Oktoberfest – this weekend!

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 7:17 am, by

San Juan Island Oktoberfest Celebrating the 17th Anniversary of this Island Tradition Saturday, October 8, 2011 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. San Juan County Fairgrounds Pavilion Tickets: Adults $8, Age 12 & under admission is Free! Scrip for Meals and Beverages will be sold at the door and advance purchase through the SJI Chamber. The  Continue Reading

Jewelry sale on Sunday to help the new hospital….

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 6:28 am, by

Lenore wants to invite you: Jewelry Sale to Benefit Peace Island Medical Center A trunk sale of Silpada Designs Sterling Silver handmade jewelry will be held to benefit the Peace Island Medical Center. The event will be hosted by Lenore Bayuk and Kathie Arcide from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday October 9, 2011 at  Continue Reading


What’s happening….

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 9:02 am, by

Sunny day to you….it’s there, whether you let the clouds get in the way or not…. • This week the Ladies’ Man opens at the Community Theatre…it runs till the 16th. I’ll try & catch dress rehearsal tomorrow so I can report to you about it. I sure liked the script… ++++++++++++ • Every so  Continue Reading

Tonight: Phone A Thon!

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 7:22 am, by

It’s tonight! The San Juan Public Schools Foundation is having its annual Phone A Thon – this is the San Juan Public Schools Foundation’s main fundraiser to help meet the needs of the schools that the State doesn’t fund and the schools need more than ever this year. Expect a call. And here’s why – here  Continue Reading

Soccer mini-camps set for this weekend….

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 7:03 am, by

The FHHS Girls Soccer Team & Coach Mark Fishaut have another game they want to help win…here’s more from Mark: OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH For the sixth consecutive season, the Friday Harbor High School Lady Wolverine soccer teams have taken this on as their way of saying “thanks for your support” to our  Continue Reading

Looking ’round….

Posted on October 3, 2011 at 10:39 am, by

Hope you got out in the sun some this weekend, and get a chance to get out in the rain today Here’s what’s up: • Seems like it just happened – I was thinking about how cool it is that we have the Mullis Center yesterday (I went over to visit folks during the pancake  Continue Reading


The weekend looms ahead….

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 1:03 am, by

Hey, what’s happening…. • You knew it: Duck Soup Inn has Friday Happy Hour tonight, and is now on schedule for Thursday through Sunday each week…. +++++++++++ • Just heard that the FHHS girls soccer team nudged La Conner 2-1 in overtime last night, while the Wolverine volleyball team was passed 3-0 by the Braves.  Continue Reading


Carve out some time to see Lonnie!

Posted on September 29, 2011 at 7:22 pm, by

It’s amazing to see Native artwork, but even more amazing to see it being created. Lonnie is here for Artstock, and I’ll be singing as well…here’s more from Barbara & Lee at The Arctic Raven: Arctic Raven Gallery is pleased to host Lonnie Acord, acclaimed adopted Tlingit Native American carver. He will be demonstrating carving  Continue Reading


Around the island….

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 7:21 am, by

Lots going on! Let’s check in: • The Backdoor Kitchen shows fall is really here: Noodle Bowl Monday starts on Monday, October 3rd! 11:30 to 2:30. See ya there! • Blood Drive! Today at the Mullis Center! Noon-6pm – see you there! • At San Juan Supplements, Jerry & Dennis have a deal to tell  Continue Reading


After the storm passes….

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 6:35 am, by

Wow, what a ride! Monday’s stormy & windy weather sent a lot of islanders inside, but folks reported to me that the ferries were still running & rocking…apparently the Sidney ferry was a real adventure, with stuff sliding around, and by the end of the day, the boats were just a half hour or so  Continue Reading


Passing: Larry Chamberlain

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 6:27 am, by

This was shared by Larry’s family: Larry Allan Chamberlain, 68, passed away at home in Friday Harbor, WA on Monday, August 22, 2011. Larry was born on August 19th, 1943, in Janesville, WI to Samuel E. and Mildred M. Chamberlain.  He graduated from Janesville Senior High in 1961.  Following his graduation, Larry joined the U.S.  Continue Reading


We’re on TV…!

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 6:20 am, by

Late Monday, I got this note from Robin at the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau that the cameras from Seattle were coming this way….I checked this morning & the cooking section AND Robin talking about Artstock & Savor The San Juans IS posted on KING 5’s website for us right here. It’s cool to see  Continue Reading


Here’s a new fun run….

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 12:06 am, by

This will be next Sunday – plan now! Here’s the word from Rebecca Clarke at Island Rec: Run, Walk & Wag 5K Come join the pack for a frisky, fun 5K (3.1 miles) on Sunday, October 2nd. A race where you can walk or run along side your 4-legged friend! Fun prizes will be awarded  Continue Reading

Windy day, windy night….

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm, by

Pretty windy Sunday & all day Monday….the weather people said there were gusts up to 50 mph. Here’s what it looked like, at a glance:

ARTSTOCK! It’s this weekend!

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 4:08 pm, by

It’s happening! Here’s the scoop: ARTSTOCK 2011 The 5th annual Artstock –  “a fall festival of art,” celebrating the diverse artistic culture of the area, is coming to San Juan Island on October 1st and 2nd.  Two days of open art studios, art galleries, museum and other events will take place to delight your senses  Continue Reading


Art cats….

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 12:45 pm, by

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, … and what is done in love is done well. Vincent Van Gogh


Rockin’ on the ferry…

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 10:18 am, by


Book review: Raising Elijah

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 9:49 am, by

It’s possible that our island happens to be one of the best-read communities around….it’s pretty common to see folks with books on the ferry, with bookmarks deep into 700-page novels. Similarly, and with as much passion, we have some of the most informed & involved parents you’ll ever meet. Put ’em together & you get  Continue Reading


Dan Pink: Drive – The surprising truth about what motivates us…

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 8:33 am, by

Thought I’d share this with you for maybe three reasons…. I think the critical part of this presentation is the notion of the difference between “compliance” and “engagement.” How many times in our day are we just checking things off a list, rather than finding ourselves engaged with them? And…most especially with people & friends  Continue Reading


Fog in the marina….

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 8:20 am, by

Yesterday’s foggy morning burned off for the sun, then the afternoon downpour, then more sun….just another day in paradise. Hope you get a chance to get out in today’s warm & windy rain…cleansing before the autumn really kicks in.

Bonsai! At next week’s Garden Club meeting….

Posted on September 24, 2011 at 9:56 am, by

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‘Round the island….

Posted on September 24, 2011 at 12:34 am, by

Did you know? • Drop by the Sandpebble on Saturday! Here’s more from Carolyn: Join the Sandpebble this Saturday at 10 am for the First Annual Odds and Ends Sale located behind Sandpebble just off of Sunshine Alley. Shop these great deals of 50-80% off past seasons inventory and help us make room for all  Continue Reading

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