This Saturday: Night of Chocolate Friendzy

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 6:29 am, by

Here’s the scoop from Barbara Sharp: Night of Chocolate Friendzy It’s time for chocolate, and lots of it! The Friends of the Library is sponsoring its fifth annual fundraiser, Night of Chocolate Friendzy, Saturday February 18, 7:00pm at the San Juan Island Library. Bring your favorite chocolate dessert to share, and vote for your favorite.    Continue Reading


High flying Eagles give a helping hand….

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 6:24 am, by

These folks are part of the glue that keeps us together as islanders…here’s more from Theresa (thanks, Theresa!): San Juan Eagles Honored for Ten Years of Volunteer Medical Flights by Theresa Simendinger Ten years ago the Eagles started flying on their own time and dime to help cancer patients living on  San Juan Island. Founder  Continue Reading

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Pruning demo on tap….

Posted on February 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm, by

A quick note from Judy at the Land Bank: Rose gardeners from all over San Juan County are invited to a free rose pruning demonstration on traditional rose pruning day – President’s Day. WSU Master Gardener Volunteers Judy Cumming and Linda Thompson will host the demonstration from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm on Monday, February  Continue Reading

Your Inner Journey…it starts here….

Posted on February 16, 2012 at 10:54 am, by

This weekend Deb Langhans is facilitating the second Introductory “Inner Journey Collage” Workshop…it’s  this Sunday, February 19th from 1:00–5:00 p.m.  at XYZ Movement Arts (fee for this 4-hour workshop: $50–all materials provided, including IJC notebook, all collage materials, “dialoging” coaching & light refreshment). Here’s more about the workshop: Our personalities are actually comprised of many  Continue Reading


Our US Senator & Interior Secretary are in Anacortes this weekend….

Posted on February 16, 2012 at 10:07 am, by

It’s cool to have Mr. Salazar & Sen. Cantwell here this weekend – here’s more in the press release from Sally Reeve: The Long Road to Permanence: Protection for BLM lands in the San Juan Archipelago U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Senator Maria Cantwell will hold a public meeting to discuss progress made so  Continue Reading


Around the island….

Posted on February 15, 2012 at 6:40 am, by

Let’s see what’s up…. • Good to hear the school district’s levy passed this evening…there is a lot of structural work that needs to be improved on the aging infrastructure of where we teach our kids. This is a great start. +++++++++ • Trying to sell your house? Windermere’s blog suggests that lower numbers of  Continue Reading

Get together with Rich….

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 10:14 pm, by

The vote for the school levy….

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 7:54 pm, by

The first results for the School District’s Levy will be released after 8pm on the County’s website after 8pm sometime tonight…let’s keep an eye on ’em. Here’s the spot. Nearly 5400 ballots have been counted, with some 500 left to count. Around 8:30pm, the County site reported a 67%-33% edge voting yes, with a little  Continue Reading


Spreadin’ the love….

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 2:34 pm, by

There is s great thing you can do for the pet you love (and others!) Here’s more from Leslie & Tawny at the Animal Shelter: Hey Ian….the Friday Harbor Animal Shelter is kicking off its second annual Community Pet Food Drive on Valentine’s Day…..looking for donations of pet food to help local families be able  Continue Reading

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What happens when an island says “I love you”?

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 6:24 am, by

[We posted this last week – and we’re re-posting it for Valentine’s Day, mostly because so many folks asked us to…! Have a great Valentine’s Day!] Over the past few weeks, I got the chance to ask dozens of San Juan Islanders if they would be part of my little movie, and here are most  Continue Reading

FHHS basketball closes out playoffs in Tacoma…boys look to a bright year next year

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 6:21 am, by

The game was Saturday night, and the boys came close…here’s more from Update reporter & FHHS junior forward Collin Williamson about Wednesday’s & Saturday’s games: So close, and now ever closer. With the Wolverine boys’ basketball season coming to an end, we can look back to a successful season, and an exciting playoff run. The  Continue Reading

What’s going on at the Mullis Center….

