Island Rec Table Tennis Tournament Winners

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 5:39 am, by

And as long as we’re talkin’ sports, here’s a note from Island Rec about the recent Table Tennis Tournament last weekend: Congratulations to Joe Kantor of Anacortes , Vince Streano of Anacortes, Tony Fyrvquist , and Walter Caldwell for being big winners in the Table Tennis Tournament this weekend in their divisions. Roger Paul took  Continue Reading

Back in action: The Anacortes/Sidney ferry run opens

Posted on March 24, 2013 at 11:11 pm, by

This past weekend saw the annual celebration of the ferry that connects neighbors…and Josie and I were there: On Sunday, the Anacortes/Friday Harbor/Sidney, BC ferry ran for the first time this year, as Washington State Ferries’ northernmost route (and only international route) got underway for its nine-month season. The Chelan was greeted at the Sidney  Continue Reading

Hobbes is at it again…

Posted on March 24, 2013 at 5:41 am, by

We haven’t heard from Chef Hobbes in a while have we? Let’s see what he’s up to… This is my all time favorite pasta!  Pasta Vongole or clam pasta… Recipe for two: Linguine pasta 2 pounds fresh, local clams, washed and soaked 1/2 yellow onion, chopped 1 leek, chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1  Continue Reading

Author Event – Griffin Bay Bookstore

Posted on March 23, 2013 at 5:37 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore is excited to host a special event for former San Juan Islander, Clyde Curley, and his debut novel, Raggedy Man, Saturday, April 6, 7:00 pm at Griffin Bay Bookstore. Islanders who are acquainted with Clyde Curley as a musician shouldn’t miss this chance to hear him talk about, and read from his  Continue Reading

San Juan Island artists….New Mexico, Canada, Friday Harbor, Arizona – everywhere!

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 6:15 am, by

It was cool to hear from Barbara Marrett at the Vistors’ Bureau that Friday Harbor was selected as one of the great artists’ town in the US – here’s the writeup of “America the Beautiful – The United States Destination Marketing Agency” & their Top Ten. And that’s not all! ++++++++++ +++++++ Just the other day I  Continue Reading

Principal Search

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 5:40 am, by

This is a message from SJISD Superintendent Rick Thompson – Hello Stakeholders: Here is an update on the principal search at Friday Harbor Elementary School. On March 12th and 13th the FHES principal search committee interviewed 9 semi-finalist candidates. Each candidate was given an hour to answer 20 questions which directly relate to their ability to  Continue Reading

Dateline: Victoria – the ferry runs from San Juan Island to Victoria again!

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 5:19 am, by

The ferry to Sidney, British Columbia gets going this weekend after a three-month break, with ceremonies on Sunday’s opening run to Sidney with town-criers, the Sidney welcoming crew & cookies, Anacortes officials joined by Friday Harbor folks & WSF people…and the opening of the gate so Canadians can easily come visit San Juan Island. (Here’s  Continue Reading

Conscientious Projector Series

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 5:15 am, by

It’s that time again, next Monday, the 25th. Here’s Rob with this month’s feature: Our next screening is part of a brand-new film series looking at the who, what, and how’s that are contaminating our food, water, and air. The film is called What’s in the Water? and is Part One of a 3-part series called “The Great  Continue Reading

Island Wools

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 4:38 pm, by

Just got this note in from Julie Packard down at Island Wools – You know the place down there behind the Golden Triangle and Pelindaba where they sell local and national brands of yarn and knitting supplies… WOW! Julie’s been there whole year already! Here she is with more: I wanted to let your readers  Continue Reading

Know Your Island Walk – March Edition

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 5:50 am, by

It’s this Saturday – March 23. 1:00 – 4:00 pm. – Come for an afternoon to share the San Juan Island Conservation Corps’ showcase of their timber and rock retaining wall projects on the Land Bank property adjacent to Lime Kiln State Park. Middle-schoolers and SJICC members Eric Sable and Jessie Pachuta will lead us through  Continue Reading

Going Underground….

