SAN JUAN CALENDAR

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Phonathon’s next week, but you can donate now!

Posted on October 14, 2009 at 1:17 pm, by

Look – I’ll make this easy for ya. Just go to the Schools Foundation webpage (it’s here: http://www.sjpsf.org/) and look on the left side at that button that says “Donate Now!” Click it, then check your home budget & see how much you can spare. Or wait till next week when the Phone-A-Thon folks call.  Continue Reading

Sports update….

Posted on October 13, 2009 at 11:38 pm, by

• The Wolverine volleyball team made visiting Shoreline Christian sit up & notice last night in one of the more exciting games of the season, losing 3-0 but with each game a close one: 29-27, 25-23, 25-22. Co-captain Jenny Gustafson says the spirit of the team is high. “We’ve had a lot of changes –  Continue Reading

Business updates….

Posted on October 13, 2009 at 1:25 am, by

What’s going on around Town and on the island: • The San Juan Island Community Events Calendar just added a new part… this should really help event planners as they figure out where to hold their show: The link from the community calendar listing alternate meeting spaces is officially live: http://www.sanjuancalendar.com/planners.php. You can also get  Continue Reading

Election Forum…tonight!

Posted on October 13, 2009 at 12:54 am, by

Susan from the League of Women Voters tells me the forum is tonight – I’ll be there, and I hope you are, too! Here’s the deal: League of Women Voters Offers General Election Forum The League of Women Voters has scheduled the 2009 General Election Candidate Forum for Tuesday, October 13 from 7 to 9  Continue Reading

Happy birthday, Paul…

Posted on October 13, 2009 at 12:03 am, by

Yep, it’s Paul Simon’s today…so here’s vid of him & Willie Nelson singing Homeward Bound…and happy birthday, Paul!

Open sewing….

Posted on October 13, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

When Kay Kohler told me she & the kids have “open sewing” going on at the high school tech building each Tuesday from 3-4:30pm, I wondered what the deal was – she says anyone is welcome to drop in: they have 8 new Babylock sewing machines from a Gates Grant, so they do mending and  Continue Reading

Married last summer….

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 10:08 pm, by

My good friend Nancy Raichlen and I were visiting about how nicely her daughter Holly’s wedding had gone last summer, and we agreed it would be nice to tell you a little about it. It was, of course, during the summer in August (Holly’s a teacher) – here’s the scoop: Holly Raichlen and Ryan Wehner  Continue Reading

Coming to the island….

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 5:49 pm, by

Set to Pearl Jam, here is a video that was put together by Scott & Mirva from EdgeCurve (here’s more about Scott’s company) about getting here…see if you see your house:

The Safety Fair was great!

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 3:15 am, by

Fire Marshal Bob Low and the fire department’s Carolyn Hudson both told me the Safety Fair was the biggest & best yet…and they weren’t the only ones. Every mom & dad I got a chance to talk to said it was awesome, with all the activities & presentations, as well as the positive way that  Continue Reading

Autumn on Argyle Street…

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 3:09 am, by

The colors were bright this weekend as the cooler weather slips across western Washington….

Art photography….

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 3:07 am, by

That’s the tables in the Naked Bean in the early morning Sunday sun this past weekend…right before the rush.

Cool office spaces for rent….

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 3:02 am, by

Just a little note if you’re looking for good office space – over at Guard Electric, Melissa & Frankie Guard have a couple of 600-sq ft spots open, for $600/month (plus the usual triple-net for utilities) with the first month free. Close to town, close to the tiedown part of the airport, close to Bakery  Continue Reading

Sports update….

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 2:55 am, by

Let’s catch up  a bit here: • The football guys had an easy time a week ago with Seattle Lutheran, winning 56-0, then traveled to Lynden Christian last Friday for a draw at 20-20, which was settled in overtime when they made a field goal for the 23-20 win. The Lyncs come here on the  Continue Reading

Sara Williams brings her book over….

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 2:55 am, by

It was cool that Orcas Island’s Sara Williams was over this weekend at Harbor Books, hawking her new book…you may remember her 2004 book, The Don Juan Con, was picked up by Paramount Pictures. Here’s her website – check her out & support your local authors! Especially the good ones!

You can join the trials….

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 2:44 am, by

On Saturday I ran into Rebecca Barnard & asked her how her new job – selling her invention, Limba Slim & related products – is going. She says it’s going great, and there’s this chance to participate – but you gotta sign up this week, ’cause it starts Friday. Here’s more: Free Weight Loss, Fitness  Continue Reading

Now, THAT's dessert….

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 2:36 am, by

Got a chance to have dinner at Duck Soup Inn last Friday, and yes, the halibut & scallops were good! We also checked out this for dessert: a little bitty pumpkin, baked, with spice cake & whipped creme & a caramel sauce (I think that’s what it was) over it. Gretchen & the folks at  Continue Reading

Now, THAT’s dessert….

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 2:36 am, by

Got a chance to have dinner at Duck Soup Inn last Friday, and yes, the halibut & scallops were good! We also checked out this for dessert: a little bitty pumpkin, baked, with spice cake & whipped creme & a caramel sauce (I think that’s what it was) over it. Gretchen & the folks at  Continue Reading

Columbus Day…keep the whole picture in focus

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 1:57 am, by

When I saw comedian Dick Gregory a few years ago, he asked someone in the audience if he could borrow their car keys for a moment. They gave him their keys, and he said, “Cool! Now I get to keep your car!” The person said, “Wait, that’s my car! You can’t steal it!” and Dick  Continue Reading

Passing…

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 1:29 am, by

It was great to see Mr. Jensen’s smiling face last month at his 95th birthday celebration on September 18th, and to see how many people loved & admired him…I just got this note from his granddaughter Alisa this morning: Nourdine Jensen passed away at Island Hospital on Sunday, October 11th, 2009.  He died peacefully with  Continue Reading

He's on our side…

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 12:05 am, by

Pretty easy to tell which team FHHS senior tennis player Westin Hedin plays for & roots for….

He’s on our side…

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 12:05 am, by

Pretty easy to tell which team FHHS senior tennis player Westin Hedin plays for & roots for….

About the swine flu, here in the County & on our island…

Posted on October 10, 2009 at 12:35 am, by

I’d have to say this swine flu business got my attention about three weeks ago when my sister-in-law told me that my five-year-old niece had contracted swine flu, but got treatment in time & everything worked out fine. That was in Alabama, but when I checked in with my son in college in Colorado, he  Continue Reading

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