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Notes from around town…

Posted on November 10, 2009 at 1:06 am, by

Here are a few things you might have heard about… • Longtime islanders know about Vivian Burnett’s Dolphin Arts/Cotton Cotton Cotton shop, which she sold to Christine Mays (she & Jimmy Mays got married in June 2007 – scroll to the bottom of this retro-news blast from the San Juan Update for their picture). Great  Continue Reading

Hugs, and where to give them…

Posted on November 10, 2009 at 12:59 am, by

It was about a month or two ago that I mentioned in passing that people need twelve hugs a day to stay emotionally & spiritually healthy. Remember that? Since then, I’ve gotten a bit of a landslide of mail suggesting different ways you can get your quota in…see what you think: • Go to the  Continue Reading

What…more Halloween pix?

Posted on November 10, 2009 at 12:50 am, by

Well, yeah! Melina sent over this little collage from the Library – click here to see the large version (so you can really see the people!)

When graphic artists get bored….

Posted on November 10, 2009 at 12:46 am, by

Since San Juan Island has more artists & photographers & graphic artists & musicians than any place you ever saw, here’s a bit about what happens when graphic artists get bored.

The shape of island wine…

Posted on November 10, 2009 at 12:03 am, by

If there’s anyone who knows about wine here on the island, it’s Stan Reitan. He files this report about San Juan Vineyards on his BeLucid wine blog: check it out.

Where the salmon & chickens are….

Posted on November 9, 2009 at 6:16 pm, by

Couple of ideas for getting fresh salmon: • Matt at Compost-It (next to Roy’s Coffee, on the corner next to Ferry Lot B) sells salmon he catches around here, there…check with him & Maureen about when he’ll have some next (Josie & I got some last week, and it was good….) • Dianna Hoffman with  Continue Reading

Where the salmon & chickens are….

Posted on November 9, 2009 at 6:16 pm, by

Couple of ideas for getting fresh salmon: • Matt at Compost-It (next to Roy’s Coffee, on the corner next to Ferry Lot B) sells salmon he catches around here, there…check with him & Maureen about when he’ll have some next (Josie & I got some last week, and it was good….) • Dianna Hoffman with  Continue Reading

Healthy Heart series continues….

Posted on November 9, 2009 at 1:40 pm, by

San Juan Healthcare’s series of free classes continues this week with San Juan Holistic Healthcare‘s Mark Earnhart, who will be discussing “The Holistic Approach to a Healthy Heart.” The class is Thursday – here’s more.

Smiling faces….

Posted on November 9, 2009 at 1:22 pm, by

I asked Mark Gardner if I could occasionally post some of his work, and he nicely said, “Sure!” so here’s the senior portrait he did with FHHS senior Hannah Laws (above). You can see more islanders (mostly) that he’s photographed in this gallery – see who you know!

Remember: Tuesday night it's Vietnamese food, Wednesday it's Laotian…

Posted on November 9, 2009 at 1:17 pm, by

Hey, it’s my job to let you know something is great around here, and I was glad that meant I had to check out what’s going on at the Golden Triangle. So last Tuesday (which is the night that Avon is featuring Vietnamese dishes) and Wednesday (the night for Laotian food) I dropped by &  Continue Reading

Remember: Tuesday night it’s Vietnamese food, Wednesday it’s Laotian…

Posted on November 9, 2009 at 1:17 pm, by

Hey, it’s my job to let you know something is great around here, and I was glad that meant I had to check out what’s going on at the Golden Triangle. So last Tuesday (which is the night that Avon is featuring Vietnamese dishes) and Wednesday (the night for Laotian food) I dropped by &  Continue Reading

First the campaign, now the budget…

Posted on November 9, 2009 at 1:00 pm, by

When I saw newly-elected Town Council member Felix Menjivar at the grocery store on Thursday last week, he had just come from Thursday’s meetings, and is carrying his budget briefing papers along with his trademark grin.

Senior Tigers advance to championship, Juniors end great season…

Posted on November 9, 2009 at 12:28 pm, by

In 2008, Sedro Woolley beat Friday Harbor’s sixth and seventh grade Junior team in the championship. 2009 split up the Junior and Senior teams, with the now seventh and eighth graders hoped to counter the defeat by playing in the championships again. Here’s the report from special football correspondent Kris Brown (drop by Printonyx for  Continue Reading

After changes upon changes…

Posted on November 9, 2009 at 7:22 am, by

I love it that this version of “The Boxer” has the verse that S&G always sing live that wasn’t on the recorded version: The years are rolling by me, they are rocking evenly I am older than I once was, but younger than I’ll be That’s not unusual It isn’t strange – after changes upon  Continue Reading

Meeting for parents interested in adoption….

Posted on November 9, 2009 at 1:22 am, by

Sandy Strelou reports: The long awaited community discussion on adoption is taking place on Sunday, November 15th, 6-8pm at the library. Prospective adoptive parents and adoptive parents are warmly invited to attend. We have a great panel of speakers including adoptive parents who have adopted through the state foster system, internationally, and through private adoption  Continue Reading

ACLU presentation: "Freedom and Safety: Civil Liberties and Homeland Security"

Posted on November 9, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Roger and the steering committee invite you to come: The San Juan Island Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington is pleased to present a free, public forum entitled, “Freedom and Safety: Civil Liberties and Homeland Security”.  The educational forum will be held at the Friday Harbor Middle School on Thursday evening, November 12,  Continue Reading

ACLU presentation: “Freedom and Safety: Civil Liberties and Homeland Security”

Posted on November 9, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Roger and the steering committee invite you to come: The San Juan Island Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington is pleased to present a free, public forum entitled, “Freedom and Safety: Civil Liberties and Homeland Security”.  The educational forum will be held at the Friday Harbor Middle School on Thursday evening, November 12,  Continue Reading

Rabbit Hole…make your plans now.

Posted on November 6, 2009 at 1:51 am, by

Let’s get it straight right now…whatever else you thought you were doing this weekend, ditch it. You need to go see Island Stage Left’s “Rabbit Hole” by David Lindsay-Abaire this weekend. You’ll be glad you did. The show revolves around a grieving couple who have lost their greatest joy, and are faced with coming to  Continue Reading

Photo Club…this weekend!

Posted on November 5, 2009 at 7:19 pm, by

At 2pm on Sunday the 8th, drop by the Naked Bean for the photo club with local photographer Tim Dustrude (here is his site). I asked Tim what the meeting was like: We’ll meet at the Naked Bean (bring some money and buy a cup of coffee or something since we’ll be using their tables  Continue Reading

Checking in on mom….

Posted on November 5, 2009 at 6:09 pm, by

It was good to run into Joan White’s daughter Jennifer this past weekend at the Naked Bean – she was in town from California to visit for the weekend.

Whoa! The wind's blowing the branches around…

Posted on November 5, 2009 at 6:03 pm, by

After all the wind yesterday, you have tree limbs all over the yard now…so that makes you look up & wonder – “Should I get these trees trimmed?” If you’re gonna, I’d like to suggest you call Tawm at Island Skyline Tree Care (here’s his website; here’s his phone – 370-5999 ; here’s his video,  Continue Reading

Whoa! The wind’s blowing the branches around…

Posted on November 5, 2009 at 6:03 pm, by

After all the wind yesterday, you have tree limbs all over the yard now…so that makes you look up & wonder – “Should I get these trees trimmed?” If you’re gonna, I’d like to suggest you call Tawm at Island Skyline Tree Care (here’s his website; here’s his phone – 370-5999 ; here’s his video,  Continue Reading

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