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The Hyak is back Friday morning…

Posted on July 30, 2010 at 9:52 am, by

Yesterday I needed to go to SeaTac to take Shay back to school in Boulder (he’s setting up his house & jobs & all that before Naropa starts in three weeks). We got up, put the car in line for the 8 something ferry, and went to the Rocky Bay Café for a bite…and then  Continue Reading

Bits of this & that…

Posted on July 29, 2010 at 7:23 am, by

Around the island… • Dilys from the Friends of the San Juan Island Library says they could use a hand with the Book Sale this weekend: If you would like to help with setting up on Friday or clearing up on Saturday we’d be grateful.  Sign up sheets for various tasks are now ready at  Continue Reading

The Adventuress is here Saturday….come aboard!

Posted on July 29, 2010 at 12:17 am, by

Zoë from Sound Experience says the vessel is here this weekend: Public Day Sail aboard schooner Adventuress on Saturday, July 31, 1-4pm Departs Friday Harbor Marina, San Juan Island – Join us for an afternoon of sailing aboard a 1913 historic wooden tall ship! The schooner Adventuress is a National Historic Landmark vessel and recently  Continue Reading

Morning song….

Posted on July 29, 2010 at 12:07 am, by

When you wake up to JT & Yo Yo Ma, then your day’s off to a good start:

They’re back!

Posted on July 28, 2010 at 11:32 am, by

People loved him here in ’06 – and now he’s back this weekend. Here’s more about Alpha Yaya Diallo from Jan at the Community Theatre: World Beat Master Returns to Friday Harbor From his dexterous acoustic and electric guitar playing to his fluid melodic lines and compelling grooves, Alpha Yaya Diallo brings a dynamic World  Continue Reading

Around the island…

Posted on July 28, 2010 at 8:36 am, by

• Sandy Buckley is on a roll – check out her work on her site at Noted Occasions… and she’s still taking awesome whale pictures, too. • I know you saw Tabby’s pictures & story from the Fly-In below – Fred from the San Juan Pilots Association has more on the group’s webpage. • I  Continue Reading

How small will computers get?

Posted on July 28, 2010 at 7:48 am, by

I know you’ve been watching, and so have I….this may be a visionary presentation about where it’s all headed.

TED Talk: Jacqueline Novogratz: A third way to think about aid

Posted on July 28, 2010 at 6:50 am, by

You’ve noticed that there are zillions of places holding fundraisers and trying to raise money for a variety of worthwhile causes… no place is hurting more Africa and the Indian subcontinent area. I really like the approach that Jacqueline Novogratz takes to take on the challenges that poverty brings to people, and to their spirit.  Continue Reading

Rob rocks!

Posted on July 28, 2010 at 6:34 am, by

Here’s a little backstory on one of the island’s more active musicians: San Juan Island Resident Performing at Satsop Rock Fest The closest musician Rob Simpson ever got to Woodstock was like most of us…in a movie theater.  But, this weekend Rob will get a taste of what it’s like to perform at a big  Continue Reading

Ya gotta get your sports physical….

Posted on July 28, 2010 at 5:35 am, by

Fall sports start in three weeks or so, so it’s time – if you need a physical, it’s only $35 at San Juan HealthCare. Go to to download the form, complete it, and make an appointment during 2-4pm on August 2, 3, 9, or 10th. Payment must be made at the time of service….  Continue Reading

In the news….

Posted on July 27, 2010 at 2:20 pm, by

Tuesday happenings… • Yep, that was Courtney down at San Juan Excursions hanging a sign, so – welcome, baby Layla! Pete & Erin are still in Seattle, and hope to be back on-island at the end of the week. • I saw Kimbell earlier this month at Marketplace & she told me she was flying  Continue Reading

What’s going on!

Posted on July 27, 2010 at 12:56 am, by

Let’s catch up a bit here, shall we…. • Football for kids is just around the corner – here’s more from Cassie Kurtz: Tiger Youth Football starts on Monday, August 2nd. Ages 6 – 14 girls & boys are welcome. Practice starts at 3:00pm at the Elementary School Field on Grover Street. Sign-ups will take  Continue Reading

Meanwhile, over at the Fly-In….

Posted on July 26, 2010 at 10:15 pm, by

Shoot, this was awesome – planes from all generations and from all over, coming to the island for a day for us to see & enjoy them. Tabby Talley took the pictures here, and files this report for the San Juan Update: The first annual Friday Harbor Airport Fly-In was a success! It started at  Continue Reading

The Animal Shelter fundraiser rocks!

Posted on July 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm, by

They hold it every year & it’s great fun…the Animal Shelter (Friday Harbor Animal Protection Society) calls it Wags to Riches. The afternoon & evening featured marimba music, a live & silent auction, dinner & dessert (from the Market Chef), dog presentations, and music & dancing by the Rhythmatics! Josie & I took a few  Continue Reading

Flyin’ high….

Posted on July 26, 2010 at 9:37 am, by

I asked LouAnne Spendiff if she’d send over pictures from her bi-plane ride on Saturday…it was all part of the day’s hugely successful Friday Harbor Fly-In (we’ll have tons more pictures of that later!) She says it was great!

Relay for Life does it again….

Posted on July 26, 2010 at 8:27 am, by

It was this past weekend at the high school track. Folks gathered for this year’s Relay for Life to raise money to give to the American Cancer Society to help fight cancer and find its cure. The energy was high (Josie & I dropped in at the first, in the middle, in the dark, and  Continue Reading

The movement begins: Save Our Bunnies

Posted on July 26, 2010 at 6:34 am, by

People around the island reacted with interest to the news that the Parks Service has decided to shoot the “non-native” rabbits at American Camp…and some have joined to make a movement to protest (and if possible, stop) the action. There is a meeting from 1-3pm tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Mullis Center y the National Park  Continue Reading

Just off Snug Harbor…

Posted on July 24, 2010 at 10:41 am, by

Jim Maya tells me that yesterday he didn’t have to go far – when he took folks out whale watching, the killer whales were just off the marina at Snug Harbor, which is where he operates from. They hung out there most of the day…. At San Juan Safaris, Tristen reports that a couple made  Continue Reading

House price goes down…

Posted on July 23, 2010 at 3:52 pm, by

You’ve been looking to buy a family house (or maybe home office) on the island, and want to be close to the water & town….here’s the one you’ve been looking for. Check it out – only $299K!

Around & about….

Posted on July 23, 2010 at 9:34 am, by

Let’s see what’s going on…. • The Attic Treasures sale is this weekend – here’s more from Jan: Treasures at the PARC July 24 From the Chippendale dining table and chairs that starred in last winter’s play, The Dining Room, to jewelry, golf clubs, a leather bench/ottoman and more, the Community Arts Theatre Society’s (CATS)  Continue Reading

Check out the show at the Community Theatre….

Posted on July 23, 2010 at 8:40 am, by

Jan from the Community Theatre has more… Smugglin’ Fun Opens Friday! Imagine rare and expensive wine floating ashore on the beach.  Add some missing diamonds, measure in two zany couples, a touch of law enforcement and a snoopy neighbor.  Introducing The Connoisseurs, written by Cape San Juan’s Ed Strum and directed by Merritt Olsen, and  Continue Reading

Music around town….

Posted on July 22, 2010 at 8:27 am, by

Looks like folks have a lot going on…this isn’t everything, but here’s what I know about: • Tonight at the Rumor Mill, Avery Adams teams with Shay Byington & Cam Byington as New Latitude with a mix of originals, covers, and just plain good stuff from 8-10pm. • Friday, New Latitude helps the Pepper Mill  Continue Reading

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