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Ian Byington

I’ve been writing this & adding to it since 1997, and it has morphed into what you see now during that time – a collaborative effort between our community and me to tell the story of what makes an island tick, and to celebrate the cool things that happen.

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Here’s the San Juan “Puget Sound Champions”!

September 6, 2012 at 7:42 pm

San Juan “Puget Sound Champions” honored for protecting and restoring Puget Sound The Puget Sound Partnership honored the San Juan Salmon Technical Advisory Group as a “Puget Sound Champion” for exceptional work protecting and restoring habitat and implementing the Action Agenda—the regional plan for restoring the health of Puget Sound. The ceremony occurred at the  Continue Reading

FANS – this weekend!

September 6, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Just got the word from Tracy at Island Rec: The FANS Carnival is this Sunday September 9th from noon till 3 at the Elementary School!  Here is the link, for more information: What a great way to send off summer and welcome fall!  The weather is going to be beautiful, so why not volunteer for the dunk  Continue Reading

Around the island….

September 6, 2012 at 6:19 am

Let’s see what’s going on…. • After his accident on San Juan Island last week, Orcas resident & author Richard Bach continues to mend in Seattle, but his son says he’s getting better. Here’s more, from the San Francisco Chronicle. ++++++ • Greg Hertel tells me he’s been getting ready for a ride on the Pacific Coast  Continue Reading

Mitchell Hill Trail Connector complete from Young Hill

September 6, 2012 at 6:04 am

• Have you walked this area? It’s awesome, and now the connector is done – here’s more from Mike Vouri & the folks at the National Park: Mitchell Hill Trail Connector Complete from Young Hill Park visitors can now easily access the Mitchell Hill trail area from the Young Hill trail via a new connector  Continue Reading

At Waterworks Gallery this weekend…

September 6, 2012 at 5:41 am

There’s a new show at Waterworks Gallery….drop by this weekend! Here’s more from Ruth: MiXeD ELeMeNTS Michael Dickter – Oil Paintings Caroline James – Mixed Media Painting September 8 – 29 The works of these two painters are evocative. The tactile surfaces of their paintings filled with extensive visual information and provide references to their past work.  Continue Reading

We stuffed the bus!

September 6, 2012 at 5:13 am

This year’s program to gear up for school went great as people from all over the island helped “Stuff the Bus” with school supplies for kids in the school district….here’s a thank you, from Maude at the District office: A heartfelt thank you to our community and to Islanders Bank for supplying an over-the-top barrelful  Continue Reading

Spring Street water main breaks….

September 5, 2012 at 4:32 am

Last Friday, the pipe broke, as you can see….. Here’s the story, from Sherry at FridayHarborNow, with more photos by Kayla Short.  

Catching up with the Hudsons!

September 5, 2012 at 4:21 am

Frank & Sally Hudson have lived on the island since 1975, and are going strong – here’s an update from Charlotte (Hudson) Hart (thanks, Charlotte!) about how they’re doing: Life Celebrations Frank and Sally Hudson of Friday Harbor had much to celebrate recently. On August 25th Frank celebrated his 90th birthday, and as family gathered from off-island, two  Continue Reading

Married: Emily & Ian!

September 2, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Hey, this is great to hear: Emily Langhorne-Howell and Ian Robinson Thomsen were married in Friday Harbor on August 8, 2012.  Emily is the daughter of Dana and Greg Howell of Ketchum, Idaho, and Ian is the son of Marty Robinson and Tim Thomsen of San Juan Island.  Ian graduated from Friday Harbor High School  Continue Reading

What’s up….

September 2, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I hope you get a chance to get around this late summer weekend around the island….let’s take a look around: • You know, with soccer season coming up this week, the soccer association could use some help with referees…got time? Here’s the word from association prez Travis Ayers: We are in real need of soccer  Continue Reading

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