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 5:45 am, by

Far in the future, the world revolves UNDERGROUND—at “The Great Mall of Nemotex.” There is only talk of the SURFACE, a place where there used to be trees and animals and fresh air. The Friday Harbor Middle School Players present Escape from Nemotex THIS Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23 at 7:30 pm and  Continue Reading

Amanda Rocks the Vote

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 5:38 am, by

If you popped in to Marketplace yesterday afternoon you may have seen this young lady registering people to vote. This is San Juan Island League of Women Voters’ youngest member, Amanda Brast holding down the fort at Marketplace on Wednesday from 3:00 and 4:00 pm.

New Anonymous Reporting Tool Available

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 5:05 am, by

San Juan Island School District Teams with Safe Schools for New Bullying Incident Reporting and Tracking System Recent U.S. education statistics show that children are often bullied at school. This can have negative results for students and their education. It can also be very difficult for families. Many students have shared that they would report  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Sunrise

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 5:53 am, by

Welcome to Wednesday! Here’s a beautiful sunrise photo by Aaron Shepard. Can you name all those islands? (Click to enlarge) Thanks Aaron!

Garry Oak Restoration work party

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 5:41 am, by

Got some time on Sunday to help out Doug, the Land Bank and the local Garry Oak population? Doug has this to say: Calling all members of the Acorn Army! I am hoping to do a last minute Garry Oak Restoration work party on Cady Mountain this Sunday, March 24th from Noon to 4:00 pm Meet  Continue Reading

Pencil this in…

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 5:38 am, by

Here’s some stuff for your calendar… Mike Vouri with the National Park Service announced this handy collection of things the Park Service has planned, so get your calendar out and click this link for their 2013 Program Guide (pdf) +++++++++ But wait – Don’t put that calendar away just yet – Lori Stokes says “Let’s all  Continue Reading

Upcoming Workshops on Advance Directives, End-of-Life Planning

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 5:37 am, by

Community Health Organizations Collaborate to Provide Workshops on Advance Directives, End-of-Life Planning PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center (PIMC) will offer two workshops on Advance Directives later this month, led by Julianne Dickelman, MA, of the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement (WAHA) and PeaceHealth ethicist Ross Fewing, MA. The workshops, which are free and open to  Continue Reading

English Camp/Webb Property Open House

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 5:45 am, by

The public will have an opportunity to comment on best uses of National Park Service’s new land acquisition at English Camp during an open house scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday March 20, at the Mullis Senior Center. The meeting will identify some of the challenges and opportunities associated with the March 1 addition  Continue Reading

Marriage Mosiac

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 5:41 am, by

Vic Woodward sends this note: We are presenting our Marriage Mosaic conference for couples at the Earthbox Motel on Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd. This conference will help pre-married and married couples embrace their differences, truly understand one another and communicate honestly and openly with one another. For more information and online registration,  Continue Reading

It’s Submission Time for the SJIPC Calendar

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 5:40 am, by

Debbi Fincher over at the Prevention Coalition is looking for those of you with new or established youth programs for summer activities to contact her with your info. Here’s Debbi: Hello Everyone! Here we are preparing for yet another amazing summer, filled with activities to engage our youth and families! The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition has sponsored  Continue Reading

Are You Aware Of The Secure Communities Program?

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 5:34 am, by

Here’s a quick note from Roger deRoos: The local Friends of the Constitution Coalition are pleased to sponsor a free, educational forum of importance to all in San Juan County, by Ms. Nadia Kayyali, Legal Fellow, of the national Bill of Rights Defense Committee, titled, “Are you Aware of the Secure Communities Program?”  The talk,  Continue Reading

LWV Election Forums

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 5:28 am, by

The League of Women Voters of San Juan Island will be holding three election forums for the new County Council positions: March 25th 5:30-7:30 Friday Harbor Middle School March 26th 5-7 p.m. at the Orcas Senior Center March 29th 5-7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church on Lopez Island. All six candidates for the District 1, 2  Continue Reading

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