About the Author
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.

Recent Posts by Ian

Moving on, with you in my heart.…

November 30, 2012 at 10:54 am

Dear friends & read­ers & Update fans, & fam­i­ly, too.… You all already know that I sure like new & inter­est­ing things, and it’s come time for me to take on a new chal­lenge. Josie & I have set things up to re-locate to Vic­to­ria at the end of Decem­ber. This sort of thing rais­es sev­er­al ques­tions: Q.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Around the island.…

November 30, 2012 at 8:01 am

How are you hold­ing up with the wind, all day yes­ter­day & last night? Looks like we have a fair­ly warm (low 50s) day to go with it…let’s look around the island & see what’s up: • Just a cou­ple of week­ends left for the Island Stage Left show “A Walk in the Woods”…be sure  Con­tin­ue Reading

Morning song: “The Wind” with Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam

November 30, 2012 at 7:31 am

Remem­ber this one?

Remembering Sam.…

November 29, 2012 at 4:49 am

Just got the infor­ma­tion from Sam’s fam­i­ly, to pass on to you — Sam Carter passed away last week here in Fri­day Har­bor: A Memo­r­i­al Gath­er­ing with Sam Carter’s ash­es will be held on Sun­day, Decem­ber 2nd at Evan’s Funer­al Home in Ana­cortes from 12:30–2 pm. The “Cel­e­bra­tion of Sam’s Life” will be held on  Con­tin­ue Reading

Around the island.…

November 26, 2012 at 3:51 am

Let’s take a look around the island & see what’s hap­pen­ing — it was a great Thanks­giv­ing week­end, was­n’t it? 🙂 +++++ • Did you get your wreath at the Hol­i­day Mar­ket­place? You still have a chance — here’s more from Tam­my Cot­ton & the senior par­ents: You may have seen us at the Arti­san Fair as we are  Con­tin­ue Reading

Holiday show opens at Waterworks Gallery tonight!

November 24, 2012 at 10:19 am

The open­ing is tonight! Here’s more from Ruth at Water­works Gallery: Water­Works Gallery Twelve Artists in the 12th Month Novem­ber 24 — Dec 21, 2012 Cel­e­brat­ing Twelve Artists in the 12th Month, this show fea­tures recent work in paint­ing, glass, ceram­ic and stone by gallery artists includ­ing Abi Spring, Aman­da Richard­son, Cathy Schoen­berg, Dana Roberts,Elizabeth Bruno, Jaime  Con­tin­ue Reading

Meanwhile, on Friday.…shop local!

November 21, 2012 at 10:13 am

You want­ed to get out & around the island on Fri­day any­way, did­n’t you? Here are some ideas of things you can do, with­out leav­ing the com­fort of your island: • The Island Arti­san’s Hol­i­day Mar­ket­place gets under­way at 10am — here’s the scoop from Rhon­da Scott: San Juan Island Arti­sans are spon­sor­ing their 34th annu­al event fea­tur­ing the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Shopping Spree at Kings Market — wahoo!

November 20, 2012 at 3:01 pm

It was fast & it was fun. It’s been fun the last few weeks to won­der who would get to do the four minute annu­al shop­ping spree that the Lions Club puts on each year, right before Thanks­giv­ing.… This year’s win­ner, Twoie Ridg­way, chose her daugh­ter Sarah Galt & grand­son Don­ald Galt (who tells me the  Con­tin­ue Reading

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