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Earthquake to the north: 7.7 & tsunami advisory….

Posted on October 27, 2012 at 11:19 pm, by

I’m gonna post this link which tells us there was a massive, damage-causing earthquake this evening near Haida Gwaii (the former Queen Charlotte Islands) that’s been measured at 7.7 or so….the link will continue to be updated (that’s why I’m putting it here for you), so we can keep track what’s happening with our friends  Continue Reading

Business planning….

Posted on October 27, 2012 at 12:04 pm, by

EDC offers FREE workshop on business planning and financing The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a FREE half-day workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on San Juan Island, on Monday, October 29, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  The business and financing workshop course material will be presented by James McCafferty, of  Continue Reading

Know your island!

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm, by

Eileen always sends these good ideas….and this is a great one for tomorrow: Know Your Island Hike  Saturday, Oct. 27, 1-4 p.m., at San Juan County Park.  Meet Dona Wuthnow, Director of County Parks, to walk San Juan County Park and learn about its cultural and natural history highlights. The hike will feature the newly  Continue Reading

Meet with Rich….

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 4:27 pm, by

Football game at Lynden Christian on the radio tonight!

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm, by

Just heard from Mike Martin: Please let your readers know that Tyla McKay and I will be announcing tonight’s FHHS Wolverines’ game. The Ace Hardware Pregame show starts at 5:45 with kickoff at 6:00. In town they can listen @ 1650am and online at THANKS!

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Morning song….Pachebel’s Canon in D

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 9:37 am, by

This always makes the morning just a little better, don’t you think?


Today on the island….

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 9:19 am, by

Let’s check to see what’s up…. • The ferry terminal is open to vehicles on Orcas today, after being closed most of the week – here’s the scoop from WSF: The Orcas Island Terminal will open to vehicles and take traffic beginning with the 10:35 a.m. departure from Anacortes. The 11:35 a.m. departure from Friday  Continue Reading



Posted on October 26, 2012 at 8:22 am, by

Frankenstein Opens New Readers Theatre at SJCT Nick Dear’s haunting version of Frankenstein opens San Juan Community Theatre’s new FREE readers theatre series on Friday and Saturday, October 26-27 and appropriately, Wednesday, October 31. The series, On Book, is the brainchild of Artistic Director Susan Williams and features island actors reading new, classic and prize-winning  Continue Reading


Report: The regatta was great!

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 6:29 am, by

The regatta was a couple of weekends ago, and it went well – here’s more from Ron DiCristina (thanks, Ron!): Friday Harbor Sailing Club’s sixth annual Fred Hoeppner (formally Mitchell Bay) International Regatta was held October 13-14, 2012 out on the west side of San Juan Island. This year, it was an exciting two day race that  Continue Reading


The ninjas are coming! It’s this Sunday at the Community Theatre!

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 6:21 am, by

Remember Pat & Stella who used to work with Zip San Juan? They just saw this show a couple of weeks ago on Whidbey Island, and said it was awesome & not to miss it. Here’s the scoop from Jan Bollwinkel-Smith: Ancient mystics, kung-faux ninjas and acrobats join together for a one-of-a-kind show on the  Continue Reading


Workshop: Inner Journey Adventure for Teen Girls, with Deb Langhans

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 6:16 am, by

Since this Friday, 10/26, is the deadline for registering for the Inner Journey Adventure for Teen Girls workshop, I figured I’d better find out more about for you – here’s more about what it’s all about:  Q. Hey, Deb! I know you’ll be offering the first “Inner Journey Adventure for Teen Girls” on Sunday, November 4th.  Continue Reading

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This Is Our Town: Mary Kate Panaro & MKate Design

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 6:02 am, by

Tim Dustrude continues his series with photos & stories about people around the island – here’s more about my good friend & colleague Mary Kate ( Mary Kate Panaro moved here to the island in 2000 after hearing great things about it from her good friend Sharon. As many of us do, she worked in a  Continue Reading

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Around the island…

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 5:47 am, by

Nice soaking of the island yesterday afternoon, hey – and the days move closer to Daylight Savings Time as we slide into the season….let’s see what’s going on around San Juan Island: • Janet Thomas took her inner exploration of the nature of grief & the chances it opens up for growth to new levels in  Continue Reading


Where’s Waldo….?

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 9:31 am, by

I love the photos that Alex has taken, and her observations from her blog Notes From The Kelp….see if YOU can see her cat in the photo she posts in the article here. (Thanks, Alex!) There’s camouflage & if you can’t see the cat, it’s catouflage.

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The Peace of Wild Things

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 6:30 am, by

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and  Continue Reading

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This Is Our Town: Eddie Williams & The San Juan Hot Shop

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 5:25 am, by

Tim Dustrude continues his series with photos & stories about people around the island – here’s more about Eddie: Eddie Williams, ladies and gentlemen, from the San Juan Hot Shop and Flavor Emporium. You want something good and tasty with a bit of zing to add to your favorite food? Well then you need to go see  Continue Reading

This weekend….

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:28 pm, by

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This Is Our Town: The San Juan Pasta Company

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 10:25 am, by

Tim Dustrude continues his series with photos & stories about people around the island – here’s more about the good folks at San Juan Pasta: These are the people who make the magic happen at the San Juan Pasta Company (well most of them anyway – I guess one of them was in California this week). On  Continue Reading


San Juan Island….all around….

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 8:13 am, by

Checking in with you….let’s see what’s up: • The Chameleons have two shows this weekend! They report: Come on out and join The Chameleons for two hot shows at Herb’s this weekend. We’ll be rocking the house with some hot new tunes on Friday and Saturday nights- show starts around 9 or 9:30- let’s get this party  Continue Reading


Guitar at its best…tonight!

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 7:16 am, by

Extreme Guitar Duo at SJCT Friday, October 19 American Keith Knight and Canadian Don Alder, also known as Extreme Guitar Duo, join guitar forces for a high-energy concert on San Juan Community Theatre’s Whittier stage Friday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. Alder combines fingerpicking with simultaneous percussion on the soundboard while Knight showcases his versatility  Continue Reading

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Music in the morning: “Sweet Baby James” with the McCarrivick Sisters

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 5:15 am, by

You can sing along with Laura & Charlotte (yup, they’re English & they’ll surprise you), to get your day going:

What’s up…..!

Posted on October 17, 2012 at 10:34 am, by

Let’s take a peek at things ’round here: • Hey, remember that cat who was lost? Nia reports he came home: Ian,  Thank you so much for your help and concern about my lost cat, Poster. He must have put his kitty helmet on before jumping out of a car speeding down Roche Harbor Road  Continue Reading

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