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Share the Road!

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 12:24 am, by

It’s coming up next month – here’s the deal from our Trails Committee & Island Rec: “Share the Road” bicycle celebration! A community event on San Juan Island, May 15 The San Juan Island Trails Committee invites all residents and visitors to join us for the first ever “Share the Road” community bicycle celebration on  Continue Reading

Port of call… the Port of Friday Harbor’s Spring Splash gets underway today!

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 8:39 am, by

The Hawaiian Chieftain and the Lady Washington will be offering cruises to the public at 6 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday nights for $35.  Tickets can be purchased through the website at or on the dock by 5:15 prior to departure. Tours of the boats from 4 to 5. It’s all part of the  Continue Reading

Sailing Team Fundraiser! Tonight!

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 7:08 am, by

My friend Abbie wanted you to know about this: Could you please put a note about our San Juan Island Sailing Foundation Team Fundraiser at the Yacht Club tonight (4/27/2010) The doors will open at 6:00 and the dinner will be served from 7:00 till 8:00. There will be some wonderful live music, a no  Continue Reading

The latest from Jess…

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 3:46 am, by

Our old friend Jess Oldwyn will be operated on this morning to remove a tumor from her head. She has her family, friends, boyfriend & most of this island cheering, praying, and otherwise sending her the best of wishes for the best of luck & speedy healing.

Books to read….

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 2:20 am, by

Hey – remember about a month ago or so I asked what books you think every islander should read? Here are the books that people sent in: Amy Wynn suggested: 1.  Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” 2.  Mary Kalbert’s “Reflections on Life in the San Juan Islands” nice little familiar island vignettes. 3.  Continue Reading

A harbor we didn’t know was there…

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 2:09 am, by

Here’s a poem for the day, for you as you continue to wait for your dreams to open themselves to you: It’s the dream we carry that something wondrous will happen that it must happen – time will open hearts will open doors will open mountains will open spring will gush forth from the ground  Continue Reading

Around here, around there…

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 10:19 am, by

Let’s see what’s up: • You know Manya – you’ve seen her selling her jewelry at Farmers’ Market on Saturdays – she just became a grandmother! Here’s more: Ebony and Kirsten Pickard are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Manya Eilena Pickard, born at 10:10pm April 20th in Port Townsend, Washington.  She weighed  Continue Reading

TED: Learning from kids, listening to kids, and growing….

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 10:07 am, by

Twelve-year old Adora Svitak addresses the topic: What adults can learn from kids. Dig it!

The grant cycle begins…

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 10:03 am, by

Susan over at the Community Foundation says it’s time to get your requests in: San Juan Island Community Foundation Accepting Applications for 2010 Grant Cycle The San Juan Island Community Foundation is accepting applications for the 2010 grant cycle. Completed applications must be postmarked or received no later than June 1, 2010. The Community Foundation  Continue Reading

Thanks for saving his boat….

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 2:06 am, by

You heard about the fire early Sunday morning over at Jensen’s Shipyard…here’s a note from Matt (he’s presently in Alaska, fishing), commending our firefighters for a job well done: I would like to express my most sincere gratitude to the Fire Department for saving my commercial fishing boat, Satisfaction, during the fire at Jensen’s Shipyard  Continue Reading

Where to eat dinner on the fourth de Mayo….

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 12:04 am, by

The cooking classes at FHHS are at it again – this is gonna be great! See ya there!

Spring Splash! Sixty years at the Port!

Posted on April 25, 2010 at 7:23 pm, by

The folks down at the Port are putting on the party – you come on down! Here’s more from the Port: Port of Friday Harbor hosts Spring Splash at Spring Street Landing (The Clock Dock) Celebrating the Port of Friday Harbor’s 60th Anniversary & Opening Day of Boating Season Tuesday April 27, 4-8pm, Wednesday April  Continue Reading

Get your best pix on The Whale Museum’s calendar!

Posted on April 25, 2010 at 10:28 am, by

Send your pictures to Julie & Jenny! Here’s more: Photo Contest for the Southern Resident Orca Calendar The Whale Museum is holding its 1st Annual Photo Contest for its Southern Resident Orca Calendar. The 16-month collectible calendar is for 2010-2011. Contest chairperson Julie Corey noted this calendar will help connect people with our majestic orcas.  Continue Reading

Bob Nichols honored….

Posted on April 25, 2010 at 12:39 am, by

My friend Marilyn Corrie shot a couple of photos of Bob’s being honored at the San Juan Aviation Museum last month – way cool. From the Pilots’ Association: “In a very well attended presentation, members of the community, the Port of Friday Harbor and San Juan Pilots Assn. honored pioneer aviator Bob Nichols. “More than  Continue Reading

At home in Virginia….

Posted on April 25, 2010 at 12:24 am, by

Hey, remember that elephant in the ferry line (click here to go retro on that…) – well, here’s the latest on where Matthew Gray Palmer’s incredible sculpture ended up: Matthew’s latest public commission was unveiled January 17th 2010 at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, VA. The City of Norfolk issued an international Call for Artists  Continue Reading

Fan mail for Jim Carroll….

Posted on April 25, 2010 at 12:00 am, by

Every so often, I hear good stories about good things that good people are doing, and it’s nice to be able to share ‘em. Carrie & Juan Unpingo enjoyed working with Jim Carroll enough to write it up – here’s the story: Just a note about our wonderful realtor, Jim Carroll, at Windermere. I have  Continue Reading

Island things….

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 10:02 am, by

Let’s see what’s going on…. • Hey, remember I told you about that fundraising class that’s offered next week by Bob Schwartzberg? (Here’s the scoop.) Just wanted to let you know I’ve been to his class & it rocks… he reviews the fundamentals of effective fundraising and you leave with a plan – an action  Continue Reading

Keeping the island clean…

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 9:14 am, by

You know, I love the way the island looks & feels when it’s all clean & tidy – and you have a chance to help jump in & do your part to keep it that way. Here’s more from Lori Stokes & the Anti-Litter folks: Can You Help? About 100 San Juan Islanders are already  Continue Reading

Morning song for you….

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 8:32 am, by

It’s always good to wake up to “Here Comes the Sun,” and even better to wake up to Paul Simon singing it with Graham Nash & David Crosby…..

New name…Liberty Printing & Design Center

Posted on April 22, 2010 at 10:14 am, by

Hey, Rachel Ware’s got an Open House today, AND a new name! Here’s the scoop: King Printing & Design is pleased to announce the debut of our new name “Liberty Printing & Design Center.” We would like to invite the public to join us for an Earth Day Open House on Thursday, April 22nd from  Continue Reading

Earth Day song for you…

Posted on April 22, 2010 at 9:26 am, by

“Let the music keep our spirits high…when the light’s that’s lost within us reaches the sky”…. Jackson Browne’s Before the Deluge (including David Lindley, who comes to the island to play in a couple of months – he’s the one on the violin…)

Open house for St. David’s Day School on Sunday

Posted on April 22, 2010 at 8:48 am, by

The school just started in January, to give kindergarten kids a chance to attend school through the afternoon…here’s more from Cole: Saint David’s Day School Open House This Coming Sunday Afternoon Saint David’s Day School invites parents of prospective 2010 kindergarten students to experience the elements of a typical school day at their Open House  Continue Reading

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