Posted on February 11, 2012 at 2:40 am, by

Just got this nice note from Jody Price over at the Mullis Center….lots going on: My note today is to share with the San Juan Island community some things I am learning about the Mullis Community Senior Center (MCSC) as I spend a few hours each week volunteering here. Did you know that we have  Continue Reading

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That harmony you hear first thing in the morning…

Posted on February 11, 2012 at 12:29 am, by

Great to hear Shawn Colvin & Alison Krauss knock out The Boxer, with Jerry Douglas on the dobro…


FHHS season comes to end, drops playoff with Kings Thursday night….

Posted on February 10, 2012 at 7:08 pm, by

Friday Harbor ran into a buzzsaw last night, but can still hold their heads high after a great season. The Update’s Collin Williamson has more: In the last game of the season, our own Wolverines took on the #1 seed Kings Knights in a 1A District 1 match up. The Knights (13-1) have had much  Continue Reading


Good morning, sunshine…

Posted on February 10, 2012 at 1:12 am, by

Yawn…you’re up, right? Let’s see what’s up: • The FHHS girls’ basketball season came to an end at Kings last night in their first playoff game…great season for the girls & much to be proud of. Way to go, girls! ++++++++ • Nancy at Griffin Bay Books tells me: Thought I’d let you know that  Continue Reading


Passing: John Marx

Posted on February 10, 2012 at 12:15 am, by

Sad to hear our friend John Marx passed away – our condolences to Georgia – here’s more, with his memorial service this Saturday: John Marx, of Friday Harbor, passed away peacefully at age 90 on February 3, 2012, in Bellingham, WA, after a brief illness. John had been a resident of Friday Harbor since 1983,  Continue Reading


Meanwhile, at the Fitness Center….

Posted on February 10, 2012 at 12:02 am, by

Zumba and Free Water Aerobics at San Juan Island Fitness San Juan Island Fitness is kicking off National Heart Month by offering Free Water Aerobics classes, lead by Janet Olsen, through February 15.  Classes are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the heated pool at 435 Argyle Ave.  Just bring  Continue Reading


Hobbes rocks on….

Posted on February 9, 2012 at 11:45 pm, by

I get to read blogs from all around the world, and I think you’d be hard pressed to find one with as much care, attention to detail & just plain good food ideas as Hobbes’ blog about eating well. Check it out here, and it’s cool he has celebrated his 100th blog posting. Here’s more:  Continue Reading

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Passing: Camilla Woodbury

Posted on February 9, 2012 at 11:00 pm, by

Been missing our friend Camilla’s smiling face at the library these past weeks – here’s a little reminder of the smiles she brought to so many. Her potluck memorial is on the 19th – here’s more from her daughter Michelle Herko and her family: Camilla Woodbury (1943-2012) Our beloved mother and grandmother Camilla Woodbury of  Continue Reading


Thought for a morning, for a day, for a journey….

Posted on February 9, 2012 at 10:47 pm, by

Lots of people share lots of ideas about the way love might happen, the way life might grow, and about what it takes to make things good in the world. I’m pretty sure that for love to happen it needs a place (and places!) to grow, and I feel the journey to that is captured  Continue Reading


What’s up…looking around the island….

Posted on February 9, 2012 at 7:16 am, by

Hope you’re thinking up things for your sweetie for Valentine’s Day & getting ready for the weekend…let’s look around a little: • Here’s the coolest deal ever: The Island Chordsmen Plus (San Juan Island’s Coed Barbershop Chorus) will come to your work or wherever you tell them to sing for your loved one on Valentine’s  Continue Reading

Orca-damaging SONAR detected….

Posted on February 9, 2012 at 7:11 am, by

Here’s more, in a report from Jenny Atkinson at The Whale Museum (and here’s a short review of what SONAR does to whales): Beginning at approximately 4:30 a.m. PST on February 6, hydrophones operated by The Whale Museum and Beam Reach Marine Science & Sustainability School started detecting SONAR pings. Hydrophones off the coastline of  Continue Reading

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