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And a good night was had by all….

Posted on February 4, 2010 at 12:41 am, by

A good-sized crowd sat in on Harry Manx’s show last night at the Community Theatre, and he did a super job of offering up a spell-binding evening of great music…he can make those guitars sing! So, to start your day, here’s a song for you from Harry (you’ll recognize it!):


Posted on February 4, 2010 at 12:17 am, by

It’s a sad thing to lose your brother…Ellen Johnson has lost hers. Here’s the rest of the story: Kurt Daniel Johnson (April 16, 1959 ~ January 20, 2010) was born and raised in the community of Ballard in Seattle Washington.  His love for the outdoors began with time spent at the family cabin on Lake  Continue Reading

An artist at heart….

Posted on February 4, 2010 at 12:00 am, by

It was cool to run into Leah Altman last night – she showed me this double-breasted blue coat that she made from scratch. Pretty awesome…way to go, Leah!


Posted on February 3, 2010 at 7:19 pm, by

Just got this flash from Seanene at the Village at the Harbour: Betty Bruce celebrated her 96th birthday today! Betty has lived at Village at the Harbour since April 2008. Her brilliant smile is contagious and she fills our hearts with love each day.  Happy Birthday, Betty! Love, The staff and residents at the Village

The other ground hog day….

Posted on February 2, 2010 at 11:01 pm, by

The other day (like, November), my friend Pam asked me if I liked scary movies. I asked her, “Like what?” And she responded with the usual – Friday the Thirteenth, Jack the Ripper, Ghostbusters (you know, the part with the Stay Puft Marshmallow dude at the end). I told her, yeah, spooky stuff, but the  Continue Reading

Father/Daughter Dance…it’s this week!

Posted on February 2, 2010 at 10:01 pm, by

It’s a cool deal – papas on the island can take their favorite girls (or girls!) out for the evening at the Father/Daughter Dance this Friday at the Mullis Center, sponsored by Island Rec. This is the fifth year of the event (I got to DJ the first couple with my son Shay & it  Continue Reading


Posted on February 2, 2010 at 8:15 pm, by

Leah Lawson tells me the celebration of life for Richard Lawson is this Saturday at one…his passing at the age of 66 has been a big shock to this community, and he is much missed. Here’s more: Richard Lee Lawson was born September 30, 1944 in Friday Harbor WA to Gilbert and Geraldine Lawson. Richard  Continue Reading

You & me, baby….

Posted on February 2, 2010 at 6:41 pm, by

Thought you’d like this song by the Dave Mathews Band….nice Valentine to ya, & yours….

Harry is coming to town…

Posted on February 2, 2010 at 12:01 am, by

I sure like Harry Manx’s music, and I’ll bet you will, too – he’s playing Wednesday at the Community Theatre. Here’s more about him (including some of his songs) & here’s the scoop on tickets & such.

Island notes….

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 3:23 am, by

It was a great weekend, with lots of little things afoot… • Just got this note from Lenore – wahoo! Jacob Seiler’s parents are proud to announce his engagement to Pamella Correia Sanches of Brazil.  Jacob has been traveling and working in Brazil for the past 9 months.  His parents are John Stamey and Lenore  Continue Reading

FHHS girls & boys win in basketball this weekend…prep for Tuesday at Orcas

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 2:36 am, by

Picking up a couple…the two varsity teams won both Friday & Saturday, including a tough game for the girls against tough Darrington, which ended with the Wolverines controlling the middle & winning by 22. Friday Harbor heads over to Orcas on Tuesday as the league-leading girls hope to stay on top, while the boys continue  Continue Reading

In other basketball action…

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 2:15 am, by

Up & coming…it was fun to see the younger girls play on Sunday in Island Rec’s winter league. These pictures are by FHHS junior Maggie Anderson, who hardly missed a shot Friday night (she scored 26) & got some good ones here, too.

A call for inspiration….

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 12:46 am, by

Liz Illg has more: The San Juan Islands Scenic Byway and San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau Announce: Invitation to attend a Public Workshop and A Call for Inspiration The public is invited to attend a community workshop on the development of a corridor management plan (CMP) for the San Juan Islands Scenic Byway. A CMP  Continue Reading

Harry Manx!

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 12:12 am, by

My good friend Ryan Browne was sending this note around to folks to tell us what a good idea tonight’s show is. Harry Manx is the real deal…hope you can work it in. Here’s more from Ryan: “For once, it is accurate to say that an artist is truly unique. You will remember his performance  Continue Reading

Spelling Bee…today!

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am, by

Mike Close has the details for this afternoon’s event: The 2010 Friday Harbor Community Spelling Bee will be held at the San Juan Community Theatre on Tuesday, February 2, at 3:30 p.m. The annual contest is sponsored by the Rotary Club of the San Juan Islands, and features 4th through 8th grade classroom champions from  Continue Reading

New stuff….

Posted on January 29, 2010 at 5:23 pm, by

A friend of mine once said she hoped I could see each day as new, so I tried to that today…here’s some new things around town: • Over at the Naked Bean, Kaia has hired Anna (she’s the coordinator at the co-op), and it’s good to see the tradition of hiring friendly, smiling people remains  Continue Reading

J1 (that’s Ruffles, baby) swims by…

Posted on January 29, 2010 at 1:30 am, by

J pod was here earlier this week, as you can see in this amazing photo by Mark Malleson from Victoria…if you’d like to see a much bigger, much cooler picture – click here. Mark works with Prince of Whales in BC – thanks, Mark!

Fun to see the kids….

Posted on January 29, 2010 at 1:22 am, by

You know, there’s a lot to like about the way Mari is running Pazzo Vivo these days, from the food to the service to the focus she’s putting on having entertainment most nights there. I’ve been to the last couple of open mikes, and I like that there is a wide range of folks performing,  Continue Reading

Island talk…

Posted on January 29, 2010 at 1:11 am, by

This is what folks are talking about this morning…. • I checked with the school district Thursday morning & discovered the school board offered Rick Thompson the superintendent job here on Wednesday night. Cool… I like curriculum guys, and I thought Rick presented himself as articulate & thoughtful with a heart on Tuesday night when  Continue Reading


Posted on January 29, 2010 at 12:12 am, by

Peggy Long just told me that her mom just passed away at the Convalescent Center – I’m glad she’s sharing this with all of us, and best wishes & sympathy to you, Peggy in this difficult time. Here’s more: Jule E. McElvain (August 19, 1928 – January 17, 2010), of Friday Harbor, Washington passed away  Continue Reading

Around the island….

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 12:01 am, by

What a week we’ve had….starting with spring weather in January, and carrying on from there… • It’s not surprising to hear that islander Jim Maya went out with Western Prince & Ivan yesterday…the trick is – that’s in San Diego. Capt. Jim & Capt. Ivan saw zillions of dolphins off THAT coast… • There is a  Continue Reading

Another FHHS grad does good…

Posted on January 27, 2010 at 11:05 pm, by

I’ve been wondering what Cal & Mary Karen Ryan’s son Tyler has been up to – the FHHS graduate (’01) attended Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where he earned both his degree & masters, and now has embarked on an exciting project in Portland, which includes the head-writer of The Laramie Project. Tyler was one  Continue Reading

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