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.

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April 1, 2009 at 7:21 pm

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder. Ronald Reagan

Stores & restaurants in town: Something old, something new….

April 1, 2009 at 7:15 pm

The more things change, the more they stay the same… A couple of new places opened in town, and a couple moved. The Blue Water Bar & Grill (above) opened its doors on Monday this week. Located in the spot where the Front Street Café was located for a couple of decades, and spreading into  Continue Reading

Stores & restaurants in town: Something old, something new….

April 1, 2009 at 7:15 pm

The more things change, the more they stay the same… A couple of new places opened in town, and a couple moved. The Blue Water Bar & Grill (above) opened its doors on Monday this week. Located in the spot where the Front Street Café was located for a couple of decades, and spreading into  Continue Reading

Like willpower, only easier….

April 1, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Here’s a deal my good friend Rebecca has put together that I’ll bet you’ll like: Rebecca Barnard of Friday Harbor will speak at the San Juan Island Library on April 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. Rebecca is the inventor of LimbaSlim, a new weight release system based on the science of olfactory memory, and  Continue Reading

Response to the state budget for education….

April 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Earlier this week, the state House & Senate released their budgets for the year. Both of them take incredible whacks into an already crippled education budget. Among other things, one concern is essentially setting aside reforms made by voters earlier this decade related to class size. Here’s the response to all this from San Juan  Continue Reading

Update on Jacque Grone….

April 1, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Carol Ford reports: I just got off the phone with Jacque and she sounds wonderful!  She is actually on her way home and is thrilled about that.  She’s feeling a bit sore and is looking forward to sleeping in her own bed but, otherwise, she said she’s doing really well. She’s got another small  surgery  Continue Reading

Sports update….

April 1, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Wednesday night, the soccer boys nearly jumped Cascade Christian, losing 4-2 as a second half surge fell just short, with goals by Pablo Lopez and Cameron Byington closing the gap. The FHHS boys continued their winning ways Tuesday night, thumping Lynden Christian in baseball 13-2 behind senior Richie Ochoa & junior Roy Taylor’s pitching and  Continue Reading

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March 31, 2009 at 10:54 pm

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine. Thomas Jefferson

Checkin' in with Alex and Charles….

March 31, 2009 at 6:26 pm

It’s always good to hear from Alex and Charles… his latest blog posting is a thoughtful look at balancing the needs and values of how you provide cell phone coverage, and where the towers go. Click here to read it! Meanwhile, Alex checks in with busy schedule and reports on her cats Smudge and Moses…one  Continue Reading

Checkin’ in with Alex and Charles….

March 31, 2009 at 6:26 pm

It’s always good to hear from Alex and Charles… his latest blog posting is a thoughtful look at balancing the needs and values of how you provide cell phone coverage, and where the towers go. Click here to read it! Meanwhile, Alex checks in with busy schedule and reports on her cats Smudge and Moses…one  Continue Reading

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