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Seeking balance…

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 8:58 am, by

Tomorrow the equinox comes along, which is always a nice reminder that brighter days are ahead, because…longer, brighter days ARE ahead. No way out on that – and it’s been especially nice the last couple of months to have longer, sunnier days. As equinox is the day that night & day are about equal in  Continue Reading

Next up….

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 1:09 am, by

What’s happening: • Last night the Wolverine softball girls topped Coupeville 13-2 behind Kerri Goff’s pitching & some nifty fielding by the FHHS infield. The girls head for a jamboree this weekend… Meanwhile, there is still action this weekend at home – the Black Tigers (eighth graders) play visiting Granite Falls on Saturday at 11:30am  Continue Reading

Soroptimists raise $15K…

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 12:24 am, by

Last weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day Dinner went great! Here’s the scoop from Marie Dicristina: St. Patrick’s Fundraiser Success! Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor thanks the 160 people that attended the 11th annual St. Patrick’s Extravaganza on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the SJ Yacht Club.  The gracious audience enjoyed wonderful live music from Opa, the  Continue Reading

From the air…

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 2:15 am, by

This is a photo that Ken Olson shot when he went for plane ride with Peter Wangoe last summer…. Click here to see a huge, wonderful screen-filling version. Which rocks. Bigtime.

Little bits around the island…

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 2:11 am, by

Notes, notes & little notes: • Former FHHS MVP Richie Ochoa earned his first collegiate start at Washington State on Tuesday, as you can see in this little story. Go, Richie! • Have you gotten used to Islanders Bank‘s new hours? Here’s a look. • Dr. James Asher (yep, that’s Jeff‘s dad) just happens to  Continue Reading

Film shoot planned for the island…wanna help?

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 12:01 am, by

Zack & Scott called ’cause they’re making a film, and wondered if you’d like to be involved – here’s more: Creepy Film Shoot Set for San Juan Islands this fall Award-winning indie filmmakers Scott DiLalla and Zack Coffman (One World Studios Ltd.) have to decided to shoot their new film in the area and are  Continue Reading


Posted on March 17, 2010 at 10:22 am, by

Around the island, lately….

Posted on March 17, 2010 at 8:41 am, by

Let’s see what’s going on….. • In the Conservation District election – the first round of votes is in with Henning ahead of Ed 245-213 or so. Next Monday they’ll count the rest of the ballots that get mailed in (Tuesday was the deadline to get ‘em mailed) & see who gets to serve on  Continue Reading


Posted on March 17, 2010 at 8:36 am, by

It was fun to hear from Jill Urbach about the girls & their cookies: It’s Girl Scout cookie time!  Over the next week or so you will see the island Girl Scouts selling their cookies around town.  If you haven’t seen them, but know one, feel free to call her up and ask for cookies.  Continue Reading

Poetry, writing contest & more….

Posted on March 17, 2010 at 12:55 am, by

Beth & Melina from the Library have more: In recognition of National Poetry Month celebrations in April, the San Juan Island Library is sponsoring a Poetry Workshop for elementary aged kids grades 3 through 6 on Thursday, April 15 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Students will learn how to use their unique voices to craft poems in  Continue Reading

What’s up at Paideia…

Posted on March 17, 2010 at 12:16 am, by

News from Paideia School…first, a report from Lori Miller (photos) & Po Powell about their trip: Paideia School 5th and 6th grades went to the Capitol in Olympia last Friday and visited the senate and house of representatives.  They were voting on ferry expenditures while we were in the viewing area!  Kevin Ranker  and his  Continue Reading

Rescue…on the way…

Posted on March 16, 2010 at 11:25 pm, by

This is a neat consolidation of forces…here’s more from Mike Close: New Assistance Option for Local Boaters Friday Harbor Marine and Towline Marine Assist are pleased to announce a unique partnership to serve the boating community in the San Juan Islands.  The two companies will work jointly to meet on the water towing and mechanical  Continue Reading

Music at the Bean this Saturday….

Posted on March 16, 2010 at 12:36 pm, by

Over the past few months I’ve gotten to know a talented singer & songwriter named Britt Arnesen from Alaska who’s been staying here on the island with her son Canyon.  She goes by 907Britt when she performs…I like her music, and I’m thinking you will, too. So we’re going to do an evening at The  Continue Reading

Census rolls out…

Posted on March 16, 2010 at 10:07 am, by

Looks like the once-a-decade Census is underway, as the forms were mailed out this week. You’ll probably be seeing ‘em in your mailbox – be sure & fill them out & return them, so we can get a good count. Here’s more from the Associated Press about the national picture. And here’s a local look  Continue Reading

Only 45 tickets left…

Posted on March 16, 2010 at 9:27 am, by

You waited too long & missed Grease last year…they were sold out! You missed the first week of the Playwrights Festival because you put it off… You fooled around and missed the ferry in Anacortes last weekend because you HAD to stop at McDonald’s…. When will the madness end???? This time, I’m TELLING YA –  Continue Reading

What we look like…

Posted on March 16, 2010 at 9:08 am, by

It’s always fun to see the island you love in photos…Wendell Beitzel was here over the weekend of the sixth, and he took some awesome photos of the birds & the harbor & the westside & of his girlfriend Renee. And more. Take a moment to look through these…you’ll be glad you did! (Check ‘em  Continue Reading

Captain Smartypants

Posted on March 16, 2010 at 7:39 am, by

These guys are coming this weekend, and David Bentley started me off with sending a couple of videos of them singing Jingle Bells and Dreidel. Like you’ve never heard the songs before….this is going to be a fun show! Jan from the Community Theatre has more: Get ready to laugh and enjoy the sounds of  Continue Reading

Around the island….

Posted on March 15, 2010 at 10:49 am, by

Let’s see what’s going on around here: • You were probably late to work today if you forget to re-set your clock for Daylight Savings Time. Hope you enjoyed sleeping in. Next up: Equinox, this coming weekend. • I hear former island girl Kristina Thalacker is engaged to her sweetie Patrick Ewing (not the NBA  Continue Reading

Sivers: I don’t need to worry about you

Posted on March 15, 2010 at 10:03 am, by

Each of us has a story about something we remember and treasure about our grandparents. Here’s a little memory (and affirmation) from Derek Sivers: We called my grandfather Papa Bill (as my mom called her grandfather Papa Bill, too.) He’d been in bad health for years.  A few years of false-alarms, but this time he  Continue Reading

Finally…a new car for the chief

Posted on March 15, 2010 at 9:52 am, by

The Town’s Fire Chief now has a new command vehicle…but there’s more to getting it than you might think. Personally, I have a soft spot for people who won’t take “no” for an answer…here’s more from Rick Galer (who is the department’s unofficial historian): Three years ago when Chief Vern Long was hired as Town  Continue Reading

Looking over to the Marine Labs….

Posted on March 15, 2010 at 9:42 am, by

Looks like we may have a grey week, but it has been pretty nice the last couple of months (Last week, someone said, “Looks like it’s spring, again.”)

One door leads to another….

Posted on March 15, 2010 at 9:17 am, by

Over the past few months, Rob Simpson has been setting up the open mike at the Doctor’s Office each Saturady (and other stuff)…but here’s a side of him you might not have known about: Island Resident Opening Some New Doors After a lifetime as a musician and an independent producer in Los Angeles, new San  Continue Reading

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