As the snow finally comes…

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 10:18 am, by

After a weekend of forecasts, it finally started snowing in Town this morning. The forecast says it won’t get above freezing for a few days (17 degrees tonight!), so batten down & stay warm, my friends….


Landscaping & history….

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 10:02 am, by

Adrienne just let me know this has been cancelled due to the weather… Adrienne at the Library tells me this is going to be fascinating: Meet Historical Landscape Architect Susan Dolan at the Library! Join us on Tuesday, November 23rd at 6:00pm in the Library Meeting Room, as we hear Susan Dolan discuss the significance  Continue Reading


Looking for locally made, cool Christmas cards?

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 9:55 am, by

I know where I’ll be getting mine – over at The Whale Museum. I love Peggy Sue’s art, and this is a chance to share both the art & the tidings of the season – here’s a bit more: It’s an Island tradition! Each year Peggy Sue McRae designs a holiday card to sell in  Continue Reading

Ferry behind….

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 8:18 am, by

You probably already knew this is you were catching the ferry this morning – here’s the report from WSF: Due to necessary repairs the 6:20am sailing from Anacortes to Lopez and Friday Harbor was cancelled; this will also affect the 8:05am from Friday Harbor to Anacortes. The 9:30am sailing to Friday Harbor and the 11:05am  Continue Reading

First snow…

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 11:16 pm, by

It started snowing two hours before we shot this, the evening of Nov. 19, 2010…we drove the streets of Friday Harbor to show you what it looks like, getting covered in snow. Hope you enjoy seeing our town by streetlight!

Let me help you plan your weekend….

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 11:10 pm, by

Look…whatever you do this weekend, work it in that you make a visit to see the Community Theatre’s children’s show, Stars Lore: A Mythological Musical. I saw the show Friday night (it plays at 3pm on Saturday & Sunday), and it was great fun. Written and directed by Penelope Haskew, the show drew in the  Continue Reading


Helping an islander out…

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 4:21 pm, by

For all the cold we have have coming this weekend, things were hot over on Miller Road yesterday, as the Fire Department were called to contain a fire that destroyed most of a man’s belongings. Here’s the little writeup I received today…(and thank you, Ron, for the pictures) – see if you can lend a  Continue Reading


Stars Lore: A Mythological Musical – this weekend!

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm, by

The show opens tonight! Here’s more about it (including a full cast list), and here’s a little video that Teddy Deane sent to you & me that gives you a taste of what’s ahead (put together by Ken Serratt):

Grand opening – San Juan Supplements!

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 9:34 am, by

I checked out Jerry & Dennis‘ operation, and you’re gonna love it – they’re located right next to San Juan Fitness (where the Computer Place was, till Paul moved down the street to where The Spirit Tree was, next to Radio Shack)…and they have their Grand Opening this weekend – here’s more: Grand Opening Scheduled  Continue Reading

New photos from Anand…

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 7:46 am, by

You’ve seen the photos on the walls of the Golden Triangle – they are all taken by my friend Anand Khokha, who lives here a chunk of the year, and spends another good chunk traveling & taking wonderful pictures. I love the way he captures the spirit of the people and places he encounters, around  Continue Reading

Around the island….

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 7:34 am, by

Here we go, as we head into a cold weekend…. • Thinking about the weather? Click on the “Weather” link in the masthead above, under her shell. • I heard Jess Oldwyn & her boyfriend Danny are planning a summer wedding for next year – congrats, you guys! • Tito & Kris Bayas delivered their  Continue Reading

Get ready for December…

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 5:58 am, by

The great thing about this show is …it’s great. Get it on your calendar now, and, if you like, book it . Here’s more from Helen at Island Stage Left: Island Stage Left is proud to present this unique and lovely holiday production  – suitable for the whole family. In addition to the public performances,  Continue Reading

Thought for the day: Why wreck a blank canvas?

Posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:45 am, by

I was just checking Derek Sivers‘ blog & thought I’d share his new entry… Why wreck a blank canvas? At the last apartment I rented, everything was white on white when I arrived.  White walls, counters, table, furniture, and carpet. So I took it one step further, bought five blank canvases, and hung them around  Continue Reading


The world’s greatest office…

Posted on November 18, 2010 at 9:21 am, by

Celebrating his second anniversary as the manger of Friday Harbor Airport, David Ryan reflects on his good fortune. He has, to start with, what must be one of the coolest offices in the world. Originally a working air traffic control tower in Port Angeles, the Friday Harbor tower was purchased with funds donated by local  Continue Reading

Saturday: Playing tonight!

Posted on November 18, 2010 at 12:42 am, by

It’ll be fun to hear Kate Schuman & Tom & Tami Doenges at the Rumor Mill tonight – here’s a note from Kate: Tom, Tami, and I are excited to be playing The Rumor Mill this Saturday night starting at 7:30.   We’ve worked up some new tunes, but we promise to play all your old  Continue Reading

South Beach, this morning….

Posted on November 17, 2010 at 1:06 pm, by

2011 San Juan Island Farm Products Guide

Posted on November 17, 2010 at 12:04 am, by

2011 San Juan Island Farm Products Guide: WSU Extension is in now compiling the 2011 Farm Products Guide for San Juan Island. If you are a local farmer or producer using local products (food, fiber, etc.) and would like to be included in this popular marketing and informational guide, please contact Candice Jagel (370-7664  Continue Reading

Around the island….

Posted on November 16, 2010 at 11:02 pm, by

There are always things to do & places to go & people to see: • Remember to plan to go by the Library to meet Margie tomorrow, if you haven’t already. That’s at 4:30-6:30, Thursday night… • FHHS senior Madi McPadden wanted you to know about a special deal this weekend: This is on behalf  Continue Reading


Enough with the garbage….

Posted on November 16, 2010 at 10:39 pm, by

This is a note I got from my friend Stephanie about what she & her husband Jeff have been finding along the roads….I think it’s a pretty cogent call to clean our act up. Here’s more: Dear Ian, A couple weekends ago my husband and I spent close to six hours cleaning up the litter  Continue Reading

Food corner: What’s happening!

Posted on November 16, 2010 at 10:12 pm, by

OK, I took a walk around & discovered amazing things – here’s my report: • Coho Restaurant has their Sushi Wednesdays underway – drop in today 11:30am-2:20pm & check it out! Anna Maria says, “Hope to see you tomorrow for sushi on Wednesday! “There will be albacore sushimi and ebi along with spicey crab roll,  Continue Reading

Community Dinner – Wednesday night!

Posted on November 16, 2010 at 5:44 pm, by


Stars Lore: A Mythological Musical – it’s this weekend!

Posted on November 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm, by

Penelope and her crew have been working on writing & planning & rehearsing this play since late spring, and when I dropped by dress rehearsal last Sunday the kids and adults were having fun getting it ready for you. Based on four mythological stories from around the world, the show has music in it this  Continue Reading

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