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Chet & Mark….wow!

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 7:52 pm, by

Here’s a nice run of guitar-playing by Chet Atkins & Mark Knopfler….

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Rumi….

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 7:34 pm, by

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don’t go back to sleep. Rumi

The New Copernican Revolution

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm, by

It was cool on Tuesday night when Dr. Mike Cohen announced to the Road Scholar program on San Juan Island something he calls the New Copernican Revolution….pretty interesting stuff. Check it out: The New Copernican Revolution: Advanced Science Strengthens Educators, Counselors, Therapy, Parents “Although the media and most leaders fail to see the practical contribution  Continue Reading

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Garry oak habitat restoration gets a boost…

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 5:47 am, by

Judy over at the Land Bank has good news, as we continue to work to save the Garry oaks around here: The San Juan County Land Bank has been awarded $40,000 in grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to continue its program of Garry oak habitat restoration on Turtleback Mountain Preserve on Orcas  Continue Reading

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Around the island….

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 5:39 am, by

The sights & sounds of the island, over the past week…. • Do you wonder what people read about us, here on the island? This will give you a chance to hear: here’s an article about the island in the travel section of the Los Angeles Times. +++++++ • It’s tomorrow: The Chameleons are playing  Continue Reading

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This Is Our Town: M&W Auto Sales, with Wendy Pinnow

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 6:03 am, by

Tim Dustrude continues his series with photos & stories about people around the island – here’s more about M&W Auto Sales, with Wendy Pinnow: Friday Harbor’s only full service car dealership, M&W Auto offers quality used cars, sound systems and vehicle rentals. It is owned and operated by longtime islander Wendy Pinnow (Williams). Wendy first  Continue Reading

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Around the island….

Posted on August 28, 2012 at 7:41 pm, by

Check it out: • Hey, you know tomorrow is the first day of school, right? Back to school…watch for the kids in the morning! +++++++++ • Word was that Travel Channel was in town this weekend, filming at The Backdoor Kitchen. +++++ • Yup, it’s time to sign up for drivers’ ed, and I hope  Continue Reading

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This weekend…music in town all day Saturday!

Posted on August 28, 2012 at 6:09 pm, by

An all-San Juan Island Music Festival is planned for Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012  (Labor Day Weekend) at the former Browne’s Lumber vacant lot at 330 Spring St. in Friday Harbor.  The all-day event will feature 8 performances from these San Juan Island bands & artists, playing jazz, rock, blues, folk, ragtime, and vaudeville: The Fabulous  Continue Reading

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This is Our Town: Shahn McGuire

Posted on August 28, 2012 at 4:58 am, by

Tim Dustrude continues his series with photos & stories about people around the island – here’s more about counselor & mental health therapist Shahn McGuire: This is Shahn McGuire, a mental health therapist in Friday Harbor. She specializes in marriage and family therapy, including  children, and is one of few around here who does hypnotherapy. (Click here  Continue Reading

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Come visit with Robert….

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 10:25 am, by

A special visit to the island by a special guest, whose roots intertwine with the island’s history – here’s the story by Park Historian Mike Vouri: Henry M. Robert, III will visit the earthwork constructed in 1859 by his grandfather on a visit to San Juan Island National Historical Park’s American Camp unit, scheduled 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August  Continue Reading

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This Is Our Town: Randy & Gail at Cotton Cotton Cotton

Posted on August 26, 2012 at 11:46 pm, by

Tim Dustrude continues his series with photos & stories about people around the island – here’s more about one of Friday Harbor’s friendliest shops & shop owners Randy & Gail, at Cotton Cotton Cotton: Gail and Randy Schnee moved to Friday Harbor in 2009 to escape central Florida where they had been living for most of  Continue Reading

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Missing Neil….

Posted on August 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm, by

Beautiful message from the family of Neil Armstrong: “For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. “Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil  Continue Reading

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Help get the kids ready for school!

Posted on August 24, 2012 at 6:28 am, by

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Around the island….

Posted on August 23, 2012 at 5:33 am, by

Hope you’re getting outside  – quick, before the summer’s over….here are some of the folks you’ll see around the island: • It was cool to hear a talented islander has been honored – here’s more: Michael Tranfo, a Friday Harbor architect, has just been accepted into the Royal Institute of British Architects as a Chartered Architect.  Membership in  Continue Reading

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Lovin’ eating on the island….

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 8:55 pm, by

One of the cool things about living here is that there are more viable, solid restaurants per square inch on the island than most places, and all of ’em (if you ask me) are great. A Seattle-based writer (he’s also a sex educator) named Jay Friedman came to the island & put together a nice  Continue Reading

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It’s a week away & it’s gonna be great – the San Juan Island Music Festival on the first!

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 8:08 pm, by

An all-San Juan Island Music Festival is planned for Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012  (Labor Day Weekend) at the former Browne’s Lumber vacant lot at 330 Spring St. in Friday Harbor.  The all-day event will feature 8 performances from these San Juan Island bands & artists, playing jazz, rock, blues, folk, ragtime, and vaudeville: The Fabulous  Continue Reading

Coming this weekend…

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 6:17 pm, by

There’s a lot going on – check it: • It was awesome last January, and here’s your chance to catch the Hendrix Tribute – here’s more from Jan at the Community Theatre: They rocked a solid house at San Juan Community Theatre during the opening of their U.S. tour earlier this year, so it seemed  Continue Reading

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What’s up….

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 4:17 am, by

++++++++++ • Val Curtis (co-editor for Bonbon Break) told me her son Cole came to a realization, at the Fair last week: C was having a COMPLETE meltdown as we were leaving the fair. The reason: “Cotton candy is NOT GOOD! I have been WAITING for it and it tastes like TIGER FUR!!!” ++++++++ As  Continue Reading

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We are all connected….

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 6:39 am, by

I love this short, one-minute split-screen photo essay, from the World Wildlife Fund:

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A look back at the San Juan County Fair….

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 6:00 am, by

The Fair sure was fun last week, hey – and here’s part of the excitement, all in one place: ++++++++ +++++++ +++++++ ++++++ +++++ ++++++ +++++ ++++++ And last but not least, a little Update Minute vid by Rebecca Leff:

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Good morning to you…happy new week!

Posted on August 20, 2012 at 9:03 am, by

After the Fair, the summer always seems to be heading for autumn, but not before all the songs are sung….here’s one more summer song, from Chad & Jeremy, back in the day:

Are you ready?

Posted on August 20, 2012 at 7:22 am, by

Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. Shel Silverstein

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