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Not just orcas around here….

Posted on June 15, 2009 at 2:58 pm, by

This past weekend we had a lot of visitors to the island for graduation and for the sunny weather, but we also had a humpback whale on the west side of the island, as you can see.  – 00 -

PeaceHealth CEO coming here…

Posted on June 15, 2009 at 2:51 pm, by

Looks like Jim Barnhart is moving here from Florence, Oregon for the planning stages of the new hospital…here’s more from the Siuslaw News. -00-

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Posted on June 14, 2009 at 8:39 pm, by

It is not the writer’s task to answer questions but to question answers. Edward Abbey

Killer Whale Tales goes great…

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 2:51 pm, by

Debbi Fincher reports, from the elementary school: Just a quick follow-up on the amazing Killer Whale Tales program FHES students enjoyed today. This is an orca (killer whale) skull casting from a young transient female which Jeff Hogan shared with the kids. Another surprise happened when Erin of San Juan Excursions gave out a “free  Continue Reading

Up in the air…

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 12:37 pm, by

Loren & Dan & the folks at Westwind Aviation have trained tons of folks around here to fly, and they are now adding to their fleet – here’s more: Westwind Aviation, which provides air charter, flight training and scenic flights here in Friday Harbor, has added a twin engine Cessna 303 to their air charter  Continue Reading

The Dog Park rocks!

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 12:24 pm, by

Ever since the Dog Park opened last year, it’s been well-used & has become one of the more popular places in town. Here’s an update for the Update from Lori Stokes: New Island Dog Park is Rousing Success! Last fall, a wonderful new addition to our island opened:  Eddie & Friends Dog Park. It has  Continue Reading

Sailing & racing…

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm, by

Patrick Pillsbury reports: Art Lohrey (San Juan Classic Day Sailing) is organizing Friday night races (sailboat) on the waterfront.  Today is the first one.  Anyone interested in sailing their boat or wishing to crew on one of Art’s, should call 298-4007.  This is a low-stakes, minimally competitive venue.  Starting gun is 5:30 pm, call for  Continue Reading

Sailing & racing…

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm, by

Patrick Pillsbury reports: Art Lohrey (San Juan Classic Day Sailing) is organizing Friday night races (sailboat) on the waterfront.  Today is the first one.  Anyone interested in sailing their boat or wishing to crew on one of Art’s, should call 298-4007.  This is a low-stakes, minimally competitive venue.  Starting gun is 5:30 pm, call for  Continue Reading

New paint jobs around town…

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 12:14 pm, by

Whoa! Did you see the new paint job Aaron & the folks at the Palace Theatre put on – looks good! Along with Be Chic Boutique’s new paint (that’s the former Dominique’s Clothing), that side of the street is looking pretty cheerful & bright. Way to go, you guys!

Check out Brandy's beads….

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 12:07 pm, by

One of the nice things about summer at Roche Harbor is visiting the artists’ booths there between the hotel & the market…last weekend, Brandy Ballard was there with her lampwork beads and other jewelry, as well as wearable art she’s offering this summer… be sure & tell her you saw her here!

Check out Brandy’s beads….

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 12:07 pm, by

One of the nice things about summer at Roche Harbor is visiting the artists’ booths there between the hotel & the market…last weekend, Brandy Ballard was there with her lampwork beads and other jewelry, as well as wearable art she’s offering this summer… be sure & tell her you saw her here!

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Posted on June 12, 2009 at 9:26 am, by

Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. Elizabeth Stone

Skagit Valley College graduates Class of 2009

Posted on June 11, 2009 at 2:58 pm, by

Thursday afternoon the San Juan Center extension of Skagit Valley College graduated seven students as its Class of 2009. With graduation remarks by teacher Catherine Barnhart and class speaker Laura Chorba (who sang it, like you knew she would), the ceremony was heartfelt & warm & a testimony to the energy the students put into  Continue Reading

Adding on….

Posted on June 11, 2009 at 11:51 am, by

Looks like the Lime Kiln Cafe at Roche Harbor expects to be completed with its expansion by the end of the month or sooner. The wood-floored addition looks really good (I peeked through the window) and will increase the overall floor space to 75% more of its original size.

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Posted on June 11, 2009 at 10:01 am, by

The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we all belong. Thomas Berry

The killer whales dropped by….

Posted on June 11, 2009 at 9:53 am, by

When Josie & I dropped by to see Bob Otis at Lime Kiln Lighthouse on Sunday, he told us the killer whales hadn’t been by for a while (see the calendar above, which his study posts at the lighthouse) in his study area, which is the area you can see from the lighthouse. Bob’s been  Continue Reading

Victoria to begin treating waste – wahoo!

Posted on June 11, 2009 at 8:18 am, by

You know, Gordy Peterson made it an issue in his campaign last year, and it’s been a bone of contention for years between the US (that would be us, here, on this island) and Victoria: They have dumped untreated raw sewage into the ocean since the city was started over 150 years ago. Well, the  Continue Reading

Get full price….

Posted on June 11, 2009 at 7:21 am, by

Some call it haggling, some call it negotiating, but you know the game…check this:

Make-A-Wish kid goes whale-watching….

Posted on June 10, 2009 at 11:30 pm, by

Erin at San Juan Excursions tells me that the Make-A-Foundation has selected them to take Colin (the kid above) out to see the killer whales. Apparently, he is the 4000th child to receive his wish from the Seattle chapter, and he’ll be on island the 26th of June to take the trip. Congrats to him,  Continue Reading

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Posted on June 10, 2009 at 2:38 pm, by

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King Jr.

Whales on the loose…

Posted on June 10, 2009 at 1:59 pm, by

Great as it is to see the orcas when they are around, it’s even more fun to see them when they are playing & splashing around… I love the way Sandy Buckley catches them in action. Here are more of her pictures…you’ll love ‘em. -oo-

Whale Wars 2 – 1.2 million people watched…

Posted on June 10, 2009 at 1:53 pm, by

Based in Friday Harbor, Paul Watson & his outfit are getting some viewers on TV – here’s more from Traci at Sea Shepherd: Whale Wars Season 2 Premier Wins Top Ranking in the US Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd crew featured in Whale Wars had nearly 1.2 million viewers for the Season Two  Continue Reading

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