to Lynn Mercer today at the Island Arts League’s spacious light filled new studio space. The League has been around since 1997. Back then I taught some drawing classes through the League in the basement of the Episcopal Church (hauling my still life, including a Greek column, around in the  Continue Reading


Plastics in the ocean…Capt. Charles Moore is coming to talk about the problem…

Posted on October 19, 2010 at 10:59 am, by

It’s a special and wonderful thing – and I’m telling you now so you make plans to come. One of the foremost authorities in the world about how plastics are polluting & killing our oceans is Captain Charles Moore. He’ll be here on the island giving a presentation at the Community Theatre on Tuesday, October  Continue Reading

Around the island….

Posted on October 19, 2010 at 8:47 am, by

Let’s see what’s next… • Whoa! Even the BBC is in on it – here’s their report about Tucker the poop-sniffing dog who helps with killer whale research. • Stacy Germain from the PTA has a big garage sale this weekend – be there! Here’s more: Hey Ian – I was hoping you would help  Continue Reading


Getting it done: The Phonathon makes it happen!

Posted on October 19, 2010 at 7:52 am, by

It was cool last night to see how well it worked: Couple of dozen volunteers, including school administrative staff & students and mamas and papas, plus a committed & energetic board, and a bunch of phones. In a little over three hours they called most of the island to ask for a little help, and  Continue Reading


The Community Dinner is on Wednesday…

Posted on October 19, 2010 at 12:18 am, by

The Phonathon is tonight!

Posted on October 18, 2010 at 10:30 am, by

Starting at 4:30 till about 8 tonight, volunteers will be calling island residents to ask for contributions to the San Juan Public Schools Foundation…give what you can. It’s for the kids. I was looking through the Foundation’s website at the highlights of the past year, and it’s pretty impressive – check out the kinds of  Continue Reading


The Run Ladies Run Half Marathon ran well…!

Posted on October 18, 2010 at 9:06 am, by

Yesterday the first Run Ladies Run Half Marathon started around 9am with an auspicious opening of the clouds to allow the sun to shine on the event at the start…it was a cool & pleasant day for the run, which went from Town out to False Bay & back for the 13.1 mile course. Over  Continue Reading



Posted on October 18, 2010 at 8:14 am, by

Yesterday Nikki Fink passed away…condolences & heartfelt love to her mom & dad Yvonne & Gary Bowman, her boy Xander, and her partner Adam. She was surrounded by friends and family…. Here was the post last week bout Nikki. Cynthia Elliot (Adam’s mom) is in Seattle with the family… Dearest Nikki ~ You were a  Continue Reading


Going to Turin, Italy…

Posted on October 17, 2010 at 10:06 pm, by

Remember Madden, who ran Steps restaurant for years in Friday Harbor? He has a place over on Orcas now (the Quilted Pig), and he was chosen to go to Italy next week – here’s more from Linda & Maureen with the local Slow Food movement: Hi Ian – Yes, Madden’s going as our Land &  Continue Reading

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