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On a sunny Sunday…

Posted on June 13, 2010 at 11:37 pm, by

Jim Maya caught J30 in the air yesterday on a sunny day on the water.

Two grads in the family….

Posted on June 13, 2010 at 10:32 am, by

This spring Shirley Hart & her daughter Mariko were both headed for graduation – Shirley wrapped up her nursing studies, graduated from nursing school in March, and passed her NCLEX exam, so she’s now a licensed RN (that stands for “registered nurse” or “really cool nurse,” I’m not sure. Probably both.) Meanwhile, Mariko just graduated  Continue Reading

Island news…..

Posted on June 11, 2010 at 9:28 am, by

Let’s see what’s up around here….. • Today (Friday) is the last filing day for candidates for this year’s elections, and the  sheriff’s race has grown by one – Brad Fincher announced he’s running, bringing the number of announced candidates to four (Lopez’s Rob Nou, and San Juan Island’s Felix Menjivar and Brent Johnson.) After  Continue Reading

Graduation thoughts

Posted on June 11, 2010 at 8:52 am, by

That’s the Class of ’10…. Yesterday’s graduation ceremony at Skagit Valley College-San Juan Center was touching, inspiring, and as is often the case at graduation time, a testament to the power of islanders who knuckle down and make good things happen for themselves, their families, and their community. The Class of 2010 features eight grads:  Continue Reading

Celebration of new ministry…

Posted on June 11, 2010 at 8:25 am, by

David Bentley wanted to let you & me know that St. David’s ceremony to install their new priest (who has been here the last couple of weeks) is next week – here’s more: Celebration of New Ministry The Right Reverend Gregory H. Rickel, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, will join the congregation of  Continue Reading

Learning to look, and looking to learn….

Posted on June 11, 2010 at 12:55 am, by

I ran into Tory at Ann Walbert’s place on the Artists’ Tour & she told me about this series of three evenings she’s put together…and it sounds pretty amazing. Here’s the writeup from the Library, where the presentations take place…pretty sure you’ll dig this: Join artist and educator Tory Raggett to learn about 20th Century  Continue Reading

Writing contest for kids…Be Kind to Animals!

Posted on June 10, 2010 at 11:37 pm, by

Tawny from the Animal Shelter has a chance for the kids to do some writing as school’s over…here’s more: APS-FH “Be Kind to Animals” Writing Contest In celebration of the 95th Annual National celebration of BE KIND TO ANIMALS Week and Month, the Animal Protection Society Friday Harbor announces their first BE KIND TO ANIMALS  Continue Reading

The Islanders Bank Celebrity Golf Classic was great!

Posted on June 9, 2010 at 9:05 pm, by

You know, it’s happened every year since the early 1990s, and each year has a different feel to it. This year’s event was blessed with the best weather in ages – sunny & warm all day Saturday, into the warm evening. You could tell by the end of the day Saturday that the teams of  Continue Reading

Devorah on the mend…

Posted on June 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm, by

I checked in with everybody’s favorite fireball of a singer, Devorah, the other day to see what her summer looks like, and she has a few surprises, as well as a wonderful achievement – getting her music presented with a symphony. Here’s what’s up: Q. Good to get a chance to visit with you. I  Continue Reading

Fun at the Celebrity Golf Classic….

Posted on June 9, 2010 at 5:32 pm, by

Chance Earle sent me some pictures from last weekend’s event, with her team….it was a great & sunny day!

Around the island….

Posted on June 9, 2010 at 1:53 am, by

Man, there’s a lot going on….let’s check in & check it out: • This is the year you’ll do it: If you want to perform at the County Fair in August, you need to fill out an application & get it in…here’s the page. See ya on stage! And…this year the Clumsy Lovers are playing!  Continue Reading

Helping with the oil spill….

Posted on June 9, 2010 at 12:05 am, by

There’s been a general feeling of helplessness about that spill (or more correctly, gusher) in the Gulf amongst folks here on San Juan Island….what can we do? Well, my friends Simon (sixth grade next year) & Lilah (first grade) have a pretty good idea – bring your old used nylons over to Compost-It on Nichols  Continue Reading

Good music….

Posted on June 7, 2010 at 6:48 pm, by

Sitting here, listening to Enso’s EP The Axioms, I find myself wishing you could hear it, too. One of those things…I keep the album in the mix of what I listen to during the day, partly because I like to hear it, partly hoping that the creativity that went into it will somehow rub off  Continue Reading

The Marathon – a good run!

Posted on June 7, 2010 at 6:04 pm, by

This past weekend’s San Juan Island Marathon was another smoothly run affair that brought nearly 250 runners and their support teams to the island for a nice run around the island. This year’s race featured a nice contingent of local runners mixed with mostly folks from off-island. I’ve always thought this is a great shoulder-season  Continue Reading

A poem for you….

Posted on June 7, 2010 at 5:28 pm, by

A poem for the day for you….. I Have News for You by Tony Hoagland There are people who do not see a broken playground swing as a symbol of ruined childhood and there are people who don’t interpret the behavior of a fly in a motel room as a mocking representation of their thought  Continue Reading

Around the island….

Posted on June 7, 2010 at 8:49 am, by

Sunny days ahead…. • The Pavillion at Roche Harbor was packed last night with folks who came by to wish Lori Holforty well…there was music (the Jesus Chords) & an auction (way to go, auctioneer Boo Boo & all the people who donated!) & great food (awesome job, Bill Shaw & the crew) and a  Continue Reading

It’s a new year for Club Mud…with a blast from the past

Posted on June 7, 2010 at 7:42 am, by

Towards the end of this month, it’s time for Leisha Holmes’ Club Mud workshops for kids…these have been going for years, as you can tell by the pictures here. So, for fun, I put together some photos from past years that I got from Leisha, which include some kids who are sophs & juniors in  Continue Reading

Movin’ on….

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 5:11 pm, by

The big house move was today, as Lynn Danaher & Nickel Brothers moved that house from Franck Street the back way past the elementary school, onto Argyle Street (where these pictures were shot) to the spot next to the Surina Business Park which will be its new home.

Barbershop Bonanza this weekend

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 4:04 pm, by

Jan at the Theatre wanted you to know: Sweet Harmonies on the Whittier stage June 6 The popular Barbershop Bonanza returns to the San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, June 6 at 2:00 p.m. Off-island crooners and our own homegrown singers, including hosts Island Chordsmen Plus, will fill the stage in the finale of this  Continue Reading

What’s going on ’round the island….

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 9:17 am, by

• Hey, Monique Woodward‘s 40th birthday is this week! Happy birthday, Mo! • On the Artists’ Studio Tour this weekend: Music! I heard Kate Schuman is playing from 11am-2pm at Mary McCulloch’s on Sunday, and that Amanda Brast is playing classical guitar from 1-2pm at Laurie Burns’ studio on Saturday. Here’s a map of the  Continue Reading

The Marine Mammal Stranding Network needs you….

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 12:01 am, by

Amy is looking for a few good volunteers…. The San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network (SJCMMSN) is currently recruiting volunteers on all islands in preparation for the upcoming stranding season.   Members of the Network respond to calls on both live and dead marine mammals that come ashore or wash up on local beaches. Amy  Continue Reading

Today’s little story…

Posted on June 3, 2010 at 9:34 am, by

Every so often, the expression “can’t see the forest for the trees” kinda hits me over the head as I get caught up the day’s details. The worst, of course, is when I think I have my act together & I can prove it intellectually. Here’s one of my favorite stories: The Lone Ranger and  Continue Reading

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