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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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It's the San Juan Singers this weekend….

March 30, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Jan over at the Community Theatre says it’s a continuation of the Town’s 100th birthday: San Juan Singers Present “Our Town. Our Music. Our Lives.” San Juan Island’s community chorus sings their way through the century on Saturday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 5 at 5:00 p.m. at the San Juan Community  Continue Reading

It’s the San Juan Singers this weekend….

March 30, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Jan over at the Community Theatre says it’s a continuation of the Town’s 100th birthday: San Juan Singers Present “Our Town. Our Music. Our Lives.” San Juan Island’s community chorus sings their way through the century on Saturday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 5 at 5:00 p.m. at the San Juan Community  Continue Reading

Poetry workshop… this weekend….

March 30, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Adriennne at the Library has a special poetry workshop this weekend at 2pm on Saturday – I’m going to go, and hope you have a chance to, too: I was hoping you could help me spread the word about an upcoming poetry workshop at the Library on Saturday, April 4th from 2-5 in the Meeting  Continue Reading

Catherine: Promoted to VP

March 30, 2009 at 6:22 am

Bob Coleman at Islanders Bank wrote in: The Bank is pleased to announce the following Officer promotion approved by The Board of Directors of Islanders Bank at the March 26, 2009 Board Meeting: Catherine Kenney to Vice President of Network Administration. Catherine has been with Islanders Bank since February of 2003 and we feel very  Continue Reading

Russian Soprano to Serenade the Island

March 30, 2009 at 6:02 am

When the kids were setting up for their concert last Friday, they told me there was a guy who came & played on the piano & rehearsed with a woman who was awesome…I asked around a little, and found out it was the sister of the Spring Street International School’s music teacher – and she  Continue Reading

The Hiyu is back for a spell….

March 30, 2009 at 2:23 am

The little ferry that could is filling in while the Elwha is repaired. In yesterday’s sunny harbor, the Hiyu took over the interisland route as the spring schedule went into effect.

The kids are alright… musicians send $1400+ to Uganda

March 29, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Friday night it was something special… in a bold move towards helping kids in Uganda, six music acts from the island (or formerly from the island) banded together onstage at the Presbyterian Church to raise funds for The Invisible Children (here’s more about the organization, the cause, and the kids it is trying to help).  Continue Reading

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March 29, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist  Continue Reading

Going to the chapel….

March 29, 2009 at 10:00 pm

Stan & Bridget are getting married on April 25th out at San Juan Vineyards (surprised? Stan’s the wine purchaser for King’s grocery store…) I caught up with them in line at the store, as you can see.

Back to the island….

March 29, 2009 at 9:33 pm

It was good to see Seattle U soph Lindsay Youngquist on the boat Saturday with her bro Trevor. She’s back to island for a little visit after spending the last week helping out, doing restoration work in New Orleans. The former FHHS girls’ soccer captain was able to get a visit in with Trevor, as  Continue Reading

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