Around the island….

Spring has sprung....and keeps springing. :)

Spring has sprung….and keeps springing. 🙂 These were coming in, near the Town offices a few weeks ago – check them now!

Hey, let’s see what see what’s new around the island:

Marc, in action....

Marc, in action….

• You remember Friday Harbor High science teacher Marc Vermeire – he’s teaching in China these days, and also (no kidding) appears in this advertisement in China selling dried seafood – here’s the link (click here!) to a Chinese version of YouTube.


You know, Wolf Hollow‘s sale is in a couple of weeks, but you can start planning now:

Wolf Hollow’s Third Annual Spring Fling Rummage Sale is coming up and we need your gently used items!

We’ll be accepting your tax-deductible donations of household items, clothing, books. furniture, toys and sports equipment for two days prior to the event, April 18 and 19 from 3:00 til 6:00 at The American Legion, Post 163 in Friday Harbor. If you’d like to make arrangements to drop your items off earlier, or if you have any questions, please contact Jan Murphy at (360) 298-2195.

The Rummage Sale takes place Saturday, April 20 at the American Legion from 9:00 to 2:00. Hope to see you there!


Warm & by Penny Harner for Wolf Hollow

Warm & fuzzy….photo by Penny Harner for Wolf Hollow

 Meanwhile, on the wildlife front:

It looks like we got a special delivery from the Easter Bunny when these adorable babies arrived at Wolf Hollow April 1st.  A resident of Anacortes found a litter of three cottontails and took them to Fidalgo Animal Medical Clinic.  From there one of our volunteers picked them up and arranged for transport to Friday Harbor.

Sadly, one of the babies did not survive the first night, but special care is being given to keep the remaining two alive and well.

Baby cottontail rabbits are the most difficult of all furry wildlife orphans to successfully raise or rehabilitate. The conditions in which they survive and thrive is much narrower than that of domestic rabbits. Like all wild animals cottontail rabbits are very prone to fatally over-stressing. They mature much faster than domestic rabbits and when the go down hill, they do so very fast and rarely give us time to correct the problem that caused it.  Successfully raising these bunnies will take a major commitment in time and dedication.

It was cool to hear Spencer & Rachel got married!

It was cool to hear Spencer & Rachel got married!

Wolf Hollow is grateful to our dedicated volunteers and supporters for making it possible for our rehabilitation specialists to care for the many baby animals we will take in during these busy Spring months.  We couldn’t do what we do without you!


Deanna at the Port of Friday Harbor says they have a job opening:

Port of Friday Harbor Marina Maintenance Mechanic Position Available

Excellent full time permanent employment.  Beginning hourly rate $15 to $20 DOE. Full benefit package includes health insurance, vacation and retirement. Duties include janitorial, grounds maintenance, repairs and maintenance of docks and buildings.

Full job description and application on Port website at ‘News Flash’ page . Application due 4pm on April 17, 2013.


The American Legion is collecting for overseas troops at Market Place on Saturday from 8am-6pm. This is a chance to show your appreciation….


Drop by!

Drop by!

It’s coming up – here’s more from Dori & Kate at Stillpoint School:

Stillpoint School is excited to announce our first annual Spring Showcase Tours!

Stillpoint School is now scheduling Spring Showcase tours for prospective families and interested community members. Families are welcome to tour the school and enjoy amazing student work from intensive Social Studies, World Cultures, French, Science, Math, and Problem Solving units!

School tours are available by appointment after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. To learn more about Stillpoint School or to schedule your Spring Showcase tour, please call 378-2331 or e-mail StillpointSchool (at) We look forward to sharing our academic achievements with the community!

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