The poster winners are…..

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 12:39 am, by

One of the great events of the year on the island is the Children’s Festival in May, and every good festival needs a good poster! Here are the winners for this year’s event: 22nd Annual San Juan Island Children’s Festival Poster Contest Winners! It was a difficult decision to determine who will win this year’s  Continue Reading


Flowers…for you!

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 12:29 am, by

Mary & Smithy kick into gear & offer Ryan’s Rhodies this time of year – so now’s your chance to get yours! Here’s the deal: Ryan’s Rhodies! FOR SALE: ~ Rhododendrons! Dozens of varieties, colors, & sizes • Prices vary according to the plant. Many are in bloom right now. Some are fragrant! Most still  Continue Reading


Passing: Jim Smith

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 9:01 pm, by

Note: The memorial service will be held Friday, April 6 at 5pm at the airport (Westwind’s hangar) James W. Smith (June 26, 1944 – April 1, 2012) Jim Smith passed away suddenly Sunday, April 1, 2012 at his home in Friday Harbor, Washington. Jim’s boat trips to the San Juan Islands inspired him to move  Continue Reading

Around the island, this week….

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 10:19 am, by

What do you have planned for the holiday weekend? Here’s the scene around here, as the weather just gets better & better: • Take a look at Tim Dustrude’s photos on his 365 (366 this year!) blog, as he posts a photo a day. This is the way to start your day right! Beautiful stuff…  Continue Reading

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In your dreams…

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 8:58 am, by

I just heard about this evening that is set for tomorrow night (AND later in the month) with Ann Marie – check it out at Lavendera Massage Center: An Evening of Dreamtime Curious about dreams? Would you like to spend an evening participating in various methods of dream-work and dream-play? New dream journeyers and veteran  Continue Reading

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Island Inn at 123 West – reconstruction ahead

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 1:07 am, by

Just got this note from Scott Hale at the Island Inn at 123 West about some sweet plans ahead: Construction Restarts at the San Juan Islands’ Newest Hotel The Island Inn at 123 West sweetens Friday Harbor lodging with new guestrooms The iconic Island Inn at 123 West development project in Friday Harbor, WA on  Continue Reading

You can win a vacation! AND…it helps the Animal Shelter!

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 12:34 am, by

Just got a note from Leslie at the Animal Shelter – here’s something you’ll want to know! Tickets went on sale today for the Costa Rica Dream Vacation raffle to benefit the Friday Harbor Animal Shelter. Trip includes a 5-night stay at Villa Vigia, a private Mediterranean villa in Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica. It  Continue Reading


“Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me” opens this Thursday…

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 3:17 am, by

Island Stage Left presents its spring play Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. The show opens April 5th and closes April 29th, 2012: Thursdays through Saturdays @ 7:30pm, Sundays @ 4pm. The play, written by award winning Irish playwright and poet Frank McGuinness, is about an Englishman, an Irishman and  Continue Reading

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Tuesday, in the news….

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 1:20 am, by

 Let’s see what’s going on around the island, and around the region: • Remember Ann Larson, who worked for the County Council for a while here on the island? She got a job working with Kevin Ranker when he became a state senator, and now works at Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, where she’s  Continue Reading


Community Project: The garden grows….

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 12:44 am, by

One of the ongoing community projects at Friday Harbor High you pass all the time, the greenhouse across from the high school, is doing well this spring. Update reporter Collin Williamson has more: Master Gardeners, be afraid. There is another pair of green thumbs on the island to be in contest with, and those belong  Continue Reading

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The eats are here on Saturday….

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 12:02 am, by

Looks like the Community Theatre is the place to drop by on Saturday – here’s more from Jan Bollwinkel-Smith at SJCT: The Community Art Theatre Society’s (CATS) annual Elegant Edibles is this Saturday, April 7 from 10 am to noon at the Theatre. This year it gives islanders a chance to find yummy holiday goodies,  Continue Reading


New leadership at the Community Theatre, as Merritt & Steve move on….

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 7:46 pm, by

The organizational structure of the Community Theatre has been changed in the wake of the departures  (June 1st) of Merritt Olsen & Steve Judkins – here’s the way things will be set up, in this report from Jan Bollwinkel-Smith: The San Juan Community Theatre board of trustees is pleased to announce new management roles for  Continue Reading


Getting the week going….

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 10:41 am, by

I know you got out in the sun yesterday…I can tell by the almost-burn you get in the early spring.  It was a great day…here’s more, from around the island: • Wasn’t Charlotte’s Web a great show? It was nice to see a show in which friendship is the story, and the good guys win  Continue Reading

Something for the kids to do next week during spring break….

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 7:37 am, by

I was glad to hear Courtney Oldwyn has her well-received camp going next week…I know a lot of mamas & papas that are gonna like hearing this, out at Blazing Tree Ranch (call for directions): Dirtstompers Kid’s Horse Camp Tues, Wed, & Thur on April 10, 11 & 12 4-6 years old – 9am-noon 7-12  Continue Reading


Soccer: Wolverines top Nooksack Valley 2-1

Posted on April 1, 2012 at 10:57 pm, by

Our young soccer team has found out what varsity soccer is all about through their first few games of the season, but their never-say-die attitude paid off as FHHS won 2-1 last week for their first win of the season at Nooksack Valley. Playing on a sloppy & wet field in a downpour, Max Haenel  Continue Reading


Report: ROV teams getting ready

Posted on April 1, 2012 at 10:20 pm, by

It was great to hear from the kids that the school ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) teams are coming together this spring – they did a great job in last year’s competition, and have high hopes this year. Here’s more from FHHS team members Marga Eshelman, Audrey Olshefsky, and Michael Barsamian: FHHS and middle school ROV  Continue Reading


Opening tonight at the IMA: Anna Skibska

Posted on March 31, 2012 at 6:58 am, by

Emily Reed reports an exciting new show at the IMA, across from The Market Chef: The exhibition, “Anna, Anna Skibska”, March 31-June 1, opens at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art with an evening reception March 31. Skibska, who describes herself as a visual storyteller, is creating site specific work for the Museum on  Continue Reading

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Earth Hour…tonight at 8:30pm

Posted on March 31, 2012 at 6:50 am, by


“Charlotte’s Web” takes the stage this weekend!

Posted on March 29, 2012 at 11:20 pm, by

I hope you get a chance to take your kids to see Charlotte’s Web at the Community Theatre this weekend…I got a chance to see the dress rehearsal Thursday night & it looks like a sweet show, put on by the middle school  & directed by Penelope Haskew. It’s fun to see each of the  Continue Reading


What’s up….

Posted on March 29, 2012 at 8:25 am, by

Let’s take a look around… • At Lavendera Massage Center, there’s a special evening planned: “Riding the Waves of Change” How’s your surfing? Lavendera’s first open forum evening discussion. A time for expansion, evolution and sharing. Thursday  March 29, 2012,   7 – 9 p.m. 285 Spring Street • 378-3637 +++++++++ • It always amazes me  Continue Reading


Soroptimist awards inspirational women….

Posted on March 29, 2012 at 8:06 am, by

Lori Stokes says yesterday’s well-attended lunch meeting was inspirational, and here’s why: Soroptimist of Friday Harbor honored the recipients of the service club’s annual awards at its Notable Women’s Luncheon held on March 28. Mollie Kohring of Lopez Island received the Violet Richardson Award, given each year to a young woman between the ages of  Continue Reading

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