SAN JUAN CALENDAR

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What if it actually got cold here?

Posted on November 17, 2009 at 2:20 am, by

Did last year…probably will this year. Well, I thought I was ready for the weather till I got this from Brendan at the Department of Emergency Management – now I got a little prepping to do. Check it out – he’s good: Winter Weather Wisdom by Brendan Cowan, Emergency Manager for San Juan County and  Continue Reading

A new ambulance….

Posted on November 17, 2009 at 2:05 am, by

Looks more like like a boat than what most people think of for an ambulance, but it can get you there – here’s more from Alan at the EMS: The San Juan County Sheriff’s boat P/V Guardian has been recognized by the State of Washington as a licensed ambulance, following a three year process of fundraising,  Continue Reading

Could it be summer? Probably not….

Posted on November 16, 2009 at 10:29 pm, by

There were some nice blackberries a couple of weekends ago when I went around Pear Point/Turn Point (or the Loop, as we usually say….) It was hard to believe – I can’t recall seeing them this late in the season, but I think the fall’s dryness & sunniness brought ‘em out for an encore, since  Continue Reading

Tigers come close, lose in championship game…

Posted on November 16, 2009 at 10:21 am, by

Our Tigers played in a game that left islanders proud we were represented by such a great bunch…here’s more from Kris Brown: Friday Harbor fans, few in number and very cold, held out until the bitter end in hopes that the Senior Tigers would triumph in the 2009 North Cascade Youth Football League championship game  Continue Reading

Free, at Lavendera…

Posted on November 16, 2009 at 3:37 am, by

Ciely at Lavendera wants you to drop by…: ~An Evening of Free Services at Lavendera Day Spa~ Come join Lavendera Day Spa on Friday, November 20th from 6:30pm to 8pm for an evening of free massage. Anyone who attends will be welcome to receive a free 15 minute massage by one of our highly trained  Continue Reading

Dropping by to see Papa…

Posted on November 16, 2009 at 2:05 am, by

It was nice to run into the Bayas family on Friday afternoon…Kris & the boys came by to see Tito for a minute at Islanders Bank.

Off to the mainland…

Posted on November 16, 2009 at 2:01 am, by

Skagit Valley College/San Juan Center director Randy Martin and favorite girls Lucy & Ava were heading off to Mount Vernon to the main campus to see The Sound of Music last night. He says they have Do Re Mi ready to go, and they’ll practice in the car.

Looking forward to the next ten….

Posted on November 16, 2009 at 2:00 am, by

I remember Ellen Johnson telling me in the fall of ’99 that she was gonna start her own insurance company…and she did! Yesterday, she and new agent Reni McCutcheon celebrated the first decade for Harbor Insurance, and are heading into the next ten years with a smile.

San Juan County Sheriff’s Guild and San Juan County agree to a one year contract extension…

Posted on November 15, 2009 at 11:35 pm, by

Felix from the Guild reports: On November 3, 2009 the San Juan County Sheriff’s Guild and San Juan County agreed to a one year contract extension. The Sheriff’s Guild approached San Juan County in August with an offer to extend the current contract for one year with the provision of a 0% Cost of Living  Continue Reading

It's been thirty years….!

Posted on November 13, 2009 at 11:00 am, by

Nancy Larsen tells me it’s a great celebration, and I think it’s a wonderful time to honor & remember the work of Susan, and to appreciate the great job Laura has done continuing & improving on her achievement. I miss Susan, but always feel she would be so proud of the way Laura has made  Continue Reading

It’s been thirty years….!

Posted on November 13, 2009 at 11:00 am, by

Nancy Larsen tells me it’s a great celebration, and I think it’s a wonderful time to honor & remember the work of Susan, and to appreciate the great job Laura has done continuing & improving on her achievement. I miss Susan, but always feel she would be so proud of the way Laura has made  Continue Reading

What's happening around the island…

Posted on November 13, 2009 at 10:52 am, by

Lots going on – here’s a start: • From Rev at the County Fairgrounds: The San Juan County Fair will host the second fall Flea Market & Craft Fair, Saturday, November 14, 2009.  The final fall and holiday Market & Fair will be December 12. The market is open to all sellers, artists, crafts people  Continue Reading

What’s happening around the island…

Posted on November 13, 2009 at 10:52 am, by

Lots going on – here’s a start: • From Rev at the County Fairgrounds: The San Juan County Fair will host the second fall Flea Market & Craft Fair, Saturday, November 14, 2009.  The final fall and holiday Market & Fair will be December 12. The market is open to all sellers, artists, crafts people  Continue Reading

Mount Baker, up close….

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

It’s great to see Mount Baker from the island, especially on clear days like we had the last couple of days, but even nicer from close up. Here’s more from Art at Argyle House: Ian, Thursday was a pretty day (especially east of here), so our friend Todd offered to take us around Mt. Baker  Continue Reading

Make your pledge for the United Way…today!

Posted on November 12, 2009 at 11:45 pm, by

It helps so many people in our community – can you do your part? The United Way pledge drive is this month – here’s more from Joyce at the Family Resource Center: The San Juan Island Family Resource Center has greatly benefited from the financial support of United Way of San Juan County.  Support has  Continue Reading

Soroptimists…helping women…

Posted on November 12, 2009 at 11:33 pm, by

There’s an application for the Violet Richardson Award, which is given each year to young women between the ages of 14 and 17 who are helping to make our community and world a better place. Here’s more info, and the application. This is sponsored by the local Soroptimist Club – and it’s a good one.

Open house…

Posted on November 12, 2009 at 2:12 pm, by

Mary Oettinger tells me she’s starting a new couple of ventures: San Juan Homes for Rent and San Juan Vacation Rentals…she’s holding an Open House at the Tower Office (upstairs on the corner of Spring Street & First Street) on Friday from 4-6pm. Refreshments served…drop on by!

New school board members come aboard…

Posted on November 12, 2009 at 1:46 pm, by

You probably heard that Todd Roberts & Sally Bryan finished their terms on the San Juan Island School District School Board a couple of weeks ago (and thanks, Sally & Todd, for the good things you’ve done for our school!) Elected last week to replace them: Roche Harbor General Manager Brent Snow, who has been  Continue Reading

Welcome, J-46! New calf born to J pod…

Posted on November 12, 2009 at 10:58 am, by

Looks like there’s a new baby calf in J pod! Here’s more from Monika (http://orcawatcher.blogspot.com/) and Jeanne (http://whale-of-a-porpoise.blogspot.com/), including some awesome pictures. Looks like they’re calling her/him J 46. Happy birthday!

Keeping the ferry lines in line…

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

There’s a heck of a lot less tourists these days, which means there’s less of a lot full of ‘em – but somebody’s still gotta keep an eye on them.

On stage this weekend…

Posted on November 12, 2009 at 12:31 am, by

There’s a lot to see this weekend: • He’s back – I loved him & his playing the last couple of years – don’t miss Carl this weekend – here’s more from Jan at the Community Theatre: He was proclaimed one of the top ten guitarists in the world by Guitar Magazine and this weekend,  Continue Reading

Notes around town & around the island…

Posted on November 11, 2009 at 2:00 am, by

Little known things that’ll keep you in the know: • Looks like the Rocky Bay Cafe is going for the longer hours – here’s more from John: Dear Ian, I thought I would let you know that the Rocky Bay Cafe’ will once again be serving dinner.  We will offer the entire lunch menu and  Continue Reading

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