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Daylight saving time…it’s November 1st!

Posted on October 25, 2009 at 9:00 pm, by

Here’s more! -oo-

Visiting for homecoming…

Posted on October 25, 2009 at 5:57 pm, by

It was nice to run into Amelia Stegman and her mom Yolanda Sunday afternoon at the Naked Bean (which may be America’s Coffeehouse)…she was on her way back to Pacific Lutheran after a weekend here.

Finding your caretakers….

Posted on October 25, 2009 at 5:46 pm, by

Here’s a post from Stephanie Walker’s blog that explains how she & her husband decided to move here (their blog is called Love in the Time of Foreclosure….)

Birthday in a beautiful fall….

Posted on October 25, 2009 at 3:27 pm, by

I love the pictures on Nan Simpson’s blog, which includes the news of Steve’s October birthday, great pictures of autumn on the island, and a cake you’ll wish you had a bite of….here’s more. Which birthday? Not sure, but she says the song of the day starts like this: “When I get older, losing my  Continue Reading

Another new islander….

Posted on October 23, 2009 at 12:47 am, by

Jenny from the Whale Museum was on hand for the naming, and files this report (click here for photos of the calf, from the Center for Whale Research): The Samish Indian Nation Names New Calf (J-45) On Saturday, October 17, 2009, the Samish Indian Nation held a traditional potlatch naming ceremony for J-45, the newest  Continue Reading

Notes around town….

Posted on October 23, 2009 at 12:12 am, by

Here are some things you’ll need to know, around town & around the island: • The Community Theatre’s production of Carmen is this weekend – Saturday’s show is sold out, but Sunday’s matinee still has tickets. • Yesterday was Angela Bolger’s birthday, as everyone who went through Friday Harbor Espresso’s drive thru knows…. • Are  Continue Reading

Sports update….

Posted on October 23, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

• The varsity football guys are warming up for Friday night’s homecoming game at 7:30pm with Meridian; the junior varsity gets going at 5pm. (The homecoming parade through town is at 4:15pm, by the way.) • The soccer team (who are 11-4 after beating Mount Vernon Christian on Tuesday & losing to Seattle Christian Thursday)  Continue Reading

A new islander…

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 10:36 am, by

Just Tuesday at 9:39pm, Maren Olivia Ellingson (daughter of Matt & Andrea Ellingson!) checked in to the world at 6 pounds 12 ounces & 20.5 inches…and everybody’s doing fine!

Thanksgiving….

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 10:07 am, by

Hey, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for reading the Update. Each day is a little celebration of the cool things that make us all glad we live here, and I appreciate that you’re along for the ride. Without you, I’d be just another San Juan Island islander writing in his  Continue Reading

Emily heads for Peru…

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 9:53 am, by

Local activist & all-around great person Emily Bayuk-Johnson is heading for a four-minth stint in Peru to help build a community center. The folks who live in San Francisco de Asis need a place for child care, education and skills-development training, so the Lake Union Crew Outreach Foundation (Emily rows for ‘em, too) is extending  Continue Reading

Festival of Trees…gonna be different this year…

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 9:45 am, by

It’s in December, but I reckon this is as good a time as any to get started with your planning. The 20th Anniversary has the Community Theatre bringing in a famous auctioneer named April Brown…here’s more, from SJCT’s Jan Bollwinkel-Smith: Its theme of “20 Magical Years” also means shaking things up for the annual Festival  Continue Reading

You can help with the Garage Sale!

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 9:22 am, by

Tanja at the elementary school sent this over (above)…see if you can help out!

Thinking Like An Island… with a gracious rebel

Posted on October 21, 2009 at 11:30 pm, by

Ryan Browne wrote to tell me about this & to invite you to come: Michael Ableman: Thinking like an Island October 23 in Friday Harbor The San Juan Island Agricultural Guild and the San Juan Island Farmers’ Market is sponsoring Salt Spring Island farmer, writer, speaker and photographer Michael Ableman to speak at the upcoming  Continue Reading

Keep an eye on yourself….

Posted on October 21, 2009 at 11:19 pm, by

To start, here’s the posting on the County website with the latest news for H1N1 – be sure & read it! Then, I found & wanted to post the listing below to help you & me tell if we had the flu…here’s the scoop: From American Red Cross: The Difference between Cold and Swine Flu  Continue Reading

Bob & the Byrds…

Posted on October 21, 2009 at 9:47 pm, by

When you hear somebody say, “I’m just worn out today,” or “I’m so tired,” are you like me? Immediately the poem forms in my head: Though I know that evenin’s empire has returned into sand Vanished from my hand Left me blindly here to stand but still not sleeping My weariness amazes me, I’m branded  Continue Reading

Bob & the Byrds…

Posted on October 21, 2009 at 9:47 pm, by

When you hear somebody say, “I’m just worn out today,” or “I’m so tired,” are you like me? Immediately the poem forms in my head: Though I know that evenin’s empire has returned into sand Vanished from my hand Left me blindly here to stand but still not sleeping My weariness amazes me, I’m branded  Continue Reading

A school system to brag about….

Posted on October 21, 2009 at 9:05 pm, by

I was looking over the San Juan Public Schools Foundation website & they just updated it with a long list of cool stuff the kids have done in the past year or so. You owe it to yourself to check it out – the site’s list is located here. (And there’s a “Donate now” button  Continue Reading

Rare bat found on the island…

Posted on October 21, 2009 at 6:21 pm, by

Rare? We thought it was maybe extinct, since it hadn’t been seen since the 1940s on the island. But Russell Barsh and Boyd Pratt found one, as KING5 reports, with video.

The Phone-A-Thon gets the job done…

Posted on October 21, 2009 at 6:07 pm, by

I asked Lisa Anderson how the PAT went on Monday, and she said it was a good one, especially in the present economic climate: The San Juan Public Schools Foundation held their annual Phon-A-Thon Monday evening and the community “answered the call” to the generous $50,000 matching challenge from KINGS MARKET and FRIDAY HARBOR MARKETPLACE  Continue Reading

Getcha punkins now!

Posted on October 21, 2009 at 10:50 am, by

There were still a bunch left out front of the Market Place this morning, as you can see…get yours soon!

Hey, you – sign up to be a Reading Buddy!

Posted on October 20, 2009 at 2:28 pm, by

In the past, we’ve had more kids signed up than volunteers…time to turn THAT around! Here’s the scoop from Melina: The San Juan Island Library is seeking adult volunteers to help in its Reading Buddies program. An orientation session for new and returning volunteers is scheduled for Thursday, November 5th from 5:00 to 6:00 pm  Continue Reading

Free classes at the Village…

Posted on October 20, 2009 at 8:54 am, by

Last week’s session had a good turnout, even with the the rain. Here’s more from San Juan Healthcare’s Susan, for Thursday’s free class at 5:30pm at Village at the Harbor (these classes are a community service): Hope you can come to the Healthy Heart community meeting to be held Thursday evening. We had a wonderful  Continue Reading

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