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Around the island….

Posted on October 6, 2010 at 9:14 am, by

What’s up…. • If you got the chance to see Hanna last month, it was awesome! She asked me to post a little thank you to you: Well, I’m headed back to Hollywood to begin my second year as a Musical Theatre Major at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. I can’t help but think  Continue Reading


Wednesday’s news….

Posted on October 6, 2010 at 7:58 am, by

Let’s see what’s going on: • Just heard from Stevie Keys: Friday Harbor Blues Night NEWS FLASH! Starting this Wed 10/6, Blues Night at the Rumor Mill will be going back to winter hours 6-9pm. So, adjust your inner blues clock and come on down! • Over the weekend, I kept hearing that this is  Continue Reading

The Phon-a-thon is coming October 18th!

Posted on October 6, 2010 at 7:02 am, by

One of the fundraisers for the public schools on the island is the annual Phon-a-thon (which I’ll be doing a shift for, this year). This evening event features someone calling you for your donation to help keep the schools strong. I asked the school district folks to help me tell you why this is important,  Continue Reading

Artstock reviewed…it was great!

Posted on October 4, 2010 at 11:54 am, by

Friends at the different galleries around the island that were part of Artstock told me it was gratifying to see all the folks who came by to visit this past weekend…here’s a sample, in pictures, of what was going on.


Remembering the Islands Village Faire…

Posted on October 4, 2010 at 8:37 am, by

Jane Buck got some great phtos from the Islands Village Faire a couple of weeks ago, and sent them over to share – thanks, Jane!

Systems Thinking workshop coming up – sign up this week!

Posted on October 4, 2010 at 6:57 am, by

Tracy Roberson told me about this workshop, which needs folks to register by October 8th this week…I’ve been to Systems Thinking classes & applied it to my business (and a couple of non-profits I help with), and I think you’ll find it really useful – here’s more from Tracy: New Habits of Mind for New  Continue Reading

Good way to spend the evening: “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight”

Posted on October 2, 2010 at 9:21 am, by

Hey, I went to see the play at the Community Theatre last night and it was fun…ever sensitive to telling you WHY it was fun (that would spoil it for you, I’m pretty sure – it IS a thriller, after all), let me tell you that Rachel & Deb & John & Ken do a  Continue Reading

Artstock spotlight: Anne Sheridan & John Sinclair

Posted on October 1, 2010 at 10:39 pm, by

There are a couple of photography studios along the Artstock route – drop in on Anne & John this weekend: Photographer Anne Sheridan welcomes you to her studio to celebrate Artstock this Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4:30 pm. Anne will be showing new works from her “Transform” series. In her images Anne  Continue Reading

The kid’s got it….

Posted on October 1, 2010 at 7:09 am, by

It starts here: Getting kids to eat crap is good for business & bad for them, bad for the earth, and bad for the future. Here’s an 11-year-old who has more sense than the FDA folks who allow what you eat. He’s the real deal – listen. Please listen. (BTW, Bill Keener in the five  Continue Reading


Wolverines beat LaConner in shootout, 1-0

Posted on October 1, 2010 at 12:51 am, by

It will rank as one of the great games of the Friday Harbor High soccer program, and one of the more memorable. LaConner and FHHS battled for two halves and had a 0-0 draw after 80 minutes. Overtime didn’t add anything to the score, so it came down to a shootout, with Wolverine keeper Rhiana  Continue Reading


Remembering Francesco…

Posted on October 1, 2010 at 12:12 am, by

This weekend is the feast day of St. Francis, with The Blessing of the Animals on Saturday at St. Francis Catholic Church as well as a joint Lutheran/Episcopalian service (Blessing the Animals) at St. David’s Episcopal Church. So, to add to the occasion, here’s my version of Brother Sun, Sister Moon, the title song written  Continue Reading

Artstock spotlight: Darleen Nixon

Posted on October 1, 2010 at 12:01 am, by

It’s this weekend! Artstock runs for Saturday & Sunday – here’s the story about THAT. One of the studios to drop by this year – Darleen Nixon. Darleen Nixon creates jewel-like glass beads. The technique she uses is called “lampworking” because the artisans who invented this method used wax or oil lamps to melt their  Continue Reading


Thursday, around the rock…

Posted on September 30, 2010 at 9:54 am, by

Let’s catch up with each other a bit: • Kay Kohler tells me last week’s Blood Drive had over 84 folks show up to donate – way to go! The next time the Blood Bank folks come is right before Christmas – good time to give! • Have you ever seen The Oaks from the  Continue Reading


Friends and neighbors…

Posted on September 30, 2010 at 8:27 am, by

Last week, Michele Wassell (Creative Freedom Photography – check her out…she has awesome pictures!) was out on a trip with Jim Maya’s Charters when she caught this humpback visiting a cruise ship which was headed west out the Strait of Juan de Fuca, off the Victoria waterfront.


A very, very fine house…with two cats in the yard

Posted on September 30, 2010 at 8:10 am, by

I hope you get up this morning with someone to sing this to (or someone you used to sing it to, or someone you hold in fond memory)…it’s Crosby, Stills, and Nash:

A month to go for Rich & Laura Jo….

Posted on September 30, 2010 at 7:54 am, by

Ballots for the general election are due on November 2nd this year, and in this island’s only contested election, voters in the Second District will choose between incumbent Rich Peterson and challenger Laura Jo Severson. To give you a chance to get to know the candidates before it’s time to choose, here are their websites:  Continue Reading


Island life….

Posted on September 30, 2010 at 7:30 am, by

Sometimes when you live on an island, you think you see so much, and yet you see so little…. (cartoon courtesy of our friends at xkcd):

The Style…

Posted on September 30, 2010 at 12:03 am, by

It’s called The Style, and it’s time for you to get your tickets now! Here’s more from Vernadel: Are you Stylin’???? How many times have you wondered where you can find items on San Juan Island?  The Style was created as an opportunity for businesses to showcase the variety of merchandise available HERE and we  Continue Reading


Bon voyage, Hobbes!

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 11:06 am, by

Checked in with Hobbes, who is taking off this week…I know I’ve learned a lot from this gentle & well-spoken friend, including his wisdom about the right way to eat (see his blog, here)…drop by his party tonight at the Rumor Mill, where he’ll probably play a couple of harp tunes as well – here’s  Continue Reading


Morning song….

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 9:11 am, by

A little song from 1967, with Donovan:


“I’ll Be Back Before Midnight” starts Friday, October 1

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 8:39 am, by

Jan from the Community Theatre has the lowdown on the play that opens this weekend – here’s more: Boo!  Are you ready to put a little scare into your life? How about some nervous laughter? SJCT’s fall thriller, Peter Colley’s I’ll Be Back Before Midnight starts THIS Friday, October 1 with a discounted sneak preview  Continue Reading


Now you can burn…

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 6:41 am, by

San Juan County Fire Marshal Steve Marler says it’s OK to burn, starting this weekend: OPEN BURNING SEASON BEGINS Effective October 1st, residential and commercial burn permits are available for purchase. Residential permits allow for fires up to ten feet in diameter.  The permit fee is $15.  Permits will be valid through June 30, 2011.   Continue Reading

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