Around the island.…

Posted April 5, 2013 at 1:07 am by

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.

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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!

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Warm & fuzzy....photo 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!

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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 www.portfridayharbor.org . Appli­ca­tion due 4pm on April 17, 2013.

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

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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) rockisland.com. We look for­ward to shar­ing our aca­d­e­m­ic achieve­ments with the community!

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